Tim Berne’s Snakeoil – Incidentals (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]
Tim Berne’s Snakeoil – Incidentals (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:04:08 minutes | 659 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source: Qobuz | Booklet, Front cover | © ECM
Much like other musicians from the post-free scene, such as Julius Hemphill, Tim Berne is already looking to break the lines and build upon the uncomfortable. For the last thirty years, the saxophonist from New York has been one of these active troublemakers, of these jazzmen who are willing to try everything, and disrupt anything. Leader of the band Snakeoil, Berne released a fascinating fourth album for the ECM label: inIncidentals, which he recorded with Oscar Noriega on the bass clarinet, Ryan Ferreira on the electric guitar, Matt Mitchell on piano and Chas Smith on drums, he continues his beautiful destabilising campaign, while always keeping one hand on the sacred scriptures of tradition (to better shake them up?). Less and less attracted to chamber music, the Snakeoil adventure becomes all the more fascinating. And the way carefully written music blends with highly sophisticated improvisations on Incidentals is truly reaching new heights. Cerebral and demanding, here is a beautiful contemporary jazz album.
01 – Hora Feliz
02 – Stingray Shuffle
03 – Sideshow
04 – Incidentals Contact
05 – Prelude One / Sequel Too
Produced by David Torn. Engineered by D.James Goodwin.
Recorded in December 2014 at “The Clubhouse” in Rhinebeck, NY
Mastered by Christoph Stickel at MSM Studios, Munchen, Germany.
Tim Berne – Alto Saxophone
Oscar Noriega – Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Ryan Ferreira – Electric Guitar
Matt Mitchell – Piano and Electronics
Ches Smith – Drums, Vibes, Percussion, Timpani