Sensations Of Tone
Ellery Eskelin: Tenor Saxophone
Christian Weber: Bass
Michael Griener: Drums
Recorded February 15, 2016, by Jon Rosenberg at Systems TwoStudios, Brooklyn, NY.
Mixed and mastered by Willy Strehler and Christian Weber at Studio Klangdach, Guntershausen.
Cover art: Herbert Alexander Basilewski. Graphic design: Jonas Schoder.
Photo: Marcel Meier. Liner notes: Ellery Eskelin.
Executive Production by Anja Illmaier. Produced and published by Intakt Records, Patrik Landolt.
Intakt CD 276 / 2017
|The trio with Ellery Eskelin, Christian Weber and Michael Griener presents an extraordinary album: on Sensations Of Tone the New York saxophonist, the Berlin drummer and the Swiss bassist play Free Music as well as Traditional Jazz. “We dug more deeply into our improvisations and looked directly at this shared affinity for early jazz”, Ellery Eskelin writes in the liner notes. The Eskelin-Weber-Griener trio does not fuse the individual ways of playing, it alternates and contrasts. Each of the beautiful standards «Shreveport Stomp», «China Boy», «Moten Swing» and «Ain’t Misbehavin’» is followed by free improvisations. Ellery Eskelin writes: “Separating these performances (rather than mixing them) exposed the ways in which the same «tones» can elicit very different «sensations». And depending upon your own subjective views, despite the obvious differences, there may well be unexpected similarities to be found.” A wonderful music, beyond categories.|