Loud, agile and brilliantly odd Brooklyn quartet of saxophonists Darius Jones & Travis Laplante, guitarist Andrew Smiley and drummer Jason Nazary in their 7 part "Throat".
Label: Aum Fidelity
Released in: USA
"Brooklyn quartet Little Women create music whose aim is transcendence via brutally precise sonic assault and ascendant melodies, attacking written and improvised material with equal ferocity. The group's sound distilled from a broad range of influences that stretch from free jazz through math metal, punk rock, pop music, and harsh noise.
Saxophonists Travis Laplante and Darius Jones breathe together as one multi-tongued exquisite beast reveling in higher harmonics, splitting overtones to create ghost notes. Together with guitarist Andrew Smiley and drummer Jason Nazary, they create intricate yet whiplash-bestowing riffs which morph on a dime into ever-exploratory sub-groupings. There are also moments of quiet ringing-tone reflection on what has been wrought.
Throat is a suite in seven sections designed to be taken in as a whole; it is their full-length debut following their 2008 EP, Teeth, on the Sockets/Gilgongo labels. Throat features cover art by renowned underground guitar maestro Mick Barr (of Orthrelm & Ocrilim). Darius Jones, who plays alto sax in the group, released his year-end Jazz best-of-list topping debut, Man'ish Boy on AUM Fidelity in October 2009. Little Women reveals a wholly different aspect of his musical personality, to say the least.
Members of Little Women have recorded and/or performed with some of the top names in jazz/improvised music such as-Anthony Braxton, Steve Lacy, Mark Dresser, Jim Black, Trevor Dunn, Dave Liebman, Joe Lovano, George Garzone, Chad Hugo (The Neptunes), Gerry Hemingway, Joe Morris, Matt Wilson, Michael Formanek, and Mat Maneri."-Aum Fidelity
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Label: Aum Fidelity
Catalog ID: AUM 061CD
Squidco Product Code: 12969
Recorded on Friday, December 11, 2009, mixed on Saturday, January 2, 2010 by Andy Taub at Brooklyn Recording.
Travis Laplante-tenor sax
Darius Jones-alto sax
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1. Throat I 4:49
2. Throat II 5:03
3. Throat III 7:18
4. Throat IV 11:37
5. Throat V 5:57
6. Throat VI 4:21
7. Throat VII 2:10