Rob Mazurek

Exploding Star O - Dimensional Stardust (IARC0036LP)

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Exploding Star O - Dimensional Stardust

Rob Mazurek

International Anthem Recording Co.

603784912363

LPS 162020

IARC0036LP

JAZZ

1

LP 23,95 €

Dimensional Stardust recalls an array of Mazurek’s symphonic­ influences—from Béla Bartók to Morton Feldman to Gil Evans to Sun Ra to Pedro Santos to Bill Dixon to The Art Ensemble of Chicago. Opting to focus on tight ensemble orchestration over passages of open improvisation, Mazurek distills an orchestra of explosive improvisers into a beautifully restrained, graceful group exercise in melodic minimalism. Mazurek himself is sparsely present as an instrumentalist, only occasionally joining the ensemble with his piccolo trumpet. All the way through, the electro-acoustic poly-rhythmic percussion section (Chad Taylor, Mikel Patrick Avery, and John Herndon) churns, peaking in rare soloist moments by flutist Nicole Mitchell (on the opener “Sun Core Tet”) and guitarist Jeff Parker (on “The Careening Prism Within”).

PERSONNEL:

  • Matthew Lux - bass guitar
  • Mauricio Takara - Cavaquinho, Electronics, Percussion
  • Rob Mazurek - Cornet, Electronics
  • Chad Taylor, John Herndon - drums
  • Nicole Mitchell - flue, voice
  • Jeff Parker - guitar
  • Guilherme Granado - Keyboards, Sampler, Synthesizer, Voice
  • Angelica Sanchez - piano
  • Matthew Bauder - Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet

Recorded live at the Sant’Anna Arresi Jazz Festival 2013

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • 01. Sun Core Tet (Parable 99)
  • 02. A Wrinkle In Time Sets Concentric Circles Reeling
  • 03. Galaxy 1000
  • 04. The Careening Prism Within (Parable 43)
  • 05, Abstract Dark Energy (Parable 9)
  • SIDE B
  • 01. Parable of Inclusion
  • 02. Dimensional Stardust (Parable 33)
  • 03. Minerals Bionic Stereo
  • 04. Parable 3000 (We All Come From Somewhere Else)
  • 05. Autumn Pleiades