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Rudd, Roswell / Dresser, Mark: Air Walkers (Clean Feed)


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Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 066
Squidco Product Code: 7273

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2006
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardstock foldover


Roswell Rudd-trombone

Mark Dresser-double bass

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track listing:

1. Calypso Lite

2. Airwalkers (Take Two)

3. Pregnant Pauses

4. Roz MD

5. Duality

6. Burst

7. Don't Blame Me

8. Lovers Waltz

9. Airwalkers (Take One)
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Clean Feed
Improvised Music
NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv
January 2007
Duo Recordings
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" "You never know enough", says trombonist Roswell Rudd in an interview about his attitude in life and music. He studied with a master - Herbie Nichols; played Monk with another one - Steve Lacy; was part of a legendary free jazz combo with the great John Tchicai, the New York Art Quartet; worked regularly with Archie Shepp; traveled in Africa to perform with local musicians, like the Malian kora player Toumani Diabaté; and he recently jammed with the experimental rock band Sonic Youth and formed an ensemble with Mongolian traditional musicians. Now, we have this duo session with bassist Mark Dresser, who like Rudd is a performer and composer with a personal and distinctive voice. Dresser has a clear love for the duo format, considering his partnerships with Mark Helias, Frances-Marie Uiti, Susie Ibarra, Ray Anderson and Denman Maroney. And in "Airwalkers" he is in an environment that he knows how to deal with very well. The two musicians have complementary approaches: as Rudd shows his fascination for the musics of the world, so Mark Dresser always expresses in some way his background in classical music, and the axis of all this is their musical idiom of choice, jazz, and it's within these parameters that they conceived and played what we hear on this new album: spontaneous inventions and structures with dance forms as a basis, be it waltzes, rags, or ballads. And of course we feel the urge to dance to it, even if what they do with the chosen conventional styles isn't conventional at all. Can you see the wings on your feet?"-Clean Feed

Artist Biographies:

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.

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