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CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Not Missing Drums Project: Offline Adventures

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Twenty-three tracks, twenty-two of which are less than five minutes long apiece, plus one that runs almost twelve minutes. A floating ensemble of never more than nine players or fewer than two on any one track. Vocalists, chittering, chattering, ululating ("Kip Torro!"). Trombonists, clarinets, cellists, and more. A vertiginous quality, so that a boffo reed solo on the first track is abruptly and inexplicably interrupted (this happens again later, with the obvious sound of the tape being stopped in favor ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Not Missing Drums Project: Offline Adventures

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The “Not Missing Drums Project” is a consortium of European (predominately German) improvisers who occasionally collaborate under the auspices of the aforementioned name. Oh, and just in case you were wondering, there is not a drummer to be found on this CD. Anyhow, Offline Adventures is a truly interesting excursion into free jazz as the performers also blend many disparate elements including chamber-music, opera and scatological vocals all injected with intermittent doses of wit and humor.

Saxophonist Joachim Gies, trombonist ...