CHICO FREEMAN ACOUSTIC TRIO
Chico Freeman (sax,cl) – Reto Weber (dr,perc) – Svante Henryson(cello,b)
3 exponents of their instruments start where jazz began and continues today.
The three explore the trio in the interplay of what music is about: delicate riffs, subtle rhythms and above all a great affinity for melody.
3 players who can draw on the large pot of experience without being boring ... This simply means play music.
|Chico Freeman – Saxophone, Clarinet (USA)|
Chico Freeman, the multi-reedman, composer and producer embodies the intent of jazz by finding new avenues of expression that embrace the heritage and tradition of the music. Many critics have compared him to the greats in jazz history, but the proof, beyond arguable opinion, is in the fact that he has played and recorded with some of the most innovative musicians in the world. Few artists can equal his list of musical associations: Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Charles Mingus, Jack DeJohnette, Art Blakey, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Hank Jones, Freddie Cole, Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, Roy Haynes, Von Freeman, Arthur Blythe, Billy Hart, Lester Bowie, Famadou Don Moye, Cecil McBee, Kirk Lightsey, John Hicks, Mal Waldron, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Eurythmics, The Temptations, The Four Tops, and many others. From South America to Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic, Freeman has performed and recorded with such Latin greats as Tito Puente, Machito, Irakere, Paquito D'Rivera, Arturo Sandoval, Celia Cruz, Giovanni Hidalgo, Paulinho DaCosta, Nana Vasconcelos, Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri and Puerto Rico's famous El Gran Combo.
Grammy Nominations: The Outside Within, Spirit Sensitive.
|Reto Weber - Drums, Percussions (Swiss)|
He has played extensively in the whole world! Concerts and Festivals in Bombay, Dehli, New York, Montreux, Berlin, London, Paris, Montreal, Khartoum, Dakar, Accra, Ougadougou, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Sydney, Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Milano, Hanoi, Madras, LaPaz, Lima, Caracas, Buenos Aires, Sao Paolo, Abidjan, Tunis, Vienna etc. He enjoys working with jazzmusicians notably Albert Mangelsdorff, Chico Freeman, Charlie Mariano, Franco Ambrosetti, Dave Holland, Lee Konitz, Trevor Watts, Henri Texier, Eberhard Weber, Paul McCandless and others.... or for 25 years with his famous Percussion Orchestra and the the Percussionists: Djamchid Chemirani, Muthuswamy Balasubramoniam, and the Soloists Eberhard Weber, Albert Mangelsdorff, Charlie Mariano Chico Freeman, Franco Ambrosetti or Christy Doran. Since 2004 Reto Weber's Squeezeband with young swiss fellows - 2009 the Squeezeband changed back to a international Group with Chico Freeman, Franco Ambrosetti, Nino G, Michel Alibo, Dany Martinez and Gilad Atzmon.
|Svante Henryson - Cello, Bass (Sweden)|
is a unique musician. A virtuoso of three instruments, a composer of orchestral music, and an improviser fluent in all musical languages, he moves boundlessly across the entire musical spectrum. As a cellist, performing in jazz, world music or rock, he makes the cello sound as if it always belonged there. Be it in a raga duo with Indian guitarist Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, with a jazz big band, or in front of a symphony orchestra, the voice of his cello is instantly recognizable. Svante grew up in Umeå in northern Sweden, playing at the local jazz clubs as a fourteen-year-old bass player. As a double bassist, still in his teens and halfway through music college, he became a member of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. Soon after making his debut as a soloist with the orchestra he became its Principal Double Bassist. Svante was also the Principal Bass of the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra led by Iona Brown. Following that was a three-year stint as a bass guitarist with rock guitar legend Yngwie Malmsteen. Stevie Wonder is also on the list of previous encounters of his Fender bass.
As a cellist, Svante Henryson has developed a style all is own, taking the instrument to where it has never been before musically.
As a composer, his list of works includes two concertos for cello and one for the electric bass guitar, as well as symphonic, choral, chamber, and jazz music. Noted performers of his chamber works include Anne-Sofie von Otter, Elvis Costello, Martin Fröst and Roland Pöntinen. As an improviser, Svante belongs to the top layer of modern Scandinavian jazz musicians, working with Steve Gadd, Jon Balke, Terje Rypdal, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Wayne Krantz and Arve Henriksen to name a few.
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