Leah Paul Trenza
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Steps To Stairs Movements 1-2

California Quintet Movements 1-6

 

 

 

 

quintet

Leah Paul flute
Ben Kono oboe

Sara Schoenbeck bassoon

Chris Speed clarinet

Rob Jost french horn

sextet

Leah Paul flute 

Michele Gentile alto flute

Chris Speed clarinet

Sara Schoenbeck bassoon

Tanya Kalmanovitch viola

Peter Sachon cello

 

"This is proudly proclaimed to be composed music, though many of the players, including Paul herself (who has played with Anthony Braxton), are associated with the free improvisation/jazz scene(s), clarinetist Chris Speed and bassoonist Sara Schoenbeck being the best known.  There are two pieces, the two-movement Steps to Stairs, which opens the album, and California Quintet, in six movements. The music is entirely tonal, perhaps a bit influenced by Minimalism in its gestures, but not in its structures: it develops more quickly and switches moods more often. The contrasting timbres of strings and woodwinds-the latter dominating-are handled adeptly and do a lot to keep the music sparkling and attractive. -The Big Takeover
 

 

limited run of standard sized cd - digital available here