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Chicago and Norway collide in the continuing collaboration of the "free-wheeling trio" of Ballister: Dave Rempis, Fred Lonberg-Holm and Paal Nilssen-Love, amazing and forward-thinking free jazz.

Ballister (Dave Rempis, Fred Lonberg-Holm and Paal Nilssen-Love)

Ballister (Dave Rempis, Fred Lonberg-Holm and Paal Nilssen-Love): Mechanisms (Clean Feed)
Label: Clean Feed    
Released in: Portugal    

"Dave Rempis, Fred Lonberg-Holm and Paal Nilssen-Love present their association as a"free-wheeling trio" and that means everything. It means, for instance, aspecial attention to the process of music making, and this one deals with improvisation - jazz-flavored, for sure, but free in its creative resources.

In the very powerful listening experience provided by Mechanisms, you'll immediately identify those resources: driving grooves, noisy textures and occasional melodic interjections. Some of the references are in Julius Hemphill's bands with cellist Abdul Wadud, in Ornette Coleman's Prime Time, and in the electric Miles Davis groups of the seventies. But a distinguishing feature sets this band apart: these are the sounds of contemporary Chicago.

Even if Nilssen-Love comes from Norway, he's very much connected to that broad-shouldered sound through his frequent, varied,and long-standing collaborations with Chicago musicians. This common aestheticis what unites them; the rest is inventiveness, musicality and instrumental virtuosity."-Clean Feed

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Product Information:

UPC: 5609063002454

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 245
Squidco Product Code: 15887

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded live in concert on November 15th, 2010 at The Hideout, Chicago by David Zuchowski.


Dave Rempis-alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone

Fred Lonberg-Holm-cello, electronics

Paal Nilssen-Love-drums, percussion

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1. Release Levers 19:48

2. Claplock 16:36

3. Roller Nuts 28:19

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