JKA Quintet - from the nocturnal Chironian
An intuitive mix of inspiration from the american jazztradition and western european classical music. Sounds something like Charlie Mingus meets Bela Bartok - melodies weaving together is often the main paragraph and the harmonic foundation is sometimes clouded in a dark and dissonant universe, reflecting Chiron’s wounds and inner conflicts. Tonal motives follow Chiron and other characters acting their part in the story and the music – they adapt and change.
Chiron learned to play the lyre by his foster father Apollo and the harmonic, lyrical, poetic/romantic has its place too reflected in Chiron’s love for the river-goddess Chariklo, their daughter Euippe, and Chiron’s insistence on kindness and universal serving love. The music is a sort of 64 mins long chronological suite and every piece has its own strong personal expression. Though some parts are more through-composed than others, there’s always passages for improvisations as an asset for the personal creative unfoldments of the 5 exciting musicians.
Besides being a study of the greek myth, it's also about the philosophy of Plato and Arisotele and the archetypical meaning of the myth in psychology og astrology. Presented in a comprehensive CD-booklet and a double LP-cover, beautifully illustrated with works by danish painter Rithva Landler.
Erik Kimestad – trumpet
Anders Banke – bass clarinet / tenor sax
Soma Allpass – cello
Thomas Præstegaard – drums and cymbals
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