Kris Tiner and Mike Baggetta: There, Just As You Look For It (2005)
From high harmonics and bowed phrases on guitar to the unusual sound of a saxoflugel, the duo's performance offers new and different timbres. The best parts of the the program come when Tiner and Baggetta allow a few melodies to flow naturally. "WE" consists of a little classical guitar harmony along with solo trumpet melodies. "I" adds a solemn oath to the session. "One More Chance" features muted trumpet and acoustic guitar in a classical music frenzy.
At other times, the two musicians may sound as if they're tuning up or practicing. Nevertheless, they've allowed free choices to affect the outcome, and they grab hold of their music with an unbridled spirit.
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Track Listing: The Road to El Paso; Second Preference; A Delicate Touch; Your Aftermath; Quadrants: WE; ITS; IT; I; Caffeinated Weasels; One More Chance; Choke On It; There, Just as You Look For It.
Personnel: Kris Tiner: trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet, saxoflugel; Mike Baggetta: prepared acoustic guitar.
Record Label: pfMentum
Style: Modern Jazz