Dominic Duval

Live in Concert

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New music bassist Dominic Duval brought his stunning string trio to the Knitting Factory for this recording and added Joe McPhee on both tenor saxophone and trumpet, and Mark Whitecage on E-flat clarinet and alto saxophone. The results are sensational as the trio, with Jason Hwang on violin and Tomas Ulrich on cello, achieve mesmerizing sounds of shimmering beauty. Alternatively elegantly suave and intensely burning, the trio works hand-in-glove to produce music of the highest order. Duval writes in the liner notes that "he had been waiting 35 years to hear this kind of music, and if no one else was going to do this, I was going to have to make it myself." Thank goodness he did. It fulfills every expectation, and the addition of the horns as complementary instruments adds immeasurably to the mix, making this an original contribution to modern music.

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