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A trio of collective-improvisers recording in NYC's East Village in 2015 for exceptionally sympathetic dialog, instigated by electric keyboard improvisor Thollem McDonas, with Nels Cline on guitar and Charles Gayle cohort Michael Wimberly on drums; Fred Frith liner notes!
 

Thollem / Wimberly / Cline
Radical Empathy

Thollem / Wimberly / Cline: Radical Empathy (Relative Pitch)

Label: Relative Pitch    
Released in: USA    


"I love this record. I thought I probably would, but the reality surpassed my expectations. Maybe because so many more questions are posed and elegant solutions put forward than I had imagined before I heard it. About tuning and timbre. Density and openness. Repetition and memory. About style and genre and the nature of technique. Flashes of Larry Young and Tony Williams Lifetime when they were re-defining jazz forever. Tristano. Sharrock. Subtle alterations, treatments, processes. Relentless kinetic energy. Above all, an appreciation for how to find and hang on to your place in a narrative unfolding at speed. For the fact that structure is not what is imposed, but what is revealed. For how the recording process affects sound and performance. If empathy is the capacity for putting yourself in someone else's shoes, then these are truly empathetic players, which we hear at every twist and turn. But I'm also struck by something about physics, about the nature of mass and the strength of mutual gravitational attraction. This music seems to exist as much on that basic level as on any other, and as such it is compelling and fun. Like watching asteroids. Or blades of grass. Or shoals of fish. Or birds."-Fred Frith, from the liner notes






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Product Information:

UPC: 616892297840

Label: Relative Pitch
Catalog ID: RPR-1041
Squidco Product Code: 20901

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at Rivington 66 in New York City, New York in February 3rd, 2015 by Eli Crews.

Personnel:

Michael Wimberly-drums

Nels Cline-electric guitar, effects

Thollem-electric effected acoustic piano, analog outfitters AO44, modified electric piano/effects.

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Track Listing:

1. Radical Empathy 3:42

2. Rain Drops To 2:36

3. Rouge Thinkers 3:14

4. Pores 3:03

5. Thinkers Mix 4:14

6. Howled Ground 5:13

7. The Middle 4:50

8. So To Seep 3:00

9. Thought Pools 5:01

10. The Second Middle 2:35

11. To The Core 4:14

12. Pools Up 2:26

13. Of Being 3:08