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Shadow Man

Tim Berne's Snakeoil

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Son Of Not So Sure
Tim Berne's Snakeoil
Tim Berne's Snakeoil
Tim Berne's Snakeoil
Tim Berne's Snakeoil
Tim Berne's Snakeoil
Cornered (Duck)
Tim Berne's Snakeoil
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Total Playing Time    77:05
"This band’s eponymous ECM debut was one of the most acclaimed jazz recordings of 2012. Shadow Man is stronger. It is wilder and deeper, an oceanic extravagance of strange sonic shapes and colours. Yet it coheres according to proprietary logic."
- JazzTimes.com

"Four Stars ... spellbinding examples of Berne's composing ingenuity and the band's agility at running with his ever-mobile ideas ... mingling wide-interval melodies that sometimes sound like contemporary classical music and sometimes trampling funk, quiet solos or intimate duets, tonal contrasts (warm clarinet lyricism, glimmering vibraphones, free jazz sax wailing), dynamic percussion and unrelenting eventfulness. It's edgy, pattern spinning contemporary music, but austere it certainly is not."
- The Guardian

Saxophonist and composer Tim Berne’s acoustic quartet Snakeoil received universal acclaim for its first album, named one of the best jazz releases in 2012 by critics at DownBeat. Stoked by that reception, Berne ups the ante with this second album Shadow Man. Over four years together, Berne and his band of New York standouts have developed a rapport that sounds like communal telepathy, a marvel of kinetic action. The album is a dizzying experience for the senses, breathtaking and ultimately moving in its sheer imaginative verve.
88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM – ECM Records Studio Masters

Recorded January 2013 at Clubhouse, New York
Engineer: Joe Branciforte
Assistant: Bella Blasko
Mixed by David Torn at Cell Labs
Cover photo: Tim Berne
Liner photos: Peter Gannushkin
Design: Sascha Kleis
Produced by David Torn and Tim Berne

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