Eleven compositions by Kevin Norton (Knots; Hammer or Anvil?; Three Movements for Solo and Ensemble: Three Lives; Strange Way to Say Goodbye; Camus' Question; Woods; Walking the Dogma; In Balance; Barking Hoop; Ringing Impulse; Asa Nisi Masa) and two by Thelonious Monk (Epistrophy and Brilliant Corners) performed by Kevin Norton, percussion; David Bindman, tenor sax and clarinet; Tomas Ulrich, cello; Bob DeBellis, alto sax and clarinet and bass clarinet; Joe Fonda, bass; David Krakauer, clarinet.
CD-1033(1) KNOTS with THE KEVIN NORTON ENSEMBLE Critic Ben Ratliff (writing in The New York Times, June 5, 1998) described a live appearance by The Kevin Norton Ensemble: "Mr. Norton, a drummer and vibraphonist, is one of the most valuable moving parts of downtown jazz, and this sextet does justice to his brainy, tricky compositions with their built-in patches of swing". This recording features the celebrated klezmer and jazz clarinetist, David Krakauer. DDD Total Time: 72:00 UPC #017685-10332-2