Saturday, April 2, 2016

Sebastian Noelle - Shelter (2016)

Guitarist and composer Sebastian Noelle has been an active member of New York City’s multi-faceted creative music scene since 2002, performing at venues such as 55 Bar, Cornelia Street Café, The Blue Note, Jazz Gallery, Iridium, Merkin Hall, Tea Lounge, The Knitting Factory and the Jazz Standard. He has released three CDs on the European FreshSound-NewTalent label: “Across The River” (2006), featuring Donny McCaslin, Ben Street and Ari Hoenig, “Koan” (2011), with Loren Stillman, George Colligan, Thomson Kneeland and Tony Moreno, and “Shelter” (2016), with Marc Mommaas, Matt Mitchell, Matt Clohesy and Dan Weiss. Noelle is exploring new ways in improvisation using microtones, ragas and rhythms from the Balkans and the Middle East.

Noelle has played at numerous prestigious jazz festivals such as Newport, North Sea, Montreux and Moers, and has toured extensively in the US, Europe, Canada, Brazil and Japan.

He is a member of Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society (2010 and 2014 Grammy nominations, 2013 Downbeat winner in the big band category), the Aaron Irwin Quintet (featuring Rich Perry), The Chris Potter Big Band, Ben Stapp’s Zosimos, Jeff Fairbanks’ Project Hansori, the world music/minimalism ensemble Anicha, Joe Phillip’s Numinous, the New York Soundpainting Orchestra, ZAHA, the BMI Composer’s Workshop Orchestra, conducted by Jim McNeely, Hindustani clarinetist Shankar Tucker and various other NY based groups.

Sebastian Noelle (guitar)
Marc Mommaas (tenor sax)
Matt Mitchell (piano)
Matt Clohesy (bass)
Dan Weiss (drums)

01. Seven Up 8:34
02. Home in a Strange Land 6:33
03. Another Spring 7:01
04. Rolling With The Punches 9:12
05. Day Off 6:05
06. Unlikely Heroes 5:58
07. Mirror Lake 7:30
08. Ahir Bhairav 6:49
09. Naphta Vs. Settembrini 4:21
10. You'll Never Know

Total time: 67:00 min. approx.

Recorded by John Davis at the Bunker Studio, Brooklyn, New York, September 9, 2015

Mixed & mastered by Katsuhiko Nato at Avatar Studios in New York
Cover design: Marc Mommaas & Sebastian Noelle
Painting by Danijel Zezelj
Inside photo: Ting Liu

Produced by Sebastian Noelle

Executive producer: Jordi Pujol