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A sophisticaed album of modern jazz inspired by the 1968 British TV show of the same name; atmospheric to melodic free music composed by New York bassist Max Johnson and performed with Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone), Mat Maneri (viola) and Tomas Fujiwara (drums).

Johnson, Max / Ingrid Laubrock / Mat Maneri / Tomas Fujiwara
The Prisoner

Johnson, Max / Ingrid Laubrock / Mat Maneri / Tomas Fujiwara: The Prisoner (NoBusiness)

Label: NoBusiness    
Released in: Lithuania    

"Bassist Max Johnson has been building up quite an impressive resume as both a leader and a sideman for a variety of labels. His second release of this year is a collaborative effort with Ingrid Laubrock on tenor saxophone, Mat Maneri on viola and Tomas Fujiwara on drums. You might think that this unit could blow up quite a storm, and indeed they do on a few sections of the recording, but most of the music is given over to slow and atmospheric improvisations. The group shows quite a bit of cohesion and self control in the building of their music, and Maneri's subtle and patient bowing meshes very well with Ingrid Laubrock who is quite comfortable at low volume and long narrow bands of sound. This is an interesting album, definitely worth picking up if you are interested in patient and slowly developing music that envelops you in a sense of unease. It is all the more powerful when the band really lets loose on more feverish improvisational sections, coming as a shock and keeping the listener on their toes throughout the album, developing the sound of surprise and not knowing what might be around the next corner."-Tim Niland, Jazz & Blues Blogspot

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Product Information:

UPC: 4779022-75100

Label: NoBusiness
Catalog ID: NBCD 66
Squidco Product Code: 18846

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: Lithuania
Packaging: Jewel Case
Recorded at Tedesco Studios, in Paramus, New Jersey, on December 20th, 2012, by Tom Tedesco


Ingrid Laubrock-tenor sax

Mat Maneri-viola

Max Johnson-bass

Tomas Fujiwara-drums

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Track Listing:

1. No. 6 Arrival / No. 58 Orange Alert 11:06

2. X04 6:15

3. No. 12 Schitzoid Man (Gemini) 4:52

4. No. 24 Hammer into Anvil 10:37

5. No. 48 Living in Harmony 10:49

6. The New Number 2 7:36

7. No. 2 Once Upon a Time / No. 1 Fallout 14:03

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