miércoles, 26 de octubre de 2016

SKNAIL - Newsletter October / November 2016



SKNAIL played a glitch jazz concert / performance September 23rd 2016 at Klub Attack in Zagreb (Croatia) during FUBAR glitch art Expo, linking up with 3 Croatian jazzmen especially for the occasion. Here's the video presentation









Ozma - Welcome Home (CRISTAL RECORDS 2016)



"Depuis leurs débuts, OZMA nous fait voyager. On pense à un Coltrane invité en guest d’un Rage Against The Machine, à un Ray Anderson "jamant" avec Radiohead, ou encore à un Frisell s’accoquinant aux meilleurs fanfares de la Nouvelle Orléans. Car l’improbable est l’essence d’OZMA ; une mixture généreuse, créative, jubilatoire, excitante et surtout aventureuse, risquée et captivante, autant pour les connaisseurs avisés que les néophytes curieux. (www.muvdb.com) 

A la plume, le batteur Stéphane Scharlé et le bassiste Edouard Séro-Guillaume livrent des mélodies serrées et nerveuses auxquelles font échos des hymnes pop et des grooves redoutables. De leurs partitions aux formes riches s’échappent des improvisations en duo, trio ou en tutti, habitées des feulements sauvages du trombone de Guillaume Nuss et du saxophone de Julien Soro, des confidences soufflées par la guitare de Tam de Villiers, le tout pulsé par un réacteur à groove, ce basse - batterie complice de dix ans de tournées à travers le monde. 

Par moments apaisants, par moments puissants, ces cinq jazzmen chevronnés mettent leurs sens du drame et du timing au service d’une musique neuve et narrative. Oscillant entre risque et tradition, entre culot et amour du son, OZMA présente un 5ème album très revigorant.


01 - Krefeld Mon Amour * 4'40

02 - Magnus Effect ** 5'40

03 - Electric Lament * 3'46

04 - Concerto For Sharks ** 6'16

05 - Cashmere Weekend * 6'05

06 - Goldi Boldi * 4'06

07 - Flat Tire At Durban Market ** 4'58

08 - My Favorite Regret ** 6'34

09 - He Saved The Girl (Once Again) ** 3'47

10 - Cousin Howard ** 5'35



TOTAL / 51’27

*  Composed par Stéphane Scharlé

** Composed par Édouard Séro-Guillaume

Tam de Villiers: guitar
Julien Soro: saxophone
Guillaume Nuss: trombone
Stéphane Scharlé: drums
Edouard Séro-Guillaume: electric bass

CONCERTS

01 Novembre 2016 OZMA quintet / B-Flat / Berlin "Welcome Home" release party (Allemagne) 
04 Novembre 2016 OZMA quintet / Die Pumpe / Kiel (Allemagne) 
08 Novembre 2016 OZMA quintet / Altes Pfandhaus / Köln (Allemagne) 
13 Novembre 2016 OZMA quintet / Brotfabrik / Bonn (Allemagne) 
15 Novembre 2016 OZMA quintet / Jazzdor Festival / Strasbourg "Welcome Home" release party (67) 
13 Décembre 2016 OZMA quintet / New Morning / Paris "Welcome Home" release party (75) 
26 Février 2017 OZMA quintet / Abbaye de Neumunster résidence (Luxembourg) 
01 Mars 2016 OZMA quintet / Abbaye de Neumunster "Welcome Home" release party (Luxembourg)




Monash Art Ensemble - Histories (JAZZHEAD RECORDS 2016)



"Histories. For each of us they represent narratives within which we find navigable timelines, chains of causation, explanations. Sometimes teleologies, sometimes songlines, they represent attempts to structure time and place, identity, and to imagine destiny. What history is not is a single truth. Andrew Harrison's piece in this collection memorialises his grandfather's traumatic experiences in the trenches of Flanders in 1916-18. Mary Finsterer has us gaze down from a great height. Eugene Ball intrudes into his own strange and magical sound world, and Joseph O'Connor brings worlds of notation and improvisation into a nuanced dialogue. Narrative, dialectic, panorama and testimony are all represented in this collection of Histories." Paul Grabowsky

Track 1 - Aerea

John Rodgers, violin
Tristram Williams, C trumpet
Niran Dasika, Bb trumpet
Jordan Murray, trombone
Lachlan Davidson, soprano saxophone
Robert Burke, soprano saxophone
Stephen Byth, alto saxophone
Paul Cornelius, tenor saxophone
Jack Beeche, baritone saxophone
David Griffiths, bass clarinet
Jonathan Skourletos, guitar
Anthony Barnhill, piano / celeste
Dennis Vaughan, bass with extension
Peter Neville, percussion
Robert Mercer, drums

Track 2 - Intrusions

Lizzy Welsh, violin
Eugene Ball, trumpet
Niran Dasika, trumpet
James MacAulay, trombone
David Griffiths, clarinet / bass clarinet
Paul Cornelius, tenor saxophone
Lachlan Davidson, flute / alto flute / alto saxophone / piccolo
Mirko Guerrini, alto saxophone
Jonathan Skourletos, guitar
Joe O’Connor, piano
Marty Holoubek, double bass
Peter Neville, percussion
Niko Schauble, drums

Track 3 - Gassed Shell (Severe)

Tony Hicks, clarinet
Lachlan Davidson, alto saxophone
Paul Cornelius, tenor saxophone
Jack Beeche, tenor saxophone
Robert Burke, bass clarinet
Mirko Guerrini, baritone saxophone
Tom Sly, trumpet
Niran Dasika, trumpet
Jordan Murray, trombone
Matthias Schack-Arnott, percussion
Lizzy Welsh, violin
Dimity Shepherd, voice
Craig Fermanis, guitar
Joe O’Connor, piano
Philip Rex, double bass
Kieran Rafferty, drums

Track 4 - Confluence

Lizzy Welsh, violin
Lachlan Davidson, flute
Tony Hicks, clarinet
Jack Beeche, clarinet
Paul Cornelius, saxophone
Robert Burke, bass clarinet
Tom Sly, trumpet
Niran Dasika, trumpet
Jordan Murray, trombone
Craig Fermanis, guitar
Joe O’Connor, piano
Philip Rex, double bass
Matthias Schack-Arnott, percussion
Kieran Rafferty, drums

Recorded at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music Auditorium, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Ross Cockle.

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Playlist for Tom Ossana / Dane Brewer – The Thin Edge – October 26, 2016 MST 7:00 to 9:00p.m.


http://www.kzmu.org/listen.m3u ~ Use this link to access the show online.



Franco Piccinno - Migrations (AUAND RECORDS 2016)



Il pianista Franco Piccinno sulle infinite strade di Migrations
Sound mainstream e un solido interplay per il lavoro in trio 
con Aldo Vigorito (contrabbasso) e Giuseppe La Pusata (batteria)
che segna il debutto nella Piano Series di casa Auand
Cittadino del mondo e sempre a suo agio con il dialogo e il confronto, il pianista Franco Piccinno fa il suo esordio nella Piano Series di casa Auand con un l’album “Migrations”, alla testa di un trio che schiera Aldo Vigorito al contrabbasso e Giuseppe La Pusata alla batteria. 

Le danze frenetiche di ‘Late Night Joke’ e la leggerezza solare di ‘Lido’, entrambe composte da Piccinno come la maggior parte delle tracce, sono due cartoline da un viaggio a bordo di idee melodiche che arrivano da ogni parte del pianeta, accarezzate da sfumature timbriche che di volta in volta colorano gli avventurosi percorsi e gli incroci di Migrations. Su tutto, un forte senso dello swing che i tre musicisti hanno maturato sia insieme che in altre esperienze.


Quasi a distaccarsi dal contesto, la traccia che dà il titolo all’album è un volo in solitaria, una sorta di riflessione malinconica sulla distanza e le mille dimore toccate in una vita di continua ricerca, come quella che lo stesso pianista ha condotto negli ultimi quindici anni, dalla provincia di Napoli fino a metropoli come Londra, Parigi e Barcellona. «Pur dando il titolo al disco, questo brano non racchiude l'essenza stilistica del progetto – spiega Piccinno – bensì rappresenta l'esatto contrario, a testimonianza del desiderio di percorrere un sentiero distinto, un desiderio di evasione, nondimeno espresso in maniera del tutto discreta, a tratti intimista».

Ma è nell’interplay che il lavoro mette in evidenza i suoi punti forti, grazie anche a un rapporto consolidato negli anni: pur mantenendo l’intero quadro sonoro su un territorio molto vicino al mainstream, il trio si diverte a riprendere una gemma del jazz contemporaneo come “Four Winds” di Dave Holland, che si sviluppa in un crescendo senza tregua. 

Dopo una serie di dischi per piano solo, collaborazioni con artisti italiani ed internazionali e incisioni in formazioni europee più o meno estese, Piccinno arriva così al suo debutto in casa Auand.

1 Smoothie
2 Late Night Joke
3 Esperame en el cielo
4 Lido
5 Migrations
6 Delice
7 Four Winds
8 Scalinatella

Franco Piccinno piano
Aldo Vigorito double bass
Giuseppe La Pusata drums

Produced by Marco Valente
Executive Producer: Marco Valente
Recording: Officina Musicale, Castellana Grotte (BA) – Italy
Engineer: Giuseppe Saponari & GiuseppeMariani
Cover Photo: Francesco Cusa