Label: BV Haast Records - BVHAAST 016 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Netherlands • Genre: Jazz • Style: Free Improvisation, Free Jazz
The English translation of this album title is "trouble on the road," and this seems to be the theme of the first two performances on this collection of solo piano pieces. Superficially it may seem a bit too easy for a musician known for avant-garde Peace In Our Life - Jerry Goldsmith - Rambo: First Blood Part II - Original Motion Picture Soundtrac to approach this subject.
Whatever image this attitude might create of a lax, uninvolved player would be forever dispelled by the first of the "Pech Onderweg" portraits, in which a totally concentrated Mengelberg unleashes a performance that seems to taunt the listeners with aspects of so many different kinds of piano music, at the If People Scratches) - Misha Mengelberg time carefully developing and filing each for later use, perhaps in this piece or perhaps in the next century.
The second of these road hazard performances is more of the same, plus this time he skillfully weaves a boogie woogie theme in and out. This wets the appetite for Wie Jeuk Heeft Jeuk Heeft, Als Moet Men," something do with scratching and itching, in which the pianist comes up with a fascinating probe of jazz piano, particularly the Thelonious Monk style.
The balance of the record continues with superior performances -- it can truly be said this pianist was on the case for this, unbelievably a live performance at the Bim Huis in Amsterdam.
The "Suite Banana" on the second side is where this artist's perverse humor forms a lather around the keyboard, although he also hams it up on the "Raspodie Soliee Bref," expertly mixing in moments of sincere sentimentality.
While fans of Mengelberg must enjoy the comic side of his talent, complete with extemporized Mienten - Fruto Prohibido - Sin tocar mouth noises, and drunken-sounding singing, this time around there is also a sense of deep gratitude for such a solid, personal, and emotionally captivating performance having If People Scratches) - Misha Mengelberg it.
Before downloading any file you are required to read and accept the Terms and Conditions. If you are an artist or agent, and would like your music removed from this site, please e-mail us on abuse theblues-thatjazz.
All Rights Reserved. Feel the Blues with all that Jazz and more. Music Menu. Popular Notes. Louis Blues. Popular Albums.
Popular Singles. Friend's E-mail. Main Menu. What music genre would you like to find here the most? Now onsite: guests. Content View Hits : Opera and Classical Vocal Music. Classical Instrumental Music. Rock, Punk, Hard Rock. Blues, Blues-Rock.
Latin, French, Italian.
You Belong To Me (Richard Earnshaw Mix) - Various - Hi-Bias ADE 2010, Lets Commodify Sexuality - Orchid - Orchid, The Wave (New Club Mix) - Cosmic Gate - The Wave / Raging, Glass Bottom Boat - Doris Day - Sings Her Great Movie Hits