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Kaplan, Noah / Giacomo Merega / Joe Moffett: Crows And Motives (Underwolf)

The NY trio of saxophonist Noah Kaplan, electric bassist Giacomo Merega, and trumpeter Moffett, in free improvisation focusing on texture and tone, applying traditional counterpoint to contemporary improvisation.
 

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UPC: 700261703855

Label: Underwolf
Catalog ID: 007
Squidco Product Code: 20368

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardboard sleeve
Recorded at Forge Recording in Oreland, Pennsylvania, in June 2012 by Eric Carbonara.


Personnel:

Noah Kaplan-saxophones

Giacomo Merega-electric bass

Joe Moffett-trumpet

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track listing:


1. Lacrimosa 2:28

2. Discreet Density 3:12

3. Slow Burn 3:51

4. Screambirds 1:40

5. Moretet 4:46

6. Buzz 3:15

7. Slow Mettle 2:43

8. Episodes 4:50

9. Balladeer 2:25

10. Discontinuity With Finale 4:05





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Improvised Music
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NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"On this intimate album the three musicians weave calm but intense sonic textures, with lots of emphasis and value on single tones, on shifting micro-tones which result in almost human voice inflexions, and an almost contemplative interplay. They describe it themselves as applying "traditional counterpoint to contemporary improvisation", and the result deserves to be heard to audiences outside New York. The inspiration for the music came from the 15th Century composer Josquin des Prez' Missa L'Homme Armee, a composition that uses counterpoint and "mensuration canons", in which "each voice sings the same notes, but the length of time each note each note is sung differs", and we get a similar approach here with trumpet, sax and bass singing in layers of sound, creating a beautiful soundscape full of dark and melancholy undertones, full of human angst and despair. Not upbeat, but strange and beautiful."-Stef, freejazzblog.org


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