Daily Archives: January 3, 2011

Gapplegate Music review by Grego Edwards

Stephan Crump and James Carney Create Focused Freedom in Album of Duets

Stephan Crump / James Carney – Echo Run Pry (CF 199)
Echo Run Pry (Clean Feed 199) joins bassist Stephan Crump and pianist James Carney for two extended improv duets. Carney works inside the piano, adds prepared objects for a buzzing texture and also plays conventionally. Stephan Crump brings into play an approach that alternatives between a percussiveness and a flow (the latter especially when articulating arco lines) which works well with Carney’s orientation.

The two twenty-minute-plus improvisations on the album cover the territory of free improvisation that lies somewhere between jazz per se and new music. It is a listen that requires attentiveness and patience as the players slowly reveal their musical thinking. Your patience is rewarded with some quite interesting and thoughtful sounds.

I would love to hear these two in a trio with a drummer. But for now they have made some very interesting music for us. Thank you. Happy New Year to all!
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Open Impro review by Marco Franceschetti

Jaruzelski’s Dream – Jazz Gawronski (CF 211)
Questo lavoro del trio Jaruzelski’s Dream è free jazz italiano nella forma migliore:  intenso, musicale, vivace.

Bittolo Bon, Senni e Cusa sono esponenti di punta della scena improvvisativa della penisola, e attivi nelle principali associazioni/etichette attualmente presenti: El Gallo Rojo e Improvvisatore Involontario.

Il disco è quasi una satira del progetto a tema, un lavoro la cui referenzialità endogena (chiedo scusa al lettore per questa adeguata ma orrenda espressione) è esplicitata e rivendicata con un mix di ostentazione e autoironia.

Jaruselksi’s Dream ci propone la sua musica e ci racconta una storia: tre amici musicisti si trovano nella casa studio di uno dei tre, a Venezia, fanno un bel brainstorming sulla Polonia nell’immaginario italiano, mischiano, storpiano i nomi, e poi incidono. Non necessariamente in questo ordine, immaginiamo. I titoli dei brani sono parte integrante di questo lavoro intenso e divertente, leggero e ritmico. Alcuni sono a nostro parere geniali, come “The Mastella Variations” o “Pimpin the Papamobile”. Il Cd è sicuramente gustoso, nel senso buono del termine.

Consigliamo quindi di superare come sberleffo il sottofondo di fastidio per la foto del generale e dittatore Jaruselksi in copertina, personaggio su cui non è facile inquadrare una cifra adatta alla rivisitazione in chiave ironica.

Meglio le autoproduzioni precedenti alla edizione Clean Feed, dove il generale non compariva come icona.
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Trompalista 2010 (A Trompa)

001 – Deolinda – “Dois Selos e Um Carimbo” (EMI)
002 – peixe : avião – “Madrugada” (PAD/Sons em Trânsito)
003 – Tigrala – “Tigrala” (Mbari)
004 – Linda Martini – “Casa Ocupada” (Lisboa Agência)
005 – Hipnótica – “Twelve-Wired Bird of Paradise” (Metrodiscos/iPlay)
006 – A Caruma – “A Caruma” (iPlay)
007 – PAUS – “É Uma Água” (Enchufada)
008 – Orelha Negra – “Orelha Negra” (Arthouse)
009 – LÖBO – “Alma” (Major Label Industries)
010 – Gala Drop – “Overcoat Heat” (Golf Channel Recordings)
011 – Zelig – “Joyce Alive!” (Turbina/Universal)
012 – Bernardo Sassetti Trio – “Motion” (Clean Feed)
013 – Mão Morta – “Pesadelo em Peluche” (Universal)
014 – Camané – “Do Amor e dos Dias” (EMI)
015 – Pop Dell’Arte – “Contra Mundum” (Presente)
016 – Lula Pena – “Troubadour” (Mbari)
017 – Terrakota – “World Massala” (Ojo Música)
018 – António Zambujo – “Guia” (Harmonia Mundi/World Village)
019 – Lufa-Lufa – “Foledad” (Turbina)
020 – Sei Miguel – “Esfíngico” (Clean Feed)
021 – Samuel Jerónimo – “Rondas” (Passageiros da Maré)
022 – Nuno Prata – “Deve Haver” (Arthouse)
023 – Noiserv – “A Day in Day of the Days” (Optimus Discos)
024 – Balla – “Equilíbrio” (Vidisco/Chiado Records)
025 – Carlos Barretto Lokomotiv – “Labirintos” (Clean Feed)
026 – Painted Black – “Cold Comfort” (Ethereal Soundworks)
027 – More Than a Thousand – “Vol. 4: Make Friends and Enemies” (iPlay)
028 – Jorge Ferraz Trio – “Humanos Abençoados e Outros Contos” (Presente)
029 – Gwydion – “Horn Triskelion” (SMP/Trollzorn Records)
030 – AbztraQt Sir Q – “Extimolotion” (Meifumado)
031 – Black Bombaim – “Saturdays and Space Travels” (Lovers & Lollypops)
032 – Mazgani – “Song of Distance” (Vachier & Associados)
033 – The Poppers – “Up With Lust” (Rastlho Records)
034 – Tiago Guillul – “V” (Florcaveira)
035 – Faustino/Roder/Eberhard/Neuser – “50″ (JACC Records)
036 – Bypass – “Like Mice and Heroes” (Raging Planet/Edição de Autor)
037 – Devil in Me – “The End” (Rastlho Records)
038 – Feromona – “Desoliúde” (Amor Fúria)
039 – David Maranha – “Antarctica” (Roaratorio Records)
040 – Jonathan Uliel Saldanha – “The Earth as A Floating Egg” (Soopa)
041 – Ölga – “Samurai” (Skinpin Records)
042 – Long Way to Alaska – “Eastriver” (Lovers & Lollypops)
043 – The Soaked Lamb – “Hats & Chairs” (Panóplia)
044 – Mindlock – “Enemy of Silence” (Rastilho Records)
045 – Teratron – “As Cobaias” (Arthouse)
046 – RED Trio – “RED Trio” (Clean Feed)
047 – Guta Naki – “Guta Naki” (Meifumado)
048 – You Can’t Win, Charlie Brown – “You Can’t Win, Charlie Brown” (Optimus Discos)
049 – Indignu – “Fetus in Fetu” (Edição de Autor)
050 – Os Pontos Negros – “Pequeno-Almoço Continental” UNiversal)
051 – DJ Ride – “Psychedelic Sound Waves” (Rockit Science)
052 – Madame Godard – “Galapagos” (Femme Fatale)
053 – Anaquim – “As Vidas dos Outros” (Universal)
054 – Márcia – “Dá” (Discos Pataca)
055 – Thermidor – “Poema Seis” (Thisco)
056 – B Fachada – “Há Festa na Moradia” (Mbari)
057 – Nobody’s Bizness – “It’s Everybody’s Bizness Now” (Edição de Autor)
058 – Bunnyranch – “If You Missed The Last Train” (Artez)
059 – Octa Push – “Baluba” (Optimus Discos)
060 – Baile Popular – “Baile Popular” (EMI)
061 – Andersen Molière – “Aldeia dos Tristes” (Worten)
062 – Easyway – “Laudamus Vita” (Raging Planet)
063 – Velha Gaiteira – “Velha Gaiteira”(Edição de Autor/Ferradura)
064 – Slimmy – “Be Someone Else” (iPlay)
065 – Freddy Locks – “Seek Your Truth” (Vachier & Associados)
066 – Expensive Soul – “Utopia” (New Max Records)
067 – The Nevermet Ensemble – “Mitsubou” (Rudimentol Records)
068 – Rita Redshoes – “Lights & Darks” (iPlay)
069 – At Freddy’s House – “Lock Full Version” (Cobra Discos)
070 – Seven Stitches – “When the Hunter Becomes the Hunted” (Raging Planet)
071 – Cavalheiro – “Primeiro” (Lovers & Lolllypops)
072 – Bass-Off – “Ohmónimo” (Independent Records)
073 – Uaninauei – “Lume de Chão” (Edição de Autor)
074 – Dr. Frankenstein – “Dr. Frankenstein in 4 Dimensions” (Edição de Autor)
075 – Murdering Tripping Blues – “Share the Fire” (Raging Planet)
076 – O Cão da Morte – “Trovas Intravenosas” (Edição de Autor)
077 – Azevedo Silva – “Carrossel” (Edição de Autor)
078 – Os Dias de Raiva – “Os Dias de Raiva” (Optimus Discos)
079 – Jorge Rivotti – “Canções de Amor Pintadas de Amarelo” (Vachier & Associados)
080 – Magina – “Nazca Lines” (Ruralfaune)
081 – Claud – “Pensamento” (JBJ & Viceversa)
082 – Pinto Ferreira – “Pinto Ferreira” (Sony Music)
083 – PhaZer – “Kismet” (Raging Planet/Raising Legends)
084 – Paulo Praça – “Dobro dos Sentidos” (iPlay)
085 – Frankie Chavez – “Frankie Chavez” (Optimus Discos)
086 – dUASsEMIcOLCHEIASiNVERTIDAS – “II” (Enough Records)
087 – Atma – “Com a Mesma Alma” (Edição de Autor)
088 – Luís Costa – “Layered” (Cakes & Tapes)
089 – MOSH – “Bastard!” (Recital Records)
090 – Kandia – “Inward Beauty|Outward Reflection” (Edição de Autor)
091 – Mr. Miyagi – “To The Bone” (Infected Records)
092 – MAU – “Backseat Love Songs” (Edição de Autor)
093 – Freud&Eu – “Sinto Falta de Acordar” (Edição de Autor)
094 – Nicotine’s Orchestra – “Ghosts and Spirits” (Edição de Autor)
095 – Mind da Gap – “A Essência” (Meifumado)
096 – Discotexas – “The Forbidden Cuts Vol. I” (Discotexas)
097 – The Dixie Boys – “Mean Mean Gal” (Raging Planet/Raising Legends)
098 – Fonzie – “Caminho” (Edição de Autor)
099 – Gazua – “ContraCultura” (Edição de Autor/Raging Planet)
100 – Cintura – “Cintura” (Edição de Autor)
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