WLSFW – Featuring
Release Date: Friday, April 27, 2018 (CD, Digital)
Wachsman, Phil (Violin, live electronics)
Lytton, Paul (Drums, Percussion, Live Electronics, Home-Made Instruments)
Sandell, Sten (Piano)
Floridis, Floros (Clarinet, Bass Clarinet)
Wooley, Nate (Trumpet)
Featuring is the collaboration of 5 leading free jazz / avant-garde jazz musicians.
This is a recording of the quintet’s 6th May 2016 live performance at the Ulrichsberger Kaleidophon Festival, Austria
Floros Floridis: Floros Floridis, clarinetist and saxophonist, has recorded more than 25 albums starting in 1979 and the double album Improvising In Barakos with Sakis Papadimitriou – the first avant-jazz album to be released in Greece – moving in time with albums Well, anything can happen (Puzzlemusik, 2009) in collaboration with Nicky Skopelitis and Babis Papadopoulos and reaching today’s release. Along the way – and while he shares his time between Berlin, Germany and his hometown of Thessaloniki, Greece – his course through free improvisation, experimental music and free jazz, showed new directions to modern European music.
Some of the many marks of this fascinating course are also his collaborations with: Okay Temiz, Günter “Baby” Sommer, Akira Ando, Michael Griener and many others.
Paul Lytton: With discography comprised of many albums in a number of labels such
as ECM, Intact and others, either in duets with Evan Parker or as a trio with Evan
Parker and Barry Guy, percussionist Paul Lytton is both an inventive, textural drummer in the tradition of European free jazz, and a pioneer in electronic sound processing and the use of homemade instruments of his own invention. Lytton made his first noteworthy appearances on the British creative music scene in the late ’60s, and his influence -particularly in live electronics- can still be observed in the experimentation of a new generation of improvisers over 30 years later. (DL)
Phil Wachsman: Violinist Phil Wachsman, is an African avant-garde / jazz fusion violonist born in Kampala, Uganda. He has been involved in dozens of free improvisation albums from 1976 to the present day. He has also collaborated with Evan Parker and Roscoe Mitchell and numerous other musicians from both the free jazz and free improvisation genres, not only playing violin but also electronics.
Sten Sandell: The Swedish pianist, composer, producer Sten Sandell has been recording since 1983, either solo or in collaboration with other musicians of the contemporary music scene such as Emil Strandberg, Paal Nilssen-Love, Sverrir Gudjonsson, Johan Berthling, Chris Cutler and many others. Since 2013 he teaches at the University of Gothenburg.
Nate Wooley: Nate Wooley is one of the most in-demand trumpeters of Brooklyn’s jazz, impro and noise scenes. He has performed regularly with such icons as John Zorn, Anthony Braxton, Eliane Radigue, Ken Vandermark, Fred Frith, Evan Parker, and Yoshi Wada, as well as being a collaborator with some of the brightest lights of his generation like Chris Corsano, C. Spencer Yeh, Peter Evans, and Mary Halvorson. His discography starts in 2005 (solo or with various collaborations) and counts several dozens of albums the most recent of them being This Echoing Bronze (2018) with the Norwegian saxophonist Torben Snekkestad
Mixed and Mastered by Gerald Schauder
Cover Artwork & Design by Anna Lytton
The album will be available for download and streaming on i-Tunes, Spotify, Google Play, Deezer and many other digital platforms on Friday, April 27th 2018. The cd will be available and distributed in record stores in Greece a few days later.
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