ANTHONY BRAXTON DIAMOND CURTAIN WALL QUARTETInédit
ANTHONY BRAXTON. SAXOPHONES ALTO, SOPRANO, SOPRANINO, EFFETS ÉLECTRONIQUES / MARY HALVORSON. GUITARE ÉLECTRIQUE, EFFETS ÉLECTRONIQUES / TAYLOR HO BYNUM. CORNET, FLUGELHORN, TROMPETTE, PICCOLO, TROMBONE / JAMES FEI. EFFETS ÉLECTRONIQUES, SAXOPHONE
Anthony Braxton is a musical genius, a composer and a strategist in collective improvisation, redistributing the ideas and perspectives he developed since the beginnings of the AACM in Chicago. In his new cycles of compositions, he uses data processing to give life to new dialogues between the members of his Diamond Curtain Wall Trio.
First a trio consisting of Mary Halvorson's polymorphic guitar, Taylor Ho Bynum's cornet, bass trumpet or cornucopian trombone, always promoting the switch of instruments and range, it was enlarged with James Fei, a sax player and electro-acoustician, providing a spectral presence inside Braxtonian labyrinths...
Anthony Braxton, the utopian, gives freedom and responsibility to each musician-inventor so they can turn their art into the enchanted domain of the possible, beyond styles, images, hierarchies ... A true phenomenon.
MATTHEW SHIPP TRIO Inédit"To Duke"
MATTHEW SHIPP. PIANO / MICHAEL BISIO. BASS / NEWMAN TAYLOR BAKER. DRUMS
Sixty years after Thelonious Sphere Monk, Matthew Shipp makes a trio recording of the Ellington songbook.
However, they are completely different, and the latter sounds rather like a dissent. Matthew Shipp is not what you call a "pianist of discontinuity ", like Ellington or Monk, but rather a pianist of distortion.
You need to experiment the power and fullness of his playing, the core of sounds that shrinks and gets denser, softens and expands but never loses its power of cohesion. Like with Duke Ellington's compositions whose melodies, harmonies and rhythms were submitted to incredible pressures.
A unique experience, like "descending in the maelstrom", with what Matthew Shipp once named "Black mystery school".
RogueArt turns 10
"In 10 years, Rogue Art produced sixty albums/books/DVD, revolving around the following artists and musicians: M. Shipp, H. Drake, R. Mitchell, W. Parker, N. Mitchell, J. Léandre, R. Brown, M. Edelin, S. Dalachinsky, with creations that push the boundaries of Jazz and music as a whole. Some others make very interesting cameos such as G. Lewis, P. Kowald, J. Parker, S. Swell, D. Liebman, D. Lavant, J. Abrams, R. Mazurek, D. Petit, A. Pierrepont, E. Dawkins, D. Wessel, S. Mateen ...
Musicians have to push the limits of their projects as far as possible to satisfy the most demanding music lovers. That's what Rogue Art is about."