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Frantz Loriot & Manuel Perovic Notebook Large Ensemble - Urban Furrow (2015) [Modern Creative, Avant-Garde Jazz]; FLAC

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Frantz Loriot & Manuel Perovic Notebook Large Ensemble - Urban Furrow (2015) [Modern Creative, Avant-Garde Jazz]; FLAC

Unread postby Mike1985 » 03 Jun 2020, 13:36

Artist: Frantz Loriot & Manuel Perovic Notebook Large Ensemble
Album: Urban Furrow
Genre: Modern Creative, Avant-Garde Jazz
Label: Clean Feed
Released: 2015
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
  1. West 4th
  2. Division
  3. To Hr
  4. Blue Almonds
  5. Waiting for Miss Weiss
  6. Echo


  • Frantz Loriot - viola, composer
  • Manuel Perovic - conductor, arranger
  • Joachim Badenhorst - tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
  • Sandra Weiss - alto saxophone, bassoon
  • Matthias Spillmann - trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Silvio Cadotsch - trombone
  • Dave Gisler - electric guitar
  • Deborah Walker - cello, voice
  • Silvan Jeger - double bass, voice
  • Yuko Oshima - drums

French-Japanese violist Frantz Loriot use to keep a little notebook with him, in which he writes all the musical ideas coming to his mind. One day, he noticed there was sufficient material to work with. He had a conversation with Swiss arranger and composer for big bands Manuel Perovic and the decision of founding an ensemble capable to play jazz with the pop song format and an experimental approach was made. And here it is the Notebook Large Ensemble, formed by musicians of five different countries with very distinct backgrounds. Why the combination of multiple genres and styles, you may ask. Well, why not? Even Iannis Xenakis said that putting boundaries between music idioms «makes no sense». Himself with a long experience in orchestras (lead by David S. Ware, Anthony Braxton, Barre Phillips, Joelle Léandre, Joachim Badenhorst, Pascal Niggenkemper and others), Loriot wanted to explore two old, but also always new, challenges: how to improvise when there’s a large number of musicians involved (10 in this case), and how to write and arrange music for improvisers? The answers are in “Urban Furrow” and they’re much, much more than convincing…

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