CHILD OF ILLUSION
Chris Pitsiokos | Susana Santos Silva | Torbjörn Zetterberg
Chris Pitsiokos alto saxophone | Susana Santos Silva trumpet | Torbjörn Zetterberg double bass
When the music we call jazz continues to reveal a number of new values with the surprising qualities of Chris Pitsiokos, Susana Santos Silva and Torbjorn Zetterberg, you have the final confirmation: this musical genre is in very good health these present days. And when musicians like the ones reunited in “Child of Illusion” distinguish themselves on the scene, you can only hope to find them in the same band. Here it is, for our common pleasure entirely. Pitsiokos, a New Yorker who is filling a new page of the book telling the history of the alto saxophone in jazz, justifies his fame as a super skilled player who is expanding the technical and lexical possibilities of his instrument, either with his own projects or in association with the greatest, from Tyshawn Sorey and Peter Evans to Lydia Lunch and Otomo Yoshihide. Silva, a Portuguese now living in Stockholm, has a warm and acid trumpet sound which quickly positioned her in the Olympus of this music, in the company of mavericks of older generations like Fred Frith, Joe Morris, Mats Gustafsson, Joelle Léandre and Mat Maneri. Zetterberg, one of the top double bassists in Sweden, turned to be an international reference, due to his work as the leader of Hot Five or in the company of like-minded musicians who are making a difference, from Jonas Kullhamar and Alberto Pinton to Mats Aleklint and Jon Falt. If you don’t know them yet, this is a magnificent opportunity for an update.
All music by Torbjörn Zetterberg, Susana Santos Silva and Chris Pitsiokos
Recorded at The House Of The Lord December 22nd, 2017 by Torbjörn Zetterberg | Mixed by Torbjörn Zetterberg in Mörbylund | Mastered by Luís Delgado
Produced by Torbjörn Zetterberg, Susana Santos Silva and Chris Pitsiokos | Executive production by Pedro Costa for Trem Azul | Design by Travassos