What We Live Fo(u)r

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All Music Guide - Brian Olewnick
On six of the seven tracks, bassist Lisle Ellis' trio with Larry Ochs from ROVA and drummer Donald Robinson is joined by an additional musician making for an interesting round robin affair. The music has a generally relaxed feel, even at its freest, indicating the strong degree of communication between the players. Several of the tracks veer more toward free jazz as opposed to free improv, including those featuring the fine percussionist William Winant here on vibes and pianist Paul Plimley, a frequent collaborator of Ellis. Violinist India Cooke works up a mighty head of steam on "You," prodding Ochs to do some of his strongest playing on the date. Ellis appears to be ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Brian Olewnick
On six of the seven tracks, bassist Lisle Ellis' trio with Larry Ochs from ROVA and drummer Donald Robinson is joined by an additional musician making for an interesting round robin affair. The music has a generally relaxed feel, even at its freest, indicating the strong degree of communication between the players. Several of the tracks veer more toward free jazz as opposed to free improv, including those featuring the fine percussionist William Winant here on vibes and pianist Paul Plimley, a frequent collaborator of Ellis. Violinist India Cooke works up a mighty head of steam on "You," prodding Ochs to do some of his strongest playing on the date. Ellis appears to be at home in any number of genres and maintains a propulsive drive throughout, summoning echoes of Mingus and providing a stable center for the session. The album ends with a bouncy burner, Ochs and guest Ben Goldberg intertwined like twins reunited. A good, solid effort.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/26/2013
  • Label: Black Saint Import
  • UPC: 027312015621
  • Catalog Number: 1201562
  • Sales rank: 386,084

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Addressing the Ancestors (3:05)
  2. 2 Plus One (11:11)
  3. 3 Path (7:52)
  4. 4 Slice (9:01)
  5. 5 Parima Among the Mountains (12:02)
  6. 6 Yo (U) (For Lyn Hejinian) (5:24)
  7. 7 The Sought (5:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
What We Live Primary Artist, Track Performer
Paul Plimley Piano
Ben Goldberg Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Larry Ochs Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Sopranino
Donald Robinson Drums
Glenn Spearman Flute, Wood Flute
William Winant Vibes
India Cooke Violin
Lisle Ellis Bass
Miya Masaoka Koto
Technical Credits
Giovanni Bonandrini Executive Producer
Don Paul Producer
Donald Robinson Contributor
Bob Shumaker Mastering
Lisle Ellis Contributor
Oliver DiCiccio Engineer
Lucija Kordic Artwork
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