Berlin-based saxophonist Boris Hauf's sextet with Keefe Jackson (sax), Jason Stein (bass clarinet), Frank Rosaly (drums), Steve Hess (drums & electronics) and Michael Hartman (drums) in 4 extended pieces of boiling intensity.
Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 238
Squidco Product Code: 15406
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded in April 2010 at Strobe Recording, Chicago by Todd Carter.
Boris Hauf-tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
Keefe Jackson-tenor saxophone, contrabass clarinet
Jason Stein-bass clarinet
Steven Hess-drums, electronics
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1. Gregory Grant Machine 11:07
2. Eighteen Ghost Roads 7:20
3. Fame & Riches 11:19
4. Wayward Lanes 13:03
sample the album:
"What can you expect from a Berlin-based saxophonist (tenor and soprano) who also has a parallel activity as an electronic musician? Well... the unexpected. And the surprise here is not only the instrumental configuration - three horn players, three drummers -, but also the musicians associated. Keefe Jackson (tenor sax, contrabass clarinet), Jason Stein (bass clarinet) and Frank Rosaly (drums) are names you can find in several Chicago avant-jazz projects, but the other choices made by Boris Hauf, also centered in the Wind City, are a puzzling indication that this sextet is not a common Chicagoan enterprise. Michael Hartman (drums, electronics) comes from the noise/electronic ensemble TV Pow, and Steven Hess works normally in brutal metal and "near silence" electro-acoustic bands like Cleared, Haptic and Locrian, going from one extreme to the other. Before even listening to the CD you're aware of the proposed intentions: to explore all the contradictions naturally introduced by the performers, and to keep alive the inherent musical tensions. And the truth is that "Next Delusion" boils to the point of explosion. Remarkable."-Clean Feed Records
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