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Multi-reed and wind player Steve Adams, a member of Rova Saxophone Quartet, in 2000 recordings from San Francisco with his trio of Ken Filiano and Scott Amendola.

Adams, Steve Trio
Surface Tension

Adams, Steve Trio: Surface Tension (Clean Feed)
Label: Clean Feed    
Released in: Portugal    

"A member of the celebrated Rova Saxophone Quartet, saxophonist and flutist Steve Adams develops his own personal projects in the jazz and contemporary music fields with equal praise from both the media and listeners. His trio with Ken Filiano (double bass) and Scott Amendola (drums) is one of the best examples of group improvisation, the pieces seamlessly blending the spontaneous and the composed. This is something only possible when there's a shared concept, extraordinary skills to realize it precisely, and flexibility to create music which is more, much more, than the combination of each part. In his liner notes for "Surface Tension", Adams writes about "the mysterious but vital chemistry that is crucial to making music like this really happen", and it's totally true. Nobody can explain the kind of interaction achieved here, but you only have to listen to it to believe it. When the three musicians perform written music, it is so organic and fluid that it seems improvised, and that makes one thing clear: we're in the presence of extraordinary artists. Do yourself a favor and spend some time with this energetic, liberating music from the frontline of today's jazz."-Clean Feed

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Product Information:

UPC: 5609063001310

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 131
Squidco Product Code: 10897

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2008
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded at Mr. Toad's in San Francisco, CA on January 27, 2000.


Ken Filiano-bass

Scott Amendola-drums

Steve Adams-sopranino, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones, bass flute

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Track Listing:

1. The Another Form in Time Voice 6:24

2. Upper and Lower Partials 7:59

3. Equilibria 5:54

4. Little Ballad 6:29

5. Squeamish 6:44

6. Squelch 7:51

7. Surface Tension 3:14

8. Track 08 0:05

9. Track 09 1:34

10. Cacophony (for Vinny Golia) 9:14

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