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Messiaenesque Messiaenesque 5:41    
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Track length:5:41
Artist: Sylvie Courvoisier - Mark Feldman Quartet
Performer: Sylvie Courvoisier piano Mark Feldman violin Thomas Morgan bass Gerry Hemingway drums
Sylvie Courvoisier
Genre: Jazz
Studio: Recorded in New York on July 23rd, 2009 at Sear Sound Studio. Recorded and mixed by James Farber. Assistant engineer: Chris Allen. Mastered at Algo-Rhythms by Michael MacDonald. Cover art: Amy Sillman. Graphic design: Jonas Schoder. Liner notes: John Corbett
Publisher: Intakt Records
Composer: Sylvie Courvoisier
ISRC: CH2701001015
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Whispering Glades Whispering Glades 8:19    
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Track length:8:19
Artist: Sylvie Courvoisier - Mark Feldman Quartet
Performer: Mark Feldman
Sylvie Courvoisier
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Intakt Records
Composer: Gerry Hemingway
Thomas Morgan
Mark Feldman
Sylvie Courvoisier
ISRC: CH2701001016
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The Good Life The Good Life 10:21    
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Track length:10:21
Artist: Sylvie Courvoisier - Mark Feldman Quartet
Performer: Sylvie Courvoisier
Mark Feldman
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Intakt Records
Composer: Mark Feldman
ISRC: CH2701001017
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Five Senses of Keen Five Senses of Keen 12:07    
Album only
Track length:12:07
Artist: Sylvie Courvoisier - Mark Feldman Quartet
Performer: Sylvie Courvoisier
Mark Feldman
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Intakt Records
Composer: Mark Feldman
ISRC: CH2701001018
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Fire, Fist and Bestial Wail Fire, Fist and Bestial Wail 9:28    
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Track length:9:28
Artist: Sylvie Courvoisier - Mark Feldman Quartet
Performer: Mark Feldman
Sylvie Courvoisier
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Intakt Records
Composer: Gerry Hemingway
Thomas Morgan
Mark Feldman
Sylvie Courvoisier
ISRC: CH2701001019
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Coastlines Coastlines 5:19    
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Track length:5:19
Artist: Sylvie Courvoisier - Mark Feldman Quartet
Performer: Mark Feldman
Sylvie Courvoisier
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Intakt Records
Composer: Gerry Hemingway
Thomas Morgan
Mark Feldman
Sylvie Courvoisier
ISRC: CH2701001020
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To Fly to Steal To Fly to Steal 10:47    
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Track length:10:47
Artist: Sylvie Courvoisier - Mark Feldman Quartet
Performer: Mark Feldman
Sylvie Courvoisier
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Intakt Records
Composer: Sylvie Courvoisier
ISRC: CH2701001021

After the sucess of the quintet CD Lonelyville, Sylvie Courvoisier and Mark Feldman recorded To Fly to Steal with the rhythm team of Thomas Morgan on bass and Gerry Hemingway on drums.
John Corbett writes in the liner notes: “It is organic, living,
pulsing improvised music, made through listeningand playing together, and it involves, in the case of four tracks, composed thematic melodic material. Nothing aleatory about it.
There are many places where the foursome moves together as a unit, elegantly so, whether at the explosive apex of “Fire, Fist and Bestial Wail,” or in the quietude of the saltwater marsh at sunset on “Whispering Glades.” That kind of commonality feels less like one leading and others following than it does an ensemble responding to a collective calling. But check the immaculate way that the other three create a space for Mark Feldman to solo, straight out of a jazzier crescendo, at the end of “Coastline,” percussion, bass and piano sketching faintly behind his bold line. Or the way that Thomas Morgan and Gerry Hemingway beautifully improvise between the quicksilver opening statements of Courvoisier and Feldmanon “The Good Life,” setting up the place where they all joyously convene. Good life, indeed.
At the core of the quartet is the bond between the pianist and violinist, a musical and personal par nership that clearly involves all the potentiality of give and take. They positively frolic on Courvoisier’s “Messiaenesque,” the pianist’s sensitive and unsentimental harmonic acuity and limber rhythmic sense doveta ling with Feldman’s brilliant bowing, which is always tasty and fully engaged. At a lower rpm, they build the pianist’s title track together, the intensity rising and falling, swelling and relaxing, Feldman sitting out for some piano triangulation with the rhythm section, reuniting over the

Sylvie Courvoisier piano
Mark Feldman violin
Thomas Morgan bass
Gerry Hemingway drums

Recorded in New York on July 23rd, 2009 at Sear Sound Studio.
Recorded and mixed by James Farber. Assistant engineer: Chris Allen.
Mastered at Algo-Rhythms by Michael MacDonald.
Cover art: Amy Sillman. Graphic design: Jonas Schoder.
Liner notes: John Corbett

Intakt CD 168

 

2010 INTAKT