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Wierbos, Wolter: 3 Trombone Solos <i>[Used Item]</i> (DolFijn Records)

"3 Trombone Solos features three long tracks, very well recorded by Malachi Ritscher (Chicago), Dylan van der Schyff (Portland), and Micha de Kanter (Amsterdam) between October, 2005 and August, 2006. Nice dynamics, natural sound. Maybe...

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Label: DolFijn Records
Catalog ID: DolFijn 01
Squidco Product Code: 19237

Format: CD
Condition: VG+
Released: 2007
Country: Netherlands
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
track 1 recorded October 2nd, 2005 at Chicago Cultural Center, Cassidy Theatertrack 2 recorded October 3rd, 2005 at First Christian Church, Portland (Oregon)track 3 recorded August 31st, 2006 at Bimhuis, Amsterdam

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track listing:

1. Chicago 21:07

2. Portland 25:14

3. Amsterdam 16:06

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"3 Trombone Solos features three long tracks, very well recorded by Malachi Ritscher (Chicago), Dylan van der Schyff (Portland), and Micha de Kanter (Amsterdam) between October, 2005 and August, 2006. Nice dynamics, natural sound. Maybe taking inspiration from the place where it was recorded, Chicago has a slow start with a definite blues flavour, progressively getting more "swing" (at times one can almost hear a ride cymbal marking the time in the background). Then, the plunger, and - starting at about 5' - something that definitely sounds very Mingus-like. Starting at about 8', there's a nice episode which almost sounds "ambient" for synthesizer, Wierbos making great use of multiphonics. Then it's the sound of the breath inside the instrument, then - starting at about 14' - there's a soundhythm that definitely reminded me of scratching. Towards the end, strange pops and sounds reminded me of (the late) Lester Bowie's "expanded" trumpet. Portland opens with a "drone" withmultiphonics progressively growing in intensity. Starting at about 5' there's a swing climate which seems to feature a few quotes. There's a slow melodic exploration, getting gradually agitated. Like in the previous piece, there's a moment (at about 19') where breathing sounds come to the fore, the piece coming to its close with a thematic exploration. Amsterdam opens with overtones and something that sounds like (but obviously isn't) a loop, then it's in the trumpet register. Starting at about 4' there's a cool, swing climate, almost like a pocket-sized big band. There's applause at 7', then a second part that goes in "parallel": a frenzied opening section, a loop, melodic playing, then it's "trumpet", then "tuba", then a "synth loop"; then it's a fine close, somewhat mirroring the one from the first part of the track."-Beppe Colli

Artist Biographies:

"Wolter Wierbos (born 1 September 1957 in Holten, Overijssel) is a Dutch jazz trombonist.

Wierbos has played throughout Europe, Canada, USA and Asia. Wierbos has many awards to his name, including the Podiumprijs for Jazz and Improvised music and the most important Dutch jazz award, the VPRO/Boy Edgar Award in 1995.

Since 1979 he has played with numerous music ensembles: Cumulus (with Ab Baars and Harry de Wit), JC Tans & Rockets, Theo Loevendie Quintet, Guus Janssen Septet, Loos (Peter van Bergen), Maarten Altena Ensemble and Podiumtrio. He led his own band, Celebration of Difference, and has been involved in theater, dance, television and film projects. He has been invited to play with The Ex, Sonic Youth, Gruppo Sportivo and the Nieuw Ensemble (led by Ed Spanjaard).

He has also played with Henry Threadgill, The Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra (led by Alexander von Schlippenbach), the European Big Band (led by Cecil Taylor), the John Carter Project, Mingus Big Band (Epitaph, directed by Gunther Schuller). He is currently active with Misha Mengelberg's Instant Composers Pool (Down Beat Poll winner 2002, Talent Deserving Wider Recognition), Gerry Hemingway Quintet, Franky Douglas' Sunchild, Bik Bent Braam, Albrecht Maurer Trio Works, Nocando, Carl Ludwig Hübsch's Longrun Development of the Universe, Frank Gratkowski Quartet, Available Jelly and Sean Bergin's MOB.

Wierbos also maintains a solo career. He has a running project under the name Wollo's World, where he brings together different artistic combinations, ranging from duos with tap-dancer Marije Nie and bassist Wilbert de Joode to a quartet with Misha Mengelberg, Mats Gustafsson and Wilbert de Joode.

Wolter Wierbos can be heard on more than 100 CDs and LPs. He has released two solo CDs: X Caliber (ICP 032, 1995), "a round-trip tour of his horn, from buzzing mute mutations, grizzly blurts and purring multiphonics to radiant melodies", and Wierbos (DATA 824), a reissue of his 1982 solo LP with an additional track."

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