Short Stories CD (2005)

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Specifications

Label City Hall Records
SKU 202763448
UPC 024792042821
UPC 14 05024792042821
Format CD
Release Date 7/19/2005
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Author Evan Parker
Compilation Appearance Selected Signs
Associated Artist/Work Bailey, Derek
Associated Artist/Work Bennink, Han
Associated Artist/Work Bergman, Borah
Associated Artist/Work Bley, Paul
Associated Artist/Work Braxton, Anthony
Associated Artist/Work Coxhill, Lol
Associated Artist/Work Jah Wobble
Associated Artist/Work Lacy, Steve
Associated Artist/Work Lytton, Paul
Associated Artist/Work Moore, Thurston
Associated Artist/Work Pasqualle Innarella Orchestra
Associated Artist/Work Rowe, Keith (Experimental)
Associated Artist/Work Sankaran, Suba
Associated Artist/Work Taborn, Craig
Associated Artist/Work Tilbury, John
Associated Artist/Work Transatlantic Art Ensemble
Associated Artist/Work Wobble, Jah
Technical Info
CatalogID CDLR 428
Lable Name Leo
Released 05/13/2005
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 50247920428216
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Evan Parker (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Peter A. Schmid, Reto Senn (tarogato, clarinet, bass clarinet); Jrg Solothurnmann (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Hans Anliker (trombone).
Liner Note Author: Stuart Broomer.
Author: Peter A. Schmid.
Free improv neophytes are often impressed by the resourcefulness and invention necessary to carry a collective improvisation for 75 minutes straight. But seasoned fans of the genre know it is tougher to perform several short pieces than a single extended one, simply because the hardest aspect of free improvisation is how you begin and end. After two albums of rather long pieces, Evan Parker & September Winds deliberately opted for the hardest path. They entered the studio on October 3, 2004, meaning to keep it short. The result is a collection of 23 pieces, most of them under three minutes, a couple stretching over four. In order to make things more interesting -- that is, slightly easier and more stimulating -- the quintet used some preconceived materials. Sequences, words, and musical concepts often served as a first impulse for the music, although they remain largely hidden, except for the two "No MPs!," performed without mouth pieces. Short Stories is a lively album where intensity in conciseness is the main focus. A two-minute slot jump-starts interactions and keeps every one ultra-attentive to the cue that will close the proceedings. Alder Brook was full of large-scale group effects. This one thrives on vivid exchanges between Peter A. Schmid and Reto Senn, the combined fast action of Evan Parker and Jrg Solothurnmann, and Hans Anliker's aptitude to act as a pivot between these two pairs. Pieces like "Heavy Metal I-III," the two "Taragotic," and the two "Foghorns" all display endearing levels of playfulness. The "Anton au Gare" series, based on predetermined sequences of arrangements, provides an occasion for jazzier references, often verging on instant jazz composition (a distinct theme arises from "Anton au Gare [3]"). Short Stories may not be as gripping as the group's previous efforts, but it shows a desire for change, which is always healthy in this field. It also provides an easier entry point into the group's output. ~ Fran?ois Couture
Professional Reviews
The Wire (p.74) - "[T]hese 23 tiny improvisations/instant compositions/ narratives/ are as fresh as pine and the interaction of saxophones, clarinets, trombone and tarogato are as intriguing as ever..."
Disc 1
1 Anton au Gare, Pt. 1
2 Anton au Gare, Pt. 2
3 Horn Choir
4 Echoes & Shadows
5 Lower Westside
6 Moorhuhnjagd
7 No Mps!, Pt. 1
8 No Mps!, Pt. 2
9 Foghorns, Pt. 1
10 Foghorns, Pt. 2
11 Distant Voices
12 Insects, Pt. 3
13 Taragotic VI
14 Taragotic IV
15 Twelve
16 Ungeziefer
17 Woodbones I
18 Blackbone
19 Heavy Metal I
20 Anton au Gare, Pt. 3
21 Anton au Gare, Pt. 4
22 Anton au Gare, Pt. 5
23 Fresh Ending
Product Attributes
Artist Parker,Evan
Label Leo
Music Format Compact Disc

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