Joe Morris reunites his NY quartet as their last configuration from 2000, with violist Mat Maneri, bassist Chris Lightcap, drummer Gerald Cleaver, and Morris on guitar, bringing us an update on the intently informed collective improvisation that defines this great- band.
Morris, Joe Quartet
Label: Clean Feed
Released in: Portugal
"Balance may be the return of an old Joe Morris project and band, but the always innovative guitarist embraces it as a new adventure. And sure it is: Morris reunion with his former partners Mat Maneri, Chris Lightcap and Gerald Cleaver brings the music to territories never before crossed.
Of course, the years passed and the musicians changed their perspectives and skills, but this happens not only because of their personal evolutions. It's mostly a question of attitude, and this one is clear: not to do what was already done in the past.
Finding resemblances with albums like Underthru and Live at the Old Office is inevitable - after all, they're the same musicians - but what was revealed there is now the point of departure for other paths and solutions. There's another big difference: if Joe Morris was then identified with this quartet, for his own despair, this time it's just one musical investment among others.
As he writes in the liner notes: "One way of approach, one aesthetic, one way of organizing my music isn't enough for me." This man continues to astonish us, again and again...'-Clean Feed
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Label: Clean Feed
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Recorded at Brooklyn Recording, in Brooklyn New York, on December 13th, 2013, by Andrew Taub.
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