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Villavecchia, Liba Trio (Reviriego / Trilla) + Luis Vicente: Muracik (Clean Feed)

Trumpeter Luís Vicente joins the Spanish saxophonist Liba Villavechia's Trio with double bassist Alex Reveriego and drummer Vasco Trilla for a studio album of four Villavecchia compositions, and one each from Reviriego and Vicente, propelling the band into hard swinging free improv balanced with introspective abstraction and sonic extensions; masterful.
 

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Liba Villavecchia-alto saxophone

Luis Vicente-trumpet

Alex Reviriego-double bass

Vasco Trilla-drums


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UPC: 560906300698

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF669CD
Squidco Product Code: 34642

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2024
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at La Casamurada in November, 2022, by Jesus Rovira.

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"Since forming in March 2021, the Liba Villavecchia Trio have channelled a singular spiritual mien, borne of shared experience, reflection and reminiscence, with previous albums, Zaidin (2022) and Birchwood (2023) capturing the group's esprit de corps in vividly contrasting approaches, hopscotching from propulsive swing and fractious bustle, to smouldering disquisition and evocative abstraction.

Now with the addition of versatile Lisbon-based trumpeter Luis Vicente to their ranks, saxophonist Villavecchia, drummer Vasco Trilla and double-bassist Alex Reviriego amplify this exceptional Iberian hivemind, transforming magic triangle into squared circle.

On Muracik, an intensive Robert Musil-like assay into the collective soul, this auspicious union lays bare a detailed anatomy of regional commonalities - common roots, perceptions, memories and feelings - realised through effusive composition and impassioned improv, alternating between locomotive bursts of punchy horn-led lyricism and enigmatic passages of allusive dissonance.

Together the quartet become conduits for sounds, sonorities and sensations from their native peninsula - the breeze of westerly winds, the clickity chirrup of gossiping cicadas kicking it in the sun, the crunch of arid soil trodden beneath the boots of millenary peasants - while also paying homage to absent friends (both human and non-human), as well as sax titan Ornette Coleman, the icon's influence writ large throughout this most profoundly expressive, revealing and unapologetically emotional of works."-Clean Feed


Artist Biographies

Liba Villavecchia (Javier Villavecchia) is a Spanish saxophone player. He is known for the groups Agustí Fernández 4uartet, Cactus, Ensemble Impromptu, Factoría Musical, Sin Anestesia, and Trio Local.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/1671171-Liba-Villavecchia)
6/10/2024

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"Luis first picked up a trumpet when he decided to participate in a Philarmonic Association. Later he had private classes with Tomás Pimentel.He attended the Escola de Jazz Luís Villas Boas/ Hot Club de Portugal, where he had the chance to study with João Moreira, Tomás Pimentel, Vasco Mendonça, Afonso Pais, Filipe Melo, Bruno Santos e André Fernandes. During these years, he also participated in workshop with musicians such as Evan Parker, Chris Speed, Mário Laginha, David Binney, Jesse Davis, Julian Arguelles, Ohad Talmor, André Fernandes, Pedro Madaleno e Phil Grenadier.

He already played in dozens of venues and festivals in Portugal and across Europe. He performed and recorded with Carlos Zingaro, Wilbert De Joode, Akira Sakata, Johannes Bauer, Oori Shalev, Jorrit Dijkstra, Kaido Yutaka, Jasper Stadhouders, Giovanni Di Domenico, Mary Oliver, Nuno Rebelo, Jonathan Hafner, André Fernandes, Joost Buis, Marco Franco, Steve Heather, Mette Rasmussen, John Dikeman, Roberto Negro, João Lobo, Hugo Antunes, Valentin Ceccaldi, Seppe Gebruers, José Ernesto Rodrigues, Onno Govaert, Rodrigo Amado, Tó Trips, Luís Lopes, Federico Pascucci, Théo Ceccaldi.

Currently he plays his own tunes in trio and quartet and is a member of : Vicente|Marjamaki; Clocks& Clouds; Fail Better!; Twenty One 4tet; Deux Maisons; Chamber 4; W.A.S?; Jasper Stadhouders' International Improv Esnsemble."

-Luis Vicente Website (http://luis-vicente.wixsite.com/luisvicente)
6/10/2024

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Alex Reviriego is a Spanish double bassist known for the groups Memoria Uno with Agusti Fernandez, Phicus, Pindio, Völga, and Alguns Homes Bons.

-Squidco 6/10/2024

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"Born in Barcelona, Vasco Trilla started playing drums at the age of nineteen. His first influences were progressive rock and metal, but gradually he developed an interest in a variety of different genres such as jazz, Indian music, African music, klezmer, free improvisation, etc.

Since then he has collaborated, toured and recorded with many different bands and projects such as Boi Akih (an ethno-jazz band from the Netherlands), Planeta Imaginario (progressive jazz-rock) October Equus (avant-rock), The Oddvisers (pop-avant), Fine! (indie pop-rock), Mundo Flotante (ethno-jazz-rock), Kaulakau/Cobla Sant Jordi (an ethno-jazz Catalan orchestra), Filthy Habits Ensemble (a jazz octet playing Zappa's and Stravinsky's repertoire), Cows On Trees (a jazz-improv quartet with Susana Santos Silva and Kaja Draksler), Balimonster (an impro-ethno duo with Angel Ontalva), Yedo Gibson-Vasco Trilla duo (an improv sax & drums duo), Outerzone (jazz-core), Reptilian Mambo (mambo free rock), Liba's Traum, etc.

In the last years he has been playing and experimenting on the free-improv scene, applying extended techniques to the kit and treating it as a textural-melodic instrument. Blowing, bowing, scratching, playing with hands and all kinds of objects, all is valid to expand the vocabulary of this innovative percussionist. He played with improvisers, such as: Lotte Anker, Marshall Allen, Yedo Gibson, Susana Santos Silva, Kaja Draksler, Jasper Stadhouders, Mikloaj Trzaska, Martin Kuchen, Richard Barrett, Jorma Tapio, Christher Bothen, Marc Stucki, Luc Ex. etc...

He has released around 30 CDs in labels such as Cuneiform Records (USA), Altrock Records (Italy), Leo Records (UK) Discordian Records (Barcelona, Spain), Audition Records (Mexico), El Negocito Records (Belgium), Jacc Records (Portugal), Fmr Records (UK)."

-Vasco Trilla Website (http://vascotrilla.com/)
6/10/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Anticipation 08:36

2. Muracik 06:21

3. Expansion 11:37

4. Vika 07:09

5. Ornette Surrounds 07:35

6. Resolution 08:21

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