MACHINE MASS feat. DAVE LIEBMAN pairs the legendary saxophonist (Miles Davis, Elvin Jones...) with longtime collaborator drummer Tony Bianco (Elton Dean, Paul Dunmall, Evan Parker, douBt) and guitarist Michel Delville (The Wrong Object, douBt, Comicoperando). Graced by Dave Liebman's extraordinary phrasing and improvising skills, INTI combines free improvisation with tight rhythmic structures, post-Bitches Brew time signatures with ambient episodes, spreading across different musical and spiritual realities, both playfully and intensely. The band ventures into the fiery electro-jazz territories explored by Bianco and Delville's recent Machine Mass Trio, which also showcased both musicians' capacity to listen closely and improvise over unpredictable chord, rhythm and time changes while handling live electronics and computer loops....
Masterfully crafted Inti pushes the creative envelope by assigning the talent and experience to the unit, stating it loud and clear that Machine Mass is not in the hands of one man, but rather a joint effort of the present individuals. Each one of them works as both a leader and a follower, and breaking down the song structures inevitably reveals the trio’s ever-lasting “on fire” moments. The highly improvised, soulful and spiritual sounds that echo on Inti generate the vigorous energy that interacts with timeless compositions of Davis, McLaughlin or Fripp. The formula of putting together ambient soundscapes with free improvisational passages resulted in a sixty minute journey through mysterious. A sixty-ton monster. - Nikola Savic, ProgSphere
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