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Stivin- Haurand -Van Den Broeck: Bordertalk

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On Bordertalk acclaimed Czechoslovakian woodwind specialist Jiri Stivin effortlessly illustrates why he is considered one of the brightest musicians on the European jazz scene. Here, Stivin teams up with the world class rhythm section of bassist Ali Haurand and pianist Rob Van Den Broeck.

A multidimensional musician and performer, Stivin is well known for his work on, “recorder”, - - theatrical productions, classical interpretations and various jazz ensembles. On the title track, “Bordertalk”, Stivin’s breezy yet fiery tenor sax choruses ride atop Ali Haurands rapid walking bass lines, yet Stivin utilizes miscellaneous flutes on most of these pieces as the Trio produce delicate, melodically tinged dialogue throughout the framework of this recording. On “Movements”, pianist Rob Van Den Broeck performs lush harmonies integrating dashes of dissonance and free-jazz with huge block chords and rapid progressions. “Memories” features shifting currents and understated choruses, as the rhythm section provide the necessary ammunition for Stivin to explore new themes and motifs yet the determining factors here reside within the tight ensemble work and relaxed vibes - these musicians perform as a well orchestrated yet flexible unit.

No one steals the show on Bordertalk which is all about three highly esteemed musicians who seem to be guided by their respective hearts and souls. No hidden agendas or underlying motives here, - Bordertalk is quietly exhilarating like a cool ocean breeze. Recommended! * * * *

Personnel:

Jiri Stivin; Flutes, Clarinet, Alto & Tenor Saxophones: Rob Van Den Broeck; Bossendorfer Grand Piano: Ali Haurand; Bass.

Web: www.jazzbox.com

| Record Label: Konnex Records | Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream


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