Tunes For Horn Guys

by Michael Moore

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Michael Moore - alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet
Frank Gratkowski - alto saxophone, bass clarinet
Ab Baars - tenor saxophone, clarinet
Tobias Delius - tenor saxophone, clarinet
Wolter Wierbos - trombone

Structures and improvisations performed on saxophones, clarinets, and trombone with some occasional Balkan and Indonesian influence.

"There's more than a touch of irony in the implications one can gleam from the title of Michael Moore's latest. Tunes for Horn Guys is anything but some dudes getting together for a casual session. Elegant, often startling, and, at times, downright biting, these fully realized miniatures, informed by an eclecticism of honest, well-considered reflection rather than superficial hijacking and exploitation, and underscored by a lyrical sensibility often brilliantly sidestepping fundamental concerns of melody, lush voicings, conclusions which often ease away rather than end per se, and impeccable heartfelt execution, serve as further evidence to the resurgence of the third stream. (Yes, the term "neo-third stream" comes to mind, but does the world need another "neo", especially when most "neos" are anything but?) Moore's expression is additionally characterized by a marked leaning towards the classical side of the third stream equation. This orderliness is, however, absolutely infused with a jazz sensibility which readily sets the stage for the concise solo and dialogue episodes and occasional outbursts of free improvisation weaving through these resplendent structures."

Milo Fine, Cadence, March 1997

"1/2" - Jazz Nu

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released January 1, 1996

Composed by Michael Moore except as noted.

Recorded April 27, May 22, August 22, 1995,
Het Bethanieen Klooster, Amsterdam

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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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