Saturday, December 16, 2017

Jeff Herr Corporation - Manifesto (IGLOO RECORDS 2017)

Jeff Herr's new Corporation surprises with a new setting and dexterity,
presenting itself now a s a linear trio, without the need for a harmonical
instrument. Maxime Bender on Saxophone and Laurent Payfert on Bass
complete this new highly skilled and energetic trio which relies on
compositional abilities from each of the 3 members. Well arranged and
structured songs as well as wild and free improvisations cover the band's
large repertoire, filled with some surprising cover songs from well known
Pop artists such as David Bowie or Jimi Hendrix. The strength and tightness
of the band emerge from a strong rhythmical impact and emphasize the
origins of music: the groove.

The highly acclaimed album "Layer Cake" (distributed and licensed by IGLOO Records/Editions SOWAREX) has been released on the 30 november 2014 @ Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster and is being distributed all over Europe as well as in Japan.

Entitled “Manifesto”, the new album of the Luxembourgisch contemporary jazz trio  consists of 7 original songs and a surprising cover version of Randy Newman's 'Same girl'. It ensures the continuity of the previous album “Layer Cake”, of the oscillation between structured compositions and free improvisations as well as of the contrast between the acoustic sound and the contemporary interpretation.

This time, however, the trio is joined on several songs by the american guitarist Adam Rogers, known for his work in the modern jazz idiom and his numerous collaborations with musicians such as Norah Jones, Ravi Coltrane or Marcus Miller. His guitar play, rooted in the acoustic jazz music and influenced by Pat Martino, George Benson and Wes Montgomery, provides the Jeff Herr Corporation with a unique aspect and a new, intriguing sound.

Steam Driven 7:34
On my Own (feat. Adam Rogers) 12:07
Resistance 5:50
Merry-go-round 2:07
Love Charlatan 6:04
Same Girl 4:20
Moon Glow (feat. Adam Rogers) 10:56
Manifesto (feat. Adam Rogers) 7:27

Adam Rogers Guitare
Maxime Bender Saxophone
Laurent Payfert Contrebasse