“The Berlyn Concert (Live)” was released by “Intakt Records”. The improvisations at the live concert in Berlin were recorded by three great jazz masters – Angelika Niescier (saxophone), Christopher Tordini (bass) and Tyshawn Sorey (drums). Musicians improvisations usually are based on free improvisation and avant-garde jazz. Turbulent and harsh solos, powerful and vibrant blow outs, effective and inventive musical decisions, interesting musical experiments, brave and noisy switches between different moods and styles – all these elements put this music right beside the other great albums of avant-garde jazz. The musicians are experimenting in all ways of musical language – especially in unusual sounds search and creation of new ways of playing. Their playing is free and spontaneous – they aren’t heasitatingto use brave, provocative and interesting musical decisions and search for new forms and species of sound. The music is very contrasting and bright – rich and evocative musical language, sudden stylistic changes, colorful and dynamic turns certaintly make an effort to it.
The music is based on avant-garde jazz and free improvisation. Musicians are trying out new ways of playing and creating very dynamic and expressive sound. Their playing style is based on harsh, sharp, aggressive and dynamic sound, which is highly contrasting with silent, abstract and peaceful episodes. Musical language is based on plyphony – independent and contrasting melodies by each improviser gently fit together in one place. This music has the relations with many other music styles. Modern and contemporary jazz styles, especially such as bebop, hard-bop, neo bop and post bop, are fused together with spontaneous and marvelous free improvisations. The intonations of academic avant-garde, experimental music are very mild and soft – it’s naturally and organically fused with various jazz styles. This music has no strict relations with academic avant-garde or contemporary academical music – the only common thing is some relations in musical language. Sharp and dissonance harmony, unusual and strange timbres and innovative instrumentation bring soft and mild intonations of academic avant-garde. Angelika Niescier saxophone melodies are full of mooving, striking and harsh solos. Expressive playing manner, inventive musical decisions and creative improvising makes an effort to whole music. This music is filled with expressive and vivacious solos, harsh, aggressive and turbulent blow outs, wide range of unusual and colorful sounds and spontaneous and remarkable improvisations. Musician masterfully fuses together experimental and traditional ways of playing, wide range of colorful and extended expressions, chords, rhythms and other elements of musical language. Saxophone improvisations have especially rapid, virtuosic and impressive sound. Christopher Tordini bass improvisations are very contrasting and bright – it’s gently goes along together with saxophone and drums. Virtuosic, stirking, vivid and expressive solos have a remarkable sound and are based on passionate playing manner. Bassist tries out new ways of playing – his music based on spontaneous improvising, dharp harmony, dissonance, harsh, powerful and deep sound and dynamic rhythmic. Deep and monotonic bass line is the opposite to the joyful and lengthy solos. It also makes a solid and firm rhythmic and harmonic section. Tyshawn Sorey drums have colorful and contrasting sound. Harsh, turbulent, loud and dynamic solos, masterful and rapid passages, intensive and vibrant tremolo, glissando and other similar usual pplaying techniques are joined together with experimental ways of playing and free improvisation. From the dark and aggressive sound it gets to vivacious, joyful ,playful and vivid, and finally – to dramatic and powerful culminations. Drums section is independent and solid – it’s highly contrasting with melodic section, brings new colors and fresh sound to the music. This album has remarkable and impressive sound.