Kieran Daly / Sam Sfirri – Derrison

Kieran Daly / Sam Sfirri – Derrison

May 17, 2017
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Kieran Daly / Sam Sfirri | Derrison


After over a decade of collaboration — running the gamut from downcore improv-lounge to conceptual field recording and non-performance to depressive MIDI jazz-fiction — Derrison marks the first official release by idiosyncratic musicians and composers Kieran Daly and Sam Sfirri. Presenting their statically fragmentary, diffident, and obtuse approach to ‘interpretation’, Daly and Sfirri perform twelve counterfactual improvisations derived from the jazz standard repertoire and offer a novel contribution to the recorded ‘guitar and piano duo’ tradition of Evans & Hall, Frisell & Hersch, Holdsworth & Beck, Metheny & Mehldau, and others.

A1. Out Of Nowhere (for Johnny Green)
A2. Vashkar (tk. 1) (for Carla Bley)
A3. Ice Cream Konitz (for Lee Konitz)
A4. Wow (tk. 1) (for Lennie Tristano)
A5. Wow (tk. 2) (for Lennie Tristano)

B1. Cherokee (for Ray Noble)
B2. Palo Alto (for Lee Konitz)
B3. All the Things You Are (for Jerome Kern)
B4. Bright Size Life (for Pat Metheny)
B5. Crosscurrent (for Lennie Tristano)
B6. Solar (for Miles Davis)
B7. Vashkar (tk. 2) (for Carla Bley)

releases May 23, 2017

all music by Kieran Daly and Sam Sfirri

Recorded July 16, 2016
Recital Hall, Simon’s Center for the Arts at College of Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina

Produced and engineered by Kieran Daly and Sam Sfirri
Mastered by A.F. Jones at Laminal Audio
Cover Art by Daly/Sfirri, design/layout by Jones

C60, edition of 50

MFCS Derrison inner

B3. All the Things You Are (for JK) 
B5. Crosscurrent (for LT) 


Digital album: $4.00

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