|Two master musicians,
friends of twenty years, and musical companions are back
together on To Know Where One Is. Bassist
Ed Schuller and tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano ensure a
brilliant recording, as they've proven in previous
outings. But To Know Where One Is also has
trombonist Gary Valente, drummer Billy Hart, and guitarist
Bill Bickford (from Schuller's highly praised Eleventh
Hour Band) on hand as well. Schuller has works
with Lovano's band Symbiosis and accompanies Lovano on the
Blue Note Records release Rush Hour.
Bassist/composer Ed Schuller, son of
composer/conductor Gunther Schuller, is found of The
Eleventh Hour. The music is comprised of Schuller's
compositions, drawn from many styles and influences.
To Know Where One Is is the group's first GM
release, having previously release Mu-Point and Eleventh
Hour on the Tutu label.
Schuller has performed previously with
(among others) Pat Martino, Dewey Redman, Bill Frisell,
Lee Konitz, Mal Waldron, Julius Hemphill, John Lewis, Jaki
Byard, the Paul Motian Quintet, the Tim Berne Quintet,
Clark Terry, and Red Rodney, making appearances worldwide
from Carnegie Hall to the Philharmonie in Berlin
to numerous jazz festivals.
|"[Ed Schuller] has sure pitch and a rich,
deep tone which I haven't heard better represented on
"...this is an
excellent album ... marvelous ... plenty of surprises
are marvelously fragment, deftly played sound mosaics ...
his music has form, structure and grace."
Jazz Journal International