The first recording of Ho Bynum's new sextet, with guitarist Mary Halvorson and drummer Tomas Fujiwara, augmented by bassist Ken Filiano, saxophonist Jim Hobbs, and tubist/bass trombonist Bill Lowe, in a 4-part suite.
Label: Firehouse 12 Records
Catalog ID: FH12-04-01-014
Squidco Product Code: 15264
Recorded on May 16th, 2011, at Firehouse 12 Studios, New Haven, CT by Nick Lloyd.
Taylor Ho Bynum-cornet
Jim Hobbs-alto saxophone
Bill Lowe-bass trombone, tuba
Mary Halvorson-electric guitar
Ken Filiano-acoustic bass
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"This is the first recording documenting Taylor's new sextet. This group features his long-standing, with guitarist Mary Halvorson and drummer Tomas Fujiwara, augmented by bassist Ken Filiano, saxophonist Jim Hobbs, and tubist/bass trombonist Bill Lowe.
Apparent Distance is a four-part suite, commissioned through a 2010 New Jazz Works grant from Chamber Music America and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. In the liner notes, Bynum writes:
Since the composition's premiere in August 2010, the sextet has performed the work on tour and at the Saalfelden Jazz Festival (Austria), the Banlieues Bleues Festival (France), and the Crosscurrents Festival (New York).
Jim Macnie of the Village Voice writes
Dan Barry reviewed a performance in the New Haven Advocate:
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