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Villavecchia, Liba Trio: Zaidin (Clean Feed)

Referencing Thomas Chapin, Ornette Coleman, Roscoe Mitchell & Evan Parker, Spanish saxophonist Liba Villavechia's trio with drummer/percussionsit Vasco Trilla and double bassist Alex Reviriego explore the "tentacles that stem from the great Jazz octopus" through five Villavecchia compositions, one collective improv, and Thomas Chapin's "Bypass".
 

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Liba Villavecchia-alto saxophone

Vasco Trilla-drums, percussion

Alex Reviriego-double bass


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UPC: 5609063005868

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF586
Squidco Product Code: 31662

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2022
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Underpool Studios, in Barcelona, Spain, on August 22nd, and 23rd, 2021, by Sergi Felipe.

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"The legendary saxophonist from Catalunya strikes again, this time in trio, with a collection of his own compositions (including a tribute to the film director Andrej Tarkovski), a couple of group improvisations, and a Thomas Chapin cover.

Zaidin is the new achievement by an extraordinary musician who played Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman" with Agusti Fernandez, collaborated with the influential Spanish experimental group "Gringos", is part of the activities of El Pricto's Discordian Records in honor of the goddess Erin and, in these last years, is developing a rich and proficuous collaboration with Vasco Trilla, a free improvising drummer coming from black metal.

And here again is Trilla with his unquiet drumsticks, in close a-rhytmic and poli-rhytmic combinations with bassist Alex Reviriego. Together with Liba Villavecchia these two music troublemakers offer us a very special excavation of possibilities under the label "jazz". Many decades passed since Villavecchia was a student in the New England Conservatory, and we keep counting."-Clean Feed


Artist Biographies

Liba Villavecchia (Javier Villavecchia) is a Spanish saxophone player. He is known for the groups Agustí Fernández 4uartet, Cactus, Ensemble Impromptu, Factoría Musical, Sin Anestesia, and Trio Local.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/1671171-Liba-Villavecchia)
2/16/2024

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"Born in Barcelona, Vasco Trilla started playing drums at the age of nineteen. His first influences were progressive rock and metal, but gradually he developed an interest in a variety of different genres such as jazz, Indian music, African music, klezmer, free improvisation, etc.

Since then he has collaborated, toured and recorded with many different bands and projects such as Boi Akih (an ethno-jazz band from the Netherlands), Planeta Imaginario (progressive jazz-rock) October Equus (avant-rock), The Oddvisers (pop-avant), Fine! (indie pop-rock), Mundo Flotante (ethno-jazz-rock), Kaulakau/Cobla Sant Jordi (an ethno-jazz Catalan orchestra), Filthy Habits Ensemble (a jazz octet playing Zappa's and Stravinsky's repertoire), Cows On Trees (a jazz-improv quartet with Susana Santos Silva and Kaja Draksler), Balimonster (an impro-ethno duo with Angel Ontalva), Yedo Gibson-Vasco Trilla duo (an improv sax & drums duo), Outerzone (jazz-core), Reptilian Mambo (mambo free rock), Liba's Traum, etc.

In the last years he has been playing and experimenting on the free-improv scene, applying extended techniques to the kit and treating it as a textural-melodic instrument. Blowing, bowing, scratching, playing with hands and all kinds of objects, all is valid to expand the vocabulary of this innovative percussionist. He played with improvisers, such as: Lotte Anker, Marshall Allen, Yedo Gibson, Susana Santos Silva, Kaja Draksler, Jasper Stadhouders, Mikloaj Trzaska, Martin Kuchen, Richard Barrett, Jorma Tapio, Christher Bothen, Marc Stucki, Luc Ex. etc...

He has released around 30 CDs in labels such as Cuneiform Records (USA), Altrock Records (Italy), Leo Records (UK) Discordian Records (Barcelona, Spain), Audition Records (Mexico), El Negocito Records (Belgium), Jacc Records (Portugal), Fmr Records (UK)."

-Vasco Trilla Website (http://vascotrilla.com/)
2/16/2024

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Alex Reviriego is a Spanish double bassist known for the groups Memoria Uno with Agusti Fernandez, Phicus, Pindio, Völga, and Alguns Homes Bons.

-Squidco 2/16/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Zaidin 8:04

2. La Voz Grave Y Los Ojos Negros 8:37

3. Nostalguiya (For Andrei Tarkovski) 4:41

4. Nus 6:41

5. Convolvulus Cneorum 4:36

6. Bypass 6:17

7. La Coromina 5:37

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Clean Feed
Improvised Music
Jazz
Free Improvisation
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
Trio Recordings

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