SCAN TWELVE is the second release by Jack the Dog. Twelve short studio sculptures from a collection of piano and vibraphone duets in which both players also speak/sing, recorded in Chicago between Januray and April 1998.
The overall idea here is to replicate the effect of the SCAN function on typical CD players or radios. In this case the only material is JACK compositions.
"Intentionally or not, this music brings to us evocations of Schwitters "Poem 25", Robert Ashleys rarified atmospheres, free association-esthetics, and other events that configured a story that we could call "alternative" modernism. What is important, however, is that all what we already know is transformed, transmuted, in a fantastic new synthesis through the virtuosity of Carrie Biolo and Jeff Kowalkowski."
--Guillermo Gregorio, April 1999, from liner notes
[ Jeff Kowalkowsi ] [ Carrie Biolo ]