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by Ian Christensen

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L&W 05:39
Clot 05:25
Naptime 04:15
Heather 06:03
Worn Luster 08:25
Cattywampus 04:59


Finding, the debut album from tenor saxophonist Ian Christensen, takes its time unfolding. Without relying on gimmicks or flashy pyrotechnics, Christensen and his esteemed colleagues carve a winding yet deliberate path through a diverse set of original music. Finding brings you bare-bones jazz, free-wheeling avant-garde romps, and classical lyricism, all featuring some of Portland’s finest improvisers in pared-down, intimate formations. Finding is a journey, a constantly-evolving sonic dialogue between friends that will surely surprise, delight, and intrigue any fan of modern improvised music.


released November 15, 2016

Ian Christensen, tenor sax
Noah Bernstein, alto saxophone on tracks 1,3,4,8
Ryan Meagher, guitar on tracks 2,5,6,7
Andrew Jones, bass on tracks 1,3,4,8
Jonas Oglesbee, drums

All Compositions by Ian Christensen except "Heather" and "Worn Luster" by Ryan Meagher and "Socially Awkward" and "Cattywampus" by Andrew Jones.

Recorded at the Map Room in Portland, Oregon.
Engineered, mixed, and mastered by David Pollock.


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Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble Portland, Oregon

PJCE Records is a grassroots recording label documenting the wide variety of original music being created by Portland area jazz composers and improvisers. We aim to provide an outlet to encourage the dissemination of new music in the area as well as fostering community within the jazz and improvised music scene in Portland. We release one album per month digitally and/or in limited CD pressings. ... more

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