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Improvising trios come and go. When a special session is documented, it focuses attention, clears the mind, and opens pathways to a happening. That is exactly what Matter & Memory accomplishes as an improvised session.
Recorded in 2007, this trio of saxophonist Paul Hartsaw
, an unhurried casting of notes that can flow from rapid thoughts or duck and dive, accenting pieces and part of the trio's presentation.
Absent is the push and pull of an improvised tussle. The trio produces spontaneously, but is of one mind. The music unfurls and drives forward like an approaching forest fire on "A Space Which We Divide Indefinitely," Its passion and intensity ablazechurning and consuming all the energy in the listening space.
Elsewhere, that intensity is exchanged for a serious exploration of the pauses between sounds. Hartsaw pokes and prods amid Young's bow work and Bryerton's cymbal reconnoitering. Led and then leaderless, this trio follows a path that is somehow understood between themselves, making for a solid and coherent listening experience.
Track Listing: A Space Which We Divide Indefinitely; Successive And Juxtaposed;
Extensity; Motionless On The Surface, It Its Very Depth It Lives And
Vibrates; Matter & Memory; Assemblage Of Circumstances; To Sever
The Bonds Between Remembrance And The Present Reality;
Personnel: Paul Hartsaw: tenor saxophone; Andrew Young: bass; Jerome