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Paula Shocron / William Parker / Pablo Diaz : El Templo (Astral Spirits)

A perfect matching for a free jazz collective piano trio, bringing frequent collaborators Argentinian pianist Paula Shocron and drummer Pablo Diaz, part of the SLD trio heard on Listen! Foundation and Hatology, together with NY bass legend William Parker, recording in NYC for four powerful improvisations of great technical prowess and attentive explorative interaction.
 

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Label: Astral Spirits
Catalog ID: AS164
Squidco Product Code: 31272

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2021
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded by René Pierre Allain at Scholes Street Studio, Brooklyn, NYC, on September 18th, 2019. Mixed and mastered by Sam Nacht at Estudio Libres, Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Personnel:

Paula Shocron-piano

William Parker-bass

Pablo Diaz-drums

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Artist Biographies:

"Paula Shocron is a pianist, composer, improviser, performer, music activist, and educator.

Born in the city of Rosario, she gained great exposure at the local media since she was nominated and won the Jazz Revelation Award in 2005.Her debut album 'La voz que te lleva', Blue Art Records; had excelent reviews in national and international press.

The Paula Shocron Trio was one of her most important groups, between 2007 and 2013. It has gained recognition nationally and internationally, having played in different festivals in Argentina and abroad including Festival Casa de Teatro in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in 2009; Jamboree Barcelona, Terrassa Jazz Cava, The Concert series in Contrabaix, Catalunya, Spain and Buenos Aires Sur Scene, Paris, France.

Among her most important recordings works are "Homenaje" (2009, Sony Music) dedicate to the pianist and composer Andrew Hill; "El Enigma" (2010, Aqcua Records) with saxophonist Pablo Puntoriero; four recordings under the argentine label Rivorecords "Our Delight" (2011), "Warm Valley" (2012), "Serenade in Blue" (2012); "See See Rider" (2013), a piano solo; "Gran Ensamble" (Aqcua Records, 2011) and her first independent release "Surya" (digital version by Kuai Music).

She manages the independent label Nendo Dango Records in collaboration with Miguel Crozzoli and Pablo Diaz. It includes all her last works: "Anfitrion", by SLD Trio with Germán Lamonega on bass and Pablo Díaz on drums. "Sono-Psico-Cósmica", a two piano live recording with pianist and cornetist Enrique Norris. "Cooperative Sound ", with Matt Lavelle, Ras Moshe, Daniel Carter, Hilliard Greene and Pablo Diaz.

In 2016, SLD Trio was offered by Werner Uehlinger (hatOLOGY/Hat Hut Records) to record a second cd, "Tensegridad", released in 2017.

She has been working as artist and currently as Artistic Director with "Creatividad en Movimiento", a non-profit organization focused on the sustainable development of the creative arts.

In 2012 she began to develop her main project, "PROYECTO IMUDA", in order to investigate the relationship between music and movement. The aim was to find common codes to both artistic disciplines and work in spontaneous situations through improvisation. Over the years, these experiments began to mix with other artistic activities like painting, literature and performing arts. This group performed in different places in Argentina and abroad.

Since 2006 she teaches piano and ensamble at Jazz Career of The Manuel de Falla Music Conservatory. She also coordinates a regular workshop which main purpose is to explore the relationships between music and movement."

-Paula Shocron Website (http://www.paulashocron.com.ar/bio.php)
11/23/2021

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"William Parker is a bassist, improviser, composer, writer, and educator from New York City, heralded by The Village Voice as, "the most consistently brilliant free jazz bassist of all time."

In addition to recording over 150 albums, he has published six books and taught and mentored hundreds of young musicians and artists.

Parker's current bands include the Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra, In Order to Survive, Raining on the Moon, Stan's Hat Flapping in the Wind, and the Cosmic Mountain Quartet with Hamid Drake, Kidd Jordan, and Cooper-Moore. Throughout his career he has performed with Cecil Taylor, Don Cherry, Milford Graves, and David S. Ware, among others."

-William Parker Website (http://www.williamparker.net/)
11/23/2021

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"Born in Buenos Aires in 1985.

He has played, and in some cases recorded with local and international musicians. He has played in the most representative places in Buenos Aires, and he has toured around Argentina, Spain, France and USA.

He has been playing with the Enrique Norris Trío since ten years ago, with which he recorded ten albums. Currently he is part of the projects of Enrique Norris, Paula Shocron (IMUDA), SLD Trío, among others, and he regularly or eventually collaborates with different local and international artists.

He has been working as artist and currently as General Director with Creatividad en Movimiento, a non-profit organization focused on the sustainable development of the creative arts.

He is founding member of Nendo Dango Records, an independent label he carry on with Paula Shocron and Miguel Crozzoli.

Since 2010 he has been leading his own ensembles and he has three albums as leader: Pablo Díaz Cuarteto (2013), Mouna (2014), both available on KUAI Music catalogue, and his last album Destemporizador (2016), released by Nendo Dango Records.

He has also participated in different collaborations: Anfitrión (2015) by SLD Trío with Paula Shocron and Germán Lamonega, Tierra (2016) in duo with Miguel Crozzoli, and Cooperative Sound (2017) with Matt Lavelle, Ras Moshe, Daniel Carter, Paula Shocron and Hill Greene. All released by NendoDango Records.

As an educator, he teaches drums, complementary drums and rhythmic training in the Escuela de Música Contemporánea."

-Pablo Diaz Website (http://www.pablodiaz.com.ar/p/acerca-de-mi.html)
11/23/2021

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track listing:


1. Ausencia 8:29

2. Capricornio 13:01

3. El Templo 30:24

4. Los Jardines 8:38
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"The document you hold in your hands is a very special and beautiful document and for many reasons. There is a balance, an equilibrium to this trio that comes from an honesty of intent and from all 3 members being truly in the moment. This is something that can not be faked or if there is a small bit of excess it would show. But here all 3 members of the trio have an intrinsic sense of trio as a whole and that allows them to find their own space -keep true to their own space but allow the trio as an organism to unfold in natural counterpoint in a well paced-relaxed way which elevates the vast tonal elements of all the instruments to contribute to a sound garden that is clear and inviting. There is zero pretense in this music -all 3 members operate on a level of musical honesty that is really refreshing- no one is trying to prove anything and there is zero academic calculation here -just a reverence for the act of music making.

Paula has a firm and beautiful touch -she creates a really profound-strong but gorgeous wall of sound in the base register- but she always keeps some line going through it, almost like she has some background in romantic piano; she can shake the time-space continuum in a profound way with the sheets of sound in the bass register in a poetic way. She can also get a real patchwork of motifs going and moving many directions when she gathers steam in the middle register. She also has a phenomenal ability to play jazz based harmonies spaced out in a free jazz context and her voicings imply a really strong melody line though there is not a written melody line to begin with. To do this in a convincing way is a very very rare talent. She has it.

Pablo's sensitivity is on an extremely high level. He seems to always make the right choices. I do not hear any of the "drummers ego" in him. He thinks in terms of tone and sound and always creates an inviting cushion. Balance -weight and pace seem second nature to him in this context. He intuitively knows how to tonally fit in to the vibration of the ensemble -he really has a fresh touch- never overwhelms the sound but drives it forward when needed; a truly beautiful musician. He has a wide palette but always has control of the flow of possibilities/probabilities.

What else can be said about William. He is one of the greatest bassists in jazz history. William sounds to me here to be completely relaxed and enjoying himself. I asked him what he gets out of playing with Paula and Pablo. He more or less said that their vibe is right. Sometimes it really is that simple.

There is some pure -beautiful and honest music making here. Relax into it and let it take you somewhere."-Matthew Shipp

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