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Shibolet / Josephson / Baker / Looney / Smith: untitled (1959) (Kadima)

Kadima collective saxophonist Ariel Shibolet and 4 California Bay Area players in impressive and intense improvisation that make for an unusual and open-minded discourse.
 

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UPC: 634479580017

Label: Kadima
Catalog ID: KCR 09
Squidco Product Code: 11508

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: Israel
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded by Scott R. Looney, 8 January, 2006 at 1510 Studios, Oakland, CA, USA.


Personnel:

Ariel Shiolet-soprano saxophone

Aurora Josephson-voice

Jen Baker-trombone

Scott R. Looney-piano

Damon Smith-doublebass

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Artist Biographies:

"Jen Baker, trombonist/composer, has collaborated with artists all over the world in site-specific mixed media performance, concert halls, solo and chamber commissions. As an improviser she is featured on the soundtrack to Werner Herzog's Oscar-nominated Encounters at the End of the World. She has performed internationally in festivals and has toured with Arijit Singh, Karole Armitage, and Mansour, and new music ensembles S.E.M., TILT brass, and the mobile ensemble Asphalt Orchestra (founding member). Her forthcoming book, Hooked on Multiphonics aides composers and trombonists in understanding and executing the deep complexities of multiphonics."

-Jen Baker Website (http://jenbakersounds.com/)
5/18/2022

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"Damon Smith studied double bass with Lisle Ellis and has had lessons with Bertram Turezky, Joëlle Leandré, John Lindberg, Mark Dresser and others. Damon's explorations into the sonic palette of the double bass have resulted in a personal, flexible improvisational language based in the American jazz avant-garde movement and European non-idiomatic free improvisation. Visual art, film and dance heavily influence his music, as evidenced by his CAMH performance of Ben Patterson's Variations for Double Bass, collaborations with director Werner Herzog on soundtracks for Grizzly Man and Encounters at the End of the World, and an early performance with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

Damon has collaborated with a wide range of musicians, including: Cecil Taylor, Marshall Allen (of Sun Ra's Arkestra), Henry Kaiser, Roscoe Mitchell, Michael Pisaro, Wadada Leo Smith, Marco Eneidi, Wolfgang Fuchs, Peter Brötzmann and Peter Kowald. After many years in the San Francisco Bay Area, and five great years in Houston, Texas working regularly with Alvin Fielder, Sandy Ewen, David Dove & Chris Cogburn, Damon will move to the Boston area in the fall of 2016. Damon has run Balance Point Acoustics record label since 2001, releasing music focusing on transatlantic collaborations between US and European musicians."

-Balance Point Acoustic Website (https://www.balancepointacoustics.com/damon-smith/)
5/18/2022

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track listing:


1. Number 12 6:30

2. Homage to Matisse 2:38

3. Number 16 (Brown, Blue, Brown on Blue) 1:46

4. Yellow, Orange, Red on Orange 1:14

5. White, Yellow, Red on Yellow 4:50

6. Light, Earth and Blue 3:02

7. Ochre and Red on Red 2:19

8. White Band (Number 27) 1:06

9. Three Reds 2:11

10. Blue Cloud 7:29

11. White Cloud 2:01

12. Four Reds 1:54

13. Black, Ochre, Red Over Red 1:22

14. Red, Gray, White on Yellow 1:45

15. Red, Black, Orange, Yellow on Yellow 2:25

16. Untitled (1959) 5:46
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"This spontaneous, free-improvised session was recorded on a January afternoon after a leisurely, spontaneous lunch. Nothing was planned or discussed beforehand. First takes were the last ones, the ones you can find in this disc. Natural, home-brewed, organic music. The five musicians- Israeli soprano sax player and Kadima Collective member Ariel Shibolet and four Bay Area Californians- pianist Scott R. Rooney, trombone player Jen Baker, bass player Damon Smith and vocalist Aurora Josephson, found themselves speaking the same language. A language that suggests a common set of everyday gestures, based on past experiences and elaborated through an abstract system of personal sounds, always with an emphatic tone.

A language that stresses wide open minds and ears, constant cooperation and shared attitudes. A language of soft and patient moves, of split-second decisions, of gentle balances and dense flux, of elastic and careful gives and takes, of changing colors and dynamics, of laughter and serious expressions. A language that is very intense, but at the same time very fragile. A global language. It is a language of musical comrades and meeting minds, always ready to explore new routes. A language that is more than words, pure music."-Eyal Hareuveni

All track titles are from paintings by Mark Rothko.

Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
Jazz
Unusual Vocal Forms
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