This CD has music composed by Mark Dresser for the 1929 silent film Un Chien Andalou (cuts one through five) and by Anthony Coleman for À Propos de Nice (selections seven through 12), plus a couple additional Dresser numbers written as intermission ("Lanette") and exit ("For Bradford") music. The selections written for the two movie scores generally feature the trio of Dresser, pianist/organist Coleman, and tenor saxophonist/clarinetist Chris Speed, mostly engaging in sound explorations, creating rather moody music that seems incomplete without the picture. The most rewarding numbers are easily "Lanette" and "For Bradford," so overall this CD is of limited interest to listeners who did not see the films.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow