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Saxophonist Jason Robinson with an impressive lineup including George Schuller, Drew Gress, Liberty Ellman, Marty Ehrlich, & Rudresh Mahanthappa playing modern, angular and expressive jazz.

Robinson, Jason
The Two Faces Of Janus

Robinson, Jason: The Two Faces Of Janus (Cuneiform)
Label: Cuneiform    
Released in: USA    

"The Two Faces of Janus - one face looking at the past, one face looking towards the future. Borrowed from Greek mythology, Janus is an apt metaphor for the latest release by accomplished reedist and composer Jason Robinson. Robinson first appeared on Cuneiform with the long-running collective ensemble Cosmologic. Now he steps forward with a solo album that features a stellar band, all of whom are distinguished figures in jazz and improvised music as well as all being top-drawer bandleaders in their own right.

The music is angular, expressive, emotional and virtuosic. Using Robinson's compositions as a base, all the players dig in and with their solos and ensemble interplay raise the stakes to make an outstanding contemporary work. The album seamlessly moves from hard swinging grooves to beautiful abstraction and features great work from all of these great players. Robinson's playing and composing embodies the duality of the Janus metaphor; his music draws from the rich historical and modern traditions of jazz and he creates a decidedly modern and unique musical vision. The Two Faces of Janus also positions Robinson - originally from the West Coast - within New York's most innovative community of creative and visionary jazz musicians. With the release of this modern classic, Robinson has arrived!"-Cuneiform

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Product Information:

UPC: 045775031125

Label: Cuneiform
Catalog ID: RUNE 311
Squidco Product Code: 13570

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded on December 11th and 12th, 2009 at Acoustic Recording, Brooklyn, NY by Michael Brorby.


Jason Robinson-tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, alto flute

Liberty Ellman-guitar

Drew Gress-bass

George Schuller-drums and percussion

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Track Listing:

1. Return to Pacasmayo 10:22

2. The Two Faces of Janus 10:57

3. The Elders 6:14

4. Huaca de la Luna 3:50

5. Tides of Consciousness Fading 10:17

6. Cerberus Reigning 8:11

7. Persephone's Scream 9:25

8. Paper Tiger 3:40

9. Huaca del Sol 4:02

10. The Twelfth Labor 9:04