Label: We See Music Records
Duration: 47: 52
Pigeon on a Chessboard - 4:14 Open Air - 6:23 Fragments - 5:26 Hymn - 3:47 Roots (D.W Part. 1) - 2:16 Prélude en Ut mineur - 4:18 Whirls - 4:57 Time (D.W Part. 2) - 2:00 Social Credit - 5:30 Certain Incertitude - 5:01 Bounce neuf - 4:00
Anchored in the present and ready to leap into the future, Matthieu Marthouret's quartet offers some lively and warm jazz in which breath, melody and groove are key elements. A music that is both demanding and accessible, performed by four tightly knit and committed musicians. The SpringBok Quartet is the revamped version of the Bounce Trio project, led by organist and composer Matthieu Marthouret. A new format initiated after five years of sustained activity - numerous concerts, the recording of two albums and an EP. This ensemble with its unusual instrumentation leaves ample room for melody, breath - with the trumpet / saxophone tandem - and for groove - with the Hammond organ / drums rhythm section. This album Involutions is the result of a journey, a personal and collective reflection where some of the threads already there in leader Matthieu Marthouret's previous albums are to be found again: the fun of playing (Playground, 2010), optimism (Upbeats, 2012), the sense of the collective (Smalls Streams... Big Rivers, 2014) or the notion of contrast (Contrasts, 2016). The music on this album is both deep and accessible, energetic and meditative, sweet and sour, modern and rooted in tradition. These eleven compositions were conceived during the particularly harsh period of time we have just been through, whether it be on a personal or social level. They in turn evoke in uncertainty, revolt, recollection, hope, tolerance, but above all, our capacity for resilience and empathy which help us go forward and overcome trials and hardships.
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