fluiDensity Liner Notes
It’s anodyne to say that music is appealing when it connects with the listener’s imagination. There is more weight and interest in saying that music like this exists in the imagination of the listener. This is the compelling intellectual, emotional and aesthetic phenomenon of improvised music as it has developed since Cecil Taylor showed the way to be from jazz and new music yet not belong to them.
It’s the musicians who are responsible for the style of improvised music, one that has deep personal roots but no fixed geographic or linguistic location. The best improvised music creates a country and culture in the mind, one that lasts until the disc or concert ends, populated by performers and audience, compressing space and history. Tonino Miano and Brian Groder create their imaginative, polyglot space with hints of the familiar: the rigorous structures of Schoenberg, the savage attacks of Bartok, the irreverent interrogations of Rzewski, the multicultural funk of early Weather Report, the suave colors of Duke Ellington. The country of FluiDensity is humane, quick-thinking, playful, fleet, inquisitive, earthy. Miano and Groder are deeply learned and skillful musicians, but when they play, all one hears is the sound of a beautiful, fascinating place to visit.
George Grella, July 2012
released February 6, 2013
Tonino Miano, piano
Brian Groder, trumpets & flugelhorn
all spontaneous compositions & improvisations by Groder/Miano
Pinion: melodic & textural references from Noctamble #3 from the
piano collection "Squares" by Frederic Rzewski, 1978
recorded July 6, 2010 in Brooklyn, NY
recorded by Christian Kaufmann
mixed & mastered by John Vanore
produced by Tonino Miano & Brian Groder
Brian Groder Publishing: Glyphs Music BMI
Tonino Miano Publishing: Impressus ASCAP
original Artwork & Design by Michele Fairley
c 2013 Latham Records/Impressus Records
all rights reserved for both artwork & sound recording.