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Klang: James Falzone, Jason Adasiewicz, Jason Roebke, Tim Daisy: Other Doors

James Falzone’s solo clarinet introduction of “These Foolish Things” to Other Doors invites the music to come. His quartet, Klang, includes vibist Jason Adasiewicz, bassist Jason Roebke and drummer Tim Daisy. Joining the foursome are “special guests” cornetist Josh Berman, trombonist Jeb Bishop, sax and clarinet player Keefe Jackson and cellist Fred Lonberg-holm, who also works electronics. The group focuses on making one inescapable rhythmic statement after another, no matter the tempo.

Even when none of the guest performers are performing, this quartet projects a huge, impenetrable sound. The linking in the resonances among the instruments and the integration of the layering of the voices are responsible. Falzone has not only composed six of the fifteen pieces but also arranged works by composers of the Benny Goodman era, including Goodman, himself.

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