HENCEFORTH Records

New music: improvised and otherwise

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Sound on survival, dont Philippe Elhem a chroniqué un précédent disque axé sur le blues (Américan roadwork cimp 312 in Improjazz 116) a regroupé sur ce cd trois morceaux de neuf à dix-huit minutes enregistrés à Amherst et un quatrième …

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Non ci sono pretese di neutralità in queste improvvisazioni tratte da due concerti del trio Sound On Survival: il contrabbasso di Lisle Ellis, la batteria di Peter Valsamis e il sax alto di Marco Eneidi prendono subito possesso dello spazio …

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Der freieste, abstrakteste verinnerlichte Ausdruck intimer, wilder, Energiegeladener Musik ist vor allem im Jazz zu finden, mal von Dixieland und anderen Festgefahrenheiten abgesehen. Da werden Instrumente zu Geliebten und die intensive Auseinandersetzung mit kraftvoller, eigenwilliger Komposition und lyrischer bis expressiver …

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Occasional errata aside, listeners already wise to these three will find this set a welcome extension of their modest, but hopefully soon expanding studio ledger. Those just becoming acquainted are in for an even bigger treat. Sound on Survival taps the venerable energy source that most fans of free jazz find irresistible.

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Sound on Survival Live is definitely not for the MTV set; the trio's approach is to let things develop over the long haul. Not in the modal sense: the group often turns direction on a dime. But what they do is play on until their ideas are exhausted. Not beyond that point, but right up to it. The result is a rewarding, if slightly draining, listen. Think of it as a workout and enjoy the burn.

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thanks a bunch for the great CD. i will play the dickens out of it here at radio station kwva, eugene, oregon: the seat of anarchy in the pacfic northwest! keep us in mind when you produce/create the out stuff. thanks for the great music. honored to play it

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...It's intensely rhythmic music - even Eneidi treats the saxophone as almost a pulse generator, the source of abruptly fired-off impulses with a surprisingly regular rhythm (though he uses that regularity to create syncopation effects too).

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These songs explode with life and vibrant ideas. As the liners say. ". . . more often than not . . . the songs come to an arbitrated (not arbitrary) ending." Exactly. All tangents aside, these men know what they're doing and, more importantly, where they're going.

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