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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by Neri Pollastri
by Glenn Astarita
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
– 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”