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Eyell Be Seeing You by Mark Dresser

Bassist Dresser, who's played with Anthony Braxton, Jane Ira Bloom and klezmer violinist Yale Strom, is also quite the composer as well - witness the sublime BANQUET (Tzadik) and this here set. Dresser composed a "soundtrack" for the score-less silent bizarre-o classic Salvador Dali/Luis Bunnel film Un Chien Andalou and Coleman did the same for another silent, A Propos De Nice. The music spans quite a gamut: from swinging chamber jazz with echoes of Jimmy Giuffre and Sonny Rollins, tangos, abstract soundscapes (also recalling Giuffre in the Bley days), French composers Satie and Milhaud, Ellington's shimmery "jungle" textures and pre-50s film music (Hollywood's and Europe's). Highly recommended for those who like the uncategorizable, Third Stream & chamber jazz fans and fans of fine modern clarinet playing (Speed is superbly subtle & expressive - a player to watch for). Oh yes, Dresser has one of the most distinctive sounds since Charles Mingus & Dave Holland.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Mark Dresser
  • CD Title: Eyell Be Seeing You
  • Year Released: 1998
  • Record Label: Knitting Factory Records
  • Musicians: Mark Dresser (bass), Chris Speed (sax, clarinet), Anthony Coleman (piano, organ)
  • Rating: Five Stars
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