Saxophonist and clarinetist Michael Jaeger's quartet with Vincent Membrez (piano), Luca Sisera (bass) and Norbert Pfammatter (drums) play with rhythms, sounds and spaces, merging traditional and new forms in euphoric ways.
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Catalog ID: INT219
Squidco Product Code: 18320
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded on February 19th, 2013 at Studio La Buissonne, Pernes-les-Fontaines, France.
Michael Jaeger-tenor saxophone, clarinet
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1. Dance Around in Your Bones 5:41
2. We Shouldn't Forget the Spell 7:24
3. Gate 7:23
4. Door in the Door 3:15
5. Mondsichel 8:22
6. Frog Spell 3:37
7. Manitoba 5:18
8. Road Stop 3:44
9. Apfelklappe 6:42
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
sample the album:
"Kerouac plays with rhythms and sounds and spaces. A door within a door opens up into a new space of experience. And so it goes on - much to the surprise of the listener and to the musicians themselves. Without a doubt, the band Kerouac has already reached a high plateau but is still 'on the road'", writes Bert Noglik in his liner notes.
"Groove is the key concept for this album - a kind of physical kinetic energy, which gets minds and body going. The rhythmical element combines with a kind of magic, at times with the ecstatic, in conjuring up a ritual ...
Michael Jaeger's playing takes its origins from the spirit of black ballads. It is present day stories which are being told here and which then fan out. If there is an echo of John Coltrane here, a hint of Evan Parker there and finally also a tiny tribute to Jimmy Giuffre, it is neither about borrowing idioms nor about playing quotes, it is about playing with a wealth of experience."-Intakt