Tim Berne - Snakeoil | ECM 2778654

Tim Berne - Snakeoil

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Label: ECM

Cat No: 2778654

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Jazz

Release Date: 30th January 2012

Contents

Artists

Tim Berne (alto saxophone)
Oscar Noriega (clarinet, bass clarinet)
Matt Mitchell (piano)
Ches Smith (drums, percussion)

Artists

Tim Berne (alto saxophone)
Oscar Noriega (clarinet, bass clarinet)
Matt Mitchell (piano)
Ches Smith (drums, percussion)

About

After compelling contributions to ECM discs by David Torn and Michael Formanek, here is Tim Berne’s first leader date for the label. “Snakeoil” introduces a fascinating ensemble, a “chamber-like group” in Berne’s words, albeit one that packs some power. Tim’s tough alto is heard with Oscar Noriega’s earthy clarinets, Mat Mitchell’s cryptic piano, and Ches Smith’s tone-conscious drums, timpani, gongs and congas. Berne: “I'd decided on this very transparent instrumentation to try and avoid obvious stylistic references and to focus the listener on the musical ideas being presented.” Two years of wood-shedding preceded the recording of “Snakeoil” at New York’s Avatar Studios early in 2011, and the band was ready to roar.

Tracklist:
1. Simple City
2. Scanners
3. Spare Parts
4. Yield
5. Not Sure
6. Spectacle

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