Holocene

by Michael Moore Trio

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Michael Moore - alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet
Guy Klucevsek - accordian
Erik Friedlander - 'cello

A chamber oriented date with an unusual instrumentation.

"The Michael Moore Trio brings us the versatile reedist in the company of Guy Klucevsek on accordion and Erik Friedlander on cello, three formidable musicians, who all share a common penchant for melodious adventure, with a background in jazz but certainly not restricted by genres. On this album they bring no less than 13 pieces, all between two and five minutes long. The "Holocene" is the time period that started 10,000 years ago and continues to the present, or the end of the glacial period. The music reflects some of this timeless peek in history, offering primal sound combinations, sometimes very organic, almost natural, like ice melting, or rain dripping, or birds chattering, as on "Well On Our Way", or melodic, with a light mediterranean quality, as on "Jody Jones", but always light, fragile, almost transparent music. Even on the more somber pieces, such as "Dark Christians", with a gloomy atmosphere, or on the more solemn pieces, such as "Gilgamesh", the lightness and subtlety of touch prevail. Like on many of his previous albums, Moore explores the boundaries of many musical traditions, moving them into common ground, not of form, but of feeling and depth, giving his music a universal quality which is hard to describe, "holoscenic" may be good description. Excellent album. "

"4.5 stars" - Stef Gijssels - freejazz-stef.blogspot.com

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released January 1, 2005

Gilgamesh is for Piotr Michalowski and Deanna Relyea

Recorded by Jason Marcucci on feb 14, 2004 at Excello, Brooklyn, NY, except for Discrepancy, recorded on February 21st, 2005 @ het Bethaniënklooster, Amsterdam, NL by Frank van der Weij

Mixed and edited by Frank van der Weij @ Frank van der Weij studios, Amsterdam, NL

All music composed by Michael Moore, copyright Buma/Stemra

Many thanks to Het Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst

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Michael Moore Amsterdam, Netherlands

Michael Moore (1954, Eureka, California, USA) is a saxophone & clarinet player active primarily in Europe and North America playing creative jazz and improvised musics. He leads his own ensembles, works with the Instant Composers Pool Orchestra and many others, collaborates with dancers, teaches music at the Conservatories of Amsterdam and Groningen in the Netherlands and produces recordings. ... more

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