Historically it has been artists who’ve made this kind of music. Here, in the immediate present, on this great recording led by Zack Clarke’s direction, beautiful work on piano and electronics, he and his colleagues, all young, deep, brave, talented artists lead the way forward.

 

— Joe Morris, 2016

Random Acts of Order

now available on Clean Feed Records

 

Random Acts of Order boldly confronts some of the core questions posed by free music. Working with two of the most dynamic young talents on the improvised music scene, bassist Henry Fraser and percussionist/composer Dre Hocevar, Zack Clarke explores a space between order and freedom that is represented by the polarities of idiomatic expectations and free improvisation. The results are explored through forms that include swing, rock, minimalist, electronic music and solo piano; and while the essential elements of these styles maintain their integrity, the music here challenges their functional use, deconstructing and redefining them to create entirely new forms.

 

Pianist and composer Zack Clarke works in a wide range of forms, from modern classical to jazz improvisation. An active New York session artist and performer, Zack has played to audiences in the US, Europe and South America, and has recorded or shared the stage with prominent artists, including Tyshawn Sorey, Drew Gress, Ingrid Laubrock, Daniel Carter, Billy Drewes, Kenny Werner, Sara Serpa, Sam Pluta, Mette Rasmussen and Rich Perry. His most recent album, entitled Random Acts of Order,  was released on Clean Feed Records in 2017.

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Pianist and composer Zack Clarke works in a wide range of forms, from modern classical to jazz improvisation. An active New York session artist and performer, Zack has played to audiences in the US, Europe and South America, and has recorded or shared the stage with prominent artists, including Tyshawn Sorey, Drew Gress, Ingrid Laubrock, Daniel Carter, Billy Drewes, Kenny Werner, Sara Serpa, Sam Pluta, Dre Hocevar, Mette Rasmussen and Rich Perry. His most recent album, entitled Random Acts of Order,  was released on Clean Feed Records in 2017.

 

Historically it has been artists who’ve made this kind of music. Here, in the immediate present, on this great recording led by Zack Clarke’s direction, beautiful work on piano and electronics, he and his colleagues, all young, deep, brave, talented artists lead the way forward.

 

— Joe Morris, 2016