3

Joe Hertenstein - Achim Tang - Jon Irabagon: Future Drone

Glenn Astarita By

Sign in to view read count
Track review of "Seven for Nothing"

Joe Hertenstein - Achim Tang - Jon Irabagon: Future Drone Now residing in New York City, Germany-reared drummer Joe Hertenstein employs musicians from Europe or the US and to some extent, merges the avant-garde strata and stylistic tendencies into an opportunistic creative forum. This trio outing is a prime example. Featuring Viennese bassist Achim Tang and American tenor saxophonist Jon Irabagon, the album pronounces a shrewd conglomeration of avant- garde minimalism, and excitable free-jazz with nervy sensibilities. Hertenstein is a master at complementing his band mates' gait via meticulously designed tom rolls and rendering crisp, understated jazz drumming amid vociferous free-bop cadences.

"Seven for Nothing" is one of the more captivating tracks as Tang opens with a booming groove, layered by Irabagon's angst-ridden screeches, popping notes, linear flurries and gruff musical demeanor. Here, Tang is the conductor. And while the fragmentally flowing choruses may seem a tad introspective, the band's impetus is indubitably assertive.

The piece rolls along with an oddball concoction of avant expressionism and contorted funk. They methodically raise the pitch and drift the momentum as the drummer injects some slick stick-work into the closing minutes, answered by Irabagon and Teng's terse responses. Their shrewdly engineered closeout casts a zesty contrast to the overall muse for an album stuffed with gobs of mind candy and rousingly entertaining attributes.

Track Listing: Future Drone; Panic ballad; The Mirror; The Ticker; Two Days Ahead; Seven for Nothing; Rotten Strawberry; Ballad for Paul & Poo; Breaking a Vow.

Personnel: Jon Irabagon: tenor saxophone; Achim Tang; upright bass; Joe Hertenstein: drums.

Year Released: 2012 | Record Label: Jazzwerkstatt Berlin-brandenburg E.v. | Style: Free Improv/Avant-Garde


Shop

More Articles

Read Pathways CD/LP/Track Review Pathways
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: April 30, 2017
Read Landing CD/LP/Track Review Landing
by Mark Sullivan
Published: April 30, 2017
Read Words And Music CD/LP/Track Review Words And Music
by Roger Farbey
Published: April 30, 2017
Read Faces CD/LP/Track Review Faces
by Glenn Astarita
Published: April 30, 2017
Read Nor Sea, nor Land, nor Salty Waves CD/LP/Track Review Nor Sea, nor Land, nor Salty Waves
by Duncan Heining
Published: April 30, 2017
Read Petite Afrique CD/LP/Track Review Petite Afrique
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: April 29, 2017
Read "Subterranea" CD/LP/Track Review Subterranea
by Roger Farbey
Published: October 28, 2016
Read "When the sleeping fish turn red and the skies start to sing in C major I will follow you to the end" CD/LP/Track Review When the sleeping fish turn red and the skies start to sing...
by Jakob Baekgaard
Published: September 13, 2016
Read "The Seasons" CD/LP/Track Review The Seasons
by Troy Dostert
Published: April 11, 2017
Read "My Scandinavian Blues: A Tribute to Horace Parlan" CD/LP/Track Review My Scandinavian Blues: A Tribute to Horace Parlan
by Jakob Baekgaard
Published: June 12, 2016
Read "Love Song" CD/LP/Track Review Love Song
by Mark Corroto
Published: September 20, 2016
Read "Nine Dances Of Patrick O’Gonogon" CD/LP/Track Review Nine Dances Of Patrick O’Gonogon
by Duncan Heining
Published: November 25, 2016

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Sponsor: ECM RECORDS | BUY NOW  

Support our sponsor

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!