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Artist: Icasiano, Christopher
Title: Provinces
Format: CD
Catalog Number:82796
Barcode:805558279621 itemnumber=1000124459
Price: $15.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: JAZZ
Release Date: 2/21/2020
Availability: In Stock
Additional Musical Category Notes:
Solo Drumset/Avant-Garde 

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West coast performances; 340 US radio and press contacts serviced including JazzWeek reporting stations

"Icasiano's drumming harnesses shocking power and does strange things to your perception of time and space." - Dave Segal, The Stranger. Filipino-American percussionist and composer Christopher Icasiano presents his debut solo work "Provinces," two suites that explore the complexity of cultural identity and community as a second generation immigrant in Seattle. Composed predominantly on the drum set, "Provinces" virtuosic rhythmic patterns evoke melodies over long cyclical phrases, while a lush color palette provided by keyboards and percussion fill out the soundscape. Added field recordings taken from Icasiano's first ancestral trip to the Philippines are blended in, transporting the listener to a world that is foreign yet familiar. Christopher's lifelong study of jazz, his love of 90's R&B and folk music, and his 12-year collaboration in the experimental drum and saxophone duo "Bad Luck," make "Provinces" a unique intersection of the avant-garde and the mainstream - always compelling, always challenging.

Track Listing

[9:45]   I 

[4:16]  II

[3:57]  III

[5:26]  IV

[1:55]  V


[8:12]  I

[8:24  II

[4:05]  III

Performers on this Album
Christopher Icasiano - drums, percussion, Capiz shells, synthesizers, keyboards
Additional Technical Information Available For This Album
Release Format: CD         
Original Recording Location: Way Out, Woodinville, WA
Original Recording Engineer: Trevor Spencer
Mastering Facility: Resonant Mastering, Seattle, WA
Mastering Engineer: Ed Brooks
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