Ellery Eskelin & Han Bennink: Dissonant Characters
The resulting product, Dissonant Characters, documents the sympathetic vibrations of two master improvisors who both thrive on the excitement of the unexpected. Outside the context of his usual composition-heavy trio, Eskelin appears to freely allow his muse to dictate the changes during play. Bennink moves from sporadic free tinkles to marching band drum beats in milliseconds, pushing and prodding Eskelin;s dry tenor throughout the hour of improvisation. A welcome addition to the growing heap of Eskelin material, Dissonant Characters presents two mature voices in active conversation at the peak of their powers.
Track Listing: Ellery Eskelin: tenor saxophone; Han Bennink: drums.
Personnel: Flutter; Dissonant Characters; Incontrario; Oloraz = (Barolo); Alias; Bud + Shake; Sight Unseen/Brilliant Corners; No Pyrrhula, Pyrrhula (= Bullfinch); Let's Cool One; Pro Tanto.
Record Label: Hat Hut Records
Style: Modern Jazz