No correio, as prezadas notícias de Georgie Haslam, homem da Slam Productions, que dá conta da edição de um disco cooperativo de Gary Curson (saxofone alto), Keith Tippett (piano), John Edwards (contrabaixo), e Mark Sanders (bateria), o quarteto THE NUMBER: The Making of Quiet Things (SLAMCD 269). Estou capaz de apostar as minhas fichas todas neste number. Conta Georgie:
The recording arose from a proposal to Gary Curson by producer Justin Paterson, of the London College of Music, who expressed a desire to work with improvising musicians. The album ‘The Making of Quiet Things’ by the Number is the realisation of the first phase of Justin’s concept, namely, the mix down of the ‘ambient recording’ of the actual real-time performances.
The second phase, now in progress, is for Justin to fashion a companion ‘electronic’ album, by devising completely new compositions derived from samples from the same recorded material. Justin is currently designing new software specifically to enable this process.
This opportunity for Gary to involve some of the finest improvising musicians with whom he has worked in the past, together with the excellent studio facilities, has given us the original and exciting music heard on this album.
Why is the album entitled ‘The Making Of Quiet Things’? ‘I wanted the music to reflect the quantum level of listening that goes on inside the improvisers’ art. I’m personally very pleased with the outcome, and deeply indebted to the production team and the other members of the quartet’. Replies Gary.