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ZYFT (Felixbrodt / Taubenfeld / Zwerver): Triangle Moments (Creative Sources)

The sophomore release for the acoustic free improvising Amsterdam trio of Ziv Taubenfeld on bass clarinet, Henk Zwerver on guitar, and Maya Felixbrodt on viola, upping the intensity in a set of abstract improvisations of an active nature using unorthodox and extended techniques; upbeat and often exciting collective discourse that leads to great moments of individual expression.
 

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Maya Felixbrodt-viola

Ziv Taubenfeld-bass clarinet

Henk Zwerver-acoustic guitar


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UPC: 5609063407907

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs790
Squidco Product Code: 34108

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Splendor, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on June 4th, 2023, by Marc Schots.

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"Zyft - Henk Zwerver (acoustic guitar), Ziv Taubenfeld (bass clarinet) & Maya Felixbrodt (viola) - returns as well with Triangle Moments, just recorded in Amsterdam in June. The result is a more assertive & intricate trio interaction than for their first album, Midnight Tea Suite (favored here in April 2019, part of a rambling survey of Zwerver on Creative Sources...). Given the instrumentation then, there's a clear parallel to Hunt at the Brook Again & its review here earlier this month. One might even suggest some evocations of nostalgia in each case, more for the first album from the latter trio, and then Zyft's first outing still evoked more of a hint of rock/genre.

So the "Zyft" name also suggests something unimportant, and it'd be difficult to assert that the trio really reaches for expression beyond itself (or beyond the everyday), but the forging of an egalitarian three-way interaction remains worthwhile in itself (as is the everyday...). Indeed Triangle Moments builds to a more unusual texture by the end, incorporating more extended technique, so there's still a sense of exploration.... (Although Zwerver has been relatively quiet since that prior batch of recordings, Taubenfeld has continued to raise his profile, e.g. with a Clean Feed leader album, while Felixbrodt is still someone I've heard only with this unit.... And viola does again bring some of the most intense & distinctive interjections here.)

So there's some intensity at times, including to start, but generally more of a three-way conversation, perhaps one musician briefly taking the lead, soon back to a very collective feel & to composite (& contrapuntal, often pointillist around guitar) activity: The conversational style can quickly put the listening mind abuzz, but also opens up with time for more space to think. The compact Triangle Moments thus seems to invite a sort of local, yet far-ranging, "political" debate."-Todd McComb, Jazz Thoughts


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Artist Biographies

"Maya Felixbrodt (born 9 April 1986 in Jerusalem, Israel, residing in Amsterdam, Netherlands) plays viola, composes, draws faces, makes large-scale collages, dances, researches movement and music, makes performance art, sings, improvises, makes videos, writes about her dreams, writes poetry, performs as a soloist and with ensembles, and initiates and takes part in many musical and interdisciplinary collaborations, including her ensembles Zvov, 32, and GHOM. She is also the curator of Synzine, a magazine for musical games."

-BAK Online (https://www.bakonline.org/person/maya-felixbrodt/)
5/28/2024

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"Born in Israel in 1986, Ziv Taubenfeld is a young, up-and-coming talent on bass clarinet and one of the best improvisers around at the moment. He first studied in Israel, then in the Netherlands. He lives in Amsterdam and has worked with, among others, drummer Han Bennink, clarinetist Ab Baars and composer-pianist Guus Janssen. Taubenfeld is currently the leader of the trio Bones whose other members are his childhood friends: drummer Nir Sabag and bassist Shay Hazan. Taubenfeld also plays with the bands Kuhn Fu, Plots and XPE. Hazan is also from Israel and studied at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Drummer Sabag trained at the Israel Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv. The trio's self-titled debut album was released in 2016. The second release by this Netherlands-based group is expected later this year."

-North Sea Jazz (http://www.northseajazz.com/en/program/2017/sunday-9-july/23817-ziv-taubenfeld-bones-trio/#.WdauloZryV4)
5/28/2024

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Henk Zwerver is a Netherlands based guitarist and improviser. He has participated in groups Strings5 and Zwerv, and has performed with Raoul van der Weide, George Hadow, Ziv Taubenfeld, and Luis Vicente.

-Squidco 5/28/2024

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Track Listing:



1. First Move 5:12

2. Narration Soignee 11:58

3. Variation I 7:15

4. Algorythmic Animals 2:33

5. Dance 3:53

6. Breath Of Fresh Air 6:12

Related Categories of Interest:


Creative Sources
Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
Collective Free Improvsation
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
Trio Recordings
New in Improvised Music

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