Frame Trio – “Luminária” (FMR, 2018)

“Luminária” is a new release of “FMR Records”. Album was recorded by Luís Vicente (trumpet), Marcelo Dos Reis (guitar) and Nils Vermeulen (double bass). The music by these famous, creative and original jazz masters always has inspiring and remarkable sound. Jazz masters have their own and original playing manner, unique sound and like fascinating, bright and astonishing musical experiments. Musicians base their music on the main elements of avant-garde jazz and the newest tendencies of contemporary experimental and modern jazz. They not hesitate to make sharp, bright and innovative musical decisions, produce strange and exotic timbres or eclectic sounds. Turbulent, energetic, vibrant and expressive improvisations are mixed together with bright and passionate playing manner, original and interesting sound, rich musical language and huge variety of strange, weird and eclectic timbres. Musicians like to mix together experimental playing techniques and traditional ways of playing, ethnic music elements, contemporary academical and experimental music intonations and many other elements. They are dedicated to create new, fresh and evocative sound by using huge spectre of different musical language elements.

“Luminária” is the set of fresh, evocative and engaging sound. The musicians are improvising marvelously and effectively. Musical language is formed by wide range of colorful, expressive and bright rhythms, timbres, chords combinations and other elements, which are naturally fused together. Free improvisation keeps the main and the most important part of the compositions. It rests the most remarkable and effective element of whole album in each composition – collectice improvisations are the sets of spontaneous, engaging, thrilling, hot and innovative improvising. Each musician here reveals his playing abilities, talent of creative and bright improvising and gets a free space to experiment in all cases and sections of musical language. The basics of avant-garde jazz are mixed together with free improvisation, main elements of bebop, post bop, hard bop and other modern jazz styles. The intonations of progressive, cool and other contemporary jazz styles also are heard here, but not as a pur element – it’s organically mixed with other jazz styles. Sharp, aggressive, provocative and complicated rhythmic, furiously fast, bright and rapid solos, dissonance harmony, specific structure – all these elements bring a typical sound of modern jazz styles. These elements are gently integrated together with free, turbulent, bright, passionate and tremendous collective improvisations. Each musician is improvising differently from the others. Bright and loud trumpet by Luis Vicente is filled with sudden jumps, light, joyful, playful and luminous solos and spontaneous musical decisions. Trumpeter masterfully founds original and terrific musical language, makes interesting, evocative and bright stylistic, rhythmic and melodic combinations. His solos are moody, dynamic and simply splendid – sudden, vigorous, roaring, vibrant or aggressive solos are gently combined together with relaxing, peaceful and silent pieces. All these elements are colorfully illustrated with specific, unique and suggestive playing manner of Luis Vicente. Marcelo Dos Reis guitar melodies are filled with intense solos, loud and bright energy explosions and gorgeous timbres. Improviser bases his music on the main elements of free improvisation and avant-garde jazz. The main traditions of early avant-garde jazz, intonations from the themes of 1960’s jazz pioneers are combined together with the newest tendencies of experimental jazz. Extraordinary and modern instrumentation, evocative and innovative ways of playing, passionate and expressive playing manner make an effort to dynamic, energetic and intense sound. Nils Vermeulen double bass solos are made by the synthesis of marvelous and precise playing technique, own and unique sound, playful, bright and independent improvising manner and suggestive sound. Roaring, bright, turbulent and free improvisations are filled with tremendous and terrific solos, luminous and passionate pieces, relaxing and peaceful episodes, solemn and slow tunes, repetitive, solid and independent bass line and many other elements. Vivacious, extremely rapid, effective and expressive passages, bordering jumps to the opposite registres, all kinds of different expressions and extended playing techniques – all these elements create an interesting, bright and original sound bass improvisations. All three musicians are improvising brilliantly and impressive – their improvising is inspiring, dynamic, suggestive and innovative.

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