A Quintet at the Stone Includes a Laptop

From NYTimes.com, a review of Peter Evans‘ quintet:

The laptop — used Thursday night at the Stone in the quintet’s second gig ever — was manipulated by Sam Pluta. He built on the musicians’ lines by delaying them for a second (a canonlike effect) or a hair’s breadth (a kind of close-echo rockabilly reverb effect). He isolated and digitally looped clarion phrases from the pianist Carlos Homs and the bassist Chris Tordini, and he took the hectic parts of the music — the pops and sizzles in swing rhythm made by the drummer Kassa Overall or Mr. Evans’s upward scale rips and tremolos — and ran them through a sound blender. He made the loud parts juddering and the soft parts misty.

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