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Rose/Rodrigues/Rodrigues/Kneer

Birds and Humans
Creative Sources CS 726 CD
Although bird sounds can be faintly heard during the final sequence of this seven-part instant composition it’s the textures the human musicians create that predominate. Berlin-based, the quartet consists of Portuguese father and son violist Ernesto Rodrigues and cellist Guilherme Rodrigues, German bassist Meinrad Kneer and British baritone saxophonist Simon Rose. Balancing high and low pitches from matched instruments the viola’s and cello’s aviary-elevated textures are harmonized or shredded in response to low-pitched double bass… Read More
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