All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Discography » Many Altered Returns

0

Many Altered Returns

Many Altered Returns by Sam Gill buy album

Sam Gill

Label: Earshift Music
Released: 2019
Views: 288

Track Listing

Nodap; The Turn; Fortean Nights; Staring Straight; Fortean Days; Meanwhile, Elsewhere, Anything.

Personnel

Sam Gill
Sam Gill

saxophone, alto

Additional Personnel / Information

Sam Gill: alto saxophone; Novak Manojlovic: piano; Jacques Emery: double bass; James McLean: drums.

Album Description

In conjunction with Earshift Music, Sydney based saxophonist-composer Sam Gill announces his new album Many Altered Returns. The album is the first release by his quartet Coursed Waters, a Melbourne/Sydney collaboration featuring drummer James McLean alongside pianist Novak Manojlovic and bassist Jacques Emery. The music of Many Altered Returns is a culmination of three years of collaborative exploration and refinement. Across the album’s six tracks, Many Altered Returns navigates expanses of open improvisation within Gill’s provocative multi- sectional compositions, moving between moments of extreme density to whispering repose. The inspiration for Many Altered Returns draws from Gill’s interest in the line between highly structured composition and free improvisation: “All of the music I love as a listener shares the quality of sounding both tightly organised and completely spontaneous,” says Gill, “leaving me feeling disoriented in some way. So my aim when writing for Coursed Waters was to foster a group approach that could generate that disorientating feeling in our own, personal way.” With this aesthetic goal, Gill has created a body of compositions that push rhythm to the foreground of the music, written with the unique creative voices of McLean, Manojlovic and Emery in mind. “When we play together, there’s often a rhythm cycle that we’re improvising around or referencing in some abstract way, but we try to avoid stating the cycle explicitly. We’re more interested in being able to hold a state of playful ambiguity.” Variations on unfamiliar themes, recurrences without clear boundaries. It is these ideas of disguised cycles and hidden repetitions that inform the album’s title, Many Altered Returns.


Tags

Reviews

Album uploaded by Sam Gill


Shop Amazon

Album Reviews

25 Years
25 Years

Edward Simon

Splatter
Splatter

Roscoe Mitchell

Then Now
Then Now

Matthew Shipp / Rob Brown

The Unidentifiable
The Unidentifiable

Matthew Shipp

Free Hoops
Free Hoops

Sylvie Courvoisier Trio

A Walk in the Park
A Walk in the Park

Jerry Cook Quartet +

Free Tracks

I Remember
I Remember

Rebecca Coupe Franks

Theory Book
Theory Book

Roberto Rabosio

Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time

FivePlay Jazz Quintet

The Lonely Band
The Lonely Band

LP And The Vinyl

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.