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Dedicated to You But You Weren't Listening: The Music of Soft Machine album for sale by Delta Saxophone Quartet was released Nov 20, 2007 on the Moonjune label. The concept of transposing the decidedly electric based music of Soft Machine to acoustic saxophone quartet may be a stretch for many. Dedicated to You But You Weren't Listening: The Music of Soft Machine songs But considering the expansive, orchestral nature of their music, this idea proffered by the Delta Saxophone Quartet makes sense. Their collective sound does not as much tone down the compositions themselves as they were written, but instead gives them a fuller body minus the rock-ish bravado, and is very accessible to both jazz and classical music listeners. Dedicated to You But You Weren't Listening: The Music of Soft Machine CD music contains a single disc with 14 songs. ...See Full Description
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Delta Saxophone Quartet - Dedicated to You But You Weren't Listening: The Music of Soft Machine Album Track Listing
|3||Somehow with the Passage of Time (Kings and Queens 33 Years Later)|
|5||Everything Is You|
|12||Tale of Taliesin|
|13||Dedicated To You|
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Dedicated to You But You Weren't Listening: The Music of Soft Machine buy CD music Violinist Jeff Gauthier has been quietly making records for about eight years. His last project with the Jeff Gauthier Goatette comprised of guitarist Nels Cline, his brother, drummer Alex, bassist Joel Hamilton, and pianist/keyboardist David Witham. As on 2002's shining Mask, Gauthier and his band delve deep into exotic textures and musics here, not as trope or gimmick, but as compositional and improvisation modus operandi. We're not talking Les Baxter or Martin Denny, we're talking genres. There's classical, which becomes the steady meandering melody line in the opener "Ahfufat," as Nels goes mental in the background and Alex offers a triple time signature for everything to drop from before the work pulses toward something else entirely -- a particularly knotty jazz-rock. It's beautiful, barely held on the rail, but is also light and airy. As has been Gauthier's and Nels and Alex Cline's wont, a fine post-fusion jazz tune by the late Eric von Essen is present, "Solflicka," and is performed with elegance, grace, and a harmonic sense of adventure with Gauthier leading the way. The foreboding sense of terror in Bennie Maupin's "Water Torture," with its built, and then extrapolated upon series of tensions, is easily one of the most frightening in recent vanguard jazz history. Hamilton's bass anchors a deafening space that is touched upon by fleeting, angry instrumental flourishes before being indulged with a skeletal, and brief, melody. It becomes pure cinematic dynamic as Nels' flurries in the background become almost indecipherable from Witham's keyboard textures. "Don't Answer That" is post-bop à la Eric Dolphy and Mal Waldron. Witham's piano work here is just stellar. The multivalent journey in "Rina, Pt. 1" is part gypsy jazz, part funky open-mode Miles, and part folk song with a great head -- also written by von Essen. The set ends on Nels Cline's ballad "A Corner of Morning." It commences with spacious abstraction played in wispy phrases by all instruments; it's improvisation with a pronounced yet restrained drama, and it is absolutely serene. When the lyric whispers in, it's like Bill Evans constructing one of those gentle harmonic towers as Witham and Nels enjoin and rejoin one another in counterpoint. Three-fourths of the way in, Gauthier signals both another period of abstraction and its new melodic frame, droning against Nels' changes before an absolutely heartbreaking solo in open mode as Hamilton and Alex dust the backdrop, accenting the space as the place of encounter and transformation. More accessible than Mask, One and the Same is for those who like their vanguard jazz on the safer side. It is a logical step forward for Gauthier, given Mask's textural and dynamic investigations, but a large one nonetheless, and one of the more haunting new jazz releases to push itself forth from that sonic garden in a long while. ~ Thom Jurek
Recording information: O'Henry Studios, Burbank, CA (04/09/2005-04/10/2005).
Personnel: Jeff Gauthier (violin, electric violin); Jeff Gauthier (electronics); Nels Cline (electric guitar, electronics); Joel Hamilton (bass instrument); David Witham (piano, keyboards); Alex Cline (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Rich Breen .
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