22 maggio 2013



Emanem pubblica integralmente il concerto di Lol Coxhill e Michel Doneda - l'ultimo tenuto insieme - a Les Instants Chavirés di Montreuil (Francia) il 3 febbraio 2011: Sitting on your Stairs.

Nelle note di copertina, scrive Gérard Rouy: "The music here is presented complete in the order of performance. Right away we feel that the two musicians wanted to give themselves space enough to let their conversation flourish in a musical area which is often soft and uncluttered – to successfully find a cohesive light without ever abandoning their own prerogatives and sensibilities. By no means is it about one playing against the other – they are light years away from historic free jazz invented in the sixties. Lol’s solo leads onto a melodic and rhythmic ostinato inciting Michel to enter through a criss-cross of bright, fresh lines. clear as crystal. In the maze of tones and colours that illuminate the music of this CD, we easily recognise the Briton through his sinuous phrasing, his micro-tonal inflections, his bitter-sweet lyricism and his particular manner of releasing small, elastic melodic structures within his tonal distortions. Down to the smallest detail, Lol Coxhill’s inventiveness and expressiveness are here at their peak. Doneda has a more organic approach to the instrument – he’s not phrasing but scratching inside his pipe, bringing out a jungle of micro-sounds, puffs and murmurs, growls and other unconventional effects. Although often graceful and delicate, their conversation can also be as keen and sharp as steel. Two musicians at the top of their art."

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