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Keita, Aly / Jan Galega Bronnimann / Lucas Niggli: Kalan Teban (Intakt)

Absolutely compelling rhythms and grooves from this trio bringing together Ivory Coast balafon player Aly Keita with Cameroon clarinetist and saxophonist Jan Galega Bronnimann and Swiss drummer Lucas Niggli, who was born in West Cameroon, the trio bringing strong African rhythms and melodic progressions to their propulsive and joyful improvisations.
 

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UPC: 7640120193386

Label: Intakt
Catalog ID: INT338
Squidco Product Code: 28489

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2020
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: Jewel Case
Recorded at Hardstudios, in Winterthur, Switzerland, on May 27th and 28th, 2019, by Andy Neresheimer.


Personnel:

Aly Keita earned-Balifon, Kalimba, voice

Jan Galgen Bronnimann-contra alto clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, Kass Kass, thumb piano

Lucas Niggli-drums, percussion

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Artist Biographies:

"West African musician Aly Keita earned worldwide renown for his mastery of the balafon, a marimba-like instrument native to the region. The balafon is traditionally the instrument of the griot, or the oral historians and songsmiths of West Africa. Although the tradition lives on, it is not as a griot that Keita became famous. Rather, it was his ability to take this millennium-old instrument into a modern musical context. While rooted in tradition, Keita's Afro-pop, funk-fueled rhythm section and taste for complex jazz-oriented arrangements set him far apart from most balafonists. Aly hails from a famous musical family, the same that produced Salif Keita, one of West Africa's most treasured songwriters and musical talents. Having been brought up in this hot-house environment, Aly relocated as an adult to Germany. His instrumental brilliance earned him opportunities to collaborate with jazz and world music legends such as Trilok Gurtu and Joe Zawinul, among others. Keita made his debut as a bandleader in 2008. The record, entitled Akwaba Inisene, turned heads across Europe. It debuted in the Top 20 on World Music Charts Europe. In the months following the record's release, Keita toured extensively throughout Europe and Africa alike. Keita and his ensemble, the Balankan, graced stages from Maputo to Barcelona to Amsterdam supporting the master musician's new endeavor."

-AllMusic (https://www.allmusic.com/artist/aly-keita-mn0001510544)
2/24/2020

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"Jan Galega Brönnimann. Clarinetist and saxophonist, born in 1969 in Cameroon, Westafrica. Bienne City (BNC) Arkestra, Brink Man Ship, Igors Blaskapelle."

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/1409100-Jan-Galega-Br%C3%B6nnimann)
2/24/2020

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"Lucas Niggli was born in a thunderbolt in 1968, West Kamerun. He lived there before he moved to Switzerland. Today he lives in Uster with his three children, Felix, Gaudenz and Emilia and his partner Annette Meier.

IntroHis affinity to Music, especially to percussion instruments, was quite strong at a very young age. Between 1987 and 1995, he played at the experimental New Jazz formation "Kieloor Entartet". The group published three CDs, conquered many stages in diverse countries, formed a not every day orchestra, "ENAO91 and ENAO93", and connected to other artists and composers. After that, Lucas Niggli took charge of the management of the alternative Swiss label "UNIT-Records" until 1998; he was the president of the Swiss Professional Association of Jazz and Improvisation Musicians, SMS, and a long member of the board of the WIM (werkstatt für improvisierte Musik Zurich).

Working Bands

In 1995 he founded the avant-core band "Steamboat Switzerland" with Dominik Blum and Marino Pliakas. More than 150 concerts, 4 cd and 2 vinyl recordings testify to the group's intense and hard work. "Lucas Niggli's Zoom" was founded in 1999 (with Nils Wogram And Philipp Schaufelberger) They performed at all of Europe's big festivals, (Moers, Saalfelden, Willisau, Le Mans) as well n Vancouver and they recorded a first cd in 2001 followed by a CD in 2003. As an extension of this trio, Lucas Niggli created "Big Zoom", a quintet with Claudio Puntin and Peter Herbert as guests, with two releases (Big Ball, Sweat). Since 2002 he plays regularly in the Piano Trio with Jacques Demierre and Barry Guy. Since 1994 Lucas Niggli has played in a variety of different bands with Pierre Favre as his partner. These are, amongst others, "Singing Drums", "European Chamber Ensemble", "The Drummers", as well as a duo.Since 2006 he is composing for and performing with the international Drum Quartet Beat Bag Bohemia (with Kesivan Naidoo (SA), RolandoLamussene (MZ), and Peter Conradin Zumthor (CH). The Duo Black Lotos with chinese Guzheng Player Xu Fengxia is also a long lasting working band, like the Drum Duo Lucas Niggli and Peter Conradin Zumthor. Since 2011 the Trio Biondini - Godard - Niggli with Luciano Biondini and Michel Godard tours extensivly in Europe with two CD Productions for Intakt Records. Since 2013 regulary also in Projects with the Drum Trio Klick with Fritz Hauser and P.C.Zumthor and in a Duo with Swiss Singer Andreas Schaerer.

Other World

Lucas Niggli was always musically active. He toured through all of Europe with different musicians, played on stages in Russia and America, Egypt and Canada, China and Southafria, Taiwan and m.o. He performed on major Jazz festivals in Vancouver, Berlin, Moers, Saalfelden, Willisau, Rome, Nürnberg, Capetown, Le Mans, Münster and Zurich. And New Music Festivals like Huddersfield (UK), Donaueschingen ( D) , Ultima (N), MaerzMusik (D). He is always being tempted into different corners of the music business. If he doesn't perform a contemporary piece by David Dramm, Michael Werthmüller, Felix Profos, Sam Hayden, Kagel, Polanski, Cage, or Rzewski; he will regularly improvise in the Zurich "Werkstatt für Improvisierte Musik." And he plaied in several Bands from Swiss Singer Erika Stucky, like "Bubble and Bangs".

In Best Memories

In his bands and projects, Lucas Niggli had the chance to work hand in hand with musicians from all over the world, from all kinds of different scenes. People like Barry Guy, John Cale, Pierre Favre, Butch Morris, Trevor Watts, Fred Frith, Hans Koch, Peter Kowald, Peter Waters, Samul Nori, Tom Cora, Ikue Mori, Tenko, Michel Doneda, Michel Wintsch, Collegium Novum, Urs Leimgruber, Arkadij Shilklopper, Jean-Luis Matinier, Martin Schütz, Irene Schweizer, Susanne Abbuehl, Wu Wei, Phil Minton, the filmmaker Peter Mettler , Susanne Abbuehl, Erika Stucky, ARTE Quartet, Andrew Cyrille, Andreas Schaerer, Tim Berne and many more."

-Lucas Niggli Website (http://www.lucasniggli.ch/english/0300_biografie/index.asp)
2/24/2020

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track listing:


1. Noussandia 6:03

2. Djafa-Nema 5:49

3. Hang Ever 3:49

4. Matonge Cache Cache 3:58

5. Bafut 4:53

6. Douga 5:12

7. Douala 9:02

8. Voila 6:18

9. Riddim 2:23

10. Kambe 3:51

11. Mago-Sobe 4:54

12. Ce n'est pas si...? 4:07

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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Aly Keita comes from a Malinke Griot family from the Ivory Coast and is a master of the balafon, the African xylophone. The musician from Cote d'Ivoire settled in Europe years ago and has since played with a number of jazzgiants from keyboarder Joe Zawinul to Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek. Aly Keita's music comes into its own in a trio with percussionist Lucas Niggli and woodwind player Jan Galgen Bronnimann. Both Swiss musicians were born in Cameroon and have known each other since childhood.

The first successful album 'Kalo Yele' was released in 2016. They gave concerts and went on tour and have since refined and perfected their music. The new album 'Kalan Teban' shimmers in even stronger colors. The hypnotic music of dense balafon melody patterns, the singing of Aly Keita, the grooves of the drums and extensive improvisation arcs of saxophone or clarinet make 'Kalan Teban' a trance-like listening pleasure."-Intakt

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