Clang

by Wright, Falesch

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    Mixed and mastered on the day of the terrorist attacks on the USA: September 11, 2001.

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"...the sort of British-style meeting in which experienced and technically advanced players listen carefully to each other and harness considerable resources to produce something of lasting value...a rewarding excursion that features two major talents in prime form" --AllMusic

"Wright and Falesch's freewheeling interplay is wildly passionate, nuanced and brainy" --Splendid Zine

"From the very beginning of this cd, the mastery of improvisation is striking. Without recourse to melody or harmony, the two musicians construct their pieces with sureness and subtlety. ...The two musicians know how to honor silence, in sustaining their music, and in leaving it again. It is a calming music, characterized by an astonishing quickness of reaction, a chamber music, which the term "perfection" hints at, which one doesn't expect to find in an improvised music". -Improjazz

"The closing 'Clang 2' is the perfect end to one of the most rich and satisfying improv albums for a long time." --Paris Transatlantic

"Wright and Falesch perform a reed/piano duet, taking the music into the far reaches of creative space. Wright paints emotional abstract portraits with his alto and soprano, while pianist Falesch splatters the canvas with a wide array of soundscapes...The force of the recording...is in the interaction of the reeds and piano, and these musicians cohesively interrelate with power playing of a very challenging nature.". --Cadence Magazine

"...This may be a bit of a tangent, but the high quality of recording on this album made me wish that more players would think twice before releasing an album. --pfmentum

"...Falesch works a gestural counterpoint against Wright's angular saxophony. Wright's wild half-century engagement with reed instruments has left its mark on younger players, including Bhob Rainey. Wright's own voice, now reined in but still incisive and jagged, is increasingly being heard on record. It remains individualistic but adaptable; both oddly sensitive and thoroughly amenable to imaginative responses of the kind Falesch supplies here." --The Wire

"This is one mighty fine duo! When great improvisations truly succeed, there is a solid connection in which the flow of events seem unified. This is certainly the case here as both men shadow each other, blending their lines into a tight tapestry. Considering that I hadn't heard Mr. Falesch earlier, he is an extraordinary pianist and approaches each piece with a different touch or strategy... Both of these men make each note (or chord) count, they remain completely focused never wasting time with unnecessary or overused flourishes. There moments here where it sounds like both musicians are playing around one another in different yet connected orbits. There is certain clarity of vision here that gives this music a chance to breathe and unfold organically like an effortless dialogue between sympathetic friends. For me, this music is endlessly fascinating". --Downtown Music Gallery

"...the perpetual motion keyboard machine easily matches the aviary crowing, prolonged reed trills, trenchant growls and split second flutter tonguing Wright uses for note delivery. Other times as the saxophonist makes a solo out of single-note slap tonguing and sonorous vibratos, the pianist responds with left-handed palm clusters on one side of the box and right-handed finger tinkles on the other, eventually smashing out intense chords as Wright harshly probes the stratosphere.". --Jazzword

credits

released February 15, 2002

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Jack Wright, saxophone (alto, soprano)
Bob Falesch, metapiano

Session recording, mix, mastering: Bob Falesch.

(re-release of the original 2002 album on ZeroEggzie Recordings) oxrecordings.wordpress.com

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Scintilla New York, New York

Jack Wright and Bob Falesch began their musical partnership in 2001. The SCINTILLA project aims to not only present recordings of their own music but also those of close colleagues and recordings in which they functioned as producer or other behind-the-scenes role. ... more

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