Teus Nobel – Pleasure Is The Measure (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/192kHz | Time – 01:06:17 minutes | 2,11 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Nobel Music
On “Pleasure Is The Measure”, a live recording, Teus presents his vision on the arts & culture industry. In his opinion, the idea that ‘culture should be for everyone’ contains the risk that arts & culture makers will just create with public opinion in mind. If you take music for example, music gains enormous eloquence when it is authentic; when it reflects the inspiration and especially the pleasure of the artist. It’s just then when the heart of the public will be reached and inspired. So, as the title implies: pleasure is the measure! Teus’ view resulted in a number of beautiful compositions, such as “Merino”, “Comboio” and “Bobbypump”, in which exactly is displayed by the Teus Nobel | Liberty Group what makes them unique – the musical freedom to turn a composition completely upside down at any desired moment. The composition “Wabi Sabi” is a striking example of this. Wabi Sabi is the Japanese expression for the ability to see beauty in imperfection. As a soloist, Teus deliberately rubs the edges of the harmonic possibilities during this composition, thereby challenging his fellow musicians to the maximum. All this comes with the fire and urgency of a live recording in front of an enthusiastic audience.
Jazz Trumpet player Teus Nobel and his Liberty Group deliver with their single Wabi Sabi another example of their way of making music together, improvising, challenging each other to the max which leads again to an upswept track full of musical ideas. Due to the irregular time signatures and harmonic excursions we would almost overlook that Wabi Sabi actually originates from a minor blues. On an album that for listeners is the closest thing a live concert, Wabi Sabi is the magnum opus.
01. Teus Nobel – Wabi Sabi
02. Teus Nobel – Merino
03. Teus Nobel – Bobbypump
04. Teus Nobel – The New Prehistoric Spacemonster Gamogedora
05. Teus Nobel – Comboio (Full Live Version)
06. Teus Nobel – In Fruit
07. Teus Nobel – Journey of Man