BJÖRN MEYER » Provenance

 

There is a distinguished tradition of solo bass albums on ECM, but Provenance is the first to be devoted to the electric bass guitar. Björn Meyer, Swedish-born and Swiss-based, has shaped a unique voice for his instrument inside the most diverse contexts, working alongside Persian harpist and singer Asita Hamidi, Swedish nyckelharpa player Johan Hedin, and Tunisian oud master Anouar Brahem. For a decade he was a member of Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin, in which his bass guitar was frequently the lead instrument. His solo work is concerned with the experience of sound in acoustic spaces: “Even though the instrument is technically non-acoustic, the music is deeply influenced by the properties of the space where it is played. The many different ways in which acoustics affect my compositions and improvisations have always been sources of surprise and inspiration. There is definitely a second member in this solo project – the room!” The participating room on Provenance is the highly responsive Auditorio Stello Molo RSI in Lugano, its rich acoustics helping to bring out all the fine detail in Meyer’s subtle playing.

ECM records

 

Björn Meyer   6-String Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass Guitar

 

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PARISIEN | PEIRANI | SCHAERER | WOLLNY » Out Of Land

 

Emile Parisien / soprano saxophone
Vincent Peirani / accordion
Andreas Schaerer / voice & mouth percussion
Michael Wollny / piano

 

ANDRÉ SANTOS & NUNO SANTOS mano a mano » RUM com JAZZ museu NOGUEIRA DA SILVA

 

The night was rather cold and rainy, the kind of thin penetrating rain that never stops, I had to walk a small distance after having parked the car, enough to be almost soaked to the skin – I guess an umbrella would have avoided it – waited for a while to buy my ticket, climbed the stairs heading to the magnificently full of art room and waited for the duo to start its performance. All was clear when the guitars resonated with sounds chosen by the brothers’ passion for what they were doing – when it ended I guess everybody felt how their inner balance was affected – readier to face whatever it had to be faced.

Outside the rain had stopped, some people were walking along the streets unaware of what they have missed –  I was getting inside the car when the rain started again …

 

 

SHABAKA HUTCHINGS & THE MANDEM » live at the Early Late Show

 

Shabaka Hutchings on saxophone Seb Rochford on drums and Neil Charles on bass

 

 

ANDRÉ SANTOS / NUNO SANTOS » Mano A Mano » Rum Com Jazz » Tonight at MUSEU Nogueira da Silva

 

We need our batteries fully charged – LIVE music does the trick!

THURSDAY | DEC 7 | 2017 | 9:30 PM
RUM COM JAZZ

MUSEU NOGUEIRA DA SILVA

 

ROBERT GLASPER » JAZZ des CINQ CONTINENTS MARSEILLE 2017

 

Robert Glasper | Mike Severson | Boom Bishop | Justin Tyson | Casey Benjamin

 

 

TERELL STAFFORD quintet » live at JAZZBALTICA 2006

 

Terell Stafford – trumpet, flugelhorn Tim Warfield – tenor sax, soprano sax

Martin Wind – bass Matt Wilson – drums Mulgrew Miller – piano