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R.A.N. (Albert Cirera / Rafal Mazur / Nicolas Field): Five Spontaneous Ones (Not Two)

The UK/Europe trio of Albert Cirera on saxophones, Rafal Mazur on bass guitar, and Nicolas Field on drums, in five ordinal improvisations recorded at Alchemia Club in 2018, for a concert of vigorously assertive playing and seething interactive layers, laying back at times to build their progressions, ending the concert with an explorative "Fifth" improvisation.
 

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UPC: 5906395187485

Label: Not Two
Catalog ID: MW988-2
Squidco Product Code: 28030

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2019
Country: Poland
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded live at Alchemia club, in Krakow, Poland, on June 12th, 2018, by Rafal Drewniany.


Personnel:

Albert Cirera-tenor saxophone soprano saxophone

Rafal Mazur-bass guitar

Nicolas Field-drums

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"Saxophonist, renowned for his vigorous sound, melodic and abrupt phrasing, and great versatility in terms of musical styles, collaborates in numerous projects of the most diverse nature, from the most classic to the most contemporary and risky jazz, even in some of them closer to pop National or song author.

He began his musical training at the age of six with the violin as his main instrument. A few years later, by the hand of Professor Alfons Carrascosa, will change this by the tenor sax. After years of classical training at the Music School of Igualada and many others in modern music schools in Barcelona, ​​he continues his formative career at the Catalan School of Music where he receives classes from Eladio Reinon, Xavi Figarola, Dani Pérez, Agustí Fernández among others. He also moved to The Hague (Holland) to study for a year at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague with John Ruocco, graduating finally in 2007. During these years he also receives advice from Tony Malaby, Ellery Eskelin, Bill Mchenry, Perico Sambeat ..

Since 2011 leads su propio quartet Albert Cirera & Tres Tambor forming part también en proyectos as Duot, Agusti Fernandez Liquid Trio / Quintet, Free Art Ensemble, Landspace, Javier Galiana & the Spice berberechos, Wooookam, Triot, IED'8, Nelson Projecte, Free Orchestra Association, Esther Condal, El Petit de Cal Eril, etc, receiving with some of them prizes such as the AMJM (Association of Jazz Musicians and Modern Music of Catalonia) in 2011 to the best jazz group with Duot and also, That same year, the Enderrock prize of the critic to the best disc of jazz by "Vol.2 Mode Joe" of Nelson Project.

He has played and continues to do so with musicians like Joe Morris, David Mengual, Joe Smith, Agustí Fernandez, Johannes Nästesjö, Massa Kamaguchi, Carlos Zingaro, Ulrich Mitzlaf, Dani Perez, Jaume Llombart, RJ Miller, David Soler, Celeste Alias, Alessandra Patrucco, Marc Egea, Tom Chant, Pablo Rega, Vasco Trilla, Olle Vikstrom, Julian Sánchez, Sonia Sanchez, etc., in various clubs and other jazz venues in the Iberian peninsula, Belgium, Hungary, Italy and Portugal as well as in festivals Jazz of Barcelona, ​​Vic, Tarrasa, Egido, Girona, Granollers, Banyoles, Lleida, Ibiza, Ezcaray, Sant Juan Evangelista, Hurta BCN color, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Skodra, Hungary), Noth Sea Jazz (Holland), Rocella Jonica (Italy) and Minde (Portugal).

He currently resides in Lisbon where he integrates into the eclectic music scene by playing and building new projects with musicians such as Hernani Faustino, Miguel Mira, Luis Vicente, Vasco Furtado, Fededico Pascucci, Marcelo Dos Reis, Marco Franco, Big Band Reunion, Francisco Andrade, Joao Lencastre or Gabriel Ferrandini."

-Albert Cirera Website (http://www.albertcirera.com/)
10/15/2019

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"Rafal Mazur's involvement with music began in his youth with violoncello studies in Krakow. He switched to bass guitar in the late 1980's. Since 2000 he has played an acoustic bass guitar built to his own specifications by luthier Jerzy Wysocki. He has developed an advanced and individual approach to his instrument, and to improvisation in general, in which sonority, extended technique and gesture combine effortlessly in performance. He has taken an important role in Kraków to support young artists and improvised music. A founder of the ImproArt studio of improvisation, he has performed jazz and improvised music in clubs and festivals across Poland and Europe, and in China, South Korea and Israel. In recent years he has collaborated with Lisa Ullen, Frederic Blondy, Charlotta Hug, Raymond Strid, Keir Neuringer, Zsolt Sores and others. His current focus is the band "Ensemble 56" and "Mazur/Neuringer Duo". He is an organizer of the Laboratory of Intuition, a series of spontaneous art presentations in Kraków. Mazur's main field of interest and activity is collective and solo free/spontaneous improvisation. In his practice as an improvising musician and on his way to mastery/artistry he studys Chinese philosophy (Jagiellonian University). He regards Taoism as a strong base for the enrichment of the improviser's attitude, and to this end he practices the Taoist's martial art TaiJi Quan Chen. For Mazur, following the masters of Chinese philosophy and martial arts is crucial in the development of a state of mind prepared for the unexpected situations an improviser encounters in the act of collective free improvisation. During the Polish Sound Art in China tour in 2006, Mazur presented lectures in NiHiLo Gallery in Foshan and Zendai Art Museum in Shanghai, taking the opportunity to meet Chinese improvisers and discuss and compare his approaches to improvisation, Taoism and TaiJi. Mazur's most recent work is the first album of solo acoustic bass guitar free improvisation: 'Sonor Forms'. Released by independent label DTS Records in Krakow on its Transidiomatic series, the disc is the result of investigation into the practice of solo free improvisation."

-Rafal Mazur Website (http://www.rafalmazur.eu/1bio.html)
10/15/2019

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"Nicolas Field is born in London in 1975. He studied drums and percussion at the Amsterdam Conservatorium (1996-2002), sonology at The Hague Conservatorium (1997-2002) and "Art and media" at HEAD in Geneva (2007-2009). He has received multiple awards and was artist in residence at the Swiss Institute in Rome (2010-11), AirAntwerpen (2011), Belluard Bollwerk international (2013&2014) and Johannesburg South-Africa (2015).

Early 2000, he starts travelling through Europe as a drummer with different bands (improvised music, contemporary music and jazz). Over time and tours, that also take him to the US, Japan, Corea and Australia, Nicolas Field collaborates with musicians such as Tetuzi Akyama (guitar), Akira Sakata (saxophone), Otomo Yoshihide (guitar), Keiji Haino (guitar), the band Cactus Truck, Didi Bruckmayr (vocals), Jacques Demierre (piano), Gilles Aubry (electronics) or Fritz Welch (drums/vocals).

In parallel, in 2008, Nicolas Field starts building his first visual art works, taking the shape of sound installation. His works has been shown in particular at the Maison d'Ailleurs in Yverdon (2008 - Think Thrice), at Lift Geneva (2010- Think Thrice), at the Design biennale in St-Etienne (2010 - Think Thrice), at Crisalide Festival in Forli (2011 - Shimmering Beast), at Burgtheater in Vienna (2012 - Shimmering Beast), at the "Corpo 6" gallery in Berlin (2012 - Making a mess for the masses) and at Netwerk-center for contemporary art in Aalst (2014 - Shimmering Beast and All Tones).

Since 2006, Nicolas Field has been working for dance and theater. In 2012, he composes music for "Caligula" directed by Jan Lauwers (Needcompany) at the Burgtheater in Vienna. In 2014, he is also part of Marie-Caroline Hominal's project "Ballet" at the Bâtie Festival. He is presently working on a new production with Needcompany and Maison DahlBonnema "Rhythm conference feat. InnerSplits"."

-Nicolas Field Website (http://www.nicolasfield.com/index.php?/biography/ttt/)
10/15/2019

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track listing:


1. First 11:31

2. Second 7:16

3. Third 14:21

4. Fourth 9:49

5. Fifth 4:17

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The UK/Europe trio of Albert Cirera on saxophones, Rafal Mazur on bass guitar, and Nicolas Field on drums, in five ordinal improvisations recorded at Alchemia Club in 2018, for a concert of vigorously assertive playing and seething interactive layers, laying back at times to build their progressions, ending the concert with an explorative "Fifth" improvisation.

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