The Squid's Ear Magazine

  Rapid SSL





  American Express

© 2002-2016, Squidco LLC

Daniel Levin's quartet with trumpeter Nate Wooley, vibraphonist Matt Moran and bassist Peter Bitenc, modern and organic improvisation with incredible technique and aesthetic.

Levin, Daniel Quartet
Organic Modernism

Levin, Daniel Quartet: Organic Modernism (Clean Feed)
Label: Clean Feed    
Released in: Portugal    

"Music may be an abstract art, meaning, as Stravinsky used to say, "nothing more than its own sounds", but when it's presented with a title like Organic Modernism, we have some food for thought.

The Daniel Levin Quartet makes music that is an expression of the present day post-post-modernist condition (this double "post" justified by the fact that the organized artistic movements are collapsing, including those of the so-called post-modernism, thereby giving room to a pulverized aesthetic reality with all imaginable concepts constellated freely). Here we have four musicians stating that the "modernism" factor is still in full effect. And why? Because this music is anchored primarily by the prototypical modernist musical genre of jazz, simultaneously incorporating a dizzying array of musical techniques, concepts, references, and aesthetic approaches, resulting in a very modern kind of modernism indeed.

The music presented here by Daniel Levin, Nate Wooley, Matt Moran and Peter Bitenc for the band's sixth cd emerges from the rich and fertile soil of regular and highly focused collaboration over the span of nine years. In other words, and as the music writer Art Lange mentions in his liner-notes, we find here the construction of a "system". It may be an open system, or a hybrid, but it's still a system, like jazz was 60 years ago. Brilliant."-Clean Feed

Read more about this item
The Squid
At The Squid's Ear!

See all items in the Clean Feed category

Related Categories of Interest:

Clean Feed

Improvised Music
NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv
Staff Picks & Recommended Items
Nate Wooley
2011 Top 40
Free Improvisation
Quartet Recordings

Search for other titles on the Clean Feed label.

Other Recommended Releases:
Levin, Daniel / Mat Maneri
Transcendent Function
(Clean Feed)
Wooley, Nate Quintet (Wooley / Sinton / Moran / Opsvik / Eisenstadt)
(Dance to) The Early Music
(Clean Feed)
Clark, Scott 4tet (Clark / Ralston / Miller / Scott)
Bury My Heart
(Clean Feed)
Levin, Daniel Quartet
(Clean Feed)
Levin, Daniel / Juan Pablo Carletti
Illusion of Truth
(OutNow Recordings)
Wooley, Nate (w/ Ingrid Laubrock, Sylvie Courvoisier & Matt Moran)
Battle Pieces
(Relative Pitch)
Claudia Quintet + 1, The
What Is The Beautiful? (Featuring Kurt Elling And Theo Bleckmann)
(Cuneiform )

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought:
Grimal, Alexandra
Barno, Niklas / Joel Grip / Didier Lasserre
Can't Stop Snusing
Warner, Henry P. / Earl Freeman / Philip Spigner
Freestyle Band
Lamb, Andrew / Tom Abbs / Michael Wimberly / Guillermo E. Brown
Rhapsody in Black
Sharp Trio, Elliott
(Clean Feed)
RED Trio + Nate Wooley
(Clean Feed)
Toral, Rafael / Davu Seru
Live in Minneapolis
(Clean Feed)
Kullhammar / Zetterberg / Aalberg
Basement Sessions Vol.1
(Clean Feed)
Ballister (Dave Rempis, Fred Lonberg-Holm and Paal Nilssen-Love)
(Clean Feed)
Mcphee, Joe / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten
Brooklyn DNA
(Clean Feed)
Bryan and the Haggards
Still Alive and Kickin' Down the Walls
(Hot Cup Records)
Wild Chamber Trio
10.000 Leaves
(Not Two Records)
Ricart Quartet, Edward
Orelli 6, Marco von
Close Ties On Hidden Lanes
Savoldelli, Boris
Stone Quartet (Leandre / Campbell / Crispell / Maneri)
Live at Vision Festival
Gonzalez Yells at Eels, Dennis
Resurrection and Life
Burk Trio, Greg
Path Here
(482 Music)
Vandermark, Ken
Mark In The Water
(Not Two Records)
Price: $15.95
In Stock


Shipping Weight: 2.00 units

Quantity in Basket: None

Product Information:

UPC: 5609063002126

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 212
Squidco Product Code: 13958

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardstock foldover
Recorded on April 28th, 2010 by Woramon Jamjod at Roulette Intermedium, NYC.


Daniel Levin-cello

Nate Wooley-trumpet

Matt Moran-vibraphone

Peter Bitenc-double bass

Highlight an artist name or instrument above
and click here to Search

Track Listing:

1. Action Painting 5:54

2. Zero Gravity 3:00

3. My Kind of Poetry 7:25

4. Lattice 2:40

5. Kaleidoscope 3:30

6. Old School 9:35

7. Constellations 3:54

8. Furniture as Sculpture 2:31

9. Audacity 7:06

10. Expert Set 2:18

11. Wild Kingdom 3:56

12. Active Imaginaiton 3:53

What are other customers searching for?