Noel Taylor &  Alberto Popolla | All Fall Down

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All Fall Down

by Noel Taylor & Alberto Popolla

Freely improvised clarinet duets featuring rapidly shifting patterns of melodic interplay.
Genre: Avant Garde: Free Improvisation
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1. Swaying In Green Shoes
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2. Snowfall
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3. Damselfly
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4. Cat's Tango
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5. And Then There Was Spring
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6. The Tock-tick-tock
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7. Flip The Lid
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8. Tutti Giu Per Terra
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9. Green Space
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10. Giro, Giro Tonda
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11. Mammy In The Teapot
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12. A-tishoo! A-tishoo!
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13. Departure Gate
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"...the music on the album is enchanting. The duets are (I imagine) improvised and much of the music has an almost pastoral quality. Yet there are moments of strong energy and dissonance, and due to the quality of the recording you get a spacial sound, giving the impression that the two clarinettists are in the same room as you. With titles such as 'Damselfly', 'Cats Tango' or 'A-Tishoo! A-Tishoo!', one can understand that much of the music has impressionistic qualities, and what also makes the music most listenable is the clear interest that the two clarinettists have in finding and developing melody. In fact it's this ingredient that makes this album such a success and will give the listener endless fun in discovering and re-discovering each tracks details, a little like returning to an art gallery to view a painting more than once. "

Joe Higham
http://freejazz-stef.blogspot.com/2011/03/noel-taylor-alberto-popolla-all-fall.html
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=78169

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Alberto Popolla and Noel Taylor came to know each other’s playing through the internet, and eventually met to play together while Popolla, from Rome, was touring the UK. Popolla’s playing is generally more complex, full of arabesque figures and rapid fingering, whereas Taylor tends to more linear phrasing. Although their clarinet playing styles are very different, it is nevertheless frequently difficult to work out who is playing what. They both respond very rapidly to each other, and the music takes on an episodic quality as they chase the hints that are tossed between them as they improvise. The overly simple, off-kilter melodies that sometimes leap out are often triggered by some perverse logic of phraseology or stray inflection. There is sometimes a quality of things half-remembered, briefly appearing before being carried along on the next musical suggestion that breaks to the surface.

The two musicians discovered an instant understanding of each other's playing from the first moment. At times this seems to border on an almost telepathic sense of when to change pitch or alter the tempo, and especially when the improvisation should reach a conclusion. It is enhanced by the shared sensibility they have for their instruments, even although each favours a slightly different tonal pallet. The music revels in the clarinet, which features in the music almost as a third participant, always present - neber altogether absent.

The on-going exchange between the two of them has resulted in performances in both Rome and London, with both musicians are keen to maintain and extend the connection.

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