George Lewis / Douglas Ewart ‎– Jila - Save ! Mon. - The Imaginary Suite

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Black Saint ‎– BSR 0026
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A1 Jila
Flute, Composed By – Douglas EwartTrombone [Tenor] – George Lewis
A2 Save ! Mon.
Alto Saxophone, Percussion, Composed By – Douglas EwartTrombone [Tenor], Percussion, Electronics – George Lewis
The Imaginary Suite
B1a Charon
Bass Clarinet – Douglas EwartTrombone [Electronically Modified], Electronics, Composed By – George Lewis
B2b The Phoenix
Percussion, Flute, Flute [Ewart], Composed By – Douglas EwartTrombone [Electronically Modified], Electronics – George Lewis
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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Stamped): BSR 0026 - A - 29 - 11 - 78. 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Stamped): BSR 0026 - B - 29 - 11 - 78. 1
  • Rights Society: S.I.A.E.

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cricketphone

February 2, 2016

This recording is amazing. It completely blew my mind in a way only the best avant-garde classical compositions can. The album is recorded with Ewart in one channel and Lewis in the other. Ewart's side is very much about the interplay of the two instrumentalists and has some surprises on "Save! Mon." when Ewart and Lewis begin to perform on electronics and percussion, at which point the music takes on a sort of absurd surrealist lilt and it's just amazing when that moment comes. Lewis' side is very meditative and tranquil. One of the most beautiful things I have ever heard is "The Phoenix." This album is well worth it.