| I.P.A. |
I Just Did Say Something
Label : Cuneiform Records
Year : 2016
Format : CD
Style : Jazz
Availability : In stock
Price : 14.70 € - BUY
|Description :||'...one of the best kept secrets in the fertile Nordic musical scenery..' – All About Jazz |
'Extremely tight, lots of texture and dynamic shifts and flawless acrobatic vocals...by one of the genre's best...' – Icon
Maybe it's the region's boundless but stark natural beauty or its internationally envied social order, but whatever the cause Scandinavia has nurtured a particularly vivid jazz scene marked by a tantalizing balance of form and freedom. Over the past decade the quintet I.P.A. has come to embody the best of this volatile sensibility, which makes sense as the band draws its players from definitive Nordic ensembles such as Atomic, Motif, Ensemble Denada, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, and The Thing.
I JUST DID SAY SOMETHING is I.P.A.'s fourth release and their first to be released outside of Scandinavia. The quintet's most exhilarating statement yet, it's the work of a band fully alive to its own power, while eagerly investigating new directions. I.P.A. is strongly influenced by the seminal 1960s work of Don Cherry and Ornette Coleman. Harmonically unfettered, rhythmically unpredictable, and melodically unvarnished, the quintet thrives on live-wire interaction, with rapidly intersecting lines that swoop and collide, disentangle and divide.
'We have melodies, but not really structured melodies,' says Nymo, one of the band's primary composers. 'We're definitely influenced by Don Cherry. I see us as part of this Scandinavian jazz scene, but we're open to influences from all over.'
I.P.A.'s origins go back to 2007 when Nymo, Flaten and Johansen released their electrifying interpretation of Don Cherry's classic 1966 Blue Note album Complete Communion. Broo joined forces with the triumvirate the following year and I.P.A. was born. The quartet introduced itself on Bolage with two critically hailed albums, 2009's Lorenaand 2011's It's A Delicate Thing. By 2014's Bubble, vibes master Mattias Ståhl had expanded the band to a quintet. 'Adding Mattias really opens up the possibilities,' Nymo says. 'He's a fantastic player, and helped us expand the colors and how we interact within the band.'
While all committed to an array of bands and projects, the five musicians in I.P.A. have found kindred exploratory spirits in the band. With I Just Did Say Something the combo has staked a larger claim, coming close to capturing the full creative breadth of this all-star ensemble.
'We really cover a lot of ground,' Nymo says. 'That's something we realized while making this record. This is what we sound like now, but we're already off in new directions.'
ATLE NYMO – tenor saxophone / MAGNUS BROO – trumpet / MATTIAS STÅHL – vibraphone / INGEBRIGHT HÅKER FLATEN – double bass / HÅKON MJÅSET JOHANSEN – drums
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