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Ascendant

Label: Prefecture
Released: 2014
Track listing: Greg Sinibaldi: bass clarinet, tenor saxophone; Jesse Canterbury: bass clarinet, clarinet.

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Greg Sinibaldi / Jesse Canterbury: Ascendant

Read "Ascendant" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Two men, two instruments and the instant multiplication of sound is the order of the day when Greg Sinibaldi and Jesse Canterbury record inside a water cistern in Port Townsend, Washington. The two-million gallon cylindrical concrete tank delivers a 45-second reverberation that requires a purposeful application of notes by imperturbable musicians. Any other approach, and the ...

Empty Cage Quartet

Label: Prefecture
Released: 2012
Track listing: Oblige the Oblivious; Bubbler; Peace; Presence that Time Diminishes; Taming Power of the Great; Joyous Lake; Avoid the Obvious.

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Empty Cage Quartet: Empty Cage Quartet

Read "Empty Cage Quartet" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The sixth album of West Coast Empty Cage Quartet features this unique, hard -riving outfit in its most abstract mode to date. During the last decade, the quartet focused on exploring new ways of integrating diverse influences into an original, creative blend--from modern forms of jazz improvisation to contemporary experimental practices. This self-titled, ...

Flight Patterns

Label: Prefecture
Released: 2011
Track listing: 1. 11:45; 2. 9:23; 3. 8:57; 4. 8:14.

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Open Graves: Flight Patterns

Read "Flight Patterns" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Recording in an empty water cistern, specifically the one in Port Townsend, Washington, must be something like conversing with Stephen Hawking, the brilliant physicist and cosmologist, whose battle with ALS has left him to communicate through tapping words on a voice synthesizer. Each note produced in the cistern has the capacity to overwhelm every other sound, ...


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