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Starlite Motel (Alberts / Saft / Haker-Flaten / Nilssen): Awosting Falls (Clean Feed)

Scandinavian and American musicians join together to form this quartet, with Kristoffer Berre Alberts on saxes, Jamie Saft on organ and keys, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten on electric bass, and Gard Nilssen on drums & electronics, for an album of spacey and groove oriented jazz.
 

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UPC: 5609063003642

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 364CD
Squidco Product Code: 21882

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded by Jamie Saft at Potterville International Sound, NY, December 2014. Mixed and mastered by Jŋrgen Tržen, November 2015. Produced by Gard Nilssen and Kristoffer Berre Alberts.


Personnel:

Kristoffer Berre Alberts-alto saxophones, tenor saxophone

Jamie Saft-hammond organ, whitehall organ, moog, lapsteel guitar

Ingebrigt Haker Flaten-Ibanez 8-string Fretless Bass, Fender Precision Bass, Univox Hi-Flyer Bass

Gard Nilssen-drums, percussion, electronics

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track listing:


1. A Beautiful Nightmare 7:14

2. Starlite 4:44

3. The Art Of Silence 7:04

4. The Prince Of The Face Of The Bull 5:18

5. Suspended Veil 12:12

6. Minnewaska 2:47

7. A Thousand Thousandths 6:00
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Improvised Music
Jazz
Free Improvisation
Quartet Recordings
NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"It's not the first time we find Scandinavian and American musicians playing together - some of the bands founded by Ken Vandermark have this characteristic -, but Starlite Motel comes with a different focus than the ones trying to reconnect the techniques and aesthetics of improvisation developed in Europe with its jazz roots in the United States. In "Awosting Falls", non-idiomatic and idiomatic improv meets with... psychedelic rock.

Those procedures and styles are very well known by the mastermind of this new enterprise: Gard Nilssen, the Norwegian drummer of the rock-oriented, electric bands Puma and Bushman's Revenge, but also of hardcore post- free jazz groups like Acoustic Unity and Cortex. His Nordic companions are also familiar with it, namely saxophonist Kristoffer Berre Alberts, who brought jazz to noise domains with partners like Lasse Marhaug and Maja Ratkje, and bassist Ingebrigt Haaker Flaten (now living in Texas, by the way), a member of the free jazz / free rock band The Thing and leader of the metal / hip-hop / jazz combo The Young Mothers.

The American in the quartet is Jamie Saft, one of the most permanent of John Zorn's collaborators, part of Electric Masada and also the author of "Trouble: The Jamie Saft Trio Plays Bob Dylan" and leader of a band including the jazz mainstream bassist Steve Swallow, The New Standard. The music is puzzling and sensuous, cosmic and groovy at the same time. Now you can dream with a beat."-Clean Feed

Also available on vinyl LP.

Artist Biographies:

"Bachelor of performing jazz from Jazz Academy, Trondheim, NTNU, 2008.

Master of performing jazz/improvised music from Norwegian Academy of Music, finish 2016.

Written about Kristoffer Berre Alberts

"Alberts' hearty saxophone is a center piece of the music. Both brash and agile, he switches from post-bop lines to caterwauls in a moment's notice." av Paul Ascquaro. Freejazzblog

"Saxophonist Kristoffer Berre Alberts has mastered a personal tonal language" - Eyrel Hareuveni, All about jazz"

-Kristoffer Alberts Website (https://kristofferalberts.com/about/)
8/16/2017

"Jamie Saft (piano, organs, analog synthesis, bass and guitar, steel guitars) is a native of Queens, New York. Since returning to New York in 1993, Saft's stylistic versatility, multi-instrumentalist capabilities, and production skills have been featured with the Beastie Boys, Bad Brains, the B-52's, Laurie Anderson, Bobby Previte, John Zorn, Dave Douglas, Jerry Granelli, Holly Palmer, Marc Ribot's Los Cubanos Postisos, Elysian Fields, Black Beatle, Antony and the Johnsons, Chocolate Genius, JoJo Mayer's Nerve, E-Z Pour Spout, Cuong Vu, Chris Speed Trio Iffy, Jane Ira Bloom, and the Groove Collective.

Saft is a mainstay of the downtown scene and a member of bands such as The Beta Popes, Whoopie Pie, Swami LatePlate, The Shakers and Bakers, Kalashnikov, Pramrod Sexena, and John Zorn's Electric Masada.

Saft was the pianist for the New York and Paris premiers of John Adams' opera "I Was Looking at the Ceiling and then I Saw the Sky" at Lincoln Center and MC93 Bobingy.

Saft has recently composed a number of original film scores and music fortelevision. Recent films scored include the Oscar nominated film"Murderball", Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner "God Grew Tired Of Us",and currently airing HBO documentary "Dear Talula". Saft has alsocontributed score music for Nickelodeon, MTV, and A&E.."

-Jamie Saft Website (http://www.jamiesaft.com/html/bio.html)
8/16/2017

"Gard Nilssen (born 24 June 1983 in Skien, Norway) is a Norwegian Jazz musician (drums) and composer, and member of the bands Bushman's Revenge and Puma.

Nilssen was educated on the Jazz program at Trondheim Musikkonservatorium (2003). He was voted this year's young jazz musicians in 2006 with the group Puma. Otherwise Nilssen is very active in bands like Bushman´s Revenge, Lord Kelvin, and Heidi Skjerve Kvintett.

Nilssen was chosen to represent Norway in the artist development program Take Five, a music developer program promoted by the London-based concert promoter Serious."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gard_Nilssen)
8/16/2017

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Cornua Copiae
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Coldest Second Yesterdays
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Bushman's Revenge
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Bushman's Fire [VINYL + CD]
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Bandolin, Jacob do
Great Jewish Music
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Live in New York
(Clean Feed)
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Snik
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Nilssen's, Gard Acoustic Unity (Roligheten / Eldh / Nilssen)
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Nilssen's, Gard Acoustic Unity (Roligheten / Eldh / Nilssen)
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Bunda Love
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The Synth Show
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Pramrod Sexena (Jamie Saft / Mr. Dorgon)
Gods Special People [VINYL]
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Noble, Steve / Kristoffer Berre Alberts
Coldest Second Yesterdays
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(Rarenoise Records)
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mit Saft [DVD]
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Pramrod Sexena (Jamie Saft / Mr. Dorgon)
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