Birthday Celebration
Smith/Ibarra/Zorn :  50th Birthday Celebration Volume Eight
Cat. # 5008
Released Oct 2004
cd time - 76:00
US Price $16.00
The pioneer creator of the rhythm unit, the master of the game piece and one of the most dynamic drummers in the downtown scene square off head to head in duo and trio improvisations. Two full sets of music are presented here, beginning with a brilliant set of duos by Ibarra and Zorn, who have been working together for many years. Both surprising and inevitable, the second set features the historic musical meeting of Wadada Leo Smith and John Zorn, and was one of the improvisational highlights from 2003's month of Zorn. Striking and radical sculptures of sound and silence from three generations of improvisational masters.
Susie Ibarra: Drums
Wadada Leo Smith: Trumpet
John Zorn: Alto Saxophone