FRITH / LEANDRE / SEGEL, FRED / JOELLE / JONATHAN - TEMPTED TO SMILE (CD)


"The string trio is one of the most versatile vehicles for Free Improvisation, largely due to the broad variety of sounds and flexibility of the instruments. It is also one of the few groupings that remain partially untapped. Sitting somewhat uncomfortably on the edges of the genre, experienced pros Fred Frith and Joelle Leandre are joined by Jonathan Segel for an inventive, exploratory, and often disturbing set of improvisations that demand close attention from the listener because of both the level of detail and abstraction. Frith and Leandre have often flirted with cross-genres, the former coming primarily from an avant-rock perspective, while the bassist is rightly identified more with Avant-Garde Jazz and modern classical composition. They meet on common ground here, with no direct hints at anything in their pasts and Segal (also coming from a mostly rock perspective) has no difficulty fitting in." (All Music Guide) Fred Frith, guitar, etc - left channel, Joelle Leandre, contrabass center, Jonathan Segel, violin, guitar - right channel.
in stock | CAN| 2004| SPOOL | 14.90


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