Gleeson, Patrick / Jim Lang - Jazz Criminal CD

SKU 21-BSXCD 9126
Gleeson, of course, was the great synthesist with Mwandishi and this is like an updating of that nearly 50 years later! Features Bennie Maupin, a.o. Very good and very electric / assembled.

“Patrick Gleeson’s deliciously compelling collection of remixed jazz improvisations, originally released in 2007. Adroitly created, this avant-garde collection of eight loosely-structured tone poems is wildly experimental, what Lang once described as “dense jazz–inflected electro acoustic collage.” Beneath the superlative keyboard structures of Gleeson and Lang, multireedist Bennie Maupin and trumpeter Wallace Rooney provide mesmerizing solos. Also featured are Ronnie Burrage and Ralph Humphrey, whose smart percussion interactions blend easily with the collective sonic palette.
“Jim writes something, records it in ProTools and gives it to me,” describes Gleeson in his album notes. “I concentrate on a few areas that I dupe and rearrange, pushing sections this way and that—toward funk, away from funk, toward Stockhausen, away from Stockhausen, toward Gil Evans, away from Gil Evans, etc. The outcomes… are by turns obvious, difficult, tidy, and irrational. It is essentially the same process as getting in a room together and hitting.”’

“Awesome CD by Gleeson. Very timely, sound and production par excellence. Killer solos by Wallace Rooney and Bennie Maupin. These tracks are moreso tone poems, not structured tracks per se. But more I played it, the more I got off on it. Gleeson is even more of a synth force than ever. He adds the sonic pallate using various keyboards. Sort of Avant-Garde Jazz in a loosly structured context. Once you heaer this effort, you will understand. Parts of this CD really sound like how Miles would sound in the 21st century. I never seem to tire of this excellent CD, something fresh pops out in repeated listenings. Get it.”
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