Mark Kramer Trio
(NOTE: transcriptions are available)
This is relatively new music, built on semi-structured free jazz, created to explore "jazz" just a little beyond even the familiar extremes.
TECHNICAL The music is created using poly-rhythms, poly-meters, polytonalities, superimposed harmonies, contrapuntalism, micro-themes, poly-tempos. When melodically/harmonically aware in a traditional sense, melodies and harmonies are generally unanticipated.
These selections neither follow a general sonata-allegro form nor follow formulaic notions of development as found in standard jazz solos, or in classical music's theme development. Those often only slowly build towards a climax. Peaks herein are interspersed and occur surprisingly often. A minority of POSITIONS intentionally employ only one major theme in which intensity is mostly maintained.