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Reedist Louis Sclavis' new cooperative trio with keyboardist Craig Taborn and drummer Tom Rainey in a mix of studio and live recordings from Casa da Musica, Porto.

Sclavis / Taborn / Rainey
Eldorado Trio

Sclavis / Taborn / Rainey: Eldorado Trio (Clean Feed)
Label: Clean Feed    
Released in: Portugal    

This new cooperative trio with Craig Taborn and Tom Rainey brings a very unusual instrument combination in a very organic way pointing new ways to possible future collaborations by the best musicians from both sides of the Atlantic. The music on this CD brings a new ground to improvised music and that's exactly what Sclavis had in mind when he brought this band together. Even If most of the pieces are compositions by Sclavis alone, "Eldorado Trio" really sounds like a non-hierarchical, equalitarian, band, with all the implications we can think of: no-one is really the "soloist", and no-one has the established role to "accompany". The resulting music is pure gold, emanating a natural feeling: "A largely improvised music with some complex written parts, played by musicians with very similar dynamics and energy, but involved in different musical practices, able to complete each other and to easily find a group sound since the first note", as Sclavis himself puts it. And no, there wasn't the intention to design a "Franco-American connection": "These musicians aren't with me because they're Americans, but because they are who they are - jazz is the consequence of this kind of encounters." This is a landmark !"-Clean Feed

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Product Information:

UPC: 5609063001938

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 193
Squidco Product Code: 13225

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recording by Joao Ferraz at Quinta da Musica Studios, Grijo, Porto, on September 13th. Except tracks 1, 43, and 6 recorded live by Joao Ferraz at Casa da Musica, Porto on September 12th 2009


Louis Sclavis-soprano saxophone and bass clarinet

Craig Taborn-piano and Fender Rhodes

Tom Rainey-drums

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Track Listing:

1. Let It Drop 8:39

2. To Steve Lacy 6:00

3. Up Down Up 6:14

4. La Viste 10:56

5. Summer Worlds 6:18

6. Lucioles 9:35

7. Possibilities 5:43

8. Eldorado 7:30

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