Review of "Meme and Variations"
From: Cadence Magazine, June 2007
"No such limitations [on spontaneity] hamper the free blowing of the DC Improvisers Collective. The 57-minute Meme and Variations (Sachimay 31) presents ample opportunity for everyone to solo, and this is accomplished with skill and thoughtfulness. The prepared guitar work is especially noteworthy, sounding at first like a mixture of Keith Rowe and Sonny Sharrock but taking on a refreshing life of its own as the disc proceeds. The four long tracks veer between modality, swing, and controlled freedom."
released June 1, 2007
Ben Azzara: drums
Daniel Barbiero: double bass
Jonathan Matis: guitar
Mike Sebastian: reeds
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