Hafez Modirzadeh

Facets (PI 87)

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Facets

Hafez Modirzadeh

Pi Recordings

808713008722

PIR 162650

PI 87

JAZZ

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CD 12,38 €

DIGIPACK EDITION

Facets is saxophonist/composer Hafez Modirzadeh’s latest radical entreaty against the cultural hegemony of the Western notion of equal temperament and his argument that musicians should be free to explore a variety of tonal possibilities, even on piano.

With his new release, Modirzadeh has distilled the idea to a single re-tuning, which is performed in duets with three towering musicians in contemporary improvised music: Kris Davis, Tyshawn Sorey and Craig Taborn, each interrogating the piano’s new possibilities with imagination and ingenuity.

PERSONNEL:

  • Hafez Modirzadeh – tenor saxophone
  • Kris Davis – piano (Tracks 3, 4, 6, 9, 12, 16)
  • Tyshawn Sorey – piano (Tracks 2, 5, 8, 10, 14, 17)
  • Craig Taborn – piano (Tracks 1, 7, 11, 13, 15, 18)

TRACKS:

  • 01. Facet Taborn
  • 02. Dawn Facet
  • 03. Facet 27 Light
  • 04. Facet 28 Nora
  • 05. Facet 29 Night
  • 06. Facet 34 Defracted
  • 07. Ask Me Now
  • 08. Facet Sorey
  • 09. Facet 31 Woke
  • 10. Ebb Facet
  • 11. Facet 33 Tides
  • 12. Flow Facet
  • 13. Pannonica
  • 14. Facet BB
  • 15. Facet 35 Ode B’kongofon
  • 16. Facet 32 Black Pearl
  • 17. Facet 39 Mato Paha
  • 18. Ode Reprise
  • “… a contemplative transcultural musical epic. With this impressive album Modirzadeh has fused his remarkable scholarship with his superb artistry. The result is uniquely cerebral without being abstruse and sublimely visceral without veering into melodrama. In short it is a near perfect disc that is quite accessible as well as exquisitely thought provoking – Hrayr Attarian, All About Jazz