Grant Clarkson | Free Quartet

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Free Quartet

by Grant Clarkson

A double album recorded January 16, 2012 at Flight 19 Studios featuring Richard Sellers (drums), Sky Ladd (piano), Derek Cannon (trumpet & flugal horn), and your truly on acoustic upright bass. All acoustic, all improvisational. Four tracks for the fou
Genre: Jazz: Free Jazz
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1. You Said What?
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A double album recorded January 16, 2012 at Flight 19 Studios featuring Richard Sellers (drums), Sky Ladd (piano), Derek Cannon (trumpet & flugal horn), and yours truly on acoustic upright bass.

All acoustic, all improvisational. Four tracks for the four “sides” of a double album, but still released as one “album” for Itunes etc.

Sky, Richard and I have worked together as a trio many times. Richard, Derek and I have also done gigs together in quartets and quintets. But Derek was the new one when it came to coming aboard my crazy studio adventures.

I wasn’t worried about any of the cats on this one. But for me albums like this are very easy and very hard at the same time. It didn’t listen to it a second time until over a month after the date. Its hard to look at such a project objectively, because prior to the moment of truth all you have is imaginings about what you intend to play and how you intend it to turn out, and it usually doesn’t come out the way you imagine it will...

But I’m happy with it. This type of approach seems to be very rare in our scene, and I’m very grateful for my collaborators. Really the compositional credit should go to all four of us. I have some handwritten new compositions I’m planning on recording with this same quartet and so this ‘Free’ double album was like the perfect initiation for this new group.

I would recommend this one to those of you who appreciate acoustic jazz, or who are just dying to know what I sound like as an upright player these days, or just want a real ensemble album without any studio trickery. Despite the “avant garde” quality, it is also actually smooth and romantic in places...


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