KEVIN BREIT AND JESSE STEWART - Collisions
Collisions often yield unexpected results.
Consider, for example, the photograph on the front cover of this recording which reveals particle tracks resulting from the collision of subatomic particles (known as pions) with the nucleus of a hydrogen atom inside a bubble chamber.
The music on this recording is also the result of several collisions. It actually began with a car collision.
Jesse Stewart, the percussionist on this recording, was scheduled to play at the 2007 Guelph Jazz Festival with pianist Michael Snow, but Michael was forced to cancel after he was involved in a serious car accident on the Trans-Canada Highway just a few days prior to the performance. Rather than cancel the performance, Jesse asked guitar wizard Kevin Breit if he could sub in for Michael. The resulting collision of musical sounds, styles, and sensibilities is documented on this live recording.