Nate Wooley (trumpet) and Seymour Wright (alto saxophone) are dueling together on an pure release of improvisational music pieces. Don’t worry that it will sound to much like a fight, as there is enough space and time for silence to make it much more of an easy listening session. One that is interesting thanks to have enough room for moments of pure wonder. These two artists are challenging each other within each recording to use, abuse and play their instruments in ways that are out of the box…
In fact if someone would have told me that this was a scientific recording of communication proof between animals walking around freely in a zoo, I would probably believe it just as much as this being an album made by these two fine challenging improvising musicians. It’s as if they had captured their inner animal spirit, gone back to a place in semi wild but safe environment (far from urban society) to relocate their natural instinct & replaced words, feelings & emotions with blowing sounds out of their expressionistic instruments of choice.
It’s a bit like gooses, elephants, swift hopping birds and other unknown characters establishing itself between tension of silence and sound. It might have been a true challenge to record these works for this pair, constantly challenging each other between time, space and trumpet versus saxophone interaction. It also feels a bit like a challenge for a potential listener, is it material to be heard with notebook and pencil, noting every heard animal or expressional instinct? Or is it more of an album to function as background material, potentially enlarging your brain while you chop onions or do some irrelevant home work? I think it’s truly the case of the individual listener’s instinct to find its own way of recreational listening. I took the album to a nearby pond, played it to the Pekingese ducks that had been swimming around, and found great fulfillment in this action. What does your instinct tell you to do with the music that awaits at the following link?