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Bruce Eisenbeil Sextet : Inner Constellation, Vol. 1

The title piece of this CD is a free-ranging, 45-minute experimental epic blending complex compositional themes with stretches of crunchy improvisation. Guitarist Eisenbeil draws multi-dimensional “constellations” from points in a six-octave “tone field,” twisting and unraveling impossibly dense musical knots. Meanwhile, his agile sextet juxtaposes contrasting emotions and colors, creating a shifting kaleidoscopic jumble. In the aftermath of all this intensity, three brief trio improvisations at the disc’s end provide a calm counterpoint.

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