• CD14 Jonathan Bratoeff Quartet - Migration
    Jonathan Bratoëff Quartet - Points of Perception
    Album Title: Points of Perception
    Artist: Jonathan Bratoëff Quartet
    Catalogue no: F-IRECD14
    Date of Release: 26/06/2006
    Price: 9.99 GBP


    French guitarist bratoeff is a F-IRE Collective member now living in London – and F-IRE luminaries such as Polar Bear’s pete wareham and seb Rochford, Jade Fox’s Pianist Nick Ramm, and new trumpet original Tom Arthurs perform his compositions on this intriguing set. Bratoeff has enlisted producer wampa to add drum programming and electronic effects, but rather than being nods to fashion these elements are integral to a musical imagination that thiks orchestrally.Bratoeff’s sounds as if they could be anything from Jim hall to wolfgand Muthspiel via john Scofiel, and the music sometimes touches on the lazily jazzy horn sound of polar bear and the curling melodies of Wayne Shorter. Spacey guitar, and the tenor-sax snort mingle with machine sounds on Shrinking World and Staring at Stars, Reverie is more of a jazz throwback, Dialectic is the funky push-and-pull the name implies, and idiom is a snaky post bop horn hustle over Rochford’s pin-sharp percussion.Occasionally a rhythm-section groove sounds as if it’s awaiting players who haven’t turn up, but Oskar Gudjonsson’s tenor sax is magnificient on the brooding Pond at Dusk, and pete wareham is wailing and coltraneish on the closing untitled. Imagintive 21st- century jazz.
    (The Guardian - John Fordham)

    Pete Wareham: Baritone sax, tenor sax , flute
    Oskar Gujonsson: tenor sax
    Tom Arthurs: Trumpet, Flugelhorn
    Nick Ramm: Rhodes, Nord lead analogue synth
    Jonathan Bratoëff: Guitar
    Tom Mason: Double bass, electric bass
    Guy"Wampa: Wood: drums, electronics
    Seb Rochford: drums

    Special guest Julia Biel on vocal, Dj vital on turntable.

    REVIEWS

    10/06/2005 John Forham, The Guardian
    “Bratoëff is a real creator who has set himself a tough journey”. John Fordham The Guardian

    July 2005 Kevin Le Gendre, Jazzwise
    “Bratoëff has constructed urbane and enigmatic material that swings and grooves under the acoustic skin of a body electric. Zawinul and Shorter might sing along in a millennial Weather Report.”

    Ian Mann 24dash.com
    “The skill of the writing and arrangements becomes more apparent with each listening and seeing this music performed live only serves to heighten one's appreciation.”

    Vortex review
    “Points of perception is another intriguing album from the Collective, one that touches many bases to great effect.”

    for more reviews: http://www.jonathanbratoeff.com/Reviews_Points_of_Perception.html

    TECHNICAL INFO

    Recorded at Crouch hill by J Bratoëff, The Hole by Wampa, Steam room by John Wilkinson and E1 studios by Ben Fitzgerald, London UK.
    Mixed by Chris Lewis, Wampa and J Bratoëff, October 2005.
    Mastered by Chris Lewis


    TRACK-LIST

    No

     

    Title

    Duration

    1

     

    Mr Palette 

    01:10

    2

     

    Shrinking World

    03:55

    3

     

    Starring at Stars

    04:54

    4

     

    Blast Corruption

    05.06

    5

     

    Reverie

    01:55

    6

     

    Dialectic

    04:06

    7

     

    Idiom

    05:26

    8

     

    Cloud Shapes Over a Purple Sky

    06:39
    9   Rise 03:24
    10   Pond at Dusk 06:54
    11   Eulogyeyes 02:47
    12   Forgotten Dreams 04:02
    13   Above Ground 03:50

     

    LINKS

    http://www.jonathanbratoeff.com