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NY saxophonist Alex Weiss with Rick Parker (trombone and electronics), Eyal Maoz (guitar), Dmitry Ishenko (bass), Ches Smith (drums) and Mark Hodos (birimbau) mixing aggressive approaches to improv with the stranger side of organic beauty.

Weiss, Alex (Rick Parker / Maoz / Ishenko / Ches Smith)
Fighter Planes & Praying Mantis

Weiss, Alex (Rick Parker / Maoz / Ishenko / Ches Smith): Fighter Planes & Praying Mantis (OutNow Recordings)
Label: OutNow Recordings    
Released in: Israel    

"The titles Fighter Planes and Praying Mantis hints at the basic dynamics at play in Alex Weiss' music: the lounder, more aggressive side of human design comes together with the stranger side of organic beauty. [...] The musical DNA here also goes back to the mid-sixties Atlantic tradition, as if Joel Dorn had produced Last Exit. But there were no producers suggesting material. Weiss' music should sound like eclecticism, bu there something else going on here. This is the vision of someone with a broad ear, not someone looking to range over a broad swath of listeners. Jazz can absorb other genres whole, and Weiss knows it. By the end of Fighter Planes and Praying Mantis, the covers sound like a previously invisible part of jazz history suddenly reversed."-Drew Gardner, from the liner notes.

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Product Information:

UPC: 7290011216689

Label: OutNow Recordings
Catalog ID: ONR012
Squidco Product Code: 18196

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Israel
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded by Aaron Nevezie in January 2012 at The Bunker Studio, Brooklyn, NY.


Alex Weiss-tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, acoustic guitar, pocket piano, voice

Eyal Maoz-electric guitar

Rick Parker-trombone

Dmitry Ishenko-electric bass, acoustic bass

Ches Smith-drums, percussion

Mark Hodos-birimbau

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Track Listing:

1. Whale 4:49

2. Your Last Affront 5:20

3. $ Mrdran 8:49

4. Filler 1:24

5. Control Avalanche 6:14

6. Glaciers 5:36

7. Get Carter Theme 5:37

8. Fighter Planes & Praying Mantis 5:45

9. Angel Of Death 2:20