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Jazz at its best is always new; never the same, even when the same song is played three or four nights in succession. Moreover, that newness is not just a matter of a few different notes here or there.
Jazz was never meant to he arranged to the point of perfection nor sculpted in some recording studio and tediously reprised on a concert stage.
But where is the new music and who is making it? That is the question. Meet Dennis Gonzalez, an important musician and music producer who has been working, to carve out a liberated zone for creative music. Dennis Gonzalez has been grappling with the question of how to produce new music — and his answer has been profoundly concrete. Since the New Music movement of the 60's, finding new forms is no longer a question nor a real quest. Spending an inordinate amount of the time searching for a new form for jazz is like seeking for a new frontier on the planet Earth.
Which is not to say that there are no new variations of musical forms left to be concretized. Form per se, however, is not a problem: from the most structured to the most open-ended, instructive models exist for emulation or from which to draw inspiration.
Dennis obviously knew this, hence he decided to use a double quartet. Be forewarned however, do not expect to hear anything that sounds Coleman-ish. This music has other references. Music is more than a numbers or reference game. This set is not about playing like anything that has been played before, although it builds on previous important experiments by the likes of Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane and Charlie Mingus.
It is not unfair to add, however, that there are certain Coltrane of the Pharoah Sanders period ensemble devices which are beautifully developed on this recording. Some of Coltrane's most exciting innovations in collective improvisation multiple bass and multiple drums among them have been overlooked by a new generation, many of whom seem to prefer the Miles Davis Wayne Shorter period orientation. It is not surprising that a negative aspect of jazz's quest for newness is that there is a tendency to ignore the "old".
And one must realize that going beyond existing boundaries is not easy, especially if one seeks real substance and not simply gimmicks or slick production techniques. The truth is that most of us lack the vision to be truly innovative. What Dennis really had in mind was connecting three foci of creative musicians in one session.
Hence the title New Dallasorleanssippi. He's a pharmacist by trade but a creative musician by vocation. A percussionist and one of the early members of the AACM check out those early Delmark recordingsafter returning home to the South, he continued his innovative drum work.
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