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Needless Kiss
Phillip Johnston
Needless Kiss
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
 
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You might consider this drummerless Phillip Johnston quartet a chamber group, with its stretched textures and rolling motifs. The group plays with a very filmic approach, building dramas up in the contrasts between Mark Jo...  more »

      
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All Artists: Phillip Johnston
Title: Needless Kiss
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Koch Records
Original Release Date: 10/20/1998
Release Date: 10/20/1998
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 099923789826

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You might consider this drummerless Phillip Johnston quartet a chamber group, with its stretched textures and rolling motifs. The group plays with a very filmic approach, building dramas up in the contrasts between Mark Josefsberg's vibraphone and the twin horns of Johnston and Joe Ruddick (who plays mostly baritone saxophone). Refereeing between the horns is bassist Dave Hofstra, who marks sonic areas with well-placed rhythm, careful never to force a tempo. The band has played scores to silent films, a practice at which Johnston excels. Here they move from "Pipeline," which Johnston says he wrote while imagining his musical inspiration, Don Van Vliet (a.k.a Captain Beefheart), to fine instances of musical counterpoint. This is a warm, vivid CD that works the way Jimmy Giuffre's trio did: hovering around and living within musical adventure without taking the heat miser's approach to energy. --Andrew Bartlett