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Each of the eight tracks on NY saxophonist Chris Pitsiokos' 2nd solo release for Relative Pitch is named for a type of stone--"Obsidian", "Feldspar", "Anthracite", &c.--each a unique take on its mineral counterpart through incredible technique and concentration, taking the alto saxophone into extreme or reflective territory complementing the nature of each element.
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Label: Relative Pitch
Catalog ID: RPRSS012
Squidco Product Code: 32481
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at GSI studios, in New York , New York, on January 12th, 2022, by Jason Rostkowski .
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"Chris Pitsiokos (b. 1990) is a saxophonist, composer, and improviser. His music combines the intensity and immediacy of extreme rock forms and noise with the lyricism and forward propulsion of jazz and the abstract detail of contemporary classical composers Iannis Xenakis and Helmut Lachenmann. Chris has had the opportunity to perform/collaborate with Lydia Lunch, Tyshawn Sorey, Peter Evans, Kevin Shea, Brian Chase, Henry Kaiser, Mick Barr, Marc Edwards, Brandon Seabrook, Paul Lytton, Tim Dahl, Philip White, Guerilla Toss, C. Spencer Yeh, Ikue Mori, Nate Wooley and Weasel Walter. Chris has performed throughout Europe, Japan, Australia, and the US. His records can be found on Clean Feed, New Atlantis, One Hand Records, Carrier Records, Ug Explode, and his own imprint, Eleatic Records. In addition to performing and composing music, Chris was a long time DJ at WKCR-FM and has been producing concerts in Brooklyn and Manhattan for four years."-Chris Pitsiokos Website (http://www.chrispitsiokos.com/bio.html)
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1. Dolomite 14:33
2. Basalt 2:42
3. Feldspar 3:40
4. Gabbro 1:14
5. Shale 9:23
6. Obsidian 4:10
7. Sandstone 1:07
8. Anthracite 4:59
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"This is Pitsiokos' second solo saxophone release for Relative Pitch. His first one, Speak in Tongues was a tribute to his forbears on the horn. On "Art of the Alto" Pitsiokos stakes his claim to stand amongst them."-Relative Pitch
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