Undersung free improv master clarinetist Harold Rubin in a trio with bassist Barre Phillips and percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani for 6 distinctive and creative improvisations.
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Label: Hopscotch Records
Catalog ID: CD-HOP-25
Squidco Product Code: 17568
Packaging: Cardstock 3 page foldover
Recorded by Assif Tsahar live at Levontin 7 on April 23rd, 2009.
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1. Genesis 14:22
2. Zeta 14:29
3. Zariba 11:20
4. Zetetic 10:34
5. Zodiac 8:24
6. Epilogue 6:05
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
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"Three on a thin line introduces to us the unique and beautiful voice of Clarinetist Harold Rubin. At 80 years old at the time of the recording Harold, who lives in Israel and was born in South Africa, is a revelation. Regretfully very rarely recorded Harold is one of the most unique clarinetist in free jazz walking along such giants as John Carter and Perry Robinson. In young life he got to play with all the famous musician of the 50 Jazz Scene of South Africa. IN the end of the 50's Harold went to trial for painting a black Jesus protesting the Apartheid and after being acquitted he left the country first to England and then to Israel. This put his music on hold for many years with very few peers to play with. Luckily here we get to hear him with master Bassist Barre Phillips who sounds like a kindred soul to Harold and Tatsuya joins this two masters with his own unique, surprising and creative percussive sonic drive."-Hopscotch
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"Tatsuya Nakatani. Acoustic Sound Artist, Master Percussionist. b. 1970, Osaka Japan
Tatsuya Nakatani is an acoustic sound artist and master percussionist originally from Osaka, Japan. He has released over eighty recordings in North America and Europe. Residing in the USA since the mid-nineties, he has performed countless solo percussion concerts and has collaborated with hundreds of artists in international music festivals, university concert halls, art museums and independent venues. Infamous for his constant touring, Nakatani criss-crosses the country every year inspiring audiences with his pioneering sound. In addition to his solo performances, he conducts the Nakatani Gong Orchestra (NGO), a mobile community engagement project which organizes local ensembles performing on multiple bowed gongs.Nakatani teaches master classes and workshops at universities, giving students an opportunity to share his unique musical approach and philosophy for creating visceral, non-linear music.
He has created his own instrumentation, effectively inventing many instruments and extended techniques. Utilizing drums, gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, wooden sticks, metal objects, and the bows and mallets he handcrafts in his Kobo; he creates an intense, intuitively primitive, expressive music that defies genre. His work references improvised-experimental music, free jazz, and noise, while still retaining the sense of space and beauty found in traditional Japanese folk music."-Tatsuya Nakatani Website (http://www.hhproduction.org/tatsuya_bio.html)
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