Klang. Farbe. Melodie. (482-1030)
Biggi Vinkeloe, alto sax and flute; George Cremaschi, contrabass; Miya Masaoka, 21-string koto; Gino Robair, percussion, faux dax, bike horn, and bowed metals
"On each of Klang. Farbe. Melodie.'s 13 relatively brief and finely shaped tracks," writes Bay Area journalist/radio programmer Derk Richardson in the liner notes, "Vinkeloe, Cremaschi, Masaoka and Robair jointly cultivate ground that’s freshly turned every two to five-and-a-half minutes. Regardless of who plants the first seed, with a gesture, a sound, or perhaps some intuitively detected energetic pulse, the four musicians move into a working relationship with clear and forceful intention. Even as they present each other with spontaneously generated ideas and strategic options and respond in kind with gentle graciousness and fierce focus, each piece develops a biochemistry of its own and becomes the fifth living entity in the creative equation."
François Carrier Trio
François Carrier, alto sax; Pierre Côté, bass; Michel Lambert, drums
Known for using "composition as a guidepost rather than a predetermined path" (All About Jazz), the François Carrier Trio features three of Canada's most respected improvisers. Founded in 1990, the Juno award-winning, Quebec-based group has recorded for labels such as Naxos Jazz and Justin Time, and collaborated with special guest pianists Steve Amirault, Uri Caine, Jason Moran, and Bobo Stenson. Now, for the first time, these "advanced musicians who refuse to settle for the status quo" (All Music Guide) have documented the raw exuberance of their live performances on record, with seven improvisations and two compositions from their 2000 Canadian tour. More information is available at http://www.francoiscarrier.com
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