Jean-Louis Matinier, Marco Ambrosini – Inventio (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 46:38 minutes | 860 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital booklet | © ECM
Inventio is an inventive project at all levels, beginning with the instrumentation. Marco Ambrosini is one of very few musicians playing nyckelharpa outside the Swedish folk tradition, and Jean-Louis Matinier has similarly taken the accordion beyond any ‘folkloric’ frame of reference. On the present disc, the French-Italian duo plays a program inspired by the baroque sonatas of Bach and Biber but also by the lyrical cadences of Pergolesi. They adapt and arrange works of each of these masters, and contribute compositions of their own.
Following a path from ancient to modern music, they improvise together, finding new sound-color combinations in the special blending of their instruments. Inventio is a recording that will delight listeners who have appreciated Matinier’s ECM recordings with Anouar Brahem, François Couturier’s Tarkovsky Quartet, and Louis Sclavis, as well as Ambrosini’s discs with Rolf Lislevand, Giovanna Pessi/Susanna Wallumrød and Helena Tulve. (And it has the potential to speak to a still broader audience: concerts with this music will follow in Autumn 2014.)
01 – Wiosna
02 – Tasteggiata
03 – Basse Dance
04 – Szybko
05 – Presto from Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1001
06 – Inventio 4, BWV 775
07 – Taïga
08 – Qui Est Homo
09 – Praeludium from Rosary Sonata No. 1
10 – Oksu
11 – Hommage
12 – Kochanie Moje
13 – Balinese
14 – Tasteggiata 2
15 – Siciliènne
Produced by Manfred Eicher. Recording engineer: Lara Persia.
Recorded April 2013 at Auditorio Radiotelevisione Svizzera in Lugano, Switzerland.
Jean-Louis Matinier, accordion
Marco Ambrosini, nyckelharpa