Sam Comerford: tenor saxophone and clarinet
Piergiorgio Pirro: piano, LinnStrument, and electronics
Cyrille Obermüller: double bass
Luis Mora Matus: drums

CD and Digital Download – 12 tracks – 43:46
Edition of 300 copies

Released in December 2023

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01. Landero 06:03
02. in do prelude 01:41
03. in do 04:23
04. stretch 04:28
05. more stretch 01:24
06. Piotr 02:38
07. battimenti 02:36
08. pronunciation 03:09
09. lawn shuffle 07:27
10. Sam and me 02:57
11. on folding 05:01
12. punch 01:53

Total time: 43:46


All music composed by Piergiorgio Pirro

Recorded by Peter Soldan at Dada Studios in Brussels on March 30, 31 and April 1, 2022

Mixed by Benoît Delbecq at Bureau de Son in Paris on June 27 and 28, 2023

Mastered by Klaus Scheuermann at 4ohm music in Berlin on October 18, 2023

Graphics and layout by Davide Lorenzon and Piergiorgio Pirro

Produced by Piergiorgio Pirro and Aut Records with the support of the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel


This album presents different stances, positions on, incarnations of the spectral paradigm, as understood and played by a jazz quartet. These approaches are inspired by the work of French composers of the 1970s and 80s such as Gérard Grisey and Tristan Murail, often referred to as ‘spectralists’.

Each piece of the album takes a different point of departure towards the integration of the spectral abstractions, some following specific techniques more strictly, others relating to them in an intuitive way. Some pieces are re-foldings of others.

Throughout the album, the ideals of spectralism and jazz constantly interact and sometimes clash with each other. These ideals, or paradigms, or models, are the forces that make the musical substance coalesce into a specific shape, just like the forces that cause a protein to fold, or the elemental powers that, on a different timescale, create mountains and landscapes.

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