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Kirchner, Quin

The Other Side Of Time [VINYL 2 LPs + DOWNLOAD]

Kirchner, Quin: The Other Side Of Time [VINYL 2 LPs + DOWNLOAD] (Astral Spirits)

Known as a superlative sideman, Chicago drummer/percussionist Quin Kirchner's debut as a leader brings together trombonist Nick Broste, bass clarinetist Jason Stein, saxophonist Nate Lepine, pianist Ben Boye and bassist Matt Ulery for an excellent album of spiritual free playing with compositions from Sun Ra, Andrew Hill, Charles Mingus, Paul Motian, Phil Cohran, &c.
 

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Label: Astral Spirits
Catalog ID: AS058
Squidco Product Code: 25502

Format: 2 LPs
Condition: New
Released: 2018
Country: USA
Packaging: Double LP in a Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded at Minbal & Future House in Chicago, Illinois,


Personnel:

Quin Kirchner-drums, percussion, kalimba, sampler, wurlitzer

Nick Broste-trombone

Nate Lepine-tenor saxophone, flute

Jason Stein-bass clarinet

Matt Ulery-bass

Ben Boye-piano

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track listing:


SIDE A



1. The Ritual 11:04

2. Brainville 3:49

3. Crossings 3:40

4. Drums and Tines Pt 1 3:51

SIDE B



1. Wondrous Eyes 10:37

2. Limbo / The Shoes of the Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers 8:21

3. Resounder 3:17

SIDE C



1. Together We Can Explore the Furthest Beyond 4:14

2. Mumbo Jumbo 5:15

3. Flutter 1:35

4. Karina 4:59

5. Drums and Tines Pt. 2 6:07

SIDE D



1. Armageddon 14:13

2. Ripple 2:22

3. Self-Portrait In Three Colors 3:18
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"Debut album from a drummer, composer and sound explorer from Chicago. A consummate sideman, Kirchner has been heard performing and recording with countless musicians in the diverse Chicago music scene including groups led by Jeb Bishop, Greg Ward, Paul Giallorenzo, Bill MacKay, Ryley Walker, Rob Clearfield, Dave Miller, Nick Mazzarella, Nate Lepine, Dave McDonnell, Keefe Jackson and the bands blink., Health and Beauty, NOMO, In Tall Buildings and Wild Belle. With The Other Side Of Time, Kirchner creates a cross-genre, wide-spectrum exploration through his sonic personality. It includes original compositions, spontaneous improvisations, and solo drum pieces alongside interpretations of classics by Sun Ra, Andrew Hill, Charles Mingus, Paul Motian, Phil Cohran and Arthur Verocai. Joining him in his working band is an assemblage of Chicago luminaries - Jason Stein, Nate Lepine, Nick Broste, Matt Ulery and Ben Boye."-Astral Spirits



"Albums that clock in at anything near 90 minutes are not automatically major works. On the other hand, this new effort from Quin Kirchner and Co. is hard to describe in any other terms. Kirchner's six-piece band has delivered a wide-ranging, powerful disc.

Things get rolling with the appropriately titled "Ritual." From the start, tenor saxophonist Nate LePine will have you reminiscing about John Coltrane's glory days and his multitude of followers. It is a huge, phat track loaded with soul. Kirchner has penned a monster.

It's hard to believe that this opens his first album as a band leader. Kirchner earned his chops in Chicago as a sideman with a long list that includes Jeb Bishop, Greg Ward, Paul Giallorenzo, Bill MacKay, Ryley Walker, Rob Clearfield, Dave Miller, Nick Mazzarella, Nate LePine, Dave McDonnell and Keefe Jackson. He's also been a member of blink., Health&Beauty, Nomo, In Tall Buildings and Wild Belle. I asked Kirchner how all these partners have contributed to what he does.

"When I was young and starting out in New Orleans, I was just trying to make some semblance of a living as a musician," he says. "You want to do creative things and develop your artistic voice. But you also need to get gigs that pay, which means being flexible and versatile. I've always set out to be well-versed in all styles and it has really influenced my voice and informed how I play."

Certainly the album covers a lot of ground. "Together We Can Explore the Furthest Beyond" is a complex, thoughtful ballad. "Armageddon" is pure avant-garde. "Drums & Tines Pt 1" is hardly a jazz piece at all, lacking as it does a single brass instrument. Man, does it groove though. Part 2 is equally solid.

"The 'Drums & Tines' cuts come out of my time playing music with Elliot Bergman in NOMO, Wild Belle and Metal Tongues," says Kirchner. "The electric kalimba I play on those tracks is one from our kalimba building sessions in 2009 ... Those tracks are sort of an homage to that part of my style which developed a lot on the road with those bands."

Kirchner says Jeb Bishop, with whom he worked as part of a double quartet, is an important influence. "It opened my eyes to what you can do with long-form compositions."

That format shines brightest on The Other Side of Time. Not since Kamasi Washington's Epic has a new bandleader come out of the gate in this kind of form.

Strong enough to take a stab at Sun Ra's "Brainville." It is not the album's best. It's a respectful, well-performed tribute. But the band's personality takes a back seat to their hero, and it shows. The swing is nice, but it's not really them.

"Anyone playing adventurous improvisational music owes a lot to Sun Ra," says Kirchner. "His influence and worldview (or universe-view) continue to open up new possibilities in the music."

The band's take on two Charles Mingus pieces-"The Shoes Of The Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers" and "Self Portrait In Three Colors"-is more in keeping with what makes the full album work so well. The performances are superb.

There is material on this album that dates back a decade. Other pieces are brand new. It is of course the luxury of a debut album that you have your whole life to prepare it. But given the depth of this work, a sophomore jinx seems unlikely."-Kevin Press, All About Jazz


Artist Biographies:

"Quinlan "Quin" Kirchner (born December 14, 1981) is an American jazz and improvisation musician (drums, percussion).

Kirchner received lessons from the age of ten at the Academy of Movement and Music and Merit Music Program of Chicago. With a scholarship from the Basin Street Scholarship, he studied at the University of New Orleans at age 18 with Ricky Sebastian, Jason Marsalis, Troy Davis and Johnny Vidacovich. He earned a bachelor's degree in jazz studies and worked in New Orleans u. a. with Jeff Albert, Irene Sage and Ed Petersen. After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Kirchner moved to New York City, where he received his master's degree at the Manhattan School of Music under John Riley graduated before returning to Chicago. There he works since then u. a. with Jeb Bishop, Daniele D'Agaro, AJ Kluth, Greg Ward, Dave Rempis, Matthew Golombisky and the formations flashing., From Beyond (inter alia with Katherine Young, Tim Haldeman), Zing!, Lucky 7s and Elliot Bergman's NOMO. In Germany, Kirchner joined Georg Gräwe and Tobias Delius as part of RUHR.2010 - European Capital of Cultureon. In the field of jazz he was involved between 2006 and 2012 in five recording sessions."

-Wikipedia (Translated by Google) (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quin_Kirchner)
6/6/2018

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"Nick Broste (trombonist, composer, recording engineer) has been an active player in the Chicago music scene since 1997. His current work centers around the Nick Broste trio, jazz sextet Herculaneum, space rock band Magical Beautiful, Mucca Pazza (a 30 piece punk rock marching band), as well as other ad hoc projects around the city. He has performed with James Falzone, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Jason Ajemian, Jeb Bishop, Keefe Jackson, Anton Hatwich, Marc Unternahrer, Mars Williams, Jim Baker, Josh Berman, Dave Rempis, Marc Riordan, Jamie Branch, Matt Bauder, and many others, as well as bands such as Wilco, Spoon, TV on the Radio, Cursive and Broken Social Scene."

-Constellation Chicago (https://www.constellation-chicago.com/event/690645-nick-broste-trio-sound-city-chicago/)
6/6/2018

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"Chicago-based tenor saxophonist Nate Lepine has been working and performing in numerous musical settings throughout a career spanning 20+ years, participating in several notable ensembles that make up the rich Chicago jazz landscape. Currently he is leading two new ensembles, The Nate Lepine Quartet and the Nate Lepine trio while currently a member of the Nick mozzarella Quintet, The Quin Kirchner Group as well as the critically -acclaimed prog-jazz ensemble, Herculaneum. Mr. Lepine had an early tenure during the 90's in one of Chicago's most revered bands, The NRG Ensemble. In addition he has recorded / performed/ toured internationally with several established acts such as Cursive, Iron and Wine, Smog, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Afghan Wings, 10,000 Maniacs, Pete Yorn, Bobby Bare Jr., Poi Dog Pondering, David Amram, Manishevitz, Sister Machine Gun and others. He is currently working on an album with his Quartet. Nate Lepine has a Bachelor of Music from DePaul University and has been teaching for over a decade."

-Glencoe Academy of Music (http://glencoeacademyofmusic.com/teams/nate-lepine-2/)
6/6/2018

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"Jason Stein was born in 1976 and is originally from Long Island, New York. Stein is one of the few musicians working today to focus entirely on the bass clarinet as a jazz and improvisational instrument. He studied at Bennington College with Charles Gayle and Milford Graves, and at the University of Michigan with Donald Walden and Ed Sarath. In 2005, Stein relocated to Chicago and has since recorded for such labels as Leo, Delmark, Atavistic, 482 Music and Clean Feed. Stein has performed throughout the US and Europe, including performances in festivals in Lisbon, Cracow, Utrecht, Barcelona, Debreccen and Ljubljana. He has had the opportunity to perform with a number of exciting local and international musicians including: Michael Moore, Jeff Parker, Oscar Noriega, Rudi Mahall, Ken Vandermark, Rob Mazurek, Jeb Bishop, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten, Urs Leimgruber, Pandelis Karayorgis, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Tony Buck, Eric Boren, Kent Kessler, Tobias Delius, Michael Zerang, Michael Vatcher, Peter Brotzman, and Wilbert DeJoode."

-Jason Stein Website (http://jasonsteinmusic.com/biography)
6/6/2018

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"Chicago based bassist/composer and bandleader, Matt Ulery, has developed an instantly recognizable sound. Known for his sweeping lyricism, unconventional phrase structures, expressionistic emotionalism, Ulery's music, from small, diverse chamber ensembles to full orchestras, is informed by the entire spectrum of jazz, classical, rock, pop, and folk- specifically American, South American, Balkan, and other European folk styles. He has been performing for 20 years on upright, electric, and brass basses.

For a decade, Ulery has been the leader of his own groups and frequent collaborator. Ulery has produced and released 7 critically acclaimed albums of all original music under his name including his most recent double album, "Festival," on his label, Woolgathering Records.

Ulery earned a Master of Music degree at Depaul University and Bachelors degree in music composition at The Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University and has played in bands with Kurt Rosenwinkel, Fareed Haque, Howard Levy, Patricia Barber, Goran Ivanovic, Jeff Parker, Zach Brock, Jimmy Chamberlin, Makaya McCraven, Marquis Hill and countless others. As a composer, Ulery has collaborated with ensembles such as Eighth Blackbird, New Millennium Orchestra of Chicago, Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra, and Wild Belle.

When not touring parts of the U.S. and Europe, Matt appears regularly in the Chicago area music venues and has performed with his own groups at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Chicago Orchestra Hall, Millennium Park Pritzker Pavillion, Chicago Cultural Center, The Krannert Center, Jazz Showcase, The Metro and countless other fine music listening rooms. In addition to performing, recording, and writing, Ulery is on faculty at Loyola University Chicago and gives masterclasses and clinics nationwide."

-Matt Ulery Website (https://www.mattulery.com/about/)
6/6/2018

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"Ben Boye is a Chicago-based improvisational keyboard/autoharp player who has worked with numerous jazz, indie rock, and folk musicians."

-All Music (https://www.allmusic.com/artist/ben-boye-mn0002386819)
6/6/2018

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