Gadó Gábor Quartet with Dave Liebman Ungrund

BMCCD184 2013

Ungrund, whose title draws on the theologian Jakob Boehme’s concept of “unground” (bottomless nothing), whence light springs forth, is a paradoxical parenthesis in the musical career of Gábor Gadó. The album occurs at a time when he has put himself in a state of watchfulness through immersing himself in the works of Johan-Sebastian Bach and the pianist-composer Barnabás Dukay...


Előadók

Gadó Gábor - gitár
Dave Liebman - tenor- és szopránszaxofon
Matthieu Donarier - tenorszaxofon
Sébastien Boisseau - nagybőgő
Joe Quitzke - dob


Produkciós adatok

Kompozíciók: Gadó Gábor, kivéve track 2 (Ravel)
Felvétel: Adrian Patrascanu, Fesztivál Színház (MÜPA), 2011. január 14.
Keverés és master: Válik László, L.V. Hang Stúdió, Budapest

Borító: GABMER > Bachman

Producer: Gőz László
Label manager: Bognár Tamás

Az album a Nemzeti Kulturális Alap és az Artisjus Zenei Alapítvány támogatásával készült, együttműködésben a Művészetek Palotájával.


Ajánlók

Ken Dryden - The New York City Jazz Records (en)

Scott Yanow - Los Angeles Jazz Scenes (en)

Eric Quenot - Jazz Magazine / Jazzman (fr)

Franpi Barriaux - Citizen Jazz (élu) (fr)

rt - Jazzthing (de)

Mathias Bäumel - Dresdner Universitätsjournal (de)

Neri Pollastri - All About Jazz **** (it)

Z.K. Slabý - hisVoice (cz)

Patrick Španko - skJazz.sk **** (sk)

Bércesi Barbara - Gramofon **** (hu)

Ördögh Krisztián - Jazzma.hu (hu)

Zipernovszky Kornél - Fidelio (hu)


3500 HUF 10.90 EUR

Gadó Gábor Quartet with Dave Liebman: Ungrund

01 Friends Play 9:49
02 Pavane pour une infante défunte 10:22
03 Spirale 10:49
04 Sanctus 8:53
05 Weltraum 8:18
06 Eternal Recurrence 14:34
07 D. P. 6:24
Teljes idő 69:09

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Ungrund, whose title draws on the theologian Jakob Boehme's concept of “unground” (bottomless nothing), whence light springs forth, is a paradoxical parenthesis in the musical career of Gábor Gadó. The album occurs at a time when he has put himself in a state of watchfulness through immersing himself in the works of Johan-Sebastian Bach and the pianist-composer Barnabás Dukay. It took as long to record as the concert during which he rediscovered, as when going back home, his French quartet who enabled his music of a few years ago to blossom so well. But at the request of the organizers, he also welcomed the Outsider, according to a custom which owes something to the tradition of the jam session, the rite of patronage and the necessities of communication. Now, to want to penetrate the universe of Gábor Gadó impromptu is to risk losing oneself in his labyrinthine compositions and deceptive harmonic language. This suggestion immediately made Gábor think of Dave Liebman: “In his music I hear something that makes him close to the quartet. He is not only a very great jazzman. The tone and the phrasing of his saxophone remind me of the Book of Job, a way of interacting and debating with the forces beyond us.”

But if Dave Liebman has the spirit of a crusader, always journeying towards new musical confrontations and conquests, he is also capable of wisdom. Having no more than one afternoon for rehearsal, he requested that the choice of repertoire should encourage the most spontaneous playing. This is why the disc begins with Friends Play, a piece conceived for the intensity of the improvized playing at the end of the sessions of Unknown Kingdom and which the guest here takes to fever pitch. This is why Ungrund is the quartet’s jazziest album and gives listeners a chance to discover a little-known aspect of the drummer Joe Quitzke. And that is why Dave Liebman remained distant from the Sanctus, a musical quatrain after a poem by János Pilinszky where the presence of a last-minute guest would have been intrusive. And yet, struck through as it is by the incandescent gladius sword of Dave Liebman, the parenthesis formed by Ungrund is also a veritable milestone in that it makes audible the first fruits of this time of watchfulness, from which it originates. It seems that the one-day guest took the bait, along with his hosts, and tasted with them the intoxicating flavours.

Franck Bergerot, editor of Jazz Magazine
Translated by Richard Robinson

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