Crossed Paths represents another fine recording from Hess, who, with The Long and Short of It, finally received greater national attention. This new recording should go a long way to confirming his well-deserved reputation. Visit Fred Hess on the web. Track Listing: On Perry S. Zane, In the No, Knitwit for Tara, Funhouse, The Clef's Visit Grandma's, Crossed Paths, Mystery Woman, Untying the Knot. Personnel: Fred hess-tenor saxophone; Ron Miles-trumpet; Ken Filiano-bass; Matt Wilson-drums. Title: Crossed Paths Year Released: 2005 Record Label: Tapestry.
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Due to the similar instrumentation and the free jazz originals by Fred Hess, the quartet on Crossed Paths is a bit reminiscent of Ornette Coleman 's early groups. As with Ornette, the mood of the songs serves as the basis for the improvising rather than any set chord patterns. What is different is that Fred Hess is an expressive tenor-saxophonist with his own style (rather than copying Coleman or Dewey Redman ) and trumpeter Ron Miles is also quite individual, having more technique than Don Cherry.
Crossed Paths (Tapestry) by the Fred Hess Quartet is easy to admire, thanks to Hess’ painstakingly conceived and formally ambitious compositions, his inspired solos, and others by trumpeter Ron Miles and bassist Ken Filiano. Hess is an inventive melodist, both as an improviser and as a composer. His improvisations are deceptively intense. He isn’t an extrovert and doesn’t play loud, but he has tons of good ideas and generates them at a blistering pace. His solos on In the No and Knitwit for Tara are high points on the album. Some might think the tunes are already too long and involved but I wouldn’t mind hearing Hess, Miles and Filiano stretch out a bit more, less encumbered by form and joined by a more violent drummer. But that would be a different album. This one is pretty darn good as it is.
FRED HESS leader/composer john gunther alto saxophone wil swindleralto saxophone fred hess tenor saxophone peter sommer tenor saxophone mark harris baritone saxophone pete olstad trumpet dave rajewski trumpet al hood trumpet ron miles trumpet john fedchock trombone nelson hinds trombone hoyt andres trombone gary mayne bass trombone marc sabetella piano greg garrison bass matt wilson drums tyler gilmore conductor. How 'Bout Now. The Long and Short of It. Fred Hess - Tenor Saxophone Ron Miles - Trumpet Ken Filiano - Bass Matt Wilson - Drums. Fred Hess Quartet Fred Hess - Tenor Saxophone Paul Smoker - Trumpet Ken Filiano - Bass Damon Short - Drums.
The Fred Frith Guitar Quartet was a United States-based contemporary classical and experimental music guitar quartet comprising Fred Frith, René Lussier, Nick Didkovsky and Mark Stewart. The group was formed in 1989 by Frith and they performed extensively across North America and Europe for the next ten years, including at the 14th Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville in Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada in May 1997.
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Fred Hess Quartet, How 'Bout Now (Tapestry). Richard Thompson, Poetry Prelude (Videmus). Stephen Gauci Q. Absolutely, Absolutely (CIMP). Jessica Jones Quartet, Nod (New Artists). Bob Feldman Trio, Triplicity (One Soul). Fred Hess Quartet, Crossed Paths (Tapestry). ROVA:ORKESTROVA (music by Satoko Fujii & Steve Adams), An Alligator in Your Wallet. Ras Moshe, Live Spirits.