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Machine Mass

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.

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  • Inti by Neri Pollastri
  • Inti by Glenn Astarita
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Ambient impressionism collides with a progressive technological force...the next level on the improvisational evolutionary chain. … A vibrant improvisation excursion down the harmonic road less traveled. A stunning release! – Brent Black, Critical Jazz

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

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Discography

Videos

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Synia Carroll Synia Carroll
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Anton Schwartz Anton Schwartz
sax, tenor
Kirk MacDonald Kirk MacDonald
saxophone
Mark Lewis Mark Lewis
saxophone
Tommy Smith Tommy Smith
sax, tenor
Miss French Miss French
vocalist
Erin Dickins Erin Dickins
vocalist
Marco Santilli Marco Santilli
clarinet
Chris Abelen Chris Abelen
trombone
Harrison Goldberg Harrison Goldberg
saxophone
Brian Kastan Brian Kastan
guitar
Jamie O'Donnell Jamie O'Donnell
sax, alto

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