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Bulliphant: Hightailing (Creative Sources)

"Although some improvisers deny that one of the main parameters that they deal in their projects is the language, this almost always ends (I would say until always) to happen. The interest of the music that results depends on what they ...
 

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UPC: 5609063404418

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs441
Squidco Product Code: 24263

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2017
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at De Singer, in Rijkevorsel, Belgium.


Personnel:

Ruben Verbruggen-alto saxophone, baritone saxophone

Bart Maris-trumpet and piccolo trumpet

Thijs Troch-synth and electronics

Goncalo Almeida-double bass

Friso van Wijck-drums, percussions

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track listing:


1. Bulliphant 2:11

2. Jungle Dew 5:04

3. Mud Puddle 0:45

4. Echolocation Error 1:03

5. Musth And Aggression 1:10

6. Too Much Nectar (The Way Of Zen - Part I) 5:52

7. Long Distance Migration 7:30

8. Hibernation Take Off 1:29

9. To Balance A Frantic Flock 5:30

10. Male Combat 3:08

11. Female Reward 1:31

12. Slow Fall Of A Common Crane 6:24
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European Improv, Free Jazz & Related

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"Although some improvisers deny that one of the main parameters that they deal in their projects is the language, this almost always ends (I would say until always) to happen. The interest of the music that results depends on what they do at that level, and the procedural and aesthetic nuances that lead them to that end are not countable by the fingers of both hands. They can go from the explicit crossings of languages and their lexicon like those that identify the Coax Orchestra to something like what we hear in this "Hightailing" from a band based in the Netherlands, directed by the saxophonist Ruben Verbruggen and featuring the participation of the Belgian Bart Maris in trumpet (yes, the same from the X-Legged Sally, Flat Earth Society and God) and the Portuguese Goncalo Almeida (and yes, the Lama and the Albatre) on the double bass. If in the case of the French ensemble joining bossa nova and noise goes through a kind of perversion, or subversion, of formalism, already inthe Bulliphant it is a historicist perspective that tells us that the heritage of jazz exists to be ), in contexts that seem to have nothing to do with it, namely those introduced by Thijs Trech's experimental electronics. The booze of the quintet (complete with the drums and percussion of Friso van Wijck) emerge, like pieces of meat from the bottom of the pan, the bebop, the hard bop, the cool, the free jazz, the jazz-rock, and with an undifferentiation that seems to appear at random. But, since there are compositions to circumscribe what is improvised along the themes, chance began right away in writing. Simply put, these idiomatic elements are at your disposal, being only necessary to get them out of the bag. That is, Coax Orchestra's relationship with jazz, modern music by condition, is postmodern, because it plays with irony, while the Bulliphant is metamodern, with cynicism as its strategy. Faced with this, the fusion of the Seventies and the collage of the Nineties, plus whatthe French referred to above in the recent Jazz in August with reference to these two models, but already wanting to surpass them, were still approaches to children - the adult is here. Maturity teaches us that creating is working with memory, but doubting it, putting it into question and deactifying it."-Rui Eduardo Paes, Jazz.pt (via Google Translate)


Artist Biographies:

"Bart Maris is a Belgian trumpet player. He has performed in a very large number of bands, either as a group member or a guest musician on records or in concert. He was one of the original members of Fukkeduk with Niek Roseeuw, Kristof Roseeuw, Tom Dewulf, Jan Kuijken, Rik Verstrepen, Frank Gijsels, and also the Gerard Van Dongen Kwintet with Joe Williamson, Tom Wouters, Henk Bakker. He was in KAMIKAZE, with Tom Wouters, Filip Wauters, Kristof Roseeuw, also in X-Legged Sally with Peter Vermeersch, Pierre Vervloesem, Danny Van Hoeck, Pol Belgrado and Jean-luc Plouvier and later Peter Van Den Berghe. Maris joined Think of One, with Roel Poriau, Erik Morel, Tobe Wouters, Thomas Desmedt, David Bové and the Flat Earth Society (band). He also plays in the Brussels mestizo band Jaune toujours, with his brother Piet Maris, Electric Barbarian, Synaesthetic Trip by Edward Perraud, with Benoit Delbecq (piano), and Arnault Cuisinier (bass), or in duo with Edward Perraud, Victor Toth Tercett with Matyas Szandai (bass), Robert Ikiz (drums), 1000 from Jan Klare (alto sax/ flute/clarinets) (munster-Germany) and Wilbert de Joode (bass) (Netherlands), Michael Vatcher (drums) (USA).

Other bands played with on a regular basis include rock, and dance, bands as The Whodads, Janez Dedt, The Groove Cartel, Muziekmaatschappij Excelsior, Arno, Corrie Van Binsbergen, The Simpletones, Das Kammer Orchestra (founded by Piet Jorens), Rouppe Group with Ab Baars, Klaas Hekman, Wilbert de Joode, Verian Weston and the Folk Big-Band Olla Vogala. His contributions can be heard on dozens of CDs by Belgian rock bands such as Dead Man Ray (Berchem), dEUS (In a Bar under the Sea, The Ideal Crash), Gorky (Monstertje) and Zita Swoon (Sunrise/), but also on discs by international artists such as Art Zoyd Armagedon for lille 2004, Symphonie pour le jour ou bruleront les cites with orchestre national de lille, Fred Frith, Stone, Brick, Glass, Wood, Wire, Salvatore Adamo, ( (Zanzibar (2003), Un soir au Zanzibar (2004)), Univers Zero Rhythmix - 2002, and Marc Moulin (Into the dark (2001)), Soplarte by Charlotte Van Wouwe, performing on glass trumpets, performing with the Michiel Braam (Trio and Bik Band Braam), Blast from Frank Crijns, Italian Band Cani Di Trufola, John Watts (from Fischer-Z). He joins in every time with the 'beukorkest' by Rik Van Iersel with the Dutch/American crew with folks like Woody&Paul, Jonnhy Dowd, Def-P from Osdorp Posse, André Manuel Stuurbaard Bakkebaard, Gary Lucas, Jozef van Wissem, Kyteman. He was with John Zorn in s'hertogenbosch on the opening of the Toonzaal and Dick van der Harst in his Banda Azufaifo and his big ouverture for Klangwolke in Linz and with George De Decker in a hommage piece to René Magritte, and the music for the Belgium TV series Recht op Recht, and also an orchestral piece for solo trumpet and guitar, Roland Van Campenhout. For occasion he performed with Jean-Luc Capozzo and Werni und Jendreiko, and was recently invited by Fred Van Hove to perform with Evan Parker, Peter Brötzmann, Ken Vandermark, Els Vandeweyer and Andre Goudbeek. Touring with Joost Buis and Tobias Delius, Jan Willem Van Der Ham, Alan Purves, Achim Kaufmann, performing in France with "69", a hardcore impro band with Jean Luc Guionnet, Jean-Phi Morel, Frank Vaillant, Edward Perraud, Frank Gaily, playing with Va Fan Fahre a Ghent-based Balkan/klezmer/Arab-band touring all over Europe, and Pandouring newborn Antwerp fanfare.

He also did a lot of theatre (L King of Pain by Luc Perceval), not only making the music, but also actively participating in the play, as in Aan Tafel, from Luc Nys, with Peter Gorissen and Some Voices with Antonio Tavares, and Virgula with Luanda and Pablo Casella and Giovanni Barcella. And music for dance, for David Hernandez Box, Meg Stuart It's about Time and as bandmember of X-Legged Sally in the Ultima Vez performances "Bereft of a Blisfull Union" (1996) and "Her Body Doesn't Fit Her Soul" (1993) by Wim Vandekeybus.

He performs with his own bands, and playing solo:

Les poubelles with Filip Wauters (guitars) and Tom Wouters (drums)p'tits cons/'tklein verbruik with Stefaan Blancke (trombone) and Roel Poriau (zabumba)Loops is a solo program with taperecordersmachines giving him the full background of a symphonical orchestraGLITS is a duo with pianist Peter Van Den Berghe, around his compositions.

He has played for 5 years in duo with cellist Lode Vercampt and created a whole repertoire for this special setting.

He has weekly sessions in the hotclub De gand in Ghent (groentenmarkt), hosting all the people on tour with off-days like Jimmy Tenor, Josh Berman, Jozef Dumoulin, Teun Verbruggen, Too Noisy Fish, Hasse Poulsen, 1000, I Am So Me, Peter Jacqmyn, Verian Weston, Fred Lohnberg-holm, Els Vandeweyer, de beren gieren, Zeger Vandenbussche...

He is also a Guest Professor of improvisation at the School of Arts in Ghent."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bart_Maris)
10/11/2017

"Thijs Troch is a Belgian piano player, mainly active in improvised music. He plays in bands such as: Keenroh, Jukwaa, Kabas, Glin Graktion, Hypochristmutreefuzz, Northern Escorts, Residuum Free Unit, Bulliphat, &c."

-Thijs Troch Website (http://www.thijstroch.be/#next)
10/11/2017

"Gonçalo Almeida born in 1978 Lisbon, Portugal. Lives in Rotterdam, Netherlands, where he followed studies at Rotterdams Conservatorium, having studied with Heyn van Geyn, Stefan Lievestro, Marius Beets and Peter Leerdman, finishing his master degree in 2008.

Plays in a variety of projects that go from modern jazz, freejazz, jazzcore and free improvisation music, having shared the stage with improvisers such has Chris Speed, Carlos Zíngaro, Wilbert de Joode, Martin van Duynhoven, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Rodrigo Amado, Tobias Klein, Jasper Stadhouders among others.

Also has been working in collaboration with multi media such as video artists, modern dancers, poets, and theater makers.

In the main projects that he is involved as double bass player, he has a deep input as a composer."

-Goncalo Almeida Website (http://gonzobass.wixsite.com/gonzoalmeida/biography)
10/11/2017

Friso van Wijck was born Mar 28th, 1974 in the Netherlands , he is a drummer known for the bands Power.play, Strych.Nine, Lamaketta's, Polluted Inheritance, Crimson Falls and Bulliphant.

(Squidco)
10/11/2017

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