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Stratostrophic

Label: Clean Feed Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: Again a Gun Again a Gun Again a Gun; Feerdom is on the March; Old Ladies; The Power of the Great; We Are All Tomorrow's Food; Steps of the Ordinarily Unordinary; Aurobindo; Through the Doorways of Escape Come the Footsteps of Capture; Beedie and Bob; The Illusion of Transparency; Don't Hesitate to Change Your Mind.

Stratostrophic

Label: Clean Feed Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: 01. Again A Gun Again A Gun Again A Gun - 10:40; 02. Feerdom Is On The March - 2:26; 03. Old Ladies - 3:03; 04. The Power Of The Great - 5:20; 05. We Are All Tomorrow's Food- 8:30; 06. Steps Of The Ordinarily Unordinary - 2:07; 07. Aurobindo - 3:20; 08. Through The Doorway Of Escape Come The Footsteps Of Capture - 13:57; 09. Beedie And Bob - 0:45; 10. The Illusion Of Transparency - 3:17; 11. Don't Hesitate To Change Your Mind - 17:24.

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Empty Cage Quartet: Stratostrophic

Read "Stratostrophic" reviewed by Rex  Butters

Stratostrophic, the sixth release by the Empty Cage Quartet (ECQ), finds the avant West Coasters full of ideas and limited by nothing. Their omnivorous approach gladly frustrates label taggers while rewarding informed listeners with advanced compositional and improvisational delights. Their continuing association pays off in an acquired looseness that revels in taking chances without losing the ...

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Empty Cage Quartet: Stratostrophic

Read "Stratostrophic" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

I riferimenti più immediati vanno a Ornette Coleman. Sin troppo ovvio: basta leggere la formazione che rimanda all’epocale e classico quartetto sax alto-tromba-contrabbasso-batteria. Ma questo notevole combo di giovanissimi musicisti provenienti da diversi luoghi degli States, e che gravitano (o hanno gravitato a lungo) attorno all’area californiana, non si limita alla celebrazione o alla riproposizione di ...

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Empty Cage Quartet: Stratostrophic

Read "Stratostrophic" reviewed by Troy Collins

Stratostrophic is the Empty Cage Quartet's third official studio album. Formerly known as the MTKJ Quartet, the adventurous young West Coast-based ensemble features Tim Mears (alto saxophone, clarinet), Kris Tiner (trumpet, flugelhorn), Ivan Johnson (bass) and Paul Kikuchi (drums, percussion). A cohesive mix of exuberant free jazz, angular post-bop, stark chamber aesthetics and propulsive post- Braxtonian ...


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