Jason Kao Hwang/Karl Berger - Conjure

By Vittorio Lo Conte, musiczoom.it

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Despite the continuous engagement with his own groups and as a sideman, Jason Kao Hwang on violin and viola finds the time and inspiration for some exciting duo, here he is together with one of the protagonists of the free 60s, the German vibraphonist, now resident of the USA, Karl Berger. Both had already worked together in the Creative Music Orchestra of Berger, slowly the idea of doing something on their own completely improvised has grown. Thus, in Bergert's Sertso studio in Woodstock, on a sunny March afternoon, the two created these fragile and delicate moments, rich in musicality and feeling, one on violis and viola, the other on piano and to the vibraphone. They are engaging atmospheres in which the accent moves on pathos, communication, beyond the desecrating or angry moments of the free with which the two in the past have had to do. Among the most beautiful moments Below Zero, with the pizzicato on Hwang's violin that meets the vibraphone, is a very special atmosphere that the two manage to create in improvisation. Overall it is an incision without moments of emptiness, which involves the listener from beginning to end, of two musicians in a state of grace who had something real to say to each other and made it public.

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