Label: Alibre - cd 6410022 • Format: CD Album • Country: Netherlands • Genre: Jazz • Style: Contemporary Jazz
Brush on Canvas. Little One. Cassavetes Caravan. Funny Bones Jones. Sorcerer's Dance. Solo No. Heart of Winter. Remind Me. One Way Only. Something Else. African FBI. Copenhagen Suite Part 2. Green and Blue Trees. Minor Changes. City Walk. Deep Water. Rauschenberg's Combines. Upper 90's. Global Motion. News Music Concerts Scores Teaching.
Multi Media Biography Discography Press. Endorsements links. View cart. After a series of hardhitting Parempia Päiviä - Spekti* - Macho Fantastico we decided to chill things out and start with a ballad. This felt so great that we decided on the spot to play one ballad after another.
That is when we knew that one day we would go in the studio to record this concept. He mentioned on many occasions to his son that he should record a solo record, only the tenor, no distractions, only him and his horn, his music.
Maybe one of the reasons was so that his son could experience what it is like to be in front of a white canvas, alone, tasting the power of solitude, feeling the energy of challenging yourself to excel, digging deep into ones soul to found new ground, new colors and new forms.
In Henk Mommaas past away which triggered this idea to a new level and within three months of his passing Marc was in the studio for the first recording session.
This recording was left alone for a few years but Marc picked up the thread in to finish up the project with a response to the highly emotional and intense recording. The recording came out strong and shows Marc Mommaas at his best, with great finesse, a powerful and human tone, with emotion and depth.
This recording is not for the weak-hearted, it is a recording made by an artist for anyone who has an ear and has the ability to connect to the process of creation, for anyone that is able to sit down, isolate oneself from all distractions and listen: "L'art pour art. He also uses soprano sax and bass-clarinet on this recording. The music is spacious and is a counter part of a release of Global Motion Among the compositions are Copenhagen Suite written in tribute to the time Mommaas spent in Copenhagen on stage and with students, Rauschenbergs Combineswritten based on the impulsive 'no second guessing' workstyle of this great artist, and a piece inspired by the famous Coltrane changes named Minor Changes.
This recording has an embracing warmth to it, with outstanding interaction between the bandmembers. Mommaas started working on this concept in in collaboration with Tony Moreno.
Guitarist Nate Ratley joined the group as a core element of the group and on the recording Guitarists Vic Juris and Rez Abassi are added as extra texture.
Here Mommaas travels deeper into the diverse rhythmic language of Improvised music. A beginning-to-end cohesive set that should give a profile boost to a deserving artist. But events took a How You Remind Me - Nickelback - Silver Side Up path and the right moment presented itself in with support of Sunnyside records and his longtime collaborator Nikolaj Hess on piano.
This is a very special and rather unique recording incoorporating both Polyharmonic material in a mixed meter context and the opposite approach, a free piece, a straight ahead composition and two saxophone solo pieces. Funny Bones Jones is a piece Green And Blue Trees - Mommaas* - Globalmotiontrio to the simularities between the jugglers in a movie named Funny Bones starring Oliver Platt and Elvin Jones legendary feel on sticks Green And Blue Trees - Mommaas* - Globalmotiontrio brushes.
Sorcerer's dance is based on an elegant mixed meter form and Amissirac is Carissima written by Dave Liebman spelled backwards. Master Percussionist Tony Moreno joined Global Motion as an intregal part of the group and as special guest Rez Abbasi was added as an extra voice on guitar and electric sitar to emphasize the different polyrhythmic elements in the compositions put forward on this recording. All compositions are written by Mommaas. Maktub, Something Else and Copenhagen suite are true-composed incooperating Polyrhythmic grooves and mixed meter principles, African FBI is a piece dedicated to Inack, a friend whom I used to meet on Saturdays in a famous Saxophone Shop in NYC, based on a Green And Blue Trees - Mommaas* - Globalmotiontrio triplet feel in 7 and 8, plus a cycle in Intuition is a melody only piece Termite Tree - Helium - Ends With And free interpretation.
The music has its own nearly classical beauty Marc and his group have made some delightful, intimate music that is first class. Their music is full of intimacy and exploration This idea came out of a great duo Sheila - Better Than Death - Swimman that Nikolaj and I did at the Copenhagen Jazz Festival in The father of Mommaas, Henk Mommaas, was a known painter in Amsterdam who loved jazz and improvised Green And Blue Trees - Mommaas* - Globalmotiontrio . Irreversible Momentum by Marc Mommaas.
The Recording 'Globalmotiontrio' was made in in the Netherlands after a tour in Europe with Mommaas debuting as leader. Marc Mommaas Nikolaj Hess. GM trio. Every recording of Mommaas has a sense of purpose, and perhaps this new release is the pinacle of the series of recordings done by Mommaas, with a unique unorthodox concept firmly standing on the forefront of where improvised music is leading us challenging new fresh ideas with extremely strong and convincing execution by all bandmembers.
Sunnyside records - release March Landmarc is an inspired mix of tenor sax, electric strings and percussion sounds. In '97 Mommaas had the idea to start his recording career with a saxophone piano duo release. Sunnyside records - release Mommaas has created an unfaltering suite of compositions that express new things while studiously avoiding, for the most part, the free-jazz route.
Released in this World So Spurious - Glorior Belli - Sundown (The Flock That Welcomes) became an important stepping stone forward for Mommaas, freshly signed by Sunnnyside records, and followed by critical acclaim.
Caliber records - release Wonderful compositions, great concept and a beautiful tone on the horn.
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