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The Door, The Hat, The Chair, The Fact

Label: Cryptogramophone
Released: 2006
Track listing: Petals; Song and Dance; Long Last Moment; F 13; Facts; Blinks; I Before E Before I; Learned From Susan Stewart; MF; Facts; Dog

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Ben Goldberg Quintet: The Door, The Hat, The Chair, The Fact

Read "The Door, The Hat, The Chair, The Fact" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Clarinettista personale, ma soprattutto compositore raffinato (di lui ricordiamo il bel Eight Phrases for Jefferson Rubin, del 1998 per la Victo), Ben Goldberg presenta questo omaggio a Steve Lacy, di cui fu allievo, pensato al momento della notizia della malattia del grande sopranista e registrato alcuni giorni dopo la sua morte. La formazione con la quale ...

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Ben Goldberg Quintet: The Door, The Hat, The Chair, The Fact

Read "The Door, The Hat, The Chair, The Fact" reviewed by Elliott Simon


This is music that produces seemingly random associations as snippets of form and formlessness lead you to free, or perhaps not so freely, associate. Personal experiences dovetail with these compositions, which lead through nodes of memory and mood: from poet Robert Creeley to Alan Ginsburg to swing, world and free, through Bechet, Bird and Trane and ...

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Ben Goldberg Quintet: The Door, The Hat, The Chair, The Fact

Read "The Door, The Hat, The Chair, The Fact" reviewed by Tom Greenland


Steve Lacy may no longer be here, but he's “hear" these days, a musical spirit living on in many facets and forms. Clarinetist Ben Goldberg's quintet has recorded a loving tribute to Lacy in The Door, The Hat, The Chair, The Fact, a collection of poignant vignettes, interpretations and revitalizations. Goldberg, known for his progressive take ...

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Ben Goldberg Quintet: The Door, The Hat, The Chair, The Fact

Read "The Door, The Hat, The Chair, The Fact" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


Ben Goldberg returns after a seven-year absence from recording with one for Steve Lacy. Goldberg wrote the music in 2004 when he came to know that the soprano saxophonist had cancer. The album was recorded three days after Lacy died. Lacy's “Blinks is in a state of constant flux. Goldberg's clarinet breaks up the lines, but ...

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Ben Goldberg Quintet: The Door, The Hat, The Chair, The Fact

Read "The Door, The Hat, The Chair, The Fact" reviewed by John Kelman


He's been active for fifteen years, but unless you know the New Klezmer Trio or have followed the Bay Area scene, chances are you haven't heard of clarinetist Ben Goldberg. Despite appearing on records by Charlie Hunter, Tin Hat Trio and John Zorn, in addition to half a dozen albums released under his own name, he's ...


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