Trumpeter Liam Sillery's Phenomenology is so natural that only one word can be used to describe it: perfect.
Following a recording that Downbeat magazine declared a "masterpiece" in it's 2010 year-end edition, Sillery just proceeds on in doing what he does best - creating forward-looking, modern, articulate jazz with his tight knit ensemble of equally inspired improvisors. Never creating obvious or overly predictable music, his trumpet solos are full of subtle surprises while his compositions are fresh and highly original. Sillery's 5th solo outing on OA2 further reveals a singular artist in the prime of his artistic development.
1 A Priori 9:13
2 Siege 7:15
3 Time Lapse 6:21
4 Remoulade 9:30
5 Bicycle Ride 3:41
6 Blues 6:56
7 Tristan's Way 6:40
Produced by Liam Sillery
Recorded at Knoop Studios, Riveredge, NJ
on December 17th and 22nd, 2009.
Mixed and Mastered by Manfred Knoop
All music by Liam Sillery, BMI
Artwork by Greg Amend, "Moment 5?, 2008
Photo by Jan Marie Sillery
Cover design by John Bishop
Cadence (Larry Hollis)
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All Music Guide (Adam Greenberg)
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