Skaller/Holt Duo / Music Of Mark Dresser
Album:Music Of Mark Dresser Collection:Jazz
Artist:Skaller/Holt Duo Added:Feb 2012

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-02-05 Pull Date:2012-04-08 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Apr 8Mar 25Mar 18Feb 26Feb 19Feb 12

Recent Airplay
1.Apr 06, 2012:No Cover, No Minimum
4.Mar 19, 2012:Ghost Trees
2.Apr 05, 2012:maximum entropy ii
5.Mar 15, 2012:maximum entropy ii
3.Mar 23, 2012:No Cover, No Minimum
6.Feb 21, 2012:Rebop

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-02-05 
SKALLER/HOLT DUO: Music of Mark Dresser
pfMENTUM, 2010

AVANT-GARDE – Five compositions by the highly-regarded avant bassist Mark Dresser, reconfigured for two keyboards (regular piano, prepared piano, toy piano, melodica, or celeste). As Dresser says in the liner notes, “what [they’ve] done is to deconstruct my deconstructions.”

All quite interesting. Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 4

1. 5:12 – detuned fragments come in steady drips and briefly onrushing floods
2. 13:09 – striking neoclassical: variations on bold melodic lines, worked in thickets of overlapping tempos; alternates power and delicacy
3. 10:48 – very slow, very open celeste & piano with light, fragile harmony; second half treads oh-so carefully on cymbal percussion
4. 9:37 – pianos drift in, play a warped, winding blues in elastic tempo, go free
5. 12:33 – bluesy abstraction: piano/toy piano/melodica all in there together, alternating with free-flowing piano duet & heavy rhythmic sections

[ Fo ] - February 2012

Track Listing
1.Flac 3.Para Waltz
2.Flocus 4.Digestivo