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The Boston-based BOLT quartet of Jorrit Dijkstra (sax), Eric Hofbauer (guitar), Junko Fujiwara (cello), Eric Rosenthal (drums) chose the 19 pieces on this release from 36 improvised pieces, ranging from "energy-orgies of free jazz [to] sparse electronic soundscapes".

BOLT (Dijkstra / Fujiwara / Rosenthal / Hofbauer)

BOLT (Dijkstra / Fujiwara / Rosenthal / Hofbauer): Shuffle (Driff Records)

Label: Driff Records    
Released in: USA    

"Boston-based quartet BOLT has been working locally since 2011, focusing solely on free improvisation. Using the distinctive timbral combination of two stringed instruments with the lyricon (an analog electronic wind synthesizer from the 1970s), saxophone, and percussion, BOLT's group sound balances anywhere between the energy-orgies of free jazz and the sparse soundscapes of electronic minimalist improv. In the more expressive moments of a BOLT set the music hints at Boston's influential master of microtonal improvisation Joe Maneri. In the more quiet introspective moments one could hear a modern day extension of the late 1940s experiments with free improvisation of the Tristano school. This recording was deliberately conceived to create a different listening experience from that of a live concert. The nineteen takes of this CD were carefully chosen from thirty-six improvised pieces recorded during a session in the summer of 2013. Shuffling the pieces in random order gives thelistener a fresh perspective on the music every single time, adding an aleatoric and more compositional element to the music."-Driff Records

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Label: Driff Records
Catalog ID: 1402
Squidco Product Code: 19483

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Brick Hill Studio, Orleans, Massachusetts, on July 8th, 2013, by Joe Evans.


Jorrit Dijkstra-alto saxophone, lyricon

Eric Hofbauer-guitar

Junko Fujiwara-cello

Eric Rosenthal-drums, percussion

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Track Listing:

1. Lace 2:50

2. Haze 0:46

3. Chase 2:41

4. Daze 1:04

5. Graze 2:19

6. Brace 3:06

7. Mace 7:07

8. Trace 1:24

9. Place 2:34

10. Blaze 8:09

11. Grace 0:30

12. Gaze 2:43

13. Space 1:13

14. Phase 0:37

15. Base 0:56

16. Raze 0:47

17. Face 3:44

18. Race 3:09

19. Maze 1:47

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