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Catherine Sikora and Brian Chase

untitled: after

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Catherine Sikora - tenor & soprano saxophones

Brian Chase - drumset

Recorded on August 21st, 2016

at Strange Weather (Brooklyn, NY)

by Daniel Schlett

Mixed by Marc Urselli

Mastered by Tom Hamilton

All tracks composed by 

Catherine Sikora and Brian Chase 

From the liner notes to Untitled: after -

The music on this recording is inspired by Beowulf as translated by Seamus Heaney.  In approaching the text for adaptation, Catherine set herself up with a cassette player and an old typewriter, and began to go through the book catching the phrases and passages that leapt forth.  These excerpts, once accumulated, constituted the musical scores. Catherine and Brian's intention in working with this text was to treat it not in an academic or analytical manner, but rather in a way that confronts it face-to-face; they were interested in the magic of it and in the personal and collective journey of discovering that magic for themselves as expressed through their music.

- Catherine and Brian collectively in a 3rd person voice, 

  Ireland and NYC, 2017

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Reviews for untitled: after

"These noble musicians have performed courageous deeds on this fantastic album. To them, we should submit and yield tribute."

- Robert Ham, DownBeat Magazine

Sikora’s performances are passionate and commanding. If there was any doubt that she ranks among the best of today’s avant-garde jazz players, this disc is a triumphant response.

No matter the pace, her sax is an absolute force. It’s not difficult to imagine more than a few accompanists shying away from an invitation to join her.

Which is precisely why Chase is such a well-suited partner. There is no second fiddle in this duo. He’s with Sikora every step of the way. The interplay is inspiring. 

- Kevin Press, 

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