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Carla Bley 80 jaar en op tournee in Europa! Carla Bley 80 jaar en op tournee in Europa!

Dat Carla Bley in mei dit jaar de gedenkwaardige leeftijd van 80 jaar heeft bereikt, wil niet zeggen dat zij achter de geraniums is gaan zitten! Verre van dat, zij is alive and kickin' en op haar laatste album Andando el Tiempo is ze op de toppen van haar kunnen. De humor, de dubbele lagen, het bijtende maar ook het fijnzinnige, het zit allemaal in haar muziek, waarin je telkens weer nieuwe dingen ontdekt!

En hoe fijn is het dat zij deze zomer naar Europa komt, waar ze op 15 juli aanstaande speelt met haar trio, samen met partner en bassist Steve Swallow en saxofonist Andy Sheppard in het Bimhuis  (zie korting verderop!) en ook op Jazz Middelheim in augustus!

"Het bijzondere is dat de muziek ook hier weer een rafelig randje kent, een dubbele bodem zoals Carla Bley die alleen kan bedenken." - Jazzenzo, Cyriel Pluimakers

"In een drieluik belicht Bley de verschillende stadia van verslaving en het loskomen daarvan. Het levert typische Carla Bley-muziek op. Dat wil zeggen: achter de kalme, welluidende melodielijnen schuilt een weerbarstige wereld. Zoals in het openingsstuk 'Sin Fin' waarin piano, bas en sax elkaar telkens dreigen kwijt te raken, uit alle macht weer aanklampen, waarna het schitterende gevecht opnieuw begint."- 4**** Trouw, Mischa Andriessen

Zie ook deze Youtube video van de releaseparty van Carla!

Ook een stukje nostalgie willen we u niet onthouden. Kent u deze video nog? Van Carla Bley en Steve Swallow uit 1988, live. Wat een chemie tussen die twee, en dat is niet veranderd!

ECM Artists in Concert
Wolfert Brederode Trio (vervolg van de release tournee Black Ice)
9   juli     2016    North Sea Jazz Festival Yenisei  Rotterdam
23 sept   2016    Paradox, Tilburg
11 dec    2016    Verkadefabriek, Den Bosch

Ches Smith/Craig Taborn/Mat Maneri (releaseconcert nieuwe album The Bell)
8 juli   2016     Bimhuis Amsterdam 
9 juli   2016     NorthSea Jazz Festival  Yenisei  Rotterdam

Carla Bley
15 juli     2016    Bimhuis      Amsterdam
(Concert op Jazz Middelheim met Carla Bley gaat niet door!)

Trio Mediaeval
25 aug.   2016    Laus Polyphoniae 2016      St. Pauluskerk     Antwerpen (B)

Anja Lechner / François Couturier (Moderato cantabile)
17 sept. 2016     De Warande     Turnhout (B)
18 sept. 2016     Abbaye             Leuven (B)

Anat Fort Trio & Gianluigi Trovesi (Birdwatching)
20 okt. 2016      TivoliVredenburg    Utrecht
22 okt. 2016      LantarenVenster     Rotterdam

North Sea Jazz Festival:
VRIJDAG 8 JULI
20u Giovanni Guidi Trio - Yenisei
ZATERDAG 9 JULI
17.15u Wolfert Brederode Trio - Yenisei
19.15u Ches Smith/Craig Taborn/Mat Maneri - Yenisei
ZONDAG 10 JULI
15.15u  Michael Mantler met The Jazz Composer’s Orchestra Update - Hudson

Jazz Middelheim:
VRIJDAG 12 AUGUSTUS
19.30u Avishai Cohen Quartet
17.30u Marcin Wasilewski Trio
ZATERDAG 13 AUGUSTUS
15.30u Avishai Cohen Big Vicious
ZONDAG 14 AUGUSTUS
15.30u Avishai Cohen + Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen
 MAANDAG 15 AUGUSTUS
12.30u Craig Taborn - AVENGING ANGEL (solo)

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IL Pergolese
Maria Pia de Vito, Francois Couturier, Anja Lechner, Michele Rabbia

IL Pergolese

CD | ECM | 0028948104277 | ECM 4810427 | 11-13

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A project paying tribute to 18th century composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710 – 1736), Il Pergolese presents new arrangements and improvisation inspired by opera and sacred music. Singer Maria Pia De Vito, pianist François Couturier, cellist Anja Lechner and percussionist Michele Rabbia also consider Pergolesi’s relationship to the art music and the popular music of Naples from a contemporary perspective. The text of the Stabat Mater – translated into Neapolitan by Maria Pia De Vito – and the opera arias, are transformed into songs and vivid narrative, open frames providing the key to reinterpreting Pergolesi. François Couturier's arrangements widen Pergolesi's structures, offering space for much improvisational interaction. For Il Pergolese is a real group project with creative from all partucipants, a discourse among sounds with rhythms generated by drums and metals and sampled and real-time electronics. “Sound textures grow dense with the richness of instrumental counterpoint or are set free in electronic soundscapes and along coloristic, percussive lines, as cello becomes voice or voice becomes an instrument” says Maria Pia De Vito in a performer’s note in the CD booklet.

The project was commissioned by the Festival Pergolesi-Spontini of Jesi in 2011. Reviewing the premiere performance, Augusta Franco Cardinali of Voce della Vallesina wrote of “unforeseen impressions for the listener. Crystallized sound fragments expand into flares of notes like meteors. Pergolesi’s music emerges, becomes increasingly recognizable until it is transformed into prayer... This music, in which different styles are blended together, cannot be categorized. It would be inexact to call it ‘experimental music’, since its sound material, both vocal and instrumental, is treated with uncommon sensitivity, competence, intelligence, and stylistic elegance as well as technical expertise...” The improvisational component ensures that each performance of Il Pergolese is unique. The present interpretation was recorded in Lugano in December 2012, with Manfred Eicher as producer.

Three of the protagonists of Il Pergolese – François Couturier, Anja Lechner and Michele Rabbia are well-known to ECM listeners. German cellist Lechner has appeared on more than twenty ECM recordings playing everything from tango with Dino Saluzzi to compositions of Mansurian and Silvestrov with the Rosamunde Quartet or arrangements of Gurdjieff with Vassilis Tsabropoulos. At home with both improvisation and the classical tradition, Lechner is, with Dino Saluzzi, the subject of the documentary film “El Encuentro” made by Norbert Wiedmer & Enrique Ros and recently issued by ECM on DVD.

French pianist François Couturier is the founder-composer of the Tarkovsky Quartet, of which Anja Lechner is a member, and also plays in duo with the cellist (ECM recording in preparaion). Couturier’s other ECM albums include a solo recording Un jour si blanc, and a duo disc with violinist Dominique Pifarély, as well as recordings with Tunisian oud master Anouar Brahem.

Italian percussionist Michele Rabbia has been the principal drummer of Stefano Battaglia’s projects since 2000 and appears on several ECM discs with the pianist including Raccolto, Re: Pasolini and Pastorale a disc of duets incorporating his live electronic treatments. Rabbia has collaborated with numerous musicians, the long list including Enrico Rava, Charlie Mariano, Antonello Sallis, Dominique Pifarély, Rita Marcotuli, the Italian Instabile Orchestra, Sainkho Namchylak, Paul McCandless and many others.

Singer Maria Pia De Vito makes her ECM debut with Il Pergolese. She has long been active in improvisation and jazz with musical partners including John Taylor, Ralph Towner, Rita Marcatouli, Norma Winstone, Steve Swallow, Paolo Fresu, Gianluigi Trovesi, Giorgio Gaslini, Colin Towns and many more. Musical research, exploring beneath the work’s surfaces, has been a key element of her performances from the outset, whether the music at hand has been jazz of the American songbook, idiosyncratic Neapolitan vocal music (De Vito is herself a native of Naples), adaptations of Monteverdi with Bruno Tommaso or – as on the present disc – Pergolesi as an improvisational resource.

Maria Pia De Vito, François Couturier, Anja Lechner and Michele Rabbia celebrate the release of Il Pergolese with concerts in Naples on November 9, and Rome on November 22.

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