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Halcyon Science 130410 Evan Shaw, Nicole Rampersaud, Jean Martin, Tomasz Krakowiak, Wes Neal

Serious music, though not scholar; demanding music that never sounds forced Monsieur Délire, Québec

Enhanced freedom in music over the past 60 years has involved more than the addition of new instrumental techniques and compositional strategies. The WholeNote, Canada

Halcyon Science 130410 (Barnyard br0323), features the electroacoustic improvisation quintet of Evan Shaw (alto saxophone), Nicole Rampersaud (trumpet), Jean Martin (drums and laptop), Wes Neal (double bass), and Tomasz Krakowiak (percussion). This studio recording is made up of intelligent and inspired compositions by Shaw and Rampersaud, and deft ensemble improvisations that draw on the lateral influence of science fiction as readily as they do that of their most obvious (but far from sole) musical forbear, jazz.

Halcyon Science 130410

Evan Shaw, Nicole Rampersaud, Jean Martin, Tomasz Krakowiak, Wes Neal