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Re: excellent WIRE review of the CHOIR BOYS, Jeff Kaiser's project
> I don't know if this got posted yet, or not but one of our own just
> got about as good a review
> as one could get from the WIRE magazine just the other day.
> I've had the pleasure of hearing Jeff play and this past weekend
> playing with him and he is
> a wonderful musician, deserving of such high accolades.
> Buy this CD, you'll be so glad you did.
> from THE WIRE, MAY 2006
> The Choir Boys
> The Choir Boys with Strings
> Pfmentum CD
> Recorded live in two large suites at Ventura College Theatre by the
> quartet of Andrew Pask clarinet, bass clarinet, alto and bass penny
> whistle, Jeff Kaiser on trumpet and a version of Don Ellis's quarter
> tone instrument and GE Stinson and Steuart Liebig on guitar and bass
> guitar respectively, The Choir Boys With Strings serves to show how
> slow someone like Anthony Braxton has been to wake up to the potential
> of electronics in improvised music. One can imagine someone like George
> Lewis taking part in something like this, though the language is closer
> to the saxophonist's. Everyone's plugged into something and the result
> is an urgent, witty and often moving collage of acoustic and electronic
> sound which doesn't draw attention to itself, but lets some genuinely
> powerful music come through.
> Brian Morton
Congrats to The Choir Boys!
Jeff sent me a promo a few months back and it is indeed great stuff.
Cognition Audioworks label
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