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Bassist Mezzacappa and her Nightshade (Cory Wright (clarinet), John Finkbeiner (guitar), Tim Perkis (electronics), Kjell Nordeson (vibes & percussion)) performing compositions inspired by diverse composers from Messiaen to Zappa.

Mezzacappa, Lisa & Nightshade
Cosmic Rift

Mezzacappa, Lisa & Nightshade: Cosmic Rift (Leo)
Label: Leo    
Released in: Great Britain    

"Nightshade is San Francisco bassist and composer Lisa Mezzacappa's electro-acoustic chamber ensemble, performing her original compositions and unusual arrangements inspired by the work of contemporary visual artists and filmmakers from Israel, Paris, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The group's musical world encompasses evocative melodies, abstract sonic landscapes and playful rhythmic juxtapositions, with influences ranging from Eric Dolphy to Olivier Messiaen to Blonde Redhead."-Leo

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Product Information:

UPC: 5024792061327

Label: Leo
Catalog ID: 613
Squidco Product Code: 15609

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded in June 2010 by James Frazier at New, Improved Recording, Oakland, CA.


Cory Wright-Bb clarinet, bass clarinet

John Finkbeiner-electric guitar

Tim Perkis-electronics

Lisa Mezzacappa-acoustic bass

Kjell Nordeson-vibraphone, percussion

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Track Listing:

1. Mezzacappa: Cosmic Rift (Prélude) 1:52

2. Mezzacappa: Delphinus 7:28

3. Zappa: The Eric Dolphy Memorial BBQ 5:36

4. Messiaen: Vingt regards sur l'enfant-Jésus - 02. Regard de l'étoile 8:32

5. Wright: Ballet 6:37

6. Mezzacappa: Alvamel's Dream 10:36

7. Mezzacappa: Cosmic Rift 5:56