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Let Nature Square

Label: High Two Recordings
Released: 2008
Track listing: Scans; Triple Double; Overplay; Oh No; Autobonsai.

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Shot x Shot: Let Nature Square

Read "Let Nature Square" reviewed by Budd Kopman

The cooperative quartet ShotXShot has most assuredly earned all of the acclaim for its first release, Shot x Shot (High Two Recordings, 2006), which seemingly came out nowhere, as well as this second remarkable recording, Let Nature Square. The former album was recorded live in a church and the music was designed to ...

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ShotXShot: Let Nature Square

Read "Let Nature Square" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

The ShotXShot formula is a simple one. It follows the Ornette Coleman model of group improvisation on set themes, although its music doesn't sound like Coleman's harmolodics. It has a rolling, mellifluous sound, without Coleman's sharp angles. And rather than the sax/trumpet front line of Coleman's classic quartet, it has the twin saxophones of Bryan Rogers ...

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Shot x Shot: Let Nature Square

Read "Let Nature Square" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The band Shot x Shot excels in the art of group improvisation. A term tossed about too often without consideration for the words, 'group' and 'improvisation.' This, their second recording, follows the self titled 2006 live date from St. Mary's church at the University of Pennsylvania. It had a ghostlike sound, a sort of ...

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Shot x Shot: Let Nature Square

Read "Let Nature Square" reviewed by Troy Collins

Shot x Shot is an acoustic quartet comprised of twenty-something graduates of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Their sophomore effort, Let Nature Square, is their first studio recording, following their highly acclaimed 2006 live, self-titled debut on High Two. Saxophonists Dan Scofield (alto) and Bryan Rogers (tenor) make up the effusive ...

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Shot x Shot: Let Nature Square

Read "Let Nature Square" reviewed by Lyn Horton

A group of voices does not have to sound like a choir. In fact, a contemporary take on choral work might be one where each voice takes its own liberties, possibly in improvisation. Inherent in that process is joint collaboration and framing of an idea, in a perhaps unspoken agreement that permits a reasonable flow. Voices ...


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