JazzCorner
JazzCorner.com
 

JazzCorner.com is the largest portal for the official websites of hundreds of jazz musicians and organizations. New features on JazzCorner include the jazz video share where you can upload and share jazz and blues videos, JazzCorner Jukebox, surf the net with Jazz always on, submit your latest jazz news, and check out what's hot at JazzCorner's Speakeasy, the busiest bulletin board for jazz. Be the first to know where Jazz artists are performing in our gigs section, and be sure to listen to our podcasts with established and up and coming jazz musicians in our Innerviews section.


 
JazzCorner
Roster:


ArrangerBassBig BandsBlogsBookingBroadcastersCampsCelloConsultingDrumsEducationEventsFestivalsFilmFluteGroupsGuitarHarmonicaManagementOrganOrganizationsPercussionPianoProducingPublicityPublishingRadio PromotionRecord CompaniesRecording StudiosSaxophoneTromboneTrumpetTubaVibesVocalsWriters


About JazzCorner:

History
Contact Us
Privacy Policy

 


JazzCorner News:

Submit News
Share |

CLAP YOUR HANDS (CYH) Presents Carlo Mombelli, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Jorge Rossy with 'Lullaby For Planet Earth'
(Published: September 24, 2022)

In his 40-year career as a bassist, bandleader, composer and writer, South African Carlo Mombelli, who currently lives in Johannesburg, has built bridges between genres, musicians and audiences. In addition to his more than 100 recordings, his projects include compositions for ballets and for more than 14 films, which have been shown at MOMA in New York, in Berlin, Toronto and at the Sundance Film Festival, among others. In the documentary "Sharp Sharp," filmmaker Sylvie Coulon portrays a project of Mombelli's in which he builds instruments from recycled materials with children in workshops in Soweto and Mamelodi.

"I don't force notes, I wait for the composition to arrive naturally. My compositions come from stories and events, feelings and my environment, which is a South African one. They evolve from my need to reach beyond my edge and seek beauty among my angels and demons," wrote bassist Carlo Mombelli, born in Pretoria in 1960, about one of his projects.

The description also applies to Lullaby For Planet Earth: the ten songs develop in a natural-seeming matter-of-factness, in a fascinating balance of space and calm, tension and emotionality. The rhythmic mesh, the melodic interplay, the finest, densest dialogues and the thematic urgency in the trio's common language unfold a primal power of touching tenderness: the lullaby for a world as threatening as it is threatened.

In Wolfgang Muthspiel and Jorge Rossy, Carlo Mombelli has two congenial partners whose qualities are world-renowned: The guitarist's playing gives every sound the appropriate temperature and atmosphere, virtuosity, drive and immediate presence. The drummer is characterized by a similar quality, whose rhythmic thinking corresponds to a holistic musical thinking and who here not only, but especially also with the vibraphone, sets contrapuntal signs and altogether creates connections to the stringed instruments that seem to follow a musical golden ratio in a dreamlike way.

Not only the wonderful compositions, but also the playing qualities of Carlo Mombelli himself, who, to name only the most famous, has worked with greats such as Mick Goodrick, Charlie Mariano, Egberto Gismonti, Lee Konitz, Marcus Wyatt and Miriam Makeba, unfold masterfully: his magical timing, the dark colors of his electric bass and sometimes here, sometimes there - and next to that of Wolfgang Muthspiel - the wonderful breeze of his surprisingly bright singing voice, paired with his own energy and presence and the musical feeling for the whole: in all the demons and angels, the beauty of this music and - connected to it - the hope as Lullaby For Plant Earth can be found as inspiring as it is unmistakable.

TRACKS
1. It HURTS WHEN I LAUGH, IT TICKLES WHEN I CRY 9:07
2. GENTLE 4:31
3. GINA'S SONG 5:39
4. DANIEL 4:15 (dedicated to Daniel Pezzotti)
5. CLOUDS 5:27
6. ATHENS 5:34
7. LULLABY FOR PLANET EARTH 8:05
8. LETTERS OF LOVE 4:17
9. CLOUDS - REPRISE 4:12
10. COMPASSION - THE HUG 7:43


PERSONNEL
Carlo Mombelli - electric bass, voice
Wolfgang Muthspiel - guitars, 2nd voice
Jorge Rossy - drums, vibraphone


Recorded in Basel June 2021 by Patrik Zosso.
Mixed and mastered by Patrik Zosso at CYH studio, Basel.
Produced by Patrik Zosso, Sarah Chaksad, Carlo Mombelli.
Cover design by Doris Reimann. Artwork by Beezy Bailey.
Published by Clap Your Hands / CYH.

All compositions by Carlo Mombelli, except "Gina's Song" composed by Maria Mombelli.
Compositions published by Mombellimusic.
"Compassion - The Hug" published by Mombellimusic and SangSang Entertainment.


More Information: https://www.clapyourhands.ch

Submitted By:

hubtone PR
antje.huebner@hubtonepr.com


Email Address:






HOME :: ROSTER :: PODCASTS :: NEWS :: JUKEBOX :: CONTACT

History :: Contact Us :: Privacy Policy

© 1996-2022 JazzCorner