The above is a very approximate transcription of the melodic line of ‘Sane’ from Marius Neset’s album ‘Golden Xplosion’, I haven’t transposed it into Bb, so it is written in ‘C’ at the moment, also the 8ve in which it is written varies on each repeat, but it’s a small indication as to what is played on the track.
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After the success of his solo debut album ‘Golden Xplosion’, Marius Neset’s next album ‘Birds’ is one of the most anticipated releases for 2013 from Edition records. Neset’s Saxophone playing will be joined by ‘Phronesis’ band (Jasper Hoiby, bass; Ivo Neame, Piano and Anton Eger, drums) and Jim Hart on Vibes.
To pre-order the CD of ‘Birds’ do so from Edition records website
Also to listen out for new clips from the album, I’m sure they will be posted on Edition records soundcloud page
In the meantime, here is Marius Neset with the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra filmed last July at the Molde international Jazz festival playing ‘Birds’:
A great live recording from Copenhagen of Marius Neset (Tenor Sax) and Anton Eger (drums) duetting on Neset’s tune ‘The real Ysj’ from his album ‘Golden Xplosion’
Thought I would write a short post about this album as it is one that I have been enjoying a lot. ‘Golden Xplosion’ is the name of the album and the band lead by Danish Saxophonist Marius Neset, on this album he is joined by his mentor Django Bates (Keyboard), and ‘Phronesis’ pair Jasper Hoiby (Bass) and Anton Eger (Drums). It is an excellent album and is a real tour de force for Neset who excels in his solo tenor saxophone intermezzos in which he sounds like he is duetting with himself at times, despite there being no reference to overdubbing. There are many highlights on this album, the beautifully serene ‘Sane’ and the bluesy and funky ‘Shame us’ and ‘The real Ysj’, along with the uptempo frantic title song and ‘City on fire’. Special mention must go to ‘Angel of the North’, where Neset makes the most of the studio by multi layering tracks including playing his own keyboard lines in a real anthemic piece which will make you keep returning to this album over and over again.
Excellent footage from the Brad Mehldau trio’s recent tour in Europe.
Paris trio one
Great new video post interviewing players from the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra prior to their performances of Brad Mehldau’s ‘Variations on a melancholy theme’. It seems like the piece is written a ‘classical’ form but with plenty of ‘blues’ and ‘Jazz’ sections. Unfortunately there does not seem to be any plan to record the work live during these performances. We will have to hope that one either turns up, or better still Brad releases a commercial version of the piece.
There are some great interviews/performances around that we don’t always get to see on TV, especially in the UK. Thanks though to youtube for hosting videos from people with fellow taste. Just came across this video featuring Ramsey Lewis interviewing John Pizzarelli and Jane Monheit about the great American songbook. The video also features great performances of Gershwin songs ‘I got Rhythm’ and ‘You can’t take that away from me’ and Sammy Cahn’s ‘I should care’.