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Peter Kowald, William Parker

The Victoriaville Tape

Label: Les Disques Victo

Format: CD

Genre: Jazz

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'Both bassists had made regular appearances in Victo over the past two decades, but no one in the audience could have guessed that it would be Kowald's last. The German improviser died in New York City four months later. The French-Canadian radio was not recording this concert, but the mixing desk engineer kept a tape rolling, just in case, and negotiations toward the release of this performance were already in progress when fate struck. There is magic on this record, especially in the last minutes. The two shorter tracks ending the set are nothing less than fabulous. "Departure" drones in a rapturing way, soothingly beautiful after the monolithically hyperactive monster that came before it. This refreshing dip opened new doors of communication between the bassists for the encore "Farewell." One wishes the concert had started just then, but as it is, The Victoriaville Tape makes a decent album and, circumstances considered, a worthy document.' ~ François Couture, All Music Guide

Cat. number: Victo cd 088
Year: 2003
Recorded on 19 May 2002 live at 19ieme Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville

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