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Grimal, Alexandra: Andromeda (Ayler)

Saxophonist Alexandra Grimal in a quartet with guitarist Todd Neufeld, bassist Thomas Morgan, and drummer Tyshawn Sorey, a weaving and interstellar odyssey inspired by the night sky of the MacDowell Colony.
 

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UPC: B008EKN1TA

Label: Ayler
Catalog ID: aylCD-127
Squidco Product Code: 16307

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: Sweden
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded by James Farber with Ted Tuthill on December 19th, 2011 at Sear Sound, NYC


Personnel:

Alexandra Grimal-tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone

Todd Neufeld-acoustic guitar, electric guitar

Thomas Morgan-doublebass

Tyshawn Sorey-drums

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track listing:


1. Little Step 3:17

2. Orion 3:22

3. Cassiopee 13:57

4. Algieba 11:46

5. Ulysse 7:27

6. Andromeda 13:36




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"Composed while staring into the night sky of the MacDowell Colony in the United States during the winter of 2010-11, the music on Andromeda traces the nomadic saxophonist's inner progress, achieving its own synthesis of different jazz trends and improvisational systems. Transcending genres and cultures, Alexandra Grimal's music is both powerful and telluric, creating a unique, weaving world, tailor-made for her co-performers Todd Neufeld, Thomas Morgan and Tyshawn Sorey.

Continually striving to surpass itself, Grimal's work is one that collects and assembles but loses none of its integrity and unity in the process. An interstellar odyssey in the form of a symphony, Andromeda was recorded thanks to the support of the Chamber Music of America (CMA) / French-American Jazz Exchange (FACE) programme, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Cultures France and the French Music Export Office (FMEO)."-Ayler Records


Artist Biographies:

"Alexandra Grimal, born in Egypt in 1980, studied classical piano from five years old. Master's Degree in jazz saxophone under the guidance of John Ruocco at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague in the Netherlands (2005), she also studied in the "Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique" in Paris, and as an exchange student at the Sibelius Academy of Helsinki in Finland. She currently lives between New York and Paris."

-Alexandra Grimal Website (http://www.alexandragrimal.com/dropbox/cveng4.pdf)
9/18/2017

"Thomas Morgan (born 14 August 1981 in Hayward, California) is an American jazz musician (upright bass, cello) in contemporary jazz.

Morgan began playing the cello 7 years of age, before switching to upright-bass at 14. In 2003 he received his bachelor's degree in Music from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Harvie Swartz and Garry Diall. He also took lessons with Ray Brown and Peter Herbert. Morgan worked with David Binney, Steve Coleman, Joey Baron, Josh Roseman, Brad Shepik, Steve Cardenas, Timućin ahin, Kenny Wollesen, Gerald Cleaver, Adam Rogers and Kenny Werner throughout his career. He is also cooperating with Jakob Bro, Dan Tepfer, Jim Black, John Abercrombie, Masabumi Kikuchi and the Sylvie Courvoisier-Mark Feldman Quartet. Morgan lead his own trio."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Morgan_(bassist))
9/18/2017

"Tyshawn Sorey (born July 8, 1980 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American musician and composer who plays drum set, percussion, trombone and piano.

Since graduating from William Paterson University, Sorey has been a sought-after musician in many different musical idioms. He is both a performer and composer, and has had works reviewed in The Wire, The New York Times, The Village Voice, Modern Drummer and Down Beat. In August 2009, Sorey was given the opportunity to curate a month of performances at the Stone, a New York performance space owned by John Zorn. He was selected as an Other Minds 17 (2012).

Sorey recently completed a Master of Arts in composition at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. In the fall of 2011, he began pursuing doctoral work in composition at Columbia University.

To date, Sorey has released four albums as a leader: That/Not (2007, Firehouse 12 Records), Koan (2009, 482 Music), Oblique (2011, Pi Recordings) and Alloy (2014, Pi Recordings). He has recorded or performed with musicians including Wadada Leo Smith, Steve Coleman, Anthony Braxton, John Zorn, Steve Lehman, Joey Baron, Muhal Richard Abrams, Pete Robbins, Vijay Iyer, Dave Douglas, Butch Morris and Sylvie Courvoisier, among many others."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyshawn_Sorey)
9/18/2017

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