A versatile trio of extreme improvisers using a modern approach that brings sax, drums, percussion and electronics together in a sharp and dynamic language, here performing live at Bimhuis.
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Label: Red Note
Catalog ID: RN-16
Squidco Product Code: 14214
Recorded at Bimhuis Amsterdam on December 19th, 2008 by Marc Schots. "Blok" recorded at Loft Koln on June 23rd, 2009 by Christian Heck.
Oscar Jan Hoogland-electric clavichord
Yedo Gibson-tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, E flat clarinet
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1. Blok 3:57
2. Cone 9:15
3. Leap 6:28
4. Gangster's Funeral March 14:56
5. Ramp 5:00
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
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"EKE takes off from free improvisation. This method - in which creative process and sound-result coincide - comes as a thrilling on the edge experience for both the audience and the performers. While improvising the players take responsibility for their own voice in the counterpoint relying on their highly individual musical languages that are sharply tuned to one another through playing together intensively. The result is a fresh instant compositions with great contrast in length, dynamics and texture. Aware of contemporary conceptions EKE focuses on reshaping free improvisation using elements of noise, jazz, 20th century composed music and punk. The result is a dynamic forward-moving audio experience.
The three band members met in Amsterdam and played together in September 2007 for the first time. From the first moment it was obvious that this was not a one-night-stand. The flexible trio-setting felt right and musical universes expanded. EKE has been playing and developing amongst others by collaborating with the Boucalee Ensemble, bassist Raoul van der Weide and Gibson's Royal Improviser's Orchestra. Concerts at Bimhuis Amsterdam, Utrecht Jazz Festival, Doek Festival and Loft Cologne (Germany) followed. Their debut CD will consist the best moments of different live concerts and will be presented during their official CD presentation tour through Brazil."-EKE MySpace page
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"My story is quite simple, I was living in São Paulo (Brazil) a big city with 21.000.000 people and a incredible concrete jungle and it happen to be playing music too, after many years playing Brazilian music, free improvisation started to take place in my music.
Waking up and sleeping with this constant noise that this huge city makes it was inevitable to not have it on my music. As any 3rd world citizen I had to improvise every day and that is what happen to my "forró" (Brasilian music from the north east), became more and more full of noises and freer in the form and content.
So in 2005 after recording "Abaetetuba" and "Contra Mão" I thought that it was time to leave São Paulo and meet some other improvisers around the world. Now I am based in Amsterdam but have been for two years in London where I spent most of my time making music with some amazing musicians as Marcio Mattos, Veryan Weston, John Edwards, Steve Noble, Mark Sanders and also was part of the London Improvisers Orchestra together with Lol Coxhill and Evan Parker between other great musicians from the London free improv scene, that was to me a great school.
This orchestra has inspired me to start the Royal Improvisers Orchestra (RIO) in Holland and it has been playing since 2006, with 20 musicians from all over the world and from completely individual angels of music with musicians from Baroque to Punk Noise but with the same passion for the improvisation.
Here in Holland, beside my fix groups RIO, Caetitu, Abaetetuba and EkE, I have also been playing with some great musicians that I have learned a lot from as Han Bennink, Michael Vatcher, Luc Ex, Marcos Baggiani, Ab Baars, Cor Fuhler and other ZAAL100 (our free improv place in Amsterdam) friends."-Yedo Gibson Website (http://yedogibson.com/page4.htm)
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