Don Byron

Random Dances & (A)Tonalities W/ Aruan Ortiz (CD 309)

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Random Dances & (A)Tonalities W/ Aruan Ortiz

Don Byron

Intakt

7640120193096

ITK 155611

CD 309

JAZZ

1

CD 12,39 €

DIGIPACK EDITION

In Byron, Ortiz has found an unparalleled clarinetist, whose classical training and exquisite technique anchor a career spanning an unusually broad range of music that nevertheless reflects a focused line of musical inquiry. Byron was born in The Bronx, into a musical family of Antiguan descent. Some of his work has involved highly refined repertory ensembles devoted to early jazz, gospel or klezmer music. Other works assert unfettered new musical routes owing to no one style. Ortiz, who grew up in Santiago, Cuba, and has lived in the U. S. since 2002, is among the most creative pianists on jazz's landscape. As a boy he was performing Cuban popular music. His studies broadened to include jazz, first in Europe, finally New York, where he now lives.

"Random Dances and (A)tonalities" reveals the imaginative leaps of two free-thinking minds. In both, we feel an implied swing, gentle yet with conviction, and shared values of erudition and compassion. We sense a clearly documented moment between two masterly musicians. (From the liner notes by Larry Blumenfeld)

PERSONNEL:

ARUÁN ORTIZ, Piano
DON BYRON Clarinet, Saxophone

TRACK LISTING:

01. TETE'S BLUES
02. BLACK AND TAN FANTASY
03. MUSICA CALLADA: BOOK 1, V. ([M.M.] CROCHET = 54)
04. JOE BTFSPLK
05. NUMBERS
06. DOLPHY'S DANCE
07. VIOLIN PARTITA NO. 1 IN B MINOR, BWV 1002, II. DOUBLE
08. DELPHIAN NUPTIALS
09. ARABESQUES OF A GEOMETRICAL ROSE
10. IMPRESSIONS ON A GOLDEN THEME

Recorded December 7, 8, 2017, by Martin Pearson at Radio Studio,
Zürich. In cooperation with Radio SRF 2 Kultur. Mixed January 30, 2018,
by Michael Brändli at Hardstudios Winterthur. Mastered by Michael
Brändli at Hardstudios Winterthur.