Recorded at Alchemia, Krakow November 1, 2006 by Michal Rosicki. Mixed and mastered by Michal Rosicki at MAQ Studio. Produced by Marek Winiarski. Photos by Krzysztof Penarski. Cover design by Andrzej Wojnowski.
Tracklist: 1. WAS IT SOMETHING I SAID? [03:38] 2. MAYBE NOT [04:54] 3. I WOULD IF I COULD [04:15] 4. DID GOD FORGET DARFUR/WHAT GOD? [09:06] 5. AN INTIMATE CONVERASATION #1 [05:59] 6. AN INTIMATE CONVERASATION #2 [05:04] 7. NORTH STAR (FOR MAX ROACH) [03:27] 8. AN INTIMATE CONVERASATION #3 [11:31] 9. DOM’S MATRIX [06:41] 10. SNOWFLAKES ON FLOWERS [11:33] 11. AND THEN [07:29] 12. KING TO KING’S BISHOP [05:24]
The title of this recording, INTIMATE CONVERSATIONS
refers to the process which helped to generate the music. This is a series of dialogues, intimate in the sense that they involve shared and/or familiar experiences expressed in musical terms. It is a music of the moment; improvisations created in free space, in a first meeting. Like a drawing in ink on rice paper, it is what it is with out pretense, without correction, without apology. The titles of the pieces are suggestions for further conversations rather than descriptions. The music is a journey of discovery for the musicians and we hope for the listener as well. Labels like “free jazz “and “avant garde” are boxes which limits ones ability to experience discovery on its own terms. “Free jazz” has become and oxymoron and the “avant garde” a throwback style. We hope that the listener will find this simply art in its own time. — Joe McPhee
permeates many kinds of relationships. It is rare that in one context, several can be examined simultaneously. But the language of music coupled with the poetry of viewpoint can cover descriptive territory without too much hardship to demonstrate that intimacy requires depth of connection and can stretch the parameters for gaining insight and paying attention…– Lyn Horton, All About Jazz
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