David S. Ware Trio – “The Balance” (Aum Fidelity, 2018)

“The Balance” is the newest release of “Aum Fidelity Records”. Album was recorded by “David S. Ware Trio”. The trio formed from three great jazz masters, who are the netral figures of international avant-garde jazz scene for many decades. Here together plays David S. Ware (tenor saxophone), William Parker (bass) and Warren Smith (drums). Great, impressive and innovative improvisers keep to surprise thelisteners of avant-garde jazz scene for many years now. Their music is filled with surprising ideas, fresh and evocative musical decisions, innovative instrumentation, astonishing experiments and sparkling free improvisations. Jazz masters are famous in whole wide world scene of avant-garde jazz – they are collaborating with other great, innovative and creative jazz stars. Musicians are open to bright and new ideas, shocking decisions, experimental instrumentation and many other innovative musical language innovations. Together they create impressive sound, rich and expressive musical language with wide and universal kit of instrumenting methods, new and original ways of improvising, precise and engaging playing technique, touching manner and unique sound.

“The Balance” is filled with bright and dynamic sound. This album is totally based on free improvisation and basics of avant-garde and experimental jazz. All three improvisers have suggestive and expressive playing style, hot, thrilling and wild playing manner. They like to make eclectic and exotic fusions, innovative musical decisions, fresh ideas or just simply gorgeous combinations. The musicians are paying the highest attention to the production of interesting, gorgeous, original and innovative sound. That’s why they don’t hesitate to get out of ordinary forms, strict frames or traditional improvising methods. Their music is free, wild, filled with engaging surprises and crazy bursts of energy. The basic of the compositions always is avant-garde and experimental jazz. Traditional methods and the roots of 1960’s avant-garde jazz are connected with European, Americain and Scandinavian avant-garde jazz, the newest innovations and other jazz styles. Hot, thrilling and expressive playing manner also brings the relation with bebop, hard bop and neo bop – these music styles have especially aggressive and moving playing manner, complicated rhythmic and unusual form of improvising. Musicians are using open form – it’s typical in free improvisations. It lets them to show their best abilities, search for weird timbres, strange sounds or simply crazy musical decisions. The musical pattern is colorful and multi-layed – three individual melodies are gently switched together. It’s highly contrasting with each other, but still are naturally connected in one musical pattern. Each melody brings his own and original sound and dozens of colors to the compositions. All music is based on free improvisation and spontaneous playing. Most part of the episodes wasn’t arranged before the playing – it’s created at the moment of playing and get surprising, splendid and fantastic result. Tenor saxophone melodies are vivid, bright and vital. It’s filled with dynamic mood, turbulent and free improvisations, dramatic and violent culminations, subtle pieces, gentle and warm episodes, who directly switch to roaring blow outs, passionate solos, remarkable and vivacious melodies, dizzy, charming and impressive passages and other ornaments, abbreviations and virtuosic elements. Special effects, dozens of moods, powerful risings ups and calm downs also are heart very frequently in David S. Ware improvisations. Bass improvisations are engaging and bright. It’s formed from subtle, peaceful and calm episodes, which deep, solid and stable bass line. Deep, massive and heavy tunes keep strong bass line. The charming and fantastic passages, colorful and effective glissando, strict staccato, passionate solos and vibrant culminations are the most effective and beautiful places of William’s Parker’s improvisations. Drums section is leaded by Warren Smith. Another one great, experienced and talented drummer creates energetic, turbulent, vigilent and aggressive rhythmic section. It has solid, bright, firm and stable base, which is formed from many different rhythms, expressions and sounds. The rhythmic section is driving and moving – rapid solos, violent drum rolls, roaring fanfanrs, moving and trembling arpeggio, effective vibrato, gorgeous percussion and other similar elements gently go along together with the free, wild and turbulent rhythmic improvisations. The music of this album is played with drive, love and pleasure – it has fantastic and impressive sound.

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The Cluttertones with Lee Pui Ming – “Leeways” (SnailBongBong Records, 2018)

“Leeways” is a new release of “SnailBongBong Records”. Album was recorded by “The Cluttertones”. The ensemble plays innovative and engaging avant-garde jazz – Lina Allemano (trumpet), Rob Clutton (bass, compositions), Ryan Driver (analogue synthesizer, human voice) and Tim Posgate (banjo, guitar) here play together with special guest Lee Pui Ming (piano, voice). Five great jazz masters create original, bright and passionate avant-garde jazz, who is mixed with other music styles. The basics of avant-garde jazz, sound experiments, free improvisations, wild and thrilling solos, spontaneous musical decisions always keep the base of musical pattern. It’s mixed together with aggressive and sharp bebop, expressive hard bop, cool and some other styles of contemporary and modern jazz. The repetitive playing technique, simple chords, primitive and ordinary instrumentation, quadratic form or modern, vivacious, evocative and fresh ideas, musical decisions or expressions – all these elements brought relation with contemporary academical music, academic avant-garde and other styles of modern academical music. The musicians are individual players, who have colorful and expressive playing manner, unique sound and impressive musical language.

“Leeways” is filled with bright, intense and dynamic sound. Here avant-garde, experimental and modern jazz styles are mixed together with contemporary academical, academic avant-garde, minimalism, electronic and experimental music. The music is balancing between academical, strict and evocative sound, innovative instrumentation and wild free, impressive and dizzy improvisations. The music also connects together the basics of Western Europe and Asian music. Soft intonations of China ethnic music are gently and subtly mixed with Western Europe harmony, expressions and other typical elements. Album is evocative, engaging and full of surprises – musicians are passing through different moods, styles, manners and colors. They manage to create dynamic, variable and passionate sound with rich musical language, spontaneous changes and sudden turns. From silent, peaceful and subtle pieces music goes straight to dramatic culminations, roaring blow outs, charming and bright passages, vivid melodies, sparkling and fascinating sound experiments or aggressive and turbulent collective improvisations. The music is filled with changes and colors – that really makes a strong effort to whole musical pattern and its compounds. Sometimes it’s eclectic, ascetic, ordinary and simple, illustrated with synthetic tunes of electronics or synthesizer. Musical pattern has many different layers, who are individual, but still connected together. Each of them has independent form, unique sound and own musical language and mood. There’s a huge range of playing techniques, factures, forms and expressions – polyphony meets with diatonic homophony, warm acoustics go straight with synthetic electronics. Eclectic and exotic instrumental combinations are the key to innovative and engaging searches of weird timbres and unusual sounds. Musicians are inventing new and extraordinary ways of playing, experimental and specific playing techniques, bordering dynamics and variable rhythms. The harmony also is very rich – soft consonances are used together with expressive and sharp disonances, the harmonic intonations of Asian music, strange chords or weird intervals, who are not usually used at musical language. The voice elements and banjo bring the elements, who are mostly related to ethnic music of South Europe, especially Spain or Italy. The stylistic range is so wide, that it’s impossible to predict one exact music style, to who this music is related. Roaring and charming piano solos gently fit together with passionate, light and loud trumpet, impressive passages, dizzy solos, remarkable melodies, intense guitar’s riffs, heavy hard core, soft, getle and light banjo or specific voice elements. Acoustics gently fit together with electronics – all the instrumentation of compositions is innovative and touching. From roaring blow outs, passionate and gentle pizzicatto, strict staccato, soft arpeggio, colorful and fantastic glissando and dozens of other typical playing techniques of acoustics are mixed with alterated tunes, modified timbres, vibrant and electric solos, subtle and ascetic ambient, sounds machine, sonic system’s experiments, sounds of computer and electronic devices, and a little bit of intonations similar to drone and glitch. That’s just a part of electronics playing techniques, who are used here – it’s splendidly fit together with acoustics. Two different instruments groups subtly and genuinely mixes at common and natural musical pattern. The music of this album has touching, bright, passionate, expressive and vivacious sound.

Gordon Beeferman – “Other Life Forms” (Different Track, 2018)

“Other Life Forms” was released by “Different Track Productions” this November. Album was recorded by Gordon Beeferman (piano, Hammond C3 organ), Stephanie Griffin (viola), Pascal Niggenkemper (bass) and Andrew Drury (drums). Quartet is leaded by Gordon Beeferman, who is creative and innovative improviser, active leader and musician. All musicians of the quartet are full of innovative ideas, fresh and evocative musical decisions and experimental playing techniques. All of them have new and modern point of view – their avant-garde jazz is different from the others. The basics of experimental and avant-garde jazz are fused with bebop, post bop, neo bop, hard bop, cool, other modern jazz styles, minimalism, contemporary academical music and native elements of various countries. The fusion is made in genuine, sweet and original way – the main ideas and melodies are gently illustrated and colored with sound experiments, innovative instrumentation and rich musical language.

“Other Life Forms” is based on free improvisation and avant-garde jazz. Album compositions are colorful, have sparkling, bright and dynamic sound. Musicians are innovative and open for new and fresh ideas – they frequently use experimental ways of playing, special effects and other instrumentation’s decisions, who help to create impressive and passionate instrumentation’s base. Album was recorded by four great jazz masters. Each of them has individual style, own playing manner and unique sound. Though, their music is based on innovative and always dedicated to surprise the listener and get his attention, it’s mixed along with traditions. Many traditional ways of improvising, the roots of 1960’s avant-garde jazz, improvising basics, ordinary forms, very-well known or even primitive instrumentation’s decisions are used together with innovative, fresh and modern ways of improvising. The splendid synthesis effects whole pattern and sound – it creates original, vivacious and bright sound. Open form, polyphony, abstract facture, multi-colorful pattern, expressive musical language, sparkling riffs and charming, independent and rapid melodies are the main compounds of musical forms. The free improvisation always rests the most important part of compositions – here musicians are experimenting, form intense timbres, weird noises and invente new ways of playing. Each improviser has the total liberty to change, compound and fuse different elements and improvise spontaneously. That’s the way, how dozens of remarkable and gorgeous fusions, relations and pairs are created. Piano and Hammond organs combo contain main base of melodic line, harmonic and rhythmic basement. Gordon Beeferman is trying different ways of playing, express huge range of emotions, expressions and manners. His improvising is based on energetic and expressive playing style. Subtle and calm episodes with slow tempo, simple structure and relaxing mood are mixed together with dramatic and rising culminations, provocative and scandalous solos, furiously rapid, strict and wild roulades, thrilling passages, roaring and harsh sequences of chords or intervals and other elements. All this make an effort to powerful, innovative and bright sound. It’s also unique and organic because of strong relation with contemporary academical music and its styles – that’s especially heared in organs improvisations, who are solemn, solid and natural. Stephanie Griffin brought this music much more near contemporary academical music and academic avant-garde – viola is rarely used at free and experimental jazz, it’s more likely used in contemporary academical music ensembles and pieces. Viola melodies have specific and organic sound. Improviser effectively combines together the bassics of academic avant-garde, free improvisation and experimental music. The soloist is diving through absoilutely different moods and expressions – passionate, trembling and effective solos grow to strict and rigorous culminations or go down to solemn, solid, calm and serious academical music compositions. This natural and organic synthesis makes an effort to effective, gorgeous and extraordinary sound. Pascal Niggenkemper is another one great jazz bassist, who is playing in this album. His improvisations, just as always are incredible and impressive. This is the place, there together meets tremendous solos, passionate, trembling, vibrant and bright melodies, solid, deep and repetitive tunes and gentle, light and peaceful episodes. All these elements are fused in driving, passionate and expressive way. Andrew Drury is experienced drummer, who can create leading, driving and simply fantastic rhythmic section. That’s what he does in this album – Afroamerican, Western Africa, American native music, turbueltn and free improvisations, rhythms of dances, various modern and contemporary jazz styles, dynamic rhythmic series of avant-garde jazz and dozens of other playing ways are connected here. His improvising is driving and thrilling, filled with crazy ideas, rising flows, roaring culminations or calm and subtle downs. The music of this album has exceptional instrumentation, innovative sound, precise playing technique, the best quality of sound and driving, crazy and wild improvisations. It makes an effort to splendid and remarkable sound.

Heisenberg Quintet – “Live At Kuhlspot” (Aut Records, 2018)

“Live At Kuhlspot” is new release of “AUT Records”. Album was recorded by “Heisenberg Quintet”. Experimental jazz ensemble is formed from Anna Kaluza (alto sax), Nikolai Meinhold (piano), Hannes Buder (guitar), Stephan Bleier (double bass) and Rui Faustino (drums). Quintet has its own sound, original style and modern conception. The musicians firstly make the priority to production of bright and experimental playing techniques, colorful expressions, evocative sounds and exotic combos. The search of weird timbres, strong contrasts and individual pieces are gently fused together in one place. That makes surprising, bright and vivacious sound of this quintet. Musicians proceed all the time the main idea of their improvising – they are dedicated to create fresh and innovative sound. All five members of the quintet are interesting and experienced jazz masters. Their music is filled with new ways of playing, extraordinary improvising, bright and evocative ideas and modern point of view.

“Live At Kuhlspot” has colorful and dynamic sound. The compositions are based on multi-layered musical pattern, polyphonic structure, dynamic and emotional melodic section and firm rhythmic base. Wide stylistic variety is made here – the basics of avant-garde, experimental and modern jazz are connected all together. Musicians make this fusion in attractive and interesting way. The music is especially moving and dynamic. Music also has the intonations, playing and composing techniques, who are more related to contemporary academical music or academic avant-garde. That forms more gentle, peaceful and subtle sound, who is got together with abstract improvisations and arranged pieces. All kinds of composing ways and playing techniques are used here – musicians make exotic combos, eclectic stylistic pairs, contrasting compounds and spontaneous musical decisions. Free, wild and intense improvisation is the most important element in every way. It’s the most beautiful and effective place of all, where each musician does his best and shows his abilities and talent. Inventive musical decisions, surprises, turns, dynamic and sudden changes, turbulent bursts of energy… That’s just a small part of the musical language. Wild and roaring culminations meet the silent, slow, abstract and gentle episodes, who brings piece and lyric mood to the improvisations. Subtle episodes are for expand the main abilities of instruments, produce weird sounds or strange timbres – it’s impossible to predict, when it will be changed to stormy, aggressive, intense, vibrant and expressive culminations. All this is made with pleasure, joy, drive, passion and drive – musicians make an evocative and bright sound all together. Saxophone melodies by Anna Kaluzo is the heart of melodic section. Intense and vibrant bursts, turbulent improvisations, trembling and moving solos, vivacious melodies, remarkable, wild fast and furious passages, aggressive and roaring blow outs – all these elements are heard very much in her improvisations. It gives the main tune to melodic section and bring active, rapid and touching mood. Nikolai Meinhold also is improvising just great. Furious and strict solos, vivacious and wild fast roulades, sharp chords, colorful melodic compounds, dynamic rhythms and surprising stylistic waves – all these elements contain main part of the improvisations. Piano melodies are simply fantastic and beautiful – roaring culminations, stormy and aggressive episodes, touching solos are connected with light, gentle, vivacious, soft and lyric episodes. Guitar by Hannes Buder is more solid, firm and calm. The effective places are the solos in slow parts – fascinating musical experiments, weird tunes, strange timbres and exotic combos are made here. It’s also intense and vibrant in active, wild and furious bursts of energy and collective improvisations. Double bass leaded by Stephan Bleier, form and keep straight line of bass. Firm bass and harmonic line is formed from tight, solid, repetitive and deep tunes. It’s contrasting with vibrant, expressive and sparkling solos and powerful culminations. Main fuction of bass is to keep stable and tight bass line, but it’s also illustrates the melody and bring many new colors, tunes, rhythms and chords to the main musical pattern. Rui Faustino manages to create remarkable and energetic rhythmic section. It’s fused from turbulent free improvisations, spontaneous changes, main elements of avant-garde jazz, who are connected with rapid and aggressive rhythms of bebop, complicated series of hard bop and other modern jazz styles. Rhythmic section is made with universal kit of instrumentation, so it’s effective, sparkling and gorgeous, gently fit together with any other instrument. Musicians are great jazz masters – they make the highest effort to create fantastic, impressive and dynamic sound.

 

Farida Amadou / Timothée Quost / Tom Malmendier – “QUAM” (Raw Tonk, 2018)

“QUAM” is the newest release of “Raw Tonk Records”. Album was recorded by trio – it’s Farida Amadou (electric bass), Timothée Quost (trumpet/microphone/mixer) and Tom Malmendier (drums). Trio is vivid, free and modern. All three musicians have interesting, passionate and innovative playing style. They try out new ways of playing, electronics, innovations of contemporary academical and music and experimental jazz and expressive playing techniques. Their improvisations always are filled with bright and intense sound – turbulent culminations, silent and long pauses, dynamic solos, charming and vigilent passages are just a few main elements, who contain the part of musical pattern. Free improvisation, avant-garde jazz, experimental music and bright intonations of modern jazz – these different styles are genuinely fused together in one form. The musicians are open to new and creative musical decisions and experiments, who very frequently are shocking, outrageous, weird or simply crazy. The liberty to improvise free and innovative makes an effort to whole sound – it becames fresh, evocative and expressive.

“QUAM” is dynamic, filled with sudden turns and suprises. The music is filled with bright and passionate sound. The musicians are demonstrating dozens of different playing manners and techniques, as well as recover wide abilities of oinventive and original improvising. Extraordinary musical decisions and sound experiments are important elements of whole musical pattern. Musicians are trying to create multi-colorful and expressive sound, who is illustrated with surprising solos, moody excerpts or weird timbres. That’s the main priority of all three musicians. They manage to create colorful, warm, natural, light sound, who can be scandalous, furious and roaring at the same time. The musical pattern is constructed from open form, free improvisation, solid and independent pieces, who are highly contrasting with each other. The melodies of each instrument make eclectic combos, exotic sounds and weird timbres. Musicians are taking the main roots of avant-garde jazz, but also mix them with the newest innovations and experiments of contemporary avant-garde jazz. That effects whole pattern – bring more colors, live, turbulence, energy and drive. Electric bass by Farida Amadou form and keep the solid and colorful melodic line almost all the time. Strong, bright and energetic improvisations are filled with wide range of different playing techniques, manners, moods and emotions. From intense and electric solos it gets to dramatic and furious culminations, roaring, vibrant and turbulent bursts of energy and passionate, vivid or gentle excerpts. All these elements gently fit together with silent, calm and abstract episodes with slow or mid-slow tempo, relaxing harmony and peaceful mood. Electric bass also keep firm and static bass line – monotonic tunes are repeated many times and changed silmunaseously with various rhythmic figures. Farida Amadou is not just masterful improviser – she’s also playing with drive and passion. Her improvisations are eclectic, turbulent, vibrant and simply beautiful. Timothée Quost likes fresh ideas, innovative decisions and fascinating instrumentation. He mix together bright, exclusive and moving trumpet with synthetic and modern electronics. Touching, rapid and roaring trumpet solos are filled with charming passages, dizzy and furiously rapid solos, wild blow outs, colorful and expressive riffs, remarkable melodies and dynamic changes. Scandalous and interesting trumpet has warm, natural and bright sound – it makes a real effort to whole musical pattern, especially to melodic line. Main melodic line gets dynamic, bright, vibrant and energetic. The synthesized sounds, alterated tunes, modified timbres, sonic system’s experiments, the timbres of sound’s machine, weird, strange and outrageous noises are made by using dozens of electronics and mixer. That creates a marvelous fusion of acoustics and electronics. Tom Malmendier is great drummer. His drums section is energetic, wild and free. Turbulent solos, free and touching culminations, dramatic drum rolls, extremely loud fanfars, gorgeous percussion and exotic instrumental combos – all these elements are fused together with numerous of different rhythms and playing techniques. Solid rhythmic section is against firm, bright and effective melodic line. These two pieces have its own style, mood and character – even though, it’s highly differs from each other, all three musicians manage to make a genuine and bright synthesis of all elements. This album has expressive, moving and innovative sound.

Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Ole Morten Vågan – “Happy Endings” (Odin Records, 2018)

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“Happy Endings” is the newest release of “Odin Records”. Album was recorded by the most productive, remarkable and original Scandinavian jazz ensemble “Trondheim Jazz Orchestra”, which is leaded by Ole Morten Vågan. The ensemble is formed from dozens of famous and creative jazz masters – it’s Ole Morten Vagan (artistic director, bass), Espen Berg (pianist, composer), Tomas Jarmyr (drummer), “The MaxX” (band), “Skrap” ((Anja Lauvdal/Heida Mobeck) – composers), Kristoffer Lo ( composer, tuba, guitar), Christian Wallumrod (composer, pianist), Espen Reinertsen (composer, saxophonist), Ola Kvernberg (violinist, composer), Kim Myhr (composer, guitarist), Marius Neset (composer, saxophone), Sofia Zernberg (composer, singer) and Olav Mjelva (composer, fiddler). Ensemble joins together famous, talented and creative jazz masters, composers and inventive improvisers. The ensemble had been collaborating with various artists of international jazz scene, such as Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Joshua Redman, Erlend Skomsvoll, Eirik Hegdal, Sofia Jernberg, Maria Kannegaard, Kim Myhr and many others. “Trondheim Jazz Orchestra” was founded before 17 years – till that time from ordinary jazz ensemble the orchestra transformed to bright, innovative, passionate and productive jazz ensemble. It has unique and dynamic sound, rich musical language, vivid and bright melodies and fascinating musical decisions.

“Happy Endings” is filled with dynamic and intense sound. Dozens of different rhythms, expressions, sounds, styles and tunes contain huge musical pattern. The music is based on sound experiments, innovations, spontaneous improvising and eclectic stylistic and exotic instrumental combos. The music is bright, luminous and adventurous, or – soft, light, peaceful and relaxing. All musicians are the masters of improvising – together they create unque, passionate and gorgeous sound. Improvisers like to experiment – this is the main reason, who effects directly whole musical pattern. The music is made by contrasts – the musical pattern is like colorful, tremendous and sparkling mosaic, who is constructed from contrasting pieces. Numerous of different styles are fused together. Avant-garde, experimental and free jazz are the basics of album – wild free and tremendous collective improvisations have remarkable and innovative sound. It’s fused with bebop, post bop, neo bop, cool, modal and other styles of modern and contemporary jazz. The huge number of styles creates colorful and bright sound – each instrument has its own melody and musical language. The musical pattern is colorful, rich and polyphonic – it has abstract structure, bright and wide stylistic variety, variable melodies and open form. Though, the main part of the compositions is based on free jazz, the great and natural fusion is made with other jazz styles. Musicians fuse incredibly fuse together slow and monotonic pieces, hard core, peaceful and relaxing moods with terrific, wild, thrilling and splendid passages, roaring and vibrant blow outs or gentle and light episodes. The reeds make an effort to whole sound – it’s gently fit together with guitars, brasses, stroings and drums. Saxophones and clarinet of various kinds give the main tune to the melodic section. Energetic, vivid and trembling solos with moving vibrato, passionate solos, tremendous and wild fast passages, colorful glissando and other playing techniques, special effects and weird sounds. Vibrant and roaring blow outs, scandalous culminations are made with love, passion and drive. It always brings the energy, turbulence and expression to compositions. The guitars section is active, electric and heavy – terrific hard core is a solid base for rhythmic and harmonic pattern. Modern, electric, dynamic and eclectic guitars are based on heavy and vibrant riffs, sparkling solos, passionate and moving culminations, roaring bursts of energy, subtle pauses, silent and peaceful excerpts and many other elements. The guitars have much in common with rock and avant-rock, especially in rhythmic line. It also gently fit together with reeds and other groups of instruments. Solid, firm and deep tube, gorgeous, playful and childish fiddle’s intonations, sparkling, remarkable and impressive piano melodies, moving violin solos – all these instruments bring their own character and sound to common musical pattern. It creates wide palette of colors, sounds, and timbres, who are joined together in artsy and organic way. Drum section is somewhere between avant-garde and contemporary jazz with bright intonations of rock, avant-rock and contemporary academical music. Roaring tremolo, gorgeous and warm pizzicatto, strict staccato, tremendous tremolo, bright and vivacious passages, wild fast, furious and wild free improvisations, who meet the solid, stable and slow rhythmic line – that’s the main part of drum’s section. All music of this ensemble is based on spontaneous and experimental improvising – musicians create marvelous, passionate and innovative sound by taking on risky adventures, new forms and integrating fresh ideas to their music.

Tim Haldeman – “Open Water As A Child” (Woolgathering Records, 2018)

“Open Water As A Child” is the newest release of “Woolgathering Records”. Album was recorded by Tim Haldeman (tenor sax, flute, piano), John Goode (words/vocals), Dan Bennett (alto sax), Justin Walter (trumpet), Jordan Schug (cello), Jonathan Taylor (drums) and Ben Willis (bass). Ensemble has incredible, passionate and charming sound. Drive, expression, turbulence, wild energy and touching melodies are blended together. Musicians are great jazz masters – they have a huge experience of improvising and collaboration with other famous jazz masters. The main reason, why they are the main figures of international avant-garde jazz scene, is their creativity and the will to create new and fresh sound. Improvisers like shocking musical decisions, fascinating and provocative experiments, moody and dynamic turns, colorfl excerpts or scandalous and roaring culminations. They are full of evocative and innovative ideas, have their own point pof view, modern musical language and unique sound. All that makes an effort to whole sound – it’s always gorgeous, impressive and modern.

“Open Water As A Child” is filled with bright, luminous and dynamic sound. This album is balancing between open, turbulent and free improvisations, avant-garde jazz and the intonations of some styles of contemporary academical music. There dozens of different moods, characters and expressions, who are used in this album. All compositions are based on free and polyphonic facture, open form and creative, impressive and marvelous improvisations. Musicians are diving through absolutely uncompairable styles and its elements – they fuse together turbulent and spontaneous avant-garde jazz, aggressive bebop, moving and rapid post bop, calm and relaxing cool jazz, soft and modern contemporary jazz, contemporary academical music, vocals, recitals and other spoken elements. This artsy synthesis is made naturally – the music is filled with marvelous and energetic solos, wild and terrific bursts of energy and innovative, touching and turbulent collective improvisations. The instrumentation is gorgeous and innovative – especially huge spectre of traditional playing techniques is connected with experimental ways of playing, as well as special effects, electronics and weird timbres. That forms multi-colorful, multi-layed and polyphonic musical pattern, who is based on synthesis of contemporary academical music and experimental jazz. The melodic section is solid and gorgeous. It has remarkable melodies, impressive special effects, dizzy passages and bordering dynamics. Melodic line always is the most important element of all musical pattern. It creates the basic of the album, recovers its character, sound and the main abilities of improviser. Here, in this album, all compositions are based on free structure, polyphony and open form. Piano, flute and sax improvisations by Tim Haldeman are dynamic and moving. Musician gently and virtuosically twists between passionate and moving piano solos, soft, relaxing and calm flute with gentle and gorgeous solos, vibrant and electric saxophone’s blow outs, bright and turbulent energy’s explosions, terrific improvisations, dizzy passages, remarkable melodies and driving excerpts. All kinds of musical language gently fit together – it’s also combined together with other instruemtns. The improvisations by Tim Haldeman bring passion, brightness and vitality to the compositions. Dan Bennett’s saxophone is dynamic and passionate – musicians gently plays with contrasts and eclectic connections. Slow, sad, lyrical or gentle episodes he straightly combines together with bright, moving and remarkable solos, aggressive melodies, complicated rhythms and vivacious pieces. His solos also have many effective and gorgeous episodes – it’s marvelous blow outs and impressive bursts of energy. Trumpet by Justin Walter is bright, loud and powerful. Sometimes it’s gentle, light and rapid, sometimes – rigorous, strict or passionate and warm, but never – boring. Musician varies between dozens of different playing techniques, who are marvelously combined together. The music has charming solos, roaring and vibrant blow outs, suggestive culminations and dizzy passages. The improvisations are especially colorful, bright and gorgeous. Cello (Jordan Schug), bass (Ben Willis) and vocal and words (John Goode) contain the main background and colorfully illustrate the mjusical pattern. Subtle, deep and solid bass line, moving, touching and trembling cello solos, silent and abstract episodes gently fit together with recitals, spoken elements or vocal. It bring different sound, which is more subtle, calm and relaxing than roaring and terrific solos of reeds or aggressive piano. Jonathan Taylor is keeping firm, solid and dynamic drums line, who is as much independent and gorgeous, as melodic section and background. Rhythmic section is synthesized from rapid solos, furious and wild drum rolls, powerful fanfars, subtle episodes, free improvisations, terrific and turbulent culminations or simply beautiful and light excerpts. The music of this album is created spontaneously and with passion – it has remarkable and innovative sound.