words by Samuel Beckett
(from 'How It Is')
Jack Bruce (voices, bass)
Carla Bley (piano, clavinet, organs)
Don Cherry (trumpet)
Six (Parts One/Two/Three/Four)
|FROM THE TEXTS|
to believe too yes that I have a voice
Jack Bruce at his most, Don Cherry undiluted, Carla Bley in many layers, WATT's second record is the darker side of the deepest end. Mantler's first association with Samuel Beckett's words.
is sparse and somber, occasionally heavy on Bley's organ drone. Cherry's
presence is comparatively brief, but he's his usual compelling, challenging
self, the most distinctive trumpet voice around. Bley and Bruce carry
the weight with virtuoso performances. ... This is music of great strength,
created by a master composer who needs to be heard. Mantler's music demands
the support of open, intelligent ears everywhere.
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