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A distinctive solo album from legendary New York saxophonist and pocket trumpeter Joe McPhee, playing two extended solo improvisations, one dedicated to the late trumpeter Don Cherry, and one to innovative saxophonist Ornette Coleman.
 

McPhee, Joe
Sonic Elements

McPhee, Joe: Sonic Elements (Clean Feed)
Label: Clean Feed    
Released in: Portugal    


"Joe McPhee is a musician of many solo albums (this is the number eight), but each one gives a different view of his art Š either because of the instrumental choices, being the tenor saxophone the most frequent recording option, or because he has something new to add. In this case we can hear him playing the pocket trumpet, nowadays maybe his first tool to improvise, and a secondary reed among several, the alto sax. ThereÕs a reason for this combination: "Sonic Elements" is a tribute to trumpeter extraordinaire Don Cherry, focusing on his period with the iconic alto saxophonist Ornette Coleman. The imitation stops there. A master in his own right, McPhee doesnÕt want to copy them, but to celebrate their music keeping a distance. Even so, three factors of that magical collaboration are retained after 50 years: the song format, the use of the blowing instruments as extended voices, and the blues feeling. ThatÕs right: you can listen to this CD as a homage to early free jazz, but this is really the document of a live performance (in Ljubljana, dating from 2012) committed to the mother-language of African-American music: the blues. And what a fabulous blues record this is!"-Clean Feed




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Product Information:

UPC: 5609063002782

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 278
Squidco Product Code: 17900

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded at Cankarjev Dom for the 53rd Ljubljana Jazz Festival on June 29th, 2012 by Luis Delgado.

Personnel:

Joe McPhee-pocket trumpet, alto saxophone

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Track Listing:

1. Episode One: for Don Cherry 20:44

2. Episode Two: for Ornette Coleman 21:03