Gayle Barcella Cabras in City Art Rotterdam 1 12 2017 20.00

Ondanks de onzekerheid van het voortbestaan van City Art Rotterdam kunnen wij met een volgend concert aan kondigen::::::::::::::         THE BAND

Charles Gayle – tenor saxophone & piano (Cecil Taylor, Sunny Murray, William Parker, Rashied Ali, Buell Neidlinge, The Blue Humans, Sirone Bang Ensemble, Rollins Band, …)

Giovani Barcella – selected drums and cymbals (Jeroen Van Herzeele 4tet, Yelemani Trio, Moker & in different formations with Marshall Allen, Arthur Doyle, Bobby Few, J.J. Avenel)

Manolo Cabras – double bass (Toots Thielemans Quartet, Ben Sluijs 4tet, Manuel Hermia Trio, Chris Joris 4tet, Frederik Desmyter 4tet ft. John Ruocco, Alexandra Grimal 4tet, Eve Bouvens Heptatomic and Erik Vermeulen Trio and sideman of Enrico Rava, Paolo Fresu, Roswell Rud, Marshal Allen, Maria Pia De Vito, Marc Murphy, Eric Vloeimans, Jasper Blom, Jesse van Ruller,…)

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Charles Gayle remains a living embody and voice of the great African American tradition; his sincerity and intensity are recognized as unique and absolutely dazzling, live and on a recording. Each concert Gayle is the continuation of the great tradition that can still be called “free.” However not in the sense of the “free jazz” some people still speak of. Gayles mastery of that tradition is confirmed on his solo and pianowork.

After being invited to Belgium by el NEGOCITO Records for the Citadelic Festival in 2012, the Italian drummer Giovanni Barcella (Marshall Allen, Arthur Doyle, Bobby Few, J.J. Avenel) organized three tours through Italy and Belgium, with the Italian double bass player Manolo Cabras. The meeting of minds was immediate, the musical coesion and respect for each another reason to keep on playing and releasing this live album. 

“They’d stop to hear a song, but I’m not playing songs. What I hear is the traffic. Everybody in New York hears it, but it’s really vivid in my head. Horns and children and birds, too – I hear them so clearly, they hit me so hard. The subway roar, the jackhammers. Not that they’re so loud but they stay there. The trucks and the sirens and the screeching and the hollering and the brakes, all that jagged movement, the Arggghhhh!” Jean Claude Charles Gayle (US) about him playing on the streets of NY(NL)
Charles Gayle is een levende belichaming en stem van de grote Afrikaanse Amerikaanse traditie; Zijn oprechtheid en intensiteit worden erkend als uniek en absoluut verblindend, live en op opname. Elk concert die Gayle speelt is de voortzetting van de grote traditie die nog steeds als ‘free’ kan worden genoemd. Maar niet in de zin van de “free jazz”, zoals vaak gezegd.

Nadat hij als centrale gast naar België werd uitgenodigd voor het Citadelic festival in 2012 door el NEGOCITO Records, organiseerde de Italiaans-Gentse drummer Giovanni Barcella (Marshall Allen, Arthur Doyle, Bobby Few, J.J. Avenel) drie tournées doorheen België en Italië met de Italiaanse contrabassist Manolo Cabras. De ontmoeting van geesten was onmiddellijk, de muzikale coësie en het respect voor elkander meer dan een reden om te blijven spelen en dit live album uit te geven.

“What a treasure he has been for this music, and how wonderful it is that he is still going strong.” Troy Dostert, freejazzblog
“They’d stop to hear a song, but I’m not playing songs. What I hear is the traffic. Everybody in New York hears it, but it’s really vivid in my head. Horns and children and birds, too – I hear them so clearly, they hit me so hard. The subway roar, the jackhammers. Not that they’re so loud but they stay there. The trucks and the sirens and the screeching and the hollering and the brakes, all that jagged movement, the Arggghhhh!” Jean Claude Charles Gayle (US) about him playing on the streets of NY
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