- Performer:Peter Epstein / Idee Fixee
- Title:Abstract Realism
- Style:Jazz Instrument
- Date of release:2010
- Recording date:June 14, 2008
- Recording location:TV Tray Studio, Los Angeles, CA
- Size FLAC version1434 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1238 megabytes
- Size WMA version1371 megabytes
- Formats:RA DTS APE ASF VOX WMA
They simply start exploring ideas together while recording, leading to a particularly free format of jazz. The pieces on Abstract Realism tend to start out sparse, with a tone or two slowly coming out of the woodwork and building as the group carefully explores the musical space, not unlike the Hindustani alap period of a raga.
Abstract Realism is the debut recording for the band Idée Fixe, an experimental ensemble under the leadership of saxophonist Peter Epstein, that has been in existence since 1997. Along with Epstein, the band includes guitarist Andy Barbera, bassist Sam Minaie and drummer Matt Mayhall. Special guests for the disc include bass clarinetist Brian Walsh and saxophonist Gavin Templeton.
Saxophonist Peter Epstein's band, Idee Fixe, has been an act of love (and obsession) since 1997. Along with guitarist Andy Barbera, Sam Minaie on bass, and Matt Mayhall on drums, the group is joined on their debut recording by Saxophonist Gavin Templeton & Brian Walsh on bass clarinet, as they create fully realized, ed music with neither discussion or forethought, guiding listeners to some rarely visited, but truly inspired and beautiful places.
Listen to Abstract Realism now. Listen to Abstract Realism in full in the this site app. Play on this site.
Abstract Realism is a avant-garde jazz music album recording by PETER EPSTEIN released in 2008 on CD, LP/Vinyl and/or cassette. PETER EPSTEIN - Abstract Realism. Filed under Avant-Garde Jazz By PETER EPSTEIN. 1. painfully simple 6:35 2. face of a whale 7:13 3. four 1 5:20 4. deep breathing 10:10 5. creamy center 6:49 6. AIR 1 2:51 7. AIR 2 3:05 8. dark to light 7:43 9. four 2 4:45 10. Abstract realism 9:34.
Idée Fixe, Peter Epstein, Peter Epstein & Idée Fixe. Tracks count: 10. Views: 5. Peter Epstein, Idée Fixe, Peter Epstein & Idée Fixe - Abstract Realism 09:31. Peter Epstein, Idée Fixe, Peter Epstein & Idée Fixe - Air 2 03:02. Peter Epstein, Idée Fixe, Peter Epstein & Idée Fixe - Air 1 02:50.
As a leader, saxophonist Peter Epstein released three modern jazz CDs, one Portuguese CD, a solo sax record with some classical music and some improvisations, a fantastic world jazz album ("Lingua Franca"), and all this in a quite irregular time span, of which most ten years ago and not much lately. He is a musician with broad technical skills, open to many genres, and that seems to have been his problem in creating a specific profile. But now he's here with an absolutely stellar album . I found Peter Epstein & Idee Fixe "Abstract Realism" as the WORT 8. FM block party sale. Wow, I have been playing it since last Sunday, everyday when I come home from the job, and I find something to enjoy each and every time. Thanks to the composer and musicians !
Idée Fixe, Peter Epstein, Peter Epstein & Idée Fixe - Air 1 Abstract Realism, 2010 02:50. Brad Shepik, Matt Kilmer, Peter Epstein - Here and There Lingua Franca, 2005 06:35. Brad Shepik, Matt Kilmer, Peter Epstein - Témoin Lingua Franca, 2005 04:24. Idée Fixe, Peter Epstein, Peter Epstein & Idée Fixe - Dark to Light Abstract Realism, 2010 07:40. Brad Shepik, Matt Kilmer, Peter Epstein - Sunrise Lingua Franca, 2005 05:10.
CreditsJohn Baffa - Engineer
Andrew Barbera - Artwork, Composer, Cover Photo, Guitar
John Bishop - Cover Layout
Burt Payne 3 - Creation
Peter Epstein - Composer, Primary Artist, Producer, Sax (Alto)
Steve Hillenburg - Creation
Idee Fixee - Primary Artist
Matt Mayhall - Composer, Drums
Sam Minaie - Bass, Composer, Mixing, Producer
Gavin Templeton - Composer, Sax (Alto), Sax (Soprano)
Brian Walsh - Clarinet (Bass), Composer
Nate Wood - Mastering
|1||Painfully Simple Peter Epstein||Peter Epstein / Idee Fixee||6:33|
|2||Face of a Whale Peter Epstein||Peter Epstein / Idee Fixee||7:12|
|3||Four 1 Andrew Barbera / Peter Epstein / Matt Mayhall / Sam Minaie||Peter Epstein / Idee Fixee||5:17|
|4||Deep Breathing Peter Epstein||Peter Epstein / Idee Fixee||9:25|
|5||Creamy Center Peter Epstein||Peter Epstein / Idee Fixee||6:40|
|6||Air 1 Peter Epstein / Gavin Templeton / Brian Walsh||Peter Epstein / Idee Fixee||2:50|
|7||Air 2 Peter Epstein / Gavin Templeton / Brian Walsh||Peter Epstein / Idee Fixee||3:02|
|8||Dark to Light Peter Epstein||Peter Epstein / Idee Fixee||7:40|
|9||Four 2 Andrew Barbera / Peter Epstein / Matt Mayhall / Sam Minaie||Peter Epstein / Idee Fixee||4:40|
|10||Abstract Realism Andrew Barbera / Peter Epstein / Sam Minaie / Gavin Templeton / Brian Walsh||Peter Epstein / Idee Fixee||9:31|