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A minimalist-to-slightly-noisy post-jazz, experimental project fueled by aural components from TONUS’ A New Wave of Jazz‘ — along with several classic chestnuts from ECM (tracks 3, 6, 8 & 11). The goal was/is to bring TONUS’ unique & eclectic offerings to a larger audience.

“Thanks” & a “Shout-Out” to Dirk Serries for allowing us to preview the new releases (tracks 1, 7 & 9; all releasing on May 3th); listening to them helped me in the underground TONUS vault & in selecting the accompanying compositions.

TONUS keeps sharpening the improvisational Jazz blade — we aim to help keep that edge . . . bleeding!
;- )

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01 Jürg Frey – Eyot (excerpt)
02 Pierre Gerard – Spécimen Dans Les Tons Proches
03 Jacob Bro – Morning Song
04 Christoph Schiller & Anouck Genthon – der Meidingersche Fullofen
05 Daniel Thompson – Improvisation Four (excerpt)
06 Terje Rypdal – What Was I Thinking
07 Arvind Ganga & Riccardo Marogna – Kzans
08 Art Ensemble of Chicago – Folkus
09 Alan Wilkinson & Dirk Serries – In the Here and Now
10 Dirk Serries & Colin Webster– Switch
11 Dave Holland Quartet – Q & A
12 Ornette Coleman & Pat Metheny – Compute