Deep Tide Quartet – “See One, Do One, Teach One – 64CD” (Discus Music, 2017)

“See One, Do One, Teach One” was released in August by “Discus Music”. The album was recorded by “Deep Tide Quartet” which members are Martin Archer (saxophones), Kim Macari (trumpet), Laura Cole (piano) and Walt Shaw (percussion and live electronics). Martin Archer is a composer, improviser and saxophonist. His own and unique playing style is based on spontaneous, active and creative improvising. He’s also is a sound producer, co-director of avant music choir “Juxtavoices”. Kim Macari is avant-garde jazz trumpeter, improviser and composer. She improvises with various avant-garde jazz ensembles and musicians – the latest works of Kim Macari was “The Orpheus Project”, “Family Band” and the latest one with “Deep Tide Quartet”. Kim Macari playing is interesting, full of surprises and unpredictable stylistic waves, extended playing techniques and musical experiments. Laura Cole is avant-garde jazz composer and pianist. She also has her own ensemble “Metamorphic”, which is absed on London. Her playing style is unique and interesting, based on synthesis between avant-garde and various modern jazz styles. Walt Shaw is a freelance musician and artist from near Derby in the Midlands. He had been performing various projects and collaborated with many different musicians through 28 years of his musical career. He’s the member of various avant-garde jazz ensembles – playing with “Deep Tide Quartet”, “WHM”, “Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere”, “Engine Room Favourites” and many others. Walt Shaw playing doesn’t have any stylistic limits – he masterfully combines together avant-garde jazz, bebop, hard-bop, electronic music elements, academic avant-garde, experimental music and many other music styles elements.

This album music is based on various jazz styles and contemporary academical music synthesis. Four musicians improvisations are full of many different musical expressions, various episodes which are highly contrasting with each other, free and energetic collective improvisations and other musical language elements. The musicians try out plenty of different extended and adventurous playing techniques – the innovative and interesting methodes of playing are effectively combined together with traditional playing techniques. The basic musical pattern and form of these compositions are based on collective improvisation – spontaneous, free, energetic and passionate improvisations are the main part of the basic musical pattern. Martin Archer saxophone melodies bring very much energy to improvisations – his solos are very dynamic and active. Energetic, wild fast and powerful solos are full of unusual timbres and sounds, inventive musical expressions, special sound effects and extended playing techniques. Saxophonist creatively combine together especially expressive, passionate and energetic solos with lyrical pices, which usually have soft and peaceful sound, restful harmony and slow tempo. The putting together absolutely different musical episodes brings more colors, sounds and different styles elements to the compositions. It also shows the musicians ability to masterfully put together absolutely different characters, moods and playing techniques in one place – saxophone melodies varies between very fast, energetic, vivacious to very soft, lyrical, restful and monotonic sound. Kim Macart trumpet improvisations have very bright and evocative sound. These improvisations, as same as the saxophone melodies, are especially energetic and dynamic for the most of the time. Sharp, aggressive, evocative and interesting sound is the main element of her improvisations. Improviser creatively and spontaneously change the moodd and characters of the compositions, try out numerous of different extended playing techniques. Laura Cole piano playing varies between free and vivacious avant-garde jazz improvisations, very energetic and dynamic bebop and hard-bop solos with some intonations of traditional jazz styles. Her playing is constantly changing, has very interesting harmony and high variety of different musical expressions. Sharp and dissonance harmony chords are mixed together with soft ones, dynamic and wild fast rhythmic – with monotonic and slow. Piano improvisations are full of glissandos, wonderful and marvelous arpeggios, melodic and vivacious solos and other elements. Walt Shaw percussion improvisations are full of many different playing techniques – he try out many extended playing techniques to extract unusual and extraordinary timbres and sounds. He also use electronics in some part of the compositions. Electronics are used very professionally in whole album improvisations – mostly it’s used like a colouristic element. Various live electronics playing techniques, computer devices sounds, special effects, field and tape recordings, sonic system experiments and other playing techniques are effectively combined together and form a colorful and subtle background. Interesting, bright and evocative musical language, creative and outstanding improvising make original and vivacious sound to this album.

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