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Artist: Johnston, Darren
Title: Life In Time
Format: CD
Catalog Number:82839
Barcode:805558283925 itemnumber=1000125320
Price: $15.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: JAZZ
Release Date: 2/18/2022
Availability: In Stock
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Promotional Info
East Coast performances; 270 International radio contacts serviced including JazzWeek reporting stations & 100 Press contacts

Brooklyn-based trumpeter Darren Johnston has been involved with several highly creative music scenes over the last 2 decades, which has included recording duo albums with Fred Frith, and projects with the larger ensembles of Marcus Shelby or Larry Ochs and the OrkestRova. For "Life in Time," Johnston traveled to Chicago during a lull in the pandemic to continue an artistic relationship he's developed over the last several years with saxophonist Geof Bradfield, bassist Clark Sommers, and drummer Dana Hall. The Chicago trio's long history has resulted in an empath-level rapport, obvious through this set of ten originals by Johnston & Bradfield. From the Ornette-esque, rollicking "Little Gold Fish," to the stately melody of "Lost and Found," layered over a roiling rubato undercurrent, the quartet is patient, attentive, and inspired, unraveling a set that rewards deep and repeated listens. "Johnston explores the limits of his instrument with a hankering for originality running away and never looking back." - San Francisco Bay Guardian "...a resourceful improviser who writes vivid, episodic themes. Someone to watch, on trumpet of course, but as a composer and bandleader as well." - DownBeat

Track Listing
[7:43]  Asherah

[5:14]  Little Gold Fish

[6:58]  Intention And Commitment

[5:49]  Life In Time

[8:11]  Lost And Found

[7:08]  Shade

[4:25]  Guimaraes

[5:53]  Locomotive Sunflower

[7:25]  The Color Of The Wall Of The Room That Reminded Me

[6:52]  Song For Kamala 

Performers on this Album
Darren Johnston - trumpet
Geof Bradfield - tenor/soprano sax, bass clarinet
Clark Sommers - bass
Dana Hall - drums
Additional Technical Information Available For This Album
Release Format: CD         
Original Recording Location: Pro Musica, Chicago, Il
Original Recording Engineer: Ken Christianson
Mastering Facility: Pro Musica, Chicago, Il
Mastering Engineer: Ken Christianson
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