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Gratkowski, Frank / George Graewe / Paul Lovens

Gratkowski, Frank / George Graewe / Paul Lovens: Quicksand (Meniscus)
Label: Meniscus    
Released in: USA    

"Gratowski, pianist Georg Graewe and percussionist Paul Lovens collide, converge and sometimes even implode during their musical dialogues. Both "Crooked Rose" and "Second Coming" have moments when it's clear the trio is seeking common ground; hearing them ultimately compromise is quite intriguing. "Green Fuse" is the CD's best piece. Here, everyone's on the same page and each solo smoothly flows from the prior player's direction. Still, chaos and fireworks are as much a part of live performance as anything else, and there are plenty of both during these four numbers. The sometimes-ragged quality adds some charm and realism to the CD, and indicates it's possible to forge creditable music out of loose, nearly anarchic settings if the participants truly know what they're doing."-Ron Wynn, Jazz Times

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Product Information:

UPC: 798576342920

Label: Meniscus
Catalog ID: MNSCS 007
Squidco Product Code: 4040

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2001
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded live at Stadtgarten, in Cologne, Germany on January 28th, 1999 by Frank Gratkowski.


Frank Gratkowski-reeds

George Graewe-piano

Paul Lovens-percussion

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Track Listing:

1. Showers 14:51

2. Green Fuse 10:55

3. Crooked Rose 9:15

4. Second Coming 9:12