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Jazz review; The Dan Carillo Quartet Through the evolution of music includes significant hybrid creation. The 20th century witnessed the development of both jazz and rock styles. While they were initially set off on their own trajectories, eventually they became united under the ‘fusion’ jazz style…
The first performance of the Dan Carillo Quartet ‘Play 1’ featured all the members of the fusion quarter. The specific rhythm of the piece was downbeat with occasional experimental interludes. Indeed, the group made great use of experimental percussion and other such elements as a means of puncturing what otherwise could be considered a pedestrian melody. The quartet began with the singular melody played on guitar in a minimalist-like style. This melody was cyclically revisited throughout the piece. As noted the greatest levels of experimentation occurred not with the melody with the elements that were cursory to it being advanced. Notably, the guitarist would play the melody and experimental levels of percussion would progressively build around it and the rhythm would also progressively build. Through this process the quarter would build to chaos and then revert back to minimalism; these chaotic interludes were juxtaposed with the singular expression of the melody on the guitar, creating emotion and meaning in the contrasting forms. The second performance of the Dan Carillo Quartet ‘Play 2’ witnessed greater degrees of crowd engagement. Specifically, the beginning of this performance began with Dan Carillo introducing himself, and then the other members of his quarter to the audience. ...
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