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David Virelles

Antenna (EP-vinyl)

  • Type LP 12inch
  • Label ECM
  • UPC 0602557104400
  • Catalog number ECMEP 5710440
  • Release date 02 December 2016
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About the album

The music of Cuban-born, Brooklyn-based pianist David Virelles conjures a hallucinatory world in which ancient Afro-Cuban rhythms and ritual reverberate in the here and now. His latest ECM offering is Antenna, music attuned to a timeless rhythmic-cultural current even as it pulses with a vibrantly urban, modernist energy. Antenna – a six-track, 22-minute EP to be released exclusively on vinyl and digitally – sees Virelles channel Afro-Cuban percussion into an electro-acoustic, almost psychedelic swirl, one that melds jazz improvisation and organic grooves with digital refraction, shadowy synthesizers, otherworldly field recordings and Cuban street poetry. Antenna is an undulating, throbbing, dizzying dream of sound. Mbòkó, the pianist’s ECM leader debut from 2014, featured in Best Of The Year lists in The New York Times, NPR, iTunes and The Village Voice, among others. The Guardian described Mbòkó as “a jazz-infused world-music project beyond categories,” adding: “Virelles looks set to make big differences in contemporary music for years to come.”

Keith Jarrett en David Virelles in de Benelux


image Hij is niet vaak in de Benelux, en in België wil hij enkel optreden in de Henri Le Boeufzaal in BOZAR omwille van de uitzonderlijk goede akoestiek: Keith Jarrett, hij speelt 13 november tijdens het Hello Jazz Festival en kaarten voor zijn concert waren bijna direct uitverkocht! Laten we hopen dat Manfred Eicher daarvan weer een fantastische opname maakt, die wij over een tijd op CD zullen terugzien en horen. Op dezelfde ...

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