Multiplicity

by The Terry Hsieh Collective

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Dillon Ethier
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Dillon Ethier I'm fond of THC in general, and this potent strain is no exception. Thanks again, Marshall. Favorite track: The Hall of Accumulated Embroidery Suite Part III: The Pavilion of Imperial Scenery.
Marshall Lochbaum
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Marshall Lochbaum A relaxed atmosphere and open mindset provided here by THC (okay, Dillon sniped this pun). Lots of strong hooks played by an excellent brass section. Favorite track: Dawn (Introlude).
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about

Multiplicity started as a five-week project bringing a group of Oberlin Jazz musicians to play all original music in the Jazz clubs of Beijing. Terry little anticipated that the five weeks in 2010 would turn into five years and an album of his own. Terry has brought successive generations of emerging Oberlin musicians to play Beijing, continuing a conversation transformative for the close-knit musical communities on either end of the process.

While the version of the Terence Hsieh Collective found on Multiplicity is not the original configuration, the bond shared between the players runs deeper than just a musical one. All the compositions are arranged with the strengths and personality of the particular musicians in mind. Terry blends the different horn parts into a whole and I found myself repeatedly losing the sense of a single part in the beauty of the combined melody. The intimacy of a shared musical language is felt in full effect.
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While Multiplicity represents a beginning for Terry and the rest of the group, it exemplifies just what Wayne Shorter talked about in his master class. The best music starts when the musicians communicate to the audience and each other as whole human beings. The Terence Hsieh Collective heard here lived the music they play, having traveled the world together. The songs tell the story of their shared journey, engaging with fragments of Chinese melodies & folk songs, are inspired by famous landmarks and historical sites they encountered. If every album tells the story of the period of life leading to its creation, Multiplicity tells a more interesting story than most.

~Robin Margolis

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released October 6, 2014

Produced by Gerard Marcus
Mixed by Scott 'Scotty Hard" Harding and Isaac Jones
Recorded at The Bunker Studio, by Aaron Nevezie and John Davis
Additional recording by Jewell Fortenberry
Mastered by Curtis McDonald

The Terry Hsieh Collective:
Terry Hsieh, trombone
Pat Adams, trumpet
Alexander Cummings, alto saxophone, flute
Jacob Baron, piano
Matt Adomeit, bass
Peter Manheim, drums

and guest artists:
Miguel Zenon, saxophone
Robin Eubanks, trombone

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THC strives to tell stories from music: from travels abroad and beyond jazz: pop, rock, classical and even traditional Chinese music--their vision, to make serious music that you can still rock out to.

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