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The Empty Cage Quartet in 2 compositions that incorporate improvisational systems based on harmonic palindromes & melodic sequences derived from the cycles of the Mayan calendar
 

Empty Cage Quartet
Gravity

Empty Cage Quartet: Gravity (Clean Feed)
Label: Clean Feed    
Released in: Portugal    


"Gravity is the new release by the Empty Cage Quartet, a group that The Wire magazine has called "one of the best things in jazz to emerge in the new millennium." Saxophonist Jason Mears, trumpeter Kris Tiner, bassist Ivan Johnson and percussionist Paul Kikuchi are featured here in one of their most focused and exciting performances on record. The music is comprised of two extended compositions that incorporate improvisational systems based on harmonic palindromes and melodic sequences derived from the cycles of the Mayan calendar. Although these musicians are well-schooled in contemporary and experimental methods of composition, there is nothing overtly intellectual or academic about the musical result. This band is equally at home whether navigating the intricacies of modern chamber music, pounding out a funky groove, or blazing through waves of freebop energy. And they do it all with a bold intensity that is well-honed from years of touring and performing together. This is music that forges a rare union of numerological complexity and visceral groove, brain and guts. And that's what makes this band so special - their music continues to expand and deepen with each new release, reaching toward, in the words of one critic, an "urban folk music of the future.""-Clean Feed Records






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Product Information:

UPC: 5609063001617

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 161
Squidco Product Code: 12336

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded and mixed by Jim Clouse at Park West Studios, Brooklyn, NY, September 22-23, 2008.

Personnel:

Jason Mears-alto saxophone, clarinet

Kris Tiner-trumpet

Ivan Johnson-double bass

Paul Kikuchi-drums, percussion

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Track Listing:

1. Gravity: sections 1-3 8:30

2. Tzolkien 2+9 5:06

3. Gravity: section 4 5:33

4. Tzaolkien 1+13 2:50

5. Gravity: sections 5-7 7:45

6. Tzolkien 3+6+7 3:52

7. Gravity: section 8 8:13

8. Tzolkien 4+5+12 5:03

9. Gravity: sections 9-11 8:58