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The first release from the German free improvising trio of pianist Georg Graewe, bassist Marcio Mattos, and drummer Michael Vatcher, playing Graewe's rich and intricate spontaneous compositions that ebb and flow effortlessly into each other.

Graewe / Mattos / Vatcher

Graewe / Mattos / Vatcher: Subsymbolism (Nuscope)

Label: Nuscope    
Released in: USA    

"Subsymbolism is the first release with the trio of pianist Georg Graewe, bassist Marcio Mattos, and drummer Michael Vatcher. This trio, which is quite different from Graewe's well-established trio with Ernst Reijseger and Gerry Hemingway, displays Graewe's knack for creating musically rich and intricate spontaneous compositions. According to well-known jazz journalist Bill Shoemaker, "What is initially striking about Subsymbolism is its programmatic cohesiveness. Pieces ebb and flow effortlessly into each other; strands of color and texture weave through the program, creating new contrasts along the way. Subsymbolism is such a well-constructed album of improvised music." According to Richard Cook in The Wire, "This is particularly edgy improvising...notably fine." In Signal to Noise magazine, Jon Morgan says "This trio has created a vivid document that never ceases to surprise, as the unknown lingers just around the corner..." In Pulse!, Art Lange calls the disc "Provocativemusic from a new label down in Dallas." Provocative indeed."-Nu Scope

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Product Information:

UPC: 659897100227

Label: Nuscope
Catalog ID: CD 1002
Squidco Product Code: 17283

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 1998
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Case
Recorded at the LOFT, Cologne, Germany, on March 15th and 16th, 1995 by Ansgar Ballhorn.


Georg Graewe-piano

Marcio Mattos-acoustic bass

Michael Vatcher-drums, percussion

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Track Listing:

1. Region AX 5 3:10

2. Escapes 3:37

3. Region BQ 11 4:32

4. Allures 8:24

5. Certainties 5:51

6. Standing 2:22

7. Traps 5:39

8. Region CY 7 6:07

9. Stream 13:23

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