Initially planned as a trio with Russian Alexey Lapin, Roger Turner's presence expanded this to a quartet, and then flautist Helen Bledsoe joined to complete the quintet as recorded live at the LOFT.
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Label: Red Toucan
Catalog ID: RT 9339
Squidco Product Code: 13097
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded live at the LOFT (Cologne, Germany) on June 18, 2009 by Christian Heck.
Melvyn Poore-tuba, euphonium
Matthias Schubert-tenor sax
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1. per aspera 10:33
2. can't catch the name 16:12
3. blurr / fanfare for the rational man 6:12
4. little ways to perceive the invisible 23:41
5. animated beings 15:50
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European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
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"Five facts about this recording:
1. Initially a sax-tuba-piano gig was planned. In truly improvised fashion, the group was extended to a quartet at the last moment, as Roger Turner happened to be in town and agreed to join. Helen Bledsoe sat in for the second set.
2. The recording captures the first live appearance of Alexey Lapin outside of his home country, Russia.
3. The continuity of the music (sequence of the pieces) has been preserved on the recording, and in general very little has been cut.
4. All the pieces have been freely improvised except (2) which is an improvisation based on a composed melody.
5. No animals have been harmed."-Red Toucan
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Alexey Lapin is a Russian jazz pianist and composer, born 17 December 1966. He is known for his work with Francois Carrier, Michael Lambert, Roman Stolyar, Alexey Kruglov, Vladimir Shostak, Oleg Yudanov, Jaak Sooaar, Vlady Bystrov, Helen Bledsoe, Vitaly Zaitsev, Marcus Godwyn, Lena Sedykh, Nikolai Rubanov, &c.-Squidco 4/19/2017
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