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Sandell Trio, Sten / Butcher, John

Sandell Trio, Sten / Butcher, John: Strokes (Clean Feed)
Label: Clean Feed    
Released in: Portugal    

"While everybody was saying that saxophonist John Butcher, the guest musician on Strokes, was a disciple of Evan Parker, the man was already exploring new forms of blowing with a reed, inspired in electronic music (after all, the microphone is the most important tool of any electronica). This is something else indeed. Sten Sandell, the leader of this session, plays piano (listen to those cascades of notes, people!), sings biphonically (more Tibet than Tuva, by the way) and adds more electronics. Bassist Johan Berthling and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love play acoustic, but both of them know very well how to interact with the "non-natural" sounds. We couldn't expect anything else from them, knowing that the first is a member of the electro-acoustic experimental pop band Tape and the other duels frequently with a laptoper extraordinaire of the noise field, Lasse Marhaug. So, this is not your conventional jazz disc, but jazz it is, with a European perspective and a futuristic commitment. The four musicians here play other music idioms besides jazz, beginning with Sandell, also known for his dedications to contemporary composition and performance (Cage, Xenakis, Feldman.) and to a revised form of prog rock, but all those extra activities are reflected in what they do here. Music of our times. Or more precisely: good music of our times."-Clean Feed

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Product Information:

UPC: 5609063000825

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 082
Squidco Product Code: 8307

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardstock foldover

Sten Sandell-piano, voice, electronics

Johan Berthling-doublebass

Paal Nilssen-Love-drums, percussion

John Butcher-tenor, soprano saxophone, amplification, feedback

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Track Listing:

1. study 28:19

2. unsteady 27:00

3. steady 2:57

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