sábado, 10 de enero de 2015

Juan Pablo Carletti - Niño​/​Brujo (2015)

Gab's Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆      

Juan Pablo Carletti was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He grew up in a musical environment in which his father played percussion, and was instantly drawn to the drums. As he performed with a variety of bands, he focused mainly on improvised music and playing mainstream jazz. He began working with his own projects, and created a small label dedicated to new music. In 2005, Juan traveled to New York City and played with the David Haney Group at Cornelia Street Cafe. This trip was a pivotal turning point in his life, as he met influential musicians such as Mat Maneri, Tony Malaby, Mark Helias and Tom Rainey. One year later, he officially moved to America to continue his musical journey. Juan approaches playing in unique ways, influenced by different styles of music, especially the music created in the avant-garde scene in New York City in the last decades. Using mallets, hands, different sticks and extended techniques on drums, Juan illustrates how drums can be a rhythmic instrument as well as a palette of sounds. His teaching experiences have played a key role in transforming his rhythmic visions. Juan played with Tony Malaby, Andrew Cyrille, Daniel Levin, Mat Maneri, Chris Hoffman, Angelica Sanchez, Kris Davis, Michael Attias ,Rob Brown, Roman Filiu, Roman Diaz, Aruan Ortiz and William Parker.

Tenorist Tony Malaby makes some really wonderful sounds here – but the album's actually the brainchild of percussionist Juan Pablo Carletti – who composed all the tracks on the set! Malaby continues his wonderful sense of tone and texture here – blowing slow notes sometimes, which unfold like dark sonic flowers – mixed with lighter, tuneful passages that almost have a classic modern tenor quality – a space that seems to range from Rollins to Brotzmann, depending on the needs of the moment. Carletti plays drums, glockenspiel, and melodica – and Christopher Hoffman adds some especially great cello – which is often played at the lower, darker range of its spectrum, as a key component of the trio. Titles include "Lateral Thinking", "El Brujo", "Miranda", "Ballerina", and "Jose".

1. Miranda 06:39
2. Folkus 05:05
3. Ballerina 05:19
4. Lateral Thinking (for Edward DeBono) 13:03
5. Orange 06:20
6. José 03:00
7. El Brujo 02:21
Tony Malaby, tenor sax
Christopher Hoffman, cello
Juan Pablo Carletti, drums, glockenspiel, melodica and compositions

"Master your instrument, master the music 
& then forget all that & just play."
 - Charlie Parker -



Windkracht 7 - Drifts (2014)

Source: Jazzenzo
Label: Mainland Records
Gab's Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆     

Windkracht 7 is a dynamic band, thriving on the boundless energy of adventurous young Dutch jazz musicians. They can sound like a rockband, fierce as a bigband and at times whisper like an orchestra – yes, even like a string ensemble.
Windkracht 7 is a young septet with an extraordinary line-up. Floris van der Vlugt, Reinier Baas, Morris Kliphuis, Robbert Scherpenisse, Jamie Peet, Katharina Thomsen en Mark Haanstra. A vivacious group of seven very strong musical personalities, with equal room for collectivity and their individual voices.

Windkracht 7 performs original compositions by Van der Vlugt and other band members. Their music is accessible, filmic and expressive. An important aspect is the duality between the warm orchestral sound of the four horns and the grinding rhythm section.

"Winkdkracht 7 moves cleverly through many styles, like (free)jazz, rock, (contemporary)classical or film music. But above all they are a willful and dynamic band, thriving on the boundless energy of adventurous young musicians in the Dutch jazz scene. They can sound like a rock band, fierce as a big band and at times whisper like an orchestra – yes, even like a string ensemble."  

1. Sticks & Stones 05:17
2. Four to Go 05:14
3. Drifts 06:01
4. Uda Watte 04:55
5. Quarrelling 06:51
6. Ithaka 08:29
7. Retreat 07:21
8. Blue Headphones 07:40

Floris van der Vlugt, soprano & alto saxophone
Robbert Scherpenisse, flugelhorn & trumpet
Morris Kliphuis, french horn
Katharina Thomsen, bass clarinet
Reinier Baas, guitar
Mark Haanstra, bass guitar
Jamie Peet, drums  

"Master your instrument, master the music 
& then forget all that & just play."
 - Charlie Parker -


Bobby Timmons - This Here Is Bobby Timmons (1960)

1. This Here
2. Moanin’
3. Lush Life
4. The Party’s Over
5. Prelude To A Kiss
6. Dat Dere
7. My Funny Valentine
8. Come Rain Or Come Shine
9. Joy Ride

Bobby Timmons, piano
Sam Jones, bass
Jimmy Cobb, drums

Recorded en New York, January 13 and 14 1960