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Zugzwang

Label: pfMentum
Released: 2006
Track listing: Carbon Fianchetto; Opening Demand; Systematic Imbalance; Both Varied Situations; Organic Symmetry; Abbreviated Structure; Luft Swapping; Zwischenzug; Aristotelian Blockade; Liquid Compensation.

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Jeff Kaiser / Tom McNalley: Zugzwang

Read "Zugzwang" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Southern Californian experimental improvisers Jeff Kaiser (trumpet, electronics) and Tom McNalley (e-guitar, electronics) embark upon a mischievously bizarre sojourn here. Call it what you will, but this studio session serves as the epitome of crazed-out, avant garde sound-sculpting where just about anything is liable to occur. For the record, this is not spacey New Age-type fodder. ...

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Jeff Kaiser / Tom McNalley: Zugzwang

Read "Zugzwang" reviewed by Jim Santella


Recorded live with no overdubs, this duo album features trumpeter Jeff Kaiser and guitarist Tom McNalley in a creative affair where noise plays a major role. The session is serious, contains plenty of motion, and comes with innumerable surprises. The album's title is a word that refers to forced movement, as in chess. How many times ...


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