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Guitarist Edward Ricart's working quartet with drummer Andrew Barker, bassist Jason Ajemian and trumpeter Herb Robertson is expanded with UK saxophonist Paul Dunmall, joining the band during the Vision Festival 2012 to record these focused and informed free improvisations.

Ricart, Edward Quartet + Paul Dunmall

Ricart, Edward Quartet + Paul Dunmall: Chamaeleon (New Atlantis)

Label: New Atlantis    
Released in: USA    

"Chamaeleon is a stellar new offering from electric guitarist Edward Ricart's powerful working quartet, augmented by a very special guest... firebrand English saxophonist Paul Dunmall. Paul is one of the finest players in realm of creative new music, best characterized by his devastatingly original playing in countless configurations, and a massive discography boasting an unsurpassed level of creativity and an unimaginably high level of consistency.

Edward Ricart is a rising star of improvised music, with collaborations ranging from members of the rock bands Fugazi, Tortoise, Black Flag, and Bardo Pond to Merzbow, and jazz legends Peter Broetzmann, William Hooker, Ches Smith, Travis Laplante, Kevin Shea, Roy Campbell, Nick Millevoi, Tim Daisy, Marty Ehrlich, Angelica Sanchez, and Steve Swell, among many others. He is also a member of Ohio-based avant rock trio Hyrrokkin, and Washington DC free-rock duo Matta Gawa.

Recorded in Brooklyn at Seizures Palace (Swans, Akron/Family, Charles Gayle, Angels of Light) during Paul's visit to New York City for the Vision Festival in 2012, Ricart pulled together his group for a rare opportunity to document Dunmall along a crew of Downtown New York's finest... The band features legendary trumpeter Herb Robertson, bassist Jason Ajemian (Marc Ribot, Ken Vandermark, Rob Mazurek), and drummer Andrew Barker (Gold Sparkle Band, Sirone, William Parker).

This set of music is freely improvised, yet exists firmly within the jazz tradition. The record boasts a serious backbone, coupled with a massively parallel frontline. This unit dynamically pairs spontaneously composed, angular lyricism with limber fluidity from the rhythm section, pushing the boundaries of improvised quintet music from the outset. Chamaeleon is stunningly cohesive, marking the musicians as masters of ebb, flow, assertiveness and energetic expression."-New Atlantis

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Product Information:

UPC: 616892159247

Label: New Atlantis
Catalog ID: NA-CD-008
Squidco Product Code: 20146

Format: CD
Condition: Sale (New)
Released: 2013
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Case
Recorded at Seizures Palace,in Brooklyn, New York, on June 10th, 2012 by Jason LaFarge.


Edward Ricart-guitar

Paul Dunmall-tenor saxophone

Andrew Barker-drums

Jason Ajemian-double bass

Herb Robertson-trumpet

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