Daily Archives: October 4, 2012

All About Jazz review by Glenn Astarita

Igor Lumpert Trio: Innertextures Live (CF 257)
Slovenia-reared tenor saxophonist Igor Lumpert hurdles and leaps onto the progressive jazz radar with his inaugural solo effort for Portugal’s highly respected and progressive record label, Clean Feed Records. This live release, featuring a prominent New York City-based rhythm section, highlights the leader’s sophisticated outgrowths via the bustling frameworks, often designed with ascending cadences, brisk bop vamps, subtle explorations and linear progressions. With all-universe drummer Nasheet Waits and bassist Christopher Tordini often providing volcanic support, Lumpert gets a lot of mileage out of the core jazz trio format.

Kinetic energy amid capacious hues and shades, meld with ballsy stylizations throughout. On “Open The Safe,” Lumpert conveys a host of intricacies with odd-metered rhythmic pacing and mesmeric variances in pitch. Cohesive, yet full of split-second surprises, the artist injects cunningly deceptive tactics. The band segues into hyper-mode bop, where the saxophonist takes his time building a new theme, yielding a bit of food for thought, as Tordini tempers the flow with a searching solo and takes matters down to a near whisper. The trio closes the piece with the complex primary motif, while producing the maximum level of entertainment along the way. Indeed, Lumpert communicates guile, patience, a broad jazz vernacular and a crafty sense of the dynamic.
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=43003

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Le Son du Grisli review by Luc Bouquet

Pão – Pão (SHH 002)
Soit Pão, trio portugais réunissant le saxophoniste Pedro Sousa, le claviériste-percussionniste Tiago Sousa et le manipulateur de bandes et d’objets Travassos.

Petits frères de The Necks, leurs songes sont hypnotiques, lancinants. Leur horizon est de brumes et de nappes. Leurs paysages sont désertés et ne s’y dépose aucune autre harmonie que celle, minimale, s’éternisant sur les trois longues plages du disque. Le saxophoniste ténor module parfois ses effets : le voici prolongeant l’harmonique, caquetant son souffle ou poussant de poignants cris de désolation. Ainsi, passant de l’apaisement à l’épuisement mais ne remettant jamais en cause la tournure originelle, la musique de Pão navigue, impassiblement, en un vaste océan aux troubles et pesantes lenteurs.
http://grisli.canalblog.com/