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Zack Clarke Trio: Vertical Shores

Read "Vertical Shores" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro


Ottime vibrazioni ci trasmette questo terzo album (più un paio di collaborazioni) a nome del giovane pianista texano (newyorchese d'adozione) Zack Clarke. Vivace, corporale, la partenza ("Foreign Waters"), con successivi momenti di stasi-ripiegamento, sospensioni, in un'alternanza di umori decisamente premiante sul piano delle dinamiche, la cui vivacità rappresenta a conti fatti l'elemento di maggior rilievo del disco. Un avvio più scuro, distillato, ci accoglie nel brano che segue, “Toward Helios," a sua volta in progressivo crescendo, pur ...

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Zack Clarke: Mesophase

Read "Mesophase" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


The album press pitch states that, “Mesophase is a term used in physics describing a state of matter that is neither liquid nor solid, sharing properties of both while defining a state unique unto itself." And for New York-based pianist, electronics ace Zack Clarke's second release as a leader for Clean Feed, the Mesophase correlation may allude to the largely unclassifiable music executed on this distinctive and persuasive effort that adjoins chamber, jazz, free-form and experimental mediums. At ...

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Zack Clarke: Random Acts of Order

Read "Random Acts of Order" reviewed by John Sharpe


Pianist Zack Clarke's Random Acts Of Order presents a threesome making waves on the NYC scene. Each of the trio studied with guitarist/composer Joe Morris, who appropriately contributes the liners to this release. Slovenian drummer Dre Hocevar may have the most visibility due to his series of discs on the Clean Feed imprint, the third of which Transcendental Within the Sphere of Indivisible Remainder (2017) also features Clarke and the bassist from this date, Henry Fraser. All eight cuts are ...


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