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Gerald Cleaver - William Parker - Craig Taborn: Farmers by Nature

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Musica libera, ricca di fremiti e colta dal vivo all'interno del piccolissimo Stone, il locale di New York dove si è tenuto questo concerto, il 19 giugno 2008.

Il tratto saliente del disco è un senso del tempo e del ritmo che pervade ogni secondo di musica, che segna ovviamente anche la percussività tellurica e sottotraccia con cui si apre la registrazione.

Contrabbasso, batteria e pianoforte si concretizzano dal silenzio più assoluto attraverso un fluire minuto ma montante, energetico e crescente di pelli e corde. I brani sono stati divisi in diverse tracce e diversi titoli per comodità, anche se in realtà questo disco immortala un'unica session di poco più di un'ora che è completamente improvvisata e che all'inizio delle singole composizioni sembra fare spazio a uno scenario sonoro aperto, quasi sfaldato, in grado di definirsi in una specie di puntillinismo free.

Complessivamente contrabbasso e batteria interagiscono con febbrile complicità e un percussionismo legnoso, suoni piccoli, ninnoli metalliferi, sottili nebulose rumorose sorreggono - o contrastano in un gioco di sfasamento ritmico impressionante - un pianoforte che passa da accordi sparpagliati a un fluire febbrile e accordale che costituisce un'unica dimensione dionisiaca di grande respiro in cui si possono ritrovare Cecil Taylor, Thelonius Monk e Morton Feldman.

Track Listing: Korteh Khah; The Night; Cranes; Not Unlike Number 10; In Trees; Fieda Mytlie.

Personnel: Gerald Cleaver: drums; William Parker: bass; Craig Taborn: piano.

Title: Farmers By Nature | Year Released: 2009 | Record Label: AUM Fidelity

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