Hyperpianist Denman Maroney in a quintet with Ned Rothenberg, Dave Ballou, Reuben Radding and Michael Sarin, complex and rewarding structured & multi-tempo music.
Maroney, Denman Quintet
Label: Clean Feed
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"Udentity by the Denman Maroney Quintet has the "hyperpiano" as main focus. The title is a word coined by Harry Partch meaning undertone identity. In the tradition of Henry Cowell, John Cage and George Crumb, Maroney offers here a new and very convincing opus of his always imaginative attempts, in a jazz context, to extend the possibilities of the instrument invented by Bartolomeo Cristofori. But because there's much more in Udentity than the piano, and because this complex yet accessible music is structured with different simultaneous tempos, we find him in the company of superlative musicians. Saxophonist/clarinetist Ned Rothenberg is on the top of his guts-and-brain approach to jazz, trumpeter David Ballou adds his "third stream" expertise, and the rhythm section formed by Reuben Radding (bass) and Michael Sarin (drums) contributes with a solid backup to all things happening. A must have, demonstrating what is jazz in this beginning of the 21st century."-Clean Feed
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"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 (http://www.nedrothenberg.com/short&extended_biography.html)
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Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 137
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Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded January 4 & 6, 2008 by Michael Brorby at Acoustic Recording, NY.
Ned Rothenberg-alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
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1. Udentity I 13:16
2. Udentity II 7:23
3. Udentity III 14:52
4. Udentity IV 1:57
5. Udentity V 6:02
6. Udentity VI 7:44
7. Udentity VII 9:58