By Stef Gijssels
On «Fashions Of Length«, we get handled to the weird sound of John McCowen’s contrabass clarinet in 4 prolonged items.
McCowen’s ability on the instrument is second to none, and as is commonly the case at a primary hear, the listener will marvel of how the sound is produced – with no electronics or amplification concerned – to have this sustained and multiphonic impact on the identical time. I share the video under to indicate his round respiratory expertise.See Also:Interview with Jerry Bergonzi – London Jazz Information
Aside from a technical feat, that is additionally an unbelievable bodily achievement. The album’s title is nicely chosen on this respect as a result of the minor vibrations and shifts within the in any other case monotonous sound take their time to develop, to develop into and to completely admire. Aside from the approach and the bodily effort, the album’s most important high quality is musical. The weird sounds create a singular sonic universe that’s hypnotic, soothing and terrifying on the identical time. It requires concentrated listening to turn out to be a part of the sound, and doing so is each rewarding as stupefying.
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See Also:Ziv Taubenfeld’s Full Solar – Out of the Beast Got here Honey (Clear Feed, 2022) ~ The Free Jazz Collective