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   Free And Equal

Год издания : 2003

Компания звукозаписи : ECM

Время звучания : 1:07:08

Код CD : ECM 1802 (017065)

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CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Jazz (Free)      

Recorded June 2001, Live at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

The work, originally entitled "That's Right", was commissioned for the Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2000 by BBC Radio 3. It received its first performance in the Norwich Cathedral on October 6, 2000.

John Surman's new music for brass choir and improvising reeds and drums. Classical ensemble London Brass joins the Surman/DeJohnette duo in a live recording from London's South Bank. An exciting disc that has affinities with other Surman-composed projects including "Coruscating" and "Proverbs and Songs".

All Music Guide


Free and Equal finds the saxophonist exercising his compositional prowess while still leaving plenty of room for the impressive improvising skills that have earned him a rep as one of Europe's most intriguing reed players. The setting is a suite of nine pieces with notated ensemble sections played by the keen 10-member classical outfit London Brass. Cleverly linking several of the pieces are intuitive duos by Surman and DeJohnette. Dynamics are flaunted, the music steadily shifts its weight, and as one episode leads to the next, you come to understand you're in the hands of a master.

Jim Macnie, DownBeat

Surman generates powerful blends of meditation and excitement of his own - check the thrilling choir-like swells and fades on Sea Change. Surman's and DeJohnette's dialogues provide most of the improvisational interest. The drummer's abstract sound palette sits alongside his remarkably melodic technique and time-stretching swing. Surman is fluid and mobile on all reed instruments, wriggling around him, and French horn player Richard Bissill adds a boldly spontaneous abstract improvisation. Surman explores a Sonny Rollins-like calypso on baritone and English-sounding brass fanfares turning into southern-European folk-dances on Soprano sax. John Barclay's agile, silvery-toned trumpet playing is startlingly loose and inventive against DeJohnette's fitfully explosive drumming. ... This is a subtly formidable piece of work.

John Fordham, The Guardian

Free and Equal ist eine live aufgenommene Suite, die aus neun wiederum ganz unterschiedlichen Satzen besteht, mal hymnisch kompakt, mal mit jener Vorliebe fur ungerade Taktarten, wie Surman sie seit je pflegt. Die Spannung dieses Werks entspringt ma?geblich dem Wechselspiel zwischen komponierten und improvisierten Teilen. Der Titel ist zweideutig. Er bezieht sich ausdrucklich auf die Deklaration der Menschenrechte, bezeichnet aber zugleich das Prinzip der Musik selbst, die in ihren improvisierten Passagen "frei" ist, aber Solisten und Ensemble (oder Improvisation und Komposition) "gleich" behandelt.In einer Zeit, da die Kritik immer mehr auf Beschreibung verzichtet und nur noch an Benotung Vergnugen zu finden scheint, an plakativen Formulierungen, die sich in der Werbung zitieren lassen, zogert man, Wertungen und Empfehlungen abzugeben. Die Hemmungen seien hier uberwunden: John Surmans neue CD sollte nicht versaumen, wer an differenziertem, artifiziellem, erfinderischem Jazz Interesse hat. Solche Aufnahmen gibt es nicht alle Tage.

Thomas Rothschild, Titel Magazin

As expected, Surman and DeJohnette display the quality that makes their association so special. They have a deep capacity for empathy, conveyed in explicit or subtle responses to one another's playing. The mutual admiration inspires a refined playfulness. For instance, Surman on baritone wryly smiles through his mouthpiece at his drummer friend after the London Brass drops out mid-way through "Sea Change". Elsewhere, he excels on soprano and on bass clarinet. DeJohnette beautifully executes his piano parts in the first two movements before bringing his expertise and tremendous musical logic to the drum kit. His solos are few but wonderful. Ticket buyers must have sat on the very edge of their seats through the duration of the concert.

Frank-John Hadley, Jazziz

  Соисполнители :

Andrew Crowley (Trumpet)
Ann McAneney (Trumpet, Flugelhorn)
Dan Jenkins (Trombone)
David Purser (Trombone)
David Stewart (Trombone)
John Barclay (Trumpet)
Owen Slade (Tuba)
Paul Archibald (Trumpet)
Richard Bissell (Horn)
Richard Edwards (Trombone)

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Наименование трека



   1 Preamble         0:04:12 Surman
   2 Groundwork         0:09:33 -"-
   3 Sea Change         0:10:15 -"-
   4 Back And Forth         0:11:52 -"-
   5 Fire     T       0:06:47 -"-
   6 Debased Line         0:05:03 -"-
   7 In The Shadow         0:06:57 -"-
   8 Free And Equal         0:08:48 -"-
   9 Epilogue         0:03:42 -"-


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