Dickey, Whit - Astral Long Form Staircase In Space CD

SKU 28-TAOF9.2
Whit Dickey: drums, composition
Rob Brown: alto saxophone
Mat Maneri: viola
Brandon Lopez: bass

“The interaction between players is perfect. Entrances, exits, the spaces between sound and silence, all meeting at the right moment. This is great human music that will stand up to any dark forces in any universe.”
 –William Parker

2020's breathtaking trio date, Expanding Light, featuring his 30+ year colleague, maestro alto saxophonist Rob Brown, and young firebrand bassist Brandon Lopez returns in quartet here - joined by violist Mat Maneri, another virtuoso with whom Dickey shares a long history. It is without doubt one of the drummer's most adventurous & fully realized works to date.
These five conceptually interwoven pieces as performed by this intuitive new quartet may well come to be considered his masterwork - one of them, at least. There is a sustained, enrapturing mode that unites it's five parts. In keeping with the drummer's yin/yang view of musical balance.
Regarding the album title, Dickey explains: "It's a long form in the sense that the music stays in a long vibration ringing throughout it's rhythmic underpinning. These vibrations form a growing staircase and the phenomenon goes on ad infinitum." He continues, "I was looking for something more relaxing, where I could ground myself, the way I can when I hear Cecil Taylor or John Coltrane. I like that feeling where everything seems to float - it's comfortable."
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  • UPC642623800928
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