Neil Welch | 12 Tiny Explosions

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12 Tiny Explosions

by Neil Welch

Saxophonist Neil Welch coils sounds together into clusters, complex rhythmic patterns and minimalist cycles.
Genre: Jazz: Avant-Garde Jazz
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1. A Nameless Sorrow
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2. A Song Cycle for Missouri
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3. A Storm in Nebraska
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4. Willing Joy
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5. Dedicated to Percussionist Chris Icasiano
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6. Places Like Needles, Nevada
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7. Vermont
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8. Kansas: Dusk At a Brown Field
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9. Iron Cloud
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10. In Dedication to Artist Meredith Monk
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11. Mount Index
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12. Tiny Explosions
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13. Rivers (Bonus Track)
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Album Notes
Saxophonist Neil Welch returns with a new full-length album--his third for T&C. From the recording to the packaging itself, Twelve Tiny Explosions brings you inside Welch's unique approach to his work. He coils sounds together into clusters, complex rhythmic patterns and minimalist cycles. Recorded in full takes with minimal editing, nearly each track was captured on separate days throughout 2011. Recording techniques included close mic-ing of particular keys, specific areas of the room and even the mouthpiece itself. The result is a dynamic album with Welch at a height of artistic creativity on every track, from the percussive, high-impact wails of "Dedicated to Drummer Chris Icasiano" or the blunt force of "Mount Index."

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Vincent LaBelle at BOOM! Studios throughout 2011.
Cover illustration "APO" by Aaron Otheim
Liner notes "compositional manuscript" by Neil Welch
Design and Layout by Andrew J.S.
C 2012 Neil Welch (Narmada Music/BMI) / Table & Chairs


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