Momentum 2: The Law Of Refraction
In many respects, it’s all about raw improv and seizing the moment, as the musicians often render expressionistic dialogue that elicits notions of improvised theater or choreography; however, the quartet surges forth with somewhat of a casual demeanor. Throughout, the listener will notice John Wolf Brennan’s succinctly stated block chords along with frenzied, fragmented rhythms and regenerated motifs as the band operates with a groove that bespeaks quiet urgency amid rippling undercurrents; although each subsequent spin reveals new vistas and previously undetected themes.
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Track Listing: 1) Instantaneous Velocity 2) Standing Wave 3) Elastic Collision 4) Simple Harmonic Motion 5) Force On A Moving Charge 6) Torque On A Current Loop 7) Constructive Interference 8) Relativistic Momentum
Personnel: John Wolf Brennan; piano, prepared piano: Gene Coleman; bass clarinet: Christian Wolfarth; drums: Alfred Zimmerlin; violoncello
Record Label: Leo Records
Style: Modern Jazz