Zimmerli, Patrick / Octurn - The Book Of Hours (Mega Blowout Sale)

SKU 21-SGL1541-2
Patrick Zimmerli, soprano saxophone
Laurent Blondiau, trumpet, flugelhorn
Geoffroy De Masure, trombone
Guillame Orti, alto saxophone
Bo Van der Werf, baritone saxophone
Fabian Fiorini, piano
Pierre Van Dormael, electric guitar
Otti Van der Werf, Jean-Luc Lehr, electric bass
Stéphane Galland, Chander Sardjoe, drums
Ben Monder, acoustic/electric guitars (1, 10)

"Patrick Zimmerli is one of the most unusual jazz composer/saxophonists around. For his third Songlines release he teams up with the 10-piece Belgian band Octurn for an hour-long jazz suite whose movements represent different times of the day. From the rolling, earth-awakening Dawn to the Euclidian angularity of the strikingly noble Noon and frenetic Afternoon, and on to the calmer late-day periods and the dreamtime wrap-up of Sleep, the suite traverses a broad emotional continuum. Setting off the journey is a series of short chamber-jazz interludes in a contemplative mood, building from duet to sextet. At times reminiscent of everything from Stravinsky ballet music to the horn-driven shouts of the rock band Chicago, charged by Octurn’s remarkable double rhythm section, and featuring strong solos by the band, Zimmerli, and guest artist Ben Monder, The Book of Hours is a treasure-house of brilliant orchestral ideas, layered sonorities, and involving polyrhythms, all in the service of an original creative vision."

“…should appeal to a broad spectrum of jazz listeners from straight-ahead to avant-garde…The album presents music of great beauty and melodicism; Zimmerli employs often bright and crisp colors and textures (fully realized here by the ten likeminded musicians of Octurn), and there is also a warmth that suggests the post-Gil Evans approaches of a composer like Maria Schneider. In short, The Book of Hours is engaging and accessible throughout…"-AllMusic
  • LabelSonglines
  • UPC774355154120
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