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Kimmel / Ali / Harris // Flora Oblique Tape

Kimmel / Ali / Harris // Flora Oblique Tape

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An underground jazz label from Chicago, USA.Amalgam works have arrived.

This work is a Chicago jazz performerwith Josh BermanEli Wallace,Ishmael Ali,A collaborative cassette released by Bill Harris in February 2023 with a limited edition of 4.

Includes two 2-minute free jazz songs by clarinet, cello, and drums. Comes with DL code. 

Jeff Kimmel - clarinet
Ishmael Ali - cello
Bill Harris - drum set


Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Amalgam releases available at Tobira.

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Includes DL code. Edition of 100. 

Text by Ingrid Winters, 2023 :

"With their latest release, Flora Oblique, Jeff Kimmel, Ishmael Ali, and Bill Harris continue to explore the possibilities of their improvisational interplay, this time captured live at Audio For the Arts in Madison, Wisconsin. The trio's third record showcases their evolution as a unit, building on the experimental groundwork laid by their previous albums A Pound of Salt (577 Records, 2019) and Vivary (Amalgam, 2021).

Flora Oblique sees the trio weaving together intricate layers of sound, with bursts of contrast that add an unpredictable edge. Despite the album's improvised nature, the musicians display a remarkable coherence and telepathic connection as they navigate the unpredictable terrain.

On "Daytime Advanced Relentlessly," for example, the trio creates a hypnotic narrative, with Kimmel's sonorous clarinet contrasted by Ali's pointed cello phrases intertwining with Harris's insistent pulse. dissolving into a lopsided groove, before finally dissolving into a haunting soundscape.

Meanwhile, on "Faint, Diffuse, & Peculiar," the trio showcases their ability to create a wide range of textures and moods, with Kimmel's skittering clarinet lines and Harris's frenzied drumming providing a restless energy, while Ali's cello adds a mournful counterpoint.

Throughout Flora Oblique, the trio demonstrates a remarkable ability to create a rich, immersive sonic world, full of unexpected twists and turns. Whether they're exploring the outer limits of their instruments or crafting delicate, introspective moments, Kimmel, Ali, and Harris display a deep empathy and understanding of each other's playing. This is improvisational music at its most adventurous and rewarding, and Flora Oblique is a testament to the power of spontaneous composition, and its narrative power and creation."

Artist: Kimmel/Ali/Harris

Label: Amalgam

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An underground jazz label from Chicago, USA.Amalgam works have arrived.

This work is a Chicago jazz performerwith Josh BermanEli Wallace,Ishmael Ali,A collaborative cassette released by Bill Harris in February 2023 with a limited edition of 4.

Includes two 2-minute free jazz songs by clarinet, cello, and drums. Comes with DL code. 

Jeff Kimmel - clarinet
Ishmael Ali - cello
Bill Harris - drum set


Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Amalgam releases available at Tobira.

----------------------

Includes DL code. Edition of 100. 

Text by Ingrid Winters, 2023 :

"With their latest release, Flora Oblique, Jeff Kimmel, Ishmael Ali, and Bill Harris continue to explore the possibilities of their improvisational interplay, this time captured live at Audio For the Arts in Madison, Wisconsin. The trio's third record showcases their evolution as a unit, building on the experimental groundwork laid by their previous albums A Pound of Salt (577 Records, 2019) and Vivary (Amalgam, 2021).

Flora Oblique sees the trio weaving together intricate layers of sound, with bursts of contrast that add an unpredictable edge. Despite the album's improvised nature, the musicians display a remarkable coherence and telepathic connection as they navigate the unpredictable terrain.

On "Daytime Advanced Relentlessly," for example, the trio creates a hypnotic narrative, with Kimmel's sonorous clarinet contrasted by Ali's pointed cello phrases intertwining with Harris's insistent pulse. dissolving into a lopsided groove, before finally dissolving into a haunting soundscape.

Meanwhile, on "Faint, Diffuse, & Peculiar," the trio showcases their ability to create a wide range of textures and moods, with Kimmel's skittering clarinet lines and Harris's frenzied drumming providing a restless energy, while Ali's cello adds a mournful counterpoint.

Throughout Flora Oblique, the trio demonstrates a remarkable ability to create a rich, immersive sonic world, full of unexpected twists and turns. Whether they're exploring the outer limits of their instruments or crafting delicate, introspective moments, Kimmel, Ali, and Harris display a deep empathy and understanding of each other's playing. This is improvisational music at its most adventurous and rewarding, and Flora Oblique is a testament to the power of spontaneous composition, and its narrative power and creation."

Artist: Kimmel/Ali/Harris

Label: Amalgam