Cortex

Avant-Garde Party Music (CF 441 CD)

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2017

Avant-Garde Party Music

Cortex

Clean Feed

5609063004410

FEE 151473

CF 441 CD

JAZZ

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Avant-Garde Party Music

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CD 12,39 €

DIGIPACK EDITION

Cortex? No, this isn’t jazz of the cerebral kind – even considering that the approach in “Avant-Garde Party Music” is very much the intelectual one coming from the bebop / hard bop era (when the music seated its users, inviting them to listen and not prioritarily to dance) and approaching our times through the free jazz evolutive line. Avant-garde the music certainly is, but you can still party with it, because this record grooves and swings like hell. Not in the conventional way, of course, but giving a chance to your temptation to shake the body. Having the transitional years going from bop to free as reference, it’s natural that you find on these tracks the influence of what Ornette Coleman did with Don Cherry. But this isn’t as simple as that: Cortex is a Scandinavian band and as such the music has a twist, the same you’ve found before in groups like The Thing, Atomic and The Core: a sort of hyper-realism, turning this jazz born in Europe even more “authentic” than the American original.

PERSONNEL:

THOMAS JOHANSSON, trumpet
KRISTOFFER ALBERTS, saxes
OLA HOYER, double bass
GARD NILSSEN, drums

Recorded at Athletic Sound January 2017.

TRACKS:

01. Grinder
02. Chaos
03. Waltz
04. (If you where) Mac Davis
05. Disturbance
06. Obverse/Reverse
07. Perception
08. Off Course