"Live in Zürich" was recorded at Zürich's Unerhört!-Festival in late 2016, and the album consists of two extended tracks and a closing piece. "Part 1: Analytical Symmetry/Fractal Sketches" reimagines two Ortiz tracks from Hidden Voices. That trio featured Eric Revis on bass and drummer Gerald Cleaver and the new lineup has a fresh perspective on this one-half hour amalgam. Chad Taylor's mbira adds an intriguing African flavor to the opening; the notes manifest in distinctive tones that maintain a purity, then fade almost immediately after each is plucked. Jones bowed bass and Ortiz' percussive low end make for an eerily exotic brew that transitions multiple times from lyrical to thundering.
ARUÁN ORTIZ, piano BRAD JONES, bass CHAD TAYLOR, drums Aruán Ortiz: Piano
Recorded November 26, 2016, at unerhört!-Festival Rote Fabrik Zürich.
01. Part 1 Analytical Symmetry Fractal Sketches
02. Part 2 Bass improvisation Etude #6 op 10 Open or Close & The Sphinx