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Requiem For A Pit Viper

Label: Pine Eagle Records
Released: 2011
Track listing: Requiem for a Pit Viper; Snippet Stop Warp; View from the Underpass; Circumambulation; Purple and Gray; Maj; Wake Up Line; Squeaker; Subterranean Strut; Afternoon in June.

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Rich Halley Quartet: Requiem for a Pit Viper

Read "Requiem for a Pit Viper" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Con Requiem for a Pit Viper il tenorista Rich Halley fa debuttare un quartetto inedito, anche se composto da due suoi sidemen più fidati, Michael Vlatkovich al trombone e Clyde Reed al basso. A completare la formazione Carson Halley, figlio di Rich, alla batteria. Si tratta di un'opera con i piedi ben piantati nella cultura afroamericana, ...

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Rich Halley Quartet: Requiem for a Pit Viper

Read "Requiem for a Pit Viper" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

It must be difficult for saxophonist Rich Halley to find a collaborative horn man who can keep up with him, who can match his free jazz ferocity and full-throttle momentum. Difficult, but not impossible. In the midst of three fine trio efforts for Louie Records, he offered up one quartet outing in which the saxophonist teamed ...

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Rich Halley Quartet: Requiem For A Pit Viper

Read "Requiem For A Pit Viper" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Requiem For A Pit Viper opens up with a powerful, in-your-face, four-note riff that demands attention. The Rich Halley Quartet keeps demanding--and deserving--this attention throughout this collection of the tenor saxophonist's original compositions, as it delivers a constantly surprising and inventive music that ranges from a scream to a whisper--with a few squeaks thrown in. The ...

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Rich Halley: Requiem for a Pit Viper

Read "Requiem for a Pit Viper" reviewed by Andrew J. Sammut

Rich Halley lists music and nature as his two greatest interests. Judging from Requiem for a Pit Viper, the saxophonist and composer is inspired by the raw power of the natural world, rather than its more peaceful gestures. This album maintains an unrelenting intensity through ten Halley originals that rarely allows a chance to stop and ...

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Label: Pine Eagle Records
Released: 2011
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