Double bass and hyperpiano meet in a transatlantic collaboration between pianist Denman Maroney and bassist Dominc Lash, a combination of exhilarating technique and invention from two remarkable players.
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Catalog ID: KCR 35
Squidco Product Code: 16195
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded on October 17th, 2011 in Brooklyn, NY by Peter Karl.
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"Born Cambridge, England, in January 1980; played bass guitar since 1994; studied with Hugh Boyd and Pascha Milner and at Basstech (London) with Rob Burns, Terry Gregory and others. Played double bass since 2001; basically self taught, with grateful thanks to Simon H. Fell. First class BA in English Literature from Oxford University (2002). Received MA Composition from Oxford Brookes University in 2003, having studied with Paul Whitty, Ray Lee and others. Received PhD from Brunel University in 2010, having studied the work of Derek Bailey, Helmut Lachenmann and JH Prynne and been supervised by Richard Barrett and John Croft."-Dominic Lash Website (http://dominiclash.blogspot.com/p/dominic-lash_5.html)
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1. Port of Exit 4:29
2. Air Wheel 5:32
3. Audibly Shaken 7:23
4. Bowled Under 5:31
5. Case in Area 9:27
6. Axis of Good 5:20
7. Point of Entry 7:41
8. The Die is Struck 9:56
9. All Strung Out 2:17
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"Denman Maroney's multi-laytered 'hyperpiano' technique meshes remarkably with Dominic Lash's elevated turn on double bass in this series of nine improvisations 'All Strung Out'. The journey they undertake unfolds and reveals at a stirring pace. Through glancing sonic collisions and temporal deviations the strings of the piano and the bass weave a complex web of discovery and description. There is purposeful unease embedded in the narrative - evocative, elusive, tactile and intangible. Things appear and then vanish. Seldom what they seem.
Maroney and Lash met in 2010 at the Music Omi foundation in upstate New York and cemented their transatlantic alliance back in New York, when they joined reedsman Tim Hodgkinson for a concert at The Stone in September 2011. Its success prompted a performance at London's Café Oto early in 2012, which I had the good fortune to witness, memorable for its combination of exhilarating technique and invention, and for the humility which underscored their dialogue. [...]"-Geoffrey Winston, from the liner notes
NY Downtown & Metropolitan Jazz/Improv
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms