05 aprile 2013

Ancora qualche giorno per recuperare dagli archivi radiofonici della BBC la puntata di lunedì scorso di Jazz on 3 dedicata all'ICP Orchestra, con un estratto dal concerto del 2 febbraio 2013 al Vortex londinese: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01rl306

Pianist Misha Mengelberg and drummer Han Bennink have been instantly composing together for half a century in the Instant Composers Pool Orchestra, one of the world's longest-running improvisation projects. The ten-piece ensemble that they co-founded draws on the jaunty swing of Blue Note-era musicians such as Herbie Nichols and Thelonious Monk within avant-garde parameters: the pieces often have no pre-ordained structure, and the players can inject 'viruses', or themes known by the group, at any point in proceedings. The music veers from the arthouse to the circus, with a sense of surprise never far away.