The Terrible Uncertainty of the Thing Described

by David Rothenberg, Charlie Rauh, John Wieczorek, Matthew Aidekman

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JLP I stumbled into Trio Senza Rete's "Sudden Sound Concert" at Krannert Art Museum (3/14/2019) while visiting the U of I Urbana. It was my first exposure to this "free", ambient kind of jazz. Occasionally challenging, this is great music for times when you need to reflect, relax, or think outside the box. Favorite track: With wanton heed, and giddy cunning.
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One night last September in Brooklyn some friends got together to play, and we did enjoy how it came out, and now share the results with you.

David Rothenberg, clarinet and bass clarinet
Charlie Rauh, guitar
John Wieczorek, drums
Matthew Aidekman, percussion and effects

Album title from "On the Sublime and the Beautiful" by Edmund Burke, courtesy of Doug Hall who used it for a fantastic artwork back in the 1980s.

"But light now appearing, and now leaving us, and so off and on, is even more terrible than total darkness; and a sort of uncertain sounds are, when the necessary dispositions concur, more alarming than a total silence."

Song titles are lines from "L'Allegro" by Milton, a poem quoted by Burke, on how we are to make sense of sweet and beautiful sounds.

You see, the free conjures up the classics...

Fabulous cover art by Sarah Anne Johnson, "Party Boat 2011"


released February 9, 2017

Recorded live at Shapeshiter Labs, Brooklyn, NY Sep. 30th, 2016
by Marian Villota, engineer extraordinaire

TN 1715
(c) (p) Terra Nova Music 2017
all titles published by Mysterious Mountain Music BMI


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