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Odious Mode by Tom Collier

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Album Title: Impulsive Illuminations
Label: Origin Records
Released: 2016

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Fiona's Comments

It's certainly emotional, starts slow and tender and accelerates to a fury. After 6 minutes you feel like you've escaped a train crash. #itsdefinitelyabstract

About the Album

For his eighth recording on Origin, vibist Tom Collier assembled a set of five improvised compositions with pianist Richard Karpen to be recorded in a trio setting. Added to the duo for each piece are several of the more empathetic and forward-looking creative musicians of the past 50 years, all who happen to be colleagues of theirs at the University of Washington, where Collier recently retired after a thirty-year career. William O. "Bill" Smith and Stuart Dempster both nurtured his thirst for improvised music in the late '60s through their contemporary music program at the UW. More recently, trumpeter Cuong Vu, guitarist Bill Frisell and drummer Ted Poor have all made dynamic contributions to the program. Here they each contribute to an album that, while abstract and complex, is also full of beauty and emotion.

Track Listing

Impulsive Illuminations; Odious Mode; Out Of The Cistern; Ligneous Oscillations; Discontinuous Impunity.

Personnel

Tom Collier
Tom Collier

vibraphone

Additional Personnel

Tom Collier: vibraphone, marimba; Richard Karpen: piano; Bill Frisell: guitar (1); Stuart Dempster: trombone, didjeridu (3); William O. "Bill" Smith: clarinet (4); Cuong Vu: trumpet (5); Ted Poor: drums (2).

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Date featured

November 19, 2016

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