Jean-Louis Matinier & Marco Ambrosini – Inventio (2014)

Jean-Louis Matinier & Marco Ambrosini - Inventio (2014)
Artist: Jean-Louis Matinier & Marco Ambrosini
Album: Inventio
Label: ECM Records
Year Of Release: 2014
Quality: FLAC (tracks)

1. Wiosna (4:47)
2. Tasteggiata (3:46)
3. Basse Dance (6:18)
4. Szybko (2:17)
5. Presto (From Sonata No.1 In G Minor BWV 1001, Arranged By Marco Ambrosini) (3:04)
6. Inventio 4 (From J.S. Bach: Two-Part Inventions, No. 4 In D Minor BWV 775, Arranged By Jean-Louis Matinier & Marco Ambrosini) (3:08)
7. Taïga (1:41)
8. Qui Est Homo (From Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, Arranged By Jean-Louis Matinier & Marco Ambrosini) (4:19)
9. Praeludium (From Biber: Rosenkranz-Sonata No.1, Arranged By Marco Ambrosini) (2:19)
10. Oksu (2:18)
11. Hommage (4:29)
12. Kochanie Moje (3:31)
13. Balinese (0:52)
14. Tasteggiata 2 (1:05)
15. Siciliènne (2:45)


“Inventio” is a recording that will intrigue listeners who have appreciated Matinier’s ECM recordings with Anouar Brahem, François Couturier’s Tarkovsky Quartet, and Louis Sclavis, as well as Ambrosini’s discs with Rolf Lislevand, Giovanna Pessi/Susanna Wallumrød and Helena Tulve. Or indeed Matinier’s association with singer Juliette Gréco (he has been the singer’s accompanist since 1999)or Ambrosini’s still longer involvement with early music consort Oni Wytars.

Matinier and Ambrosini are, clearly, musicians who cover a lot of ground, their imaginations and musical curiosity inspiring pan-idiomatic experiment as well as investigation of the regions where the genres meet. One of Matinier’s early recordings was entitled “Confluences”. Sometimes it’s a matter of allowing oneself to follow the implications of the music. “My music develops by chance and at the mercy of events,” the accordionist has said. “I make music with musicians. It is first and foremost a human relationship.” Matinier partticilar enjoys the challenge of the duo setting.

Jean-Louis Matinier was born in 1963 in Nevers, France. After studying both classical music and jazz, he first attracted national and international attention as an outstanding soloist in the Orchestre National de Jazz at the end of the 1980s.

“Inventio” was recorded at the Auditorio of the Radiotelevisione Svizzera in Lugano, and produced by Manfred Eicher.

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