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El Intruso “Best of 2009” list by different writers

Músico del Año 
Wadada Leo Smith 20
John Hollenbeck 19
Vijay Iyer 17
Bill Dixon 13
Anthony Braxton 12

Músico Revelación
Darius Jones 35
Darcy James Argue 18 
Peter Evans  14
Samuel Blaser 13
Nicholas Urie 9
Grupo del Año
John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble 15
Vandermark 5 14
The Thing 12
Vijay Iyer Trio 12
The Nels Cline Singers 10

Grupo Revelación
Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society 34
The Godforgottens 14
Fire! 13 
Lapslap 12
Darius Jones Trio 7
Álbum del Año
Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society Infernal Machines New Amsterdam 16 
Wadada Leo Smith Spiritual Dimensions Cuneiform 14 
John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble Eternal Interlude Sunnyside 11 
Vandermark 5 Annular Gift NotTwo 11 
Vijay Iyer Trio Historicity ACT Music 11 
Wadada Leo Smith & Jack DeJohnette America Tzadik 11
John Hollenbeck 31
John Zorn 18
Henry Threadgill 17
Anthony Braxton 16
Bill Dixon 15

Paal Nilssen-Love 26 
Tyshawn Sorey 25
Kevin Shea 16
John Hollenbeck 15
Nasheet Waits 15
Contrabajo / Bajo eléctrico
William Parker 31
Joelle Leandre 23
Mark Dresser 16
Barry Guy 13
John Hebert 13

Mary Halvorson 34
Nels Cline 25
Hilmar Jensson 21
Joe Morris 19
Marc Ribot 7
Vijay Iyer 28
Satoko Fujii 20
Matthew Shipp 20
Agusti Fernández 15
Marilyn Crispell 9

Uri Caine 26
Craig Taborn 21
John Medeski 20
Satoko Fujii 20
Marco Benevento 7
Tony Malaby 22
Mats Gustaffson 21
Rudresh Mahanthappa 20
Anthony Braxton 15
Ken Vandermark 14

Trompeta / Corneta
Peter Evans 53
Wadada Leo Smith 38
Taylor Ho Bynum 22
Dave Douglas 20
Nate Wooley 14
Ben Goldberg 27
James Falzone 15
Alex Ward 14
Jason Stein 12
Anat Cohen 9

Steve Swell 45
Samuel Blaser 23
Jeb Bishop 13 
Nils Wogram 11
Roswell Rudd 11
Violín / Viola
Mark Feldman 33
Jessica Pavone 24
Carla Kihlstedt 20
Jenny Scheinman 19
Carlos Zingaro 14

Fred Lonberg-Holm 30
Okkyung Lee 14
Daniel Levin 13
Peggy Lee 12
Vincent Courtois 12
Otros Instrumentos
Nicole Mitchell Flauta 28 
Brandon Seabrook Banjo 13 
Ikue Mori Electrónicos 13
Jason Adasiewicz Vibráfono 12
Marcus Rojas Tuba 11
Cantante Femenina
Fay Victor 13
Susanna Wallumrod 13
Carla Kihlstedt 9
Norma Winstone 8
Ute Wasserman 8

Cantante Masculino
Theo Bleckmann 22
Phil Minton  13
Kurt Elling 12
Antony 8
Dwight Trible 6
Músico / Grupo en concierto
Mostly Other People do the Killing 13
The Thing 12
Vandermark 5 12
Satoko Fujii 10
Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orch. 7

Sello Discográfico
Clean Feed 64
Firehouse 12 12
Intakt 10
Tzadik 10 

Han participado de la votación los siguientes periodistas (por orden alfabético):
Andrey Henkin, Antonio Branco, Clifford Allen, Ernest Pedersen, Eval Hareuveni, Guillaume Belhomme, Jakob Bækgaard, Jeff Dayton-Johnson, John Eyles, John Sharpe, Kurt Gottschalk, Laurence Donohue-Greene, Marcelo Morales, Mark Corroto, Matthew Marshall, Pachi Tapiz, Pep Salazar, García Pierre, Cécile Raúl da Gama, Roberto Barahona, Rui Eduardo Paes, Sean Fitzell, Sergio Piccirilli, Simon Jay Harper, Stef Gijssels, Stuart Broomer, Troy Collins

All About Jazz review Stuart Broomer

CF 110Carlos Zingaro / Dominique Regef / Wilbert DeJoode – Spetrum (CF 110)
A group made up entirely of strings might initially suggest chamber music, but this all-European trio produces music that crosses many boundaries, not so much to create music that’s eclectic but to define its own terrain. Portuguese violinist Carlos Zingaro is a well-known exponent of free improvisation while the bassist Wilbert De Joode has served as foundation in a broad spectrum of Amsterdam-based bands from jazz to free improvisation. But what most defines this group’s original sound is the presence of Dominique Regef, the French master of the hurdy-gurdy (or sanfona or vielle à roue, other names offered on this CD) or wheel fiddle, a medieval form of violin played with a wheel that functions as a bow. Exploiting the instrument’s drone string and employing some novel playing techniques (there are rhythmic patterns that sound like a playing card in a bicycle wheel), Regef provides plenty of sonic stimulation to Zingaro and De Joode as well as some adept improvisations.
Divided into three long tracks, the first begins with a curiously poetic prelude in which sounds that approximate a classical ensemble tuning up suddenly drift to light, wispy sounds and then fall silent. It’s almost a putting to rest of some string conventions. The longest piece, the 25-minute “Spectra 02,” begins with Zingaro archly melodic in a startlingly vibrant upper register while De Joode plays sudden arpeggios and Regef creates a “bee-loud glade,” a dense buzzing drone. If the opening would sound at home with one of the Bartók violin concertos, that intensity transmutes time, eventually creating a vibrating sonic world. It’s not one you’d necessarily associate with the practices of free improvisation, but summons up a primal village music that seems to stretch across a lost century, fusing Persian and Indian influences through North Africa into Spain and the rest of Europe. It’s a sound that is local and universal, primeval and contemporary. It’s the kind of brilliant result that can only arise in the spontaneous encounter of strong musical personalities. http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=34306

Cadence Magazine by Jason Bivins


Carlos Zíngaro / Dominique Regef / Wilbert DeJoode – Spectrum String Trio (CF 110)
The string trio featured on “Spectrum” isn’t of the orthodox chamber improv variety, though they certainly get to the woody textures, slashes and serrations, and microtonal materials that I can’t resist. What’s distinct is not only the presence of Regef’s unpredictably deployed hurdy-gurdy (drones are anything but a constant here) but the personalities of the players, less given to creating echoes of Bartok or Ligeti and more likely to create chorales out of non-melodic materials: squeals, cries in the dark, or animal mewling. Regef’s electric razor buzz in the opening minutes of “Spectra 02” is superb, cutting across and into the sounds generated elsewhere (contrasting particularly effectively with the melancholy lyricism from the violin). The piece gathers itself up into a fulsome drone that lasts for some time, and it recalls Terry Riley more than contemporary electroacoustic stuff. The players seem to excel in hesitancy, with pauses and rests being as prevalent throughout as are dizzying passages of threeway skitter-shriek. De Joode is an expert in navigating these almost tentative territories, as his long-standing employer Ab Baars seems to favor these in his trio. But he also makes his instrument improbably graceful, without ever coming across like he has cello-envy. Zingaro (I’ve no idea about the quotes on the surname, by the way) is the imp here, double-stopping and always on the verge of some fireside reel. The most caustic and dense piece is the closer, with considerable mimesis among all three (but particularly de Joode and Zingaro). It proba¬bly works better live, but it’s still satisfying. As is often the case with these kinds of sessions, the tracks are rich feasts best sampled—at least to me—one at a time. They’re each quite provocative, and filled with compelling details and ideas.
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Carlos Zíngaro’s 60th anniversary at Trem Azul

December 15th, Trem Azul Jazz Store, Lisbon.
Photos by Nuno Martins

What a party !

The Man !

The Band

The Cake