Saturday, January 14, 2023

KONSTRUkT with PETER BRÖTZMANN – Eklisia Sunday (reissue LP-2016)




Label: Holidays Records – HOL-095
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition / Country: Italy / Released: Jul 2016
Style: Free Jazz, Free Improvisation
Recorded at Eklisia, Gümüşlük, Bodrum on the 15th of May, 2011.
Feat. Hüseyin Ertunç, Doğan Doğusel, Barlas Tan Özemek
Limited Edition of 350 copies
Artwork – Canedicoda
Mastered By – Rafal Drewniany
Recorded By – Barlas Tan Özemek, Umut Çağlar
Contact Info: Via Tolmezzo 12/4, 20132 Milano, Italia
Matrix / Runout (Side 1 runout, etched): HOL-095 A K PB
Matrix / Runout (Side 2 runout, etched): HOL-095 B K PB

side 1
A1  -  I, II ................................................................................................................... 14:13
A2  -  III ....................................................................................................................... 9:12

side 2
B1  -  IV .................................................................................................................... 12:35
B2  -  V ....................................................................................................................... 9:41

Personnel:
Peter Brötzmann / tenor & alto saxophones, clarinet
Korhan Futaci / tenor & soprano saxophones
Hüseyin Ertunç / acoustic piano, küstüfon, gong
Barlas Tan Özemek / electric guitar
Umut Çağlar / electric guitar
Doğan Doğusel / double bass, küstüfon
Özün Usta / double bass, djembe, gong, bells 
Korhan Argüden / drums, old k zildjian cymbals


Free jazz outfit KonstruKt might be considered the most evolved improvisational band working in jazz today. They were founded in Istanbul, not in the hotbeds of jazz, London, New York, Chicago, Wuppertal, or Krakow, their isolation is the key to their success. Although this band was formed in 2008, their free jazz ears date back to the 1960s. The band has absorbed the lessons of John Coltrane's Interstellar Space (Impulse!, 1967), Peter Brötzmann's Machine Gun (FMP, 1968), and more recent works by Ivo Perelman, William Parker, and Joe McPhee.

Eklisia Sunday was recorded live in front of a small audience on May 15th, 2011 at Eklisia - an old chapel built in the 17th century in Gümüşlük, a small village near Bodrum. This improvisation features the KonstruKt collective with Peter Brötzmann, their guest from a 2008 recording Dolunay (re:konstruKt, 2010). The quartet's basic lineup of Korhan Futaci (saxophone), Umut Çağlar (electric guitar), Özün Usta (bass), and Korhan Argüden (drums) is augmented here by an additional bassist, guitar, piano, and saxophone.




This large-ish ensemble, to KonstruKt's credit, makes much more than noisy energy jazz. The music is presented in four lengthy parts, each with a nuggets (maybe blocks) of artful music making. The LP opens with a saxophone (it's Futaci) wandering among his quartet before Usta's djembe drum sets the pulse. While the large ensemble slowly joins in, the structure of the piece remains. A coherent groove and consistent energy is sustained, as the piece burns itself into exhaustion, some gentle guitar notes are played over delicate reed work. This recording is divided into five parts is a nomadic opus. The piece sustains a shamanistic energy through percussion, bells, double electric guitars, and ever-spiraling- upward saxophones. The rhapsodic vibe throughout organizes and highlights this excellent date. Peter Brötzmann is in top form...    I recommend...!

(Review by M. C.)



If you find it, buy this album!

33 comments:

  1. KONSTRUkT with PETER BRÖTZMANN – Eklisia Sunday (reissue LP-2016)
    Vinyl Rip/FLAC-192+Artwork (686.31 MB MB)



    You can get the download link exclusively through:
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    Regards.

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  2. Thanks, & happy new year Vitko!

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  3. Hi Peter, all the best!
    HAPPY NEW YEAR...!!!

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  4. many thanks for all KONSTRUkT and ...

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  5. Happy New Year!
    I hope youre doing fine.
    This Konstrukt material is amazing.
    Thank you very much.

    JRAC

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  6. Happy New Year! Thanks!!!

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  7. Great job! Many thanks and HNY!

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  8. I am thrilled to be hearing this. Thank so much!

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  9. Grateful for these! Such interesting music.

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  10. Mind an earblowing music. I would like to see these guys live in concert.
    Thanks

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  11. Thanks very much. Just astounding Creative Improvised Music!!

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  12. As always, great choice, Vitko.
    This session is killer. Brötzmann and company are on the offensive. Thanks!
    ...And yes, big kudos to you for the excellent presentation and sound.

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  13. Many thanks for the latest three uploads.

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  14. Such great music, many thanks, Vitko!

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  15. Thank you so much! All the best!!

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  16. Marvellous, great for waking up on a cold January morning, John C

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  17. Just downloading! Waiting to listen to this
    Many thanks Vitko

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  18. thx Vitko ! nice to get this album, cheers! deespace

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  19. Thanks Vitko for your effort ...great album.

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  20. Thanks Vikto, great work!

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  21. Many thanks for keeping up your work. I would love to hear Giger/Lenz/Marron - Where the Hammer Hangs, if you have that.

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  22. Thanks for amazing album!

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  23. Thank You Vitko. Of these three, Konstrukt with Brotzmann is my favorite

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  24. Merci Vikto pour ce blog très riche en découvertes.

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  25. Thanks once more Vitko. I'll have Konstrukt on my brain for a while. Great!

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  26. Hello Vitko, thank you very much for the three Konstrukt albums. It took me a while to listen to them all. It gave me a lot of pleasure listening to them and again I got new listening experiences. I can't decide which one I like best. All three are exceptional and unique in their way. In any case, excellent music again, as always with your selection.

    Uwe

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