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Saxophonist & bagpipe player Dunmall's amazing Sun Quartet with Tony Malaby, Mark Helias and Kevin Norton performing live in NYC the day after Dunmall's Vision 2008 Fest show.

Dunmall, Paul Sun Quartet
Ancient and Future Airs

Dunmall, Paul Sun Quartet: Ancient and Future Airs (Clean Feed)
Label: Clean Feed    
Released in: Portugal    

"The day after a rare and triumphant presentation in New York (with Henry Grimes and Andrew Cyrille, at the 2008 edition of the Vision Festival), British saxophonist Paul Dunmall recorded this album with Tony Malaby, Mark Helias and Kevin Norton. It was hot, very hot, in that day (the 15) of June, and the music here recorded has the same high temperature. But that doesn't mean you'll find in "Ancient and Future Airs" an explosion of sounds. His present musical approach, less and less Coltranean (his reference in the use of the tenor saxophone), is meditative, even in the most expansive moments, atmospheric and with a generous use of spaces. In this encounter with American musicians, we find him more close to the free/bop tradition - and that means this CD swings more (blame Helias, very specially, for the balance of this music), and is more bluesy (Malaby's direct responsability), than all those that document his European combos. One particularity of this new edition is the larger timbral spectrum considering that this his a quartet, with Paul Dunmall also playing bagpipes in full effect, Norton adding the vibraphone to the drumset and Malaby choosing the soprano sax as complementary voice. What great combinations they propose for this slow combustion of improvisational skills!"-Clean Feed

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Product Information:

UPC: 5609063001389

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 138
Squidco Product Code: 11231

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded at the Living Theatre, New York on June 16, 2008 by Jon Rosenberg.


Kevin Norton-drums, vibraphone

Mark Helias-double bass

Paul Dunmall-tenor saxophone, bagpipes

Tony Malaby-tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone

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Track Listing:

1. Ancient Airs 49:43

2. Future Airs 9:19