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Moten​/​​​​​Lopez​/​​​​​Cleaver

by Fred Moten Brandon López Gerald Cleaver

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laura harris 08:46
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surfacing 12:20

about

Lopez and Cleaver have been improvising together as a duo for a number of years, over which they’ve developed a secret, unspoken language of organically growing repetitive figures in a wide range of sonic palettes. Lopez and Cleaver have long been recognized as some of the most vital voices in contemporary experimental improvised music, each with dozens of recordings and frequent performances in New York and abroad. They are joined here by Fred Moten, the inimitable poet, theorist, critic, and 2020 MacArthur Fellow. Moten’s presence, voicing poetry in an improvisatory syncopation with the instrumentalists, raises the music to third plane, putting the record in a broader collection of legendary spoken-word jazz records from Gil Scott-Heron and Amiri Baraka to the contemporary energies of Moor Mother and Irreversible Entanglements.


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credits

released September 30, 2022

Fred Moten - words
Brandon Lopez - contrabass
Gerald Cleaver - drums

recorded by Jason Rostkowski at GSI Studios, 2020
mixed by Cecilia López
mastered by Matt Bachmann
cover image: Renee Gladman, "Untitled Score (orange yellow)", pastel and ink on paper, 2020
LP Reading Group, rg23


You can see LP here: readinggroupcompany.bandcamp.com/album/moten-l-pez-cleaver
CD has two extra tracks

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