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Exploding Customer

Live at Tampere Jazz Happening

Exploding Customer: Live at Tampere Jazz Happening (Ayler Records)


 

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Martin Kuchen-alto saxophone, tenor saxophone

Tomas Hallonsten-trumpet

Benjamin Quigley-bass

Kjell Nordeson-drums


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UPC: 732047048405

Label: Ayler Records
Catalog ID: aylCD-031
Squidco Product Code: 5659

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2005
Country: France
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at the Tampere Jazz Happening, in Finland, on November 6th, 2004.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"There was a reason Eric Dolphy, Albert Ayler and others gravitated to Scandinavia to practice their art: Norwegians, Finns and Swedes seem to love our music. Exploding Customer, a piano-less quartet from Sweden which recorded this disc live at a gig in Finland, is reminiscent of the Eric Dolphy/Booker Little partnership at the Five Spot, without being derivative. And when composer and leader Martin Kuchen switches from alto to tenor, he and trumpeter Tomas Hallonsten approach the brotherly communication of Albert and Donald Ayler. This jazz is joyful, brimming with life. "Mr. BP (D) gets things off to a rousing start, like a sabre dance, as if guys were throwing knives across the stage to each other. Kuchen's tone is raggedly intense and contrasts nicely with drummer Kjell Nordeson, who swings with the loose rhythm of the late Ed Blackwell. All of the tools come together on the disc's centerpiece "The Crying Whip as the drums come in waves, Hallonsten plays with a Latin flourish and bassist Benjamin Quigley drives the tune behind Kuchen. It's a visceral thrill."-Jeff Stockton, All About Jazz


Artist Biographies

"Born 1966; saxophones. Martin Küchen has been active on the Swedish free improvised/free jazz scene since the mid-1990s. He has composed for larger groups, participated in dance projects, performed with different poets and created the music for experimental films. He now collaborates with improvisors all over Europe and USA/Canada. His current collaborations include:

Angles - a new trio with Ingebrigt Håker- Flaten, doublebass, Kjell Nordeson, drums and Martin Küchen, saxophones. Exploding Customer - a free jazz quartet with Tomas Hallonsten trumpet, Benjamin Quigley double bass and Kjell Nordeson drums, which plays mainly original compositions. Sound of Mucus - a trio with the stringchordist Herman Müntzing and Andreas Axelsson, percussion. Unsolicited Music Ensemble - a trio with Tony Wren, double bass and Raymond Strid, percussion. a duo with guitarist David Stackenås. UNSK: Birgit Ulher, Martin Küchen, lise-Lott Norelius and Raymond Strid. Looper - a trio with Greek cello player Nikos Veliotis and Norwegian percussionist Ingar Zach."

-European Free Improv Site (http://www.efi.group.shef.ac.uk/musician/mkuchen.html)
6/12/2024

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Tomas Hallonsten is a Swedish keyboard and trumpet player. Hallonsten is known for his solo work and with the groups Exploding Customer, Fire! Orchestra, Pallin, Tape, Time Is a Mountain, and Vega.

-Squidco 6/12/2024

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"Drummer/vibes player Kjell Nordeson, who was born in 1964, currently lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. Nordeson studied classical percussion with Björn Liljeqvist, principal percussionist of the Stockholm Philharmonic. In 1986, Nordeson formed the longstanding AALY Trio with Mats Gustafsson. Nordeson has also collaborated with such musicians as Sten Sandell, Christer Bothén, Peter Söderberg, David Stackenäs, Martin Küchen, and Fredrik Ljunkvist. As a member of the AALY Trio, Low Dynamic Orchestra, Nacka Forum, Katzen Kapell, Firehouse, and Exploding Customer, Nordeson enjoys a healthy high profile in the Swedish music scene.

In North America and Europe, Nordeson has done numerous tours with the AALY Trio and School Days. He has played in collaborations with Peter Brötzmann, Barry Guy, Joe Morris, William Parker, Paul Rutherford, Stephano Scodanibbio, and Ken Vandermark. In 1994, Nordeson founded Co. Alba with choreographer Nathalie Ruiz, which is also a platform for his work as a composer. Together, Ruiz and Nordeson produced a number of dance performances; the latest is the short film Désiré, a commission by Swedish Television. Nordeson has worked in theatre performances in Riksteatern, and The Royal Dramatic Theatre and Stadsteater in Stockholm. With choreographer Philippe Blanchard's ensemble Adekwhat, he toured Germany, Finland, Israel, and Egypt."

-Nuscope (http://nuscope.org/musicians/kjell-nordeson/)
6/12/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Mr BP (D) 5:04

2. Child, Child 3:20

3. Quoting Frippe: (What's The Name Of The Bass Player?) 6:57

4. The Prophet's Ad (Bowing For The Man?) 3:38

5. The Crying Whip 7:00

6. Peace Is Not For Us II 4:26

7. Gone Herero 6:43

8. A Broken Glass 9:06

9. Too Much Money 4:04

Related Categories of Interest:

Ayler Records
Jazz
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
Improvised Music
January 2006
Quartet Recordings

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