It's called Ascendant, and you can get it at Prefecture Records. This music was the result of a brief residency at Centrum in Port Townsend, Washington, with Greg Sinibaldi, in September 2011. We recorded in the Dan Harpole cistern, a two-million gallon concrete cylinder, originally built as an emergency water supply storage for soldiers stationed at Fort Worden. It's an incredible space -- 40 full countable seconds of reverb, very good to clarinets. We came up with some fantastic music.
We are indebted to Paul Kikuchi and Tiffany Lin for some great contributions to making this album a reality. Tiffany did all the design work, and I think it came out beautifully.
Here's a video of us in the cistern, playing a piece Greg wrote called Not Forever, Just For Now:
Crosstalk's album Here/Now is up on Bandcamp. I'm really happy with the way it turned out -- I still think this music is great. Here's an excerpt from a review (never mind that the reviewer likely didn't intend to review this particular album -- I'll take it!):
"...recalls in equal measure the sound of Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time" and the kind of pastoral rumination for which ECM Records was known in the '70s."
"With SAVE the Tom Baker Quartet presents its complex vocabulary and musical logic while offering what is at times a transcendent musical experience.
This release is a reminder of the enormous creativity and skill of these (to me) under-appreciated Seattle artists."
"In all of the works contained on collage/décollage, extended techniques are part of a broader musical language and vision that transcends the unusual nature of the clarinet sounds. It is a CD that should be considered a must for any collection."