Using amazing technique including circular breathing, a quick mind, and awesome creative power, multi-reedist Ned Rothenberg presents a tour-de-force in several solo recordings, using sax, bass clarinet and shakuhachi, with works dedicated to Thelonius Monk, Katsuya Yokoyama, Goro Yamaguchi, and Maceo Parker.
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Label: Leo Records
Catalog ID: LEO 187
Squidco Product Code: 5530
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Jewel Tray
December 19, 1991 and June 18 and August 9, 1992
Ned Rothenberg- alto saxophone, shakuhachi, and bass clarinet
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"Composer/Performer Ned Rothenberg has been internationally acclaimed for both his solo and ensemble music, presented for the past 33 years on 5 continents. He performs primarily on alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, and the shakuhachi - an endblown Japanese bamboo flute. His solo work utilizes an expanded palette of sonic language, creating a kind of personal idiom all its own. In an ensemble setting, he leads the trio Sync, with Jerome Harris, guitars and Samir Chatterjee, tabla, works with the Mivos string quartet playing his Quintet for Clarinet and Strings and collaborates around the world with fellow improvisors. Recent recordings include this Quintet, The World of Odd Harmonics, Ryu Nashi (new music for shakuhachi), and Inner Diaspora, all on John Zorn's Tzadik label, as well as Live at Roulette with Evan Parker, and The Fell Clutch, on Rothenberg's Animul label."-Ned Rothenberg Website (http://www.nedrothenberg.com/short&extended_biography.html)
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1. Intimations 11:38
2. The Crux 8:49
3. Epistrophical Notions (To Thelonious Monk) 5:00
4. Do Omoi (To Katsuya Yokoyama) 7:40
5. In The Thick 7:16
6. Maceo (To Maceo Parker) 3:21
7. Sokaku Reibo (The Cranes In Their Nests) (To Goro Yamaguchi) 11:01
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"Excellent solo release demonstrating the complexity and beauty of Rothenberg's style. " The Crux is an appetizer, a signpost in the life America's most intimate composer and improviser. "-Thom Jurek, AMG
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