Guillermo Gregorio: Coplanar
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||Coplanar 1 + 2||Madi Ensemble, Jim Baker & John Corbett||16:31||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Coplanar 4||Guillermo Gregorio, Kyle Bruckmann & Fred Lonberg-Holm||5:31||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Coplanar 3||Fred Lonberg-Holm, Steffen Schleiermacher, Michael Cameron & Jen Clare Paulson||7:31||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||White Coplanar||Guillermo Gregorio, Jen Clare Paulson & Warren Po||6:30||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Construction With Coplanar||Guillermo Gregorio, Fred Lonberg-Holm & Kyle Bruckmann||11:22||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Madi Piece||Michael Cameron, John Corbett, Fred Lonberg-Holm & Jen Clare Paulson||6:40||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Swiss Coplanar||Jim Baker & Jennifer Walshe||8:45||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Coplanar 5||Madi Ensemble||13:42||Album Only||View In iTunes|
Guillermo Gregorio might be considered a musical renaissance man. He has deep-rooted mainstream jazz and bop influences, and has experimented with electronics while also studying classical music. In a roundabout way, the title of this release refers to textures, the Russian avant-garde movement, art objects, and artistically inspired philosophies. And while this record label generally focuses on contemporary classical frameworks, Gregorio employs noteworthy modern jazz musicians such as guitarist Jeff Parker, clarinetist François Houle, and others. The overall tone and structural design of this outing is quite compelling, as Gregorio conducts his strings, horns, and rhythm section while also performing on clarinet. Certain pieces feature soft vibes intermingling with Parker's ringing harmonics and percussionist Carrie Biolo's abstract permutations, as the band utilizes space as a vehicle for realignment. Gregorio imports minimalist notions into his repertoire amid the musicians' contrapuntal statements and complexly fabricated micro-motifs, whereas cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm and oboist Kyle Bruckmann render memorably melodic unison choruses on the piece titled "Part One." Either way, no two passages are alike, which is a characteristic that provides an ephemeral nature to this project when viewed as a whole.