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The eight freely improvised pieces on this record demonstrate a dynamic group with a powerful, confident sound, as performed by guitarist Ricart, trumpeter Herb Robertson, bassist Jason Ajemian, and drummer Andrew Barker.

Ricart Quartet, Edward

Ricart Quartet, Edward: Ancon (Slam)
Label: Slam    
Released in: Great Britain    

"The eight freely improvised pieces on this record demonstrate a dynamic group with a powerful, confident sound. The fiery free onslaught of tracks like 'Dermatoglyphics' and 'Eurypterids,' the sparse, AACM-influenced textures of 'Truth.' and the deep shifting-yet-unshakeable pulse of 'Wake Up' or 'Celestial Mechanics' could easily be mistaken for composition- but this group'sin/out approach to free improv makes for a very rewarding listen. Ancon stands as a fine first offering from a hard-working young guitarist, and is not to be missed.

Ricart presently resides in Yellow Springs, Ohio, where he has been focusing on a new music trio called Hyrrokkin, while remaining an active collaborator of free music pioneers, as a member of the William Hooker Trio, Jason Ajemian's Trash Island, and many more.An active supporter of the creative music underground, his weekly series ofexperimental musicconcerts has featuredHan Bennink, Elliott Sharp,Paal Nilssen-Love, Rodrigo Amado, Frode Gjerstad,Andrea Parkins, Aram Shelton,Eugene Chadbourne, Uri Caine, Sabir Mateen, and many more

A seasoned traveller, during 2011 he toured North America with Matta Gawa in the Spring and Hyrrokkin in the fall, played a weekly residency at RodaninChicago with members of Tortoise during the month of April, and toured with the William Hooker Trio in the Winter."-Slam

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Product Information:

UPC: 5028386052920

Label: Slam
Catalog ID: CD 529
Squidco Product Code: 15633

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded by Jason LaFarge on December 10th, 2009 at Seizure's Palace Brooklyn.


Herb Robertson-trumpet, little instruments

Jason Ajemian-bass

Andrew Barker-drums

Edward Ricart-guitar

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Track Listing:

1. Celestial Mechanics 10:54

2. Eurypterids 10:12

3. Truth 3:43

4. Abilene 6:54

5. Dermatoglyphics 5:22

6. Boundary Crashers 4:56

7. The Sun's In Your Face 6:01

8. Wake Up 10:19

9. Track 09 2:38