Ferran Savall offers a unique creative project; a selection of snapshots that appear and disappear in the musical performance, in the improvisation. An unrepeatable musical experience shared with the audience. The intimacy of sincerity and the spontaneity of creation. Mediterranean exoticism and music from all around the world.
These performances come from a vintage TV broadcast and its technical image quality is not perfect. The group on this outstanding DVD was probably the second greatest Miles Davis Quintet ever assembled, the first being the unit with John Coltrane, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb. However, their filmed output is limited to merely four performances: three tunes from a Steve Allen show taped on September 10 and 11, 1964, the present Milan concert and the two European concerts already documented on our companion volume "European Tour 1967" (IJ518). When this Milan concert was recorded, the band had just recently formed.
Cette année là, notre compteur affiche un nombre vertigineux d'heures passées à nous laisser bercer par le bourdonnement du didgeridoo de Stephen Kent. Si certains morceaux comme impro évoquent inévitablement le carnet de route de Romano, Sclavis et Texier, la nature même de la section rythmique (percussions, didgeridoo) permet à l'ensemble de s'en émanciper. Michel Portal retrouve ici un vieux complice: Mino Cinelu (turbulence, men's land).
Together and separately these Swiss musicians, violinist Paul Giger and harpsichordist Marie-Louise Dähler present a symbiosis of old and new music that spans Bach, pulsating improvisation and strikingly original compositions. In all, a journey through musical and personal history which also, in “Bombay II”, reflects upon Giger’s years traveling in Asia. A sixth remarkable ECM album from Giger, a distinguished label debut for Dähler, and an important New Series release.