‘CHILD OF ILLUSION’ is one of the newest releases of “Clean Feed Records”. Album was recorded by three famous jazz masters – Chris Pitsiokos (alto saxophone), Susana Santos Silva (trumpet) and Torbjörn Zetterberg (drums). Sharp, violent, aggressive, expressive, passionate and filled with wide spectre of colors and sounds – that’s how we could call the improvisations created by three great jazz masters. All three musicians have hot, expressive, thrilling and sharp playing manner – their improvisations are filled with loud, powerful and hot bursts of energy, turbulent and roaring free improvisations, original, extravagant and bright musical decisions and passionate musical language. Three jazz masters can organically and naturally fuse together innovative musical decisions and contrasting episodes. Their music is filled with numerous of different playing techniques, special effects, fascinating musical experiments and unusual timbres. Musicians demonstrate their own and unique sound – they create it by combining together attractive, hot and charmign playing manner, precise and just wonderful playing technique and musical experiments in all sections of musical language. The improvisers are open to new and extraordinary ways of playing, extravagant and innovative musical decisions, specific and synthesized sounds, forms and other elements. The synthesis of all these things form remarkable, sharp, harsh and terrific sound of their music.
‘CHILD OF ILLUSION’ is filled with moving, attractive, bright, sharp and luminous improvisations. Three great and famous avant-garde jazz stars are playing together – their improvisations are fullfilled with shrieky, dramatic and luminous solos, violent and furiously roaring blow outs, splendid riffs, sharp, harsh and aggressive pieces, remarkable, free and thrilling melodies and other elements of musical language. The musicians are full of fresh and innovative ideas – they are always willing to create exceptional and interesting sound, who is colored with outrageous tunes, weird musical decisions and original stylistic combinations. They also are demonstrating their own sound, taking on risky and adventurous stylistic changes and making drastic and lousy turns. All the compositions are based on synthesis between various avant-garde, modern and experimental jazz styles. Musicians make a tribute to great and the most famous avant-garde jazz pioneers – their taking on their traditions, main and the most effective elements of their improvising styles and fuse them with innovative instrumentation and the newest tendencies of avant-garde jazz. The mix of traditions, basics and fresh sound experiments makes a bright, intense, original and passionate sound. The main mood of the compositions is very sharp, rude, aggressive, provocative and harsh. That’s especially strongly heard in improvisations of Chris Pitsiokos and Susana Santos Silva. His improvistions always are splendid, aggressive and sharp – experienced and talented improviser is improvising just marvelously in this album. His improvisations are more similar to free playground – it’s real burst of energy. Improviser is playing extremely loud, expressing dozens of different moods and expressions, producing sharp, outrageous, weird and aggressive timbres. The improvisations are made spontaneously – it’s especially vivid, essential, suggestive and live. Saxophonist is always open to bright and innovative musical decisions and specific ways of playing. Vivid, shrieky, turbulent and luminous improvisations give a main tune to the compositions, make solid and effective melodic line and active mood of whole compositions, Susan Santos Silva’s trumpet is as much active, violent and sharp as Chris Pitsiokos. These two improvisers have interesting and active playing manner. Trumpet’s melodies are flowing, terrific and dizzy – it’s filled with virtuosic and furiously fast solos, harsh, bright and adventurous melodies, colorful ornaments and abbreviations, innovative ways of playing and expressive musical language. Her trumpet is shrieky, loud, ambitious and powerful – it’s gently get together with vivid, active, aggressive and sharp saxophone. Both musicians are improvising cordially and with passion. Their conversations are dynamic, moody and bright – it makes an effort to impressive, gorgeous and suggestive sound of whole album. Drum section is very energetic and moving – it’s leaded by Torbjörn Zetterberg. Drummer masterfully fuses together provocative and complicated rhythms of modern jazz, free and turbulent improvisations, abstract, subtle and gentle pieces, hard core, Afroamerican music rhythms and various rhythmic forms of other jazz and contemporary academical music styles. Moving, attractive, touching, thrilling and hot rhythmic section makes solid, gorgeous, active and dynamic rhythmic base of whole compositions. Dynamic, surprising and impressive compositions, improvised by three great jazz masters, have remarkable and innovative sound.