BOX

Ten Variations On An Unknown Theme

origin 82451

Purchase

iTunes - $9.90


MUSIC REVIEW BY Adam Greenburg, All Music Guide

VIEW THE CD DETAIL PAGE

A trio of Swiss jazzers here combine for a series of entirely improvisatory jazz built in theory around a theme. That said, the theme is also unknown. The goal is to make improvisatory music while creating a theme by way of its variations. By circling in from the outside, the core form will eventually become clear. The players all perform well on their respective instruments, in a basic piano trio (with an occasional outburst of bugle). The music does tend toward the sparse end of the spectrum, as they search out riffs that mesh with one another. The music generally builds from what almost sounds like pre-show tuning into a sudden coalescence of a riff, a motive, a few bars, then devolves back into the tuning stage. Christian Weber's bass seems to be the driving force many a time, as a sudden walking bassline evokes action from the others. The music is interesting, almost academic, but not exactly what one might groove to. That isn't the point though. This is exploration of how music is made on the spot, not with preconceived motives and snippets of well-learned solos, but from the ground up.






Join the Origin Community

ORIGIN RECORDS

OA2 RECORDS

ORIGIN CLASSICAL

CONTACT US

  • Origin Records
    8649 Island Drive South
    Seattle, WA 98118
    ph: (206) 781-2589
    fx: (206) 374-2618
  • Email / Order Info / Etc
THE ORIGIN MUSIC GROUP • FOUNDED 1997 / SEATTLE, WA • THE MUSIC YOU NEED