Live in Concert
Mark Dresser & Denman Maroney Live in Concert at the 2008 Vision Festival, NYC "It's hard to call this jazz, since none of the two plays anything which resembles anything which could fit in a category. It is music that evolves, following it's own logic of feeling, interaction and sonic pallette: highly unpredictable yet very focused. Maroney's 'hyperpiano' becomes a different instrument in his hands, with all kind of materials muting the strings, vibrating along, or any other kind of bizarre sound that can be extracted from your standard piano. The new sounds that are created push Dresser along on the same route, re-inventing the bass as well. This does not mean that this music is experimental per se. Art is at the center of what they do, using their skills to generate feelings and intellectual play, with at times even beautiful passages, and through all the sonic novelty, jazz, blues and classical music emerge, like wisps of memory, in a great synthesis of sound." Free Jazz Blog.