Joachim Badenhorst clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor sax | Guillermo Celano electric guitar | Marcos Baggiani drums
Guillermo Celano and Marcos Baggiani are outstanding personalities in the Amsterdam creative jazz and free improvised music scene, where they co-lead the project C.B.G (acronym for Celano/Baggiani Group).
In 2013 and specially for the Composition Assignment of the North Sea Jazz Festival, they came forth with a new line up of this band, one of the musicians being the Belgium clarinetist Joachim Badenhorst, mentor of the Carate Urio Orchestra and part of bands like Mógil, Tony Malaby’s novela and Baloni.
This trio is a derivation of that partnership, committed to open new musical spaces in a more intimate context, re-imagining the boundaries between composition and improvisation and between conventional harmony and abstract sound explorations.
“Lili & Marleen” is a marvellous accomplishment of this non-exclusivist approach; melody, groove and textural / timbral work co-existing without preconceptions of any sort.
The Argentinean roots of both Baggiani and Celano can be sensed here and there; an amalgam of postmodern creative music with traces of nuevo tango and chacarera.
This is the kind of mix that someone like Badenhorst would appreciate, always searching for the maximum aesthetic elasticity and for cross-current audiences.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Dirk Hooglandt at Studio Dirk, Amsterdam, November 2016
Produced by Marcos Baggiani, Guillermo Celano and Joachim Badenhorst | Executive production by Pedro Costa for Trem Azul | Design by Travassos