Malcolm Goldstein - 2013

by Ratchet Orchestra

Summer 17:04
Sheep Meadow 11:02
Soweto Stomp 15:29
Two Silences 12:25


Le Ratchet Orchestra joue la musique de Malcolm Goldstein
Recorded June 12 2013 at Suoni Per Il Popolo.

A hybrid between big-band jazz and contemporary free improvisation
materialized when composer and violinist Malcolm Goldstein was invited to lead a fifteen-member version of Nicolas Caloia’s Ratchet Orchestra. Goldstein’s compositions radically altered the group’s approach, which usually rockets closer to Sun Ra’s orbit. The evening started with players dispersed throughout the hall for The Seasons: Vermont Summer (1979), everyone contributing small improvised bursts to the nature-sounds emanating from a reel-to-reel tape. Soweto Stomp came closest to jazz, but my favourite was Two Silences, with the group blending into a single, constantly shifting texture.
Lawrence Joseph


released May 15, 2020

R a t c h e t O r c h e s t r a

Malcolm Goldstein - violon, composition
Lori Freedman - clarinette, clarinette basse
Guillaume Dostaler - piano
Guido Del Fabbro - violon
Isaiah Ceccarelli - batterie
Ellwood Epps – trompette
Yves Charuest - saxophone alto
Jean Derome - flûte, saxophone alto
Damian Nisenson - saxophone ténor
Jason Sharp - saxophone baryton
Ken Doolittle – percussions
Scott Thomson - trombone
Joshua Zubot – violon
Jean René – alto
Chris Burns - guitare
Nicolas Caloia – contrebasse
Mathieu Bélanger - recording


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