VILLAGE VANGUARD VOL.3 - MOTIAN PAUL - CD

19.90
674000
Artist: MOTIAN PAUL
Format: CD
Status: Ενημέρωση για την διαθεσιμότητα εντός 24 ωρών
Label: WINTER & WINTER
Release Date: 13/05/2012
Number of Discs: 1
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VILLAGE VANGUARD VOL.3 - MOTIAN PAUL
Though Brad Mehldau bassist Larry Grenadier replaced the early edition's Marc Johnson, jazz percussion genius Paul Motian's Trio 2000 has retained all their original slyly camouflaged punch and appetite for spinning spontaneous melody over asymmetrical rhythms that still seethe with swing. These recordings were made four years ago, with pianist Masabumi Kikuchi and violinist Mat Maneri augmenting the core trio (completed by the great Chris Potter on sax), reaffirming Motian's knack for constant melodic, textural and rhythmic variation within a comparatively narrow frame. Kikuchi brings spacious postbop piano phrasing and abrupt Thelonious Monkish resolutions to the opener, before violinist Maneri's contributions chase Chris Potter's, then reverse to draw the saxophonist into jerky pursuit of him. The dirgey The Third Walk finds Potter chipping out percussive phrases over stabbed piano chords, then accelerating into a turmoil that resembles an encounter between Evan Parker and Wayne Shorter, and The Hoax has a lamenting, Albert Ayler-like sound that Potter develops with a mixture of postboppish fluency and bagpipe-like poignancy. Mat Maneri, who disguises a fertile lyrical imagination under a free-jazzy brusqueness, is a key factor in this powerful set's distinctive character.
FOUR STARS --The Guardian

The trio in this remarkable series of live, free-ranging blowing sessions is Paul Motian (drums), Chris Potter (tenor) and Larry Grenadier (bass), augmented on volumes one and two by Greg Osby (alto), Mat Maneri (viola) and Masabumi Kikuchi (piano). Viola and piano remain for this one, which, though probably shaded by its predecessors, contains some gripping examples of the band at a peak, notably And So to Sleep Again and The Hoax. The former is distinguished by the extraordinarily spare lyricism of Kikuchi, who probes deep as if seeking the soul of the song, and the imaginative shadow boxing of Potter and Maneri. On The Hoax , Potter delivers one of his finest solos, a telling mix of logic and surprise; with Maneri also at his best and the piano-bass-drums interplay so compelling, its rhythmic fluidity and striking sense of colour underline the band s uniqueness. --Irish Times, 28 January 2011