Ingebrigt Håker Flaten double bass | Kjell Nordeson drums and percussion | Martin Küchen tenor and soprano saxophone
After concerts and recordings as Angles 10, Angles 9, Angles 8 and Angles 6, here is back the original Angles line-up, Angles 3. It was 2004 and for a gig at the Glenn Miller Cafe it’s mentor and saxophonist, Martin Küchen invited two Scandinavian musicians now living in the United States (respectively, Austin – Texas and San Diego – California), Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and Kjell Nordeson. “Parede”, the title, is a tribute to the Portuguese town near Lisbon where the album was recorded live, at a venue called SMUP which in few years became the equivalent in this Southern European country to The Stone, Cornelia Street Café and Nublu. Most of the compositions, like Küchen’s classics “Satan in Plain Clothes” and “By Way of Deception”, are the same of those other Angles investments, of course with different arrangements. This version functions as a reduction to the essence of the music conceived by the Swedish musician, resulting in an energetic, even brutal, kind of free bop delivered to the ears as if it is punk or metal, echoes of Sonny Rollins and Albert Ayler mixing with something that could come from… The Melvins.
All compostions by Martin Küchen (STIM/NcB), except “San Francisco” by Ingebrigt Håker-Flaten (TONO) and “Satan in Plain Clothes” by Martin Küchen and Leo Küchen (STIM/NcB)
Recorded live at SMUP, Parede, Portugal by Luís Candeias on November 22 to 24th, 2016 | Mixed by Luis Candeias | Mastered by Luis Delgado
Produced by Angles 3 | Executive production by Pedro Costa for Trem Azul | Design by Travassos | Photo by Nuno Moita