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Bertrand Denzler


Label: Potlatch

Format: CD

Genre: Jazz

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Bertrand Denzler tenor saxophone. Recorded by Christophe Hauser on february 21st, 2010. 'As well as being part of such improvisation ensembles as Hubbub, Trio Sowari and Propagations Sax Quartet, Bertrand Denzler, who plays the tenor saxophone, also records solo music. Each of the three lengthy pieces on Tenor use a single note which are subsequently layered. Not by repeating them on the computer, like say Phill Niblock would do this, but by adding small variations in how he plays them. In Filters he uses a short repetition, while in Signals, the intervals are longer and thus bringing in more peace to the piece. Perhaps the most interesting piece is the final one, called Airtube, in which he explores the saxophone in its entirety, by blowing into the various parts of the instrument, and not just the mouthpiece. While the whole thing has a rather tranquil feel to it, I must say its quite demanding music. Its minimal music, but not the US variation. Denzler stays close to the improvisation music with his playing technique and its just how he plays that, well controlled, never riding a wrong course, and thoroughly exploring what he sets out to explore. I am known not to be the biggest lover of the instrument, but if there is more like this, I like to have it.' Frans de Waard - Vital Weekly - January 2011
Cat. number: P 210
Year: 2011