Juniore's second album - recorded often live to a 16 track - sounds like an amalgamation of their favourite French 60's muses like Francoise Hardy, Brigitte Bardot and Anna Karina with the new wave spark of Devo and the B-52's.
Eskelin - Weber - Griener Pearls, The
Intakt CD INTAKT331 7640120193317 15 Nov 19
Ellery Eskelin -Tenor Saxophone Christian Weber – Bass Michael Griener – Drums At any given time in the past few decades, saxophonist Ellery Eskelin, bassist Christian Weber and drummer Michael Griener have been members of genre-defining trios across Europe and the US, proving just how vital jazz is today in its historical form as well as in free playing styles. In the trio Eskelin, Weber and Griener play free music and traditional jazz. They do not melt down the playing styles, but alternate, contrast and deepen them. With the new CD The Pearls they present their second studio record after their critically acclaimed CD "Sensation of Tone". Ellery Eskelin writes in the liner notes: "In jazz we talk about playing time and playing free. Playing time usually means expressing a steady pulse and playing free usually means not adhering to a steady pulse. Either way there is still the sensation of movement, time. In making this recording I was struck by the ways in which time can simultaneously be so exacting, so malleable and so multi-dimensional. In these performances you'll hear free improvisations (with no preconceived forms or steady time pulse) as well as renditions of classic compositions from an earlier musical form directly addressing time, Ragtime."