MP3 Fragments - JAZZ: Weird Jazz
New music improvisation. Contemporary chamber ensemble combining 20th Century classical and jazz.
10 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Weird Jazz, CLASSICAL: Contemporary
Fragments is an acoustic ensemble comprised of three musicians who first came together at the prestigious Atlantic Center for the Arts. All three are accomplished composers and performers with strong roots in jazz, neo-classicism, and free improvisation. Fragments transcends easy boundaries and labels to create music that is interactive, explorative, and emotionally compelling.
Review by KFJC in California …
…the pieces herein might be better described as chamber-jazz-post-improv-modern-composition hybrids. Scott Hill is on clarinets and soprano sax, the up-and-coming Roberta Piket is on piano, and Eric Clark plays violin. It’s interesting how similar the tonal ranges of these particular instruments can be; sometimes for example it sounds like the clarinet is poking its head up when it’s actually the violin, and vice versa, and things like that. There is also a guest contributing flute and piccolo. Track 1 is a strong leadoff, with clarinet and violin lines merging and diverging, and Piket pounding out a dense Cecil Taylor-style racket…Fragments (the group) puts together outstanding music -intelligent, not easily classifiable.
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