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David Pate & Rex Shepherd, One Half Of The Oddyssey Quartet, To Release New Album Seeing Sound

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“Seeing Sound” features the two playing an improvised set, creating palpable musical textures using subtle harmonic and melodic ideas.
Rex Shepherd
The first duet release from one half of the Oddyssey Quartet, with David Pate (Sam Rivers Rivbea Orchestra) and guitarist and composer Rex Shepherd (No End of Now). Seeing Sound features the two playing an improvised set, creating palpable musical textures using subtle harmonic and melodic ideas and developing them into intuitive conversations, “seeing” the sound of two like minds speaking with one another.

“Playing duets with David Pate is like having a meaningful conversation with a good friend while standing on the precipice of a steep cliff, all the while wondering if you might fall off. As we played this music, we seemed to intuitively happen upon a common musical vision, so I thought that 'Seeing Sound' was an appropriate title.”—Rex Shepherd

Tracks

  • Observation
  • Meaning Everything
  • Concept
  • Saying Nothing
  • Recognition
  • Left is Right
  • Facts?
  • Turn A Round
  • Outsideways
  • Seeing Sound
  • Finding Space
  • Mind Full
  • Commonality
  • Sound Seeing


  • David Pate: tenor & soprano saxophones Rex Shepherd: guitar and prepared guitar

    Release Date December 21st, 2018

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