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Free improvisation from a trio of New Yorkers working in abstract territory but maintaining the pieces in compact works that are succint and spontaneously focused.

Halvorson / Radding / Wooley

Halvorson / Radding / Wooley: Crackleknob (Hatology)
Label: Hatology    
Released in: Switzerland    

"One listen to this CD and that element of trust and synchronicity immediately comes through. This is the kind of music that can only come from musicians who know each other well. It is like dropping in on an intimate conversation. Ideas get launched and then get immediately picked up, morphed, and woven back in. There is also a striking compactness to the pieces. Free improvisation rarely displays the level of succinct structural sensibility at play here. Wooley comments, "In general, we work at making the cleanest, most elegantly simple piece of music that we can. It's not something we've ever been implicit about, but I think that is just the general attitude about improvising that we all share." Here are three musicians who know how listen, how to work together to develop a collective arc, and how to tie it all together to create abstract, spontaneous pieces that span the length of a pop song."-Michael Rosenstein

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Product Information:

UPC: 752156066224

Label: Hatology
Catalog ID: 662
Squidco Product Code: 11220

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve 3 panels
Recorded by Reuben Radding at Studio STATS, Brooklyn, NY on November 5, 2006.


Mary Halvorson-guitar

Reuben Radding -double bass

Nate Wooley-trumpet

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Track Listing:

1. Under the Weight of Aphorisms 2:36

2. The Poor ChewWords to Fill Their Stomachs 5:09

3. In the Teeth of Ideology 5:51

4. Spoilsport 2:58

5. Libidinous Objects & The Decay of Self 5:59

6.Lakehurst, 1937 5:51

7. Quavering Voicesof the Mutilated 8:19

8. In the Application of Standards 4:23

9. Caldwell, 1925 4:12

10. The Cadence of Her Dying Breath 3:03