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Reedist Scott Rosenberg's Skronktet quintet with Morgan Guberman (bass), Matt Ingalls (clarinets), Gino Robair (percussion) & John Shiurba (guitar) in a release of seamless improv that transitions between various styles.

Skronktet West, The

Skronktet West, The: EL (Spool)
Label: Spool    
Released in: Canada    

"Rosenberg's compositions are as thorny and challenging as their titles ("Shrrr", "Sdppd", "Sttm"...) - his scores leave much room for improvisation, but also present fiendish problems of ensemble coordination, which are brilliantly handled by the Skronktet West. It's nothing less than a supergroup of sorts - in addition to Rosenberg's saxophones and contrabass clarinet, the quintet includes clarinet virtuoso Matt Ingalls, guitarist John Shiurba, bassist Morgan Guberman, and, driving the machine along with consummate finesse, Gino Robair on percussion. If you leave your brain outside and expect yet another helping of run of the mill improv fizzes and wheezes, you're not going to get much out of this album; if however, you care to listen - with an emphasis on care - you'll find it one of the richest and most satisfying releases of the year." Dan Warburton, Paris Transatlantic Magazine

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Product Information:

UPC: 759237093025

Label: Spool
Catalog ID: SPA401
Squidco Product Code: 15055

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2003
Country: Canada
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded on April 14th, 2001 at Boomtown in Sausalito, CA by Dave Greenberg.


Morgan Guberman-contrabass

Matt Ingalls-clarinets

Gino Robair-percussion

Scott Rosenberg-reeds

John Shiurba-guitar

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Track Listing:

1. Tddk 5:15

2. Shrrr 9:39

3. Toad In The Hole 1:22

4. Sdppd + Prruer 13:56

5. Thray 6:27

6. Ritmos A 4:19

7. Ellhg + Sttm (Krind) 9:21