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Saxophonist Dijkstra in compositions commissioned from the North Sea Jazz Festival 2009, 9 works written for Henry Threadgill, George Lewis, Fred Frith, &c.

Dijkstra, Jorrit
Pillow Circles

Dijkstra, Jorrit: Pillow Circles (Clean Feed)
Label: Clean Feed    
Released in: Portugal    

"This project was a composition commission from the North Sea Jazz Festival 2009 and Muziek Centrum Nederland. It was made possible through grants from the Netherland-America Foundation, Muziek Centrum Nederland and Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst Lingering melodies, dreamy abstractions, and clever instrumentations characterize the music of Jorrit Dijkstra. Lingering melodies, dreamy abstractions, and clever instrumentations characterize the music of Jorrit Dijkstra. In his new suite of compositions "Pillow Circles", he matches four American musicians from the New York and the Chicago scenes, Tony Malaby, Jeb Bishop, Jason Roebke, and Frank Rosaly, with fellow Dutchmen Oene van Geel, Paul Pallesen, and Raphael Vanoli, to create a mesmerizing sound world full of extremes in texture and dynamics. On this CD, free jazz meets experimental rock and electronica, with tributes to improvisers George Lewis and Fred Frith, Dutch electronic musician Michel Waisvisz, obscure 1950's alto player Ernie Henry, and (don't be surprised) Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood. The electric guitar plays a prominent role (there are two in action), as well as the sound of some 1970s analog electronics like the Lyricon (a wind synthesizer), and the Crackle Box (Waisvisz' lo-fi invention). And there's the stratospheric blowing section, with saxophones and trombone - you can't miss this rare and astonishing encounter between Dijkstra, Malaby, and Bishop. Undoubtedly, a must have, must listen."-Clean Feed

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Product Information:

UPC: 5609063001662

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 166
Squidco Product Code: 12673

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded on July 12, 2009 Micha de Kanter at PowerSound Amsterdam. Mixed and mastered by Myles Boisen at Headless Buddha Lab, Oakland CA. Produced by Jorrit Dijkstra.


Jorrit Dijkstra-alto saxophone, lyricon, analog synth, crackle box

Tony Malaby-tenor and soprano saxophones

Jeb Bishop-trombone

Oene van Geel-viola

Paul Pallesen-guitar, banjo

Raphael Vanoli-guitar

Jason Roebke-bass, crackle box

Frank Rosaly-drums, percussion, crackle box

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Track Listing:

1. Pillow Circles 34 6:26

2. Pillow Circles 41 7:16

3. Pillow Circles 18 11:13

4. Pillow Circles 55 3:33

5. Pillow Circles 65 7:46

6. Pillow Circles 88 7:34

7. Pillow Circles 19 7:28

8. Pillow Circles 10 4:04

9. Pillow Circles 23 6:40