[JPL] Re: Family That Plays Together/Moutin Reunion Quartet

Sophia Peron info at jazzinn.com
Mon Dec 3 20:52:27 EST 2007


How about twins Francois & Louis Moutin who are touring with their new 
CD right now?
They sure blew our minds down here in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico 
in June,
along with Rick Margitza and Pierre De Bethmann - haven't heard any 
comments on JPL . . .
Sophia & Nick Peron

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> A Family That Plays Together, and a Jazz Legend 
> By BEN RATLIFF
> 3 Cohens
>
> There’s such a thing as a family sound, and the
> musicians calling themselves the 3 Cohens have it. The
> tenor saxophonist and clarinetist Anat Cohen, the
> trumpeter Avishai Cohen and the soprano saxophonist
> Yuval Cohen — originally from Israel and now all part
> of the New York jazz world — weave their lines through
> “Braid” (Anzic), a straight-ahead jazz record with
> Latin and Middle Eastern tinges. (The rhythm section
> is first-rate: Aaron Goldberg on piano, Omer Avital on
> bass and Eric Harland on drums.) Over the past few
> years, Anat has emerged as one of the best clarinet
> players in jazz, with a warm and singing tone; Avishai
> can play bebop and ballad lines and outer-limits
> trumpet sounds with tireless fluency; Yuval has a full
> and relaxed sound on the soprano. The arrangements are
> good, but the record is best when they strain against
> the composed lines and babble together in intuitive
> counterpoint. It makes a strong case for each of them
> individually, but it’s a surprisingly good band record
> too. 
>
> Horacio (El Negro) Hernandez
>
> The revered Cuban drummer El Negro Hernandez has
> become an American citizen, but his all-Cuban jazz
> band, Italuba, can’t play in this country because of
> United States sanctions against Cuba. So unless you
> can see the band in Italy, where it is based, you’ll
> have to make do with its albums. The second, “Italuba
> II,” is athletic, sentimental and modern, with complex
> rhythmic latticework and some intriguing lines; aside
> from Mr. Hernandez’s hard and impressive performance,
> the young trumpeter Amik Guerra stands out as a
> musician to watch. Italuba’s record is one of several
> releases from the new Venezuelan label Cacao Música,
> founded by the drummer and broadcaster Omar Jeantón,
> as well as a more surprising supporter of Latin jazz:
> Bobby Abreu of the New York Yankees. 
>
> Alemayehu Eshete
>
> The great “Éthiopiques” CD reissue series rolls on,
> cataloging the astonishing breadth of music from
> Ethiopia. Volume 22, released by the French label Buda
> Musique, features the singer Alemayehu Eshete, a
> light-voiced but intense singer who was popular in the
> late ’60s and early ’70s and who has figured in
> earlier series releases. (The overthrow of Haile
> Selassie’s government by a military junta in 1974 put
> the skids to his recording career and the youth
> culture of Addis Ababa.) These recordings, made from
> 1972 to 1974, are funk and pop through a dusty looking
> glass, with pentatonic scales, lean guitar lines,
> bitter organ chords, horn-section responses to Mr.
> Eshete’s sung lines, and fascinating vamp sections.
> With some songs, you can kid yourself into thinking
> they’re copies of American pop, but then the music
> takes a turn and becomes something your ears probably
> aren’t used to.
>
> Dewey Redman
>
> It will take a while longer to properly gauge the
> importance of the saxophonist Dewey Redman, who died
> last year at 75. Many people know him as a kind of
> extension of Ornette Coleman, his friend and
> collaborator. (He was an unknown musician before Mr.
> Coleman hired him for a stretch in the late ’60s and
> early ’70s, and he later spent 11 years in Old and New
> Dreams, a band of Coleman sidemen who played a lot of
> Coleman compositions.) And he did get Mr. Coleman’s
> idea of melody-to-melody improvising under his
> fingers, but he had many other things: a generous
> blues language, a broad and serious (and almost
> Coltrane-like) ballad sound, profound free-jazz
> energy, bebop discipline and a really coherent sense
> of narrative. This is a lot for one musician to have,
> and all of it was in abundance on “The Struggle
> Continues,” a record from 1982 that ECM has just
> released on CD for the first time. Boy, is it good,
> and ripe for rediscovery. 
>
>
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