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Trombonist Jeff Albert's Instigation Quartet, comprised of saxophonist Kidd Jordan, double bassist Joshua Abrams, and drummer Hamid Drake, play a superb studio session, starting and ending with two works by Fred Anderson.

Albert, Jeff' Instigation Quartet
The Tree On The Mound

Albert, Jeff' Instigation Quartet: The Tree On The Mound (RogueArt)
Label: RogueArt    
Released in: France    

"It's on. It's overflowing with energy.... ... Albert, Jordan, Abrams and Drake are torrential partners. After an experiment led with the saxophone player Tobias Delius during the Fall of 2010 in Dortmund, and a "Kidd" Jordan eye-opening concert during the Summer of 2011 in New Orleans, Jeff Albert chose to record these very instigations with this very quartet, where he met again with the Bindu instigator, Hamid Drake, and the upright bassist of its third incarnation, Joshua Abrams. Because since Dortmund, the trombone player has made it a habit to experiment on this particular strategy consisting of improvising, indeed, but also of giving a minimum of verbal indications to the improvisers, so they cut across country, and "right away" dive into one of the hearts of the subject matter, in order to approach faster the unknown that awaits them. However, this marking out does not restrain any possible exit, since nothing is written and each player remains free to interpret in his own way these few instructions, which only act as opening guides. Once the space is open, the spinning-tops thrown in, the improvisation follows its natural course and all excesses are allowed... ...Suddenly, there are no more disasters, all promises are kept. Near the quartet's fountain, the lands are neither arid, nor submerged. The musicians have dug irrigation canals into society and the universe, overflowing with their energy."-Alexandre Pierrepont, excerpt from the liner notes

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Product Information:

UPC: 3760131270464

Label: RogueArt
Catalog ID: ROG-046
Squidco Product Code: 17355

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: France
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded by Wesley Fontenot on November 21st, 2011 at Piety Street Studios, New Orleans, LA.


Jeff Albert-trombone

Kidd Jordan-tenor saxophone

Joshua Abrams-double bass

Hamid Drake-drums

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Track Listing:

1. Three on Two 8:42

2. Instigation Quartet #3 5:12

3. Instigation Quartet #1 5:50

4. Instigation Quartet #2 6:31

5. The Tree on the Mound 4:56

6. Instigation Quartet #6 12:13

7. The Strut 9:07

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