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The Distance

Label: Songlines Recordings
Released: 2006
Track listing: Ferns; Treacle; #47; Dark Engine; Treant; View from the Road; Extrinsic; The Distance; Voice in the Night; Second Approximation.

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Chris Gestrin / Ben Monder / Dylan van der Schyff: The Distance

Read "The Distance" reviewed by Tom Greenland

An elaborative collaboration, The Distance--featuring Chris Gestrin (prepared & unprepared piano), Ben Monder (eclectic guitar), and Dylan van der Schyff (percussion)--is an expansive set, demonstrating the instant and infinite affinity possible when like musical minds meet. Recorded at the 2004 Vancouver International Jazz Festival, the CD documents a fast and freely composed concert of chamber jazz. ...

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Chris Gestrin / Ben Monder / Dylan van der Schyff: The Distance

Read "The Distance" reviewed by Troy Collins

Tony Reif, the head of Songlines, conspired with Vancouver International Jazz Festival promoter Ken Pickering to organize a concert featuring invited guest guitarist Ben Monder playing in an improvised trio format with the established duo of percussionist Dylan van der Schyff and pianist Chris Gestrin. Van der Schyff and Gestrin have a history of playing together, ...

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Chris Gestrin / Ben Monder / Dylan van der Schyff: The Distance

Read "The Distance" reviewed by John Kelman

Creative jazz festival promoters have the unique opportunity to bring together artists who have never worked together but share common ground. Such collaborations are inherently risky; still, this type of gamble can sometimes yield a festival's most memorable moments. While Canadian pianist Chris Gestrin and percussionist Dylan van der Schyff had worked together on Gestrin's Stillpoint ...


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