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Hailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina, the trio of Paula Shocron on piano, German Lamonega on double bass, and co-founder of her Nendo Dango Records label, Pablo Diaz on drums, for an exciting album of free jazz with lyrical intent and great technical skills, an unexpected gem from a part of world not well known for free improvisation.
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Catalog ID: hatOLOGY742
Squidco Product Code: 24151
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 3 Panels
Recorded at Estudio Doctor F in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on August 20th, 2016, by Florencio Justo.
German Lamonega-double bass
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1. Vera 7:08
2. Snake Out 6:53
3. Truth 5:47
4. Tensegridad 4:44
5. El origen Del Lenguaje 4:51
6. Connie 4:12
7. Casa Rodante 6:48
8. Universo Tiene Sentido 4:39
9. Yeelen 5:19
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"The SLD Trio (Shocron,Lamonega, Diaz) is an exciting and adventurous group of young musicians from Buenos Aires. The Argentinian capital is not a city that is exactly known for an extensive free-jazz and improvised music scene; how- ever, there is a dedicated core of artists and musicians in the city... This is a lovely and exciting album from a trio that is just as willing to give as to receive, and ready to synthesize the familiar with the unknown. On Tensegridad , these three strong, empathetic musicians are flexing their creative mus- cles, working hard together to share their excitement in making music, and giving back the community that they have received as much from."-Paul Acquaro, liner notes
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"Paula Shocron is a pianist, composer, improviser, performer, music activist, and educator.
Born in the city of Rosario, she gained great exposure at the local media since she was nominated and won the Jazz Revelation Award in 2005.Her debut album 'La voz que te lleva', Blue Art Records; had excelent reviews in national and international press.
The Paula Shocron Trio was one of her most important groups, between 2007 and 2013. It has gained recognition nationally and internationally, having played in different festivals in Argentina and abroad including Festival Casa de Teatro in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in 2009; Jamboree Barcelona, Terrassa Jazz Cava, The Concert series in Contrabaix, Catalunya, Spain and Buenos Aires Sur Scene, Paris, France.
Among her most important recordings works are "Homenaje" (2009, Sony Music) dedicate to the pianist and composer Andrew Hill; "El Enigma" (2010, Aqcua Records) with saxophonist Pablo Puntoriero; four recordings under the argentine label Rivorecords "Our Delight" (2011), "Warm Valley" (2012), "Serenade in Blue" (2012); "See See Rider" (2013), a piano solo; "Gran Ensamble" (Aqcua Records, 2011) and her first independent release "Surya" (digital version by Kuai Music).
She manages the independent label Nendo Dango Records in collaboration with Miguel Crozzoli and Pablo Diaz. It includes all her last works: "Anfitrion", by SLD Trio with Germán Lamonega on bass and Pablo Díaz on drums. "Sono-Psico-Cósmica", a two piano live recording with pianist and cornetist Enrique Norris. "Cooperative Sound ", with Matt Lavelle, Ras Moshe, Daniel Carter, Hilliard Greene and Pablo Diaz.
In 2016, SLD Trio was offered by Werner Uehlinger (hatOLOGY/Hat Hut Records) to record a second cd, "Tensegridad", released in 2017.
She has been working as artist and currently as Artistic Director with "Creatividad en Movimiento", a non-profit organization focused on the sustainable development of the creative arts.
In 2012 she began to develop her main project, "PROYECTO IMUDA", in order to investigate the relationship between music and movement. The aim was to find common codes to both artistic disciplines and work in spontaneous situations through improvisation. Over the years, these experiments began to mix with other artistic activities like painting, literature and performing arts. This group performed in different places in Argentina and abroad.
Since 2006 she teaches piano and ensamble at Jazz Career of The Manuel de Falla Music Conservatory. She also coordinates a regular workshop which main purpose is to explore the relationships between music and movement."-Paula Shocron Website (http://www.paulashocron.com.ar/bio.php)
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"Germân Lamonega was born in the Plata, Buenos Aires. He began his studies of Electric Bass at age 13, experimenting for several years with various rock groups. In the year 2002 begins the race of Orchestral Direction in the Faculty of Beautiful Arts of the Silver and the race of Instrumental of Contrabajo in the Conservatory of Music Gilardo Gilardi. Paralelamente carries out the Course "The Language of the Jazz" in charge of the pianist Jose Angelillo, which defines its inclination towards this sort.He graduated from the Professional Musician of the School of Contemporary Music and studied the Superior Technique in Jazz at the Manuel de Falla Conservatory, directed by Ernesto Jodos.
He has taken several courses, workshops and seminars in Argentina and Brazil with Ernesto Jodos, Rodrigo Domínguez, George Garzone and Jorge Helder and has taken private lessons with Hernán Merlo, Jerónimo Carmona, Ezequiel Dutil, John Hebert, Matt Penman and Mark Helias.
On several occasions he has played with Tony Malaby, Marcelo Gutfraind, Andrés Elstein, Sebastián Groshaus, Fermin Merlo, Paula Shocron, Sergio Wagner, Juani Mendez, Ada Rave, Nicolás Chientaroli, Nicolás Politzer, Alan Zimmerman, Santiago Leibson and Manuel Ochoa. It is an active part of the Jazz circuit of Buenos Aires."-German Lamonega Website (translated by Google) (https://www.glamonega.com/german-lamonega-biografia)
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"Born in Buenos Aires in 1985.
He has played, and in some cases recorded with local and international musicians. He has played in the most representative places in Buenos Aires, and he has toured around Argentina, Spain, France and USA.
He has been playing with the Enrique Norris Trío since ten years ago, with which he recorded ten albums. Currently he is part of the projects of Enrique Norris, Paula Shocron (IMUDA), SLD Trío, among others, and he regularly or eventually collaborates with different local and international artists.
He has been working as artist and currently as General Director with Creatividad en Movimiento, a non-profit organization focused on the sustainable development of the creative arts.
He is founding member of Nendo Dango Records, an independent label he carry on with Paula Shocron and Miguel Crozzoli.
Since 2010 he has been leading his own ensembles and he has three albums as leader: Pablo Díaz Cuarteto (2013), Mouna (2014), both available on KUAI Music catalogue, and his last album Destemporizador (2016), released by Nendo Dango Records.
He has also participated in different collaborations: Anfitrión (2015) by SLD Trío with Paula Shocron and Germán Lamonega, Tierra (2016) in duo with Miguel Crozzoli, and Cooperative Sound (2017) with Matt Lavelle, Ras Moshe, Daniel Carter, Paula Shocron and Hill Greene. All released by NendoDango Records.
As an educator, he teaches drums, complementary drums and rhythmic training in the Escuela de Música Contemporánea."-Pablo Diaz Website (http://www.pablodiaz.com.ar/p/acerca-de-mi.html)
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