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Barrett, Brad / Joe Morris / Tyshawn Sorey : Cowboy Transfiguration (Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

Using a participatory compositional process, the NY trio of Brad Barrett on bass & cello, Joe Morris on guitar, and Tyshawn Sorey on drums, follow a framework to make choices based on density, rhythmic ratios, register, melody, and timbre, encouraged to employ small particles of sounds and blend timbres with an awareness of implied pulse and an inclination to disrupt it.
 

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UPC: 5905279364431

Label: Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!)
Catalog ID: FSR 05|2019
Squidco Product Code: 27458

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2019
Country: Poland
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Firehouse 12, in New Haven, Connecticut, on May 12th, 2018, by Nick Lloyd.


Personnel:

Brad Barrett-double bass, cello

Joe Morris-guitar

Tyshawn Sorey-drums, percussion

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Artist Biographies:

"Brad Barrett is a bassist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator born in Florida, raised in Texas, and currently residing in Jamaica Plain. Brad has been a resident artist at Conservatory Lab Charter School since 2010. Brad holds a BA in Music from Michigan State University, a Master's in Jazz Performance from New England Conservatory and is currently a Doctoral candidate in Contemporary Improvisation at New England Conservatory. Brad has been fortunate to study with many legendary bassists, such as Dave Holland and John Pattictucci, and is an active member of the Boston jazz scene. Brad's background as an improviser brings an important piece to the musicianship of the student body at Conservatory Lab. In his years of teaching at CLCS, Brad believes he has helped to build one of the best public elementary/middle school lower string studios in the country."

-Conservatory Lab (https://www.conservatorylab.org/people/brad-barrett-2/)
11/18/2019

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"Joe Morris was born in New Haven, Connecticut on September 13, 1955. At the age of 12 he took lessons on the trumpet for one year. He started on guitar in 1969 at the age of 14. He played his first professional gig later that year. With the exception of a few lessons he is self-taught. The influence of Jimi Hendrix and other guitarists of that period led him to concentrate on learning to play the blues. Soon thereafter his sister gave him a copy of John Coltrane's OM, which inspired him to learn about Jazz and New Music. From age 15 to 17 he attended The Unschool, a student-run alternative high school near the campus of Yale University in downtown New Haven. Taking advantage of the open learning style of the school he spent most of his time day and night playing music with other students, listening to ethnic folk, blues, jazz, and classical music on record at the public library and attending the various concerts and recitals on the Yale campus. He worked to establish his own voice on guitar in a free jazz context from the age of 17. Drawing on the influence of Coltrane, Miles Davis, Cecil Taylor,Thelonius Monk, Ornette Coleman as well as the AACM, BAG, and the many European improvisers of the '70s. Later he would draw influence from traditional West African string music, Messian, Ives, Eric Dolphy, Jimmy Lyons, Steve McCall and Fred Hopkins. After high school he performed in rock bands, rehearsed in jazz bands and played totally improvised music with friends until 1975 when he moved to Boston.

Between 1975 and 1978 he was active on the Boston creative music scene as a soloist as well as in various groups from duos to large ensembles. He composed music for his first trio in 1977. In 1980 he traveled to Europe where he performed in Belgium and Holland. When he returned to Boston he helped to organize the Boston Improvisers Group (BIG) with other musicians. Over the next few years through various configurations BIG produced two festivals and many concerts. In 1981 he formed his own record company, Riti, and recorded his first LpWraparound with a trio featuring Sebastian Steinberg on bass and Laurence Cook on drums. Riti records released four more LPs and CDs before 1991. Also in 1981 he began what would be a six year collaboration with the multi-instrumentalist Lowell Davidson, performing with him in a trio and a duo. During the next few years in Boston he performed in groups which featured among others; Billy Bang, Andrew Cyrille, Peter Kowald, Joe McPhee, Malcolm Goldstein, Samm Bennett, Lawrence "Butch" Morris and Thurman Barker. Between 1987 and 1989 he lived in New York City where he performed at the Shuttle Theater, Club Chandelier, Visiones, Inroads, Greenwich House, etc. as well as performing with his trio at the first festival Tea and Comprovisation held at the Knitting Factory.

In 1989 he returned to Boston. Between 1989 and 1993 he performed and recorded with his electric trio Sweatshop and electric quartet Racket Club. In 1994 he became the first guitarist to lead his own session in the twenty year history of Black Saint/Soulnote Records with the trio recording Symbolic Gesture. Since 1994 he has recorded for the labels ECM, Hat Hut, Leo, Incus, Okka Disc, Homestead, About Time, Knitting Factory Works, No More Records, AUM Fidelity and OmniTone and Avant. He has toured throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe as a solo and as a leader of a trio and a quartet. Since 1993 he has recorded and/or performed with among others; Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Joe and Mat Maneri, Rob Brown, Raphe Malik, Ivo Pearlman, Borah Bergman, Andrea Parkins, Whit Dickey, Ken Vandermark, DKV Trio, Karen Borca, Eugene Chadborne, Susie Ibarra, Hession/Wilkinson/Fell, Roy Campbell Jr., John Butcher, Aaly Trio, Hamid Drake, Fully Celebrated Orchestra and others.

He began playing acoustic bass in 2000 and has since performed with cellist Daniel Levin, Whit Dickey and recorded with pianist Steve Lantner.

He has lectured and conducted workshops trroughout the US and Europe. He is a former member of the faculty of Tufts University Extension College and is currently on the faculty at New England Conservatory in the jazz and improvisation department. He was nominated as Best Guitarist of the year 1998 and 2002 at the New York Jazz Awards."

-Joe Morris Website (http://www.joe-morris.com/biography.html)
11/18/2019

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"Tyshawn Sorey (born July 8, 1980 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American musician and composer who plays drum set, percussion, trombone and piano.

Since graduating from William Paterson University, Sorey has been a sought-after musician in many different musical idioms. He is both a performer and composer, and has had works reviewed in The Wire, The New York Times, The Village Voice, Modern Drummer and Down Beat. In August 2009, Sorey was given the opportunity to curate a month of performances at the Stone, a New York performance space owned by John Zorn. He was selected as an Other Minds 17 (2012).

Sorey recently completed a Master of Arts in composition at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. In the fall of 2011, he began pursuing doctoral work in composition at Columbia University.

To date, Sorey has released four albums as a leader: That/Not (2007, Firehouse 12 Records), Koan (2009, 482 Music), Oblique (2011, Pi Recordings) and Alloy (2014, Pi Recordings). He has recorded or performed with musicians including Wadada Leo Smith, Steve Coleman, Anthony Braxton, John Zorn, Steve Lehman, Joey Baron, Muhal Richard Abrams, Pete Robbins, Vijay Iyer, Dave Douglas, Butch Morris and Sylvie Courvoisier, among many others."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyshawn_Sorey)
11/18/2019

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track listing:


1. Copperhead Valley 4:28

2. Cowboy Transfiguration Part 1 6:44

3. Cowboy Transfiguration Part 2 6:44

4. Requiem For A Catfish 18:41

5. Slither Cake 16:24
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"The music in this recording is completely improvised, although it is not without specific methodology. These works reframe the concept of composition through frameworks that direct musical activity, and explore a participatory compositional process that unfolds through moment on to on moment interaction. At any time, musicians may choose to solo, play in unison, complement, juxtapose, or make no sound at all. This style of composition asks musicians to make informed decisions based on the activity of other musicians and to co on construct form through collective choices.

In these works, one or all of the musicians may be soloing, we may attempt to play in unison, we might complement the other's choices, we might juxtapose our actions against the other's, or we may elect not to play at all. Within this framework of interaction, musicians are also making choices based on density, rhythmic ratios, register, melody, and timbre. Musicians are encouraged to employ small particles of sounds and blend timbres with an awareness of implied pulse and an inclination to disrupt it.

As compositions unfold, each musician is constantly evaluating their performance in relation to the overall texture of sound. The changing relationships that emerge between musicians creates innumerable sonic possibilities. This compositional framework provides musicians with a basis for shared decision making that defines clear formal divisions and encourages the player to maximize their creative freedom and agency within a given structure.

This methodology is deeply rooted in Joe Morris's book, Perpetual Frontier, but also reflects a synthesis of other influences including the music of Cecil Taylor, Anthony Braxton, Webern, Stockhausen and European free improvisors on specifically Barry Guy and Derek Bailey.

I have been extremely lucky to collaborate with Joe Morris on this recording. He has served as a mentor, collaborator and friend dating back to my days at New England Conservatory. Joe and I have played countless gigs in a trio setting with a variety of rotating collaborators, and this format was a crucial step in my musical development. As I conceived of a debut album, I sought to interact with my favorite improvisers, and Joe was undeniably one of those people.

I considered many different musicians to fill out the trio, but when Joe suggested Tyshawn Sorey, he immediately became my first choice. I've always admired Tyshawn's music from afar. He is simply one of the greatest improvisers on the planet. He is a force of nature; he plays with incredible clarity and intuition, and with a superhuman ability to create and define form.

This music is both delicate and energetic, peaceful and chaotic.

Despite the pointillism and angularity of the music on this recording, I still hear the glimpses of the blues. The blues is part of the sonic landscape where I come from; part of my musical DNA. I hear the blues of the primordial soup. I hear the blues from 265 million years ago when Texas was an inland sea. I hear abstractions of a familiar musical language on refractions of the blues on a collision of glimpses of the ugly, the beautiful, and the unpredictability of the places where the blues arose." on Brad Barrett

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