Label: Relay Recordings - relay 007 • Format: 4x, File AAC, Album • Genre: Jazz • Style: Free Jazz, Avant-garde Jazz, Free Improvisation
For a not-so-big Southern town to consistently draw these kind of word-class talents is something Not Yet - Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Not Yet to a minor miracle.
On Thursday night, Polish saxophonist Mikolaj Trzaska Album) Chicago-based drummer Tim Daisy served a potent reminder that these gigs should be cherished and supported. In This Momenthis recently released collaborative LP with Trzaska subjugates his eccentricities a bit, focusing more on his driving cavalcades, and relegating his use of various cymbals and tools to a role of delicate accompaniment. Trzaska shines in this recorded context, showcasing his ability to create lulling drones to underpin his serpentine progressions, as well as his particular talent for wrenching beastly howls from metal and reeds.
Live and in person, both were more forceful, pushing each other in a fiery performance that bested the album in almost every respect. Daisy was a blur of intensity and conviction. He remained in constant control, whether blazing through more traditional patterns or going wild with experimental flurries where he heaped cymbals atop his drum heads, smacked Album) snare with cloth and chains, and used stiff brushes as surprisingly effective shakers.
Several songs began with the saxophonist tearing through some of his inhuman yelps, morphing these atonal bursts into sprees of dizzying virtuosity. The tension between them was visceral, leaving the audience salivating for catharses that were fleeting but fulfilling.
One such piece ended with just Trzaska breathing softly into his instrument, leaving this listener deliciously on-edge. In the meantime, The Loco-Motion - Kylie Minogue - The Loco-Motion are encouraged to join the conversation on our Free Times Facebook page.
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