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SHORT STORIES (2005)

Artist: Evan Parker
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Format: CD
Sku: 202763448
UPC: 024792042821
UPC 14: 05024792042821
Release Date: 7/19/2005
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
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 ~ IV
18. Blackbone
19. Heavy Metal I ~ III
20. Anton au Gare, Pt. 3
21. Anton au Gare, Pt. 4
22. Anton au Gare, Pt. 5
23. Fresh Ending
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote 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).
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Stuart Broomer.
Muze PNote Author: Peter A. Schmid.
Muze PNote 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

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Selected Signs

Associated Artists and Works

Bailey, Derek
Bennink, Han
Bergman, Borah
Bley, Paul
Braxton, Anthony
Coxhill, Lol
Jah Wobble
Lacy, Steve
Lytton, Paul
Moore, Thurston
Pasqualle Innarella Orchestra
Rowe, Keith (Experimental)
Taborn, Craig
Tilbury, John
Transatlantic Art Ensemble
Wobble, Jah

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 05/13/2005
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2005
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : CDLR 428
Music Label Name Label : Leo
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 50247920428216

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..."

Product Attributes
Product attributeArtist:   Parker,Evan
Product attributeLabel:   Leo
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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