Pianist Mathias Landaeus's trio with Johnny Aman on bass and Chris Montgomery on drums are joined by saxophonist Martin Kuchen (Angles, &c) for a limited edition LP of superb music merging free and lyrical elements for a tremendous modern jazz album.
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Label: Moserobie Music
Catalog ID: MMPLP101
Squidco Product Code: 21935
Recorded at Gula Studion in Malmo Sweden on December 8th, 2014 by David Carlsson.
Martin Kuchen-saxophone, composer
Johnny Aman-double bass
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1. The Pity Of It All
1. Today Is better Then Tomorrow
2. 11 13 47
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
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sample the album:
"------ The pity of it all - seventies. Cryptated. Generation gap. Hydraulic system. Our tiny bodies.
Martha. Night. May 1945. A river boat from Tolkemit. You and many others. Lying on a pile of coal. Trying to sleep? You didnt know then , but you escaped soviet machinegun fire from the sky, you were not done by torpeds, you escaped being turned into an internee by the Soviets, but not your friend that you parted from the day before; many years later his mother recieved the news of his death.
You did come to us, with everything else that could have happened. We are here now.Worried and relieved. Gazing up against the night sky. We can hear the brackish Baltic Sea waters split towards the bow. Unknowledgable. Did u see the stars?
An inexorably, merciless suction from within the future made you survive. The night wind as fate in your young face. My children. And yours. What would have happend if you didn´t? You were only nineteen?"-Martin Küchen
• Show Bio for Martin Kuchen
"Born 1966; saxophones. Martin Küchen has been active on the Swedish free improvised/free jazz scene since the mid-1990s. He has composed for larger groups, participated in dance projects, performed with different poets and created the music for experimental films. He now collaborates with improvisors all over Europe and USA/Canada. His current collaborations include:
Angles - a new trio with Ingebrigt Håker- Flaten, doublebass, Kjell Nordeson, drums and Martin Küchen, saxophones. Exploding Customer - a free jazz quartet with Tomas Hallonsten trumpet, Benjamin Quigley double bass and Kjell Nordeson drums, which plays mainly original compositions. Sound of Mucus - a trio with the stringchordist Herman Müntzing and Andreas Axelsson, percussion. Unsolicited Music Ensemble - a trio with Tony Wren, double bass and Raymond Strid, percussion. a duo with guitarist David Stackenås. UNSK: Birgit Ulher, Martin Küchen, lise-Lott Norelius and Raymond Strid. Looper - a trio with Greek cello player Nikos Veliotis and Norwegian percussionist Ingar Zach."-European Free Improv Site (http://www.efi.group.shef.ac.uk/musician/mkuchen.html)
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