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Giacomo Merega / David Tronzo / Noah Kaplan: The Light and Other Things

Read "The Light and Other Things" reviewed by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio


This is an impressive record composed of ten improvised tracks whose titles are inspired by the work of Paul Klee. Klee, a Swiss cubist painter, may be relatively unknown--as is gifted guitarist David Tronzo--and what the artfully omitted subordinate clause of the album's first track might say is unclear, but it's helpful to know the first, important to know the second and hopelessly imperative to know the latter. Although there are several tracks that have bits that ...

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Giacomo Merega, David Tronzo, Noah Kaplan: The Light and Other Things

Read "The Light and Other Things" reviewed by Phil DiPietro


David Tronzo is more than a master of jazz slide guitar and world rhythms, panethnic to microethnic. He's a magician that can conjure music from thin air, literally improvising between the notes, at least those commonly used in western music. Mathematically, there are about 479 million combinations of the 12 tones of the western scale—Tronzo's opened the door to another half billion. He can also execute percussive rhythms while playing them, which results in a range of possibilities, quantifiable only ...


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