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Ranging from trio to septet, Herculaneum incorporates a chamber aesthetic into modern improvisational aesthetic with graceful expressiveness and compositional power.

Herculaneum III

Herculaneum: Herculaneum III (Clean Feed)
Label: Clean Feed    
Released in: Portugal    

"The density of the "assemblages of sound" of this septet can achieve orchestral dimensions, but the ensemble is more concerned in deconstructing its timbral and pitch possibilities in duos and trios, and even when everybody is active the focus is on space, not layering. In that respect, nothing new here: Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus had both the same objectives when dealing with big bands. The difference lies in other aspects: Herculaneum mixes the jazz idiom with contemporary classical music and with the appealing melodies of the Romany gypsy brass bands. But there's more: the project was born when drummer, vibraphonist and composer Dylan Ryan decided to do something in a jazz-rock context with his love for the music of Captain Beefheart. Things developed radically from there (sometimes the music seems composed by Messiaen, with arrangements by Gil Evans), but that identity remained. And that's why Herculaneum associate musicians coming from the avant-jazz and avant-rock scenes of Chicago. So, be warned: you've never heard anything like this before."-Clean Feed

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Product Information:

UPC: 5609063001402

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 140
Squidco Product Code: 11497

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded by Griffin Rodriguez at Shape Shoppe, August 2007.


Nick Broste-trombone

John Beard-guitar

Greg Danek- bass

Nate Lepine-flute

David McDonnell-alto saxophone and clarinet

Partick Newbery-trumpet and flugelhorn

Dylan Ryan-drums and vibraphone

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4. Golden Monarch 6:22

5. Eyeball 8:22

6. Lavendar Panther 6:07

7. Egyptian Femme 2:44

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