Flux, Path of Totality (2019)

Quinsin Nachoff – tenor, soprano sax, compositions
David Binney – alto and C-melody sax
Matt Mitchell – piano, keyboards, Esty pump harmonium, synthesizer
Kenny Wollesen – drums, percussion
Nate Wood – drums







Special Guests:
Orlando Hernández – tap dance 

David Travers-Smith – synthesizer

Mark Duggan – percussion

Carl Maraghi – baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
Dan Urness, Matt Holman – trumpet 
Ryan Keberle – trombone 
Alan Ferber – trombone, bass trombone

Jason Barnsley – Kimball Theatre Organ

Working with saxophonist David Binney, pianist/keyboardist Matt Mitchell, drummers Kenny Wollesen and Nate Wood, in addition to a wide-ranging and eclectic supporting cast of musicians, Nachoff creates a series of his most ambitious and wide-ranging pieces to date. Initially inspired by the lunar eclipse of 2017, the compositions incorporate aleatoric structures borrowed from the classical realm alongside electronic textures and passages of free improvisation to make the music more open and expressive. The long forms allow the outstanding band to stretch out, augmented by such exotica as a Kimball Theatre Organ, tuned percussion and tap dancer Orlando Hernández, plus the addition of brass and winds.

“Path of Totality is a stunning, deep dive of an album, the sort of music in which one could spend hours submersed.”

★★★★ ½

J.D. Considine

DownBeat

"An imaginative and ground breaking suite of compositions... Complex music that requires and demands multiple replays, the better to understand and appreciate the extent of its many nuances... it certainly merits it."

★★★★ ½

Roger Farbey

AllAboutJazz

"A very rewarding listen."

★★★★

Jazzwise Magazine

"This sonic adventure is a form of alchemy, a magical science beyond explanation... Quinsin Nachoff continues to mature as a composer, musician, and arranger."

Richard B. Kamins

Step Tempest

"This album abounds with appealing ideas, both textural and improvisational, as well as gripping tension, which is rarely abandoned. A group showing a phenomenal facility in blazing undiscovered sonic paths."

JazzTrail

"There are moments of great beauty in this music which goes beyond all the boundaries of conventional forms. Experimental styles are the norm, borders are freely crossed, arts and sciences, astronomy and physics provide the inspirations for these extraordinary, thought-provoking compositions and solos."

Bebop Spoken Here

“Quinsin Nachoff dares, assumes and thus demonstrates a great mastery of his art.”

Culture Jazz

“A wild and thunderously exciting tour de force.”

★★★★

Concerto Magazine

"This album abounds with appealing ideas, both textural and improvisational, as well as gripping tension, which is rarely abandoned. A group showing a phenomenal facility in blazing undiscovered sonic paths."

JazzTrail

“One of the most stunning projects to see the light of day thus far in 2019.”

Best of Bandcamp

“The whole album is characterized by a continuous ‘freedom’, cosmic... Power music.”

Diskoryxeion

“A distinctive recording, put together with great attention to form and detail — and performed with enormous skill.”

Steve Provizer

The Arts Fuse

“Transcending pigeon-holing and expectations but drawing on an ever-expanding series of diverse influences.”

Bruce Lee Gallanter

Downtown Music Gallery

“Profoundly heavy music with a staggering amount of commitment behind it, evident from the complex compositions, arrangements, and playing... Bravo!”

In on the Corner

“Sets into musical language the album’s commitment to understanding of scientific truths.”

Arts Journal

"There’s no doubting its excellence on both a compositional and performance level. A remarkable achievement from all concerned.

★★★★

UK Vibe

"If 'Path of Totality' is the moon, this music brings the listener close enough to reach out and touch it. That’s no small thing. In fact, it might be everything."

Bird is the Worm

Flux

Select Scores from Debut and Path of Totality

Includes:

From Path of Totality:
Path of Totality
Bounce
Orbital Resonances

From Debut:
Tightrope
Complimentary Opposites
Mind’s Ear II
Tilted



Recorded and released on Path of Totality (Whirlwind Recordings, 2019) by David Binney, alto saxophone, Quinsin Nachoff, tenor saxophone, Matt Mitchell, keyboards, Kenny Wollesen and Nate Wood, drums.
See album for additional personnel.

Recorded and released on Flux (Musictronic Productions, 2016) by David Binney, alto saxophone, Quinsin Nachoff, tenor saxophone, Matt Mitchell, keyboards, Kenny Wollesen and Nate Wood, drums.

Path of Totality

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Bounce

Splatter

Toy Piano Meditation

Path of Totality

March Macabre

Orbital Resonances

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