℗ 2013 Samuel Blaser / Songlines Recordings
 

A Mirror to Machaut

Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion

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1
Hymn
Russ Lossing; Drew Gress; Gerry Hemingway; Joachim Badenhorst; Samuel Blaser
7:29
2
Douce dame jolie
Russ Lossing; Drew Gress; Gerry Hemingway; Joachim Badenhorst; Samuel Blaser
1:39
3
Saltarello
Russ Lossing; Drew Gress; Gerry Hemingway; Joachim Badenhorst; Samuel Blaser
5:57
4
Dame, se vous m'estes lointeinne (arr. by S. Blaser)
Russ Lossing; Drew Gress; Gerry Hemingway; Joachim Badenhorst; Samuel Blaser
3:07
5
Color
Russ Lossing; Drew Gress; Gerry Hemingway; Joachim Badenhorst; Samuel Blaser
6:10
6
Cantus planus
Russ Lossing; Drew Gress; Gerry Hemingway; Joachim Badenhorst; Samuel Blaser
4:19
7
De fortune me doy pleindre et loer
Russ Lossing; Drew Gress; Gerry Hemingway; Joachim Badenhorst; Samuel Blaser
2:09
8
Bohemia
Russ Lossing; Drew Gress; Gerry Hemingway; Joachim Badenhorst; Samuel Blaser
8:16
9
Linea
Russ Lossing; Drew Gress; Gerry Hemingway; Joachim Badenhorst; Samuel Blaser
5:23
10
Introït
Russ Lossing; Drew Gress; Gerry Hemingway; Joachim Badenhorst; Samuel Blaser
6:06
11
Complainte: Tels rit au main qui au soir pleure (arr. by S. Blaser)
Russ Lossing; Drew Gress; Gerry Hemingway; Joachim Badenhorst; Samuel Blaser
5:34
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    56:09
"... Blaser continues to find contemporary parallels in compositions written centuries ago ... his bold arrangements juxtapose avant-garde concepts with ancient traditions, revealing a sophisticated approach both visionary and timeless."
- All About Jazz

"... Blaser ventures back in music history, way back, as in the late Medieval period to mine the melodies conceived then to come up with something that looks way forward ... you don’t have to understand late Middle Ages European music to appreciate what Blaser has done here. If it all comes off as advanced, cutting-edge jazz, that would probably suit Blaser just fine."
- Something Else!

Named a Rising Star in 2013 by DownBeat critics, Swiss trombonist Samuel Blaser has earned international acclaim for his work in various band configurations including quartet, quintet, duo with drummer and even solo. This second album from Blaser's Consort in Motion features a slightly modified lineup to the ensemble: drummer Gerry Hemingway makes his debut following the death of Paul Motian, bassist Drew Gress is new and so is a second horn player, Belgian reed player Joachim Badenhorst. The concept remains that of blending early music forms and jazz improvisation, but where the first record focused on the early Italian Baroque, this one finds inspiration in the the sophisticated court music of Machaut and Dufay.
88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Samuel Blaser / Songlines Recordings Studio Masters

Produced by Benoît Delbecq
Executive producer: Tony Reif
Recorded by Jean-Paul Gonnod at Studio de Meudon, France, February 19-20, 2013
Steinway technician: Bernard Faulon
Mixed by Etienne Bultingaire and Benoît Delbecq at PlushSpace, Paris, April 1-2, 2013
Mastered by Djengo Hartlap at Artlab
Front cover/inside folder photography: Jean-Baptiste Guillemin
Design and back cover/CD photography: Jordan Bent
Consort in Motion photo: Cees Van de Ven; left to right: Drew Gress, Gerry Hemingway, Russ Lossing, Samuel Blaser, Joachim Badenhorst
Video “making of” by Mathieu Mastin
Samuel Blaser is a Yamaha artist.

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