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Trumpeter Herb Robertson in a double disc of live material with his truly allstar NY band including Tim Berne, Sylvie Courvoisier, Mark Dress & Tom Rainey

Robertson, Herb NY Downtown Allstars
Real Aberration

Robertson, Herb NY Downtown Allstars: Real Aberration (Clean Feed)
Label: Clean Feed    
Released in: Portugal    

"Just mentioning the members of the Herb Robertson NY Allstars makes you want to hear this new double album. The project is, as you might guess from the name, under the leadership of the trumpeter known for using the mutes as complementary instruments and megaphones as electronic processors: Herb Robertson. His sidemen - Tim Berne, Sylvie Courvoisier, Mark Dresser and Tom Rainey - are among the best in the New York avant jazz scene. Add a title like "Real Aberration" and the cover mage of a little dog showing his bizarre teeth, and you are bound to be intrigued. Recorded live in Porto, Portugal, in the beautiful and monumental Casa da Música, only one thing is expected: the music unexpected. And certainly it's not an aberration, unless you're a jazz purist who condemns liberties taken with mainstream norms. his music can boil in intensity and turn on a dime to dreamy-like atmospheres. It can morph to chamber jazz (listen to the magnificent bow work by bassist extraordinaire Dresser) or to the most radical fire music." It can be slow or frenzied, cerebral or visceral, through solo interludes and collective interactions, complex structures and free-flowing improvisations. You couldn't wish for more from any two discs."-Clean Feed

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Product Information:

UPC: 5609063000962

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 096
Squidco Product Code: 9109

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve

Herb Robertson-trumpet / Tim Berne-alto saxophone / Sylvie Courvoisier-piano / Mark Dresser-bass / Tom Rainey-drums

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Track Listing:

CD 1



CD 2



All compositions by Herb Robertson.