FABRIC

Frank-Paul Schubert, alto and soprano saxophones

Mike Majkowski, doublebass

Yorgos Dimitriadis, drums

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LP “Murmurs” NoBusiness records NBLP 66

“In a collectively birthed program of six pieces spread over the 51-minute limited edition LP, the emphasis is on the atmospheric slow burn. Restraint is one of the hallmarks of this trio, best experienced on the intriguing “Acorn/Tongue.” Creaks, groans and rattles gradually cohere into forward motion, building a head of steam which never quite blows its top. Such sensitive interplay holds sway throughout, equally well evidenced on “The Salt Of Pleasure” where the saxophonist’s breathy soprano intertwines with Majkowski’s singing arco, accompanied by nervy unsettling percussion. As so often happens, the exception comes in the scene setting opener—”Jaw”—where a conversational exchange with Schubert’s soprano pontificating over throbbing bass and rolling drums, crescendos in a fever pitch of foghorn bellows and emphatic percussion. It shows that whatever the weather, there is a lot more to come from the Fabric Trio yet.” John Sharpe allaboutjazz.com

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