elements_strands | Jazz, Ether Jazz & Stuff | 78:46

‘strands’, i.e. strands (or threads) of composition –an example of design driving the final output; built around the cover image and the Fur/Torn compositions . . . we just kept adding/shuffling, [etc.] tracks until we had something we liked!

Is this “Jazz”? You bet your ass it is!!
Guitar & Trumpet heavy, the push was back towards the zig-zag, eclectic editions of the ‘elements’ series, which was accomplished via the placement of the Torn, Summers & Webster/Serries pieces. We originally went with a different Big Vicious track — but teased that out (and completely reworked the 2nd half of the mix) when we heard ‘Fractals’.

An online trip (or 2) to ECM Records & Amazon (sampling is SUCH a great tool when mixing!) yielded the completionary tracks needed to cement the project . . .

. . . and then it was done!
BTW . . . the respective Scofield & Summers pieces end/begin on the same note!

(file under eclectic, avant-garde & ether-jazz).


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01 Goncalo Almeida – Monólogos a Dois II
02 Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin – Modul 59
03 Sonar – Slow Shift
04 Soft Machine – Broken Hill
05 Yaz Ahmed – The Space Between the Fish & the Moon
06 Avishai Cohen & Big Vicious – Fractals
07 John Scofield, Steve Swallow & Bill Stewart – In F
08 Andy Summers – Harmonograph
09 Art Ensemble of Chicago – 597-59
10 Colin Webster & Dirk Serries – Spring
11 David Torn – Balet Pentru un Orizont Disparut
(Ballet for a Missing Horizon)
12 Miles Davis – Miles Runs the Voodoo Down (treated)
13 Kenny Barron & the Dave Holland Trio – Pass it On
……(featuring Jonathan Butler)