The freely improvising quartet of Ernesto Rodrigues, Axel Dorner, Nuno Torres and Alexander Frangenheim recorded this beautiful album of dark sound in Germany in 2014, 3 movements of understated dialog using unexpected techniques in a subtle dialog.
Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs289
Squidco Product Code: 21498
Packaging: Jewel Case
Recorded at Studioboerne45, Berlin Weissensee, Germany, on May 2nd, 2014 by Alexander Frangenheim.
Nuno Torres-alto saxophone
Alexander Frangenheim-double bass
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1. Nor 1 21:25
2. Nor 2 12:53
3. Nor 3 13:00
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A mature work from quartet of Ernesto Rodrigues, Axel Dorner, Nuno Torres and Alexander Frangenheim, using their instruments in unexpected ways to create a slowly breathing work in three movements. The orchestration of strings, horns, reeds, and brass allow a rich set of tones and sonic environment to emerge, fueled by extended techniques that create other-worldly sound. Through intent listening each player allows his partners room for distinction with complementary timbre and tone, motion, ebb and flow. It's a beautiful creation, fragile yet with a solidity born from the confidence of each player and their wildly imaginative approach to their instrument. An album to set the lights low, letting this album's seductive and mysterious sound bloom.
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"Axel Dörner (born 26 April 1964 in Cologne, Germany) is a German jazz musician (trumpet and piano) and composer.
Dörner studied piano in the Dutch town Arnhem (1988-89) and at the Music Academy in Cologne (1989-1996). From 1991 he studied trumpet with Malte Burba, and during his studies he collaborated with trumpeter Bruno Light in the "The Street Fighters Duo". At this time he also joined the ensembles "The Street Fighters Quartet" and "The Street Fighters Double Quartet" together with Matthias Schubert, Bruno Leicht, and Claudio Puntin. In addition the "Axel Dörner Quartet" was initiated (with Frank Gratkowski, Hans Schneider and Martin Blume). With saxophonist Matthias Petzold. he participated on the albums Lifelines and Psalmen Und Lobgesänge.
Dörner has resided in Berlin since 1994, and occurs in the most diverse settings like "The London Jazz Composers Orchestra" and with "Hedros" (together with Mats Gustafsson, Günter Christmann, Barry Guy and others). Since then he has contributed on more than 50 album recordings.
Dörner is distinguished mainly by his versatility. He bouth play the more traditional Bebop, just like he fits in to classic Free Jazz or electronic music. He playd with Otomo Yoshihide at the Donaueschinger Musiktage in 2005. Dörner play both solo concerts and collaborates with his trio "TOOT" (together with Phil Minton and Thomas Lehn) and "Die Anreicherung" with Christian Lillinger, Håvard Wiik and Jan Roder, and in Ken Vandermarks "Territory-Band". Dörner is an integral part of the Berlin scene of experimental new improvisational music. Dörner was given special attention for his interpretation of all compositions by Thelonious Monk, with the pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach and his own band "Die Enttäuschung" released on a three CD album (Monks Casino, Complete 2005)."-Wikipedia-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axel_D%C3%B6rner)
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