Darren Johnston

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Darren Johnston

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5609063002195

FEE 125098

CF 219 CD

JAZZ

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CD 13,18 €

From the liner notes

The members of this quartet, who each compose for the group, come not only from diverse geographical origins (Ontario, Florida, New York and Stockholm, all converging in San Francisco), but also from different practices in jazz and improvisation. We can find Johnston in avant-garde excursions and in straight-ahead contexts, and that says much about his personality. Shelton can be simultaneously lyrical and abrasive, making it impossible to attach his personal style with a specific jazz branch. Mezzacappa is oriented for a cross-current, going from jazz to chamber music to sound art. Nordeson is involved in many experimental and free-improvising bands, and composes for dance and intermedia art.

This is music of the future made present, fresh compositions and bold musicianship heralding a new wave of creative music emerging from the West Coast.

Personnel:

DARREN JOHNSON, trumpet
ARAM SHELTON, alto saxophone
LISA MEZZACAPPA, acoustic bass
KJELL NORDESON, drums

Recorded in Oakland, California, 2010.

Tracks:

01. The Ear That Was Sold To A Fish
02. Sung by Dogs
03. The deep Disciplines
04. Crossings
05. Shells
06. Four Thoughts
07. Skipped Rocks
08. Sink Town
09. Earthworm