Extra fancy gatefold jacket with textured tessellation.
Includes immediate download of 5-track album in your choice of high-quality MP3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
Immediate download of 5-track album in your choice of high-quality MP3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
5 Pieces is the first full-length release from Toronto's progressive acoustic jazz ensemble Muskox, who continue to develop the sound established on their previous three EPs. 5 Pieces finds Muskox further exploring Mike Smith's densely crafted pieces, with subtly shifting meters and deftly realized minimalist textures that seem curiously at odds with the woody acoustic sound of the group's unique instrumentation. Droning harmoniums give way to delicately mathematical banjo-driven chamber music and minimalist calypso reductions, all the while led by compelling themes that provide each piece with its own inner logic.
released 29 October 2009
Ali Berkok: electric piano, harmonium
Jamie Drake: vibraphone, marimba, glockenspiel, cajon, riq, bendir, maracas, triangle
Pete Johnston: double bass
Mark Laver: alto saxophone
Erika Nielsen: cello
Mike Smith: banjo, harmonium, lead guitar
Recorded by James Anderson at 6 Nassau, Toronto, May 24-26, 2009
Mixed and mastered by Sandro Perri
All compositions ©2009 Michael Smith (SOCAN)
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