"Drawing from their extensive experience of playing with virtually every household name in the experimental and avant-garde jazz areas, this quartet featuring Hans Tammen, Alfred 23 Harth, Chris Dahlgren and Jay Rosen delivers a real thrill ride with their new release Expedition. Its members have played with John Zorn, Sonny Sharrock, Jaco Pastorius, Peter Brötzmann, David Murray, Fred Frith, Peter Kowald, Anthony Braxton, Roscoe Mitchell, Keith Rowe, Günter Müller, Paul Lytton, William Parker, Herb Robertson and many others. With masterful command of even the most extreme ranges of their instruments, the four musicians demonstrate perceptive and unflagging attention, bountiful energy, responsive imagination, and the ability to track rapidly shifting shapes of amassed sound and tack personal intent to the group's direction." - Bernard Stollman


Hans Tammen: endangered guitar
Alfred 23 Harth: tenor sax, bass clarinet
Chris Dahlgren: bass, electronics
Jay Rosen: drums

Track Listing

1.Setting Out with Aggressive Intent6:332.Taken at a Leisurely Pace4:493.Many have passed rigorous courses4:514.A considerable amount of time and distance3:435.Retained notions of speed and purpose6:466.A brief pleasure trip7:557.From one place to another5:438.A long trip by water4:169.A place that has emotional significance5:2310.Returning to the place where it began9:03

All compositions GEMA, 2006 Syndicore Music (BMI)


Recorded 2001 live at the Knitting Factory. Mastered 2006 by Jody Elff, Harvestworks. Back cover layout and design by Paul Costuros.

Press Quotes

"An expedition indeed, this is a great disc that demands to be heard."
- Larry Nai, Signal To Noise

"Certainly one of the musical releases of the year." - Eduardo Chagas, Jazz E Arredores

Musicians: Hans Tammen / Alfred 23 Harth / Chris Dahlgren / Jay Rosen

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