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The trio of Dutch clarinetist and alto saxophonist Michael Moore with Vancouver improvisers cellist Peggy Lee and drummer Dylan van der Schyff performing live at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival.

Moore / Lee / Van der Schyff
Floating 1..2..3

Moore / Lee / Van der Schyff: Floating 1..2..3 (Spool)
Label: Spool    
Released in: Canada    

"Michael Moore is so thoroughly identified with New Dutch Swing that a periodic reminder that he is an American is in order. Though the California-born clarinetist/saxophonist is based in Amsterdam, he has also retained a Left Coast profile, often with the Vancouver International Jazz Festival functioning as a tour hub. Recorded at the VIJF in 2000, Floating 1...2...3 (Spool) finds Moore triangulating with cellist Peggy Lee and drummer Dylan van der Schyff, two of Canada's most formidable improvisers, in a LP-length set that glides from one texture-rich zone to another. Though their exchanges are often true to the album's title, there is also a subtle turbulence lurking at the edges of the music, one that occasionally seeps to the foreground. Moore's smoldering concluding clarinet statement is the album's most overt horn-led passage. For the bulk of the program, however, each instrument has equal sonic weight, which creates the sense that the music is constantly on the verge. This begs the question: Does it ultimately go anywhere? Yes: points unchartered."-Bill Shoemaker, Jazz Times

"There are recordings whose titles seem to say it all about their contents, as does this one. Heard in this latest issue from the Canadian label Spool is an intimate and airy (or eerie) sounding trio comprised of Holland-based reedist Michael Moore and the now stalwart Vancouver twosome of Peggy Lee (cello), and her partner, the ever-engaging percussionist Dylan van der Schyff. Released two and a half years after its recording at the Vancouver Jazz Fest, this CD documents three instant compositions in which the guest roams a little further beyond his melodic proclivites to explore more of the sonics of both his clarinets and alto sax. By and large it's the cellist who seems to be guiding the proceedings here, with the drummer pattering behind her and the front man musing along according to his whims."-Marc Chenard, Coda

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Product Information:

UPC: 778224151623

Label: Spool
Catalog ID: SPL118
Squidco Product Code: 12696

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2002
Country: Canada
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, June 2000 by Marc L'Esperance.


Michael Moore-clarinet, alto saxophone

Peggy Lee-cello

Dylan van der Schyff-drums, percussion, &c.

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Track Listing:

1. Floating 1 9:33

2. Floating 2 16:19

3. Floating 3 8:51

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