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Connect

by Charles Tolliver

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about

日本語は英語の後に続きます。

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“One of the last significant trumpet players from the 1960s still unleashing the kind of improvisational fury associated with those hard-blowing years.” - JazzTimes

“His sound is big and fierce and raw… defined by heady intellectual content and an animating inner fire.” - Downbeat

“Captivating” - Brooklyn Vegan

“Triumphant” - The New York Times

“Inquisitively lyrical” - The Wire

New York-based trumpeter, composer and educator Charles Tolliver presents Connect, his first studio album in 13 years.

Recorded to tape at RAK Studios last November by Tony Platt (Bob Marley, Jazz Jamaica All Stars, Abdullah Ibrahim), the line-up features top musicians from the New York jazz scene who have collectively played with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Nancy Wilson, and Chick Corea. Forming as the Charles Tolliver All Stars, the band includes Jesse Davis on alto saxophone, Keith Brown on piano, Buster Williams on double bass, and Lenny White on drums. The album also bridges together New York and London by featuring leading British saxophonist Binker Golding on two tracks, (Binker & Moses, Moses Boyd Exodus, Zara McFarlane.)

On recording with Gearbox, Charles said:

… with both of our collective recording label expertise a recording of my touring band could and would be done. I chose to CONNECT consummate artists whose performances represent absolutely 'THE' Real Deal in this Artform - Lenny White, Buster Williams, Jesse Davis, Keith Brown. The excellent artistry of Binker Golding was added for some tracks by Darrel."

Active since the 1960s, Charles Tolliver has been carrying the torch for jazz through his activities as accomplished trumpeter, educator at The New School, arranger for big band, and founder of the iconic Strata-East label which was responsible for releasing albums by Gil Scott-Heron, Clifford Jordan, Charlie Rouse, and Shirley Scott. As an entirely self-taught musician, he has collaborated with renowned artists such as Roy Haynes, Hank Mobley, Horace Silver, and McCoy Tyner.

He once explained his method of improvisation in a Downbeat magazine interview.

"I like to rumble. I take the most difficult routes for improvisation. It's easy to play a number of choruses effortlessly and never make a mistake, never break down. That's no fun. You need to get in hot water by trying something out right from the jump..."

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圧倒的で大胆なニュー・ヨークのトランペッター/コンポーザー/アレンジャーのチャールズ・トリヴァーの、13年ぶりとなるスタジオ・アルバム『コネクト』。

ロンドンのRAKスタジオにてトニー・プラット(ボブ・マーリー、ジャズ・ジャマイカ・オール・スターズ、アブドゥーラ・イブラヒム)のエンジニアリングによってテープへとレコーディングされた同アルバム は、「チャールズ・トリヴァー・オール・スターズ」と呼ばれるNYジャズ・シーンを代表する逸材と、UK新世代ジャズ・シーンを牽引するサックス奏者ビンカー・ゴールディングが参加している。

今作についてチャールズは次のように話している。「2019年11月のヨーロッパ・ツアーの際に、私のエージェントが<Gearbox Records>の創設者であるダレル・シャインマンを紹介してくれて、ロンドン滞在中にバンドを引き連れてレコーディングする調整をしてくれたんだ。このツアーのためにジェシ・デイヴィス(アルト・サックス)、キース・ブラウン(ピアノ)、バスター・ウィリアムス(ダブル・ベース)、そしてレニー・ホワイト(ドラム)を召集していたのだけど、彼らは全員本物の基礎というものを熟知していて、 我々の芸術形式やパフォーマンス技術において真の実力を備えているんだ。それに加えて、レコーディングにはダレルの勧めでサックス奏者ビンカー・ゴールディングが2曲で見事なパフォーマンスを披露してくれた。このレコード音楽は、我々が持ち合わせている様々な芸術的要素を掘り下げていると言えるだろう。<Gearbox Records>の専門家たちと私のツアー・バンドが結束することによって、素晴らしい作品制作が可能となった。その名の通り私は一流のアーティストたちを”コネクト”させてこのアルバムを完成させたんだ」。

credits

released July 31, 2020

Charles Tolliver - trumpet
Jesse Davis - alto saxophone
Binker Golding - tenor saxophone (A2 + B2)
Keith Brown - piano
Buster Williams - double bass
Lenny White - drums

Recorded and mixed by Tony Platt at RAK Studios
Mastered and cut at Gearbox Studio

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Charles Tolliver New York, New York

Charles Tolliver is a New York-based trumpeter, composer, and educator who has been active since the mid-1960s.

www.charlestolliver.com

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