“Calenture and Light Leaks” is new release of “Weekertoft”. Album was recorded by Evan Parker (tenor saxophone) and Paul G. Smyth (piano). There’s no need to introduce these two great jazz masters – they’re the central figures of avant-garde jazz scene for many years now. Collaborations with famous improvisers, projects, concerts and tours in various world countries is the main part of their career. The improvisers have their own and original playing style – unique sound, evocative language, the best sound quality, precise and bright playing technique, drive and passion make a great mix. Musicians like to experiment in all cases – original point of view, extraction of weird timbres, rare instrumental or stylistic combos, eclectic allusions to other styles and simply stunning experiments are frequently used in their music. Driving manner, originl and impressive improvising, inventive ideas, luminous and tremendous sound are the main reasons why these two musicians are so famous and popular on international avant-garde jazz scene.
“Calenture and Light Leaks” is filled with expressive and vital sound. Universal and wide musical pattern is constructed from the basics of avant-garde jazz, spontaneous free improvisations, open form, bordering dynamics, especially wide range of colors, moods and expressions, gorgeous illustrations, ornaments, abbreviations, chords and other elements. There are several independent melodies, who are crossing with each other – each melody is bright, luminous and passionate. Finally it’s joined together to solid and bright melodic section. The musicians are individual masters – their music is filled with nique sound, contrasts, special effects and incredible instrumentation. The traditions of avant-garde jazz, its innovations and roots of 1960’s are the basements of this album. An influenze of modern jazz – bebop, post bop, hard bop and etc. – also are frequently used. The instrumentation is a marvelous and suggestive set of traditional, usual, experimental, extended and innovative ways of playing. Huge range of playing techniques is mixed up with breaking sessions, repetitive series, sharp and aggressive chord’s sequences and specific ways of composing. That makes an effort to original and dynamic sound. Evan Parker is a great saxophonist. His music is filled with brightness, drive and passion. Urgling and hot growls, radiante bursts of energy, luminous spills. hypnotising rhythms, monotonic breaking sessions, rigorous blow outs, thrilling, striking and wild melodies, vibrant riffs and light, dizzy and flowing passages contain the main part of his improvisations. The roots of avant-garde jazz are fused with the newest innovations and modern jazz. Nervous and scandalous solos have an influenze of modern jazz – complicated rhythmic, speicifc structure and expressive melodies are the main significants. Driving and tremendous melodies turn out to wild, free and thrilling improvisations illustrated with spontaneous solos, radiante blow outs and turbulent culminations. The music of Evan Parker is simply impressive – it’s moving, thrilling and dynamic, as well as lyrical, soft, gentle and contemplative in some episodes. Paul G. Smyth is a marvelous and experienced pianist. His music is totally based on avant-garde jazz – it’s a little bit related with soft tunes of modern and contemporary jazz. Roaring roulades, dizzy and furiously fast passages, moving thrills, sparkling bursts of energy, tremendous and stunning riffs, expressive and vibrant melodies colored by sharp chords and dramatic sessions contain the main part of the album. Various kinds of rhythms are used here – lonely and stable tunes are changed by repetitive series, breaking and aggressive sessions and wild spontaneous improvisations. The sequences of chords are used here frequently – extremely fast and rigorous tunes bring tremendous and luminous sound, soft consonances is the source of peaceful and silent mood. The music of this album has thrilling and expressive sound.