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Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom. Popular Posts this Year. First name only. Email address It will remain private. Yemen Yugoslavia Zaire Zambia Zimbabwe. Get Jazz Near You A weekly events guide. Verification code. Email address. Reset Password Now. Highly, highly recommended. The way they work intuitively as a unit is a commodity that once was common in Jazz, but the musical economics of our times has unfortunately made a rarity. So 1 Blue Horizon - Various - Barry Guy On Intakt Records with some high expectations, and they are completely filled.
Most of the readers of this magazine need no introductions to these three masters, but the approach of the trio is new on 1. While this is challenging music, it does not challenge the form of the piano trio.
At every moment you know well who is playing which instrument. These musicians are not trying to extend the trio, only to explore the furthest reaches of the piano trio format. Their music has truly dramatic and powerful moments. I am listening without much familiarity with the paintings that inspired Guy and company, which makes my experience purely musical, though I expect that finding the paintings will deepen my understanding of their music. This I will do soon, as I urge you to Blue Horizon - Various - Barry Guy On Intakt Records this CD as well.
Barry Guy's writing for Blue Horizon - Various - Barry Guy On Intakt Records group is full of shifting dynamics. Marilyn Crispell plays much darker than she does on her recent ECM Part 1, Cycle 2 - Artificial Memory Trace - Psychetals (File, Album), and Lytton putters around his percussion kit evocatively.
As it moves from quiet to frenzy, this powerful, skeletal music becomes extremely compelling and hypnotic, a sound so Blue Horizon - Various - Barry Guy On Intakt Records it takes your breath away.
Oder ein nomadisierendes Haus? Doch es braucht kein architektonisches Vorwissen zu dieser Musik, betont Guy. Ein postmoderner Mahlstrom, ein Meilenstein der Fragmentation, die erst in Buxtehudes Klaglied zu einem kleinen Tod findet. Bass, Schlagzeug und Piano sind eigentlich eine kopflose Jazz-Rhythmussektion. Die Musiker haben mehr gemeinsam als nur das Geburtsjahr Geteilt und realisiert wird auch eine Vision von kammermusikalischer Demokratie und inspirierter Konsonanz.
Die Pr? Odyssey und Ithaca sind Ecksteine in der Kunst des Pianotrios. Blue Horizon - Various - Barry Guy On Intakt Records Dittmann, Bad Alchemy, BA 45, Time was when there was a collective sense of shock in the improv community when Marilyn Crispell began playing—gasp!
The energies move so quickly—with subtle mercurial comments from Lytton, dancing pizzicato from Guy, and crashing intervallic leaps from Crispell—that even though the basic materials are quite familiar by now, this stuff is a joy to hear.
No matter how intense the playing, there is always an audible purpose and design to the improvisations. A nice one from some old favorites. Jason Bivins, USA, January Those wondering when pianist Marilyn Crispell, after her last few lyrical releases on ECM, was going to get back to some seriously explosive keys-bashing need wonder no longer: Ithaca is here, under the leadership of the UK's free-jazz bass Its Only Money - Thin Lizzy - Nightlife Barry Guy, and perceptive, subtle UK free drummer Paul Lytton makes the magic number '3.
But make no mistake, Ms. Mark Keresman, Jazzreview. A circumstance which seems particularly painful today, when more than a few avant-garde musicians appear to have attained a condition of "classicity", with maturity and a certain relatively speaking!
The sad news being that the same trendiness that used to characterize the mainstream press - and the most commercial trends such as jazz-rock and those voluptuous female vocalists - appears to have spread into those magazines which for love or money dedicate more than a few pages to less commercial realities; so we have to read only about that particular saxophone player - and piano player, and drummer, and bass player and record company.
The same happens when it comes to national tours, with the very same musicians representing our "new horizons" and what about all the other musicians - will they have to wait to be all rediscovered post-mortem? It's at least starting from - i. The two musicians have worked together in a variety of situations, for instance in the famous well Odyssey had been a wonderful release: a CD where brief and quite controlled-sounding improvisations alternate with long compositions penned by Guy.
Compositions where the bass player made the trio sound as a "pocket orchestra" - hence, a certain division of labour. This was true of the compositions that had already been played by a large line-up for instance, Double Trouble Too and Harmos and of those that had been especially composed for the record such as Rags.
Ithaca appears to have the "improvising trio" at its center - let's not confuse it with the usual "piano trio" playing music "by the numbers" - just check the original part played by Lytton's cymbals. Well-served by a clear recorded sound that invites the listener to turn up the volume, Lytton is excellent in his speeding up on cymbals Fire And Icein his colorful introduction to an improvisation Broken Silencein his dialogue with the double bass Zinc.
More than on the previous album, Guy appears to lead from the instrument, not from the written Bag It Up - Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul and he has also some very good solos check the three Shard tracks.
Crispell's piano is as mature as we'd expect, just as good in the agitated climates of Fire And Ice and Zig Zag, with their traces of Cecil Taylor, and in those more tranquil moments such as Ithaca and Void For Doristhe latter - for this writer, at least - reminiscent of Lady Of The Mirrors-era Anthony Davis.
Ithaca's final track is the meditative and concentrated Klaglied. Five stars, etcetera. I due sono stati compagni di Blue Horizon - Various - Barry Guy On Intakt Records avventure, forse su tutto il celeberrimo insomma Album dal procedere piacevolmente logico, Ithaca si chiude con la meditabonda e concentratissima Klaglied.
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