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2-5 days
Genre
Jazz, Contemporary
Label
ECM
Released
January 15, 2016

Format: Compact Disc

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Description

After two exemplary ECM discs in the company of Andy Sheppard, Michel Benita has an album with his own group, Ethics, marking his label debut as a leader.

The Ethics band is international, and the Algiers-born bassist leads a line-up comprised of a flugelhornist from Fribourg, Switzerland, a koto player from Tokyo, a guitarist from Drøbak, Norway, and a French drummer who once lived in Turkey as a member of the Istanbul Symphony. The group's music, correspondingly, flows - like the glistening river of the title - beyond borders.

Alongside his own compositions and a piece by Mieko Miyazaki, Benita includes a tune from Northumbrian piper Kathryn Tickell and one from Norwegian composer and organist Eyvind Alnæs (1872-1932). A strongly lyrical tendency prevails, Mathieu Michel's graceful flugelhorn foregrounded, with koto, bass and drums interacting creatively at the band's core. Colours of folk and colours of jazz are blended in Michel Benita's writing, multi-idiomatic in a very natural way. Eivind Aarset's guitars and what Benita calls "organic electronics" gently envelop the music. The whole sound-picture is finely-realized in the responsive acoustics of the Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI, Lugano, where 'River Silver' was recorded in April 2015, with Manfred Eicher producing.

Benita favours long-term musical associations. Ethics has existed for five years already, with unchanged personnel and the players in the group have also collaborated in other contexts. Michel Benita and Eivind Aarset work regularly together in Andy Sheppard's quartet ? as on the critically-acclaimed album 'Surrounded By Sea' ? and the guitarist is also a member of a quintet led by Matthieu Michel. Matthieu has also worked with Michel Benita in bands large and small, while Benita and drummer Philippe Garcia have also often worked in tandem, and appear together on recordings of, for instance, trumpeter Erik Truffaz.

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Key Value
Catalogue number 4759393
Barcode 0602547593931
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 120g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 143mm x 11mm x 128mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Back From The Moon -
2. River Silver -
3. I See Altitudes -
4. Off The Coast -
5. Yeavering -
6. Toonari -
7. Hacihi Gatsu -
8. Lykken -
9. Snowed In -