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Pianist Denman Maroney's quartet with Ned Rothenberg, Reuben Raddin and Michael Sarin, jazz that take modern complexity and makes it audible and comprehensible.

Maroney Quartet, Denman

Maroney Quartet, Denman : Gaga (Nuscope)
Label: Nuscope    
Released in: USA    

"[...] The theme of Denman MaroneyŐs music is complexity; not a single, stand-alone complexity, but a convergence of complexities: the mathematics of pitch and rhythm expressed through partials and ratios; the historical intersections between the experimental music tradition of Cowell, Cage et al and jazz; and a period in jazz history when the impasse between its more mulish doctrines and what are arguably jazz-in-name-only hybrids threatens jazzŐs relevance to the currently emerging generation that will largely set the terms for artistry and innovation in music for the 21st Century...Maroney does not reduce complexity into pat-your-foot jazz on Gaga; rather, he makes it audible and comprehensible, no small feat."-Bill Shoemaker, from the liner notes

"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 (

Related Categories of Interest:

Improvised Music
Rothenberg, Ned
NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv
Quartet Recordings

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Product Information:

UPC: 659897102023

Label: Nuscope
Catalog ID: CD 1020
Squidco Product Code: 9889

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2008
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray

Denman Maroney-Steinway B piano as Hyperpiano

Ned Rothenberg-alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet

Reuben Radding-double bass, bass guitar

Michael Sarin-drums, percussion

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Track Listing:

1. Fowler's Blues 8:43

2. Frogs 5:03

3. Gaga 19:54

4. Detach & Retain 6:15

5. Kilter 8:01

6. Blip 3:15

7. Social Security 4:29

8. Jug 6:19