1/03/2017 – 19:30
The Portugese saxophone player Rodrigo Amado made his mark earlier at De Singer with the Motion Trio. With Joe McPhee (alto sax, pocket trumpet), Kent Kessler (bass) and Chris Corsano (drums, percussion) – who also share a past with Oorstof and De Singer – he now returns to Rijkevorsel with a truly amazing line up uniting different generations of musicians and continents. This ultimate quartet released This Is Our Language for Not Two Records in 2015 and headlined many Best of the year lists that year. The title of that release – a reference to Ornette Coleman’s classic album This Is Our Music – already speaks volumes… This is free jazz with references to and respect for the past. But the power and the magic shows when Amado, McPhee, Kessler and Corsano take the music into a new and ultimate realm.
From Jim O’Rourke, Akira Sakata, Nate Wooley and Chris Corsano to Steve Noble and Manuel Mota it’s pretty clear that the Italian, in Brussels residing, piano and keyboard player Giovanni Di Domenico has a hang for collaborations. While we are still exploring M(h)ysteria’s Family Drug – his new trio with Laurens Smet and Jakob Warmenbol – Di Domenico already introduces another sonic adventure. With the Portugese, in Rotterdam residing, bass player Gonçalo Almeida (Albatre, LAMA, Spinifex, …) and the Hungarian drum animal Balázs Pándi (Merzbow, Keiji Haino, Mats Gustafsson, Zu,…) he now under the banner of Cement Shoes takes on the challenge to further cross and explore the sonic borders and possibilities of improvised music.
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