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Poulsen, Hasse / Tom Rainey: Open Fist (BeCoq)

New York Drummer Tom Rainey met French guitarist Hasse Poulsen to record this album of dynamic duos in the studio, building works that ebb and flow between aggressive sound and reflective harmony, an impressive display of technical, lyrical, and powerful playing.

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product information:

Label: BeCoq
Catalog ID: BeCoq17
Squidco Product Code: 21735

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: France
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Studio Mercredi 9, in Paris, France, on May 8th, 2014, by Gilles Olivesi.


Hasse Poulsen-guitar

Tom Rainey-drums

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track listing:

1. Open Fist 1 7:53

2. Open Fist 2 4:27

3. Open Fist 3 1:47

4. Open Fist 4 8:01

5. Open Fist 5 14:39

6. Open Fist 6 4:25

7. Open Fist 7 4:55
Related Categories of Interest:

Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
Duo Recordings
NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
New in Improvised Music

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"Free conversations in open music. Sometimes the voices are raised and sometimes arguments and anecdotes are just exchanged and elaborated in calm mutual harmony."-Hasse Poulsen website

Artist Biographies:

"Thomas "Tom" Rainey (born 1957, Santa Barbara, California) is an American drummer.

After attending Berklee College of Music he moved to New York in 1979. He has played with American jazz saxophonist and composer Tim Berne, and also with Nels Cline, Fred Hersch, Tony Malaby, Tom Varner, Drew Gress, Kenny Werner, Mark Helias, and Simon Nabatov. A prolific session musician, he has appeared on close to eighty recordings over a career spanning over 25 years.

He released his own first album, Pool School (Clean Feed), in 2010."

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