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Memorize The Sky: In Former Times

Read "In Former Times" reviewed by Clifford Allen

Reedman Matt Bauder, percussionist Aaron Siegel and bassist Zach Wallace have worked together for almost a decade, but In Former Times, recorded live in Austria at the Ulrichsberger Kaleidophon, is only their second full-length disc. Siegel is, in addition to applying his pared-down kit of snare, bass drum and vibes to this recording, a composer of electronic music. Though one might, from the instrumentation, assume this to be another power trio/free-bop outing, Memorize the Sky focuses on sparse and often ...

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Memorize the Sky: Memorize the Sky

Read "Memorize the Sky" reviewed by Jim Santella

Searching for a cosmic balance, woodwind player Matt Bauder, bassist Zach Wallace and drummer Aaron Siegel spread their improvised music out like the heavens above. Soft as clouds and containing enough space to let their thoughts commingle gradually, the session rides on a feather chariot. Bauder plays tenor saxophone, clarinet and bass clarinet on this, the trio's first full-length recording. Both Wallace and Siegel add vibraphone to the arsenal, while all three contribute quaint percussion effects. Like the ...

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Memorize The Sky: Memorize The Sky

Read "Memorize The Sky" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Multi-instrumentalists Matt Bauder, Zach Wallace and Aaron Seigel began performing in Ann Arbor in the late 1990s as Memorize The Sky. Their improvisations make their way through several idioms in a natural flow of ideas bonded by their empathy. In bringing that about, they do not sacrifice structure. There is a coherent logic that can leap out of rhythmic flexes or from the warm flow of chamber music harmonies. And then there is the element of surprise, which springs from ...


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