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River People (Bucher / Countryman / Alegre / Hori): Sol Expression (ChapChap Records)

Evoking images of Indigenous Filipinos through free improvisation, with titles referencing the rivers, rains and environment that define them, the multi-national River People quartet of Christian Bucher on drums, Johnny Alegre on guitar, Tetsuro Hori on bass and Rick Countryman on alto saxophone are captured in the studio in Manila for seven superb collective conversations.
 

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UPC: 4573461450241

Label: ChapChap Records
Catalog ID: CPCD-024
Squidco Product Code: 32463

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2022
Country: Philippines
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at Crow's Nest Studio, in Metro Manila, Philippines, on July 19th, 2022, by Alvin Cornista.


Personnel:

Christian Bucher-drums

Johnny Alegre-guitar

Tetsuro Hori-alto saxophone

Rick Countryman-alto saxophone

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"Christian Bucher (* 1969 in Zug ) is a Swiss drummer in the field of jazz and improvisational music .

From 1990 to 1997, Bucher studied musicology , art history and literature at the University of Bern, and from 1992 to 1997 he studied music at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Zurich (jazz music with Kevin Austin, Tony Renold, Peter Preibisch, diploma). He also attended workshops with Paul Lovens and Billy Cobham and studied with Pierre Favre , Willy Kotoun, Marcel Bernasconi and Andreas Hermann at the Lucerne Music College .

He then continued his post-graduate studies in free improvisation with Walter Fähndrich, Peter K. Frey and Christoph Baumann at the Lucerne Music College (2002-2003). Bucher also worked as a drummer teacher at the music school Horw , Emmen and at the teachers' seminar St. Michael Zug from 2000 to 2005.

Guido Egli and he wrote the music for the two documentary films of Stefan Jäger "From the Ground I Were a Man to Life" and "Steps against the Wind", which was shown on television and at film festivals. Bucher was a co-founder of Jazztrios Nevertheless and a member of the group of 9 artists .

Bucher works as a soloist and plays in duo with BUG, ​​in the duo Bucher / Fehlmann, in the duo ZurBucher and in the band Portobello; He is still involved in projects related to other art genres. As drummer and percussionist he gave solo concerts, partly in connection with painting, sculpture, photography, video, installation, performance, architecture, literature, theater and dance.

He has played CDs and has recorded radio and TV recordings as well as festival performances, concert tours and performances, which take him to Australia, Bulgaria, China, Germany, France, Greece, India, Indonesia, Slovenia, Spain. South Africa, the USA or Turkey."

-Wikipedia (translated by Google) (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Bucher)
9/26/2022

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"Rick Countryman (January 31, 1957) is an American jazz saxophonist and flautist.

After years attracting little attention as a baritone saxophone player, including an extended sabbatical, Rick made a late-life change to alto sax, at the urging of bassist, Simon Tan. His first recorded session with Simon and Christian Bucher, avant garde drummer from Switzerland, attracted the attention of French label "Improvising Beings" and was released as "Acceptance - Resistance". The recordings received many positive reviews, both in the United States and Europe.

Rick currently now has 9 releases on 4 labels across Europe, Asia, and the United States, including multiple CDs with Japanese improvisational drummer, Sabu Toyozumi, who has made several trips to Manila to perform and record. The music continues to receive positive reviews and airplay. Two recordings were listed in "Gold Dolphy 2018".

Since 2011, Rick has been an active member of the Manila jazz scene. He leads and performs in ensembles on baritone saxophone, alto saxophone, alto flute and bass flute; performing original compositions, as well as free jazz/improvisation, in his own jazz quartets and trios. His style is heavily influenced by Eric Dolphy, Sonny Simmons and the 60s Free Jazz movement. He was a student of Bert Wilson, and considers Michael Bisio and Rick Mandyck early mentors."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Countryman)
9/26/2022

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track listing:


1. Sol Expression 5:58

2. No One River 14:06

3. Dragonflies Of Red And Gold 8:44

4. Melting Point 12:39

5. River Rain 3:12

6. Cry Of Old Bamboo 4:20

7. Reflections Of The Night Sun 7:04

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Swiss drummer Christian Butcher, Filipino guitarist Johnny Allegre, Japanese bassist Tetsuro Hori, and American saxophonist based in The Philippines Rick Countryman come together as the River People quartet. Christian Butcher and Rick Countryman have worked extensively on other free jazz projects, heard on Chap-Chap Records, Improvising Beings, and FMR. Tetsuro Hori is a versatile bassist who performs in improvised & composed works and also develops electronic soundscapes. Guitarist Johnny Alegre, based in the Philippines but performing around the world, is known for his work from orthodox jazz to fusion and world music. Their work together focuses on their interest in free jazz, and this exceptional set of studio recordings brings forward their strong technical and creative skills.

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