lunes, 29 de septiembre de 2014

Eric-Maria Couturier / Henri Roger / Emmanuelle Somer / Bruno Tocanne - Parce Que! (2014)

The idea of this collective improvisations album around Pierre SOULAGES' "Outrenoir" came by playing primarily with bass piano arpeggios and a series of held notes, causing dense harmonic and deep sound ("Immatière"). Henri ROGER invited Eric-Maria COUTURIER (Cello), Emmanuelle SOMER (English horn, oboe, bass clarinet & saxophone) and Bruno TOCANNE (Drums), to VISIT and experience these paintings on the Internet then join his piano sounds by bringing their own nuances and reflections for a recording session at Studio 26 in Antibes, November 18, 2013. Interacting with this idea and music, artist Anne PESCE created the album cover. Mixing by Maïkôl SEMINATORE at The Border Studio, February 2014. Mastering: Marwan DANOUN at Studio Galaxy. "Why black ? The only response, including reasons unknown, lurking in darkest of ourselves and the powers of the painting is: "Because !" ("Parce Que !" in French ), according to Pierre SOULAGES in 1986.

James JOHNSON-SWEENEY, directeur du musée Guggenheim à New York de 1952 à 1960, a déclaré que "Une peinture de Pierre SOULAGES, ça n'est pas une mélodie, c'est l'accord plaqué sur le clavier et tenu.". L'idée de "Parce Que !", cet album d'improvisations collectives autour de la période "Outrenoir" ddu peintre, est venue en jouant principalement avec les graves du piano sur des arpèges et des séries de notes tenues, provoquant une "immatière" harmonique dense et profonde. Henri ROGER a invité Eric-Maria COUTURIER (Violoncelle), Emmanuelle SOMER (Cor anglais, hautbois, clarinette-basse & saxophone) et Bruno TOCANNE (Batterie) à visiter et ressentir ces tableaux sur Internet. Puis à se joindre à ses sons de piano en y apportant leurs propres nuances et reflets pendant une journée au Studio 26, à Antibes, le 18 novembre 2013. En interaction avec cette idée et la musique, l'artiste Anne PESCE a crée la pochette de l'album. Pourquoi noir ? La seule réponse, incluant les raisons ignorées, tapies au plus obscur de nous-mêmes et des pouvoirs de la peinture, c'est "Parce que !", Pierre SOULAGES en 1986.

Eric-Maria Couturier : cello
Emmanuelle Somer : english horn, oboe
Henri Roger : piano 
Bruno Tocanne : drums

1. Traces ouate
2. Coulures apprences
3. Signe banquise
4. Ratures brumes
5. Griffures du fond

"Hearing is Everything" Peter Watkins


Pat Metheny Group - We Live Here (1995)

The Pat Metheny Group reconvened in 1995 to release the album We Live Here, six years after their previous studio album. Following the release of the album, the group embarked on a world tour during which this concert was filmed in Japan. Many of the tracks from the We Live Here album are included along with others from their various eighties albums. This was the first of a set of three (Quartet, 1996 and Imaginary Day, 1997) that the band referred to as the “triptych.”

The full line-up for this show boasted the talents of Pat Metheny (guitar, guitar synths); Lyle Mays (piano, keyboards); Steve Rodby (acoustic & electric bass); Paul Wertico (drums); David Blamires (vocal, various instruments); Mark Ledford (vocals, various instruments); Armando Marcal (percussion). Included in the DVD are short interview segments with the band members inserted between some of the songs which give an insight into the creation of the album and life on the tour.

1.- Here To Stay
2.- And Then I Knew
3.- The Girls Next Door
4.- To The End Of The World
5.- We Live Here
6.- Episode d’Azur
7.- Something To Remind You
8.- Red Sky
9.- Stranger In Town

Pat Metheny: guitars, guitar synths
Lyle Mays: piano, keyboards
Steve Rodby: acoustic and electric basses
Paul Wertico: drums
David Blamires: vocals
Mark Ledford: vocals,whistling, flugelhorn, trumpet
Luis Conte: percusion

Recorded at Hit Factory, NYC 1994


Tommy Igoe - The Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy (2014)

The debut release from Tommy Igoe and the Groove Conspiracy- a 14-piece supergroup based in San Francisco. The TIGC is your personal playlist, creating gasp-inducing surprises that only top-shelf musicians can bring. Once you hear the TIGC, you’ll never think about music the same way again. They are fearless rule breakers, but not just for the sake of it. But because they believe that by pushing the limits, they can provoke people into opening their minds. Their unmatched experience across stage, studio & classroom gives them vast reserves to tap into so they can deliver a performance that defies convention. The TIGC shatters people’s perceptions about music. Their mind-blowing performances every Tuesday at the legendary Yoshi’s Jazz Club leave novices and hardcore fans alike wanting more.

Featuring Guest Conspirers: Randy Brecker, James Genus, Michael League from Snarky Puppy, Drew Zingg, Karl Perazzo and Kenny Washington.

Tommy Igoe: drums, programming
Dewayne Pate: bass
Colin Hogan: piano
Drew Zingg: guitar
Louis Fasman: trumpet, flugelhorn
Steffen Kuehn: trumpet, flugelhorn
Dave Len Scott: trumpet, flugelhorn
Nick Ciardelli: trumpet, flugelhorn
John Gove: trombone
Jeanne Geiger: trombone
Mike Rinta: bass trombone
Marc Russo: alto saxophone, soprano saxophone
Tom Politzer: tenor saxophone
Alex Murzyn: tenor saxophone, alto saxophone
Aaron Lington: baritone saxophone

Randy Brecker: trumpet (9)
Kenny Washington: vocals
James Genus: bass (1)
Michael League: bass (10)
Karl Perazzo: Latin pecussion (8, 10)
Scott Kettner: Brazilian percussion (5, 7)

01. Mercy Mercy
02. Friday Night At the Cadillac Club
03. Jazz Crimes
04. Let the Good Times Roll
05. Aquele Um
06. Jessica's Day
07. Caprichosos De La Habana
08. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
09. Plan B
10. Quarter Master

"Hearing is Everything" Peter Watkins


Hank Mobley - Roll Call (1960)

1.-  Roll Call
2.-  My Groove Your Move
3.-  Take You Pick
4.-  A Baptist Beat
5.-  The More I See You

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet
Hank Mobley, tenor sax
Wynton  Kelly. Piano
Paul Chambers, bass
Art Blakey, drums

Recorded  at the Van Gelder Studio, New Jersey on November 13, 1960