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Tim Berne's Snakeoil

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Tim Berne's Snakeoil
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"New York composer/saxophonist Tim Berne has been dramatically expanding Snakeoil’s original acoustic chamber-jazz sound world lately – and on this live set, all the way to thundering timpani climaxes, avant-rock guitar howls and squelching electronics, though the Berne trademark of implacably interweaving horn lines tugged by sly rhythm-bends constantly resurfaces."
- John Fordham, The Guardian

"Berne has been furthering the late saxophonist [Julius Hemphill]'s technique and taking his own compositional skills to progressively higher levels. In Snakeoil he has found a perfect formation, where traditional solos are minimized and group dynamics dictate the sound. Just as could be said with each preceding Snakeoil release, Incidentals is the group's best release to date."
- Karl Ackermann, All About Jazz

Saxophonist Tim Berne has been steadily reinventing the jazz saxophone idiom with extended techniques and wide-open compositions that are rhythmic, abstract and surprising. Balanceing poignant lyrics with controlled chaos has been a forte of Snakeoil, and Incidentals is no exception.
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