Reed

by Darren Williams

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A collection of original compositions written and performed by Darren Williams:

"an amazing solo saxophone side from Darren Williams" - David Keenan, The Wire, Volcanic Tongue

"Darren Williams is the modern master of circular breathing. Sugar-sweet one second and cracking under a desperate weight the next, oozing warmth and rich with detail, this is the rare sound of a solo saxophone album that won’t have you grinding your teeth to a pulp." - Chris Storey, Bookshelf Boyfriend

“Solo tenor saxophone with nods to Evan Parker and Colin Stetson. However, Williams has taken the initiative to dash ahead of his contemporaries, creating exciting and beautiful compositions that force the listener to forget the wealth of technique at the root of the music.” - Kevin Romain, Bleating Hearts, The SSRIs

"Wild and wooly saxophonistics." - Glen Hall, Exclaim! Magazine

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released July 1, 2013

Recorded September, November 2012 & March, April 2013 in the Pyramid at Summerhill Winery and St. Paul’s United Church, Kelowna, BC

Produced by Kristan Solders, Chris Dadge, and Darren Williams

Special thanks to Gabe Cipes, Beth Veenkamp, Rob Couch, Shawna Banman, and Jonathon Wilcke

bug incision records // bim-66

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Darren Williams Kelowna, British Columbia

Darren Williams is a Canadian saxophonist/bassoonist who pushes the limits of extended instrumental technique into regions that are lyrical, terrifying, uncanny, and “more fun than spiked punch live” (Georgia Straight). Called “a raw, vocal explorer,” (Stuart Broomer) Darren has performed with Eugene Chadbourne, Chad van Gaalen, Myk Freedman, Mats Gustafsson, Han Bennink, and many others. ... more

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