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Kyle Brenders Quartet: Offset

Read "Offset" reviewed 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 ...

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Kyle Brenders: Ways

Read "Ways" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Ways è l'ultimo lavoro del multistrumentista e compositore canadese Kyle Brenders che sintetizza un interessante percorso di ricerca comopsitiva intrapreso da una decina d'anni. La musica di Brenders permette ai musicisti di lavorare indipendentemente, ancorché simultaneamente, con materiale annotato che è stato fatto passare a loop, poi ripetuto, modificato, impastato, creando in tal modo la tessitura che compone la traccia. ...

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Kyle Brenders: Ways

Read "Ways" reviewed 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 ...