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Lotte Anker - Craig Taborn - Gerald Cleaver: Triptych

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Lotte Anker - Craig Taborn - Gerald Cleaver: Triptych
Un trio empatico, sebbene nasca da una mancanza. Infatti, Craig Taborn prende il posto di Marilyn Crispell, solitamente titolare.

Una musica che si distende in ampi archi d’attesa, dapprima aleatoria, indeterminata, infine piena, avvolgente.

L’abilità di costruzione si deve al triangolo nell’insieme. Lotte Anker getta semi fruttuosi; Taborn e Cleaver li fanno germogliare d’incanto. La pratica è radicale, improvvisazione totale su spunti melodico-ritmici.

Eppure il bagaglio espressivo dei tre è tale che le trame sonore si moltiplicano, offrendo soluzioni plurime.

L’iniziale “Triptych” è impressionante per forza centrifuga; “Cumulus” torna al Coltrane dopo la scoperta del soprano, “The Hierophant” seduce con blocchi ritmici di piano e batteria trapassati da un arrembante sax tenore.

Lievità, energia, dolcezza, potenza. Taborn e Cleaver maiuscoli.

Track Listing

01. Triptych - 13:35; 02. Lotuseating - 2:09; 03. Cumulus - 12:00; 04. Mr. Yin & Mr. Yan - 3:51; 05. The Hierophant - 9:41; 06. 1.Act - 6:44; 07. Frog Floating - 7:27

Personnel

Lotte Anker (sax tenore e soprano); Craig Taborn (piano); Gerald Cleaver (batteria).

Album information

Title: Triptych | Year Released: 2007 | Record Label: Leo Records

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