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Steve Swell's Kende Dreams
Hommage ŕ Bartók

Cat. No.: SHCD160

Personnel:
Rob Brown  alto saxophone
Steve Swell  trombone
Connie Crothers  piano
William Parker  bass
Chad Taylor  drums

Track Listing:
1. Roswellian Folk Song   7:56
2. For Will Connell Jr.   7:49
3. After SQ4   9:57
4. Attack of the Mikrokosmos   8:10
5. Bartók Screams   13:38
6. Lent-Oh!   14:07
7. Ultima   8:34

Total time: 70:25
 
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Liner Notes

From John Corbett's liner notes:
« Trombonist Steve Swell's approach to a Bartók homage on Kende Dreams is a synthesis and it advisably leaves the encounter with the Hungarian a relatively loose and oblique affair, with specific points of convergence but an end product that feels more like it was inspired by the composer than obliged to adopt his methods. The seven tracks are creative music pitched at the highest level; as is that music's unalienable right, it absorbs and transforms things that it comes into contact with. So, unlike Milhaud's attempts to quote or characterize jazz, this is jazz eating and fully digesting modern classical music, turning it into something else completely. »
Chicago, April 2015
 
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