Like Thelonious Monk,
Perry revisits and reinterprets his and others' compositions. Some
of the pieces on "Still Traveling" have been recorded
before, but these are no mere rehashes of old ideas. The varied
tunes come from all stages of Perry's career, and each one tells
a compelling story ... [more]
Christoph Adams - piano, vocals
Ed Schuller - bass
Ernst Bier - drums
in D Minor
Robinson / words Ronnie Khan
are too good
Robinson / words Ronnie Khan
at the Bo
and mastered at On Air Tonstudio, Berlin April 1999
Engineer : Ahmed Chouraqui
Producer : Ernst Bier / Ulli Blobel
: Arjen Veldt
Ernst Bier plays Bosphorus cymbals
Thanks to Gunther Kortwich Film-Ton-Technik Berlin for the sounds we used on "Atomic Twist" and "Buzzin at the Bo".
Thanks to Hahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin and Marie Haltod for the real Geiger-Counter sound at the end of "Atomic Twist".
Mp3 - Listen to the tracks of the CD.......
Monk, Perry revisits and reinterprets his and others' compositions.
Some of the pieces on Still Traveling have been recorded before,
but these are no mere rehashes of old ideas. The varied tunes come
from all stages of Perry's career, and each one tells a compelling
I will follow
maestro Perry Robinson's lead and refer to this as The Perry
Robinson Quartet: Phase Two. Phase One lasted from 1984 to 1996,
and produced three CD's: the live set Nightmare Island (West
Wind, 1988), and the studio dates Call to the Stars (West
Wind, 1990) and Angelology (Timescraper, 1996). Following Angelology and a European tour, pianist Simon Nabatov went
on to pursue his own projects and was replaced by Christoph Adams,
who had been playing in a trio with Ed Schuller and Ernst Bier for
several years. Adams proved to be an easy fit for the group.
"It's a nice
evolution to the Quartet," says Perry. "Simon was so strong, he
made me a better player, but now Christoph brings something different
to the band." Though he is a strong two-fisted player who can produce
sonic booms as needed, Adams adds an introspective vibe to the proceedings.
He also brings
his voice. Christoph is active in Germany as a vocalist as well
as a keyboardist in commercial music, and his vocal talents are
featured on three selections on this disk, adding a new dimension
to Perry's music and to the palette of the Quartet.
Schuller, now the most musically outspoken member of the band, has
come to the fore since Nabatov's departure. His manic energy is
a foil for the more polite musings of Robinson and Adams. Ernst
Bier, caught in the middle, balances these conflicting impulses
with ease. The drummer has known Perry for over 25 years, and it
was their friendshipthat formed the core of the group.
Above it all
floats Robinson, still the 'sui generis' master of his own idiom.
Whether you are looking for an endless array of composed music,
an utterly original improvisational voice, or simply a gateway to
other worlds of sound and consciousness, Perry Robinson is one-stop
shopping. Phase Two of the Perry Robinson Quartet is a joyful
continuation of this singular musician's most personal vehicle of