Dan DeChellis: Chamber Music
DeChellis's quintet plays freely, deliberately, and quite staccatowhich means that except for the occasional stretched-out vocals or violin, Chamber Music can be punchy territory. And that might make you wonder if the playing perhaps fits into a grander rhythmic design. But it really doesn't (at least to this listener's ears). But don't mind mecheck this disc out if you're curious about one of the more extreme examples of "out" "chamber" music.
"How random is random?" asks Genesis P-Orridge (in the liner notes to a William S. Burroughs record).
(As a footnote to this discussion, the sound quality on Chamber Music is decent, but the dynamic range is dangerously hugeso handle this disc with caution, lest you blast your brains out.)
Track Listing: #1. Life on a Square; #2. Deliberate Steps; #3. Conversation Quench.
Personnel: Dan DeChellis, piano; James Coleman, theremin; Anita DeChellis, voice; Katt Hernandez, violin; Gary Fieldman, percussion.
Record Label: Sachimay Records
Style: Modern Jazz