Lucid //

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Sidney, Australia 2011
  • 1. Breath (07:01)
  • 2. Drifting (09:15)
  • 3. Lucid (20:24)
  • 4. Dusted Birds On Furnished Trees (07:46)
  • 5. Grain (03:10)

Magda Mayas - piano, Laura Altman - clarinet, Monika Brooks - accordion

Recorded in Feb 2011 during an intense period of gigs.

Great Waitress initially possessed a dual processor - the long durations and static patience of the Brooks and Altmans' duo and Mayas's compulsion for change. This created a vital rub - there was an edge between these world views. But as they evolved this duality splintered into multiplicity. If the duo suggested an infinite field then the collective conjures forces that make the music genuinely cosmic. Multiplicity emerges in Great Waitress through virtuosic collective listening, and creates a unique lucidity. This is intricate, complex music – but as the last track shows, they can also converge to make the monumental.

-Great Waitress Press quotes

... just the faintest engraving upon silence - and as intricately connected as that spider's web. John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald.

Fragile and solid at the same time. Like touching the wings of a butterfly, Free Jazz.

a holistic pure music. Julien Héraud Improv Sphere.

It left me breathless, and I'm sure you will to. Excellent stuff. Vital 792.