Mark Dresser: Guts (2010) (DVD & mp3 album)

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imagE/contrabass and
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.

“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