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Hertenstein / Heberer / Badenhorst / Niggenkemper: Polyemma (Red Toucan)

Unusual combinations of bass clarinet and trumpet in a quartet setting blending Joachim Badenhorst and Thomas Heberer, with Pascal Niggenkemper on bass and drummer Joe Hertenstein on drums.
 

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UPC: 777078918581

Label: Red Toucan
Catalog ID: RT 9342
Squidco Product Code: 14691

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: Canada
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded live to 2-track by Rick Krahn, NYC in February 2010.


Personnel:

Joe Hertenstein-drums

Thomas Heberer-trumpet, quarter-tone trumpet

Joachim Badenhorst-bass clarinet

Pascal Niggenkemper-bass

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track listing:


1. Polylemma 3:56

2. Garden 6:11

3. Sugar's Dilemma 5:16

4. Stratigraphy 6:14

5. One Ocean at a Time 6:00

6. Crespect 6:09

7. Banners n' Bubbles 8:07

8. Nupeez 4:02




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"...The unusual combination of bass clarinet and trumpet in this quartet setting is what I wanted to suss out. And the way Joachim's sound blends with Thomas' and how their playing carries each other's playing through the landscapes thrills me every time they phrase and improvise together. Having played music with Pascal for more than ten years now, he was again not only the old friend and great musician he is, but also the multi-dimensional artist who continues to surprise me and challenges my own playing and writing every time we get together. What you are holding in your hands is the result of a new collaboration and a new sound of European quartet improvisation developed in New York City - the debut recording of POLYLEMMA... ...which is a choice from multiple options, each of which is (or appears) equally (un-) acceptable or (un-) favorable. Confronting this polylemma - this wall of options - and making these choices was and continues to be a joyful, liberating, and highly rewarding experience; a never ending story and our plea and model to encourage you to self-expression." -Joe Hertenstein


Artist Biographies:

"Joe Hertenstein is among the busiest and most versatile drummers and band leaders of the improvised-music scene of New York City. Trained at the Hochschule for Music and Dance in Cologne, Germany, he came to New York in 2007 to complete his Master of Arts studies at City University of New York. His mission was to learn from and explore music with many master musicians, some of which he calls friends and colleagues by now. He hopes to encourage and experience the dialogue with all cultures through music, through the abstract, through friendship and inspiration.

Joe has released five albums as a leader with the bands HNH, POLYLEMMA, Future Drone and TØRN and many more as a sideman on labels such as MoersMusic, Cleanfeed, Red Toucan, jazzwerkstatt Berlin, Creative Sources, 2nd Floor/Loft-Cologne, Skirl, Leo, Engine, and Konnex.

He has performed at the Philharmonic in Cologne, and at the Moers Festival in Germany, the Warsaw Jazz Summer Days, the Bush Hall London for BBC, the Opera House in Toronto, the World Trade Center in Dubai, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC, as well as Carnegie Hall, Webster Hall, Roulette, Issue Project Room, Dizzy's Club, The Stone, Nublu and the Vision Festival in New York City among many others.

In 2005, the magazine AllAboutJazzNewYork hailed his drumming style as "...shaping the music from the bottom up." and for April 2011, the Managing Editor of TheNYCJazzRecord, Laurence Donohue-Greene, selected Joe's album Crespect by TØRN as "Recommended New Release". The same year, the website www.allaboutjazz.com praised his album POLYLEMMA as thus: "The soloists' focused interactions intimate a highly artistic game plan that supersedes the tried and true." POLYLEMMA won Belgian music critic Stef Gijssels' freejazzblog's Happy-New-Ears-Award 2011 for most innovative listening experience. Joe's latest album HNH2 made it on Gijssels' list of top 10 albums of 2015: "Fantastic trumpet, bass, drums trio redefining the format through inventive music."

Some of the international festivals Joe has performed at are the Hoeilaart Jazzfestival Brussels (BE), JekerJazz Maastricht (NL), the Leverkusener Jazztage, Moers New Jazz Festival, Triennale 2007, ViveLeJazz (GER), Portalegre Jazzfest (PGL), Warsaw Jazz Summer Days (P), Vision Festival, Red Hook Jazz Festival and Nublu Festival NYC, Clean Feed Festival at The Stone NYC, and many more.

The growing circle of international musicians he has worked with include Ravi Coltrane, Kenny Werner, Chris Potter, Tim Hagans, Rufus Reid, Steve Wilson, Jay Anderson, Butch Morris, Juini Booth, Kenny Wollesen, Graham Haynes, Brandon Ross, Matthew Shipp, Elliott Sharp, Alvin Fielder, Doug Wieselman, Ken Filiano, Anthony Coleman, Tristan Honsinger, Damon Choice, Damon Smith, Daniel Levin, Michael Attias, Daniel Carter, Mossa Bildner, Phil Gibbs, Sylvain Leroux, Steve Swell, Mat Maneri, Darius Jones, Jon Irabagon, Sean Conly, Todd Neufeld, Leo Genovese, Mikko Innanen, Achim Tang, Thomas Lehn, Frank Gratkowski, Scott Fields, Dieter Manderscheid, Matthias Schubert, Thomas Heberer, Achim Kaufmann, Sebastian Gramss, Thomas Helton, Damon Smith, Blaise Siwula, Carsten Radke, Terrence Ngassa, Adam Rudolph's GO:Organic Orchestra and Karl Berger's Improviser's Orchestra. He was a member of Butch Morris' ensembles Nublu Orchestra and LuckyCheng Orchestra as well as Cologne's The James Choice Orchestra.

Hertenstein is a member of the Tim Hagans Quintet with Steve Wilson, Luis Perdomo/Leo Genovese and Jay Anderson. He is also the drummer for Thomas Helton's The Core Trio with Seth Paynter, which will release its second album featuring pianist Matthew Shipp in the summer of 2016 on Berlin's EvilRabittRecords.

2015 Joe was artist in residence at The Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida. "

-Joe Hertenstein Website (http://joehertenstein-bio.tumblr.com/)
9/18/2017

"Joachim Badenhorst (°1981 Antwerp) has been active in the experimental and improvised music scene in Europe and abroad for the past 15 years. Following his master degree in jazz studies at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague, he has since divided his time between Belgium and cities in the US and Europe, collaborating and recording with jazz and experimental music ensembles and artists, such as Han Bennink, Tony Malaby and Noël Akchoté while incessantly exploring the visceral elements of sound. His output ranges from solo improvisation to leading large formations, such as his own Carate Urio Orchestra.

Badenhorst is artistically interested in integrating ideas from various different art medias into his musical compositions. He also takes deep interest in revealing the inherent relation between contemporary and traditional musics, having collaborated with traditional musicians from Turkey and Japan, and toured in China with reinterpreted traditional Chinese music.

In recent years, Badenhorst is contemplating the evanescent site specificity of sound as well as the relation between space and sound. In recent years, his work has taken a deeper focus on composition, namely that of computer­based composition and processing. Through continual research and experiment, he delves into a re­imagination of the boundaries between improvisation and composition, of abstract sound explorations and harmonic passage, and continues to attempt at a personal aesthetic language that interact with spaces and engage with different audiences.

Badenhorst appears on over 50 cd's on over 10 record labels. In 2012, he launched his own label KLEIN, as a creative platform to initiate collaborations, experiment and play with unconventional design, and as an outlet for fringe musical projects.

Since 2010 Badenhorst has been developing his solo programme consisting of improvisations and compositions for solo acoustic and electro­acoustic wind instruments."

-Joachim Badenhorst Website (http://joachimbadenhorst.com/bio_photo.html)
9/18/2017

"New York City-based German-French bassist, composer and improviser Pascal Niggenkemper is a performing and recording artist active on the creative music scene in the US and in Europe.

From 1999-2005 he was musicaly active in Cologne having studied jazz & classical double bass at the Hochschule für Musik. In 2005 he received the DAAD award and moved to New York.

From 2008 to 2010 Pascal led the PNTrio with Tyshawn Sorey and Robin Verheyen. (CD "pasàpas" Konnex 2008 & "urban creatures" JazzHausMusik 2010). The trio toured extensively in Europe performing at the Jazzcologne Festival, Jazzherbst Konstanz and at the Kennedy Center in Washington. Recordings for the WDR and the BR Radio.

In cooperation with Jazzdor Strasbourg-Berlin, Pascal formed the septet vision7 that performed at Jazzdor Strasbourg-Berlin, Vive le Jazz in Cologne, Jazz à la Cité in Paris and at the Pori Jazz in Finland. (CD 'Lucky Prime' clean feed records Sept 2013)

In September 2011 Pascal released with Simon Nabatov and Gerald Cleaver the CD/LP upcoming hurricane on NoBusiness Records which is listed among 'Albums of the year' 2011 in the 'The New York City Jazz Record'. The trio performed in Canada and the USA.

He recently recorded a new solo program called: 'look with thine ears' music for bass & preparations was premiered at the Jazzdor Festival in Strasbourg in November 2013. The CD was released in March 2015 on clean feed records. He performed for the France Musique radio broadcast by Anne Montaron called 'a l'improviste'.

In 2014 he presented the double trio 'le 7eme continent' with the program 'talking trash' at the Vive le Jazz festival in Cologne, Germany and the concert was broadcast by WDR3 radio. Their CD was released in May 2016 on clean feed records and the group performed in France, Belgium and Germany.

Pascal is co-leading the groups baloni with Frantz Loriot viola and Joachim Badenhorst clarinets (CD 'fremdenzimmer' 2011, 'Belleke' 2014 & 'Ripples' 2015 clean feed records) PascAli a duo for two prepared basses with Sean Ali (CD 'suspicious activity' creative sources 2012) and Miner's Pick with Thomas Heberer. (CD 'miner's pick' FMR records 2014)

With friends, he curates in NY the house concert series ze couch, where every month artists meet to present their work.

Festival presence includes: Jazzdor Strasbourg-Berlin, Vision Festival New York, Umbrella Festival Chicago, Banlieues Bleues Paris, Strade del Cinema Aosta, météo Mulhouse, Jazzcologne, JIGG Lisbon, Taktlos Zurich, Jazz à la Cité in Paris, ESCUCHA Madrid, Washington DC Jazz Festival, Pori Jazz Festival, Middelheim Antwerp, Grenzenlos Köln, undead Jazzfest NYC, D'Jazz Nevers, NewAdits Klagenfurt, Font New York, Music Unlimited Wels, Vive le Jazz Cologne, GONG Aarau, Konfrontationen Nickelsdorf, Ljubljana Jazz Festival etc...

He received the following scholarships/grants: DAAD, Henry Mancini Institute, North Rhine-Westphalia composition stipend."

-Pascal Niggenkemper Website (http://www.pascalniggenkemper.com/bio_english.html)
9/18/2017

Other Releases With These Artists:
Kamins / Smith / Fielder / Hertenstein
After Effects
(FMR)
LAMA + Joachim Badenhorst
Metamorphosis
(Clean Feed)
Salamon, Samo Sextet (w/ Succi / Arguelles / Niggenkemper / Dani / Lillinger)
The Colours Suite
(Clean Feed)
Eisenstadt, Harris Canada Day (w/ Wooley / Bauder / Niggenkemper)
On Parade in Parede
(Clean Feed)
Godet, Jean-Brice Quartet (Godet / Attias / Niggenkemper / Costa)
Mujo
(Fou Records)
Godet, Jean-Brice (Godet / Niggenkemper / Darrifourcq)
Lignes de Cretes
(Clean Feed)
Carate Urio Orchestra (Badenhorst / Olaffson / Olaffson / Soniano / Niggenkemper / Loriot / Roig)
Ljubljana
(Clean Feed)
Loriot, Frantz Systematic Distortion Orchestra
The Assembly
(OutNow Recordings)
Niggenkemper, Pascal: 7eme Continent
Talking Trash
(Clean Feed)
Sonderegger's, Sean Magically Inclined (feat Areni Agbabian)
Eat The Air
(Skirl)
Jones, Darius Quartet Feat. Emile Lesbros
Le bebe de Brigitte (Lost in Translation)
(Aum Fidelity)
Loriot, Frantz / Manuel Perovic Notebook Large Ensemble
Urban Furrow
(Clean Feed)
Hertenstein, Joe HNH (Hertenstein / Niggenkemper / Heberer)
[2nd release]
(Clean Feed)
Lama + Joachim Badenhorst (Silva / Smith / Almedia)
The Elephant's Journey
(Clean Feed)
Davis, Kris Infrasound (Davis / Goldberg / Noriega / Badenhorst / Bishop / Radley / Versace / Black)
Save Your Breath
(Clean Feed)
Niggenkemper, Pascal
Look With Thine Ears
(Clean Feed)
Baloni
Ripples [VINYL]
(Clean Feed)
Wooley / Rempis / Niggenkemper / Corsano
From Wolves To Whales
(Aerophonic)
Heberer, Thomas / Pascal Niggenkemper
Miner's Pick
(FMR)
Kretzmer, Yoni / Pascal Niggenkemper / Weasel Walter
ProtestMusic
(OutNow Recordings)
Baloni
Belleke
(Clean Feed)
P-Project (Alexius / Hertenstein / Nies / Grammss / eDincise / SeDincise / Bondi)
Gravities
(Creative Sources)
Niggenkemper, Pascal Vision 7
Lucky Prime
(Clean Feed)
Baloni (Badenhorst / Loriot / Niggenkemper)
Fremdenzimmer
(Clean Feed)
Niggenkemper, Pascal / Simon Nabatov / Gerald Cleaver
Upcoming Hurricane
(NoBusiness)
Heberer, Thomas Clarino
Klippe
(Clean Feed)
Heberer, Thomas
Klippe / One [VINYL 2 LPs]
(NoBusiness)
Hertenstein / Niggenkemper / Heberer
HNH
(Clean Feed)
Recommended & Related Releases:
Salamon, Samo Sextet (w/ Succi / Arguelles / Niggenkemper / Dani / Lillinger)
The Colours Suite
(Clean Feed)
Eisenstadt, Harris Canada Day (w/ Wooley / Bauder / Niggenkemper)
On Parade in Parede
(Clean Feed)
Godet, Jean-Brice (Godet / Niggenkemper / Darrifourcq)
Lignes de Cretes
(Clean Feed)
Carate Urio Orchestra (Badenhorst / Olaffson / Olaffson / Soniano / Niggenkemper / Loriot / Roig)
Ljubljana
(Clean Feed)
Loriot, Frantz Systematic Distortion Orchestra
The Assembly
(OutNow Recordings)
Sonderegger's, Sean Magically Inclined (feat Areni Agbabian)
Eat The Air
(Skirl)
Jones, Darius Quartet Feat. Emile Lesbros
Le bebe de Brigitte (Lost in Translation)
(Aum Fidelity)
Davis, Kris Infrasound (Davis / Goldberg / Noriega / Badenhorst / Bishop / Radley / Versace / Black)
Save Your Breath
(Clean Feed)
Wooley / Rempis / Niggenkemper / Corsano
From Wolves To Whales
(Aerophonic)
Kretzmer, Yoni / Pascal Niggenkemper / Weasel Walter
ProtestMusic
(OutNow Recordings)
Baloni (Badenhorst / Loriot / Niggenkemper)
Fremdenzimmer
(Clean Feed)
Niggenkemper, Pascal / Simon Nabatov / Gerald Cleaver
Upcoming Hurricane
(NoBusiness)
Heberer, Thomas Clarino
Klippe
(Clean Feed)
Heberer, Thomas
Klippe / One [VINYL 2 LPs]
(NoBusiness)
Hertenstein / Niggenkemper / Heberer
HNH
(Clean Feed)
Other Recommended Releases:
Kamins / Smith / Fielder / Hertenstein
After Effects
(FMR)
LAMA + Joachim Badenhorst
Metamorphosis
(Clean Feed)
Godet, Jean-Brice Quartet (Godet / Attias / Niggenkemper / Costa)
Mujo
(Fou Records)
Niggenkemper, Pascal: 7eme Continent
Talking Trash
(Clean Feed)
Loriot, Frantz / Manuel Perovic Notebook Large Ensemble
Urban Furrow
(Clean Feed)
Heberer, Thomas / Achim Kaufmann / Ken Filiano
Interstices
(Nuscope)
Hertenstein, Joe HNH (Hertenstein / Niggenkemper / Heberer)
[2nd release]
(Clean Feed)
Lama + Joachim Badenhorst (Silva / Smith / Almedia)
The Elephant's Journey
(Clean Feed)
Niggenkemper, Pascal
Look With Thine Ears
(Clean Feed)
Baloni
Ripples [VINYL]
(Clean Feed)
Heberer, Thomas / Pascal Niggenkemper
Miner's Pick
(FMR)

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