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Nelson-Raney / Mueller

Cutting Off the Edge of Time

Nelson-Raney / Mueller: Cutting Off the Edge of Time (Penumbra)

Duet improvisations of Milwaukee-based tenor saxophonist Steve Nelson-Raney and drummer Jon Mueller, vivid dialog with a sharpness of attack and quickness in their interplay.

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Label: Penumbra
Catalog ID: CD011
Squidco Product Code: 13209

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2001
Country: USA
Packaging: Paper foldover in a vinyl sleeve with insert
Recorded by Chris Rosenau on October 6, 2000 at Penumbra Music


Steve Nelson-Raney-tenor saxophone,

John Mueller-drum kit

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track listing:

1. Burning Landscapes 6:38

2. Electric Madness 2:37

3. Falling Gardens 8:14

4. Filtered Anthills 5:55

5. Steel Nostrils 8:27

6. Blanked Shadows 9:30

7. Unburied Crucifixions 9:04

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Improvised Music
Duo Recordings

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"Cutting Off The Edge Of Time features the duet improvisations of Milwaukee-based tenor saxophonist Steve Nelson-Raney and drummer Jon Mueller. Vividly recorded during an evening session at Penumbra Music by Chris Rosenau (Jon Mueller's partner in Collections of Colonies of Bees and Volcano Choir), these duets demonstrate their unique collective voice, carving out common ground in this set of seven closely attentive duets. On drums and tenor saxophone, the sharpness of their attack and quickness of their interplay are vivid celebrations of the elasticity of time and the fluidity of dialogue.

In that context, the titles of this disc and of these seven improvisations, inspired by the poem "Falling" by Bob Kaufman (published in his City Lights collection Golden Sardine in 1975), are perfectly appropriate."-Penumbra Music

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