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Tricycle by Michel Maurer

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Album Title: The Shape of Noon
By: Michel Maurer
Label: Next Level
Released: 2019


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Fiona's Comments

Clean and fresh voices, open punctuation and fluid melodies. Clever knot so catchy?

About the Album

Track: A childlike opening duet, three catchy melodies turning round and round creating an irresistible desire to move your body. Do you remember your first tricycle ride? Album: Drawing inspirations from natural and human made shapes, colors and textures, The Shape of Noon is the first album by Swiss drummer Michel Maurer, showcasing his work both as a drummer and as a composer. The seven compositions blend written material with diverse improvisational strategies to create a peaceful and meditative music, sometimes delicate, even fragile, contrasted with strong, groove driven, tensed and chaotic moments. Michel Maurer has performed with his quartet Meridian since 2018 and has developed a recognizable sound through a unique musical relationship with guitarist Alex Levine, saxophonist Peyton Pleninger and bassist Ben Rolston.

Track Listing

Tricycle; The Purple Grey Kind; The Shape of Noon; Distortion; The Way it Folds; II=II; Crowded Miniature.


Michel Maurer: Drums & Compositions; Alex Levine: Guitar; Peyton Pleninger: Tenor Saxophone; Ben Rolston: Double Bass.

Date featured

September 2, 2019

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