Genres: free jazz, experimental
PO Box 69044
Apr 7 - 13 2003
is Harvey Sorgen on bass, Steve Rust on bass, Michael
Jefry Stevens on piano, Mark Feldman on violin, and Herb
Robertson on trumpet. Together they have created some of the
most interesting jazz compositions to come out in recent times.
Free jazz is the name of the game here; this is definitely aimed
exclusively at experimental listeners and not the jazz
The musicians involved in Aercine are clearly very talented;
their solos are masterfully complex and their rhythms are wonderfully
free. The loose nature of the compositions will be a plus for
free jazz audiences - live performances must be amazing. The
only downside to the pieces is that some of the arrangements end up
being too sparse and don't hold the listener's interest.
The best tracks include "The Shokoe Slip" and "Kaaterskill
Falls." The former is an experimental piece filled with
bubbly piano, gurgling trumpet solos, pattering drums, and some really
effective violin improvisation. The latter is a wonderful track
held together by Mark Feldman's fantastic violin-playing - the
piece gradually gains tension as it progresses.
Overall, this is a very spirited performance by a bunch of very
talented free jazz performers. What more could you want?
10 songs, distributed by the
label, released 2002]