the beguiling, chameleonic saxophone has possessed rosalind hall for most of her life. as she has grown, she has made it her mission to extricate the horn from her trainings, to unearth the inner vibrations of the saxophone body and to elicit from it the sonic microcosms of her mind. she has made reeds from different materials and found extensions and objects for the bell that alter and extend the playing techniques, creating precarious vibrations that necessitate playing and responding in the moment. improvisation is the guiding force behind her music, experimentation and redefinition a driving goal and collaboration with people and spaces a transcendental joy.
ada rave is a saxophonist, improviser and composer, born in chubut (argentina) in 1974. she began her musical development in 2000 in the buenos aires jazz scene. her musical interests are jazz, free improvisation and composition. she works on her own projects and also collaborates with other musician’s – performing in several places around argentina. since 2013 she has been based in amsterdam where she performs with several musicians in the netherlands and europe. she continues researching her personal approach to the sound and interaction with other musicians as well as the environment, expanding her passion for the free improvisation.
this album is comprised of two saxophone improvisations. one each from rosalind and ada. created on different continents and on two different dates, the two pieces are still entwined. get the album here!