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Fugitive Pieces by Reuben Radding

The newly release of Brooklyn based bassist Reuben Radding collides in a series of daring atonal sketches changing in length from track to track. Every piece snuggles a unique work of art. On The Gradual Instant, sounds explode both doughty and prospective. Radding as well as Bauder, Drury and Wooley all author denotations reaching throughout ample freedom in definitely enticing ways.

Lull, co-occurring steam and sumptuous avant-garde substances are printed on Radding’s transient tracks such as "The Drowned City" and "The Way Station", "The Stone Carriers" and outlined on "The Gradual Instant". On "Phosphorous" and "Terra Nullius", Bauder, Drury, Radding and Wooley imbue beats and jazz-keys reaching exalting levels.

Melding Contemporary construction with free-jazz, Radding is silky in many musical worlds having experienced improvisation and composition for many years. As a foremost bassist and composer Radding reveals a uncanny place discerning a free-jazz cognitive as well as an ethereal lexicon into the improvisation.

There is a particular voice in Radding’s verses in that sensible ears can spin to them, and yet there is a great delicacy in his harmonies and chord shaping that intrigues and awes the listener. "The Gradual Instant" is a brain-teaser with a thick jazzy-soup, perfectly "archestrated" for unforgettable heeds.

Just put it on and pay attention to this creative endeavor ‘cause Radding’s for sure a real gone character!

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Reuben Radding
  • CD Title: Fugitive Pieces
  • Genre: Free Jazz / Avante Garde
  • Year Released: 2006
  • Record Label: Pine Ear Music
  • Tracks: The Stone Carriers, Phosphorus, Terra Nullius, The Way Station, Vertical Time, The Drowned City, The Gradual Instant
  • Musicians: Reuben Radding (double bass), Matt Bauder (tenor saxophone, clarinet), Andrew Drury (percussion), Nate Wooley (trumpet)
  • Rating: Five Stars
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