Secret Magritte

Secret Magritte

by Larry Ochs
     
 

This is difficult music to discuss in mere words due to the wide variety of sounds and colors created by the all-star ensemble. Larry Ochs divided the nonet into three main voices: Rova (the reeds of Ochs, Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams and Jon Raskin), the two basses (See more details below

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This is difficult music to discuss in mere words due to the wide variety of sounds and colors created by the all-star ensemble. Larry Ochs divided the nonet into three main voices: Rova (the reeds of Ochs, Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams and Jon Raskin), the two basses (Lisle Ellis and Barry Guy) and a trio comprised of two pianos (Marilyn Crispell and Chris Brown) and vibes (William Winant). Because he was inspired by the paintings of Belgian artist Henri Magritte, Ochs named this five-part work after him. The frameworks for the musicians (which are duplicated in the liner notes) feature short notated parts and instructions on when to play. The music is very abstract but makes expert use of space and dynamics. Those listeners who prefer strong melodies and chordal improvisation are advised to search elsewhere. However the interplay by the two bassists in particular borders on the miraculous and is a key reason for the open-eared to acquire this disc.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/26/2013
Label:
Black Saint Import
UPC:
0027312017724
catalogNumber:
1201772
Rank:
279199

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Larry Ochs   Primary Artist,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Sax (Sopranino)
Barry Guy   Bass
Marilyn Crispell   Piano
Bruce Ackley   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Steve Adams   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Sax (Sopranino)
Chris Brown   Piano,Electronic Sounds,electronics
Jon Raskin   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
William Winant   Percussion,Marimbas,Vibes
Lisle Ellis   Bass

Technical Credits

Rova   Contributor
Giovanni Bonandrini   Executive Producer
Larry Ochs   Producer
Bob Shumaker   Engineer
Lucija Kordic   Artwork

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