- 1. SLEEPING DOWN HILL (27:15)
- 2. LEANING UP (23:20)
- 3. COURTESY OF NONE (05:44)
Cello – Hannah Marshall
Piano – Veryan Weston
Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Ingrid Laubrock
Haste is a improvising trio that has been in existence for a few years. This Barcelona concert shows how well they create together. Pianist Veryan Weston has been a leading member of the London improvisation scene for decades with numerous releases on Emanem and elsewhere. Cellist Hannah Marshall is a newer arrival who is already much in demand. Both have also been involved in pre-composed music. Saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock has been a part of the London jazz scene since she arrived here around 20 years ago, but has been moving in somewhat freer circles since her recent move to New York City. Together they improvise chamber music of the highest order. 56 minutes.
Excerpts from sleeve notes:
I believe music (when it’s honest) explains itself, and my love and respect for these three musicians discredits me as an objective critic. That’s why I’ll leave all the inspired musical analysis to ‘professionals’ and I will (very briefly and roughly) present another side of the unique phenomenon occurring here.
Someday in the past, these three sensitive and intelligent human beings decided to start creating together, invoking the present through sound like an ancient ritual. From time to time they meet somewhere around the world and form a very small but wonderfully civilised tribe of three. Three individuals equally shamans, farmers, hunters, warriors, children, mothers, fathers, animals, rivers, trees, rocks, particles, voids, energies, planets, galaxies… the three of them playing all the roles with no distinction, with a delicious and exuberant anarchy, in order to invoke the game of LIFE, the here and now, elusive raw material of past and future.
This recording contains a part of one of these rituals: the music captured by this trio in that specific time and space. But somehow it also contains an intricate skein of events, relations, encounters and circumstances that made their own ritual to bring these musicians to this part of the Mediterranean.
On the 9th of February 2011 Haste got together in Barcelona to share with us their idiosyncratic art and humanity. We shared with them some wine, paella, calçots and the beauty of this city. The audience at the auditorium became also a small privileged tribe, gathered to witness this exotiquotidian miracle of generosity and common creativity offered by Hannah, Ingrid and Veryan.
Now, to make the phenomenon even more complex and fascinating, thanks to this CD you might be able to have an inkling of all these facts by listening to the music, making it yours, here and now, but also tomorrow.
JAVIER CARMONA (2011)