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David Torn: Prezens

Read "Prezens" reviewed by Budd Kopman

With Prezens, guitarist and electronics magician David Torn returns to ECM with his first album since Cloud About Mercury (ECM, 1987). In the intervening twenty-year absence, Torn has made a number of albums for other labels, and has also composed movie soundtracks.

The music was created by a working band that spent years ...

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David Torn: Prezens

Read "Prezens" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

David Torn never ceases to amaze with the variety of stylistic veins of sound he mines for gold and gems. There are many guitarists out there but rarely has someone shown such a broad scope with their playing, wide taste in influences, musical diversity, and capability in painting challenging and solitary impressions with their guitar brushstrokes. ...

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David Torn: Prezens

Read "Prezens" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

David Torn torna a casa base dopo vent’anni e non si lascia scappare l’occasione per posare una nuova pietra miliare per la musica creativa strutturata sulle macerie del jazz e del rock. L’eccellente Cloud About Mercury era uscito nel 1986 per l’ECM e aveva marcato con forza quegli anni piuttosto avari di soddisfazioni per la musica giovane e ...

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David Torn: Prezens

Read "Prezens" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

"Take a little trip, take a little trip. Take a little trip and see...

--Excerpt from the 1970s popular hit, “Low Rider, by WAR from Why Can't We Be Friends (Rhino, 1975).

The popular lyrics from the above song could describe guitarist David Torn's Prezens, his first band recording in twenty years for ...

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David Torn: Prezens

Read "Prezens" reviewed by John Kelman

David Torn has always been an unrepentant anti-guitarist. As early as his '80s work with Everyman Band and the Jan Garbarek Group he's been less about the expected guitar roles of melody, rhythm and muscular soloing and more about texture and revolutionary processing. In recent years he's brought his distinctive soundscaping concept to recordings by saxophonist ...