129

Matt Bauder: Weary Already Of The Way

Jerry D'Souza By

Sign in to view read count
Matt Bauder: Weary Already Of The Way The “Document Chicago” music scene presents yet another direction that music can go through. For this recording Matt Bauder composed the pieces and then asked the musicians to play with the idea that their sounds were being electronically manipulated. The music was recorded in segments and very little of it was live with all the musicians together. For the most part, no musician heard what the others had played. And then Bauder went to work on their music.

Bauder manipulates the music with a stimulating insight. On the first tune, which clocks in at just over twenty minutes, he rides the music in on blips, filigrees of sound that create sparse, undulating waves that soon wash into lines from the reeds that weave in and mesh. The impact comes from the way in which they merge in tone and note, the spirit of the player evident even in the absence of the body.

The second track jumps from warped horn lines, skewered bowing from bassist Jason Roebke, the sharp counterpoint punctuation from the reeds and the soft shades of Fred Lonberg-Holm’s cello. It is all put together in a manner that would suggest that all musicians were in the studio opening their minds to instant improvisation; but that wasn’t so and gives the final output the stamp of great invention.

When the final tune rolls around it is washed in a discernable melody from Bauder on the tenor saxophone, but the free mode soon takes over. Splotches of sound, splashes and daubs of color, lines that float and notes that splinter, a swish of the blues and a sprinkle of swing may seem strange companions, but here they make for a dazzling spectrum.

Perhaps not so incidentally, none of the tunes has a name. Anonymity serves them well.

Visit www.482music.com


Track Listing: 1; 2; 3; 4.

Personnel: Matt Bauder

Title: Weary Already Of The Way | Year Released: 2004 | Record Label: 482 Music


Tags

comments powered by Disqus

More Articles

Read Screen Sounds CD/LP/Track Review Screen Sounds
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: August 20, 2017
Read Rediscovered Ellington CD/LP/Track Review Rediscovered Ellington
by Troy Dostert
Published: August 20, 2017
Read The Bug CD/LP/Track Review The Bug
by Jack Bowers
Published: August 20, 2017
Read Sing Me Some Cry CD/LP/Track Review Sing Me Some Cry
by Mark Corroto
Published: August 20, 2017
Read Masters In Bordeaux CD/LP/Track Review Masters In Bordeaux
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: August 19, 2017
Read On Parade In Parede CD/LP/Track Review On Parade In Parede
by John Sharpe
Published: August 19, 2017
Read "The Duke Box 2" CD/LP/Track Review The Duke Box 2
by Chris Mosey
Published: December 14, 2016
Read "Proximity" CD/LP/Track Review Proximity
by Budd Kopman
Published: November 7, 2016
Read "Down Memory Lane 2 / Down Memory Lane Vol. 3, The Power Package" CD/LP/Track Review Down Memory Lane 2 / Down Memory Lane Vol. 3, The Power...
by Jack Bowers
Published: September 27, 2016
Read "Away With You" CD/LP/Track Review Away With You
by Glenn Astarita
Published: November 9, 2016
Read "Burnt Hibiscus" CD/LP/Track Review Burnt Hibiscus
by Dave Wayne
Published: January 27, 2017
Read "Rome" CD/LP/Track Review Rome
by Karl Ackermann
Published: July 18, 2017

Sponsor: JANA PROJECT | LEARN MORE  

Support our sponsor

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.