The Shell Game

COMPOSERS: Tim Berne
LABELS: Thirsty Ear
ALBUM TITLE: Tim Berne
PERFORMER: Tim Berne (as), Craig Taborn (ky, electronics), Tom Rainey (d)
CATALOGUE NO: THI 57099.2

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Extended improvisations from one of America’s most powerful saxophonists, set against a tumultuously energetic but occasionally surprisingly subtle background of tumbling drums and carefully chosen keyboards and electronic sounds, Berne’s four pieces are hypnotic, rousing, rumbustious and meditative by turns, but never less than wholly absorbing. CP