The Ganelin Trio
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||Non troppo||The Ganelin Trio||40:39||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||New Wine||The Ganelin Trio||36:35||Album Only||View In iTunes|
Old Bottles is a remarkable recording that presents two vintage, extended Ganelin pieces in new settings. The first, "Non Troppo, is an unissued live recording from 1983, while "New Wine" was previously available on LP (Leo, 112). Vyacheslav Ganelin (on piano and electric guitar, and more), Vladimir Tarasov (on all manner of drums and percussion), and Vladimir Chekasin (on saxophones, clarinets, bassett-horn, trombone, and voice) start "Non Troppo" quietly — not exactly the way they've played it in the past — with many surprises to follow. Taking on Bartok's "Microcosmos" as a foundation for group improvisation is a heady thing, but these three make it seem like a Road Runner cartoon! This is harmonic invention stretched to its most extreme, and then torn apart in the interest of something completely new and different that might not make sense, but makes sense somehow.
"New Wine" reveals, in a much more careful, though still intense way, how the group's architecture of improvisation worked, going from the inside out, including an intricate drum solo, a reinvention of "Too Close for Comfort," and time signatures colliding with key changes, as harmonic response and melodic convention are tossed into the dustbin. All of the freedom in the piece was earned by the restraint of the beginning, and a wealth of generated ideas. This track is one of the most stellar examples of how group improvising happens. Old Bottles is two sides of the Ganelin Trio that are most compelling: a willingness to throw convention to the dogs in order to find music's heart (and often that heart had a really funny face drawn on it) and the taste and sheer musicianship it takes to honor that tradition as a way of creating a new kind of jazz, one excluding nothing that is honest and interesting.
Years Active: '70s, '80s
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||Play Eight||Strictly for Our Friends||9:36||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
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||Play Five||Strictly for Our Friends||5:29||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Play Four||Strictly for Our Friends||6:24||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Play Three||Strictly for Our Friends||4:07||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Play Two||Strictly for Our Friends||5:07||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Play One||Strictly for Our Friends||6:38||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||It's Too Good to Be Jazz||Encores||3:37||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
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