NEWS

In this issue:

Humanes new trio! vocals, strings and drums
+ Reviews Antimufa, BBC
+ More

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..."This is not the usual way for latin jazz, I rather hear classical latinamerican styles such as tango and bolero mixed with contemporary and improvised music... a good example of the way in which improvisation brings new life into a tradition.

the music is greatly enriched by all these influences…  And Méndez is a beauty of a singer” 


Live @ Pletterij || Ben Taffijn - DraaiOmJeOren - Aug 2020




Working against all odds in these pandemic times we succeed to make these videos, please check them out.


 
Fuensanta Méndez (México): vocals & double bass
Guillermo Celano (Arg/NL): guitar
Marc Baggiani (Arg): drums

Where intuition and awareness play together, voices, drums, and strings mingle in a freedom dance.
Fresh, riotous, rooted, sometimes abstract, sometimes avant-garde or wacky, always beating.
Argentinian rhythms, Mexican boleros and originals seasoned with soundscapes, poetry, absurdism, improvisation and a non-challant postmodern approach.
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+ Para los hispano parlantes: Un argentino en Europa de Norberto Tallón


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Martín Sued Bandoneon, Natalio Sued Clarinets, Guillermo Celano Guitar, Adán Mizrahi Double Bass, Marcos Baggiani Drums

+ last year Antimufa released a new album in a full house at Bimhuis.

The new album Grillos featuring Martín Sued on bandoneon got two more reviews:


"Antimufa brings us an Argentinian narrative in nine unique stories of contemporary fairy tales and pure passion. 

Grillos is a source of inspiration."

september 2019 -Robin Arends - www.jazzradar.com


“…splendid melodies and beautiful interplay... a wonderful example of the relationship between Latin American tradition and jazz…”

Ben Taffijn - DraaiOmJeOren- Aug 2020


Antimufa music is now digitally distributed by Audio Maze.
You can listen to it here or get the CD here.

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+ Another release from last year got an interesting review by Fernando Rios:


"Excellent music on this remarkable, delicate work with no empty words. 

A journey beyond talent through one of those albums that reward with unveiled surprises every new listening. 

Where is our home? BBC Trio wonders. They answered it themselves. In the music my friends… In the music."

ArgentJazz // Fernando Rios // 7/11/19


You may listen to it or buy it here


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+ My song "Inferno Baby", recorded with my trio Badenhorst/Baggiani/Celano got into this list on Spotify:


Such a honor to be sounding with my trio next to Andrew Cyrille, Joe McPhee, John Butcher, Don Byron, Charles Gayle, Roscoe Michell, Dave Holland and many others...

Above all thanks to Guillermo and Joachim for the music!!
Coming September we will get in the studio again to record new material with a special guest on piano: Wolfert Brederode.

This collaboration had already being on stage last year in Paradox, Tilburg, fortunately we've got a sharp review of that concert:

"The amalgam of styles and the genre-bending are characteristic of this group of musicians. Musical categories are abandoned and boundaries overruled.
Surprisingly, pianist Wolfert Brederode has been added to the trio. 
This is remarkable ... the ECM artist is a breed improviser who holds up tightly within this remarkable combo. His contributions are adventurous and effective "

Concert review - Louis Obbens, 5.10.19 - DraaiOmJeOren

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For all coming concerts and performances please check my agenda!
To see more about the bands and related links please click in bands/projects

Thanks a lot for being here!!!

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NEWS

NEW RELEASE 2019 & PRESENTATION!!!


CD Presentation October 2019

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Oct 25 |  BBCJamboree, Barcelona. Catalunya.

Oct 24 | BBC, Bilbaina, Bilbao, País Vasco (ES)

Gorka Benitez – Saxo tenor
Guillermo Celano – guitarra
Marc Baggiani – batería

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Iman Spaargaren's Undercurrent trio new release
High Tide - Low Tide



Coming dates!
Nov 8 | Splendor, Amsterdam
Nov 10 | Concerto, Amsterdam
Nov 17 | Twee Spieghels, Leiden
Dec 6 |  De Jazz Brouwerij, Alkmaar

"Listen to the Coltranesque sound of Iman Spaargaren, which is really molded into his own voice, to the quirky and humorous art of improvisation by Guillermo Cerano and to the overwhelming percussion rummage of Marcos Baggiani. 
Here, the present and the future are safeguarded"
Rinus van der Heijden, Jazznu.com || 2019

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In this issue:

+ Antimufa special collaboration and new album
The Ambush Party Cumbia in the Bimhuis
+ Badenhorst/Baggiani/Celano new video, dates and reviews
+ Iman Spaargaren's Undercurrent trio new release and tour
+ More


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Martín Sued Bandoneon, Natalio Sued Clarinets, Guillermo Celano Guitar, Adán Mizrahi Double Bass, Marcos Baggiani Drums
Antimufa's release show last June was a serious business (not to say a blast!).

A full house at the Bimhuis and an engaged audience were the perfect ingredients for a focused and pristine concert.

The new album Grillos features Martín Sued, a master improviser and virtuoso bandoneon player from Buenos Aires.

Antimufa music is now digitally distributed by Audio Maze.

You can listen to it here or get the CD here.



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The Ambush Party  is playing their unique discombobulated Cumbia at Bimhuis, closing the 3rd day of the 12 points festival in Amsterdam.

After that and while preparing the material for our 3rd album, TAP will be back at "The Space is the Place". Keep an Eye on it!

The Ambush Party are: Natalio Sued on tenor sx, clrnt and vocals; Oscar Jan Hoogland on piano and shouts; Harald Austbö  on cello and vocals and yours truly on drums and moos.


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We are still presenting our recent release Lili & Marleen on Clean Feed Records.

After playing last season at Jazz in 't Park Festival and Kroegentocht Fest in Belgium, Jazz Atelier in Austria, Bimhuis, PlusEtage, De Pletterij and Molen de Ster in the Nederlands; we are preparing for the coming dates:

Oct 27 | Celano/Badenhorst/BaggianiThe Machinist, Rotterdam.
Oct 25 | C.B.G feat. Gorka Benitez Jamboree, Barcelona. Gorka Benitez: t sax & flute
Oct 24 | C.B.G feat. Gorka Benitez Bilbaina, Bilbao (ES)
Oct 23 | C.B.G feat. Gorka Benitez, Lekeitio Jazz Club, Bilbaina (ES)
Oct 6 | Celano/Badenhorst/BaggianiInverdam, Zaandam.
27 | Celano/Badenhorst/Baggiani feat. Wolbert Brederode, Paradox, Tilburg. Wolter Brederode: piano

Meanwhile, Lili & Marleen got some nice reviews and this video of our concert last June during the Trytone 20 Festival at Bimhuis (edited by yours truly)

“…refined soundscapes treated in such a way that a delicious, almost non-abstract happiness remains.” Jazzism ****1/2 Ken Vos #01- 2019

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Lili & Marleen is a beautiful continuation of a discography that these gentlemen can be proud of.
The new album, which is released by the Portuguese label Clean Feed, elaborates on previous work, but it all sounds more intense, compact and mature.
The trio is perfectly capable of turning inside out a famous song like Lili Marleen (the WW II classic ‘Lili Marleen’)...
  JazzFlits, Herman Te Loo, NL

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The sound of the trio is almost like their presence itself, deeply human. Together, they create a unique music world in which we can trip through time amid our own emotions”  Sightsong, (JP)

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“Their catchy tempos and deep melodic reveries present an approachable demeanour, but it isn’t long before wild divergences and curious eruptions of volatility take over, leaving a paradoxical amalgamation of just what is what. The resulting confusion is the source of this album’s charm.The perpetual challenge of reconciling the embraceable passages with those more abrupt and acerbic is a limitless source of fun and intrigue” Birth is the worm, D Sumner, (U.S.A).

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“This is smart and interesting music. Modern jazz with a very open perspective.
The three artists meet for a wonderful journey through the land of music, touching on a number of musical influences through their compositions, and adding joyous improvisations welcoming other cultures and people and sounds into their idiom. The music is genre-bending, with little tunes and compositions that sound vaguely familiar, as if taken from our common unconscious and reformatted into something more modern and exciting.”
 Free jazz Blog ****1⁄2 Stef Gijssels, Jan 2019 (BE)




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“You hear 3 sound magicians who, to their heart's content, search for the unexplored areas, looking for the ultimate structures that can give them and the listener the necessary pleasure. Anyone who has already wandered around the labyrinths of these borderline sound manipulators should definitely experience the band live. Let's talk jazz G T Briquet. Dec 2018, (BE)

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“Playful and capricious. Marcos Baggiani, Guillermo Celano and Joachim Badenhorst work together on a unique balance of composition and improvisation that feels as recognisable as strange. That in turn ensures that you, as a listener, are also forced to keep on raising your ears and discovering that special synergy.” Enola - Guy Peters - 11 jan 2019

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“Playful Jazz from Amsterdam.
The music was eclectic and postmodern and the result was a quite blatantly applause. Some compositions come from their own pen, while others are finely crafted from pieces by such diverse authors as Misha Mengelberg or the modern classic György Ligeti.
Conclusion: A fine, in the best sense entertaining concert with musicians, which you will surely hear in the next years at the big European festivals”

Live concert - Nachrichten(A), 20 jan 2019

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+ Iman Spaargaren's Undercurrent trio new release
High Tide - Low Tide
Coming dates!
3 okt Roode Bioscoop, Amsterdam
1, 2, 3 november Mol België
8 nov splendor, Amsterdam
10 nov Concerto, Amsterdam
17 nov Twee Spieghels leiden


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For all coming concerts and performances please check my agenda!
To see more about the bands and related links please click in bands/projects


Thanks a lot for being here!!!

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NEWS

In this issue:

Badenhorst/Baggiani/Celano new release and tour
Jerboah German/Dutch tour was a blast
+ The Ambush Party Cumbia series in De Ruimte 
+ extras



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Our release concert at Jazz in 't Park in Ghent was a big success and we are looking forward to our coming tour.




February 
1 | Molen de ster, Utrecht.
January 
26 |  De Pletterij - Haarlem (NL)
19 | Plus Etage (Barle Nassau-NL) with Special Guest John-Dennis Renken in Trumpet.
18 | Bimhuis, Amsterdam.
17 | City Art Rotterdam.








‘Lili & Marleen’ is a beautiful continuation of a discography that these gentlemen can be proud of.

The new album, which is released by the Portuguese label Clean Feed, elaborates on previous work, but it all sounds more intense, compact and mature. 

The trio is perfectly capable of turning inside out a famous song  like Lili Marleen (the WW II classic ‘Lili Marleen’)… Herman Te Loo, JazzFlits sept 2018, NL

CleanFeed, Spotify,

Guillermo made this beautiful videos of few of the songs
Inferno Baby, Pupupo pupo, Abel & Cain



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Jerboah's summer tour 2018 was an incredibly dazzling and rich experience.
We have been really lucky to play for so many beautiful people and enjoyed the german hospitality.

After the LP release party at Noorderlicht (Amsterdam) and In-Store concerts at Concerto (Amsterdam) and Plato (Apeldoorn and Deventer) Jerboah hit de road:




An LP including both EPs remastered "Gnaw" and "Bristly". (Both available on CD)

Brechtje van Dijk | voice, synth, Sarah Jeffery | recorders, voice, Josephine Bode | recorders, voice, Dodo Kis | Ewi, recorders, voice; Jornt Duyx | guitar, synth, voice, Marcos Baggiani | drums

If you want to listen to it, please click here.

Jerboah // Pathological (official video)





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The Ambush Party  is playing the Cumbia repertoire in The Space is the Place-Doek series at De Ruimte, spanning from last November till May 2019
The coming concerts are January 11, April 12 and May 10
We are recording these concerts to make what it will become our 3rd album!!

N Sued -t sx, clrnt, vocals; O J Hoogland -pno, Harald Austbö -cllo, M B -dr

The Ambush Party playing Misha Mengelberg 's "Wij gaan naar de Italiaan"





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EAR's session video of a magic improv

Ákos Nagy // live electronics, Niels Brouwer // guitar, Dodó Kis // recorders, Marcos Baggiani // drums





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For all coming concerts and performances please check my agenda!
To see more about the bands and related links please click in bands/projects


Thanks a lot for being here!!!

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NEWS



+ Jerboah  LP release party + Frauenfelder / DJ JUHA !!!

July 6th at Noorderlicht (Amsterdam)
Our new EP "Gnaw" will come out as the A side of a LP with a remastered version of "Bristly" (the previous one) on the B side.
Also both will be available on CD now, with bonus tracks and musical surprises.

Brechtje van Dijk | voice, synth, Sarah Jeffery | recorders, voice, Josephine Bode | recorders, voice, Dodo Kis | Ewi, recorders, voice; Jornt Duyx | guitar, synth, voice, Marcos Baggiani | drums

We are currently booking a tour to support this, let me know if you can help us!
If you want to listen to it, please click here.

+ Two press quotes of the last Jerboah concerts:

Moers Improviser in residence kick off

“The good mood built an anarchistic force that was transmitted to the audience... Hilarious and joyful songs..."
RP Online - 29.1.18 - Von Jan Caspers

Jerboah at Platzhirsch Festival

"...The audience was surprised in the beginning, nearly not believing that this sound could be so powerful... The lively mood spills off the stage onto the square.
Jerboah is an example of practised and musical biodiversity. This is how recorders can sound like.
An impressive, beautiful and atmospheric concert."
Sieben48 - Andre - 11.9.17

NEWS



+ Jerboah has released 2 new videos: Pathological and I don't wanna, check them out!


+ C.B.G Trio Catalonian Tour May 2018

Guillermo Celano and me are once again joining forces with Gorka Benitez touring in a trio setting for the very fist time.

Gorka Benitez -tenor sax, Guillermo Celano - e guitar, Marcos Baggiani -drums


6 | C.B.G feat Gorka BenitezContrabaix, Sant Cougat - Catalunya.
5 | C.B.G feat Gorka BenitezSunset, Girona - Catalunya.
4 | C.B.G feat Luca Tondena and Dimitri SkidanovBig Bang Bar, Barcelona - Catalunya. Luca Tondena -t sx, G Celano -gr, Dimitri Skidanov -d bs, M B -dr
1 | C.B.G feat Gorka BenitezJamboree, Barcelona - Catalunya.

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+ A very nice review of my new release through FleaBoy Records



Lina Allemano: Trumpet
John Dikeman: Tenor sax
Leo Svirsy: Piano
Marcos Baggiani: Drums


“Free, wild and spontaneous collective improvisations are full of different stylistic waves, unpredictable and sudden turns and surprises.

Musicians masterfully combine all these elements together in one place and create energetic, active, vivid, gorgeous and bright sound.”
AvantScena, Feb 26, 2018


You may enjoy this footage of the recording session.

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+ Last year, Kuai Music released the recording of the CBG concert at Bimhuis.
I’ve just found this nice, concise review on line.
Many thanks to Bird is the Worm and Dave Summer!

C.B.G. – Una Noche en Bimhuis (Kuai Music)

"There’s an appealing casualness to this live session led by guitarist Guillermo Celano and drummer Marcos Baggiani. Melodies are drawled out slowly and tempos seem haphazardly constructed. 
The result is unmitigated personality. Songs often reveal traits not immediately hinted at, and the initial direction a tune takes is rarely the same it ends with. 
 This live set at Amsterdam’s famed Bimhuis is free and unbound and strangely tuneful when least you’d expect it. Rounding out the CBG sextet are multi-reedists Michael Moore & Joachim Badenhorst, tenor saxophonist Natalio Sued and bassist Clemens van der Feen. 
 And yet more music from the Buenos Aires scene."

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+ This is The Ambush Party Playing cumbia. (with many thanks to Elsie Vermeer)



We did a very nice double gig at De Ruimte playing free Improv for the "dOek Series" and discombobulated cumbias for "The 2nd Stop is Jupiter"
And so is the new program we want to present: 1/2 improv and 1/2 cumbified. Check it out!

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+ Jerboah is working hard to prepare our coming release party on July 6th at Noorderlicht (Amsterdam)
An LP release actually!! Our new EP "Gnaw" will come out as the A side of a LP with a remastered version of "Bristly" (the previous one) on the B side.
Also both will be available on CD now, with bonus tracks and musical surprises.

Brechtje van Dijk | voice, synth, Sarah Jeffery | recorders, voice, Josephine Bode | recorders, voice, Dodo Kis | Ewi, recorders, voice; Jornt Duyx | guitar, synth, voice, Marcos Baggiani | drums

We are currently booking a tour to support this, let me know if you can help us!
If you want to listen to it, please click here.

+ Two press quotes of the last Jerboah concerts:

Jerboah at Platzhirsch Festival

"...The audience was surprised in the beginning, nearly not believing that this sound could be so powerful... The lively mood spills off the stage onto the square.
Jerboah is an example of practised and musical biodiversity. This is how recorders can sound like.
An impressive, beautiful and atmospheric concert."
Sieben48 - Andre - 11.9.17

Moers Improviser in residence kick off

“The good mood built an anarchistic force that was transmitted to the audience, cheering and clapping their hands to fetching refrains. Hilarious and joyful songs..."
RP Online - 29.1.18 - Von Jan Caspers

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For all coming concerts and performances please check my agenda!
To see more about the bands and related links please click in bands/projects


Thanks a lot for being here!!!

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NEWS

+ April 2nd I will be curating MONDAY MATCH (DANCE & MUSIC IMPRO LAB) together with KENZO KUSUDA
I will be playing together with Thorsten Töpp on guitar and electronics and Josephine Bode on vocals and recorders.  Kenzo will be joined by Joost Vrouenraets and Nicole Geertruide on dance.
To have an idea of what can happen, you may like to see this video

NEWS




+ bAgg*fisH. is back!
December 1st we will be playing at  Mózg Festival, Warszawa (PL) the epicentre of our Polish tour.

Nov. 29th we will play a  Music & Dance Improv. at Scena Supernova in Krakow organised by the great Malgorzata Haduch. Nov. 30th we will play at Galeria i in Krakow, together with two amazing improvisers: Paulina Owczarek on sax and Michał Dymny on electric guitar
Dec. 2nd we are guests of the Krakow Improvisers Orchestra at the Cricoteka.


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Jerboah 


Brechtje van Dijk | voice, synth, Sarah Jeffery | recorders, voice, Josephine Bode | recorders, voice, Dodo Kis | Ewi, recorders, voice; Jornt Duyx | guitar, synth, voice, Marcos Baggiani | drums

Nov. 10th We were the afterparty of the Bang on a Can All-Stars at Sounds of Music Festival, Groningen (NL)

Check out the Vlog about it!

September 2nd and 3rd we rocked the out doors stage at PlaTzhirsch Festival, Duisburg (DE)



And besides Jerboah the Festival invited me to play with great improvisers Thorsten Topp on guitar and Reza Askari on double bass for an ad-hoc improv. Superb.

Jerboah will play in Amsterdam again, on Dec. 19th at the EAR Session #2.
The 1st session we've got the pleasure to host Bitch & Monk duo!
EAR Sessions is a house-concert series hosted at Jerboah's EAR studio in Amsterdam.

Here you can listen and get our 1st EP Bristly

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Thanks to the support of the Amsterdam Funds for the Arts, I had the great opportunity to dedicate some time to compose music; few of the results where presented in the last few month:

- On 18 & 19 November it was the premiere of De Oceaan during Novencento in Concert - MuziekPak Huis Lustrum Concert at Het Sierrad, Amsterdam.

Raya Baya on trumpet, Bart Lust on Trombone, Walter Lampe on piano and Harm Wijntjes on double bass (and yours truly :)



- Omwentelingen/Revolutions was memorable and inspiring.
Thursday Oct. 5th It was the world premiere of my piece #allyouneed with Nieuw Ensemble and Brechtje at Muziekgebouw aan het Ij.

She wrote the lyrics and made the adaptations for N.E. (and she sung it)
I played on Matteo's piece and my own one.

Thanks to all the wonderful and passionate composer and musicians that shared their perspectives on todays world in the form of music.
Among them Erqing Wang, Genevieve Murphy, Rick van Veldhuizen, Kate Honey, Chiva Bons, Brechtje, Wang Lu, Matteo Nicolin, Ed Spanjaard, Nieuw Ensemble, Joël Bons and many more...

- My composition for string quartet Threnody for a Blue Planet (yet work in process) was presented on Sept 24th at De Ruimte.

Many thanks to Jacob Plooi and Vera van der Bie on violins, George Dumitriu on viola and Florien Hamer on cello.
They made a great performance out of it.

The evening was a sort of Carte Blanche, I was also playing with two of my beloved bands:
The Ambush Party (doing the cambia thing) and Lily's déjà vu in trio with Jasper Stadhouders and Guille Celano.


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For all coming concerts and performances please check my agenda!
To see more about the bands and related links please click in bands/projects


Thanks a lot for being here!!!

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