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Raw and driven improvisation from the NY trio of bassist James Ilgenfritz, saxophonist Mikko Innanen and percussionist Joe Hertenstein, three young players with both introspective and aggressive tendencies that makes for an engaging release.

Curators, The
Thank You

Curators, The: Thank You (Engine)
Label: Engine    
Released in: USA    

"Jazz listeners rejoice and welcome a trio of newer cats who traffic in high-quality improvisation while appealing to the bulk of humanity not on the intergalactic trip! The Curators play with a unique ferauciousness (fur-rawk-ush-ness) ferocity, raucousness, and deliciousness all rolled into one made-up word. Drummer Joe Hertenstein plays with a noble caveman essence, ham-fisted and unrestrained. From that rhythmic core comes a guttural procession of bass wang and both amplified and acoustic horn. The attitude is punky and brash, and The Curators thank you for listening."-Engine

"Multi-part compositions, not such a far cry from Mingus volatile style, have enough meat to sustain deconstruction and evade the trap of eclecticism."-The Wire

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Label: Engine
Catalog ID: e054
Squidco Product Code: 18258

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardstock foldover
Recorded by Rob Christiansen on June 5th, 2012 at Have-A-Heart Studio.


James Ilgenfritz-bass

Mikko Innanen-saxophone

Joe Hertenstein-percussion

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Track Listing:

1. For Stopping By 4:18

2. For The Offer 5:17

3. For Saving A Seat 3:16

4. For Being Understanding 7:34

5. For Not Littering 8:15

6. For Your Patience 2:02

7. For Thinking Of Us In This Difficult Time 7:43

8. For Listening 6:49

9. For The Invite 5:57

10. For Sticking Around Til The End 6:10