Led by bassist Noah Punkt, this young Leipzig-Zurich improvising trio with drummer Ramon Oliveras and saxophonist Tobias Pfister blend an unusual sense of humor into serious free jazz, with strange asides or layers of sound punctuating superb and energetic playing.
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Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF384CD
Squidco Product Code: 22574
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at La Fonderie Studio, in Fribourg, Switzerland, on February 20th to 22nd, 2015, by Lars Dolle.
Noah Punkt-electric bass
Ramon Oliveras-drums, percussion
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1. Der Kork Ist Leicht, Die Arbeit Schwer 1:27
2. Dieter-Miguel 3:49
3. Sommerda 2:50
4. Es Ist Spat, Toni 3:51
5. Rummeln 4:33
6. Pacgirl 3:17
7. Wechseln 4:54
8. Polizeikontrolle Halb 3 3:06
9. Der Schmied Auf Gegenspeed 3:34
10. Ponk 3:48
11. Jenny 4:00
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"HOORAY for it! From now on Jazz is not about fancy philosophical stuff: It's about You and Me! It's about everyday life's little pleasures. But also about its strains and woes and oddities. So if you're tired of all that seriousness usually happening in the domains of creative jazz and free improvised music, this record was conceived to reconcile you with those practices and everything "art-oriented" originated from the margins.
Noah Punkt, Tobias Pfister and Ramoen Oliveras are very clearly having fun in this collection of brief compositions, and they're not afraid to be funny - one good example is the excavation of the legendary "Pacgirl" soundtrack. The correspondent clip you'll find on VIMEO is a masterpiece, using old videogame images in synchronism to enhance the thrill and beauty of the "Pacgirl". There's plenty of jazzy licks with rock energy and resourcefulness all along, and if that combination sounds natural, it's also always surprising. Something new is coming from the Leipzig-Zurich axis of the European jazz scene and here's the opportunity for you to know it. A trio of electric bass, tenor sax and drums as you never heard before..."-Clean Feed
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"Noah Punkt (b. 1984) is a bass player, composer and improviser. His music combines the intensity and immediacy of rock music and noise with the lyricism and forward propulsion of jazz and the abstract detail of contemporary classical composers like Bernd Franke, Siegfried Thiele, Steve Reich and Helmut Lachenmann. Recent/current collaborators include Tobias Pfister, Ram—n Oliveras, Jan Roth, Mark Weschenfelder, Tim Daisy, Uli Kempendorff, Peter van Huffel, Robert Lucaciu, Rea Dubach, Lukas Rutzen and many more. In addition to performing in Europe and composing music, Noah runs his own record label, otherunwise, curates concerts in Leipzig and is working at Jazzclub Leipzig."-Noah Punkt Website (https://noahpunkt.net/proteanreality/)
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"Ramón Oliveras is a drummer and composer from Zurich. In 2014 he finished his master of arts in jazz drumming at the Zurich University of Arts. He fokuses on his own bands and IKARUS JPTR, in Which he persues his very own musical language and the idea of music as a work of art Incorporating different media. Further More, Ramón plays the drums in the international trio dot3 and is co-organizer and booker of the Perlaton Music Festival.
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