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The Braxtornette Project

by Die Hochstapler

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This release presents the evolution of our work of the last two years in four parts on 2 CDs.

The first part can be seen as the starting point, with a “classical” approach of both composers, playing their more jazzistic compositions.

The second part is one long “suite”, combining very different ideas but with a pre-defined structure, getting away from the conventional theme-solo-theme structure, superimposing compositions and exploring the quartet formation as one improvising unity.

The third part is an open structure, collage and games, where the very concrete material of the compositions become abstract, a game of time and length and speed, repetition and singularity, where the simplicity of the “rules” allow us to be more and more free.

The last part has been recorded at the Umlaut Berlin Festival 2013, augmenting the group by the great quartet Peeping Tom, an homage to the large ensemble compositions of Ornette Coleman and Anthony Braxton.



released October 23, 2013

All compositions by Ornette Coleman and Anthony Braxton.
Pierre Borel : alto saxophone
Louis Laurain : trumpet
Antonio Borghini : double bass
Hannes Lingens : drums
On part 4 with :
Pierre-Antoine Badaroux : alto saxophone
Axel Dörner : trumpet
Joel Grip : double bass
Antonin Gerbal : drums
On part 1 (replacing Hannes Lingens) :
Tobias Backhaus : drums

Recording : Wendel and Sowieso, Berlin . 2011 and 2013 (parts I and III) / Hagenfesten, Dala-Floda . 2012 (part II) / Ballhaus Ost, Berlin . 2013 (part IV)
Engineering and mixing : Pierce Warnecke (parts I and III) and Christoph Schlimbach (parts II and IV)
Mastering : Pierce Warnecke


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Umlaut Records Paris, France

Umlaut is a music collective born in 2004 in Stockholm, which then opened two branches in Berlin and Paris.

« Transformation of sound » is the motto around which they gathered to produce records, organize concerts, discover new artists and play music together.

The collective works to spread a music that is too rarely shared and discovered.
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