domingo, 8 de mayo de 2016

Sylvie Courvoisier / Mark Feldman / Ikue Mori / Evan Parker - Miller's Tale (2016) INTAKT RECORDS




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Sylvie Courvoisier / Mark Feldman / Ikue Mori / Evan Parker - Miller's Tale (2016)


Miller's Tale is the high point of the collaboration of the distinctive musicians Sylvie Courvoisier, Mark Feldmann, Evan Parker and Ikue Mori. In September 2015, they recorded the fully improvised pieces for this album. The album's track sequencing of first four whole group pieces followed by five duo pieces offer multifaced aural impressions and a rich listening experience. Henning Bolte writes in the liner notes: "Our ears usually first adhere to the known, the familiar.

But they 'squint' to something thrilling, to beautifully disturbing things, something extra to enjoy as listeners. Its attractiveness is strongly related to the quality of the known/unknown interweaving in the music. The sensible pleasure of the four musicians in Miller's Tale offers numerous arousing moments to personally connect with the music."


Miller's Tale ist die Krönung einer im Jahre 2014 anlässlich einer einwöchigen New Yorker Residenz von Evan Parker in The Stone begonnenen Kollaboration der vier MusikerInnen Sylvie Courvoisier, Mark Feldmann, Evan Parker und Ikue Mori. Im September 2015 begaben sich die vier begnadeten Improvisatoren ins Studio und spielten die in Jetztzeit geschaffenen Stücke des vorliegenden Albums ein, dessen Anordnung mit vier Stücken im Quartett, gefolgt von fünf Duos facettenreiche Höreindrücke ermöglicht. 

Henning Bolte schreibt in den Liner Notes: " Unser Ohr hält sich in der Regel zuerst ans Bekannte, Vertraute. Es 'schielt' aber immer auch auf Spannungsmomente, auf schön Verstörendes etc. – das gewisse Extra zur Ergötzung des Zuhörers. Dessen Reiz steigt mit der Qualität und Rafinesse des Wechsels und Verflechtung von Bekannt/Unbekannt im Spiel der Musiker. Das merkbar lustvolle Spiel der vier MusikInnen in Miller's Tale bietet ZuhörerInnen herrliche Reizmomente."

Sylvie Courvoisier: Piano
Mark Feldman: Violin
Evan Parker: Soprano & Tenor Saxophone
Ikue Mori: Electronics

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1. Death of a Salesman (Courvoisier-Feldman-Mori-Parker) 7:57
2. A View from the Bridge (Courvoisier-Feldman-Mori-Parker) 6:30
3. The American Dream (Courvoisier-Feldman-Mori-Parker) 13:30
4. Up from Paradise (Courvoisier-Feldman-Mori-Parker) 8:03
5. Riding on a Smile and a Shoeshine (Feldman-Mori) 6:13
6. Playing for Time (Courvoisier-Parker) 4:47
7. The Reason Why (Feldman-Parker) 5:01
8. Nothing's Planted (Mori-Parker) 3:41
9. A Fountain Pen (Courvoisier-Mori) 3:46 
Total Time 59:36


Music by Sylvie Courvoisier (SUISA), Mark Feldman (SUISA), Ikue Morie (BMI), Evan Parker (PRS/MCPS). 
Recorded at Oktaven Audio in Yonkers, New York, September 21, 2015. Recorded and mixed by Ryan Streber. 
Mastered at Total Sonic Media, Texas, 2016. Engineer: Steve Berson.
Cover art: Mario Del Curto. Graphic design: Jonas Schoder. Band photo: Caroline Mardok. Liner notes: Henning Bolte.
Produced by Sylvie Courvoisier, Mark Feldman and Intakt Records, Patrik Landolt. Published by Intakt Records. 



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Fred Frith Trio - Another Day in Fucking Paradise (2016) INTAKT RECORDS




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Fred Frith Trio - Another Day in Fucking Paradise (2016)


Frith returns to his deep roots in this improvising trio with the classic lineup of guitar, bass and drums. Playful, intimate, and bound together by a dark and delicate interplay, the group reminds us what listening is all about. After a lifetime of experience across almost every field of musical endeavor, Fred stretches out in the company of two stalwarts of the vibrant Bay Area music scene who have their own stories to tell.

Fred Frith writes about his Trio: "When I proposed this trio I had nothing in mind beyond getting together with a couple of formidable musicians who I love and respect and seeing what would happen, which is pretty much the way things go in my world. We played a few gigs many months apart, always had a blast, invited a couple of awesome guests (Lotte Anker and Jessica Lurie) and didn't think much in conceptual or any other terms. It took playing night after night during our European tour of 2015 or some themes to start emerging. I appeared to be channeling some of my earliest rock and roll experiences – jamming with members of Pink Fairies in 1969, a couple of sad weeks in a band with Syd Barrett, and attending Gong and Pink Floyd concerts where I had the chance to absorb the lessons of Daevid Allen and Dave Gilmour. Earlier my electric guitar heroes hadbeen George Harrison and Pete Townsend, and then – as my horizons broadened – Muddy Waters and Sonny Sharrock. McLaughlin's playing in Tony Williams' Lifetime had been a revelation. On tour with the trio these voices all started clamoring for attention, and Jason's stunning ability to wring every-thing there is to be wrung out of an electric bass was as liberating as Jordan's playful, irreverent, and absolute authority. Anything can happen. Really. It's a bloody great feeling. I think this record captures it quite well!"


Fred Frith, der Improvisateur, Komponist und Multi-Instrumentalist, der lachende Aussenseiter zwischen Rock und Jazz, Improvisation und Komposition, kehrt mit seinem aktuellen Trio zurück zu seinen musikalischen Ursprüngen mit der klassischen Besetzung: Gitarre, Bass und Schlagzeug. Verspielt werden frühe Erfahrungen aus der Rock and Roll Zeit verarbeitet und mit Fred Frith's eigenwilliger Spielweise und seinem höchst persönlichen Sound weitergeführt. Nach zahlreichen Konzerten und einer ausgedehnten Trio-Europatournee ging Fred mit seinen beiden Kollegen aus der Bay-Area, dem Bassisten Jason Hoopes und dem Schlagzeuger Jordan Glenn ins Aufnahmestudio. 

Zur Musik schreibt Fred Frith in den Liner notes: "Alles kann passieren. Wirklich. Es ist ein 'bloody great feeling'. Ich glaube, dieses Album drückt dieses Gefühl ziemlich gut aus." Das Gitarrentrio ergänzt die Intakt-Aufnahmen von Fred Frith mit Barry Guy, Katharina Weber, Lotte Anker sowie die beiden Song-Alben mit seiner Band Cosa Brava.

Fred Frith: Electric Guitar, Voice
Jason Hoopes: Electric Bass, Double Bass
Jordan Glenn: Drums, Percussion

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1. The Origin of Marvels 1:30
2. Dance of Delusion 3:08
3. Poor Folly 3:27
4. La Tempesta 2:30
5. Glimmers of Goodbyes 3:26
6. Yard with Lunatics 11:31
7. Only Light and Shadow 6:02
8. The Sleep of Reason 2:19
9. Straw Men 3:40
10. The Deserted Garden 1:25
11. Schlechtes Gewissen 4:28
12. Phantoms of Progress 3:44
13. The Ride Home 1:46 

All Music by Fred Frith Trio. 
Recorded at Sharkbite Studios, Oakland, January 2016. Engineer: Scott Evans. 
Mixed at Guerrilla Recording and mastered at Headless Buddha, Oakland, March 2016. Engineer: Myles Boisen.
Cover art and band photo: Heike Liss. Graphic design: Jonas Schoder.
Produced by Fred Frith and Intakt Records, Patrik Landolt. Published by Intakt Records.

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Barry Guy & Blue Shroud Band - The Blues Shroud (2016) INTAKT RECORDS




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Barry Guy & Blue Shroud Band - The Blues Shroud (2016)


Barry Guy hat nach den grossen Werken für das London Jazz Composers Orchestra und das Barry Guy New Orchestra eine Komposition für ein neues internationales Ensemble geschrieben: für MusikerInnen, die sowohl in der Welt der europäischen Komposition als auch in der aktuellen Improvisationsmusik zu Hause sind. 

Guy's Komposition «The Blue Shroud» ist eine Hommage an Pablo Picassos Bild «Guernica». Sie erinnert an die Opfer des Bombardements, aber auch an die Verhüllung der Guernica-Tapisserie im UN-Sicherheitsrats durch ein blaues Tuch, bevor der US-Außenminister Colin Powell im September 2003 der Welt die Bombardierung und den Einmarsch in den Irak ankündigte. Die Kraft von Picassos «Guernica» versus die Macht der Militärs. 

Barry Guy arbeitet mit Techniken der neuen Musik, der Jazzimprovisation, ebenso wie mit Barockmusik und einem Poem der irischen Schriftstellerin Kerry Hardie. Für die Sängerin Savina Yannatou hat er die Gedichte in ergreifende Songs gefasst. Musika­lische Fragmente von Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber und Johann Sebastian Bach werden in die Komposition aufgenommen und führen zu den für Barry Guy typischen Klangsensibilitäten. 

«Dieses Werk ist die Krönung der langen und vielseitigen Karriere von Barry Guy», schrieb die New Yorker Jazzzeitung «The New York City Jazz Record» nach der Uraufführung des 70-minütigen Orchesterwerks. 


After his great compositions for the London Jazz Composers Orchestra and the Barry Guy New Orchestra, Barry Guy has written a large scale work for a new international ensemble. 

Guy's work The Blue Shroud is an hommage to the painting Guernica by Pablo Picasso. It is for the people of the Spanish town, who were victims of the Nazi German air force bombardment during the Spanish Civil War. Guy also wants us to remember the occasion in 2003, when the Guernica-tapestry at the UN Security Council was obscured by a blue drape as Colin Powell made the case for invading Iraq. The strength of art against the power of the military, government and the media. 

Barry Guy uses the techniques of new music and jazz improvisation, as well as fragments of Baroque music and a poem by Irish writer Kerry Hardie. He has transformed the poem into moving songs for vocalist Savina Yannatou. Fragments of compositions by Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber and J.S. Bach are mingled into Guy's intricate work. 

"The work might just be the crowning achievement in the Englishman's long and varied career", wrote The New York City Jazz Record magazine after the premiere of the 70 minute long masterpiece.




























BARRY GUY Bass, Director
SAVINA YANNATOU Voice 
BEN DWYER Guitar
AGUSTÍ FERNÁNDEZ Piano
MAYA HOMBURGER Violin 
FANNY PACCOUD Viola
PERCY PURSGLOVE Trumpet
TORBEN SNEKKESTAD Soprano Saxophone, Reed Trumpet
MICHAEL NIESEMANN Alto Saxophone, Oboe
PER TEXAS JOHANSSON Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet
JULIUS GABRIEL Baritone Saxophone
MICHEL GODARD Tuba, Serpent
LUCAS NIGGLI Drums, Percussion
RAMÓN LÓPEZ Drums, Percussion

THE BLUE SHROUD 71:25

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01 Prelude (6 : 01)
02 Song 1 (4 : 46)
03 Song 3 (3 : 05)
04 Bull / Mother and Child / Warrior (11 : 23)
05 H. I. F. Biber, "The carrying of the cross" Mystery Sonata IX (2 : 22)
06 "A blinded bird of hope" Song 4 (7 : 38)
07 Bird (8 : 09)
08 H. I. F. Biber, Aria from "Crucifixion" Mystery Sonata X, Song 7 (6 : 51)
09 Light Bearer (6 : 03)
10 Fugitive (6 : 03)
11 J. S. Bach "Agnus Dei" from the b minor mass (8 : 59)

Composition by Barry Guy (PRS/MCPS). 
Recorded October 17, 18, 2015, during the Ad Libitum Festival Warsaw organised
by the Polish Music Council Foundation at the Witold Lutos?awski Concert Studio of
Polish Radio. Festival director: Krzysztof Knittel, Curator: Maciej Karlowski,
Coordination: Joanna Gratkowska. Recording engineers: Jaroslaw Regulski and Zbigniew Kusiak.
Mixed by Jaroslaw Regulski and Zbigniew Kusiak, Warsaw, February 16, 17, 2016,
and by Ferran Conangla, March 15, 16, 2016. Liner notes: Barry Guy, Maciej Karlowski
Photos: Francesca Pfeffer (Portrait Barry Guy), Michelle Ettlin (live at Unerhört-Festival 2015), Krzysztof Machowina (photo of the band, 2015)
Cover art and graphic design: Jonas Schoder. Produced by Barry Guy, Maya Homburger and Intakt Records, Patrik Landolt 


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