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Saxophonist Martin Kuchen's Angles sextet with trumpeter Magnus Broo, trombonist Mats Aleklint and vibraphonist Mattias Stahl in jazz with a polyrhythmic and refined world music accent.
 

Angles
Epileptical West - Live in Coimbra

Angles: Epileptical West - Live in Coimbra (Clean Feed)
Label: Clean Feed    
Released in: Portugal    


"Martin Küchen is naive and desperate, and maybe only because of that one might feel that each of his albums has a message. If this message may seem political, its sense is profoundly about human undertakings, and Epileptical West, recorded live in Coimbra, Portugal, during the Jazz ao Centro festival, is no exception.

Born in Sweden with a German father with a mixed background , he's known not only for his innovative saxophone playing (going from the soprano to the baritone, here centered on the alto) and his ear-catching compositions, but also for his very critical statements regarding the Israeli and the American policies in relation to Palestine and the Palestinians. Music is, for the Angles leader, a medium for and to itself, but also for a clearance of thought and for the in- and outlook of the world - and therefore it can be metaphysical devoted to denounce the "global lie" covering "the terror society of the individual in which we live".

With a jazz oriented musical education, but former dedications to rock and klezmer, Küchen became interested in African music, specially the one he discovered in Guinea, and in non-idiomatic, free improvised music, a field in which he developed astonishing new techniques. All those experiences are reflected in the music we find here: it's jumpy, polyrhythmic and with a refined world music accent, somehow remembering Fela Kuti's Afro-Beat, and it's very melodic, with phrasings you can sing along. The format goes from the most energetic free bop, sustained by the always unquiet propulsion work ofered by Johan Berthling on the double bass and Kjell Nordeson on the drums, and with a powerful blowing section completed by trumpeter Magnus Broo and trombonist Mats Aleklint, to the abstract situations, either delicate or near-chaos, in which the remarkable vibraphonist Mattias Stahl finds space to shine like only himself can do. From this results something that makes you tap your feet and at the same time use your head - a rarity nowadays."-Clean Feed






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Product Information:

UPC: 5609063001822

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 182
Squidco Product Code: 13040

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded live at Salao Brazil, Coimbra, Portuga during the "Jazz ao Centro Festival", May 27-29, 2009 by Joao Ferraz assisted by Jose Lima.

Personnel:

Mattias Stahl-vibraphone

Magnus Broo-trumpet

Mats Aleklint-trombone

Martin Kuchen-alto saxophone

Kjell Nordeson-drums

Johan Berthling-double bass

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Track Listing:

1. Present Absentees/Pygmi 12:31

2. Today is better than tomorrow 9:59

3. Epileptical West 12:22

4. En Svensk Brownie 9:46

5. Every woman is a tree 9:38

6. Let's tear the threads of trust 10:52