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nedelja, 24. april 2005

22:00 - Defonija
OLIVER LAKE QUINTET (ZDA, Avstrija)

"Tribute to Eric Dolphy"

[b]Oliver Lake[eb] - altovski saksofon
[b]Peter Massink[eb] - tenorski saksofon, basovski klarinet
[b]Paul Zauner[eb] - pozavna
[b]Wolfram Derschmidt[eb] - kontrabas
[b]Stefan Spatz[eb] - bobni

Koncert družno organizirata [b]Spletna jazz & blues ploščarna[eb] [L]http://www.jazzandbluesweb.com[EL] in [b]klub Gromka[eb].

"He lives in his music."
--[b]napis na nagrobniku Erica Dolphyja[eb] (rojen 20. junija 1928 v Los Angelesu, Kalifornija, ZDA -- umrl 29. junija 1964 v Berlinu, ZRN)

"I can only say my life was made much better by knowing him [Eric Dolphy, op. ur.]. He was one of the greatest people I have ever known, as a man, a friend and as a musician."
--[b]John Coltrane[eb]

"When you hear music, it's gone, in the air, and you can never capture it again."
--[b]Eric Dolphy[eb]

"This human thing in instrumental playing has to do with trying to get as much human warmth and feeling into my work as I can. I want to say more on my horn than I ever could in ordinary speech."
--[b]Eric Dolphy[eb]

?e verjamemo časopisu [i]Washington Post[ei], smo si v enem lahko gotovi: "[b]Oliver Lake[eb] ne razočara nikoli." In dobro je tako. Kdor se lahko prišteva med prijatelje BjA¶rk, Louja Reeda in drugih velikih, ta ne more razočarati. Lake je postal slaven z World Saxophone Quartetom in nikakor ne skriva, komu dolguje zahvalo za brezmejno veselje do igranja: Ericu Allenu Dolphyju. Njegovi neverjetni virtuoznosti in nezmanjšani aktualnosti na vseh pihalih želi Lake postaviti spomenik.

"Obožujem Dolphyjevo igranje saksofona in njegov način skladanja, ker je nepredvidljiv in ostaja poln presenečenj. Njegova glasba in njegova igra sta me ves čas moje kariere navdihovala, in želim si doseči njegov glasbeni nivo," pravi Oliver Lake, ki se je kot saksofonist in flavtist skozi leta profiliral v različnih zasedbah/skupinah. Oliver Lake je zaslovel kot član World Saxophone Quarteta (skupaj z Hamietom Bluiettom, Juliusom Hemphillom in Davidom Murrayjem) ter s celo vrsto svojih lastnih formacij. Te so segale od Tria Three z Reggiejem Workmanom in Andrewom Cyrillom prek Stell Quarteta do bigbanda. Z "Dedicated to Dolphy" Oliver Lake, [b]Peter Massink, Paul Zauner, Wolfram Derschmidt in Stefan Spatz[eb] počastijo glasbenika, ki je umrl leta 1964, torej pred 40 leti, star komaj 36 let, pa kljub temu pomembno vplival na razvoj in posledično na zgodovino modernega jazza. Od leta 1958 dalje je Eric Dolphy igral s Chico Hamilton Quartetom, kasneje s Charlesom Mingusom, Maxom Roachem, Ornettom Colemanom in Johnom Coltranom. S trobentarjem Bookerjem Littlom je ustanovil svojo lastno skupino. Kot interpret je v jazz umestil basovski klarinet, veliko zaslug ima tudi kot skladatelj. V letu svoje smrti je ustvaril album [i]Out to Lunch[ei] - klasiko jazzovske zgodovine.

Eric Allan Dolphy bi bil letos junija star 77 let, če ne bi leta 1964 - sredi turneje, tako prezgodaj - v Nemčiji nenadoma umrl. Trpel je za redko obliko diabetesa, a tega ni vedel. Morda je kljub vsemu nekaj slutil, saj je v zadnjem letu življenja sodeloval na več kot 300 posnetkih. V svoji kratki ustvarjalni dobi je Dolphy spremenil veliko – igral in komponiral je tako kot nihče drug; prečni flavti, predvsem pa basovskemu klarinetu je dal posebno mesto (še danes zvenijo skoraj vsi basovski klarinetisti podobno kakor Dolphy), povezal je tradicijo z avantgardo, sodeloval pri revolucionarnih produkcijah (Oliver Nelson - [i]Stolen Moments[ei]; Ornette Coleman - [i]Free Jazz[ei]; John Coltrane - [i]Africa Brass[ei]), in prav tako revolucionarne albume podpisal tudi sam ([i]Out to Lunch[ei], [i]Outward Bound[ei]), posodil altovskemu saksofonu človeški glas ... Njegovo delo je zaradi neverjetne virtuoznosti na vseh pihalih aktualno še dandanes. Multiinštrumentalist Oliver Lake, ki je leta 1967 v St. Louisu - skupaj z Juliusom Hemphillom in Charlesom "Bobom" Shawom - soustanovil BAG, Black Artists' Group (organizacijo za vzajemno samopomoč, svobodno igranje in šolanje črnih muzičistov – podobno AACM iz Chicaga), šteje Dolphyja med svoje primarne vplive. Leta 1980 je pod svojim imenom posnel LP [i]Prophet – A Tribute to Dolphy[ei] in leta 1996 z albumom [i]Dedicated to Dolphy[ei] še drugi posnetek namenil nesmrtnemu glasbeniku.

Pripravil [b]Matej Gerželj[eb]

[b]Oliver Lake[eb] is an explosively unpredictable soloist, somewhat akin to Eric Dolphy in the ultra-nimble manner in which he traverses the full range of his main horn, the alto. Lake's astringent saxophone sound is his trademark - piercing, bluesy, and biting in the manner of a Maceo Parker, it was a perfect lead voice for the World Saxophone Quartet, the band with which Lake has made his most enduring mark on jazz.

Lake began playing drums as a child in St. Louis. He first picked up the saxophone at the age of 18. Lake received his bachelor's degree in 1968 from Lincoln University. From the late '60s to the early '70s he taught school, played in various contexts around St. Louis, and led - along with Julius Hemphill and Charles "Bobo" Shaw, among others - a musicians' collective, the Black Artists' Group (BAG). Lake lived in Paris from 1972-4, where he worked in a quintet comprised of fellow BAG members. By 1975, he had (along with most of his BAG colleagues) moved to New York, where he became active on what was called by some the "loft jazz" scene. In 1976, with Hemphill, Hamiet Bluiett, and David Murray, he founded the World Saxophone Quartet. Over the next two decades, that band reached a level of popularity perhaps unprecedented by a free jazz ensemble. Its late '80s albums of Ellington works and R&B tunes attracted an audience that otherwise might never have found its way to such an esoteric style. Lake continued working as a leader apart from the WSQ, he made excellent small-group albums in the '70s and '80s for Arista/Freedom and Black Saint. In the '80s, Lake led a reggae-oriented band, Jump Up, that had a significant degree of pop success, though its artistic appeal fades in comparison with his jazz work. In the '90s, Lake continued to stretch creatively; a duo album with classically trained pianist Donal Fox sets him free to explore the more fanciful side of his musical personality. Late '90s concerts with WSQ, his own groups, and such duo mates as the hyper-dextrous pianist Borah Bergman show that Lake is still on top of his game.
--[b]Chris Kelsey[eb], [L]http://www.allmusic.com[EL]


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