【Martin Brunner (Epoque Quartet & Martin Brunner Trio) - Morning & Walks】(2013)

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By Takaaki Kondo, Tokyo Jazz Review

 

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 Rating

 

Musical Performance      ★★★★

Songs/Compositions      ★★★★☆

Arrangement                ★★★★☆

Sound Quality               ★★★★☆

Overall Enjoyment         ★★★★☆

 

 

チェコのピアニスト、Martin Brunner 4作目となるリーダーアルバム。今作では彼のレギュラー・グループであるMartin Brunner Trioに加えて弦楽四重奏をフィーチャーしています。全10曲。すべて彼が新たに書き下ろした組曲です。元々優れたComposerであるMartinの作・編曲能力が横溢しています。それも、巷間散見される

Piano Trioがメインでストリングスはオカズ』

という安直な楽曲・作品とは全く異なり、Piano TrioStrings Quartetが対等に絡み合い、コンテンポラリージャズにクラシック、現代音楽的要素を取り入れた、実に自由で高度且つ美しい楽曲・アレンジが「素晴らしい!」の一言です。

透明感溢れる録音も秀逸です。

Piano Trio
ファンは「必聴」ですね。



Personnel

 

Martin Brunner, piano

Rastislav Uhrík, bass

Tomáš Hobzek, drums

(Martin Brunner Trio)

 

David Pokorný, 1. violin

Vladimír Klánský, 2. violin

Vladimír Kroupa, viola

Vít Petrášek, violoncello

(Epoque Quartet)

 

 

  Track Listing

1. Introduction

2. Part I

3. Part II

4. Part III

5. Part IV

6. Part V

7. Part VI

8. Part VII

9. Interlude

10. Part VIII

 

All compositions and arrangements by Martin Brunner.

 

Recorded 30-31 July 2013 and mixed 17-18 October 2013 by Milan Cimfe at Sono Records, Nouzov, CZ.

Mastered by Pavel Karlík, Sono Records, Nouzov, CZ.

Animal Music, 2013.

 

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Review

 Czech pianist and composer Martin Brunner's debut album on Animal Music. A cycle of compositions composed for his eponymously named trio with assistance from the Epoque String Quartet. Founded in 1999, the Epoque Quartet perform across Europe and maintain a varied and multi-genre repertoire.

 

The latest project from Martin Brunner is called "Morning Walks". It is an extraordinary combination of his trio with the Epoque Quartet. The idea was to create music, where a string quartet will perform an accompanying role to a jazz trio.  The songs are inspired by contemporary jazz and classical music. The CD of the same tittle was released in 2013 on label Animal Music.