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Nevai, Nandor (w/ Peter Evans / Tim Dahl / Matt Nelson / Ron Stabinsky): Classified Maths (Psykomanteum)

An unusual quintet of prominent New York improvisers--Peter Evans on trumpet, Tim Dahl on bass violin, Matt Nelson on tenor saxophone, and Ron Stabinsky on bass--performing Nandor Nevai's compositions: two Quintets and the two part "Sap Gloves"--Nevai performing on tenor sax, voice and conducting, blurring modern improv, chamber jazz and bizarre spoken word moments; outstanding and unsettling.
 

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Nandor Nevai-conductor, tenor saxophone, voice

Peter Evans-trumpet

Tim Dahl-bass violin

Matt Nelson-tenor saxophone

Ron Stabinsky-bass trombone


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Label: Psykomanteum
Catalog ID: PSYK-20
Squidco Product Code: 31200

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2021
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Case
Enginnered at the Psykomanteum "USA", on August 18th, 2021, by Nandor Nevai.

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An unusual quintet of prominent New York improviser Peter Evans on trumpet, Tim Dahl on bass violin, Matt Nelson on tenor saxophone, and Ron Stabinsky on bass, performing Nandor Nevai's compositions--two Quintets and the two part "Sap Gloves"--Nevai performing on tenor sax, voice and conducting, blurring modern improv, chamber jazz and bizarre spoken word moments; outstanding and unsettling.


Artist Biographies

"Nándor Névai is a New York-based vocalist and drummer a member of the trio _ (Underscore) with Rat Bastard (of To Live and Shave in L.A.) on violin, and Dan Hosker (of Harry Pussy) on cello, documented on DMT ROK (Savage Land, 2007). He also released duets with Orthrelm's Mick Barr The Rainbow Supremacy (ugEXPLODE, 2009) and Labyrintha (Savage Land, 2010). He debuted solo with The Wooden Machine Music (ugEXPLODE, 2007) and Three Tocattas (2011), works of grotesquely distorted acid metal."-https://www.scaruffi.com/vol7/nevai.html



"Practitioner of the Hardest Occult Rock. Through-Composer of 'Brutal Classical' Symphony. Songwriter, Lyricist and Vocalist of Relative Pitch. Beatwriter, 'Lead Bass Drum Soloist', Innovator of Asymmetrical Freeblasting toward a Berserkergang Martial Art & 'Konkussor' (Conducting thru Drumstick instead of Baton). Aktionist Danger Performer.

He has been a member of the groups Aborted Christ Childe, Benighted In Sodom, Bubonik Stupefaktion, Evil Moisture, GAVEL ov VINLAND, Hatewave, M.N.D.L.S.B.L.S.T.N.G., Maggot, Miss High Heel, No Mor Musik, SNAUT, The Laundry Room Squelchers, The Many Moods Of Marlon Magas, To Live And Shave In L.A., To Live And Shave In L.A. 2, Vagiant"-Discogs

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/650785-N%C3%A1ndor-N%C3%A9vai)
2/28/2024

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"Peter Evans is a trumpet player, and improvisor/composer based in New York City since 2003. Evans is part of a broad, hybridized scene of musical experimentation and his work cuts across a wide range of modern musical practices and traditions. Peter is committed to the simultaneously self-determining and collaborative nature of musical improvisation as a compositional tool, and works with an ever-expanding group of musicians and composers in the creation of new music. His primary groups as a leader are the Peter Evans Quintet and the Zebulon trio. In addition, Evans has been performing and recording solo trumpet music since 2002 and is widely recognized as a leading voice in the field, having released several recordings over the past decade. He is a member of the cooperative groups Pulverize the Sound (with Mike Pride and Tim Dahl) and Rocket Science (with Evan Parker, Craig Taborn and Sam Pluta) and is constantly experimenting and forming new configurations with like minded players. As a composer, he has been commissioned by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Yarn/Wire, the Donaueschingen Musiktage Festival, the Jerome Foundation's Emerging Artist Program, and the Doris Duke Foundation for the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival. Evans has presented and/or performed his works at major festivals worldwide and tours his own groups extensively. He has worked with some of the leading figures in new music: John Zorn, Kassa Overall, Jim Black, Weasel Walter, Levy Lorenzo, Nate Wooley, Steve Schick, Mary Halvorson, Joe McPhee, George Lewis, and performs with both ICE and the Wet Ink Ensemble. He has been releasing recordings on his own label, More is More, since 2011."

-Peter Evans Website (http://pevans.squarespace.com/about/)
2/28/2024

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"Tim Dahl is a professional electric and double bass player, vocalist, keyboardist and composer living in New York City. He is best known as the bass player of the noise-rock band Child Abuse and Lydia Lunch's Retrovirus. He also writes and performs for the jazz ensemble Pulverize The Sound.

Dahl has toured extensively throughout North and South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. He has performed with many notable musicians, composers and performers including Yusef Lateef, Archie Shepp, Eugene Chadbourne, Tatsuya Yoshida, Von Freeman, Stanley Jordan, Mary Halvorson, Malcolm Mooney, Marc Ribot, Brian Chase, Hamid Drake, Elliott Sharp, Weasel Walter, Marni Nixon, Peter Evans, Kevin Shea, Mick Barr, Lydia Lunch, Jan Terri, The Bureau of Atomic Tourism, Ava Mendoza etc.

As a bass player he is notable for unique style and technical savviness. Clifford Allen of Tiny Mixtapes' wrote "Tim Dahl [...] approaches his well-worn axe with a battery of pedals and loops, combining determinate speed with murkier sonics to create a landscape not unlike a harsh, speed-freak variant on Hugh Hopper."

Dahl currently lives in Brooklyn and is an active member in the music scene there."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Dahl)
2/28/2024

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"Saxophonist Matt Nelson regularly performs in a far-reaching, motley assortment of musical projects. Described as "one of the more unpredictable virtuosos in New York's underground" by Pitchfork, and "genre-bending" by Tiny Mix Tapes, his output often lies in the gray corners beyond categorization.

Upon graduating from the Oberlin Conservatory, where he studied with Gary Bartz and Paul Cohen, Matt moved back to his native Bay Area where he became an active member of the music community. He performed regularly with several bands, among them experimental pop outfit tUnE-yArDs, with whom he recorded and toured extensively in support of their acclaimed album w h o k i l l.

In 2010 Matt relocated to Brooklyn, New York. During his time there he has performed and toured as a member of Battle Trance, GRID, Elder Ones, Premature Burial, Skeletons, and the Weasel Walter Large Ensemble. He also performs as a solo act, where he often utilizes electronics and amplified feedback along with his saxophone, as heard on his record Lower Bottoms. "

-Matt Nelson Website (https://www.mattnelsonsax.com/bio)
2/28/2024

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"Ron Stabinsky recently released his debut album, Free for One, the culmination of more than a decade of evolving his improvised solo language. In addition to continuing to pursue his ongoing interest in solo piano improvisation, he enjoys working on music in a stylistically diverse array of situations throughout the United States and Europe with many other musicians and ensembles, including free-improvising saxophonist Jack Wright, bass trombone virtuoso David Taylor, Meat Puppets bassist Cris Kirkwood, and NEA Jazz Master David Liebman. Recent festival appearances include Newport Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival (Netherlands), Moers Festival (Germany), Jazzfestival Saalfelden (Austria), Outreach Festival (Austria), and Jazz and More Festival Sibiu (Romania). He is currently a regular member of the band Mostly Other People Do the Killing, the new music ensemble Relâche, the Charles Evans Quartet, and the Peter Evans Quintet."

-Ron Stabinsky 2/28/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Quintet 1 2:06

2. Quintet 2 22:23

3. Quintet 2 Movement 2 13:58

4. "Sap Gloves" 6:11

5. "Sap Gloves" Movement 2 14:21

Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
Jazz
Free Improvisation
NY Downtown & Metropolitan Jazz/Improv
Quintet Recordings
Unusual Vocal Forms
Chamber Jazz

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