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Two cycles of compositions from Fred Frith: "The Big Picture - For Saxophone Quartet and Two Improvising Soloists" and his legendary 90s copositions: "Freedom in Fragments".

Frith, Fred
Big Picture

Frith, Fred: Big Picture (Intakt)
Label: Intakt    
Released in: Switzerland    

"Two cycles of compositions by Fred Frith. There is on the one hand The Big Picture - For Saxophone Quartet and Two Improvising Soloists and then there is the legendary series of compositions Freedom in Fragments that Fred Frith wrote in the nineties.

On The Big Picture the improvisations of pianist Katharina Weber and drummer Lucas Niggli contrast with the notated choir for saxophone of the Arte Quartet.

Fred Frith wrote Freedom in Fragments originally for the Rova Quartet. Here the series of compositions - comprising 23 different pieces that can be played in various arrangements - exhibit brilliant new forms and new interpretations.The two CDs Still Urban and The Big Picture show the uniqueness of Fred Frith's sound world, his range and mastery in composition."-Intakt

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Product Information:

UPC: 7640120191566

Label: Intakt
Catalog ID: INT156
Squidco Product Code: 11341

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded in January 2008 at the studios of Swiss Radio DRS2, Zürich by Ron Kurz.


Fred Frith-electric guitar

Beat Hofstetter-soprano sax

Sascha Armbruster-alto sax

Andrea Formenti-tenor sax

Beat Kappeler-baritone and alto saxes

With special guests:

Katharina Weber-piano

Lucas Niggli-drums

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Track Listing:

1. The Big Picture Part 1 2:05

2. The Big Picture Part 2 2:49

3. The Big Picture Part 3 2:41

4. The Big Picture Part 4 2:07

5. The Big Picture Part 5 2:25

6. The Big Picture Part 6 1:40

7. Introduction: The Power Of Prayer 1:51

8. Some Assembly Required (Soloist: B. Hofstetter) 1:46

9. Hopscotch (For John Zorn) 4:52

10. Confess 0:16

11. Song And Dance 4:21

12. Void Where Prohibited (Soloist: S. Armbruster) 2:31

13. Rosali's Song 6:11

14. Red Rag 3:58

15. Significant Restrictions Apply (Soloist: A. Formenti) 1:51

16. Boyan's Problem 4:07

17. Kick It 3:48

18. Nostalgia 2:02

19. Batteries Not Included (Soloist: B. Kappeler) 1:44

20. T. Square Park Lark (For Frank Zappa) 8:33

21. The Power Of Prayer: Coda 1:43