RogueArt

How dare we spend so much valuable energy answering such questions as "What is Jazz?".

WILLIAM PARKER , SOUND JOURNALSOUND JOURNAL

JUST LISTEN!

“A major event in the documentation of free improvisation.”


Bruce Ackley: soprano saxophone
Steve Adams: alto saxophone
Larry Ochs: tenor saxophone
Jon Raskin: baritone saxophone
Chris Brown: electronics
Nels Cline: electric guitar
Hamid Drake: drums
Fred Frith: electric bass
Carla Kihlstedt: violin, electronics
Rob Mazurek: cornet, electronics
Ikue Mori: electronics
Jenny Scheinman: violin


Marc Urselli: sound engineer


Disc 1 (DVD)
ELECTRIC ASCENSION
Live At The 2012 Guelph Jazz Festival (68:35)
CLEANING THE MIRROR
A Documentary by John Rogers on the musical history and creative process behind Electric Ascension. (44:55)


Disc 2 (Blu-Ray)
ELECTRIC ASCENSION
Live At The 2012 Guelph Jazz Festival (68:35)
HD, Dolby 5.1, Surround Sound


Disc 3 (CD)
ELECTRIC ASCENSION
Live At The 2012 Guelph Jazz Festival (68:35)

 
ELECTRIC ASCENSION
Live At The 2012 Guelph Jazz Festival
Famed for its scale and raw emotional power, John Coltrane’s 1965 recording, Ascension, has been re-imagined and rearranged for live performance by a veteran ensemble of improvisers
led by the Rova Saxophone Quartet.
 
CLEANING THE MIRROR
A documentary by John Rogers on the musical history and creative process behind Electric Ascension.
Shot at Sons d'Hiver in Paris area (France) and at Saalfelden Jazz Festival (Austria),
musicians speak about their inspiration, their approach to the music, and their connection to Coltrane. Interviewed are Nels Cline, Andrew Cyrille, Art Davis, Jason Kao Hwang,
Eyvind Kang, Rova, Jenny Scheinman, and Elliot Sharp.
With musical excerpts, archival photos, and behind the scenes footage.


Ascension composed by John Coltrane (Jowcol Music); arranged for Electric Ascension by Jon Raskin, Larry Ochs
 
Liner notes: Stuart Broomer
Photographs: Mark Lazarski
Cover design: Max Schoendorff
Cover realization: David Bourguignon

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