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Cosottini, Miro / Miano, Tonino: The Inner Life Of Residue (IRCdiscs / Impressus)

The duo of NY-based pianist Tonino Miano and trumpeter Mirio Cosottini in a "voyage within where the musicians try to abandon preconceived notions of sound and let the past and the present collide to give us clues as to who we are".

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Label: IRCdiscs / Impressus
Catalog ID: IR006
Squidco Product Code: 18913

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded in Laurchmont, New York in February 2013.


Mirio Cosottini-trumpet

Tonino Miano-piano

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track listing:

01. There Is A Swagger In Your Stagger 02. Ricercare Ars Revelare 03. Spoken To The Wind 04. A Loose End 05. Stirs Under The Surface 06. Petals To The Moon 07. Plankton 08. The Concavity Of Reflected Tones 09. Emergence 10. Breaking Away 11. Lost in Love Lost 12. The Blue Seed
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"A project that dwells in the willingness and ability to surrender to the subtleties of our experiences as they bubble their way up through the channels opened up by improvisation. The music touches the Jazz, Classical and the Contemporary realm, the tonal and non-tonal, welcoming one into the other and every gradient in between as part of a continuous discourse. "...The label 'music', wonderful 'pure' music, is the only one that can be properly used in this case" ~Alessandro Bertinetto. It is the act of orbiting the object of interest following different trajectories as to find new ways of seeing it without ever completely defining it. It's a multi stylistic exploration, a voyage within where the musicians try to abandon pre- conceived notions of sound and let the past and the present collide to give us clues as to who we are."-Impressus Records

"We introduced Italian-born piano virtuoso Tonino Miano in this space earlier this year while examining his FluiDensity encounter with trumpet player Brian Groder. Here's another one-on-one meeting with another trumpeter, fellow Italian Mirio Cosottini.

The Inner Life Of Residue is the name of this particular trumpet/piano duet, again all-improv, but this is not follow-up to that album; the two made The Curvature Of Pace a few years earlier (2008).

Whereas FluiDensity has linearity to it, Residue goes down a jagged path. Whereas Groder approaches his sessions with Miano as a jazz musician with a majestic tone, Cosottini's tone is sharp-edged, often more unpredictable, and he can be purely emotional. Whereas the earlier album is often dense, the new one is often more diffused and delicate.

Beyond that, the overall approach taken to The Inner Life Of Residue differs in its duality: it can be abrasive and it can be pretty; it can dissonant or gorgeously melodic; it can sound composed in one moment of a song and suddenly become completely extemporaneous the next. Miano obviously understood the need to make an album that conforms to the strengths of his trumpet player and complemented him at every turn.

That duality is implemented in so many ways. Cosottini plays sparse and achingly on the wittily titled "There Is A Swagger About Your Stagger" as Miano fills up the voids left behind, before Miano takes control of the song's direction, moving from tonality to atonality. "Ricercare Ars Revelare" begins energetically, but soon decelerates into solitude. "Emergence" opens with an intense intro, and then opens up like the sun breaking through the clouds. Just when you think that's the whole song, the clouds come back and the thunder returns. "Breaking Away" sounds like they are about to launch into a classic ballad, but instead they break out into some freewheeling, even energetic coaction.

It's that surprise element, the turning on a dime, that gives The Inner Life Of Residue a reason to engage with it beyond just good musicianship. Mirio Cosottini and Tonino Miano find a wealth of ideas that spring forth from just a trumpet and a piano."-S. Victor Aaron

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