Miguel Gorodi Nonet – Apophenia (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 52:45 minutes | 0,98 GB | Genre: Jazz
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Miguel Gorodi is a Spanish born trumpeter and composer who is now based in London following his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He is a hugely versatile musician and I have previously encountered his playing in a sideman context in such large ensembles as the Patchwork Jazz Orchestra, Andrew Linham Jazz Orchestra and the Sam Leak Big Band. Currently Gorodi is a member of pianist Barry Green’s sextet, saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi’s SEED Ensemble, the London City Big Band, the London Jazz Orchestra and the contemporary trad revivalists the Dixie Ticklers. He has also worked with the vocalists Ian Shaw and Lauren Bush.
He also co-leads a duo with drummer Dave Ingamells and a quartet with alto saxophonist Sam Braysher. It all makes for a busy musical life but Gorodi also finds time to lead the excellent nonet that appears on this exceptional début recording. Nothing that I’d heard from Gorodi’s work as a sideman prepared me for the quality of this album. In terms of both writing and playing it represents a real eye opener.
The album is produced by vibraphonist/drummer/pianist Jim Hart, who approaches Gorodi’s often complex writing with a musician’s ear and helps to bring out the warmth, colour and richness of the music.
As a writer Gorodi is influenced by jazz composers such as Steve Coleman, Steve Lehman, Tyshawn Sorey, Thelonious Monk and Wayne Shorter. From the classical sphere he cites Louis Andriessen, Gerard Grisey, Per Norgard and Igor Stravinsky.
01. La Nausée (6:24)
02. Time Sigmund (8:09)
03. Search (7:06)
04. Amygdala Intro (1:45)
05. Amygdala (4:18)
06. Soma (5:44)
07. Fifths (5:49)
08. Two Trees (5:23)
09. Not Nicest Memo (8:12)
Miguel Gorodi – trumpet & flugelhorn
Gareth Lockrane – flutes
Michael Chillingworth – alto sax & clarinet
George Crowley – tenor sax & bass clarinet
Kieran McLeod – trombone
Ray Hearne – tuba
Ralph Wyld – vibraphone
Conor Chaplin – double bass
Dave Hamblett – drums