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  • richardmitnick 12:24 PM on April 15, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Don Cherry, ECM, Gato Barbieri, , Jazz Composer’s Orchestra recording of 1968, , Music composed and cunducted by Michael Mantler, Pharoah Sanders, Roswell Rudd   

    From ECM: ” Jazz Composer’s Orchestra” 

    New from ECM

    ECM might just be the finest recording company in the world.

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    This week’s Sunday Song features Cecil Taylor who passed away last week. His towering influence touched successive generations of improvising musicians, including pianists associated with ECM – from Keith Jarrett to Marilyn Crispell, Craig Taborn, David Virelles, Jason Moran and Vijay Iyer.

    Trumpeter Michael Mantler was amongst the first European musicians to work with Taylor, joining his group in 1964 and subsequently featuring Cecil as principal soloist in his tremendous Jazz Composer’s Orchestra recording of 1968.

    “This is the most forceful sustained performance that Taylor has recorded, and one of his very best as well,” wrote Down Beat at the time. Fifty years later the music still seems as modern as tomorrow.

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  • richardmitnick 10:28 AM on April 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From ECM: “Suiten für Violoncello Thomas Demenga” 

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    Suiten für Violoncello
    Thomas Demenga
    Release date: 27.10.2017
    ECM 2530/31

    Swiss cellist Thomas Demenga returns to Bach’s suites. “To me, Bach is the greatest musical genius who has ever lived. His music is pure, sublime. It possesses something divine and each musician has a lifetime in which to discover new ways of interpreting it.” Demenga previously recorded the cello suites for ECM between 1986 and 2002, juxtaposing them with contemporary composition in albums that count as milestones in the early history of the New Series. This new double album however is devoted entirely to Bach and the six suites. Many years of playing and studying every aspect of them, from source manuscripts to different tempos, embellishments, fingerings and bowings, have brought Demenga to the heart of the music – which Bach himself described as the only goal. This new account of the music was recorded at the Hans Huber Saal in Basel. (Simultaneously with the 2-CD set ECM is issuing a vinyl album with the Préludes and Sarabandes from the suites).

    Background

    Recorded at the Hans Huber Saal in Basel, this double album documents Thomas Demenga’s second reckoning with the Bach cello suites on ECM. The Swiss cellist previously recorded them between 1986 and 2002, juxtaposing them with contemporary composition (by Elliott Carter, Heinz Holliger, Sandor Veress, Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Toshio Hosokawa and Isang Yun) in a series of albums which count as milestones in the early history of the New Series. (Elliott Carter wrote that he had “never heard the Bach C Major suite played so understandingly and so convincingly.”)

    Demenga has spent many years playing and studying every aspect of the Bach cello suites pieces, from source manuscripts to different tempos, embellishments, fingerings and bowings, in the quest to interpret the works faithfully. His considerations and findings are discussed in the liner notes by Thomas Meyer, translated into English by Paul Griffiths.

    Thomas Demenga was born in 1954 in Berne, Switzerland, and studied with Walter Grimmer, Antonio Janigro, Leonard Rose and Mstislav Rostropovich, among others. Important chamber music influences were Claus Adam, Felix Galimir and Robert Mann at the Juilliard School in New York.

    He has performed at important festivals and musical centres around the globe and shared the stage with fellow musicians such as Heinz Holliger, Gidon Kremer, Thomas Larcher, Paul Meyer, Aurèle Nicolet, Hansheinz Schneeberger, Thomas Zehetmair and Tabea Zimmermann. As a soloist he has collaborated with, among others, the Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester, Berner Symphonie Orchester, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Bern, Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Kammerorchester Basel, L’Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Nieuw Ensemble Amsterdam, ORF-Symphonieorchester Wien, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Sinfonietta Basel, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Westdeutsches Rundfunk Symphonie-Orchester, and Zürcher Kammerorchester.

    Much of Thomas Demenga’s work addresses different historical eras and styles of interpretation and composition. His individual voice as a composer and interpreter of 20th and 21st century works (among them important prèmieres) gives a new and complementary dimension to both the historical performance practice of baroque music and his interpretations of the classical and romantic repertoire. In 1991 he was the first Swiss composer to be awarded first prize for his composition Solo per due by the congress of the Tribune Internationale des Compositeurs.

    From 2000 Demenga was composer-in-residence at the Davos Festival, “Young Artists in Concert”, and subsequently appointed artistic director of the festival, a position he gave up in 2006 to commit himself fully to performing and composing again.

    Thomas Demenga’s playing has been heard on twenty ECM New Series recordings to date. In addition to his albums of Bach and contemporary composition, he can be heard together with brother Patrick Demenga on Lux aeterna (playing music of Alexander Knaifel, Jean Barrière, Roland Moser and Barry Guy, as well as Thomas Demenga’s own music) and on 12 Hommages à Paul Sacher (with music of Conrad Beck, Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, Benjamin Britten, Henri Dutilleux, Wolfgang Fortner, Alberto Ginastera, Cristóbel Halfter, Heinz Holliger, Klaus Huber and Witold Lutoslwaski). His album Chonguri with Thomas Larcher and Teodoro Anzellotti, includes his own music alongside compositions of Bach, Chopin, Webern, Liszt, Milhaud, Fauré and more. Cellorganics features Demenga as improviser in duets with Heinz Reber. He also appears on Reber’s Mnaomai, mnomai, on Heinz Holliger’s Lauds and Lamentations: Music of Elliott Carter and Isang Yun, Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s Canto di speranza, Thomas Larcher’s Ixxu and Naunz, Giya Kancheli’s Diplipito, and Arvo Pärt’s Arbos, where he plays Stabat Mater together with Gidon Kremer, Vladimir Mendelssohn and singers Lynne Dawson, David James and Rogers-Covey Crump. An earlier encounter with Gidon Kremer, in performances of Shostakovich, is documented in the Edition Lockenhaus series.

    CD booklet includes liner notes by Thomas Meyer, with English translation by Paul Griffiths

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  • richardmitnick 10:06 AM on April 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From ECM: “Thomas Demenga In Concert” 

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    In Concert
    Monday April 23rd, 7:30PM
    Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
    154 West 57th Street
    Music of J.S. Bach/Elliott Carter/Bernd Alois Zimmermann

    Tickets

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  • richardmitnick 2:42 PM on April 8, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From ECM: “Avishai Cohen Music will be touring his ECM album ‘Cross My Palm With Silver’ around Europe. “ 

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    Avishai Cohen Music will be touring his ECM album ‘Cross My Palm With Silver’ around Europe.

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    Avishai Cohen (trumpet)

    Apr 14
    Sat
    Avishai Cohen Quartet @ Cotton Club
    Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Tickets

    Apr 15
    Sun
    Avishai Cohen Quartet @ Jazzhaus Freiburg
    Freiburg Im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
    Tickets

    Apr 16
    Mon
    Avishai Cohen Quartet @ Concertgebouw
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    Tickets

    Apr 17
    Tue
    Avishai Cohen Quartet @ Moods
    Zurich, 25, Switzerland
    Tickets

    Apr 18
    Wed
    Avishai Cohen Quartet @ Ronnie Scotts
    London, United Kingdom
    Tickets

    Apr 19
    Thu
    Avishai Cohen Quartet @ Ronnie Scotts
    London, United Kingdom
    Tickets

    Apr 20
    Fri
    Avishai Cohen Quartet @ Band On The Wall
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Tickets

    Apr 21
    Sat
    Avishai Cohen Quartet @ Stadttheater Landsberg
    Landsberg Am Lech, 02, Germany
    Tickets

    Apr 24
    Tue
    Avishai Cohen Quartet @ Jazzclub Unterfahrt
    Munchen, Germany
    Tickets

    Apr 25
    Wed
    Avishai Cohen Quartet @ Victoria Nasjonal Jazzscene
    Oslo, Norway
    Tickets

    Apr 26
    Thu
    Avishai Cohen Quartet @ G Livelab
    Helsinki, 13, Finland
    Tickets

    May 5
    Sat
    Avishai Cohen Quartet @ Café Berlin
    Madrid, Spain
    Tickets

    May 5
    Sat
    Avishai Cohen Quartet @ Café Berlin
    Madrid, Spain
    Tickets

    May 6
    Sun
    Avishai Cohen Quartet @ Jazz A Liege asbl
    Liege, 04, Belgium
    Tickets

    May 8
    Tue
    Avishai Cohen Quartet @ Cinema Pro
    Bucuresti, Romania
    Tickets

    May 9
    Wed
    Avishai Cohen Quartet @ Teatro Principal
    Puerto Real, Andalusia, Spain

    May 10
    Thu
    Avishai Cohen Quartet @ Jazz En Comminges
    Saint-Gaudens, France
    Tickets

    Jul 19
    Thu
    Avishai Cohen’s Big Vicious @ New Morning Club
    Paris, France
    Tickets

    Oct 19
    Fri
    Avishai Cohen Quartet @ Studio 4
    Brussels, Belgium
    Tickets

    Oct 20
    Sat
    Avishai Cohen Quartet @ Oper Leipzig
    Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
    Tickets

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  • richardmitnick 3:46 PM on April 7, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From ECM: “Anouar Brahem – with Dave Holland / Jack DeJohnette / Django Bates” 

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    We have been waiting for this a long time: Anouar Brahem أنور براهم will be touring his latest release ‘Blue Maqams’ w/ Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette & Django Bates for the first time in Europe.

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    Anouar Brahem

    Next dates
    8th April, 2018
    Philharmonie de Paris – Festival Arabesque
    Paris, France

    Anouar Brahem “Blue Maqams” with Dave Holland / Jack DeJohnette / Django Bates

    Anouar Brahem: oud, Dave Holland: double bass, Jack DeJohnette: drums, Django Bates: piano
    Book

    9th April, 2018
    Odyssud
    Blagnac, France

    Anouar Brahem “Blue Maqams” with Dave Holland / Jack DeJohnette / Django Bates
    Anouar Brahem: oud, Dave Holland: double bass, Jack DeJohnette: drums, Django Bates: piano

    Book

    11th April, 2018
    Tonhalle
    Zurich, Switzerland

    Anouar Brahem “Blue Maqams” with Dave Holland / Jack DeJohnette / Django Bates

    Anouar Brahem: oud, Dave Holland: double bass, Jack DeJohnette: drums, Django Bates: piano
    Book

    12th April, 2018
    Musical Theater
    Basel, Switzerland

    Anouar Brahem “Blue Maqams” with Dave Holland / Jack DeJohnette / Django Bates

    Anouar Brahem: oud, Dave Holland: double bass, Jack DeJohnette: drums, Django Bates: piano
    Book

    14th April, 2018
    Philharmonie
    Munich, Germany

    Anouar Brahem “Blue Maqams” with Dave Holland / Jack DeJohnette / Django Bates

    Anouar Brahem: oud, Dave Holland: double bass, Jack DeJohnette: drums, Django Bates: piano
    Book

    15th April, 2018
    Philharmonie
    Hamburg, Germany

    Anouar Brahem “Blue Maqams” with Dave Holland / Jack DeJohnette / Django Bates

    Anouar Brahem: oud, Dave Holland: double bass, Jack DeJohnette: drums, Django Bates: piano
    Book

    16th April, 2018
    Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
    Lisbon, Portugal

    Anouar Brahem “Blue Maqams” with Dave Holland / Jack DeJohnette / Django Bates

    Anouar Brahem: oud, Dave Holland: double bass, Jack DeJohnette: drums, Django Bates: piano

    Book

    18th April, 2018
    Bozar
    Brussels, Belgium

    Anouar Brahem “Blue Maqams” with Dave Holland / Jack DeJohnette / Django Bates

    Anouar Brahem: oud, Dave Holland: double bass, Jack DeJohnette: drums, Django Bates: piano

    Book

    8th June, 2018
    Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA)
    Paris , France

    Anouar Brahem Quartet “The Astounding Eyes of Rita”
    Anouar Brahem: oud, Klaus Gesing: bass clarinet, Björn Meyer: bass, Khaled Yassine: darbouka, bendir
    Book

    4th August, 2018
    Chapiteau – Festival “Jazz à Marciac”
    Marciac, France

    Anouar Brahem Quartet “The Astounding Eyes of Rita”
    Anouar Brahem: oud, Klaus Gesing: bass clarinet, Björn Meyer: bass, Khaled Yassine: darbouka, bendir
    Book

    31st August, 2018
    Schloss Diersfordt – Sommerton Festival
    Duisburg, Germany

    Anouar Brahem Quartet “The Astounding Eyes of Rita”
    Anouar Brahem: oud, Klaus Gesing: bass clarinet, Björn Meyer: bass, Khaled Yassine: darbouka, bendir
    Book

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  • richardmitnick 3:03 PM on April 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ECM, Nik Bärtsch, RONIN   

    From ECM: “Nik Bärtsch’s RONIN” Revised to ADD Tour dates 

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    ECM might just be the finest recording company in the world.

    Nik Bärtsch

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    With the zen-funk quartet RONIN founded in 2001, Nik Baertsch proceeds with the work on his RITUAL GROOVE MUSIC together with Kaspar Rast (drums), Thomy Jordi (he replaced Björn Meyer on the bass in 2011) and Sha (bass/contrabass clarinet. Percussionist Andi Pupato joined the band 2002-2012). Their music consistently follows the same aesthetic vision under various instrumental guises: creating the maximum effect by minimal means.

    Despite the multiplicity of the band’s influences, Ronin’s music always possesses a strong individuality. They incorporate elements of disparate musical worlds, be they funk, new classical music or sounds from Japanese ritual music.

    However, these forms are never merely juxtaposed in a post-modernist fashion but instead amalgamated into a coherent new style. Ultimately, these sounds and rhythms are highly idiosyncratic. The music consists of very few phrases and motives, continually combined and layered in new ways. Ronin thus creates a consistent aesthetic across all levels of musical expression. Composition, phrasing, sound structure, performance, and musical form all combine to form a system of interrelated elements. (Michel Mettler)

    Visit Ronin on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nikbaertschsRONIN
    Visit Ronin on Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/nikbaertschsronin

    RONIN
    “There are two paths a samurai can walk: that of a clan member, and that of a ronin, a lonely warrior. The former is highly esteemed in Japan, the latter is bitterly detested.

    The despised warrior without a clan is viewed by clan people as a hungry wolf, roaming through the country, with no ties or obligations, no duties or support, no protection, no respect for people’s material well-being. Despite his virtuosity as a swordsman, a lone fighter is unable to withstand gangs or clansmen eager to fight. His readiness to die could be tested any time: not in a great battle between two mighty clans where he might die a famous hero but in trifling rows over a mouthful of rice or a sip of sake. If a ronin wants to survive, he must, wherever he goes, remain extremely careful. He has no social status whatsoever and is not respected by anybody. People treat him with the same level of caution as they would a wild animal that attacks whenever frightened.

    Most of these ronin aren’t happy with their destiny. They spend most of their time struggling to ingratiate themselves with anybody who would accept them, hoping for a clan in need of warriors. They are cursed with shabby clothes and inadequate food, longing for the honour and security of a clan member.

    If only those destitute samurai could view their situation without prejudice! They might see that, at the cost of tolerable poverty, they have acquired a rare treasure: freedom.

    They are free to cognise the world, free to discover and fulfil the true purpose of man. They can toughen themselves in the wilderness; they can study budo wherever a master is available; they can visit monasteries and practice meditation.

    The price they pay for liberty is the occasional empty stomach, a little poverty and loneliness. But it is not easy to rid yourself from the henchman’s crushing burden.”

    [Translated from: Thomas Preston, Samurai-Geist – Der Weg eines Kriegers in den japanischen Kampfkünsten, Leimen/Heidelberg 1991, Kristkeitz Verlag]; Photo: Martin Möll

    In Concert
    May 4 Montreal, Que (L’Astral)
    May 5 Boston, MA (The Red Room at Cafe 939/Berklee College of Music)
    May 6 New York, NY (Le poisson rouge)
    May 8 Philadelphia, PA (World Café Live)
    May 9 Washington DC (Blues Alley)
    May 10 Chicago, IL (Constellation)
    BIOGRAPHY
    Born 1971 in Zurich. Pianist, composer and producer. Lives in Zurich. Instruction in piano and percussion from the age 8. 1997 Graduation from the ‘Musikhochschule Zürich’. 1998-2001 studies in philosophy, linguistics and musicology at the University of Zurich. 2003/04 stay in japan for half a year.
    Ongoing work on his RITUAL GROOVE MUSIC as pianist and composer. Leader of MOBILE (since 1997; with Kaspar Rast, Mats Eser & Sha) and the zen-funk quartet RONIN (since 2001; with Kaspar Rast, Thomy Jordi (till 2011 Björn Meyer) and Sha. 2002 – 2012 also with Andi Pupato). Instructor for ‘Practical Aesthetics’ at the ‘Musikhochschule Zürich/Winterthur’ (2000-2003).
    Co-founder of the Music club EXIL in Zurich (2009).
    Founder of the label Ronin Rhythm Records, a platform for creative groove music (since 2006).
    Co-founder and co-artistic director (together with Judd Greenstein and Etienne Abelin) of the Indie-Classcial Festival Zurich Apples and Olives (2014).
    Interest in the influence and the combination of music and movement, specially in the following Bodytechniques: Aikido, Feldenkrais, Gyrotonic.
    Nik trains at Kokoro Aikido Dojo Zurich.
    Residencies, workshops and lectures at several institutions (f.e. Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance London (UK), Musikhochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig (DE), Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (CH), Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (CH), Conservatorio Die Musica Trieste (IT), Accademia Di Architettura Mendrisio (CH), ETH Zürich (CH)).
    1999 and 2002 career award of the ‘UBS Cultural Foundation’
    2002 ‘Werkjahr’ (career award) from the city of Zurich
    2004 culture-award from the town of Zollikon (appreciation-award)
    2006 priority jazz support from the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
    2007 composition mandate from the Swiss Arts Council
    2015 nomination for the Swiss Music Prize by the federal office of Culture of Switzerland
    2016 winner category “rising stars keyboards”, critics poll Downbeat Magazine (USA)

    RELEVANT COMPOSITIONS, PROJECTS AND RECORDS

    With MOBILE:

    Production and composition of the BLUE trilogy, performed over a period of three years with concerts of 36 hours respectively:

    2000: ‘AREA BLUE’ in Zurich

    2001: ‘AQUA BLUE’ in Baden

    2002: ‘MU BLUE’ in Zurich (video. Together with oos)

    2003: ‘Water Church Ritual’, Wasserkirche Zürich, with guest Walter Grimmer, cello, 6 hour mirror performance

    2005: ‘Perpetual Rhythm – a musical dance ritual’, with Butho dancer Imre Thormann & his Bodygarage Tokyo, 8 hour performance in the Rondorama on the Stanserhorn (Co-Production with Stanser Musiktage).

    2005: ‘SEE – a live musical soundpicture’, 4 hour performance on the lake stage in Zurich; together with oos (Co-Production with the Theaterspektakel Zurich).

    2005. Openair performance together with the Gagaku ensemble of the Osaka Gakuin University Japan at the Hiyoshi Shrine in Otsu Japan.

    Large Compositions:

    2016: ‘Arranged Moduls – for RONIN an Big Band’ for the Big Band of the Hessische Rundfunk and Jazzfest Berlin (60 minutes, premiere 2016).

    2015: ‘AIM – for two pianos and chamber choir’ for the RIAS chamber choir Berlin (30 minutes, premiere 2015).

    2015: ‘MANTA MANTRA – for two pianos and percussion’ for the New4Art Quartett (13 minutes, premiere 2015).

    2014: ‘MODUL 56 – for Jazzquartet’, comission of the London Jazzfestival (8 minutes, premiere 2014 at the LJF).

    2013: ‘TWO THREE – for string orchestra, piano, bass clarinet and percussion’ for the Zurich Chamber Orchestra (35 minutes, premiere at Kaufleuten Zurich 2013).

    2012: ‘ROFU – for two pianos and two percussionits’ for the group Makrokosmos (45 minutes, premiere at Morton Feldman Festival Bern 2012).

    2010: ‘MODUL 26 for Sextet’ for the New York group Bang On A Can (20 minutes, premiere at Merkin Hall New York).

    2008: ‘ORIT for three percussionists’ (20 minutes, premiere at the Mehrklang Festival Freiburg 08)

    2005: ‘Orchestrated Moduls’, New Chamber Funk II, composition for RONIN and the Ensemble für Neue Musik Zurich (60 Minutes).

    2004: ‘Modul Ritual’, New Chamber Funk I, composition for 4 saxophones, piano, rhodes, drums & percussion (70 minutes, written in Japan 2003/04 for the ARTE QUARTETT).

    2004: ‘Macbeth’ by Shakespeare/Müller, premiere at Sophiensäle Berlin 2004, music theatre, director: Nora Somaini.

    Solo project ‘Hishiryo’ for prepared piano and percussion (since 2001)

    Film music for the documentary film projects PHOTO SUISSE (2003/04) and DESIGN SUISSE (2005/06) of Swiss TV SFDRS and for SWISS VIEW (since 2006).

    Music for the CD ‘Design Hören’ of the architecture magazine ‘HOCHPARTERRE’ & the ITH (2004)

    Collaborations:

    Projects together with Laurie Anderson (Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele 2015), with Henrik Schwarz (since 2014), with the pianist Hauschka (2014/15), with Swiss fashion designer Christa De Carouge for several fashion performances (since 2009).Video.

    Collaboration with Butoh dancer Imre Thormann (since 2004: Perpetual Rhythm 2005, Voyager 2006, Parallel 2008: Pictures)

    Collaboration with the Japanese dancer Hideto Heshiki (since 2006: Stereo 2007)

    ‘Isorhythms & Moduls’ for two prepared Pianos with Zurich pianist and composer Christoph Stiefel (since 2003).

    Collaboration with the clarinet player, composer and producer Don Li on his TONUS-MUSIC (1996 – 2002)

    CH New Jazzfestival tour with Harald Haerter 1997.

    Final at the ‘European Jazzcompetition’ of the Jazzfestival Leverkusen 1995 with the band ‘Domenico Ferrari & the groove cooperative’.

    Other important theatre-compositions:

    ‘Titus Andronicus’ by Shakespeare/Müller at the Theater Kampnagel in Hamburg (Festival Junge Hunde 1999); ‘Gier’ by Sarah Kane and ‘Kühltransport’ by Maxim Biller at TIF Dresden 2001 resp. 2002; ‘Medea’ by Euripides at the Stadttheater Mönchengladbach 2002; director: Nora Somaini.

    DISCOGRAPHY
    Nik Bärtschs Ronin, „LIVE“, ECM 2012
    Nik Bärtschs Ronin, „LLYRIA“, ECM 2010
    Nik Bärtschs Ronin, „HOLON“, ECM 2008
    Nik Bärtschs Ronin, „STOA“, ECM 2006
    Nik Bärtschs Mobile, „AER“, 2004, Ronin Rhythm Records
    Nik Bärtschs Ronin, „REA“, 2004, Ronin Rhythm Records
    Nik Bärtschs Ronin, Live, 2003, Ronin Rhythm Records
    Nik Bärtsch, „Hishiryo“, Piano Solo, 2002, Ronin Rhythm Records
    Nik Bärtschs Ronin, „Randori“, 2002, Ronin Rhythm Records
    Nik Bärtschs Mobile, „Ritual Groove Music“, 2001, Ronin Rhythm Records
    Tonus-Music Labor Res. Result LIVE Vol. 1 & 2 Tonus Music Records 2002
    Don Li’s Tonus, GEN , Tonus Music Records 2001
    Don Pfäffli’s Tonus, SU:N, Brambus, 1999
    Menico Ferrari & the groove cooperative, About Roses and Thorns 1994, out of stock.

    As producer:
    Ikarus, „Echo“, Ronin Rhythm Records 2015
    Ingrid Lukas, „Demimonde“, Ronin Rhythm Records 2015
    Dee Day Dub, „Race“, Ronin Rhythm Records 2014
    Ingrid Lukas, „We Need To Repeat“, Ronin Rhythm Records 2009

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  • richardmitnick 8:30 AM on March 29, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ECM, ECM PLAYLISTS: ARTIST'S CHOICE #2 With Ethan Iverson,   

    From ECM: “ECM PLAYLISTS: ARTIST’S CHOICE #2 With Ethan Iverson” 

    New from ECM

    ECM might just be the finest recording company in the world.

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    Ethan Iverson

    Jazz pianist, composer and critic Ethan Iverson appears on ECM recordings with the Billy Hart quartet. He signs the second edition of ECM’s streaming playlist “Artist’s Choice” with a selection of 50 tracks, presented in a chronological order, accompanied by fine personal stories.

    Please visit the full article below link to see Ethan’s 50 picks for ECM

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  • richardmitnick 5:30 PM on March 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Alexander Knaifel - Lukomoriye, , , ECM, , , , , , , , , ,   

    From ECM: “Alexander Knaifel – Lukomoriye” 

    New from ECM

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    Alexander Knaifel – Lukomoriye

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    The fourth New Series album from Russian composer Alexander Knaifel may be his most wide-ranging to date. Luminously quiet, and quietly magical.
    Pre-order your copy of “Lukomoriye” here: https://ecm.lnk.to/MmTtL

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  • richardmitnick 1:36 PM on March 23, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ARILD ANDERSEN, , , ECM, JAKOB BRO, , , , , , , ,   

    New From ECM: NEW RELEASES BY ARILD ANDERSEN AND JAKOB BRO 

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    ECM might just be the finest recording company in the world.

    Between them, this week’s two jazz releases – one live album, one studio recording – run the gamut of emotions. Arild Andersen’s extroverted trio with Tommy Smith and Paolo Vinaccia raises the roof with the exultant In-House Science. And Jakob Bro’s Returnings finds a tender sonic poetry in atmospheric group music with Palle Mikkelborg, Thomas Morgan and Jon Christensen.

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    In-House Science

    Arild Andersen

    Release date: 23.03.2018
    ECM 2594

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    Norwegian master bassist Arild Andersen’s trio with big-toned tenorist Tommy Smith and powerhouse drummer Paolo Vinaccia is one of the most viscerally exciting jazz small groups of the present moment. Its energies are arguably best captured in a live context, and here the three musicians deliver a characteristically smoking performance at the Villa Rothstein in Bad Ischl, Austria, recorded in September 2016. Their earlier concert recording Live At Belleville, was issued a decade ago to rave reviews and a shower of awards. “Absolutely and unreservedly marvellous” said the BBC Music Magazine. “How often do just three musicians produce music as vast and panoramic in its scale and vision?” asked Jazzwise, amazed.

    Norwegian master bassist Arild Andersen’s trio with big-toned Scottish tenorist Tommy Smith and Italian-born powerhouse drummer Paolo Vinaccia is one of the most viscerally exciting jazz small groups of the present moment. Some of its energies are arguably best captured in a live context, and here the three musicians deliver a characteristically smoking performance, recorded at the PKS Villa Rothstein in Bad Ischl, Austria, September 2016.
    The trio’s earlier concert recording, Live At Belleville, was issued a decade ago to rave reviews and a shower of awards. “Absolutely and unreservedly marvellous” said the BBC Music Magazine. “How often do just three musicians produce music as vast and panoramic in its scale and vision?” asked Jazzwise rhetorically.

    In recent interviews, Andersen has reflected on the group’s work method. “In the trio everyone is equal. Tommy might play the melody instrument, but he can also be an accompanist, and Paolo and I are the rhythm section but either us can also be the lead voice… We are all soloists or rhythm section, the three of us simultaneously. It’s all to do with interplay, and as a trio we have developed quite a chemistry. Tommy is very good at listening to the bass and drums when he plays solo, and he leaves spaces for us to come up front again.” This is evident throughout this programme of Andersen compositions, and not least on the album’s longest track “Science” which flies forth at breakneck tempo and keeps changing its angle of attack. Smith’s iron grip on its swerving rhythms is as profound as that of his partners and Andersen, equally, is as eloquent a soloist as the outstanding saxophonist.

    “Mira” was the title track of the trio’s studio album of 2014, originally conceived by Arild as a “Sunday morning album”. It opens In-House Science, transformed by the momentum of the night-time live performance. The same goes for “Blussy”, already powerful in the studio version, it is elevated to a new level of intensity in the rivetingly dynamic performance here, capped by overblown saxophone.

    Andersen’s commitment to burning energy music is of course not a new development but a continuation: in the early 1970s he played urgent streams-of-sound music in sax/bass/drum trios with Sam Rivers and Barry Altschul, with Juhani Aaltonen and Edward Vesala, and with Jan Garbarek and Vesala (see Triptkyon). The trio with Smith and Vinaccia extends this distinguished tradition on its own terms.

    “North of the North Wind”, thematically connected to an earlier Andersen cycle – refer to the 1997 release Hyperborean – begins with Arild playing his bass together with a sampler to create rich quasi-orchestral sonorities before Smith enters and the piece drifts into free ballad territory, with moving statements from tenor sax and double bass.
    “In-House”, in its full-throated exultation a sort of partner piece to “Outhouse” on the Live At Belleville set, brings the album to a triumphant close, incorporating along the way solos by each of the trio members.

    (As well as bracketing two song-titles together, album title In-House Science alludes to the venue where this fiery music was documented, the PKS Villa Rothstein, whose history has a connection to scientific inquiry, the “PKS” standing for Pythagoras Kepler System. The PKS Organization is devoted to furthering the study of natural energy as outlined by Viktor Schauberger and other unconventional researchers.)

    The launch of In-House Science is celebrated with concerts in Japan, where the trio is joined by guest pianist Makoto Ozone for performances in Tokyo, Nagoya and Yokohama.

    Arild Andersen was born in Oslo in 1945. He has been an ECM artist for almost 50 years, first recording for the label in 1970 on Afric Pepperbird with Jan Garbarek, Terje Rypdal and Jon Christensen. In the same period he worked with Scandinavian residents Don Cherry and George Russell, and backed a long line of visiting Americans – from Sonny Rollins to Chick Corea. After a New York sojourn in the early 1970s that found him working with Sam Rivers, Paul Bley, Steve Kuhn and Sheila Jordan, he returned to Norway and began leading his own bands. His first ECM leader dates were revisited in the box set Green In Blue: Early Quartets in 2010. Arild Andersen has issued more than 20 albums as a leader or co-leader for ECM, along the way making listeners aware of talents including Jon Balke, Tore Brunborg, Nils Petter Molvaer and Vassilis Tsabropoulos, all of whom first came to international attention as young musicians with Andersen bands. In 2008 he received the Jazz Musician of the Year award from France’s Académie du Jazz.

    Paolo Vinaccia was born in Italy in 1954, and has been based in Norway since 1979. He has toured and recorded with musicians including Terje Rypdal, Jon Christensen, Bendik Hofseth, Ketil Bjørnstad, Palle Mikkelborg, David Darling, Dhafer Youssef, Mike Mainieri and many others. On ECM he appears on Terje Rypdal’s Crime Scene, Vossabrygg, and Skywards albums, as well as Arild Andersen’s Hyperborean, Electra and Live at Belleville. Releases under his own name include the live box set Very Much Alive (Jazzland, 2010) with Rypdal, Mikkelborg, Wesseltoft and Ståle Storløkken.

    Saxophonist Tommy Smith, born in Edinburgh in 1967, made his mark on the Scottish jazz scene with his first album Giant Strides, recorded when he was sixteen, in 1983. That same year he won a scholarship to attend the Berklee College of Music in Boston. There, he formed the group Forward Motion, and also joined Gary Burton’s band, with which he appeared on the ECM album Whiz Kids in 1986. He has since released more than twenty albums under his own name for numerous labels, including his own Spartacus imprint. Smith has worked in small groups and big bands, recording and touring with Joe Lovano, David Liebman, Benny Golson, Gary Burton, Chick Corea, Tommy Flanagan, John Scofield, Miroslav Vitouš, Jack DeJohnette and many more. He has composed for and performed with classical orchestras and ensembles including the Orchestra of St. John’s Square, the Scottish Ensemble, the Edinburgh Youth Orchestra and the Paragon Ensemble. Smith founded the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra in 1995, and remains its director. The orchestra is heard on the ECM album Celebration, with Arild Andersen as principal soloist.

    Featured artists

    Arild Andersen Double Bass

    Paolo Vinaccia Drums

    Tommy Smith Tenor Saxophone

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    Returnings

    Jakob Bro

    Release date: 23.03.2018
    ECM 2546

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    “Danish guitarist Jakob Bro creates magical music, impossible to categorize”, wrote Downbeat recently. On Returnings the magic is intensified as Bro and musical soul-mate Thomas Morgan reconnect with two living legends of European jazz, trumpeter Palle Mikkelborg and drummer Jon Christensen. It’s a wonderful combination: Bro’s watercolour guitar sounds, Mikelborg’s soft Milesian flugelhorn, Morgan’s impeccable choice of notes, and Christensen’s free-floating drumming . These components add up to one of the prettiest and subtlest jazz albums of recent times. Returnings was recorded in July 2016 at Oslo’s Rainbow Studio and produced by Manfred Eicher.

    “Danish guitarist Jakob Bro creates magical music, impossible to categorize”, wrote Downbeat, reviewing his album Streams. On Returnings, the magic is intensified as Bro and musical soul-mate Thomas Morgan join forces with two distinguished elders of European jazz, trumpeter Palle Mikkelborg and drummer Jon Christensen. It’s an inspired combination: Bro’s watercolour guitar sounds, Mikkelborg’s soft, sometimes Milesian flugelhorn, Morgan’s impeccable choice of notes, and Christensen’s free-floating drumming. These components add up to one of the prettiest and subtlest jazz albums of recent times.

    The theme of “returnings” is central. The album opens with a new version of “Oktober”, picking up the story from Bro’s album Gefion. In recent years, Jakob’s trio with Thomas Morgan and Joey Baron has, happily, gained a strong following. Meanwhile, the guitarist had also been looking for a context in which to continue his association with Jon Christensen. Returnings provides this. It also reunites Christensen with Palle Mikkelborg for the first time on ECM since Terje Rypal’s Vossabrygg (recorded in 2003), and marks the drummer’s return to playing after a break of more than a year.

    “I never considered the first trio to be a one off”, says Bro, noting that bassist Morgan plays differently with Christensen than in the group with Joey Baron. “In some ways Thomas is a very socially-skilled bass player! He’s picking up on Jon’s ideas, he’s making the melody sound better and he’s also accompanying each of us in the improvised sections. It’s incredible what he does simultaneously.”

    Bro has admired Palle Mikkelborg’s playing for as long as he can remember. “I’ve known Palle since I was a kid,” he says. “I was playing trumpet myself, then, and listening to him a lot.” Both musicians live in Copenhagen, “and the scene is quite small, so we’ve crossed paths quite often. A few years ago, we were talking about collaborating on a large-scale music for choir. Then we decided to concentrate first on more improvised music. So I called Jon and Thomas and invited them to play with us. We did two concerts together with this formation in 2014 which really made me think about the potential. And Palle and I would meet, talk, drink wine and play a bit every few weeks, and gradually ideas for the album came together.”

    Working towards the music for this session, Bro and Mikkelborg began with the title track. “The main part of that is Palle’s. He had come up with a composition based on the letters ECM and Manfred Eicher’s name – similar in a way to his composition ‘Aura’ that he’d done for Miles Davis –s almost a mathematical construction. We started improvising on that and developing it and it became, I think, an essential part of the programme.” It seems to contain flashes of ECM history in its source code, and the way that Christensen and Palle Mikkelborg interact and overlap here is likely to make older listeners and scholars recall the tonalities and textures of 1970s albums like Waves and Descendre. Nonetheless, following Christensen’s free drumming, and the independence of the four voices moving in the transparent mix, leaves a deeper impression of music both modern and timeless.

    “I think it’s both fragile and strong at the same time,” says Bro of the music’s contrasting attributes, “and I love the way Jon very often won’t give you the obvious stressed rhythm you might expect. When Palle is playing strong lines, Jon is heading somewhere else in his own way. To my ears that’s really interesting.”

    For playing the unexpected in a jazz context, Jon Christensen has few rivals, though one of them would have been the late Paul Motian, erstwhile employer of both Bro and Morgan. The piece “Hamsun” here, dedicated to the Norwegian author of such classics as Hunger and Mysteries, was also partly inspired by Motian. “Paul Motian had talked a lot about Knut Hamsun when we toured together, and that got me reading the books…This is an older piece which I’d written originally for Kenny Wheeler to play.” The version of the tune on Returnings is played as a duet by Bro and Morgan.

    Mikkelborg’s piece “View” begins with Christensen and Morgan in duo, with Palle and Jakob introducing the theme only after the halfway mark. Bro: “This is really a collaborative album, the outcome of a creative session with good input from everybody. Musically, any one of us could be considered the ‘leader’.”

    One of the most touching pieces is “Song for Nicolai”, for Danish bassist Nicolai Munch-Hansen, who passed away last year, with soulful playing from both Mikkelborg and Bro.

    “Oktober” was included at the suggestion of Manfred Eicher. “It’s also a piece that Palle likes to play, and at the mixing stage it was becoming clear that this version had a special character.” The tune “Lyskaster”, also heard on Gefion, is dedicated to the memory of Jakob Bro’s father. “On Gefion, we had just touched the melody [in a version more spacious and textural]. Here, Palle and I play it together, and that felt good. Also, my father was a trumpet player, too, and liked Palle’s sound. So, I was thinking about that as well.”

    Returnings was recorded in July 2016 at Oslo’s Rainbow Studio and produced by Manfred Eicher. Further ECM projects with Jakob Bro are in preparation. Next up: a live album with Thomas Morgan and Joey Baron, recorded in New York.

    The Bro/Mikklelborg/Morgan/Christensen quartet will be playing some of the festivals this summer, including the Copenhagen Jazz Festival. More details soon.

    Featured artists

    Jakob Bro Guitar

    Palle Mikkelborg Trumpet, Flugelhorn

    Thomas Morgan Double Bass

    Jon Christensen Drums

    Upcoming concerts
    Mar 23 Anouar Brahem Quartet w/ Gesing/Meyer/Yassine Châlons-en-Champagne France
    Mar 23 András Schiff Hohenems Austria
    Mar 23 Vijay Iyer Sextet w/ Stephan Crump, Tyshawn Sorey, Steve Lehman, Mark Shim, Graham Haynes capetown South Africa
    Mar 23 Mathias Eick Oslo Norway
    Mar 23 Arild Andersen Quartet Voss Norway
    Mar 24 Dénes Várjon Portland United States of America
    Mar 24 Vijay Iyer Sextet w/ Stephan Crump, Tyshawn Sorey, Steve Lehman, Mark Shim, Graham Haynes Capetown South Africa
    Mar 24 Thomas Zehetmair Rotterdam Netherlands
    Mar 24 Mathias Eick Kristiansand Norway
    Mar 24 Markus Stockhausen / Florian Weber Manchester United Kingdom
    Mar 25 Dénes Várjon Portland United States of America
    Mar 25 András Schiff Heidelberg Germany
    Mar 25 Theo Bleckmann Porto Portugal
    Mar 25 Thomas Zehetmair Rotterdam Netherlands
    Mar 25 Arvo Pärt Bristol United Kingdom
    Mar 25 Danish String Quartet Glasgow United Kingdom
    Mar 25 Momo Kodama Paris France
    Mar 26 John Potter Quito Ecuador

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  • richardmitnick 1:56 PM on March 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , ECM, Improvising partners Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette, , , , , , Ths Standards Trio,   

    From ECM- Keith Jarrett: The standards Trio 

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    “a reminder of why—and how—the now-defunct group redefined the piano trio. An excellent and highly recommended album.”
    – Karl Ackermann, allaboutjazz.com

    The group colloquially known as “the Standards trio” has made many outstanding recordings, and After The Fall must rank with the very best of them. “I was amazed to hear how well the music worked,” writes Keith Jarrett in his liner note. “For me, it’s not only a historical document, but a truly great concert.” This performance – in Newark, New Jersey in November 1998 – marked Jarrett’s return to the stage after a two-year hiatus. Joined by improvising partners Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette, the trio glides and soars through classics of the Great American Songbook, plays breathtaking accounts of hallowed bebop tunes, and tackles a rare, energetic exploration of Coltrane’s “ Moment’s Notice”.

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