HOME | ARTISTS AND BANDS | CDS BY TITLE | TOP TEN CDS | TOP TEN IN 2011 | LATEST CDS | ARTIST NEWS | JAZZ GIGS | FEATURED ARTIST | CUSTOMER INFORMATION | CONTACT | ABOUT US

SONGS FROM ANOTHER BLUE PLANET

Artist: Antonio Quijano

Date of Release: 01/08/2011

Catalogue no: CD 285

Label: SLAM

Price: £9.99

Add to Shopping Basket

 

Track Listing

No

 

Title

Duration

 

 

 

 

ANTONIO QUIJANO QUARTET
Antonio Quijano bass; Paul Dunmall soprano & tenor saxophones, clarinet, chanter; Philip Gibbs guitar; Marco Anderson, piano. Plus Jonathan Scott, djembe on track 6.

The Antonio Quijano Quartet is an international collaboration that explores the fringes of improvised music in a variety of settings. This creative union features musicians who are totally committed to the art of improvisation and have the ability to come up with a voice of their own. 'SONGS FROM ANOTHER BLUE PLANET' is a collection of first take improvisations recorded in Bristol, England, November 2009

Tracks:
1, INTRODUCING … AND NOT FORGETTING 6:42
2, STAGGERING 7:52
3, YODALELE 3:41
4, QUE PASADO ANTEMANO 6:36
5, EL TANGO DERRITE 7:39
6, CARIBBEING 4:47
7, ORIGEN SEA QUE FINAL? 1:33
8, MONKEY STUFF 6:24
9, RECUEDAS DE LAS MEMORIAS PERDIDAS 8:25
10, THE CREEPING F… 7:42
11, CULEBRA NEGRA 2:15
12, SINGING FROM AN ASTEROID 5:47
13, CARAVANA EXTRANJERA 9:07

 

Reviews

 

22/11/2011 Grego Applegate Edwards

Bassist Anthonio Quijano heads an outfit of which the most familiar name to Cadence readers will undoubtedly be Paul Dunmall. What’s electronic on this release are the electric drums, played with a hearty advanced funk feel and without any of those dated mannerisms of the late ‘80s on: cheesy hand claps, etc. At times there also seems to be some digital manipulation in play. And the bass and/or guitar occasionally seem to be subject to some manner of electronic alteration in addition, to a greater or lesser degree, as the spirit moves the folks.
Essentially this is expanded Free-form Rock with the accent on dialog between the four principals. Dunmall sounds terrific on soprano, wailing on top of the guitar-centric rhythmic outness, the thickly rolling bass and the variable throb of the post-DeJohnette variation Rock drumming. Quijano can get some very rapid-fire lines going.
“Yo Dale” moves away from the Funk-Rock of the first couple of tracks for an electronic tabla-chanter-electronics (digital delay?) om-ni-chronic trip.
Then there follows “Que Pasada,” giving space to some interesting bass a la post-Jaco and nicely phrased clarinet with some spacy guitar chords and a lighter, freely articulated pulse. “El Tango” makes use of electronic loops as a centering point around which are added some pointillistic pulsing and soprano post-Shorter toppings.
What strikes me when listening to this is how the lessons learned from electric Miles, Weather Report, and Mwandishi have been internalized and we now have a new generation of musical ensembles such as this one which build a Free structure on top of what has been done. The counterpoint is sharper, more rapid-fire and more sound-variably diverse in parts. Some of that development no doubt has to do with the rise of MIDI and other electronic technology, and software that allows for the creation of a wider, quicker reacting set of sounds. The other factor is that musician-improvisers who work in this realm have a heightened musical consciousness of what can go together. Their ears have collectively grown.
I won’t go further into a blow-by-blow on this one. Seventy-eight minutes of music. . . if you care to know more details you’ll get the CD. Suffice to say that Dunmall’s sax and Quijano’s bass are quite central to the success of this session, though it is an ensemble effort. A fine showpiece for what free-flowing electric/acoustic Rock and world-tinged avant garde music can be these days. Recommended if that appeals to you. Stay away if it doesn’t.
Grego Applegate Edwards oct - nov - dec 2011 cadence

 

01/08/2011 François Couture

ANTONIO QUIJANO QUARTET / Songs from Another Blue Planet (Slam Productions)
Le bassiste électrique Antonio Quijano présente un quartet incluant le saxo Paul Dunmall (de Mujician), le guitariste électrique Philip Gibbs et le batteur Marco Anderson. Deux sessions de jazz fusion improvisé, dont l’une à laquelle Antonio n’a pas pu assisté, mais a ajouté une partie de basse par la suite, en une prise. Ce disque brasse beaucoup, dans un style free-jazz-rock qui m’a souvent laissé sur ma faim ailleurs (je pense à quelques disques sous étiquette Moonjune et au 21st Century Bop de Marco Anderson chez Slam), mais ici, la recette tient. Il faut dire que Quijano est un bassiste fluide et imaginatif. Cela dit, je préfère Dunmall lorsqu’il est moins rangé.

Electric bassist Antonio Quijano presents a quartet featuring reedsman Paul Dunmall (of Mujician), electric guitarist Philip Gibbs, and drummer Marco Anderson. Two improvised fusion jazz sessions, one of which Antonio was unable to attend – he added in his bass parts later, in one-take overdubs. This records moves a lot of air, in a free-jazz-rock style that has often left me unsatisfied elsewhere (I’m thinking of a few titles on Moonjune Records and Anderson’s own 21st Century Bop on Slam), but here, the recipe holds up. Qujiano is a fluid and creative bassist, and that helps. However, Dunmall sounds too “straight” here.
François Couture http://blog.monsieurdelire.com/2011/08/2011-08-04-antonio-quijano-quartet.html




 

01/07/2011 Bruce Lee Gallanter,

ANTONIO QUIJANO QUARTET With PAUL DUNMALL/PHILIP GIBBS/MARCO ANDERSON - Songs From Another Blue Planet (Slam 285; UK) Antonio Quijano on electric bass, Paul Dunmall on soprano & tenor saxes, clarinet & bagpipe chanter, Philip Gibbs on electric guitar and Marco Anderson on tamboros electricos (drum machine). Most of you who read our weekly newsletter know the work of British reeds wiz Paul Dunmall and the great but under-recognized jazz guitar of Philip Gibbs. This quartet session was organized (Antonio) & produced (Marco) by the two rhythm section men, neither of whom I knew before this, although Mr. Anderson can be found on at least one Leo CD (# 479). It is pretty rare to hear Mr. Dunmall play with an electric bassist and a someone who plays drum machine. Oddly enough, this music is still pretty adventurous and pushes Dunmall & Gibbs into some odd areas. "Staggering" has a sly, somewhat funky groove with spiraling, serpent soprano from Dunmall and smokin' Hendrix-like fuzz/wah-wah guitar from Phil Gibbs, a sound I've never heard from him before. On "Yodalele", Dunmall plays his bagpipe chanter (double-reed) while Anderson plays some effective sampled tablas with a layer of hypnotic loops underneath. On each piece, the instrumentation and/or vibe changes so that we get to hear many different versions of the same quartet of creative men. Antonio Quijana is an impressive bassist, playing some quick and adventurous fretless lines and consistently working well with Anderson's ever-changing drum machine playing, as well as interacting with the saxes and/or guitar at a high level of craftiness. At some 78+ minutes, this is quite a long CD, yet the more I heard, the more I dug everything that this quartet has come up with. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery, July 2011

 

register | login

 

Shopping Basket

basket: 0 items (click to modify)

Total : £0.00

FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE

Once you have chosen your CD you can either buy online using a credit/debit card or pay by cheque if you prefer.
All cards are processed on a secure server with Thawte authentication
We accept Visa, Visa Debit, Mastercard, Switch, Solo, JCB

In a hurry? Hate filling in forms? Worried about the internet? Need help? Call us on 020 7724 2389

 

 

 

 

 

Church Hill FarmBEAUTIFUL HOLIDAY RENTAL IN THE WYE VALLEY
www.churchillfarm.co.uk