THE GRAVITATIONS SESSIONS PART.2
"The recording with Olivier Legoas, presents music of a highly personal nature.
Using early music for improvisation was something i would have not have thought of.
It's too bad i did'nt think of it, as it's a great idea!
Playing in this intimate quartet with Olivier, Drew Gress, and Ralph Alessi, was Big Fun.
I've always wanted to play in a quartet with trumpet,bass, and drums, so this was a great opportunity for me.The music reminds me in some ways of the Art Farmer Quartet with Jim Hall, which as a young musician in the 1960's, was my favorite band, and had a big influnence on my own way of playing.
I hope that everyone has as much pleasure listening to this recording as i had in doing it!"
John Abercrombie, 09/12/2006 New York, USA.
The Gravitations Session Part.2
03 Branle de Bourgogne
The Gravitations Session Part.2 available as MP3
Song story - Sophia, Padouana two Renaissance Songs
Sophia and Padouana are arrangements of two songs inspired by Renaissance music. The first is by Erasmus Widman a German composer from the beginning of the 17th century, the second by Herman Schein also a composer from the 17th century. This music is really surprising for me, the quality of the melodies making it a pretext for improvisation. I had the chance to play and record these two songs in two completely different musical contexts, one in duet not published to date, the other in quartet. The common point beyond the songs themselves is the presence of the great John Abercrombie on these recordings whose duo versions were recorded at his home in New Jersey in 2003, and the quartet versions 2 years later at the Clinton Recording Studio.
The GRAVITATIONS SESSION PARTt.2
Le GOAS - ABERCROMBIE DUO
Olivier Le Goas, drums
John Abercrombie, guitar
Ralph Alessi, trumpet
Drew Gress, double bass
Produced by Olivier Le Goas
Recorded in june 2005 by Ed Rak at Clinton Recording Studio - NYC / USA
Mixed, Mastered by Michael Marcianno at System Two Recording Studio Brooklyn - NYC / USA
Photo : Juan Hitters
Design by Jérome Witz
All composition by Olivier Le Goas except "Branle de Bourgogne" (traditionnal) and Free#1 by Olivier Le GOAS, John Abercrombie, Ralph Alessi, and Drew Gress.