Samuel Blaser & Paul Motian - Consort in Motion



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  1. lamento della ninfa (claudio monteverdi arr. blaser) 6:04
  2. reflections on piagn'e sospira (blaser based on claudio monteverdi) 5:55
  3. reflections on toccata 8:28 (blaser based on girolamo frescobaldi)
  4. passacaglia (biagio marini arr blaser) 6:44
  5. ritornello (claudio monteverdi arr. blaser) 7:02
  6. si dolce è l'tormento (claudio monteverdi arr. blaser) 5:37
  7. balletto secondo - retirata (biagio marini arr. blaser) 5:22
  8. reflections on vespro della beata vergine (blaser based on claudio monteverdi) 4:43
  9. ritornello (claudio monteverdi arr. blaser) 2:19
  10. il ritorno d'ulisse in patria - atto quatro, scène ii (claudio monteverdi arr. blaser) 6:05


Recorded in NY, December 2010.

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Samuel Blaser's Consort in Motion
feat. Gerry Hemingway, Russ Lossing and Thomas Morgan
Tour Dates
21.02 Jimmy Glass, Valencia, Spain
23.02 Jazz Club, Bilbao, Spain
24.02 Kultur Nexus, Saalfelden, Austria
25.02 Théatre du Pommier, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
26.02 Archiduc, Bruxelles, Belgium
27.02 Axes Power, Eidhoven, Netherlands
29.02 Unterfahrt, Munich, Germany
02.03 Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria
03.03 Bau 4, Altbüron, Swizterland

Samuel Blaser is one of today’s finest trombonists”

Renee Laanen - USA Trombone

And this is one of the most important records ever to be released not just on Kind of blue records but anywhere, anytime. Young Swiss trombonist Samuel Blaser (who lives between New York and Berlin) is one of the next generation of jazz artists. Blaser leads a quartet with in-demand bassist Thomas Morgan, up-and-coming pianist Russ Lossing and legendary drummer, Paul Motian, confirming that he is an artist abounding with daring ideas and concepts. Taking the unusual step of blending Renaissance and Baroque period music with jazz improvisation, Blaser creates with CONSORT IN MOTION a new musical world, at once oddly familiar and yet also startingly compelling. He fashions entertaining original arrangements that emphasize his versatile playing and deep commitment to the jazz aesthetic. Winner of the Benny Golson prize, Blaser has worked in various big bands, featuring the likes of Phil Woods, Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath and Buddy DeFranco.CONSORT IN MOTION will tour the world with this project (including the USA).

...brilliantly realized...reaches back to Italian composers of the Baroque and Renaissance, recontextualizing centuries-old themes and melodies via modern improvisation, more an act of resurrection than archaeology...stellar quartet
    -- DownBeat

...Blaser's superfine band hits the mark, where yearning sentimentality often underscores the improvisational parts...Blaser is a multifarious artist who intersperses edgy overtones with lushly organized of the more persuasive jazz releases of 2011
    -- Glenn Astarita for eJazzNews of the most amazing albums I have ever heard!
    -- Piotc Iwicki for Gazeta Wyborcza dans cet album aux milles contours l'émotion qui effleure toujours avec légèreté pour ceux qui y prêterons l'oreille
    -- Jean-marc Gelin for Les Dernières Nouvelles du Jazz

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