Rich Halley 4 | Creating Structure (feat. Michael Vlatkovich, Clyde Reed and Carson Halley)

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Creating Structure (feat. Michael Vlatkovich, Clyde Reed and Carson Halley)

by Rich Halley 4

Original jazz that combines freedom, feeling and tradition to create exciting and memorable music.
Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz
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1. Analog Counterpoint
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2. Rain Percolates Laterite
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3. Riding the Trade Winds
6:49 $0.99
4. Angular Momentum
2:17 $0.99
5. The Shadow of Evening
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6. Metal Buzz
3:59 $0.99
7. Street Rumors
6:26 $0.99
8. View Through the Ellipse
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9. Echoes of the South Side
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10. The Tumbled Lands
3:16 $0.99
11. Small Perturbations
2:38 $0.99
12. Working the Interstices
4:08 $0.99
13. Quiet Like Stone
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14. Pushing Breath
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15. The Shove
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16. The Response
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Album Notes
On May 30, 2014, Michael Vlatkovich, Clyde Reed, Carson Halley and I went into Jackpot Recording Studio in Portland, Oregon to record a new album. Dave Trenkel was engineering and the session went well. After a while, we got into a nice groove with our playing. Surprisingly, we ended up with enough material for two new albums. One album is all new compositions while the other, “Creating Structure”, is the first recording we have released that is entirely free improvisations.

When we go into the studio, we always do some spontaneous free playing. But on this session, we did more of that than usual. The band got into a flow and just kept going and we ended up with a bunch of free improvisations. When it came time to pick the tracks for this CD, I decided to also include a few tracks we hadn’t used from a couple of earlier sessions.

The Rich Halley 4 is primarily an improvising group. We often play compositions, but once we’re past the written parts it’s generally completely spontaneous and there are no roadmaps. It’s the same here except there are no written parts. We try to develop each piece with the right balance of tension and release to create a coherent musical statement. Even when we play free, we play grooves a good part of the time. We do this because we like to, and second, because jazz has always been about rhythm and we use the whole history of the music as grist for our improvisational mill.

This is a record of our musical explorations as of late May in 2014. We hope you enjoy it.

Rich Halley



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