Monday, April 23, 2012

Nakatani Tiner Drake, Ritual Inscription. Limited LP Release . . .

Today, some music on vinyl--a limited edition release of Tatsuya Nakatani, Kris Tiner and Jeremy Drake's Ritual Inscription (Epigraph LP-001). It's a live recording from the Metro Galleries in Bakersfield, California.

Tatsuya sounds excellent on drums and percussion, getting a vividly wide set of timbres from the set up he assembles--bowed metallic objects, sharp clang, rumble and swat punctuations, and an inner sense of improvised freedom-as-form. Kris Tiner's trumpet and flugel give you a sound and style that stem from Don Cherry's bugle-call post-boplicity and Bill Dixon's thickness of sound color, handled in a very personal way. Guitarist Jeremy Drake makes his own form of electronic timbre-textures, not sounding like Derek Bailey (not easy to do these days) but energizing from the same fountainhead.

Together they work their magic in an impressive short set. You are ready for more when the second side ends. Let's hope we can hear them again. In the meantime this is exemplary outness.

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