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Alex Ward

Right Here, Right Now

Label: Discus Music

Format: CD

Genre: Experimental

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"The album offers a varied collection of adventurous improvisations in different constellations. Underlining that Keeffe is a multi-sided, very inventive and inspired musician." - Dolf Mulder Vital Weekly

This first release from the dynamic trumpet player features Charlotte Keeffe in a number of configurations recorded mainly live over the last three years. The four Quartet recordings on the disk find Charlotte in her group with guitar, bass and drums – the music is melodic, soaring, incisive jazz. By contrast, the tracks with the venerable London Improvisers Orchestra find Charlotte in a conduction mode, spontaneously creating structures and textures from this very large group of players. The solo and duo tracks on the record highlight Charlotte’s love of live electronic transformation of her sound. Taken as a whole this collection sets out a varied musical stall for this exciting young player / composer.

In Charlotte's words: 'Right Here, Right Now is an exciting collaboration of over 60 improvising musicians and artists from all over the world! Including British stalwart improvising musicians Steve Beresford, Caroline Kraabel, John Edwards and vocalists Maggie Nicols and Phil Minton amongst the improvised textures of the large ensemble pieces (London Improvisers Orchestra). It’s been captured visually by sensational artist Gina Southgate, who created the artwork on the front and disc covers especially for this Discus Music release.

It’s always been a necessity for me to make music, but it feels like only recently that I’m truly allowing myself to just play, just be, in the right here, right now… When I’m improvising freely I feel the most connected to everything, the most creative, the most musical. I feel the most freedom. Right Here, Right Now is also the title of my first conduction with the London Improvisers Orchestra in 2019. Noizemaschin!! is an excerpt from my first freely improvised solo performance in 2017 at a concert series also called Noizemaschin!!

I’d love people to be inspired by the rawness of this music/album, its moments, its liveness… Right Here, Right Now is an invitation for people to explore a creative freedom of their own. Right Here, Right Now is for all.
 

Details
Cat. number: 107CD
Year: 2021
Notes:
Tracks 1, 4 and 8 were recorded live at The Cockpit Theatre in London, Jazz In The Round on the 25th March 2019. Track 2 was recorded at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2016. Tracks 6 and 9 were recorded live in 2019. Track 7 was recorded live in 2017.

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