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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.

Grimal, Alexandra

Grimal, Alexandra: Andromeda (Ayler)
Label: Ayler    
Released in: Sweden    

"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

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Product Information:


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


Alexandra Grimal-tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone

Todd Neufeld-acoustic guitar, electric guitar

Thomas Morgan-double bass

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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