• Story alerts
  • Letter to Editor
  • Pin it

There’s nothing wrong with this — it’s great.

Oh, okay — so what izzit?

Two guys playing, well, one of ’em’s on saxophone, two saxes actually — soprano and baritone — and the other on piano. Free jazz, or free enough, in a certain sense very Coltrane-y, in others not at all.

Lechusza, in his own wds., or those of a sympathetic colleague or lackey, “brings a subtle control over timbre, multiphonics, extended techniques, and a boundless melodic inventiveness to a comprehensive arsenal of wind instruments” — yup, he does. ’Specially on baritone.

Adler, meantime, “brings to the piano a harmonic richness and power taken from his years as an organist, coupled with a sensitivity to nuance and melody developed through years of study of Asian musics.” I’ll take your wd. for it.

The look of a classic ECM LP: cover photo, title, everything. But with a lot more (how you say?) balls in both musique und production.

All you could want from a 68-minute saxophone-piano album.

All?

Or reasonably close.

  • Story alerts
  • Letter to Editor
  • Pin it

More from SDReader

Comments

Sign in to comment

Join our
newsletter list

Enter to win $25 at Broken Yolk Cafe

Each newsletter subscription
means another chance to win!

Close