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sreda, 10. november 2004

21:00 - Defonija
THE PANDELIS KARAYORGIS TRIO (Gr?ija, ZDA)

[b]Pandelis Karayorgis[eb] - klavir
[b]Nate McBride[eb] - kontrabas
[b]Randy Peterson[eb] - bobni, tolkala

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[i]"In the past, when sailing ships were plying the oceans, they would put a message in a bottle and throw it in the water to signal they were in distress. Eventually it would be found by somebody who would, hopefully, call for help. It is this role that art is called upon to play. Many artists fight each other, for power, money, recognition - but in the final analysis that is what it comes down to: you throw a bottle in the water and somebody picks it up."[ei]
[b]Iannis Xenakis[eb]



Klavirski jazzovski trio utegne biti nekaj precej rigidnega, "atrofirana, klišejska forma", ki je verjetno "znala potegniti kvečjemu pred desetletji". Naši tokratni gromki gostje dokazujejo, da temu ni nujno tako. Brez dvoma gre za eno izmed vrhunskih tovrstnih zasedb na svetu. V tem trenutku so namreč le redki pianisti v družbi s strunarjem in tolkalcem sposobni ponuditi iritantno, subtilno, prevprašujočo, niansirano, implicitno, pa tudi eksplicitno navdušujočo godbo: Misha Mengelberg, Marilyn Crispell, Cecil Taylor in - iz rahlo "drugih" jazzovskih branž - Dave Burrell, Brad Mehldau, Georg Graewe, Irene Schweitzer, Muhal Richard Abrams, Anthony Coleman.

Bostonski priseljeni Grk [b]Pandelis Karayorgis[eb] je izjemen, dovolj izviren pianist. Njegovo delo je resno, zvedavo, seže daleč naprej, precej vstran, obenem pa je še dostopno, fluidno, mično enigmatično. Poglablja se v perkusivne zmožnosti inštrumenta, preigrava raznolike barvne spektre, preskuša resonančni potencial. [i]And he swings like hell.[ei] Poslušalna koncentracija se v primeru, ki vleče na plano historične mejnike, smele pristope, kakor so jih obvladovali Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Lennie Tristano in (Karayorgisov učitelj) Paul Bley, zmerom bogato poplača. Obeta se torej koncert srčne, iskrene avantgodbe.

Danes 42-letni Karayorgis je bil rojen in odrasel v Grčiji, sredi osemdesetih pa se je preselil v Boston, kjer je študiral na prestižnem New England Conservatory in se učil pri legendarnih mojstrih: Paul Bley, Dave Holland, Geri Allen, Cecil McBee, Joe Maneri, George Russell in Jimmy Giuffre. e za študijskih let se je vključil v živahno mestno jazzovsko sceno in tik po formalni diplomi 1989. objavil prvi solističen album. Odtistihdob se njegova dela redno pojavljajo na letnih "top 10" seznamih najboljših kritično ocenjenih plošč po ključnih jazzovskih ravijah kakor [i]Coda[ei], [i]Cadence[ei], [i]Jazziz[ei] in [i]Jazz Times[ei]. Karayorgis redno sodeluje z velikani sodobnega jazza: Joe in Mat Maneri, Ken Vandermark, Michael Formanek, Guillermo Gregorio, že vrsto let pa uspešno vodi dva ključna projekta - The Pandelis Karayorgis Trio in The MI3. V obeh zasedbah je kontrabasist sijajen, intonančno perfekten, "ozemljeno zvedav", luciden in delaven mož po imenu [b]Nate McBride[eb]. Pri nas ga poznamo vsaj z nastopov Spaceways Inc. (+ Ken Vandermark + Hamid Drake) v metelkovski Menzi pri koritu in (družno z italijanskimi Zu) na mariborskem Štuku (Druga godba 2003) ter z letošnjega JazzFesta v Cerknem, kjer se je McBride predstavil s "powerhouse" triom FME [=Free Music Ensemble], v katerem je publiko ogrel skupaj s Kenom Vandermarkom, tolkalec je bil Paal Nilssen-Love. Tokratni gost za bobni bo tenkočutnež, eden izmed precej iskanih jazzovskih inventivcev ta hip, [b]Randy Peterson[eb], znan predvsem kot stalni član Joe Maneri Quarteta.

Vplivi Theloniousa Monka, Lennieja Tristana in Cecila Taylorja so pri Karayorgisu nevprašljivi, vprašamo se torej, po čem se razlikuje od vseh drugih, ki so sledili močnim vplivom omenjene trojice. Podobno so se vprašali tudi nekateri avtorji citatov, ki jih nizamo spodaj. In kakor je prebrati, pri tem nikakor niso skrivali svojega navdušenja:



" ... just about perfect ... deathlessly hip."
[i]--Boston Phoenix[ei]

"Karayorgis combines Lennie Tristano's sense of linear propulsion with Paul Bley's conception of the piano trio as a free-flowing three-way conversation. That makes for a coiled, winding and unwinding sense of swing driven by Karayorgis's prickly lines and expansive harmonies, bassist Nate McBride's mix of gestural abstractions and deep-walking, and drummer Randy Peterson's ability to drop the downbeat anywhere, confounding expectations and drawing you into this band's remarkable pulse."
[i]--Jazz Times[ei]

"Let's get straight to the point: this is an impressive record. Enjoyable and satisfying too. Karayorgis' chops are undoubtedly robust, as he proves up front with the vaguely Cecil Taylorish "Cracks", but what holds the attention overall is the air of deep thoughtfulness ... Karayorgis demonstrates the ability, like Monk and Taylor (and Ellington), to exploit the percussive potential of the piano whilst honouring the richness of its resonance and the range of its colours. Coltrane's "One Up", the only track not composed by Karayorgis, gets a fiercely physical workout, then ends this superb album by simply and surprisingly evaporating."
[b]--Barry Witherden[eb], [i]JazzReview[ei]

" ... a profoundly subtle work that sounds fresh and original despite the fact that it occurs within the confines of one of the oldest and most clichA©-encrusted musical vehicles: the piano trio."
[b]--John Corbett[eb], iz spremne besede k albumu [i]Heart And Sack[ei]

"Pandelis Karayorgis is a stealthy pianist ... If you thought the jazz piano trio format had atrophied long ago, think again."
[b]--Bill Shoemaker[eb], [i]The Wire[ei]

"This trio has found something new to say, and new ways to say it, in the well-traveled territory of the piano trio. This is an excellent disc, highly recommended.�
[i]--allaboutjazz.com[ei]

"McBride is an obscenely talented bassist, whose chops are matched well by his earthiness and invention."
[b]--Jason Bivins[eb], [i]Cadence[ei]

"... McBride has a hefty sound and deft touch (the bassist wowed the pants off a crowd when this trio [Joe Morris Trio] played live in Chicago last year)."
[b]--John Corbett[eb], [i]Downbeat[ei]

"... Peterson, one of the great jazz drummers to emerge in the past couple of decades."
[b]--Harvey Pekar[eb], [i]Jazz Times[ei]



Pianist Pandelis Karayorgis has worked with bassist Nate McBride and drummer Randy Peterson in various settings for the better part of a decade. In 1997 they came together to form the Pandelis Karayorgis Trio. Since then they have recorded two CDs: [i]Heart And Sack[ei] (Leo Lab ) in 1998 and [i]Blood Ballad[ei] (Leo Records) in 2001.

The trio has been featured by Kevin Whitehead on NPR's Fresh Air and has received critical acclaim internationally, including several critics' "best of the year" picks.

[i]Jazz Times[ei] lists [i]Blood Ballad[ei] on its Critics' Picks 2001 list while the [i]Boston Phoenix[ei] calls this trio [b]one "of the best in the world"[eb] and lists [i]Heart And Sack[ei] on its top-10 choices for 1998.


[b]Karayorgis - izbrana diskografija:[eb]

[i]Seventeen Pieces[ei], Pandelis Karayorgis, solo klavir; Leo Records - tik pred izidom!
[i]Disambiguation[ei], Pandelis Karayorgis/Mat Maneri Quintet (z: Tony Malaby, Michael Formanek in Randy Peterson); Leo Records Leo Lab CD334, 2002
[i]Blood Ballad[ei], The Pandelis Karayorgis Trio (z: Nate McBride in Randy Peterson); Leo Records Leo Lab CD325, 2001
[i]No Such Thing[ei], Ken Vandermark, Pandelis Karayorgis in Nate McBride; Boxholder BXH 018, 2001
[i]Let It[ei], Pandelis Karayorgis in Nate McBride; Cadence CJR 1115, 2001
[i]Red Cubed[ei], Guillermo Gregorio (z: Mat Maneri); hat HUT Records hatOLOGY CD531, 1999
[i]Heart And Sack[ei], The Pandelis Karayorgis Trio (z: Nate McBride in Randy Peterson); Leo Records Leo Lab CD048, 1998
[i]Lift & Poise[ei], Pandelis Karayorgis/Mat Maneri (z: Joe Maneri in John Lockwood); Leo Records Leo Lab CD041, 1998
[i]Approximately[ei], Guillermo Gregorio (z: John Lockwood, Mat Maneri in Eric Pakula); hat HUT Records HatArt CD6184, 1996
[i]Lines[ei], Pakula/Karayorgis Quartet; Accurate AC-5014, 1995
[i]In Time[ei], Mat Maneri/Pandelis Karayorgis; Leo Records Leo Lab CD002, 1994
[i]Between Speech And Song[ei], Pakula/Karayorgis/Rosenthal Quartet; Cadence CJR 1055, 1994
[i]The Other Name[ei], Pandelis Karayorgis; Motive MP001, 1992
[i]Hand Made[ei], Pandelis Karayorgis; Lyra/OM 053, 1989


[b]McBride - izbrana diskografija:[eb]

[i]Underground[ei], FME [=Free Music Ensemble] (s: Ken Vandermark in Paal Nilssen-Love); OkkaDisk OD12051, 2004
[i]Radiale[ei], Spaceways Inc. (s: Ken Vandermark in Hamid Drake) + Zu; Atavistic ALP151, 2004
[i]Gambit[ei], Tripleplay (s: Ken Vandermark, Curt Newton); Clean Feed 29116, 2003
[i]Live at the Glenn Miller Cafe[ei], FME; OkkaDisk ODL10007, 2002 (omejeno število izvodov!)
[i]Version Soul[ei], Spaceways Inc.; Atavistic ALP132, 2002
[i]Let It[ei], Pandelis Karayorgis in Nate McBride; Cadence CJR 1115, 2001
[i]Thirteen Cosmic Standards by Sun Ra and Funkadelic[ei], Spaceways Inc.; Atavistic ALP120, 2000
[i]Expansion Slang[ei], Tripleplay; Boxholder BXH006, 2000
[i]Racket Club[ei], Joe Morris, Jim Hobbs, Steve Norton, Jerome Deupree, Curt Newton; About Time AT-1010, 1998
[i]You Be Me[ei], Joe Morris Quartet; Soul Note 121304-2, 1997
[i]Antennae[ei], Joe Morris Trio; Aum Fidelity AUM004, 1997
[i]Riot Trio (a-go-go)[ei], James Rohr, Curt Newton; Day Job DJR-001, 1997
[i]Utility Hitter[ei], Barrage Double Trio + Ken Vandermark; Quinnah Q09, 1995
[i]Lines[ei], Pakula / Karayorgis Quartet; Accurate Records AC-5014, 1995
[i]The Vision[ei], Cornelius Claudio Kreusch Trio featuring Marvin "Smitty" Smith; Enja Records CD8082-2, 1994
[i]Symbolic Gesture[ei], Joe Morris Trio; Soul Note 121204-2, 1994


[b]Peterson - izbrana diskografija:[eb]

[i]Tenderly[ei], Joe Maneri Quartet; hat HUT Records HatOLOGY CD525, 1999
[i]Fifty-one Sorrows[ei], Mat Maneri Trio; Leo Records LR CD278, 1999
[i]So What?[ei], Mat Maneri Trio; hat HUT Records HatOLOGY CD529, 1999
[i]Acceptance[ei], Mat Maneri Quintet (z: Ed Schuller, Gary Valente in John Dirac); hat HUT Records HatOLOGY CD512, 1998 - kmalu razprodano!
[i]Fever Bed[ei], The Mat Maneri Trio featuring Ed Schuller in Randy Peterson; Leo Records LeoLab CD022, 1998
[i]In Full Cry[ei], Joe Maneri Quartet featuring Cecil McBee; ECM Records CD1617, 1997
[i]Coming Down The Mountain[ei], Joe Maneri Quartet; hat HUT Records hatOLOGY CD 501, 1997 - razprodano
[i]Let The Horse Go[ei], Joe Maneri Quartet; Leo Records LR CD232, 1996
[i]Dahabenzapple[ei], Joe Maneri Quartet featuring Cecil McBee; hat HUT Records hatART CD6188, 1996.
[i]Get Ready To Receive Yourself[ei], Joe Maneri Quartet; LeoLab CD010, 1995


pripravil [b]Miha Zadnikar[eb]


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