The Choir Invisible, presents a highly anticipated debut album on Intakt Records. With Charlotte Greve, Vinnie Sperrazza and Chris Tordini, this trio, oscillating between improvisation and composition, brings together three significant voices from Brooklyn's creative music scene. "The Choir Invisible not only does everyone have equal rights, they also have equal responsibilities, as accompanists and soloists. All three are both melody and sound. The trio began playing without discussing anything at first. Over time all three then brought compositions along, which allowed them to strike varying paths and led to some highly distinctive tracks. No endless, boundless improvisations; instead a symbiosis of spontaneous currents and the urge for structure. The Choir Invisible might nicely describe the potential of a band which, with three instruments, manages to envisage enormous diversity, and much that is not spoken or played can be imagined or heard in our inner ear. In the far dimensions of the trio shines the polyphony of a choir. Euphoric yet rooted in daily life," writes Bert Noglik in the liner notes.
Charlotte Greve: Saxophone
Chris Tordini: Bass
Vinnie Sperrazza: Drums
All music by Charlotte Greve, Vinnie Sperrazza, Chris Tordini. Recorded on April 26, 2018, by Michael Brorbry at Brooklyn Recording. Mixed September 2018 by Nathaniel Morgan at Buckminster Palace. Mastered February 2019 by Eivind Opsvik at Greenwood Underground Studio. Cover art and graphic design: Jonas Schoder. Liner notes: Bert Noglik. Photo: Luke Marantz. Produced by Charlotte Greve, Vinnie Sperrazza, Chris Tordini and Intakt Records, Patrik Landolt, Anja Illmaier, Florian Keller. Published by Intakt Records, P. O. Box, 8024 Zürich, Switzerland.
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