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Artist: Liebman, Rudolph, Drake EAN 13 (CD): 5060197761684 Cat. No. (CD): RNR102 EAN 13 (VINYL): 5060197761691 Cat. No. (VINYL): RNR102LP

In the philosophical tradition of Taoism, “Chi” is the word used to describe the animating force of the universe, the breath of life that permeates all existence. A natural phenomenon, when channeled it can provide a spark to ignite seemingly supernatural powers. In their first meeting as a trio, saxophone great and NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman and virtuoso percussionists Adam Rudolph and Hamid Drake tap into that spiritual force to create Chi, a transcendent collaboration deeply possessed of fresh inspiration and deep roots, ancient traditions and modern invention.

Chi brings together these three master musicians for a breathtaking excursion into spontaneous composition, an extended, adventurous set of free improvisation that maintains a throughline of resilient architecture and unexpected twists and turns. Nowhere revealing the tenuous moments that might be expected in an initial collaboration, the music is vivid and powerful from beginning to end, evoking timeless traditions while surging forward with ferocious abandon.

Dave Liebman : soprano and tenor saxophones, piano (“Formless Form”), wooden recorder
Adam Rudolph : handrumset (kongos, djembe, tarija) piano (“Becoming”), sintir,
multi-phonic vocal, percussion, electronic processing
Hamid Drake : drumset, vocal, frame drum, percussion

1. Becoming 2:53
2. Flux 13:11
3. Continuum 6:00
4. Formless Form 8:57
5. Emergence 14:56
6. Whirl 9:49

Music composed by Dave Liebman, Adam Rudolph and Hamid Drake
Published by RareNoisePublishing (PRS)

Produced by Adam Rudolph & Dave Liebman

Recorded @ the Stone, New York City
MAY 8, 2018 by Rashaan Carter and Emanuel Ruffler
Mixed and mastered by James Dellatacoma at Orange Music Sound Studio, New Jersey

Adam Rudolph appears courtesy of
Dave Liebman plays Keilworth saxophones, Alexander reeds and tenor mouthpiece, Silverstein ligatures and LeBayle soprano sax mouthpiece

Cover Photos by Adam Rudolph
Design by Sylvain Leroux

Executive Producer for RareNoiseRecords: Giacomo Bruzzo

© + ℗ RareNoiseRecords 2019

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