"This is a group that looks for freedom at every turn, every window, and every pace... The sounds, tones, textures, and timbral relationships encountered here are unique to this band; they have not been touched on before, and they will not be encountered again. These colors, so many shades of the dark, are beautiful to hear, to feel, and internalize." --Thom Jurek, AMG
J.A. Deane: trombone, electronics
Shelley Hirsch: voice
Jason Hwang: violin
Hans Koch: reeds
Paul Lovens: drums, percussion
Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris: cornet
Hans Reichel: guitar, daxophone, cello
Martin Schütz: cello
Part 1: Recorded live by Holger Scheuermann and Jost Gebers on November 3rd, 1990, during the Total Music Meeting at the Quartier Latin in Berlin.
Part 2: Recorded live by Ansgar Ballhorn and Dietrich Wohlfromm on December 15th, 1990, at the Von-der-Heydt-Museum in Wuppertal. (This recording was commissioned by the Westgerman Radio/WDR-Köln).
Mixed by Jost Gebers.
Mastered by Jonas Bergler.
Produced by Jost Gebers.
Booklet layout: Jost Gebers.
Front page drawing: Hal Foster.
Photos: Dagmar Gebers.
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The guitarists first solo album (like the actors first Hamlet) is a hoop that eventually has to be jumped through...and Mary Halvorson has finally risen to the challenge...a truly brilliant improviser and technician (I remember being knocked out by a performance she gave with Anthony Braxton in London),she has added layers of emotional and spiritual patina to those skills...the pre-release track here demonstrates all those qualities in spades...I see this release will include work by Noel Akchote (whose music plays a key part in my listening regime)...
So,until its release "I eat the air,promise crammed"...
Update! This album is now released and I can "count myself King of infinite riches"...this release catapults Mary Halvorson into a different league for me...wonderful,wonderful,wonderful! John Cratchley