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An emotional solo concert performed at Chicago's Corbett vs. Dempsey gallery, an ode to Mazurek's mother a few months after her passing, on cornet, flutes, bells, books, maracas, apples, and little electronics, in a touching and beautiful celebration of her life.

Mazurek, Rob
Mother Ode

Mazurek, Rob: Mother Ode (Corbett vs. Dempsey)
Label: Corbett vs. Dempsey    
Released in: USA    

"In July 2013, a few months after the passing of his mother, cornetist Rob Mazurek performed solo at Corbett vs. Dempsey gallery, in Chicago. Mazurek is one of the highest profile figures in contemporary creative music, leading bands like the Exploding Star Orchestra, Skull Sessions Octet and Starlicker.

On this occasion, he brought a box filled with various implements - his cornet, naturally, but flutes, bells, books, maracas, apples, and little electronics. This box became an inexhaustible resource as he pulled new soundmakers from it and performed a profoundly intense dedication to his mom, culminating in a durational event that found him shaking the remaining contents of the box over his head until he could no longer hold his arms aloft.

It was one of the most moving musical happenings that anyone at the gallery could remember, and we have taken the opportunity to release it as a CD. Often, such potent live events don't translate to a recording, but on Mother Ode the emotional impact of Mazurek's dedication appear just as vividly, a deep mourning of death rubbing elbows with a joyous celebration of life."-Corbett vs. Dempsey

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Label: Corbett vs. Dempsey
Catalog ID: CvsDCD013
Squidco Product Code: 18910

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded Live at the Corbett vs. Dempsey gallery in Chicago, in July 2013.


Rob Mazurek-cornet, boxes, bells, flute, books, voice, maracas, electronics, apples, distortion, sun

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Track Listing:

1. The Breath Of Life You Gave Me 3:21

2. Quiet The Thunder Bells 3:30

3. Spark On The Horizon 3:14

4. Toward New Light (Secret Box 1) 2:33

5. You Are The Weaver Of My Dreams 3:00

6. Green Tea Leaf / Morning Ritual / Don't Forget To Breath 3:29

7. Let Me Sing You Through To The Other Side 5:56

8. Toward Enlightenment (Secret Box 2) 6:57

9. You Were Born With Sun In Your Eyes (Secret Box 3) 15:26

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