Gustavo Domínguez (clarinetes), Marco Serrato (contrabajo) y Borja Díaz (batería) están de vuelta. Crows are Council (Knockturne Records / Clamshell Records 2014) es su segundo disco, un álbum donde las diferentes experiencias de estos músicos (del heavy metal a la música sinfónica, de standards callejeros a la experimentación libre) van chocando y uniéndose entre sí y vuelta a empezar. Porque para preservar algo es necesario avanzar en círculos con la mirada puesta atrás. La exploración abstracta (“Gĉod”) o la agresividad desbocada (“Crows are Council”) siempre van de la mano de las notas y el tempo (“Thimble Capp”, “Chalybs”), y éstas deben estar presentes. Aunque sea para no ser tocadas.
Un disco co-editado por Knockturne Records y Clamshell Records que deja claro que hay vida más allá de Orthodox, en el que se crean espacios de improvisación y oscuro caos estructurado, mezclando elementos de la instrumentación del free jazz con raíces en el heavy metal y la música contemporánea.
Gustavo Domínguez (clarinets), Marco Serrato (double bass) and Borja Díaz (drums) are back. Crows are Council (Knockturne Records / Clamshell Records 2014) is their second record, an album where all their different experiences (from heavy metal to symphonic music, from street standards to free experimentation) collides connecting within themselves for then to start all over again. Because, in order to preserve something, it is necessary to go forward in circles but always looking backwards. Abstract searching (“Gĉod”) or unbridled rage (“Crows are Council”) always go hand in hand with keynotes and the right tempo (“Thimble Capp”, “Chalybs”), even if they are not to be played.
A record co-released by Knockturne Records and Clamshell which makes it clear that there is life beyond Orthodox, and where improvisation and structured dark chaos are created mixing elements from free jazz instrumentation with extractions from heavy metal and contemporary music.
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This superb recording can be downloaded in several file formats and resolutions, including hi-res 24/96 AIFF. Tightly arranged essays at the intersection of jazz, free improv and new classical music. For those with a special interest in the clarinet family of instruments, this album is indispensable. embouchure
The Chicago wunderkind's debut album is half lo-fi hip-hop pianos and breakneck drumming, half polished pop songs full of orchestral arrangements and whimsical but melancholic melodies. Bandcamp Album of the Day Nov 23, 2020
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Contemporary, yet steeped in an understanding and love of the genre, Kirchner's compositions are first rate, the covers judiciously selected, and the playing throughout is absolutely first rate. Hard to pick anyone out, but the bass clarinet is just sublime.
Stellar performances and terrific compositions. This is seriously good jazz, deeply spiritual in many ways, but with a confident, energised spring in its step.
Sure to be one of the standout jazz releases of 2018. Michael Mueller