Split tape featuring crème de la crème of the new vibrant Copenhagen avant-garde music scene. A side is a live recording from the minimalistic voyage of the double bassist Tomo Jacobson (PL), electronic musician Maria Laurette Friis (DK), and pianist Emanuele Maniscalco (IT) . B side is a full of attitude solo soprano sax offering by the Kārlis Auziņš (LV). The theme of the split is body.
released August 28, 2018
Tomo Jacobson - double bass
Maria Laurette Friis - vocal & electronics
Emanuele Maniscalco - upright piano
Recorded live on February 22, 2016 at 5e in Copenhagen, Denmark
Kārlis Auziņš - soprano saxophone
Recorded on October 30, 2017 at Monastic Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark
Cover photo - Malwa Grabowska/Hipermania
Layout - Dawid Gąsiorek
Executive producer - Tomo Jacobson/Gotta Let It Out
Released by Gotta Let It Out in 2018
'Tune of the day' : Aug 14, 2018
(Dave Foxal - a Jazz Noise - USA)
"Captivating improvisations that are full of tension."
(Frans de Waard - Vital Weekly #1150 - The Netherlands)
Side A: "presents an extended opportunity for an idea to develop and evolve over the course of the performance. (...) This album demonstrates the breadth of Jacobson, Maniscalco and collaborators in their musical endeavors. "
Side B: "the playing of Auziņš should find a willing audience in the many aficionados of freely improvised saxophone. It proved a most worthy b-side!"
(David Keffer - Poison Pie Publishing House - USA)
A side: "The ethereal voice of Friis and her subtle electronics set the atmosphere of this dreamscape, gently supported by minimalist bowing work of Jacobson and the sparse playing of Maniscalco. Slowly Maniscalco with fragmented, rippling gestures and Jacobson with delicate pizzicato and arco work transform the evocative, minimalist interplay into a more playful one, adding more more volume,but keeping it colorful and nuanced until its touching coda."
B side: "The opening, short solo piece is a masterful demonstration of extended breathing techniques, comprised of waves of dense, cyclical eruptions that often sound like a Celtic bagpipes. The second piece is a lyrical 31-minutes improvisation, close in its spirit and sonic territory to the solo projects of British John Surman. Auziņš tells here a complex, multilayered story with commanding elegance and great focus on detail. The last improvisation is the most emotional one despite its flirting with sustained, noisy breathes."
(Eyal Hareuveni - Salt Peanuts - Israel/Norway)
"Dużo ciekawego dzieje się na strunach, także głosowych."
(Andrzej Nowak - Spontaneus Music Tribune - Poland)
(Maciej Lewenstein - Polish Jazz Recordings and Beyond - Poland)