Night Sessions

Fri, Aug 2, 2013, 00:00


NIght Sessions

Dowland Project

ECM New Series


The members of the Dowland Project – tenor John Potter, lutenist Stephen Stubbs, saxophonist and clarinettist John Surman, violinists Maya Homburger and Milos Valent and double bassist Barry Guy – not only cross fences whenever they want, but also set up encampments wherever they choose. They’ve already recorded Dowland, Josquin, Lassus and earlier music with multicultural glosses. Here they offer offshoots from those earlier projects, what they call “day music,” when they used a musical score as a point of departure, and “night music,” for improvisations with medieval poetry as the starting point. The whole comes across as a kind of jam session in which things blur to the point where there are simply no fences to be seen.