The 2nd 2Bass Quartet from Israeli/NY saxophonist Yoni Kretzmer, with Reuben Radding and Sean Conly handling the bass, and Mike Pride on drums, featuring 9 tracks with just the minimum amount of per-conceived material so as not to distinguish the spontaneity.
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Label: OutNow Recordings
Catalog ID: ONR020
Squidco Product Code: 20969
Format: 2 CDs
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Systems Two, in Brooklyn, New York on June 9th, 2014 by Jon Bosenberg.
Yoni Kretzmer-tenor saxophone
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1. Haden 3:32
2. Soft 5:22
3. Stick Tune 9:44
4. Metals 9:43
5. Freezaj 10:01
6. Leaves 4:21
7. Polytonal Suite 5:04
8. Ballad 3:30
1. Number 4 19:40
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"Two years after their debut recording the Yoni Kretzmer 2Bass Quartet return with Book II, a double CD set. The new album features 9 tracks with just the minimum amount of per-conceived material so not to distinguish the spontaneity, but rather to act as empty, almost transparent, scaffolding. The quartet's sound has grown and deepened as has the interplay between the musicians, thus, enabling the band to take greater risks and larger leaps of faith. Earthiness has become this groups trademark, the trick is to manage to dive into the pits of the earth while maintaining a certain clarity and vividness, as though seeing while having mud in the eyes."-OutNow
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"Reuben Radding is a bassist, free improviser, teacher, and recording engineer based in Brooklyn, NY. He was born in Washington DC in 1966. After relocating to New York City in 1988 he studied the double bass with Mark Dresser and quickly became a busy stalwart of the so-called "Downtown" scene, performing with many of the most prominent new Jazz musicians of the time. Radding has taught master classes on extended bass techniques and free improvisation workshops He is also an accomplished recording engineer and producer, and owns Studio STATS, in Brooklyn, NY."-Nuscope Recordings (http://nuscope.org/musicians/reuben-radding/)
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"Mike Pride: Percussionist • Composer • Vocalist • Visual Artist
Born and raised in Southern Maine, but based out of New York City since 2000, Mike Pride currently performs solo, leads modern-jazz quartet From Bacteria To Boys, the 7-drummer installation-band Drummer's Corpse, and the MDC piano trio I Hate Work. He also co-leads the ensembles Pulverize The Sound (w/ Peter Evans and Tim Dahl), and Period (w/ Charlie Looker and Chuck Bettis). Pride is renowned for his ability to excel in a wide range of genres and ensembles. He has worked with everyone from improvised music icon Anthony Braxton to punk legends Millions Of Dead Cops, toured extensively on four continents, appeared on more than 100 recordings, and is currently touring the world opening for comedian Amy Schumer with Jason Stein's Locksmith Isidore.
A short list of his collaborators includes Mick Barr, Tim Berne, Boredoms, Eugene Chadbourne, Nels Cline, Andrew D'Angelo, Trevor Dunn, Dynamite Club, Peter Evans, Charles Gayle, Milford Graves, Drew Gress, Mary Halvorson, Curtis Hasselbring, Nona Hendryx, Jon Irabagon, Brad Jones, Haino Keiji, Kirk Knuffke, George Lewis, Frank Lowe, Bill McHenry, Tony Malaby, Sam Mickens, Butch Morris, Joe Morris, William Parker, Marc Ribot, Matana Roberts, Herb Robertson, Jamie Saft, Sonny Simmons, Craig Wedren, Nate Wooley, Otomo Yoshihide and John Zorn.
Pride's versatility doesn't end with his eclectic résumé as a popular sideman and leader/co-leader of many active ensembles spanning the worlds of modern-jazz, avant-rock, noise and doom metal improv. He is also a busy educator and clinician, a soundtrack composer for TV shows, video games, podcasts, independent films, and websites, and an experienced and exhibited visual artist.
Mike proudly uses Yamaha Drums & hardware, Vic Firth striking implements, and Humes & Berg Cases."-Mike Pride Website (http://mikepride.com/about/)
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