Three string improvisers with an incredible wealth of experience performing on guitar, bass, and violin in a album of subtle surprise using every aspect of their instruements.
Frith / Leandre / Segel
Tempted to Smile
Released in: Canada
"This record is a journey into the greatest of all destinations : freedom. Between melodies and breaks, guitarist Fred Frith, double bass player Joëlle Léandre and violonist (but also guitarist) Jonathan Segel are calling to freedom; freedom to surrounder to the peripherical functions of the instrument (rubbed, scraped wood, sharp bow, prepared strings), freedom of embraces (the soft excesses of the interlaced strings of Smell My Halo), freedom to tell us a story while dislocating it and most of all, freedom to exist without the weight of the codes, the functions and of what will be said.
Tempted To Smile doesn't really surprise us when whe know the implication of these three wise-wizards, wonderful surveyors of the incredible and the shared moment. The music spings up, there, alive, vibrating, ready to accept its most beautiful (and risky) transports.
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Catalog ID: SPL120
Squidco Product Code: 2217
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded November 2002, mixed March 2003 at Guerilla Recording by Myles Boisen.
Jonathan Segel-violin, guitar
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1. From Ice To Steam 3:45
2. Portrait Of A Boy 3:34
3. Sideshow 2:24
4. The Glass Of Absinthe 4:32
5. Smell My Halo 2:45
6. The Palace At 4 Am 6:34
7. Hey Sonny 4:34
8. La Valise 5:42
9. Goodbye Pop 3:37
10. Tempted To Smile 5:13
11. Housecleaning At The Beginning Of The New Year 6:06