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Belgian multi-reedist Joachim Badenhorst organized this trio with saxophonist John Butcher & percussionist Paul Lytton as part of a series of concerts in his home town, where they recorded this album, an impressive suite of extended techniques and intense dialog.

Badenhorst, Joachim / John Butcher / Paul Lytton

Badenhorst, Joachim / John Butcher / Paul Lytton: Nachtigall (Klein)

Label: Klein    
Released in: Belgium    

"Nikko Blue" starts Nachtigall with a gunshot crack and some seemingly percussive noises that only reveal themselves to be reed instruments after a few moments elapse. Lytton joins in, rifling around in the silverware drawer while Butcher and Badenhorst meld into something reminiscent of Butcher's Contest of Pleasures work. Throughout, Badenhorst steps up to Butcher's level, going reed to reed with the master, at times even becoming indistinguishable from the Brit, as in the great exchanges on "Otaska." With these three, it's not surprising that the music involves a nearly complete deconstruction of each instrument, resulting in a world where the possibilities of sound are placed before the assurances of form, where specifics of technique becomes obscure, secondary even, and the actual act of performing begins slipping from awareness. In short, Nachtigall is just good free improvisation-the sort of vibrant, abstruse interaction we expect when we read who's on the bill."-DanSorrells,

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Product Information:

Label: Klein
Catalog ID: 01
Squidco Product Code: 19721

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Belgium
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 3 Panels
Recorded at Rataplan and Studio Rodenbach, Antwerp, Belgium on March 23d & 24th, 2013 by Ted Massuers.


Joachim Badenhorst-clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone

Paul Lytton-percussion

John Butcher-tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone

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Track Listing:

1. Nikko Blue 10:21

2. Mariesii 6:55

3. Otaska 5:17

4. Upward Down Smile 5:39

5. Spik Splinter 2:40

6. Lightwaves 2:20

7. Nief Gerief 4:33

8. Nachtigall 9:21