Alex Cline, Dan Clucas, Peter Kuhn, Dave Sewelson, Scott Walton supercharged collective improvisation Alex Cline, Dan Clucas, Peter Kuhn, Dave Sewelson, Scott Walton – Dependent Origination

Alex Cline, Dan Clucas, Peter Kuhn, Dave Sewelson, Scott Walton supercharged collective improvisation

Alex Cline, Dan Clucas, Peter Kuhn, Dave Sewelson, Scott Walton supercharged collective improvisation Alex Cline, Dan Clucas, Peter Kuhn, Dave Sewelson, Scott Walton – DEPENDENT ORIGINATION:  Peter Kuhn, saxophonist/clarinetist in this fine improvised group, sent me copies of this and one other CD that will be reviewed in the future… as you listen to the shortest cut on the album, the 3:55 “The Nibbler“, you will hear just how intricately they create together… just absolutely splendid!

Although the video below isn’t from this debut recording, it will give you a clear insight into the pandemonium they are able to generate…

…which, of course, I fell in love with right away… what an important document for those who love improvisation!

I’ve reviewed Peter’s work before, of course, most recently in issue # 164, but this quintet formation is full of the vim & vigor of life that truly “on-the-fly” music can make happen… I pointed out in that review that I am (quite simply) amazed by the quality of the recording… far above the bar for improvised music recordings!

After listening through this two or three times (it’s nearly an hour long), I had no problem in selecting my personal favorite of the three long tracks offered up on this album… “The Way Out (Is In)” is one of the most accessible (and collectible, I might add) pieces of improvisation I’ve heard (yet) in 2018.  I give this fantastic quartet a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with a (perfect) “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 5.00 – meaning it also gets my “PICK” for “best improv quintet”.  Get more information, & purchase the CD direct from the artists, on the Dependent Origination page for the album.             Rotcod Zzaj

 

 

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