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Amado / Zingaro / Ulrich  / Filiano: Surface: for Alto, Baritone, and Strings (European Echoes)


 

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UPC: 5609063500028

Label: European Echoes
Catalog ID: 2
Squidco Product Code: 8578

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: Italy
Packaging: Digipack

Personnel:

Rodrigo Amado-alto, baritone saxophones

Carlos Zíngaro-violin, viola

Tomas Ulrich-cello

Ken Filiano-doublebass

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track listing:


1. Uncommon places

2. Natural bridge

3. The city

4. Luzzara

5. Calculators

6. Room 28



Surface suite:

7. Eat

8. Talk

9. Look

10. Sleep

11. Walk



12. Trail's end

13. Art is truth




Related Categories of Interest:

Improvised Music
Jazz
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
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August 2007
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Like the preceding disc from Rodrigo Amado entitled The Space Between (Clean Feed), this outing works the same tightrope. The Portuguese saxophonist adds cellist Tomas Ulrich to this trio of Carlos Zingaro (violin) and Ken Filiano (bass) for an uncommon chamber jazz experience.

Amado is probably best known for his recordings with the Lisbon Improvisation Players and recently for the critic's favorite Teatro (Clean Feed 2006) with Paal Nilssen-Love and Kent Kessler.

This quartet's recording, while walking away from the jazz tradition, shares much with openly improvised music. But that is not to say this music isn't accessible. Together, the four blend sounds in overtly satisfying ways. The relatively short pieces presented are played with a sympathetic ear to both the listener and the other musicians. Each piece unfolds very organically, the baritone saxophone utilized as equal partner. When the strings are approached in non-traditional ways on "Calculators," the players opt for plucked or gently scraped strings and tap-tap-tap of hollow bodies. The key here is the human touch upon the instruments. When in this mode, Amado enters with a gently overblown saxophone to not disturb the flow.

The quartet gives a nod to the blues on "The City," Amado's saxophone plays over the walking bass of Filiano and the plucked and strumming of Zingaro and Ulrich.

The centerpiece of the recording, "Surface Suite," is five short improvised pieces of varying moods and textures. Each revolves around a simple theme. The musicians develop the tracks into framed pictures for your enjoyment."-Mark Corroto, All About Jazz


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Artist Biographies:

"Portuguese saxophonist (alto, C melody, baritone, and tenor) Rodrigo Amado specializes in free-form, composition-in-the-moment jazz, and his various projects and trios have given him an international following. Born in Lisbon in 1964, Amado began studying the sax at the age of 17, briefly at the Hot Club Music School of Lisbon and with mentors Carlos Martins, Pedro Madaleno, and Jorge Reis, among other leading Portuguese jazz artists. With diverse musical interests, he explored how improvisation is handled in other genres, although his work with his various ensembles like the Lisbon Improvisation Players and the Motion Trio (with Miguel Mira and Gabriel Ferrandini) falls clearly under the umbrella of 21st century jazz, and he has been an in-demand studio player on numerous recorded projects. He started his own label, Clean Feed, in 2001, with brothers Pedro and Carlos Costa, before leaving the imprint in 2005 to start a second label, European Echoes. Also an accomplished professional photographer, Amado continues to be a bright light on the Portuguese and international improvisational jazz scene."

-All Music, Steve Leggett (http://www.allmusic.com/artist/rodrigo-amado-mn0000249324/biography)
8/16/2017

"Ken Filiano performs throughout the world, playing and recording with leading artists in jazz, spontaneous improvisation, classical, world/ethnic, and interdisciplinary performance, fusing the rich traditions of the double bass with his own seemingly limitless inventiveness. Ken's solo bass CD, subvenire (NineWinds), received widespread critical praise. For this and numerous other recordings, Ken has been called a creative virtuoso, a master of technique ... a paradigm of that type of artist... who can play anything in any context and make it work, simply because he puts the music first and leaves peripheral considerations behind.

Ken composes for his quartet with Michael Attias, Tony Malaby, and Michael T.A. Thomspon; a collective with Attias and Tomas Ulrich; and for his decades-long collaborations with Steve Adams and Vinny Golia. His prolific output also includes performances and/or recordings with artists including Bonnie Barnett, Rob Blakeslee, Bobby Bradford, Taylor Ho Bynum, Roy Campbell, John Carter, Nels Cline, Alex Cline, Connie Crothers, Mark Dresser, Ted Dunbar, Marty Ehrlich, Giora Feidman, Bob Feldman, Eddie Gale, Georgian Chamber Orchestra, Dennis Gonzalez, Lou Grassi, Phil Haynes, Fred Hess, Jason Hwang, Joseph Jarman, Sheila Jordan (with the Aardvark Orchestra), Raul Juarena, Joe Labarbera, Joelle Leandre, Frank London, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Tina Marsh, Warne Marsh, Dom Minasi, Hafez Modirzadeh, Butch Morris, Barre Phillips, Don Preston, Herb Robertson, Bob Rodriguez, Roswell Rudd, ROVA Saxophone Quartet, Ursel Schlicht, Paul Smoker, Chris Sullivan, Peeter Uuskyla, Fay Victor, Biggi Vinkeloe, Kenny Wessel, Andrea Wolper, Pablo Ziegler. With Tomas Ulrich, Elliott Sharp, and Carlos Zingaro, he is a member of T.E.C.K. String Quartet.

Ken has been a guest lecturer, performer, and workshop leader at institutions in the United States and Europe. He earned a MM from Rutgers University and is currently on faculty at Mansfield University."- All About Jazz

-Pi Recordings / All About Jazz (https://pirecordings.com/artist/Ken_Filiano)
8/16/2017

Other Releases With These Artists:
Almeida, Goncalo / Rodrigo Amado / Marco Franco
The Attic
(NoBusiness)
Miguel, Sei
(Five) Stories Untold
(Clean Feed)
Braxton, Anthony
Trillium J [4 CDs + Blu Ray]
(Braxton House/Firehouse 12 Records)
Heberer, Thomas / Achim Kaufmann / Ken Filiano
Interstices
(Nuscope)
Lopes, Luis Humanization 4tet
Live in Madison
(Ayler)
Gauci, Stephen / Kirk Knuffke / Ken Filiano
Chasing Tales
(Relative Pitch)
Amado, Rodrigo / Mota / Faustino / Ferrandini
Wire Quartet
(Clean Feed)
Amado, Rodrigo Motion Trio & Peter Evans
Live in Lisbon [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)
Grossman, Richard
Where The Sky Ended
(Hatology)
Bynum, Taylor Ho
Navigation (Possibility Abstracts X & XI) [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Nechustan, Alon
Ritual Fire
(Between the lines)
Lopes, Luis Humanization 4tet
Live in Madison
(Ayler)
Amado, Rodrigo's Motion Trio & Jeb Bishop
Burning Live at Jazz Ao Centro
(Jacc Records)
Modirzadeh, Hafez
Post-Chromodal Out!
(Pi Recordings)
Braxton, Anthony
Trillium E
(New Braxton House)
Bynum Sextet, Taylor Ho
Apparent Distance
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Golia Quartet, Vinny
Take Your Time
(Relative Pitch)
Chadbourne, Eugene
Insect And Western Updater [2 CDs]
(Chadula)
Dixon, Bill
Envoi
(Les Disques Victo)
Lopes, Luis Humanization 4tet
Electricity
(Ayler)
Lerner, Marilyn
Arms Spread Wide
(NoBusiness)
Gonzalez, Dennis Yells At Eels featuring Rodrigo Amado
The Great Bydgoszcz Concert
(Ayler)
Adams, Steve Trio
Surface Tension
(Clean Feed)
McAuley, Jim
The Ultimate Frog
(Drip Audio)
Curado, Paulo - O Lugar da Desordem
The Bird, the Breeze, and Mr Filiano
(Clean Feed)
Lopes, Luis
Humanization 4tet
(Clean Feed)
Evil Eye (Moritz / Pride / Wooley / Filiano)
Doin' It All For My Baby
(KMB Jazz)
Neto Quartet, Alipio C.
The Perfume Comes Before The Flower
(Clean Feed)
T.E.C.K. String Quartet (Sharp / Ulrich / Zingaro / Filiano)
String 4TET
(Clean Feed)
Amado / Kessler / Nilssen-Love
Teatro
(European Echoes)
Filiano, Ken / Adams, Steve
The Other Side of This
(Clean Feed)
Recommended & Related Releases:
Almeida, Goncalo / Rodrigo Amado / Marco Franco
The Attic
(NoBusiness)
Miguel, Sei
(Five) Stories Untold
(Clean Feed)
Braxton, Anthony
Trillium J [4 CDs + Blu Ray]
(Braxton House/Firehouse 12 Records)
Heberer, Thomas / Achim Kaufmann / Ken Filiano
Interstices
(Nuscope)
Lopes, Luis Humanization 4tet
Live in Madison
(Ayler)
Gauci, Stephen / Kirk Knuffke / Ken Filiano
Chasing Tales
(Relative Pitch)
Grossman, Richard
Where The Sky Ended
(Hatology)
Bynum, Taylor Ho
Navigation (Possibility Abstracts X & XI) [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Modirzadeh, Hafez
Post-Chromodal Out!
(Pi Recordings)
Braxton, Anthony
Trillium E
(New Braxton House)
Bynum Sextet, Taylor Ho
Apparent Distance
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Golia Quartet, Vinny
Take Your Time
(Relative Pitch)
Chadbourne, Eugene
Insect And Western Updater [2 CDs]
(Chadula)
Dixon, Bill
Envoi
(Les Disques Victo)
Lopes, Luis Humanization 4tet
Electricity
(Ayler)
Lerner, Marilyn
Arms Spread Wide
(NoBusiness)
Gonzalez, Dennis Yells At Eels featuring Rodrigo Amado
The Great Bydgoszcz Concert
(Ayler)
Adams, Steve Trio
Surface Tension
(Clean Feed)
McAuley, Jim
The Ultimate Frog
(Drip Audio)
Curado, Paulo - O Lugar da Desordem
The Bird, the Breeze, and Mr Filiano
(Clean Feed)
Lopes, Luis
Humanization 4tet
(Clean Feed)
Evil Eye (Moritz / Pride / Wooley / Filiano)
Doin' It All For My Baby
(KMB Jazz)
Neto Quartet, Alipio C.
The Perfume Comes Before The Flower
(Clean Feed)
T.E.C.K. String Quartet (Sharp / Ulrich / Zingaro / Filiano)
String 4TET
(Clean Feed)
Amado / Kessler / Nilssen-Love
Teatro
(European Echoes)
Filiano, Ken / Adams, Steve
The Other Side of This
(Clean Feed)

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