Of course, it's one thing to create an instrument and another thing entirely to make music from it. Nunn's ten free improvisations on Burning Palms demonstrate marked technical proficiency and a highly individual musical vision. The recording is generally sparse and deliberate. When Nunn pursues rhythmic or melodic themes, he tends to interlace them in a shifting fabric that emphasizes their transient nature. As a result, the music on Burning Palms exhibits a high level of abstraction and delicacy. While fascinating at the levels of technology, technique, and intellectual development, the disc remains emotionally sterile. Perhaps listeners with more specific interest in Nunn's personal creative vision may find Burning Palms a satisfying listenbut to this listener, the disc is anything but burning.
Track Listing: Time Alone; Mesenteric Field Extraction; Boomtown Shuffle; Fricticious Critters; Nonsomnambulant Digression; Jelly n Jam; Streaming; Explorentials; Khee Say Khong; Contemplation.
Personnel: Tom Nunn, Octatonic T-Rodimba.
Record Label: Garuda Records
Style: Modern Jazz
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