Pago Libre: John Wolf Brennan - Tscho Theissing - Daniele Patumi - Arkady Shilkloper: Pago Libre (2002)
French hornist Arkady Shilkloper and violinist Tscho Theissing weave chamber-like passages with heated modern jazz flurries throughout. When the soloists, including pianist John Wolf Brennan coalesce - they often present a scenario that might propose notions of a larger unit at work. They explore contrapuntal statements amid symphonic overtures and luminous melodies. But are equally adept at rendering free-form modern jazz type improvisations to coincide with intermittent shifts in strategy. Nonetheless, the artists meld abstract colorizations atop symmetrically devised rhythmic structures. The ensemble also incorporates ethereal treatments and unorthodox voicings into the grand scheme of things. (Among the very best reissues of 2002!) Ardently recommended.
Track Listing: 1.Rochade 2.Tupti-Kulai 3.Interludi 4.Suite
Personnel: Tscho Theissing: violin
Record Label: Leo Records
Style: Modern Jazz