PUT

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PUT is the free improv trio of Birgit Ulher (trumpet), Ulrich Phillipp (double bass), and Roger Turner (drums, percussion). Englishman Turner is the most known musician of the trio and, therefore, the ear is first drawn to his playing, as good as ever: busy ramblings on anything close to him (hitting a drum head is only one of many available possibilities) with a sense of the drama when he suddenly stops or drops a bomb on the drum set only to become even quieter afterwards. Then the listener's attention shifts to German trumpeter Ulher, whose technique and propensity to punctuated interventions recall Axel Dörner. A perfect match for Turner, she shows the same kind of fascination with silence -- enhancing it by breaking it, playing very softly, or not playing at all (track five is exemplary by the rarity of musical events happening). Bassist Ulrich Phillipp rounds up the trio, playing with great synergy, mimicking at times Turner's drumming style. Most tracks are short numbers that require every bit of attention in order to be perceived before they're gone. Demanding and rewarding.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1
PUT
PUT
2:24
2
PUT
PUT
4:55
3
PUT
PUT
0:51
4
PUT
PUT
5:29
5
PUT
PUT
3:49
6
PUT
PUT
1:49
7
PUT
PUT
9:17
8
PUT
PUT
4:35
9
PUT
PUT
1:38
10
PUT
PUT
1:10
11
PUT
PUT
2:41
12
PUT
PUT
4:07
13
PUT
PUT
5:30
14
PUT
PUT
5:54
15
PUT
PUT
3:27
16
PUT
PUT
3:12
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