Memorize the Sky
- Artist: Memorize the Sky
- Format: CD
- Release Date:4/23/2007
'Reedist Matt Bauder, bassist Zach Wallace and percussionist Aaron Siegel have honed a handsome improv aesthetic since their collaboration began a decade ago. The trio's crystalline drones and patient, chamberlike interplay offer a subtle alternative to turbulent free jazz.' - Time Out-New York Matt Bauder, Zach Wallace, Aaron Siegel first met in Ann Arbor, Michigan and since the late 1990's have toured the Unites States and Europe as a collective entity, despite living in three different cities. They consider their continuing collaboration an ongoing composition that fleshes out it's own aesthetic through improvisation. In addition to it's recording with Braxton, Memorize the Sky has released three 3' CD singles and appeared on numerous compilations. The group has also collaborated with musicians such as Josh Abrams, Jim Baker, Jeb Bishop, Greg Davis, Greg Kelly, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Rob Mazurek, Sean Meehan, Phil Minton, Jason Roebke, Scott Rosenberg and Ken Vandermark. Memorize the Sky is the first full-length recording from the decade-old improvising collective of the same name, featuring saxophonist/clarinetist Matt Bauder, bassist Zach Wallace and percussionist Aaron Siegel. Often resembling electronic music despite being performed on acoustic instruments, these eight tracks were culled from over six hours of improvisations recorded in the fall of 2005. This release is the follow-up to 2005's 2 + 2 Compositions, a compositional collaboration with Anthony Braxton that Paris Transatlantic's Nate Dorward called 'an extraordinary document.'
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