The debut recording by Chicago-based clarinetist/composer James Falzone's quartet, KLANG with vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz, bassist Jason Roebke and drummer Tim Daisy, drawing on influences including Jimmy Giuffre's early small groups.
Label: Allos Musica
Released in: USA
"Tea Music is the debut studio recording by Chicago-based clarinetist/composer James Falzone's three year-old working quartet, KLANG. Falzone, vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz, bassist Jason Roebke and drummer Tim Daisy all compose for the group, which picks up the swing era thread of pairing clarinet and vibes, while also exploring its collective interest in the innovative sounds of Jimmy Giuffre's early small groups of the mid-1950's.
"Klang is the German word for sound or sonority," Falzone explains, "and I often think of the sound of something, whether that be a group, a composition or a musician, before anything else. The mixing of vibes and clarinet is a sound explored famously by Benny Goodman and Lionel Hampton in the pre-bop era, and then taken up again by Eric Dolphy and Bobby Hutcherson. There is something in the acoustic make-up of the two instruments that allows them to blend well."
"As for the Giuffre connection," he adds, "I've always been taken with his early groups, before the trios with Jim Hall and Bob Brookmeyer, and well before the trios with Paul Bley and Steve Swallow, though I love those trios, too. And, his unique approach to his instrument has fascinated, confused and delighted me beyond explanation since I heard The Jimmy Giuffre Clarinet at 12 years old. The guys in KLANG are all as into him as I am - everyone here in Chicago is, actually."-Allos Musica
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Label: Allos Musica
Catalog ID: AD 003
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Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold Foldover
Recorded on August 20th, 2007 at Strobe Studios in Chicago, IL by Todd Carter.
Tim Daisy-drums, percussion
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