The Squid's Ear Magazine


Bica, Carlos (Erdmann / DJ Illvibe / Barradas): Playing with Beethoven (Clean Feed)

Commissioned by Cineteatro Louletano to respond creatively to the musical legacy of Ludwig van Beethoven, double bassist Carlos Bica developed ten compositions that draw on Beethoven's original works, performing them with saxophonist Daniel Erdmann, accordionist João Barradas and DJ Illvibe on turntables, a truly unique take on some of the renowned composer's most famous works.
 

Price: $15.95



Quantity:

In Stock

Quantity in Basket: None

Log In to use our Wish List
Shipping Weight: 2.00 units

Sample The Album:





product information:

Personnel:



Carlos Bica-double bass

Daniel Erdmann-tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone

Joao Barradas-accordion

DJ Illvibe-turntables


Click an artist name above to see in-stock items for that artist.




UPC: 5609063006445

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF644CD
Squidco Product Code: 33475

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Cineteatro Louletano, IN LoulE, Portugal, on December 15th, 16th and 17th, 2022, by Nelson Carvalho.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"How do you possible work with written material coming from the hands of Beethoven with a quartet comprised of double bass (Carlos Bica), tenor saxophone (Daniel Erdmann), turntables (DJ Illvibe) and accordion (João Barradas)? Unless you are Carlos Bica and you play with these one of a kind musicians I would recommend. A masterpiece I can assure you."-Clean Feed


Artist Biographies

"Double bass player and composer, Carlos Bica, is one of the most prolific and innovative sound artists of Portugal. Known for his lyrical tone on the double bass, Bica has the rare ability to write melodies that essentially are songs without words, haunting and unforgettable.

"Both a remarkable composer and musician who knows how to mix his folkloric, lyrical roots with any modern style he encounters".

Among the several musical projects he leads along with various theatre, film and dance projects, his trio AZUL with Frank Möbus and Jim Black has become his showcase as a bass player and composer.

His debut album, Azul, recorded for Polygram/ Emarcy, features guitar player Frank Möbus and drummer Jim Black, and special guests, singer, Maria João and, trombone player, Ray Anderson. It was voted "Best jazz record of the year" in Portugal in 1996 and it's widely accepted as the best portuguese jazz album ever done. Azul's next albums, Twist (1999) and Look What They've Done To My Song (2003), released by Enja Records, have received international critical acclaim. Believer (2006) is Azul's fourth album celebrating this Portuguese-German-American band's 10th anniversary. As visionary as its predecessors, the new album features the turntables of DJ Illvibe (aka Vincent von Schlippenbach). Pushed by DJ Illvibe's scratch sounds Azul's multi-urban grooves open a bright window into the future. "The magic of shaping" (Fono Forum)

Things About (2011) is Azul's fifth album celebrating this Portuguese-German-American band's 15th anniversary. "It is an achievement in itself that Carlos Bica and his trio Azul - with Frank Möbus and Jim Black - have never produced a less than extraordinary recording. In each edition the band seems to reborn, and after "Believer", here are Bica, Möbus and Black again, with fresh ideas, a renovated drive and a deeper poetic feeling. Things About is the most recent and probably the most perfect of Carlos Bica album's with his trio Azul.

In October 2005 Bor Land Records released Single, Carlos Bica's first bass solo CD. This album was recorded at the Radio Berlin-Brandenburg Studios and was nominated by the music magazine "Blitz" as one of the best albums of the year in Portugal.

Started by a commission from the Expo 1998 in Lisbon, Bica embarked upon his project "DIZ" (meaning "Speak to me") together with the extraordinary singer and actress Ana Brandão. His fruits were recorded and released in April 2001 for Enja Records. The album DIZ represents a new development in his music. Together with João Paulo (piano), Katharina Gramss (violin), Mike Rutledge (viola), DIZ leaps across the stylistics borders of chamber music, Portuguese folk, theatre, jazz and the art of song, with the entertaining ease and serious intensity of musical virtuosity. Jazz Podium termed it "Grandiose music"; Tip-Berlin "An elegy of beauty".

Carlos Bica has also composed for several theatre as well as dance and film productions. He worked for many years with renowned vocalist Maria João - a cooperating that established him on the international scene. He has played at the most important festivals in Europe and Asia and has worked with Ray Anderson, Kenny Wheeler, Aki Takase, Lee Konitz, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Albert Mangelsdorf, Joey Baron, Matthias Schubert, John Ruoco, John Zorn, Paolo Fresu, Markus Stockhausen among others. In the traditional music of his native Portugal - o fado - he performed with singer Carlos do Carmo, the best known musician of this popular genre, and recorded several albums with him. Among further important and inspiring authorities of the Portuguese musical tradition with whom Carlos Bica has performed and recorded rank such names as - José Mário Branco, Camané, Pedro Caldeira Cabral and Janita Salomé. "

-Carlos Bica Website (http://www.carlosbica.com/index2.html)
7/10/2024

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

"Daniel Erdmann was born in 1973 in Wolfsburg, Germany. He has been playing the saxophone since 1983 and studied a.o.with Gebhard Ullmann at the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler. He recorded albums for various labels, i.a. BMC, ENJA, ACT, LABEL BLEU, INTAKT and plays concerts worldwide with bands and musicians like Das Kapital, Vincent Courtois, Aki Takase, Carlos Bica, Heinz Sauer, Samuel Rohrer, Henri Texier. In 2014 he founded the German-French company DAS ATELIER and his new band Daniel Erdmann's Velvet Revolution with Théo Ceccaldi and Jim Hart. The first album of the band ( BMC Records ) was awarded the Year Award of German Critic and an Echo Jazz. Daniel Erdmann also collaborates with dancer Nicolas Fayol and painter Jean Michel Hannecart, and in autumn 2019 Velvet Revolution's second album will be released."

-Daniel Erdmann Website (http://www.daniel-erdmann.com/biography.html)
7/10/2024

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

"João Barradas is one of the most reputable and widely acknowledged European accordionists, working simultaneously between classical music, jazz and improvised music.

He has won some of the most prestigious international classical accordion contests of which, among others, the World Accordion Trophy (CMA), which he has won twice, the Coupe Mondiale of Accordion (CIA), the International Castelfidardo Contest and the Okud Istra International Competition, stand out.

Despite his young age, João Barradas was the first ever classical accordionist to perform solo recitals in some of the most prestigious concert halls such as WienerKonzerthaus, Tonhalle Maag Zurich, Sage Gasteshead, Festival d'Aix en Provence, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Culturgest and he has played in Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Kolner Philharmonie, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Casa da Música Porto, Bozar Brussels, Philharmonie de Paris, L'Auditori Barcelona, Mupa Budapest, La Monnaie, Stuttgart Opera House, Sadlers's Wells Theatre London, Onassis Cultural Center Athens, L'Arsenal Metz, Sava Center Belgrade, Centro Cultural de Belém, Tribeca Performing Arts Center New York.

Alongside his activity as a classical musician, Barradas is one of the most active musicians in Jazz accordion nowadays. His first album as leader with the New York label Inner Circle Music, "Directions", produced by saxophonist Greg Osby, was praised highly by the critics all over the world and made to the restrict Downbeat's Best Albums of the Year.

At the same time, he starts being noticed by some of the top names of American Jazz, such as Joe Lovano, Nicholas Payton, Randy Brecker, Lenny White or Walter Smith III and his name comes up at the most important national and international Jazz festivals and venues.

As an outstanding improviser he has collaborated with various renowned musicians, namely Greg Osby, Mark Turner, Peter Evans, Aka Moon, Mike Stern, Rufus Reid, Gil Goldstein, Fabrizio Cassol, Jacob Sacks, Miles Okasaki, Jerome Jennings, Ben Van Gelder, Francesco Cafiso, Federico Malaman, Stephanne Galland, Fabian Fiorini, Michel Hatzigeorgiou, Wayne Escoffery, Philip Harper, Florian Arbenz, Tineke Postma, among many others.

João Barradas was nominated ECHO Rising Star 2019/2020 by the European Concert Hall Organization and BBC Music Magazine nominated the accordionist as one of the current year's classical music rising stars."

-Joao Barradas Website (https://www.joaobarradas.net/)
7/10/2024

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

"DJ Illvibe, who is known as Vincent von Schlippenbach, was born in Berlin in 1980 as the son of the freejazz pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach. Even today he is rooted in the jazz scene and occasionally accompanies him or other freejazz legends at their concerts. At the age of 14, Illvibe, who had learned to play several instruments during his childhood, began to deal with DJ-ing. As a Hip Hop DJ, he learned how to dance the records to his will, but he quickly realized that he wanted to get more out of the black discs than challenging scratching tricks. The long exercise units, in which other turntablists trained their dexterity, were quickly too desolate to him, so he renounced a career as a Battle DJ. He was interested in what was in the discs. As a producer, he discovered the possibilities of sampling and explored them in his numerous musical projects. He also performed with Lok 03, Carlos Bica's AZUL, Tony Buck, Christopher Rumble, and Infinite Livez alongside Lychee Lassi to improvise with them live, while simultaneously starting for his Hip Hop Crew Moabeat and the Berlin Dancehall Collective SEEED to produce the beats. Between 2000 and 2004, he was tour DJ for SEEED before all these different activities were bundled into one project. In 2007, DJ Illvibe, together with David Conen and Dirk Berger, founded The Krauts, a company that has been able to present numerous hit productions as by Miss Platnum, Peter Fox and Marteria. The Krauts are also characterized by the fact that they break the basic structures of urban music such as hip-hop, R & B, blues and soul and combine them with unusual experimental sound pieces. Therefore, Sampling is still the basis of DJ Illvibes work, even if at the end of the work process it is no longer about the individual sound chip. "Sometimes the sample is just an inspiration for a whole song," he says, explaining his approach, "and sometimes the sample is kicked out at the end and we just use what we ourselves have played. "

Still, it is the unusual noises that he is looking for on his records and which form the basis of his musical work. Whether as a producer in the pop universe, as a live DJ in hip hop or free jazz projects, or as creator of abstract soundtracks, which he creates for the transcendent Rap projects of Taktloss and his alter ego Real Geizt, Illvibe is and remains a sound tinkerer. A gold digger for the craziest soundtracks. A manic dis spreader. A vinyl user. A disc jockey."

-Jazz Improvise Meeting Festival (https://www.jim-festival.com/en/artists/dj-illvibe/)
7/10/2024

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.


Track Listing:



1. Leonore 6:47

2. Ein Tanz 5:01

3. Wo Dein Sanfter Flugel Weil 11:27

4. Tiny Change 5:02

5. Fur Nikolaus Johann Van Beethoven 5:36

6. Ritterballett 3:50

7. Per Aspera Ad Astra 4:27

8. Euch Werde Lohn In Bessern Welten 4:36

9. Kids See Ghosts Sometimes 7:21

10. Julie 8:26

11. Liebeslied 3:44

Related Categories of Interest:


Clean Feed
Improvised Music
Jazz
Chamber Jazz
Electro-Acoustic
Electro-Acoustic Improv
Turntablists
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
Quartet Recordings
Staff Picks & Recommended Items
New in Improvised Music

Search for other titles on the label:
Clean Feed.


Recommended & Related Releases:
Barradas, Joao
Solo II - Live at the Festival D'Aix-En-Prevence
(Clean Feed)
Active in both contemporary music and as an improviser, Portuguese accordionist João Barradas is heard live at the 2022 Festival d'Aix-en-Provence in France, performing solo on a chromatic accordion, MIDI chromatic accordion and voice for an expansive, un-interrupted six-part improvisation that showcases both his technical skills and his emotional passion.
Fernandes, Mane
Enter The sQUIGG
(Clean Feed)
A unique album of oddly metered yet highly rhythmic jazz from guitarist and composer Mané Fernandes, a member of Pedro Alves Melo Omniae Large Ensemble, but more importantly, part of a scene he refers to as Post-Beat Aesthetics, merging electronic and synthetic elements into jazz form, a serious and diverting direction for creative improv and studio play.
Other Recommended Releases:
Tarwid, Grzegorz Trio ( w/ Mucha / Karch)
Flowers
(Clean Feed)
Lyrically upbeat and expressive piano trio compositions from Polish pianist Grzegorz Tarwid and his trio with double bassist Max Mucha and drummer Albert Karch, all active performers on the Polish and European free jazz secene, here in six works of diverse moods that start with Latin tinges and seamlessly work through playful and pointillistic pieces to end in a tranquil "Sleep".
Barradas, Joao
Solo II - Live at the Festival D'Aix-En-Prevence
(Clean Feed)
Active in both contemporary music and as an improviser, Portuguese accordionist João Barradas is heard live at the 2022 Festival d'Aix-en-Provence in France, performing solo on a chromatic accordion, MIDI chromatic accordion and voice for an expansive, un-interrupted six-part improvisation that showcases both his technical skills and his emotional passion.
Space Quartet (Toral / Antunes / Morao / Torres)
Freedom of Tomorrow [VINYL]
(Clean Feed)
The first quartet album for electronic improviser Rafael Toral's Space Quartet is a live album from Casa das Artes Bissaya Barreto in Coimbra, performed with Hugo Antunes on double bass, Nuno Morao on drums & percussion, Nuno Torres on alto saxophone & electronic instrument, with Toral using acoustic & electronic feedback to bring the classic jazz quartet lineup into new spaces.
Chrome Hill Duo Meets Dojo (Asbjorn Lerheim / Roger Arntzen / Michiyo Yagi / Tamaya Honda)
Live At Aketa No Mise
(Clean Feed)
A powerfully creative concert of genre-bending improvisation when the core of the Norwegian jazz/rock band Chrome Hill--Asbjørn Lerheim (guitar) and Roger Arntzen (bass)--returned to Japan to join for the 3rd time with koto improviser Michiyo Yagi, plus her frequent collaborator, drummer Tamaya Honda, for an assertive concert of exotic, experimental improv at Tokyo's Aketa No Mise.
Space Quartet (Toral / Antunes / Morao / Torres)
Freedom of Tomorrow
(Clean Feed)
The first quartet album for electronic improviser Rafael Toral's Space Quartet is a live album from Casa das Artes Bissaya Barreto in Coimbra, performed with Hugo Antunes on double bass, Nuno Morao on drums & percussion, Nuno Torres on alto saxophone & electronic instrument, with Toral using acoustic & electronic feedback to bring the classic jazz quartet lineup into new spaces.
Fernandes, Mane
Enter The sQUIGG
(Clean Feed)
A unique album of oddly metered yet highly rhythmic jazz from guitarist and composer Mané Fernandes, a member of Pedro Alves Melo Omniae Large Ensemble, but more importantly, part of a scene he refers to as Post-Beat Aesthetics, merging electronic and synthetic elements into jazz form, a serious and diverting direction for creative improv and studio play.
Block Ensemble (Ratkje / Joh / Pernille / Ingvaldsen / Rasmussent ...)
Hugs and Bugs
(Clean Feed)
Conceived by saxophonist Kirstoffer Berre Alberts and Lasse Marhaug, who composed this large acoustic work for strings, percussion, blowing instruments, pipes (organ and accordion) and vocals, soliciting solo recordings created in isolation during the pandemic which they layered and blocked in the studio to create these two remarkable works of eccentric timbre, motion & pitch.
Space Quartet (Toral / Antunes / Morao / Torres)
Directions
(Clean Feed)
An exploration of space, not outer, but the space we give to each other, the space between events and the space between musical expression, as composed by electronic artist Rafael Toral, using acoustic & electronic feedback and amplification with his quartet of Hugo Antunes on double bass, Nuno Mora on drums & percussion and Nuno Torres on saxophone & electronics.
Bica, Carlos / Daniel Erdmann / Dj Illvibe
I Am The Escaped One
(Clean Feed)
Portugese double bassist Carlos Bica joins forces with German saxophonist Daniel Erdmann and turntablist DJ Illvibe, the son of pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach, for a unique album of improvisation blending experimental and jazz approaches with substantive layers of genre-blending from Illvibe's record arsenal, all handled with accessible control and lyrical sophistication.
Bica, Carlos & Azul (feat. Frank Mobus / Jim Black)
Azul In Ljubljana
(Clean Feed)
For their 7th album after 20 years of collaboration, double bassist Carlos Bica's trio Azul with Frank Mobus on guitar and Jim Black on drums presents this exemplary live album recorded at the 2015 Ljubljana Jazz Festival in Lsovenia, clearly illustrating their characteristic clean and lyrically melodic sound through beautiful textural and energetic playing.
Bica, Carlos & Azul (w/ Frank Mobus / Jim Black)
More Than This
(Clean Feed)
With a 20 year history, double bassist Carlos Bica's trio Azul with Frank Mobus and Jim Black have developed a romantic, lyrical style that balances unusual textures and agressive playing with melodic style in wonderfully natural ways, here in their 6th alluring album.
Made to Break
Lacerba [VINYL]
(Clean Feed)
The electroacoustic quartet of Christof Kurzmann (electronics), Devin Hoff (bass), Ken Vandermark (reeds) and Tim Daisy (drums) performing live in Lisbon, an innovative and significant band developing new languages for improvisation.
Lytton / Wooley + Ikue Mori and Ken Vandermark
The Nows [2 CDs]
(Clean Feed)
Nate Wooley and Paul Lytton continue their collaborations, extending their new duo recordings with live tracks from The Stone in NYC with Ikue Mori, and at Chicago's Hideout with Ken Vandermark.
Bica, Carlos & Azul
Things About
(Clean Feed)
Double bassist and composer Carlos Bica's Azul with guitarist Frank Mobus and drummer Jim Black in their 5th album, bringing jazz and elements of rock together into a lyrical and alluring set of recordings.
Fields, Scott Multiple Joyce Orchestra
Moersbow Ozzo
(Clean Feed)
A live concert of Fields' Quite Large Orchestra (aka Multiple Joyce Orchestra) with Frank Gratkowski, Christina Fuchs, Thomas Lehn, Carl Hubsch, &c. &c. performing modular compositions for improvising chamber group, plus an homage to Merzbow.
Johnston, Darren
Edge Of The Forest
(Clean Feed)
Bay area trumpeter and bandleader Johntson in a set of original compositions performed with Ben Goldberg, Sheldon Brown, Devin Hoff and Smith Dobson.



Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought:
Ackerley / Uesaka / Hinton
Petting Zoo
(Waveform Alphabet)
The NY trio of Jessica Ackerley (SSWAN) on electric guitar, Yuma Uesaka on saxophone & reeds and Colin Hinton on drums & percussion, associated with improvisers including Tyshawn Sorey, Patrick Shiroshi, Ingrid Laubrock, &c., in a collective trio of exceptionally attuned and implicitly melodic dialog promoting energetic interplay balanced with periods of explorative reflection.
Mingus, Charles
At Antibes 1960, Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)
Restoring and remastering the 1979 Atlantic album Mingus at Antibes from bassist & composer Charles Mingus, an extraordinary concert from the 1960 Antibes Jazz Festival with the masterful sextet of Eric Dolphy on alto sax & bass clarinet, Ted Curson on trumpet, Booker Ervin on tenor saxophone, and Dannie Richmond on drums, with Bud Powell or Mingus himself on piano.
Koch, Hans / Christine Abdelnour
FFlair
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)
Born from a project from the "Jazz in Chur" association where Swiss jazz musicians team up with a musical partner from a country with a different language and cultural region, here between Swiss saxophonist Hans Koch and Lebanese saxophonist Christine Abdelnour, the two recording their half of the duo independently, joined in the studio and split left & right for a stunning and unanticipated collaboration.
CALATO / John Cage
Variations + Four6
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)
Calato, the quartet of Javier Areal Vélez, Jorge Espinal, Agustín Genoud and Pablo Verón based in Buenos Aires, formed in 2010 as an improvisation and experimental composition group exploring music notation and graphic scores in convergence with free improvisation, performing on prepared electric guitars, drums, sampler and amplified voice, here taking on two works by John Cage: Variations I-III, and Four6.
Brew (Hemingway / Workman / Masaoko)
Heat / Between Reflections [2 CDs]
(Clean Feed)
Recorded two decades apart, first in 1998 as a combination of recordings in the studio and live @ The Knitting Factory, and then in 2019 in the studio, the trio of Miya Masaoka on Koto, dan bau & electronics, Reggie Workman on bass, percussion, musical saw & digeridoo and Gerry Hemingway on drums & electronics, show both their consistency and evolution as masterful, creative improvisers.
Parrinha, Bruno / VINE LEAF (Parrinha / Lopes / Valinho)
Tales of Sense
(Clean Feed)
Named for the translation of alto saxophonist Bruno Parrinha's last name into English--"Vine Leaf"--the trio of frequent working partners Luís Lopes on electric guitar and João Valinho on drums are heard in two recordings at SMUP, in Parede, PT and one studio recording in Lisbon, for sophisticated collective improvisation that indeed flows like a beautifully intricate vine.
Feldman, Morton / Apartment House
Violin and String Quartet [2 CDs]
(Another Timbre)
One of New York School minimalist composer Morton Feldman's later works, this extended composition spread across two CDs invokes waves of beautifully suspended, weaving strings from four violinists and cello, performed by the UK Apartment House ensemble violinists Mira Benjamin, Chihiro Ono, Amalia Young & Bridget Carey and cellist Anton Lukoszevieze.
Butcher, John / Pat Thomas / Dominic Lash / Steve Noble
Fathom
(577 Records)
The debut for UK saxophonist John Butcher on 577 Records is this exemplary 2021 live recording at Cafe OTO in London by the quartet of Butcher on tenor and soprano saxophones, Pat Thomas on piano, Dominic Lash on double bass and Steve Noble on drums, four of the UK's leading free improvisers demonstrating their prodigious abilities in concentrated conversation.



The Squid's Ear Magazine

The Squid's Ear Magazine

© 2002-, Squidco LLC