jueves, 3 de diciembre de 2015

Hayden Powell - Circadian Rhythm & Blues (2015) 2 CD

Britsh-born trumpet player living in Oslo, Norway. Currently leading his own trio besides freelancing. Powell studied jazz at the conservatories in Trondheim and Oslo and released his debut album, The Attic, in 2011. He's since released two more: Roots and Stems in 2013 and his latest album Circadian Rhythm & Blues in 2015.

CD 1

01. Reveille
02. Truffles
03. Cobalt
04. Homework
05. The Cat’s Idea
06. Mascot
07. Guardian
08. Late Night Politics

CD 2

01. Suddenly Alone
02. Pepper-Upper
03. Red Sky at Night
04. Continuum
05. Crosswind
06. Sleepless
07. Cantillation
08. Ville de Montréal
09. Water Song
10. Cat in a Box
11. Wakeup Call (remix)


Hayden Powell – trumpet
Eyolf Dale – piano
Jo Skaansar – bass

Vol. 2

Hayden Powell – trumpet & firebird


Metrinova - Vol.1 (2015)

Source: Soda Acústic
Label: Underpool 

“Metrinova es el juego que nos hubiera gustado tener cuando éramos pequeños. Ese laboratorio inofensivo donde puedes probar a ver qué pasa cuando mezclas un poco del compás de toda la vida con una pizca de algo que no sabes muy bien qué es… después, poco a poco, a golpe de balanza, cálculo e imaginación, del humo que sale y las manchas que quedan en la mesa después de jugar, te inventas historias que se han contado mil veces pero que seguramente es la primera vez que explican así…”.
Acompañado por Dani Comas, Lucas Martinez y Marc Cuevas, Ildefonso Alonso presenta su primer disco “Metrinova Vol. 1” bajo el sello Underpool Records. Una recopilación de siete composiciones que pendula entre la mirada a la tradición del jazz y la pasión por investigar formas rítmicas poco habituales.
La interpretación enconada de estos cuatro músicos da vida a unas piezas de carácter excepcional y llenas de connotaciones extramusicales.
De la grabación ha tenido cuidado en Joan Pons, que ha dejado la huella del Teatro de Cal Eril, la maquinaria analógica y su particular forma de mezclar y entender el proceso de grabación.

1. Ten & Changes 05:12
2. Els Pòtols Rítmics 05:37
3. Responsorial 06:16
4. Temptatònica 05:31
5. Encaranació 04:43
6. Xpress 02:47
7. Càntic 08:17

Ildefons Alonso - Bateria i composicions
Dani Comas - Guitarra
Lucas Martínez - Saxo Tenor
Marc Cuevas - Contrabaix 



Nicolas Viccaro - Intensions (2015)

Au départ, une passion, une envie et un besoin de faire passer la musique dans son plus simple apareil ou par la subtile complexité des émotions. Les INTENTIONS parfois pleines de TENSIONS mais toujours INTENSES, sont le moteur même de la vision artistique de Nicolas Viccaro. 
Le thème de l'universalité de la musique est souvent abordé, mais Nicolas met donc un point d'honneur sur l'importance de l'INTENTION, devant être la source même d'une interprétation, d'une composition ou juste de l'exécution d'une note ou d'un coup choisi...
Apres de nombreuses collaborations en France et à l'international avec certains des plus grands musiciens de Jazz, de Pop ou même de Rock comme Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Bireli Lagrene, Jacky Terrasson, KT Tunstall, Sixun ou encore Mike Mainieri, c’est à travers ce 1er album en son nom que le jeune batteur virtuose concrétise ces grandes rencontres musicales et humaines. 
Bill EVANS, Étienne MBAPPÉ, Nguyên LÊ, Alfio ORIGLIO, Stéphane GUILLAUME, Dominique DI PIAZZA, Jérôme REGARD, Grégory PRIVAT, Olivier LOUVEL, Fred DUPONT, Marc BERTHOUMIEUX, Anthony JAMBON ou encore la talentueuse chanteuse HYLEEN sont les personnes qu'a choisies Nicolas pour s'entourer et faire passer son message. 
Un magnifique Line Up au service de la musique... Tout simplement.

Nestor Gimenez - Why Not? (2015)

Source: Cdbaby
Label: Self Released

The music of Néstor Giménez has to do with his jazz background, but it's not jazz. It has to do with his rock background, but it's not rock.
'Why not?' is the first album of Néstor Giménez where he puts together musicians from the catalonian scene with musicians from the dutch scene to reach a point in common between composition and improvisation, between rock and jazz, between Barcelona and Amsterdam.

1st Prize Silesian Jazz Composition Contest!! 

1. Why Not?
2. My Friend Marco
3. Fear Is No Big Deal
4. My Quiet Peace
5. La Dansa Dels Pingüins
6. Hair Issue
7. Hip Stride
8. This Should Have Been for Clara
9. Small Piece for Reinier

Maarten Hogenhuis, alto sax
Reinier Baas, guitar
Néstor Giménez, piano
Thomas Rolff, acoustic bass
Joan Terol, drums



Svein Rikard Mathisen - Copenhagen Diaries (2015)

Svein Rikard about «Copenhagen Diaries»:

The compositions are nurtured by complex rhythms and harmonic structures. A result of how I hear music, both at present and also signifying the future direction of my music.  This is my debut-album and as such,  it is a physical statement of a an ongoing creative process.  The road towards the finisehd product has been long, but finding the right musicians has been decisive in making the music and the improvisations as fluid as it is. 

The compositions were created in the twilight zone where curiousity meets nightmares and "angst" meets coffein!

The music on "Copenhagen Diaries" was written between 2010 and 1014 and represents my  experiences achieved during 5 years in Copenhagen.

1. Obstruction
2. Who broke the bat?
3. Pheasant cookin´
4. Nightmares 
5. Hedmark 
6. Vanity
7. A moon on a sunny day
8. New beginnings
9. I guess seeing one more episode won´t hurt anyone

Svein Rikard Mathisen - guitar
William Larsson - piano
Paul Hinz - bass
Andreas Fryland - drums


Emil Savery - Freerider (2015)

I am a pianist, Hammond organist and composer based in Copenhagen. The intention behind my music is to spread happiness. I've had music in my head since I was a child, long before I could even play. I've always hoped that by learning how to play, I could make people happy. Besides from that, I believe the music speaks for itself.

1. Sir Johnny W. Freshfucker
2. Don't Mention the War
3. Theme in Search of a Movie
4. Joybeat (The Hit)
5. Letting Go (Part 1)
6. Letting Go (Part 2)
7. Letting Go (Part 3)

Erik Kimestad (trumpet)
Benjamin Brask (piano)
Andreas Svendsen (drums)
Matthias Petri (double bass)
Emil Savery (Hammond organ)

Sound technicians:
Troels Damgaard Holm
Nikolaj Nielsen

Artwork: Benjamin Brask

Mastering by: Nikolaj Nielsen

Thanks to: Mads Hjorth Sørensen and everyone else on this list


Theo Croker - Afro Physicist (2014)

Theo Croker's third full-length album, the Dee Dee Bridgewater-produced Afro Physicist, is an ambitious, stylistically wide-ranging album that showcases the jazz trumpeter's soulful post-bop chops, sophisticated arranging skills, and adventurous compositional style.

The grandson of the late jazz trumpeter Doc Cheatham and a graduate of Oberlin College, Croker is an accomplished musician with a deep musical reservoir to draw from. Working closely with Bridgewater, with whom he has been performing regularly since 2009, Croker delves into a sound heavily informed by '70s soul-jazz, but which touches upon groove-oriented Latin jazz ("It's Not You, It's Me [But You Didn't Help]"), gargantuan keyboard and electric guitar-heavy jazz-funk ("Realize"), and atmospheric, dream-inducing modal jazz ("Visions," with vibraphonist Stefon Harris). There's also a subtle hip-hop and contemporary R&B influence running throughout most of Afro Physicist, primarily evident in the propulsive funky rhythms of drummer Karriem Riggins. Even on the frenetic, Ornette Coleman-esque "The Fundamentals,"

Croker finds common ground between late-'60s free bop and modern breakbeat dance music. Elsewhere, Croker showcases Bridgewater (a vocal dynamo and journeyman bandleader with a charismatic stage swagger equivalent to Art Blakey's drumming) on several numbers, including a midtempo '70s funk reworking of "Save Your Love for Me" and a Brazilian Carnival-ready take on the Michael Jackson classic "I Can't Help It." Blessed with a fluid, harmonically supple trumpet technique, Croker could easily monopolize the album. However, as evidenced by his collaborations with Bridgewater, Croker is a confident and sympathetic accompanist with an ear for crafting a balanced, powerful group aesthetic.

He's so confident, he even brings on firebrand trumpeter/singer Roy Hargrove (clearly a huge influence on him) for the propulsive, Hargrove-penned contemporary bossa nova fusion number "Roy Allan." It's a bold, open-hearted statement that speaks to Croker's grounded sense of himself, a sense that permeates all of Afro Physicist. Ultimately, however, the palpable synergy and exuberant creative juice flowing between Croker and Bridgewater here are what make Afro Physicist a truly alchemic experience.

01. Alapa (For Doc)
02. Realize
03. It’s Not You It’s Me (But You Didn’t Help)
04. Light Skinned Beauty
05. Wanting Your Love
06. Save Your Love for Me (feat. Dee Dee Bridgewater)
07. Visions (feat. Stefon Harris)
08. The Fundamentals
09. Roy Allan (feat. Roy Hargrove)
10. Moody’s Mood for Love (feat. Dee Dee Bridgewater)
11. I Can’t Help It (feat. Dee Dee Bridgewater)
12. Bo Masekela

Theo Croker: Trumpet
Sullivan Fortner: Hammond B3 Organ, Fender Rhodes
Karriem Riggins: Drums
Michael Bowie: Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass
David Gilmore: Electric Guitar
Luisito Quintero: Percussion
Irwin Hall: Alto Saxophone, Alto Flute
Andrae Murchison: Trombone
Jumaane Smith: Lead Trumpet
Stacy Dillard: Tenor Saxophone
Jason Marshall: Baritone Saxophone
Dee Dee Bridgewater: Vocals
China Moses: Background Vocals
Stefon Harris: Vibraphone
Roy Hargrove: Vocals