Mitchell, Matt - A Pouting Grimace

SKU 28-PIRC71.2
Matt Mitchell - piano, Prophet 6, electronics
Kim Cass - upright bass
Kate Gentile - drums, gongs, percussion
Ches Smith - vibraphone, glockenspiel, bongos, timpani, gongs, Haitian tanbou, percussion
Dan Weiss - tabla
Patricia Brennan - vibraphone, marimba
Katie Andrews - harp
Anna Webber - flute, alto flute, bass flute
Jon Irabagon - sopranino sax, soprano sax
Ben Kono - oboe, English horn
Sara Schoenbeck - bassoon
Scott Robinson - bass sax, contrabass clarinet
Tyshawn Sorey - conductor

"This release takes Mitchell's music to a whole other level, featuring ensemble pieces that burst with intricate detail interwoven with solo electronic interludes. The idea was borne out of his desire to try composing music with a fresh instrumental palette, one heavy on the convoluted interlocution between the various woodwinds and percussion. Each of the group compositions is derived from a kernel of an idea; listen carefully and you can probably figure it out.
While entirely plotted out, the compositions leaves room for frequent and varied layers of improvisation, all in service of the overall arrangements. Dan Weiss says of the project: 'This music is very important to the lineage of composed/improvised music. The orchestral palette, harmonic nuance, rhythmic precision and complexity, and hauntingly beautiful textured melodies make this recording highly innovative and unlike anything we have heard before'"
  • LabelPi Recordings
  • UPC808713007121
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