Actually it seems to be in between those categories and remains mysterious yet thoughtful and probing. Part big band and part chamber orchestra, it combines aspects of two traditions, jazz and classical music, adding some aspects coming from rock specially the energy and other electric urban musical expressions the large spectrum of colors.
After presenting her orchestra on major creative jazz festivals in and Jazzdor Strasbourg, Moers, Banlieues Bleues, Jazz in La Villette, Jazz em Augusto, Copenhagen Jazz Eve Risser has been able to record this amazing music that we do present to you. No doubt that her work is going to receive a wide recognition…. In the case of this super-sextet the point of departure is a powerful and swinging hard bop, going through the most committed free jazz and entering in the fields of total improvisation.
Nothing is forbidden, everything is possible. Joe McPhee - soprano saxophone, electronics and voice; Raymond Boni - electric guitar and electronics. The complete was concert inspired by the words of Eric Dolphy: "When you hear music, After it's over, It's gone, In the air, You can never capture it again.
Joe McPhee - tenor and soprano saxophone. Ingebrigt Haker Flaten - double bass. Recorded live by Dave Zuchowski. With the help of engaging audience in Copenhagen NJO delivers one amazing concert here. Downtown cornetist, Kirk Knuffke, appears to be a great choice as an extremely diverse and in-demand musician who has appeared more than a dozen discs in the last year or so.
One thing to remember about the New Jungle Orchestra is that they are a mere octet on this recording, not really an orchestra. The title track has a charming, effervescent vibe, slightly funky with infectious swirling guitar and horns on top. Knuffke plays superbly on top. Much of the music here has a dreamy quality, unfolding in sublime layers, never in a rush to get anywhere with subtle spice often added below the surface if you take the time to look or listen closely.
One of the highlights here is Ms. Mr Haden was of course, Mr. Both Mr. I am a longtime fan of the New Jungle Orchestra, I dig all of their two dozen plus releases. This one might just be their greatest one yet! In , after carving a controversial reputation on the London scene, he abandoned the UK for New York City, the very heart of the modern jazz scene. Featuring the contents of no less than six original LPs, various EP releases and tracks released on multi-artist compilations, this 5-CD set tells the whole story, including every recording Reece made under his own name between and , on both sides of the Atlantic, together with performances made in collaboration with the great multi-instrumentalist Victor Feldman and as a member of the New Jazz Group.
The leader's distinctive playing and composing - mixing early elements of exotic world music and pure Hard Bop - are complemented by a whole phalanx of modern jazz talent including saxophonists Hank Mobley, Joe Farrell, Tubby Hayes and Ronnie Scott, fellow trumpeter Donald Byrd, pianist Wynton Kelly and the legendary drummers Art Taylor and Phil Seamen.
This release also features a comprehensive booklet essay by noted jazz saxophonist and writer Simon Spillett. They are based in Switzerland where American flute wizard Robert Dick now lives. Both Robert and Christy have done their great tributes to Jimi Hendrix, an inspiration and common bond for these two virtuosos. Both of these fine players continue to dip into the wide palette of sounds that Hendrix help invent some 30 years ago, always expanding on the old psychedelic sounds and bringing them into the present.
Both the guitar and flutes constantly challenge one another as well as the drummer into leaps through the fire, hairpin turns and an ever changing kaleidoscope of sounds. On "Cerulean Blues," the trio due a fine job of getting an oriental sound, by bending their tones into a different area. It is a challenge for the listener as well, as pieces constantly shift from one genre or texture to another, we too must often shift gears to keep up with the ever-changing scenery.
The pace actually slows down at times, and there are quite a few melodic inventions to behold also! A most impressive collection of pieces for the adventurous amongst us. Each musician composes three pieces and there is a great deal of inspired improv as well.
Since all three of these strong players have such diverse backgrounds and tastes, they cover a great deal of territory or genres. The first tune "Hopscotch" is a funky thing with some wah-wah guitar, but no bass - an odd but nifty way to begin. Robert seems to be speaking along with his flute on "Crinkum-Crankum" which is another strange fractured piece, difficult to tell where it will end up. Christy's "Der Grune Heinrich" has an enchanting and moody melody which rocks in a quaint sort-of way - the guitar is quick and busy yet still remains subdued while the flute creates swirling clouds on top.
Steve's "Headjoint" features Robert's new slide-flute which has Robert bending these notes in all kinds of odd ways while the guitar and drums both play dreamy slightly twisted accompaniment. Most of us know what a whammy bar is - you know that metal bars attached to an electric guitar that one pushes or pulls on the bend notes - Jimi Hendrix was a master of it.
The next track is called "Whammy Bar" and it is another funky sort-of tune, with Christy playing more laid back Hendrix-like bent notes. The final tune is Christy's "Three Characters" which has the guitar and flute playing some odd notes together and then around each other. The guitar finally explodes with flashes of thin yet twisted notes super-quick in spots.
This engaging trio has been scheduled to tour here on more than one occasion, but still has yet to do it - we can only hope that they finally do - meanwhile check out this inspired work - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG. Flashes Of Light, composed in , connects the classical concept of a concerto with a provocatively unusual sound, made possible by the combination of brass and percussion instruments with four pianos.
Historically, writings for multiple pianos have been very rare i. Haas, Reich, Spahlinger, Wyschnegradsky , and always originate from the composers's specific intent or stylistic concept. Yet, despite existing within this atypical ensemble, the piano maintains its usual idiomatic character as it has absorbed three centuries of musical development.
The piano section appears as a homogeneous body and presents a wide variety of musical possibilities, ranging anywhere from the lyrical cantilena to intense percussive passages. All individual instrumental parts are very demanding and their relative importance to the ensemble as a whole is well balanced.
However, at the center of the composition is the first solo trumpet. Commissioned by the prestigious organizations in Europe and America, his works have been performed in nearly 30 countries. The story is more than the sum of its facts. Mysteries may very well lurk here or there along the way. What keeps the final two founder members going after all this time?
Do Morten Gass and Robin Rodenberg have skeletons locked in their closets? How dearly we would we love to know the answer to that one, alas the most beautiful puzzles tend to remain unsolved. Strange as it may seem, there is a uniform consistency to their reception. Whatever the band does, critiques are unfailingly positive, yet repetitious.
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