SNAKEOIL - Incidentals
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Tim Berne: alto saxophone;
Oscar Noriega: clarinet, bass clarinet;
Ryan Ferreira: guitars;
Matt Mitchell: piano;
Ches Smith: drums, vibraphone, percussion, timpani.
With David Torn: guitar

David Torn plays guitar on Hora Feliz (intro) and Sideshow (outro)

New York composer/saxophonist Tim Berne has been dramatically expanding Snakeoil’s original acoustic chamber-jazz sound world lately – and on this live set, all the way to thundering timpani climaxes, avant-rock guitar howls and squelching electronics, though the Berne trademark of implacably interweaving horn lines tugged by sly rhythm-bends constantly resurfaces. This fourth Snakeoil album for ECM is one of the most viscerally direct and exciting chapters in a consistently creative story. Read more
MATT MITCHELL - FØRAGE
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Add to Cart Matt Mitchell plays Tim Berne: førage - solo Piano
The compositions of iconic saxophonist/bandleader Tim Berne have earned renown for their intensely kinetic, dizzyingly intricate quality as performed around the world by his various groups over the past four decades. With the album førage – available digitally and on CD from Screwgun – listeners have the chance to experience Berne’s music as never before, in versions for solo piano. Virtuoso pianist Matt Mitchell, a member of Berne’s hit band Snakeoil, has explored the full range of the composer’s songbook. In fact, Berne says: “No one knows my music better than Matt.” On førage, Mitchell devises mash-ups of multiple compositions, improvises new angles off the music, and often slows it down to reveal heretofore hidden beauties – limpid harmonies and ruminative melodies, like dark pearls unspooled. Studio maestro David Torn – a longtime sonic co-conspirator with Berne, as well as producer of Mitchell’s past two albums – helmed the recording of førage. The cover artwork and distinctive CD package is by Steven Byram, who has worked hand in glove with Berne for decades (including the recent Screwgun publication of their joint art book, Spare).

SPARE
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Limited edition, beautifully letterpressed book of drawings and design by Steve By ram and photographs by Tim Berne. Plus a bonus live Snakeoil, Anguis Oleum cd with cardboard letterpress packaging by Steve Byram.

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