Johannes Bauer - trombone
Peter Jacquemyn - double bass
Mark Sanders - drums
Not Two 2011
Take Kris Wanders who bends the saxophone notes every possible wa, consequently squeezing every ounce of furious sonic frictions with tons of distortion and vibrato, he's furious, his playing is almost pure instinct. Unstoppable power of nature.
No need to (try to) tell the twists and turns of the ride. Although any sort of description wouldn't be really any spoiler, would it? They go for it. It's intense. It's wild. It's ferocious. Mostly dark. And still will surprise you here and there with some off the hat enigmatic sound-plays, or jovial (hint of) melody. They keep you well on your toes throughout. (Just one spoiler maybe - the sax solo in the latter half of the "Uwaga" is just killing, tenor's on fire).
It's a raw and juicy free-jazz heavy stake. No salad. If you're up for this kind of meal, this one is just what you're looking for. Comes with chef's recommendation.
ps. the album title refers to a short story by Hugo Raes (one of the major dutch writers of 20th centyry) to whom the album is dedicated.