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Rudresh Mahanthappa alto saxophone / Michael Dessen trombone / Denman Maroney hyperpiano
Mark Dresser double bass / Tom Rainey drums (1, 2, 3, 5) / Michael Sarin drums (4, 6, 7)
1. Not Withstanding / 2. Canales Rose / 3. Para Waltz
4. Nourishments / 5. Aperitivo / 6. Rasaman / 7. Telemojo
Not Withstanding composed by Mark Dresser (Del Dresser Music) and Rudresh Mahanthappa- Mahanthappa Music (BMI),
all other compositions by Mark Dresser (Del Dresser Music)
1, 2, 3, 5 recorded on May 16, 2012 / 4, 6, 7 recorded on September 5, 2012
Recorded at Tedesco Recording Studio -Joe Branciforte assisted by Tom Tedesco.
Mixed and Mastered by Joe Branciforte / Produced by Mark Dresser
Executive production by Trem Azul / Design by Travassos
A singularly accomplished bass innovator in the fields of jazz, free improvisation and new music, Mark Dresser has
devoted himself in recent years to pushing the capacities of solo bass performance even further. In “Nourishments,”
his first quintet recording in almost two decades, he shifts his attention back to another longtime creative
commitment, ensemble exploration with a team of master improvisers possessing unmistakable sounds. Featuring
Rudresh Mahanthappa, Michael Dessen, Denman Maroney, and, in turns, Tom Rainey or Michael Sarin–all leaders
in their own right and players deeply versed in Dresser’s music–the quintet delves headlong into his richly
suggestive compositions. More than anything, Dresser creates vehicles for beautifully modulated interaction via
counterpoint, cyclical organization, timbre sculpting, and all the unexpected combinations of pitch and noise or
meter and texture. He developed several pieces with trombonist Michael Dessen while they were in different cities
through telematics, fiber optic-facilitated remote performances that have opened up new astounding new
possibilities for international collaborations. By whatever means, “Nourishments” is the work of artists who connect
musically, emotionally and intellectually with unusual power and grace.

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