masters of the abstract (an homage)

by g.e.stinson

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Harvey
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Harvey Founding Shadowfax member Stinson does a superb job in paying homage to some of the greats of the Free Jazz era. If you love this style of Jazz, then this is for you. Fantastic stuff.
John Cratchley
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John Cratchley I found this album whilst searching for music by Derek Bailey...don't you just rejoice at where BC can take you?
This is very,very special...an homage but also a very personal and esoteric musical offering...g.e. says it is "one of a kind" and,therefore,more of a blessing for its rarity,I think...
There is not an idea,not a construct,not a note or phrase that doesn't feel both absolutely right or necessary...
Some music (and it is rare) is immediate in its effect,I find, and this album just lodged itself in my psyche instantaneously...
You can hear some of his guitar playing with both Nels and Alex Cline (on Cryptogramophone) but I think if you don't already know his work,you need to check g.e.out as soon as you can!

Favorite track: the doctor is out (for lester bowie).
Steve Smith
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Steve Smith GE Stinson, a founding member of seminal New Age/fusion ensemble Shadowfax who moved onward to all manner of rich, gripping projects, honors his outward-bound forebears on this amazing one-man show, achieved with deft use of digital magic. Favorite track: the doctor is out (for lester bowie).
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an homage to some of the masters of abstract jazz and improvisation.

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released October 29, 2011

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Track Name: whiskey words (requiem for dorothea g.)
behind the sun where shadows sing
syllables stab like shards of light
obtuse phrases tersely told
the only truth that we can know
only this, only this
and laughter turns to tears