The Squid's Ear Magazine

  Rapid SSL

  PayPal

  Mastercard

  Visa

  Discover

  American Express



© 2002-2018, Squidco LLC

Baars, Ab

Solo: And She Speaks | A Collection Of Ballads

Baars, Ab: Solo: And She Speaks | A Collection Of Ballads (Wig)

Internationally acclaimed for both his solo and ensemble music performed, Dutch multi-wind player Ab Baars presents a studio album of solo playing on the clarinet, saxophone, and shakuhachi, inspired by and focusing on the traditions of ballads from great saxophonists, with improvisations colored by songs like "Naima", "Body and Soul", "Solitude", &c.
 

Price: $13.45
Price Was: $14.95
Squidco Hurricane Sale: save $1.50


Quantity:

In Stock


Shipping Weight: 2.00 units

Quantity in Basket: None

Log In to use our Wish List
product information:


UPC: 8713897904246

Label: Wig
Catalog ID: 27
Squidco Product Code: 25668

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2018
Country: Netherlands
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Studio Helmbreker, in Haarlem, Holland, on August 21st and 22nd, 2017, by Micha de Kanter.


Personnel:

Ab Baars-clarinet, saxophone, shakuhachi

Highlight an artist name or instrument above
and click here to Search
track listing:


1. Saji Deep Saffron 2:33

2. Body And Soul Cerulean Blue 6:48

3. And She Speaks Purple Amaranth 7:33

4. Naima Blue Saphir 3:36

5. Solitude Cadmium Yellow 4:11

6. And The Moon Swam Back 6:54

7. Poor Wheel Persian Blue 5:46

8. We'll Be Together Again Blue Amber 6:26

9. Blame It On My Youth Cadmium Red 4:43
Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
Recordings by or featuring Reed & Wind Players
Woodwinds
Solo Artist Recordings
New in Improvised Music
Recent Releases and Best Sellers

sample the album:








descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Since I first started making music I listened extensively to ballads that were being played by the great saxophonists. These inspiring examples became part of my playing, my sound, my language. This CD is a salute to that tradition".-Ab Baars


Artist Biographies:

"Ab Baars (Magrette, 1955): Dutch musician-composer and bandleader Ab Baars performs on tenor saxophone, clarinet and shakuhachi. He focuses mainly on Ab Baars Solo, Baars-Buis, Fish Scale Sunrise, Perch Hen Brock & Rain, Ab Baars Trio, Duo Baars-Henneman and the ICP Orchestra.

In reviews Baars' music has been characterized as joyfully obstinate, but surely appealing and as colourful as it is astonishing. It embodies the best typically Dutch improvised music has to offer. Although he seldomly uses recognizable song forms or ongoing swing rhythms, the music stays catchy, because it is stripped to the essence and clearly presented.

Ab Baars has been internationally acclaimed for both his solo and ensemble music performed in hundreds of concerts throughout Europe, North America, Brasil, Japan and Australia in the past 30 years.

Some highlights:
▪ Ab Baars Trio tour Netherlands (2013 - 2014) recorded on Slate Blue (Wig 24, 2014)
▪ Duo Baars-Henneman Autumn Songs USA Tour (2012) recorded on Autumn Songs (Wig 22, 2013)
▪ Ab Baars Trio & New York Guests Fay Victor, Vincent Chancey and Dutch poet Anneke Brassinga in Invisible Blow (2011) recorded on Invisible Blow (Wig 23, 2014)
▪ Ab Baars Trio & Ken Vandermark (2007 and 2009), recorded on Goofy June Bug (Wig 15, 2008)
▪ Kinda Dukish. The music of Duke Ellington (2004), recorded on Kinda Dukish (Wig 12, 2005)
▪ Ab Baars Trio plays music of Native Americans (1999), recorded on Songs (Geestgronden, 2001)
▪ Ab Baars Trio with trombonist Roswell Rudd (1996 & 98), recorded on Four (DATA Records, 2001)
▪ Ab Baars Trio plays the music of John Carter, recorded on A Free Step (Geestgronden, 1999)
▪ Ab Baars Trio in collaboration with the Nieuw Ensemble, shakuhachi player Yoshikazu Iwamoto and conductor Butch Morris at the Festival Improvisations/Improvisations (1996)
▪ Ab Baars Trio with soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy (1995)

Influenced by the American saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell, whom he worked with in 1986, and by his participation in the Monk Project (performed by the Instant Composers Pool, directed by Misha Mengelberg), Baars adopted a very personal style, or 'ab music' as Misha Mengelberg calls it.

At the age of 15, Ab Baars began playing the saxophone in the Philips Marching Band and other local bands in the city of Eindhoven in the Netherlands. From 1976 to 1981, he studied saxophone with Leo van Oostrom at the Rotterdam Conservatory of Music. He was granted a scholarship by the Dutch Ministry of Culture in 1989 to study with clarinettist-composer John Carter in Los Angeles. That same year Baars was presented with the prestigious Boy Edgar Award. In 2005, Baars set out playing the shakuhachi (a Japanese end-blown bamboo flute) and took lessons with Kees Kort, Christopher Blasdel and Takeo Yamashiro.

So far, Ab Baars has worked with improvisers such as Han Bennink, Jaap Blonk, Alberto Braida, Anthony Braxton, John Carter, The Ex, Cor Fuhler, Ben Goldberg, Tristan Honsinger, François Houle, George Lewis, Michael Moore, Sunny Murray, Sonic Youth, Fabrizio Spera, Cecil Taylor, Roger Turner, Ken Vandermark, Veryan Weston, Wolter Wierbos, Michiyo Yagi, poets H.C. ten Berge and Diane Régimbald, dancers Beppie Blankert, Hisako Horikawa, Masako Noguchi and Katie Duck's Magpie Company."

-Wig (http://stichtingwig.com/abBaars/AbBaars.html)
9/12/2018

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

Other Releases With These Artists:
Recommended & Related Releases:
Other Recommended Releases:
Fish-Scale Sunrise (Ab Baars / Kaja Draksler / Joe Williamson
No Queen Rises
(Relative Pitch)
McCowen, John
4 Chairs In Three Dimensions [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)
Honest John w/ Ab Baars
Treem
(Clean Feed)
Duo Baars-Henneman
Canzoni di Primavera
(Wig)
Duo Baars Henneman & Dave Burrell
Trandans
(Wig)
Kobi, Christian (solo and with Taku Sugimoto / Yoko Ikeda / Wakana Ikeda
Atta! [VINYL]
(Monotype)
Baars, Ab & Terrie Ex
Shifting Sands [VINYL]
(Terp Records)
Baars, Ab & Terrie Ex
Shifting Sands
(Terp Records)
Khan, George
Ah! (1968-2005) [2 CDs]
(Emanem)
Braxton, Anthony
Solo (Victoriaville) 2017
(Victo)
Rothenberg, Ned / Hamid Drake
Full Circle - Live in Lodz
(Foundation Listen)
Draksler, Kaja Octet (w/ Baars / Nielsdoottir / Polence / Rave / Dumitriu / Heyndels / Govaert)
Gledalec [2 CDs]
(Clean Feed)
Perch Hen Brock & Rainy (Ab Baars / Ig Henneman / Ingrid Laubrock / Tom Raine)
Live @ The Jazz Happening Tampere
(Relative Pitch)
Dijkstra, Jorrit
Never Odd Or Even
(Driff Records)
Double Tandem (Baars / Vandermark / Nilssen-Love)
Cement
(PNL)
ICP Orchestra
Jubilee Varia
(Hatology)
Rothenberg, Ned
The Crux: Selected Solo Wind Works (1989-1992)
(Leo)
Ex, The
Joggers & Smoggers
(Ex Records)



Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought:
Mahall, Rudi / Alexander von Schlippenbach
So Far
(Relative Pitch)
Jordan, Kidd / Alvin Fielder / Joel Futterman / Steve Swell
Masters Of Improvisation
(Valid)
Rave, Ada Trio (w/ Nicola L. Hein / Wilbert De Joode)
The Sea, the Storm and the Full Moon
(Clean Feed)
Criton, Pascale
Infra
(Potlatch)
Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap
Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]
(RogueArt)
Costa, Carlos
Door of No Return
(Aural Terrains)
Wisseltangcamatta, The
Movements
(Creative Sources)
Dead Neanderthals
Worship The Sun
(Relative Pitch)

Search for other titles on the Wig label.