Mark Dresser: Guts (2010) (DVD & mp3 album)
Works by Reynolds:
Liner notes by Mark Dresser, with an excerpt by Roger Reynolds.
Primary Artist(s): Mark Dresser, bass
Label: Kadima Collective Recordings Triptych Series, KCR Triptych 1
Dates of recording: 2009, 2010
Recording, editing, mastering: CD: Tom Erbe, Raz Mesinai; DVD: John Menier, Marci Bretts, Harry R. Caruso, III, UCSD-TV.
About imagE/ and imAge/contrabass:
“The image series involves brief complementary works for a variety of instruments. imagE/ is “evocative.” Concerned with symmetry, it is more lyrical continuous, even tender. imAge/ is “articulate” and sectional, tending towards assertion and variety. ImAge/contrabass arose out of intensive interaction with bassist Mark Dresser, to whom it is dedicated, and incorporates a number of his signature approaches to the wonders of his instrument.”
– from the liner notes
“Dresser gives us distinct aspects of his artistry: Investigations, Guts, including imagE/contrabass and imAge/contrabass, and Explorations, including 55 minutes of engaging conversation with Reynolds, Dresser's colleague and composer/collaborator at UC San Diego. To focus broadly on the performances in Guts, Dresser’s music impresses diversely as introspective, mystical and daring, poetic yet ominous, cosmic yet intimate.”
- All About Jazz (November 2010)