All compositions by Trzaska / Brice / Sanders. Recorded in Birmingham on the 27th May, 2011 by Chris Trent. Cover photograph by Elvin J. Inside photo by Krzysztof Penarski.
Mastered by Arūnas Zujus at MAMAstudios. Design by Oskaras Anosovas. Produced by Danas Mikailionis. Co-producer – Valerij Anosov
Tracklist Side A: 1. Riverloam Side B: 1. Kornic Side C: 1. Ostrich Season Side D: 1. Carnival of Shapes 2. Sumac and Pokeweed
The Riverloam Trio
are Mikolaj Trzaska (alto sax, bass clarinet), Olie Brice (double bass) and Mark Sanders (drums). This trio has been working together for a couple of years, touring Europe and performing at festivals including Kerava Jazz and Jazz Od Nowa. They have an LP due out in November on NoBusiness Records. For this concert they’ll be joined by special guest Paul Dunmall who’ll play a solo set on pipes before joining the trio on tenor sax.
MIKOLAJ TRZASKA / alto sax, bass clarinet
Mikolaj Trzaska is one of Poland’s leading free jazz musicians. He has toured and recorded with his Clarinet Trio (with Ken Vandermark and Waclaw Zimpel), Peter Brotzmann, Joe McPhee and Lester Bowie, among many others. He is also a member of ken vandermark’s Resonance Ensemble.
“Mikolaj’s sound on alto is mesmerizing, even at his most lyrical there’s the inner tension in the timbre, you could hide entire planets in there, even at his most expansive and screaming, there’s something intimate and emotional to what he plays” – (Free) Jazz Alchemist
OLIE BRICE / double bass
Olie Brice plays double bass
in a wide range of jazz and improv groups, as well as leading and composing for his own Quartet (with Mark Hanslip, Leon Michener and Jeff Williams) and The Carracks Project (with James Allsopp, Nick Malcolm, Alex Bonney and Mark Sanders). He has performed with Paul Dunmall, Ingrid Laubrock, Ken Vandermark and Louis Moholo-Moholo, among many others.
“Brice makes the entire body of his bass sing. He has the ability to deliver a fractal line that is as purposeful as any by the great jazz bassists, but to do so within an entirely abstract setting” – Brian Morton, Point of Departure
Photo by Bruce Milpied
MARK SANDERS / drums
Mark Sanders has been acclaimed as “the most exciting, original and overwhelmingly powerful drummer alive” (Steve Reynolds, Jazz Corner) and his precise and propulsive drumming has graced projects with, to name but a few, Evan Parker, Jah Wobble, Broadcast, Agusti Fernandez, John Butcher, Roswell Rudd, and Otomo Yoshihde.
“ubiquitous, diverse and constantly creative, drummer Mark Sanders always outdoes himself, whether playing with restraint or erupting like a dynamo.” — Bruce L Gallenter, Downtown Music Gallery. NY
Double LP version (incl. shipment cost world-wide)