Trombonist Samuel Blaser and his quartet of Marc Ducret (guitar), Banz Oester (double bass), and Gerald Cleaver (drums) perform his 4-part suite live with an ebb-and-flow tempo and intricate dynamics that are reflective of the sea.
Catalog ID: 718
Squidco Product Code: 16910
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded at Hnita-Jazz Club in Heist Op Den Berg, Belgium on November 5th and 6th, 2011 by Jean-Marc Foussat.
Banz Oester-double bass
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1. As The Sea, Part 1 19:16
2. As The Sea, Part 2 10:59
3. As The Sea, Part 3 11:12
4. As The Sea, Part 4 9:45
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"It's that kind of trust that turns lack of rehearsal from disadvantage to advantage, lending it an exhilarating edge that comes from being placed in a new situation without any kind of safety net. Record producer/ambient music progenitor Brian Eno wrote, in his Oblique Strategies, "Honor thy error as hidden intention"; clearly a modus operandi for Samuel Blaser and his group. That this group can navigate Samuel Blaser's challenging composite of form and freedom with such effortless aplomb speaks to its growing chemistry, each member's ability to listen, and a collective musical background that extends far beyond the jazz tradition.– John Kelman, June 2012"