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Hanslip, Mark / Emil Karlsen: Planish (Noumenon)

Saxophonist Mark Hanslip and drummer Emil Karlsen, two active figures on the UK free improv and jazz scene, in a sax & drum duo fueled by live performances, here in their first album of informed and exploratory dialog, five works that run the gamut from textural open playing to fiery free jazz, a solid first endeavor and addition to Karlsen's Noumenon label.
 

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Mark Hanslip-saxophone

Emil Karlsen-drums


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Label: Noumenon
Catalog ID: N003
Squidco Product Code: 28026

Format: CDr
Condition: New
Released: 2019
Country: UK
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded on March 5th, 2019.

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"Mark Hanslip and Emil Karlsen are a new collaboration on the UK improvised music scene. They met about a year ago on a gig in Liverpool, decided to have a play, and felt an immediate musical connection. Several gigs later they are releasing their debut record 'Planish'. A meeting of a gifted young drummer and an experienced improvised, 'Planish' is an explorations of the full scope of the sax/drums format, from textural open playing to fiery free jazz."-Noumenon



noumenon is a new UK label and platform for improvised music with a scandinavian presence. Created by UK based norwegian drummer Emil Karlsen the label showcases improvisational work with the aim of promoting creative music stretching from avant-garde jazz to contemporary European. With a growing reputation and presence on the improvised music scene - noumenon will continue promoting boundary-pushing music from the UK and beyond.


Artist Biographies

"Tenor saxophonist Mark Hanslip emerged as a key player on the London jazz scene in the mid-2000s, rehearsing, touring and recording with groups such as Outhouse, Nostalgia 77, Jonathan Bratoeff Quartet and TOM-MIX (featuring the late drummer Tony Marsh), working with major figures including Steve Lacy, Kenny Wheeler and Bob Brookmeyer (as a regular member of Hans Koller's large ensembles) and freelancing with pop bands.

Now based in Manchester, he currently plays with HTrio, folk-jazz group Twelves, drummer/composer Johnny Hunter's group, and as part of the north's rich improvised music scene with Andrew Cheetham, Phils Morton and Marks, Stephen Grew and Otto Willberg."

-Mark Hanslip Website (http://markhanslip.blogspot.com/p/biography.html)
5/23/2024

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"Emil Karlsen is a Norwegian improvising drummer currently based in the UK. Described as a "significant addition to the UK free jazz scene" and an "exceptional improv drummer", he's establishing himself on the improvised music circuit working the span from free improvisation to free jazz. Occupied with the exploring timbral possibilities of the drum kit, he performs with Philipp Wachsmann, Matthew Bourne, Phil Durrant, Maggie Nicols, Ed Jones, and the London Improvisers Orchestra to mention some."

-Emil Karlsen Website (https://emilkarlsen.com/)
5/23/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Snarl 9:52

2. Beak 7:12

3. Sink 4:44

4. Anvil 4:46

5. Raise 10:14

Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
Jazz
London & UK Improv & Related Scenes
Duo Recordings
Saxophone & Drummer / Percussionist Duos

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