Klang's 4th release takes the quartet of James Falzone (clarinet), Tim Daisy (drums), Jason Roebke (bass) & Jason Adasiewicz (vibes) into more abstract territory in works inspired by aesthetics such as graffiti, pavement, iron work, &c.
Brooklyn Lines...Chicago Spaces
Label: Allos Musica
Released in: USA
"brooklyn lines ... chicago spaces is the fourth recording from Chicago- based clarinetist/composer James Falzone's six-year-old working quartet KLANG with Jason Adasiewicz, Jason Roebke and Tim Daisy. It features a new collection of original Falzone compositions inspired by the aesthetic stimulation he discovered on the streetsof Brooklyn during a week-long residency there last summer.
"I became fascinated by the lines I was seeing all around in the pavement, iron work, cracks in walls, graffiti, you name it," Falzone explains. "I call it found abstraction and felt a real sense a kinship to my own musical aesthetic. I was staying in Carroll Gardens, and would wake up each morning at 6 a.m., walk for a coffee, walk a part of Brooklyn, then go back to the apartment I was renting and write music until afternoon. These are the pieces that came from that time."
"brooklyn lines ... chicago spaces represents my approach to small group jazz," Falzone explains. "It comes to fruition because of the unique musical voices I'm writing for in KLANG, voices I know so very well. And, unlike previous KLANG projects, there is no specific homage such as on Tea Music, which owed a debt to Jimmy Giuffre, and Other Doors, which paid obvious tribute to Benny Goodman. Rather, as John Corbett's thoughtful liner notes suggest, this music is a 'tangle of lineages.'" "-Allos Musica
This release follows last year's Other Doors (Allos Documents), the band's widely acclaimed re-imagining of pieces associated with Benny Goodman. Critics included it on numerous year-end lists and called it "so unmistakably right" (Brian Morton, Point of Departure), "distinct, challenging and pleasurable" (Mark Holston, Jazziz), "nothing less than arresting" (Alain Drouot, JazzGram) and "an impressive combination of practiced virtuosity and spontaneous creativity" (Jeff Stockton, The New York City Jazz Record).
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Label: Allos Musica
Catalog ID: AD 008
Squidco Product Code: 16715
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded on February 9th, 2012 at Electrical Audio in Chicago, IL by Greg Norman.
Jason Adasiewicz-vibraphone, Jason Roebke-bass, cracklebox
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1. Brooklyn Lines 4:53
2. Ukranian Village 6:30
3. Alone At The Brain 6:33
4. Jazz Searching Self 1:57
5. It Felt As If Time Had Stopped 4:59
6. Ground 6:37
7. Chicago Spaces 4:11
8. Blue Jays 3:26
9. Carol's Burgers 4:17
10. Sciuridae 6:26
11. Chicago Spaces (Coda) 2:32