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Clusone 3

Soft Lights And Sweet Music

Clusone 3: Soft Lights And Sweet Music (Hatology)

Michael Moore, Ernst Reijseger and Han Bennink's excellent Clusone 3 trio in a reissue of their 1993 album playing mostly Irving Berlin compositions.
 

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UPC: 752156065722

Label: Hatology
Catalog ID: Hatology657
Squidco Product Code: 10923

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2008
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded September 2 & 3, 1993 by Peter Pfister at Radio DRS Zurich.


Personnel:

Michael Moore-reeds

Ernst Reijseger-cello

Han Bennink-drums

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"Michael Moore was born (1954) and raised in Arcata, California, USA. After absorbing music at home, playing locally and attending The College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University, he moved to Boston to study with Jaki Byard, Gunther Schuller, Ran Blake, Joe Allard, George Russell and Joe Maneri at the New England Conservatory of Music, graduating in 1977. After a year in New York City he travelled to Europe for the first time in the summer of 1978 to play with Available Jelly, the musical accompaniment to the Great Salt Lake Mime Troupe. Since 1982 he has made his home in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The early '80's found him working in the theater (Baal, Dogtroep, De Voorziening, Teo Joling, Mug met de Gouden Tand) and dance (Pauline De Groot, Katie Duck, Allessandro Certini, Shusaku Takeuchi and Virgilio Sieni) as well as various musical contexts such as Gijs Hendricks' Octet, Franky Douglas' Sunchild, Guus Janssen's Septet and Maarten Altena's Quartet and Octet. Later he played and recorded with the groups of Mark Helias, Gerry Hemingway, Sean Bergin, Maurice Horsthuis, Georg Graewe, Klaus Konig, Burton Greene (Klezmokum), Simon Nabatov, Dave Douglas, Myra Melford, Mark Dresser, Ig Henneman and others.

In 1986 he received the Dutch jazz award, the Boy Edgar Prijs. In '97 Trio Clusone was voted #1 acoustic group (Talent Deserving Wider Recognition) in Down Beat's Critics Poll; in 2000 - 2002 Moore was voted #1 clarinetist in the same poll. He was also voted winner of the Bird Award from the Northsea Jazz Fest in 2000.

Since '91 his activities as composer and performer have been documented both on his own recording label, Ramboy, and others including hatART, Palmetto, Gramavision, Between the Lines and Red Toucan. His playing and writing are to be heard on more than 80 CDs.

His activities as a concert designer came to the fore in '93 with a commission for YoYo Ma's Carte Blanche at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; a three day festival (Moore & more) in Bremen, Germany; Clusone & friends concerts in Italy and Holland, and a three-day Available Jelly Festival at the Felix Meritus concert hall in Amsterdam. In '94 he organized three evenings at De Singel in Antwerpen with Lee Konitz, Misha Mengelberg, Joey Baron, Marilyn Crispell, Gerry Hemingway, Kenny Wheeler, Mark Feldman and others.

His more recent activities include performances with his 'Fragile' Quartet, Michael Moore Quintet, Jewels & Binoculars - play the music of Bob Dylan, Misha Mengelberg's Instant Composers Pool Orchestra, the Magpie dance and music performance group, the Achim Kaufmann Trio, Benoit Delbecq, Oskar Aichinger (music of Carla Bley and Annette Peacock) and the Paul Berner band.

Michael Moore has a deep understanding of both the American jazz and the Dutch improvised music traditions, but his writing and playing are also influenced by music from other cultures. He has played Turkish music with Ogüz Büyükberber and Hüsnü Senlendirici, Malinese with Toumani Diabate, Keletigui Diabate and Habib Koite, Portuguese with Fernando Lameirinhas and Cristina Branco, and Brazilian with Rogerio Bicudo, Banda Mantiqueira and Paulo Moura. The musics of Sicily, Madagascar, Istria and Indonesia have also been particularly influential. He has collaborated with and been influenced by poets and poetry, dancers and other visual artists. Michael continues to write, improvise, play and prepare new releases for Ramboy and other labels."

-Ramboy (http://www.ramboyrecordings.com/mm.htm)
11/18/2020

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"Dutch Cellist & composer Ernst Reijseger (born 13 November 1954) is creative partner of poets, dancers, actors, painters, sculptors, photographers and film makers.

His live performances challenge expectations and are build on daring and essential communication.

Reijseger recently scored films for Werner Herzog, Alex and Andrew Smith.

Summer 2017 he scored and performed his music to Shakespeare's Hamlet (with a.o. Oscar Isaac, Keegan Michael Key and Gayle Rankin, directed by Sam Gold) at The Public Theatre in New York City.

Reijseger's musical collaborations included improvised and jazz music (Harmen Fraanje, Han Bennink, Misha Mengelberg, Steve Lacy, Uri Caine), classical and baroque music (Yo Yo Ma, Giovanni Sollima, Erik Bosgraaf, Dutch Wind Ensemble, Forma Antiqua), traditional music (Trilok Gurtu, Tenore e Concordu de Orosei, Groove Lélé, Nana Vasconcelos, A Filetta).

Reijseger's solo concerts consist of his personal compositions and improvisations.

For over ten years, Reijseger is dedicated to trio Reijseger Fraanje Sylla."

-Ernst Reijseger Website (http://ernstreijseger.com/is/)
11/18/2020

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"Drummer and multi-instrumentalist Han Bennink was born in Zaandam near Amsterdam in 1942. His first percussion instrument was a kitchen chair. Later his father, an orchestra percussionist, supplied him with a more conventional outfit, but Han never lost his taste for coaxing sounds from unlikely objects he finds backstage at concerts. He is still very fond of playing chairs.

In Holland in the 1960s, Bennink was quickly recognized as an uncommonly versatile drummer. As a hard swinger in the tradition of his hero Kenny Clarke, he accompanied touring American jazz stars, including Sonny Rollins, Ben Webster, Wes Montgomery, Johnny Griffin, Eric Dolphy and Dexter Gordon. He is heard with Gordon on the 1969 album "Live at Amsterdam Paradiso" (on the Affinity label) and with Dolphy on 1964s "Last Date" (PolyGram). At the same time, Bennink participated in the creation of a European improvised music which began to evolve a new identity, apart from its jazz roots. With fellow Dutch pioneers, pianist Misha Mengelberg and saxophonist Willem Breuker, he founded the musicians collective Instant Composers Pool in 1967. Bennink anchored various bands led by Mengelberg or Breuker, and appeared in their comic music-theater productions.

Bennink attended art school in the 1960s, and is also a successful visual artist in several media, often constructing sculpture from found objects, which may include broken drum heads and sticks. He has designed the covers for many LPs and CDs on which he appears. Bennink is represented by Amsterdam's Galerie Espace, and has been the subject of several one-man shows, including one at the Gemeente Museum in the Hague in 1995.

In 1966, Bennink played the US's Newport Jazz Festival with the Mengelberg quartet. From the late 1960s through the '70s Bennink collaborated frequently with Danish, German, English and Belgian musicians, notably saxophonists John Tchicai and Peter Broetzmann, guitarist Derek Bailey and pianist Fred van Hove. Bennink, Broetzmann and van Hove had a longstanding trio well documented on FMP Records. There Bennink also showcased his talents on clarinet, trombone, soprano saxophone and many other instruments, also featured in a series of solo albums he began in 1971.

Bennink's many recordings from the 1980s include sessions with Mengelberg's ICP Orchestra (where he remains), South African bassist Harry Miller, soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, trombonists Roswell Rudd and George Lewis, and big-bandleaders Sean Bergin and Andy Sheppard.

From 1988 to'98 Bennink's main vehicle was Clusone 3, with saxophonist and clarinetist Michael Moore and cellist Ernst Reijseger, a band noted for its free-wheeling mix of swinging jazz standards, wide-open improvising, and tender ballads. Clusone played Europe and North America, West Africa, China, Vietnam and Australia, and recorded five CDs for Gramavision, hat Art and Ramboy.

Nowadays he is frequently heard with tenor saxophonist Tobias Delius's quartet and in a trio with pianist/keyboardist Cor Fuhler and bassist Wilbert de Joode, and he still collaborates occasionally with jazz luminaries such as Johnny Griffin, Von Freeman and Ray Anderson.

A conspicuous feature of Bennink's musical life since the 1960s is the spontaneous duo concert with musicians of many nationalities and musical inclinations; in the '90s he recorded in duo with among others pianists Mengelberg, Irene Schweizer and Myra Melford, guitarist Eugene Chadbourne, trumpeter Dave Douglas and tenor saxophonist Ellery Eskelin.

Since 2008 Han Bennink has his own Han Bennink Trio consisting of Han Bennink, Joachim Badenhorst on clarinet and Simon Toldam on piano."

-Han Bennink Website, Kevin Whitehead (http://www.hanbennink.com/music/biography/biography.php)
11/18/2020

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track listing:


1. Soft Lights And Sweet Music 4:19

2. There's No Business Like Show Business 2:38

3. The Song Is Ended 4:40

4. Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better 2:54

5. For The Folks Back Home/Cheek To Cheek 5:08

6. What'll I Do? 3:27

7. A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody 2:36

8. How Deep Is The Ocean? 4:59

9. Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor 2:15

10. Marie 3:15

11. They Say It's Wonderful 1:58

12. Always 4:54

13. Cuckoo In The Clock 2:34

14. Let's Face The Music And Dance 3:31

15. When I Lost You 1:55

16. I Am An Indian, Too 5:17

17. I Never Had A Chance 3:07

18. White Christmas 2:51
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Musicians play Irving Berlin because he makes them sound good. The pretty songs make you sound poetic just reading; the tap-inflected songs Astaire introduced will bring out your swing if you have any. So what you get with Irving Berlin is melody so strong and self-supporting it keeps its integrity, no matter how stretched or yanked from context. And you get music so common, to America and to jazz at least, musicians may make free with it without losing you. You have, in short, perfect fodder for Clusone 3 - which they knew even before they were approached about doing an unspecified concept album. While feasting on the individual selections, please note how nicely programmed this disc is. As live, Clusone 3 cut the wide open stuff with tight swingers. You can argue for cosmic implications: the music expands and contracts like the universe. Or you can just say the rhythm's as natural as breathing: in, out, in, out."-Kevin Whitehead



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Moore, Michael (w/ Wierbos / de Joode / Vatcher)
Felix Quartet
(Ramboy)
15 Kinder & Brotzmann / Van Hove / Bennink
Free Jazz und Kinder [VINYL]
(Tochnit Aleph)
Fragile Quartet (Moore / Fraanje / van der Feen / Hemingway)
Cretan Dialogues
(Ramboy)
Brown, Marion
Why Not? Porto Novo! Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)
Ziegele, Omri Tomorrow Trio (w / Bennink / Weber)
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(Intakt)
D'Agaro, Daniele / Ernst Glerum / Han Bennink
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Penderecki / Don Cherry & The New Eternal Rhythm Orchestra
Actions [VINYL RSD]
(Our Swimmer)
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1983 [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Honest Jons Records)
Brotzmann / Schlippenbach / Bennink
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(Trost Records)
Graewe, George / Ernst Reijseger / Gerry Hemingway
Concertgebouw Brugge 2014
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))
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(Trost Records)
Kaucic, Zlatko Quintet
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(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))
ICP Tentet
Tetterettet
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)
Bailey, Derek / Han Bennink / Evan Parker
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(Fou Records)
Mengelberg, Misha / Peter Brotzmann / Evan Parker / Peter Bennink / Paul Rutherford / Derek Bailey / Han Bennink
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(Corbett vs. Dempsey)
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Stille
(Shhpuma)
Brotzmann / van Hove / Bennink
1971
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)
Eisenstadt, Harris (w/ Moore, Schoenbeck, Dresser)
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Whammies, The (Dijkstra / Oliver / Karayorgis / Roebke / Bishop / Bennink)
Play The Music of Steve Lacy Vol. 3, Live
(Driff Records)
Whammies, The (Dijkstra / Oliver / Karayorgis / Roebke / Bishop / Bennink)
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(Driff Records)
Anderson, Ray / Han Bennink / Christy Doran
A B D
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Boeren, Eric 4tet
Song for Tracy the Turtle - Live in Brugge 2004
(Clean Feed)
Mancini Project, The
Views of Mancini
(FMR)
Hemingway, Gerry Quintet
Demon Chaser
(Hatology)
Graewe, Georg / Ernst Reijseger / Gerry Hemingway
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D'Agaro, Daniele / Ernst Glerum / Han Bennink
Strandjutters
(Hatology)
Recommended & Related Releases:
Moore, Michael (w/ Wierbos / de Joode / Vatcher)
Felix Quartet
(Ramboy)
15 Kinder & Brotzmann / Van Hove / Bennink
Free Jazz und Kinder [VINYL]
(Tochnit Aleph)
Brown, Marion
Why Not? Porto Novo! Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)
D'Agaro, Daniele / Ernst Glerum / Han Bennink
Strandjutters
(Hatology)
Penderecki / Don Cherry & The New Eternal Rhythm Orchestra
Actions [VINYL RSD]
(Our Swimmer)
Company
1983 [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Honest Jons Records)
Brotzmann / Schlippenbach / Bennink
Fifty Years After... Live at the Lila Eule 2018 [VINYL]
(Trost Records)
Graewe, George / Ernst Reijseger / Gerry Hemingway
Concertgebouw Brugge 2014
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))
Brotzmann / Schlippenbach / Bennink
Fifty Years After... Live at the Lila Eule 2018
(Trost Records)
Kaucic, Zlatko Quintet
Morning Patches
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))
Bailey, Derek / Han Bennink / Evan Parker
Topographie Parisienne [4 CDs]
(Fou Records)
Mengelberg, Misha / Peter Brotzmann / Evan Parker / Peter Bennink / Paul Rutherford / Derek Bailey / Han Bennink
Groupcomposing
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)
Brotzmann / van Hove / Bennink
1971
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)
Eisenstadt, Harris (w/ Moore, Schoenbeck, Dresser)
Golden State II
(Songlines)
Whammies, The (Dijkstra / Oliver / Karayorgis / Roebke / Bishop / Bennink)
Play The Music of Steve Lacy Vol. 3, Live
(Driff Records)
Whammies, The (Dijkstra / Oliver / Karayorgis / Roebke / Bishop / Bennink)
Play The Music Of Steve Lacy: Vol. #2
(Driff Records)
Whammies, The (Djikstra / Karayorgis / Bishop / Oliver / McBride / Bennink)
Play The Music of Steve Lacy
(Driff Records)
Anderson, Ray / Han Bennink / Christy Doran
A B D
(hatOLOGY)
Boeren, Eric 4tet
Song for Tracy the Turtle - Live in Brugge 2004
(Clean Feed)
Mancini Project, The
Views of Mancini
(FMR)
Hemingway, Gerry Quintet
Demon Chaser
(Hatology)
Graewe, Georg / Ernst Reijseger / Gerry Hemingway
Sonic Fiction
(Hatology)
D'Agaro, Daniele / Ernst Glerum / Han Bennink
Strandjutters
(Hatology)
Other Recommended Releases:
Fragile Quartet (Moore / Fraanje / van der Feen / Hemingway)
Cretan Dialogues
(Ramboy)
Ziegele, Omri Tomorrow Trio (w / Bennink / Weber)
All Those Yesterdays
(Intakt)
ICP Tentet
Tetterettet
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

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