Leap of Faith | Potential and Actual Infinities

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Potential and Actual Infinities

by Leap of Faith

“… Leap of Faith have long mastered the art of organic improv, always building, adding layers with occasional solo bits rising out of the waves below… Another strong effort from the ever-increasing treasure of discs from Leap of Faith" Bruce Lee Gallanter
Genre: Avant Garde: Free Improvisation
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1. Waiting for Glynis
14:16 album only
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2. Potential and Actual Infinities
60:44 album only
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Album Notes
Outpost 186, Cambridge MA - 16 March 2019
1) Waiting for Glynis - 14:16
2) Potential and Actual Infinities - 1:00:44

- PEK (1,2) - sopranino, alto, tenor & bass saxophones, clarinet & contralto clarinet, alto flute, tarota, contrabassoon, bass tromboon, sheng, hand chimes, gong, wood, metal, voice
- Glynis Lomon (2) - cello, aquasonic, voice
- Jim Warshauer (1,2) - curved soprano, alto & tenor saxophones, alto flute, whistle, frame drum, hand chimes, wood
- Eric Dahlman (1,2) - trumpet, overtone voice, piano, slide Whistle, metal
- Yuri Zbitnov (1,2) - shiny new drum set, hand chimes, gong, wood, metal, voice
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-----Review by Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery
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LEAP OF FAITH with PEK / GLYNIS LOMON / JIM WARSHAUER / ERIC DAHLMAN / YURI ZBITNOV - Potential and Actual Infinities (Evil Clown 9209; USA) Featuring PEK on sopranino, alto, tenor & bass saxes, contralto clarinet, flute, tarogato, sheng, etc.; Glynis Lomon on cello, acquasonics & voice; Jim Warshauer on curved soprano, alto & tenor saxes, flute & percussion; Eric Dahlman on trumpet & piano and Yuri Zbitnov on drums, gong, wood & metal. This is a smaller, quintet version of Leap of Faith and it was recorded live at Outpost 186 in Cambridge, MA in March of 2019. Here we have the three founding embers of LoF: PEK, Ms. Lomon and Mr. Zbitnov plus occasional members: Jim Warshauer on reeds and Eric Dahlman on trumpet… After some gongs at the beginning, we hear some melodica, slide whistle or flute interweaving. Mr. Zbitnov’s mallet-work (on his shiny new drums) sounds great at the center of the slow moving storm as it escalates higher. Leap of Faith have long mastered the art of organic improv, always building, adding layers with occasional solo bits rising out of the waves below. The first shorter (14 + minutes) piece is called “Waiting for Glynis”, who must’ve arrived late she is there for the second hour long title work. Always great to hear cellist Glynis Lomon at length as she is a consistently spirited & inspired cellist. Interesting combinations of instruments erupt throughout: two high reeds, cello & drums, building in density and intensity as it goes. It also quiets down to some sparse yet effective sections as well. Another strong effort from the ever-increasing treasure chest of discs from Leap of Faith and their assorted off-shoot projects.
- Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
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Liner Notes by PEK

Leap of Faith is the core trio of the Leap of Faith Orchestra (LOFO) comprised of PEK on clarinets, saxophones, double reeds & flutes, Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice, and Yuri Zbitnov on drums & percussion. The ensemble is based in Boston and dates back to the early 90s. We utilize a huge arsenal of additional Evil Clown instruments to improvise long works featuring transformations across highly varied sonorities. The ensemble has always been highly modular and our many recordings feature the core trio in dozens of configurations with a huge list of guests.

For this performance the core trio is joined by Jim Warshauer (reeds) and Eric Dahlman (trumpet, overtone voice). Eric and Jim have a long history together and joined the Evil Clown Roster towards the beginning of 2018 as I was raising the ensemble for Leap of Faith Orchestra performs Cosmological Horizons by PEK (which was performed in July).
I love it when great players come to Evil Clown in groups with long prior histories. Their common experience enhances the deep roots of many of our various ensemble permutations. Eric and Jim fit in right away and have each performed on over half a dozen sets with Leap of Faith, Leap of Faith Orchestra and Turbulence in the last year!

This particular Leap if Faith Quintet performed in June of 2018 at Outpost 186 right before the Cosmological Horizons performance by the full orchestra... The show was a great artistic success, and it bears repeating the same quintet for this new performance...
for more info on Eric & Jim see the Evil Clown site bio pages

PEK, 17 March 2019

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