martes, 22 de noviembre de 2016

Pedro Neves Trio: “05:21” (CARIMBO PORTA-JAZZ)



By Rui Eduardo Paes / jazz.pt

Por esta altura, o trio de piano jazz já foi reinventado umas quantas vezes, sendo que algumas dessas reinvenções se fizeram sobre outras reinvenções, pelo que não se pode dizer que é um formato estanque – nunca foi. Resulta, aliás, curioso que logo este, um dos poucos que nunca se cristalizaram numa só fórmula, tenha sido objecto de tanta desconstrução e reconstrução. Ao seu segundo tomo, o Pedro Neves Trio vem precisamente situar-se entre fórmulas, como que a dizer que não há verdades absolutas quando se associa um piano, um contrabaixo e uma bateria.

Ainda assim, se o anterior “Ausente” preferiu a poesia, este “05:21” (em se tratando de um disco de jazz, será de presumir que o numerário indica a hora de deitar, não a de levantar) valoriza precisamente aquele factor que nos faz não querer ir para a cama: a agitação. A maior parte dos temas tem um “groove” e uma vertente “funky” mais habituais no jazz eléctrico do que em algo de tão assumidamente acústico como este disco. E no entanto, é uma composição lenta que faz com que nos rendamos aos argumentos expostos, a bela “Yesterday”, sendo curioso que a faixa seguinte, a do título, conote o sentido de beleza antes despertado com a música clássica, não sem que o contrabaixista Miguel Ângelo e o baterista Leandro Leonet lhe acrescentem uma pulsação bem picada. Cá está mais um CD do Norte que dá gosto ouvir…


By Joao Nuno Silva / acertezadamusica.blogspot.com

Conheci o Pedro Neves no Imaxinasons em Vigo! Conhecia desde início do anoo seu primeiro disco de originais “Ausente”, lançado com o carimbo do PortaJazz em 2013.

Como é usual, ao vivo, os temas do trio ganham uma dimensão muito maior do que aquilo que se encontrava no disco. Notou-se uma clara e notória evolução, desde a criação destes temas em Dezembro de 2013 até ao verão de 2016. E fruto dessa experiência constante, que vem engrossar a sapiência do músico, vem este 05:21.


Neste 05:21, lançado no auditório da FEUP no passado dia 6 de outubro, a simbiose entre o piano do Pedro Neves, o contrabaixo do Miguel Ângelo e a bateria do Leandro Leonet resulta que nem ginja. Um disco brilhantemente cozinhado no Inverno, gravado no auditório de Espinho na Primavera e que vê a luz do dia neste Outono quente.

Agradável de escutar a qualquer hora, talvez a noite seja boa companheira desta rodela, que se torna mágica à luz do luar.

Com o crepitar da lareira ao fundo, acompanhada de um bom vinho, o doce trio acompanha o nosso serão de uma forma sublime.


Nota: Muito Bom


“05:21”

1. Going Home 07:01
2. Busy Mind 05:19
3. Yesterday 08:01
4. 05:21 07:25
5. Something Happened Along The Way 05:01
6. Almost There 06:01
7. Time To Go 08:15


Gasteiz Big Band - Radio Radetzky (ORRUA DISKAK 2016)




RADIO RADETZKY (Spanish) 

En su primera época las Big Bands fueron auténticas máquinas de baile y fábricas de hits radiofónicos, conformando su genuino y original carácter. La Gasteiz Big Band reivindica este espíritu y sonido en un contexto contemporáneo. En este disco, como en las antiguas emisiones de radio en onda corta, conviven músicas del Este y del Oeste, del Norte y del Sur, de antes y de ahora, clásicas y modernas, con arreglos convencionales y/o totalmente inesperados. Desenfadado y contundente, “vintage” e innovador a un tiempo, te presentamos Radio Radetzky.

RADIO RADETZKY (English)

In the early days, Big Bands were authentic dance machines & radio hit-makers, conforming it’s genuine & original character. The Gasteiz Big Band claims this same spirit & sound in our contemporary context. In this album, as in the old radio shortwave, coexist musics from East to West, from North to South, from then and now, classics and moderns, with conventional arrangements and/or totally unexpected. Self-assured and forceful, vintage and innovative at the same time, we present you Radio Radetzky.


01. Cut’n’Run 01:49
02. Wonderwall 03:45
03. Get Smart Theme 03:05
04. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy 02:41
05. Life’s Incredible Again 00:58
06. You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me 02:43
07. Big Mama Cass 03:27
08. How Deep Is Your Love 03:15
09. Too Darn Hot 04:31
10. Siboney 03:59
11. Danza Del Sable (Sabre Dance) 03:17
12. Happy 03:55
13. Brooklyn 04:48
14. Radetzky March 03:45
15. All That Jazz 05:22

GBB TEAM: 

Musical Director, Programming, Arrangements (3, 8, 9, 10, 11 ,12, 14): Jimmy Bidaurreta 

Saxophones: Pablo Ramos, Iñigo Fernández, Rodolfo Noriega, Mikel Okariz, Rafa Arenas 

Trumpets: Eneko Varona, Diego Duque, Gorka San Vicente, Ernesto Coca 

Trombons: Raúl Loma, Juanma Sáez, Juanan González Orive, Elías Toledo 

Piano: Laura Ortega 
  
Guitar: Marcio Padoan 

Bass: Eneko Espino 

Percussion: Sergio López de Landatxe 

Drums: Iñaki Alarcia 

Vocals: Virginia de la Casa (6,9,12,15) 

Scratchin´: DJ Loro (4)



Playlist Summary for Tom Ossana: The Thin Edge - November 23, 2016 MST 7:00 to 9:00p.m.


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





David Friesen Circle 3 Trio - Triple Exposure (ORIGIN RECORDS 2016)



"Once in a great while, a musician emerges with such authority and such seemingly effortless originality that his place in the front ranks of his instrument is unquestioned. So it is with David Friesen". NAT HENTOFF


Virtuoso bassist, composer, leader, innovator, talent scout and storyteller, David Friesen offers another of his many gifts in Triple Exposure through the original visual art that graces the cover. David's subtle art work is at one with the spiritual essence, the relaxed precision, and the masterful dynamics the fully collaborative musical adventure of Triple Exposure.

From David's opening eight note vamp, pianist Greg Goebel's handsomely selective melodic lines and Charlie Doggett's graceful drumming on "Whetstone," through the other ten original compositions, the trio employs perfect interplay, truly a family unit with all its genial genes and collaborative cells, a closely linked group that thrives on selfless awareness and mutual compatibility totally at home with one another. 

"Everything the trio plays is colored with a pronounced individuality. The harmonic depth, intense rhythm and subtle interaction they employ mesmerizes an audience." DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE


01. Whetstone 6:17
02. Turn in the Road 5:42
03. Bright Light Sky 4:50
04. Rainbow Song 7:08
05. Side Step 4:36
06. Another Time, Another Place 5:06
07. Right From Wrong 5:08
08. Let It Be Known 5:13
09. Soft As Silk 4:53
10. Everything We Are 4:25
11. Open Country 5:44

DAVID FRIESEN - Hemage bass
GREG GOEBEL - Piano
CHARLIE DOGGETT - drums

Producer: David Friesen 
Executive Producer: David Friesen 
Recorded at Portland Piano, Co. Portland, Oregon September 27-28, 2015 
Mixing: Phoenix, AZ February 4 th 5 th 2016 
Recording and Mixing Engineer: Peter Swann, David Friesen 
Post Production: Dana White/Specialized Mastering, Portland, Oregon February 26 th 2016 
Front and back cover and inside paintings by: David Friesen 
Cover design by John Bishop



Eva Kruse - On the Mo (REDHORN RECORDS & NAXOS 2016)

On her new album ”On the Mo” Eva Kruse created a unique and intriguing quintet sound. ”Mo” stands for ”Moped” and Eva made up the motto ”On the Mo – on the Go” that inspired her to compose the music for this album. ”On the Mo” is more groovy, more dense and more forward-moving as her debut-album ”In Water”. But even now the lyricism in the extraordinary melodies played by oboist Tjadina Wake-Walker and saxophonist Uwe Steinmetz is important in Eva´s music. Together with drummer Eric Schaefer and pianist Christian Jormin she presents a highly energetic but fine-tuned rhythm section. For ”In Water” Eva Kruse won a German grammy as ”bass player of the year 2015”.


01. On the Mo Prelude
02. On the Mo
03. Follow the Bass
04. Out of the Deep
05. In Motion
06. What Do You Say When the Sky Is Grey
07. Staffan var en stalledräng
08. Winterland
09. Stop and Go
10. Freetown
11. Küchen Rock

Eva Kruse, Bass
Tjadina Wake-Walker, Oboe
Uwe Steinmetz, Soprano AND Alto sax
Christian Jormin, Piano
Eric Schaefer Drums

 

Bobby Avey - Inhuman Wilderness (INNER VOICE JAZZ NEW YORK 2016)



For a young musician, Bobby Avey has quickly establishing himself as an emerging voice in the creative music scene. The Guardian describes him as, “a player and musical thinker with an intriguing future,” who The New Yorker asserts “[Avey is] a young pianist of invention and refinement.” In 2011, he won the Thelonious Monk Competition for Composition, following the release of his first album, A New Face , which the New York Times called “A promising debut.”

Inhuman Wilderness , the fifth recording from the esteemed pianist, promises to be a major artistic statement. The release is a multihued tapestry that eloquently portrays the tragedy of man's inhumanity to his fellow man and to nature.

Releasing June 24th, 2016, the album will be Innervoice Jazz ’s second release after pianist Marc Copland’s Zenith. Once again, Avey’s has enlisted longtime bassist Thomson Kneeland and drummer Jordan Perlson to support the underlying framework of his unusual concepts. The trio have almost a decade of playing under their belts. 

Indeed AllAboutJazz.com proclaimed the three, “a strong, intuitive trio.” The fourth voice joining the quartet for Inhuman Wilderness is alto saxophonist John O’Gallagher . Avey met O’Gallagher in 2014 when the two played a gig together in NYC, and it was in that moment Avey knew he had found the final component to complete a new quartet. Avey says “John was simply the best fit for the repertoire. He internalized the music quickly and brought it to life.”

Avey's harmonic palette on this record is decidedly 21stcentury, with rhythmic influences including elements of Balkan folk music and Haitian Vodou drumming. Avey elaborates on his unique range of influences, stating, "Distinct Vodou traditions have been preserved in specific communities for centuries.

Many ceremonies have lots of singing and dancing, and the ensembles have a unique vocabularies; there's a lot to draw from." Each song addresses a different societal ill. For example, “ Rent the Sky ” is about the US drone campaign in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and Afghanistan. “Countless Voices of Unknown People ” is a variation on a point Howard Zinn made throughout his life. The "moments" that enter into the history books have their roots in the actions of many brave people whose names do not enter the canon. 

Moments happen as a result of movements. “ Inhuman Wilderness ,” “ Structural Adjustment ,” and “ Land Theft ” were written as a suite lamenting the tragic state of the human species. “ I Should Have Known No Less ” is a line from Antony and Cleopatra. “When I read,” says Avey, “I often jot down phrases that connect with me. 

That was one of them. It is a combination of many musical ideas I had been carrying around at the time.” Avey admits “ Composure Must Be Rare ” was “the most difficult song I've ever written. I continually shaped it with my trio over the last 6 years until we were finally ready to document it. It was commissioned by my late friend and pianist Eric Doney and was originally a piece for string quartet and piano.”

Since the release of his acclaimed fourth album, Authority Melts From Me , Avey has kept busy. A musician who counts saxophonists Rudresh Mahanthappa and Sam Sadigursky , and composer/bandleader Darcy James Argue among his frequent employers, for the past three years, he has also notably been the pianist in Expansions, the newest group from the legendary tenorman andNEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman . Liebman, who can spot talent when he sees it, has mentored Avey since he was a teenager.

He says of Avey, “Of course I'm biased about Bobby, but he's already got an individual voice, with a very advanced approach to harmony and rhythm.”


Bobby Avey  piano
Thomson Kneeland  acoustic bass
Jordan Perlson  drums
John O'Gallagher alto saxophone  (2,3,6,8) 

01. Countless Voices Of Unknown People  4:53
02. Fall Not A Tear  8:06
03. Inhuman Wilderness  3:44
04. Structural Adjustment  2:19
05. Land Theft  1:42
06. I Should Have Known No Less  9:57
07. Rent The Sky  5:25
08. Composure Must Be Rare  9:38