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ARTIST
TITLE
Arbitrary
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
NEOS 40701CD NEOS 40701CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/2/2013

Artists: Tom Schüler (trumpet and flugelhorn); Jens Joneleit (drums, bass, electric piano, grand piano). "The word 'arbitrary' means operating freely, on one's own authority or will -- and hence what jazz has to be above all. The improvisation here is based not on tiny musical material such as phrases or themes but on musical auras. On Arbitrary the musicians 'take power' with clear and to-the-point auras: above all, the aura of the electric period of Miles Davis in the 1970s and the 'wall of sound' of Albert Ayler's rhythm section (Sunny Murray and Gary Peacock). Such an arbitrary combination of two such crucial and fundamentally different aesthetics of jazz has its dangers, but nevertheless it opens up new perspectives thanks precisely to the risks taken."