Working together since 2000, and performing as a duo since 2007, this solid 7 CD box set presents free improvising saxophone and pocket trumpet legend Joe McPhee with Europe's most amazing drummer, Paal Nilssen-Love, in live sets from 2007-2014 recorded around the world.
McPhee, Joe / Paal Nilssen-Love
Candy [7 CDs]
Released in: Norway
Joe McPhee and Paal Nilssen-Love have played together in bands like The Thing, The Peter Brotzmann Chicago Tentet and Two Bands And A Legend since 2000 - but in 2007 they started playing as a duo as well. PNL Records is proud to present "Candy" a 7CD box-set that documents the developement of that duo - with seven recordings made on three continents over seven years. "Candy" also contains photos, liner notes and interviews with both McPhee and Nilssen-Love."-PNL
Box set containing 7 CDs in individual card sleeves plus a booklet with interviews and photos. Limited edition of 500 copies.
Tracks 1.1 to 1.8: Recorded live in concert on July 19th 2007 at Reknes, Molde Jazzfestival, Norway.Photo by Lars Eivind Bones. Thanks to Jan Ole Otnæs.
Tracks 2.1 to 2.8: Recorded August 15th and mixed October 25th 2007 at Grand Sport Studio, Oslo.Previously released in 2008 on Smalltown Superjazzz as STSJ148CD.Photo by Kim Hiorthøy. Thanks to Joakim Haugland.
Tracks 3.1 to 3.5: Recorded live in concert on July 3rd 2008 at Energimølla, Kongsberg Jazzfestival, Norway.Previously released in 2013 on PNL Records as PNL016. Remixed and mastered in 2015.Photo by Lars Jönsson. Thanks to Tor Dalaker Lund and Pål Fidjestøl.
Tracks 4.1 to 4.3: Recorded live in concert on July 8th 2012 at Sugar Maple, Okkafest, Milwaukee, USA.Photo by Pedro Moreno. Thanks to Adrienne Pierluissi, Bruno Johnson and Ken Vandermark.
Tracks 5.1 to 5.3: Recorded live in concert on August 30th 2012 at Elastic, Chicago, USA.Photo by Lasse Marhaug. Thanks to Dave Rempis.
Tracks 6.1 to 6.3: Recorded live in concert on January 25th 2013 at Jazzspot Candy, Chiba, Japan.Photo by Mark Rappaport. Thanks to Sachi Hasasaka, Rio Nagata, Kino Eigen, Mark Rappaport and Miyoko Hayashi.
Tracks 7.1 to 7.6: Recorded live in concert on June 21st 2014 at the Palm Tavern, Milwaukee, USA during Okkafest 2014.Photo by Micke Keysendal. Thanks to Adrienne Pierluissi, Bruno Johnson and Ken Vandermark.
Special thanks to Silje Sibel, Mats Gustafsson, Mark Rappaport, Miyoko Hayashi, Sachi Hasasaka, Rio Nagata, Kino Eigen, Adrienne Pierluissi, Bruno Johnson, Ken Vandermark, Dave Rempis, Joakim Haugland, Jan Ole Otnæs, Tor Dalaker Lund, Pål Fidjestøl, Thomas Hukkelberg, Audun Strype, Christian Engfelt, David Zuchowski, all photographers, Music Norway, and Norsk Jazzforum.
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"Joe McPhee, born November 3,1939 in Miami, Florida, USA, is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, improviser, conceptualist and theoretician. He began playing the trumpet at age eight, taught by his father, himself a trumpet player. He continued on that instrument through his formative school years and later in a U.S. Army band stationed in Germany, at which time he was introduced to performing traditional jazz. Clifford Thornton's Freedom and Unity, released in 1969 on the Third World label, is the first recording on which he appears as a side man. In 1968, inspired by the music of Albert Ayler, he took up the saxophone and began an active involvement in both acoustic and electronic music.
His first recordings as leader appeared on the CJ Records label, founded in 1969 by painter Craig Johnson. These include Underground Railroad by the Joe McPhee Quartet (1969), Nation Time (1970), Trinity (1971) and Pieces of Light (1974). In 1975, Swiss entrepreneur Werner X. Uehlinger release Black Magic Man by McPhee, on what was to become Hat Hut Records.
In 1981, he met composer, accordionist, performer, and educator Pauline Oliveros, whose theories of "deep listening" strengthened his interests in extended instrumental and electronic techniques. he also discovered Edward de Bono's book Lateral Thinking: A Textbook of Creativity, which presents concepts for solving problems by "disrupting an apparent sequence and arriving at the solution from another angle." de Bono's theories inspired McPhee to apply this "sideways thinking" to his own work in creative improvisation, resulting in the concept of "Po Music." McPhee describes "Po Music" as a "process of provocation" (Po is a language indicator to show that provocation is being used) to "move from one fixed set of ideas in an attempt to discover new ones." He concludes, "It is a Positive, Possible, Poetic Hypothesis." The results of this application of Po principles to creative improvisation can be heard on several Hat Art recordings, including Topology, Linear B, and Oleo & a Future Retrospective.
In 1997, McPhee discovered two like-minded improvisers in bassist Dominic Duval and drummer Jay Rosen. The trio premiered at the Vision Jazz Festival in 1998 but the concert went unnoticed by the press. McPhee, Duval, and Rosen therefore decided that an apt title for the group would be Trio X. In 2004 he created Survival Unit III with Fred Lonberg-Holm and Michael Zerang to expand his musical horizons and with a career spanning nearly 50 years and over 100 recordings, he continues to tour internationally, forge new connections while reaching for music's outer limits."-Joe McPhee Website (http://joemcphee.com/bio.html)
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"Paal Nilssen-Love was born in Molde, Norway, Dec 24. 1974, and raised at a jazz club in Stavanger, run by his parents. It was natural to choose his fathers drums as his instrument and jazz as his work. From 1990 on he took actively part in the jazz milieu in Stavanger and joined bands with established musicians such as trumpeter Didrik Ingvaldsen and saxophonist Frode Gjerstad. In many ways, these collaborations were essential as they pointed out the directions for Paal's later musical development and career. During his studies at the Jazz dept at the University in Trondheim, where the first self initiated bands were established, things developed really fast - and Paal was nationally acknowledged at the age of 20.
The forming of the quartet Element in 1993 in many ways represented the start of a new phase in Paal's musical life. Element musically became a platform for several other groups with bassist Flaten and pianist Wiik, and lead to collaborations with Iain Ballamy and Chris Potter, amongst others. Paal moved to Oslo in 1996, where he joined and/or took part in the forming of bands like Vindaloo, SAN, Håkon Kornstad Tio, The Quintet and Frode Gjerstad Trio. He later on got more into self initiated projects and collaborations with Swedish musicians, such as pianist Sten Sandell and saxophonist Mats Gustafsson.
Paal played his first solo concert in 1999, and since then the solo concept has been an important part of his work: "Everyone should try doing some solo work, just to feel who you really are and what gets you going". His solo album "Sticks and stones" was put out in 2001 on SOFA Rec.
Being active in several bands at the same time has always been Paal's deliberate working method. He is constantly conscious about the projects he is in, as his participation in each and one of them is fully dedicated. Playing is not about getting from start to goal, but rather being in an everlasting process, a continuous movement where each new piece of music performed is a prolongation of the latest. Hence, keeping focused and concentrating all energy around what's happening there and then is of greatest importance - as is the freedom in the music, the ability of being free within the expression.
All bands, although various styles and musical versatility in general, represent important pieces that make up a total, and all bands are formed or joined with a clear vision. Today Paal's portfolio includes Atomic, School Days, The Thing, Frode Gjerstad Trio, Sten Sandell Trio, Scorch Trio, Territory Band, FME, and various duo projects such as with reedmen Ken Vandermark, John Butcher, Mats Gustafsson, organist Nils Henrik Asheim and noise wizard Lasse Marhaug. And not to forget the recently joined Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet."-Paal Nilssen-Love Website (http://www.paalnilssen-love.com/biography.php)
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Includes 24 page booklet with interviews, photos and notes.
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Includes 24 page booklet with interviews, photos and notes.
Catalog ID: PNL029
Squidco Product Code: 21144
Format: 7 CDs
Packaging: 7 CD Box Set
Tracks 1.1 to 1.8: Recorded live in concert on July 19th 2007 at Reknes, Molde Jazzfestival, Norway.
Tracks 2.1 to 2.8: Recorded August 15th and mixed October 25th 2007 at Grand Sport Studio, Oslo.
Tracks 3.1 to 3.5: Recorded live in concert on July 3rd 2008 at Energimolla, Kongsberg Jazzfestival, Norway.
Tracks 4.1 to 4.3: Recorded live in concert on July 8th 2012 at Sugar Maple, Okkafest, Milwaukee, USA.
Tracks 5.1 to 5.3: Recorded live in concert on August 30th 2012 at Elastic, Chicago, USA.
Tracks 6.1 to 6.3: Recorded live in concert on January 25th 2013 at Jazzspot Candy, Chiba, Japan.
Tracks 7.1 to 7.6: Recorded live in concert on June 21st 2014 at the Palm Tavern, Milwaukee, USA during Okkafest 2014.
Joe McPhee-clarinet, pocket trumpet, flugelhorn, soprano, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
Paal Nilssen-Love-drums, percussion
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1. Molde Part 1 15:45
2. Molde Part 2 8:50
3. Molde Part 3 6:37
4. Molde Part 4 5:46
5. Molde Part 5 3:35
6. Molde Part 6 6:55
7. Molde Part 7 3:57
8. Molde Part 8 6:03
1. Tomorrow Came Today 7:07
2. Go 4:24
3. Ibsen's Ghost 4:28
4. Build And Break 6:15
5. Acts Of Time 5:22
6. Sun And Steel 7:17
7. Body Sound 4:33
8. Crossing Messages 5:35
1. Red Sky (Red Sky At Night, Sailor's Delight, Red Sky In The Morning, Sailor's Warning) 11:21
2. Till (Remembering Emmet Till) 5:38
3. Peach Melba 4:58
4. Iron Man Returns 5:10
5. Come Sunday (Duke Ellington) 5:56
1. Sugar Maple Part 1 19:39
2. Sugar Maple Part 2 15:55
3. Sugar Maple Part 3 7:14
1. Elastic Part 1 22:52
2. Elastic Part 2 10:00
3. Elastic Part 3 7:21
1. Candy Part 1 18:06
2. Candy Part 2 20:06
3. Candy Part 3 4:21
1. Palm Tavern Part 1 10:33
2. Palm Tavern Part 2 8:11
3. Palm Tavern Part 3 6:26
4. Palm Tavern Part 4 8:18
5. Palm Tavern Part 5 13:05
6. Palm Tavern Part 6 4:09