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Free Jazz and Improvised Music

FM22  Stranded in Paradise
EXILES

1. Devotion (10:43)
2. Nocturne (3:48)
3. In Corpor and Es (3:50)
4. Sonaire: Subterranean Forest (5:09)
5. Outside The Gate:pt-I (5:18)
6. Outside The Gate:pt-II (4:15)
7. Temple Of Fire (5:30)
8. New World Raga (11:34)
9. Sonaire: Forbidden Planet (5:09)

Total time: 55:14

All music by EXILES: Jay Zelenka & Greg Mills.
Recorded and mixed at Premier Film and Recording:
Chris Rathert, engineer. 1989

Produced by Leo Feigin
© (P) 1990 Leo Records
LR 170

Jay Zelenka: flute, wood & bamboo flutes, alto sax, prepared piano, bowed gongs, kalimba and percussion.
Greg Mills: piano, celeste, prepared piano, bowl gongs, kalimba and percussion.
"...a warmth and naturalism not always associated with free jazz...a challenging release with a broad range. The improvising is consistently surprising." --Carl Baugher, Cadence, 1991
"Stranded In Paradise is a pleasure to experience...Exiles has created its own universe here, one that is apocalyptic and whimsical by turns." --Tom McDermott, The Riverfront Times, 1991
"...hectic-virtuosity improv...European serialism versus Indian ragas......Mills and Zelenka avoid the ethnic and jazz cliches." --Kyle Gann, The Village Voice, 1991
"The music is gorgeous, built on deep rich tones layered on top of each other, with instruments engaged in fascinating conversations..." --Steve Pick, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1991
"...impressive examples of individually developed free improvising styles...the music sounds vehement and pure..." --Bad Alchemy
"There are many beautiful passages and the CD deserves attentive listening." --Barry Witherden, Wired, 1991
"...magical virtuoso improvisational duo...mysterious, unabashedly beautiful...Exiles provides a compelling listening experience, full of joy and reverence for sonic history and evolution that is seldom experienced on a free improv recording." --Thom Jurak, www.allmusic.com, 2007
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