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Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 043
Squidco Product Code: 5164
Packaging: Jewel Tray
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"Since the early 1980s, Dresser has refined several approaches to playing the complete string that are now central to his music, including two-handed string tapping and methods of pressuring and/or releasing the string. Transforming normally soft timbres into major, even defining components of a performance is an ambitious proposition, even if the artist is availed a pristine environment like IRCAM. But, Dresser has had to contend with the colliding realities of performance, hardware and travel. ... The double bass has always had the capacity to make music such as Dressers; but, it needed Dresser to prove it. In the process, Dresser affirms the human endeavor of unveiling the fantastic"-Bill Shoemaker
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Mark Dresser is a Grammy nominated, internationally renowned bass player, improviser, composer, and interdisciplinary collaborator. At the core of his music is an artistic obsession and commitment to expanding the sonic, musical, and expressive possibilities of the contrabass. He has recorded over one hundred thirty CDs including three solo CDs and a DVD. From 1985 to 1994, he was a member of Anthony Braxton's Quartet, which recorded nine CDs and was the subject of Graham Locke's book Forces in Motion (Da Capo). He has also performed and recorded music of Ray Anderson, Jane Ira Bloom, Tim Berne, Anthony Davis, Dave Douglas, Osvaldo Golijov, Gerry Hemingway, Bob Ostertag, Joe Lovano, Roger Reynolds, Henry Threadgill, Dawn Upshaw, John Zorn. Dresser most recent and internationally acclaimed new music for jazz quintet, Nourishments (2013) his latest CD (Clean Feed) marks his re-immersion as a bandleader. Since 2007 he has been deeply involved in telematic music performance and education. He was awarded a 2015 Shifting Foundation Award and 2015 Doris Duke Impact Award. He is Professor of Music at University of California, San Diego.- Website (https://www.mark-dresser.com/bio)
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