Monday, October 8, 2012

Alban Darche - Trumpet Kingdom


Along with a number of other exciting productions, this performance also promises to be one of the great novelties of the Budapest Jazz Festival. Alban Darche, the French saxophonist whose successful forays into contemporary music have already earned him a lot of kudos, has already attempted in one of his orchestras to elicit a trumpet sound that is, at the same time, hotter and denser than that of the conventional big band trumpet sections. For that very reason, for his new project he has again approached such trumpeters whose sound transcends the barriers of brass. - from albandarche.com

The live performance of Trumpet Kingdom was one of the great novelties of the MOL Budapest Jazz Festival 2006 and of the Mediawave 2007 in Győr. Alban Darche, the French saxophonist whose successful forays into contemporary music have already earned him a lot of kudos, has already attempted in one of his orchestras to elicit a trumpet sound that is, at the same time, hotter and denser than that of the conventional big band trumpet sections. For that very reason, for his new project he has again approached such trumpeters whose sound transcends the barriers of brass.
“Trumpet Kingdom” paints a broad and varied canvas. The music drifts from moody, Miles Davis-like soliloquies to forays into the realm of almost free improvisation with bits of fun recalling the sounds of European fairgrounds thrown in for good measure, while parts of the album could easily be labelled as contemporary music.- by Peter Pallai

Artist: Alban Darche
Album: Trumpet Kingdom
Year: 2008
Label: BMC
Runtime: 43:01

Tracks:

1.  Latin Bruno (Alban Darche) 4:55
2.  Joseph & sa Maman (Alban Darche) 3:38
3.  Trumpet Kingdom 2 (Alban Darche) 6:37
4.  B.E.P. (Alban Darche) 1:53
5.  Trumpet Kingdom 3 (Alban Darche) 4:14
6.  Fanfare du Jour (Geoffroy Tamisier) 1:02
7.  Hipocoristique (Alban Darche) 6:08
8.  Novenus (Alban Darche) 8:07
9.  Alex (Alban Darche) 6:23

Personnel:
Alban Darche (Tenor Saxophone)
Eric Vloelmans (Trumpet)
Laurent Blondiau (Trumpet)
Geoffroy Tamisier (Trumpet)
Sylvain Rifflet (Tenor Saxophone, Bass Clarinet)
Gabor Gado (Guitar)
Sebastien Boisseau (Double Bass)
Emmanuel Birault (Drums)


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