by Troy Collins
A former student of visionary composer Anthony Braxton, Canadian multi-instrumentalist Kyle Brenders subtly expands upon the idiomatic language of his former Wesleyan professor on Offset, the second album by his self-titled Quartet, following 2010's Karst. In addition to numerous other projects, Brenders engages his interest in the oeuvre of iconic soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy as a member of The Rent, a Lacy repertory band led by fellow Canadian trombonist Scott Thompson. Although influenced by Lacy's idiosyncratic sensibility and Braxton's esoteric ...read more
by Mark Corroto
Saxophonist Kyle Brenders writes in the accompanying notes to Ways, I would never sincerely believe that the process of composition could actually inform one's own experience of music...please experience this music at will and interpret it as you can." That said, this thoroughly compelling set of sounds provide captivating music that figure beyond individual categories of modern composition, jazz, improvisation, and musical interaction.
Brenders, a Canadian saxophonist and composer, is a protege of Anthony Braxton. Their duo of ...read more