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Rafael Toral's Space Program, post-free jazz electronic music, is made manifest in this duo between the electronicist and drummer Davu Seru, performing live in Minneapolis during Toral's 2011 tour of the US.
 

Toral, Rafael / Davu Seru
Live in Minneapolis

Toral, Rafael / Davu Seru: Live in Minneapolis (Clean Feed)
Label: Clean Feed    
Released in: Portugal    


"Everything in the Space Program is jazz, except the music" - this paradoxical quote from a recent interview given by Rafael Toral about his "post-free jazz electronic music" concept, the mentioned Space Program, is enlightening enough about what we find in this surprising CD - a new approach to the sound world, at the same time providing us elements of immediate recognition, namely the typical jazz phrasing and the sound world of early electronic music. The liner-notes written by critic Jesse Goin couldn't be more enthusiastic: "In Toral's program, both jazz and electronic music are approached as if their respective conventions and self-limiting baggage are simply grist for his mill, to be assimilated, jettisoned or integrated as he sees fit."

Live in Minneapolis documents one of the concerts in Toral's 2011 tour of the United States. In some cities, he played with local musicians, and in Minneapolis his partner was drummer extraordinaire Davu Seru, known from his collaborations with Milo Fine, Evan Parker, Fred Lonberg-Holm, George Cartwright, and for "a generosity of playing spirit that finds Seru more often than many of his contemporaries laying out, yielding to silence, granting unfettered playing space to his collaborators".

Davu brought a conventional drum kit and Toral his custom portable electronics, to a first meeting finding both musicians at their highest level. The music here has a direct, tense, live feeling and a kind of drive and power you usually don't find in anything with electronic parameters, while the drums display a rare kind of dynamic transparency. This could actually be a strange kind of "space jazz" - not the "sci-fi" type, but a music full of space, here in its most organic and gutty expression - even though the word "jazz" can be problematic for some listeners. After all, Rafael Toral (someone who played with such different people as Michael Zerang, Chris Corsano, John Edwards, John Zorn, Jim O'Rourke, Joe Morris, Christian Marclay, Rhys Chatham, Keith Rowe and Christian Fennesz) is used to deal with paradox..."-Clean Feed






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Product Information:

UPC: 5609063002485

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 248
Squidco Product Code: 15890

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded by John Marks at Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, MN on March 8th, 2011.

Personnel:

Davu Seru-drums

Rafael Toral-modified short-circuiting MT-10 amplifier, modified MS-2 amplifier, feedback, electrode oscillator

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Track Listing:

1. First Third 10:25

2. Second Third 20:02

3. Third Third 9:35