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ARTIST
TITLE
Homage
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
MUTABLE 17522 MUTABLE 17522
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RELEASE DATE
1/30/2006

"This project is the product of over thirty years of musical collaboration and personal friendships. The three of us met in the San Francisco Bay Area in the early seventies and worked together in many contexts, exploring improvisation and new music. When I moved to New York in 1983, there was a brief hiatus, and then, on hearing a composition of Mel Graves played here, I asked him to write me a piece. This led to my premiering many works of his and making several recordings. Meanwhile, George and Mel have been a great rhythm section all these years. When Mel suggested that he compose 'Blanco' to highlight George's remarkable polyrhythmic and timbral abilities, I loved the idea. Because of the deeply personal nature of the project, we decided to place it in the context of our improvised music. Then, the tsunami occurred and Mel was inspired to write a piece for improvisors commemorating the tragedy. We went back to Mesa Studios to create and record 'Tsunami' and then recorded some improvisations which we called Homage. It's an homage to music and what it means in our lives and to the deep friendship it has engendered." -- Thomas Buckner