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Ritual for expansion est l'histoire enregistrée de la première rencontre entre trois musiciens. En 2018, dans la campagne autrichienne d'Heiligenkreuz im Lafnitztal, le flûtiste anglais Neil Metcalf, le batteur italien Marcello Magliocchi et le pianiste français Paul Wacrenier sont invités à improviser ensemble, librement. L'enregistrement de cette première improvisation est une session d'un seul tenant, enregistrée en public, où les individualités de chaque musicien convergent vers un son collectif d'une densité et d'une tenue rares. Au-delà de l'élan organique d'une improvisation alliant groove, bruitisme ou lyrisme, cette session découvre au fur et à mesure quel est l'objet de sa quête: la dimension rituelle de la musique. Celle-ci apparaît ici riche de ses infinis possibilités, grâce aux rythmiques enivrantes de Paul Wacrenier où s'entendent les influences de Mal Waldron ou des pianistes sud-africains; aux ritournelles fleuries de Neil Metcalfe ou aux sons de métaux magiques de la batterie de Marcello Magliocchi, qui invente des sonorités rappelant les meilleures inspirations de Tony Oxley ou Paul Lovens.

Ritual for expansion is the recorded story of these three musicians' first meeting.It happened in the austrian countryside near Heiligenkreuz im Lafnitztal, during the fall of 2018, where English flutist Neil Metcalf, Italian drummer Marcello Magliocchi and French pianist Paul Wacrenier were invited to improvie together, freely. Here is recorded the full live session, allowing to hear the individuality of every musician coming together as one collective sound, whose density and consistency are seldom witnessed in such music. Beyond the organic momentum of this improvisation merging groove, noises and lyricism, this session unveils along its way the object of its quest : the ritual dimension of music. It appears full of its infinite potentialities, thanks to the exhilarating shuffles displayed by Paul Wacrenier, where you can hear such influences as Mal Waldon or South-African pianists ; to Neit Metclafe's flowery lyricism or to the magic metals Marcello Magliocchi brings to life with his drums, inventing sounds in the Tony Oxley or Paul Lovens tradition.


released October 20, 2020

All tracks by Magliocchi / Metcalfe / Wacrenier

Voices and breath of Christiana Fusillo and Dana Schachtner, performing dancer during the session, can be heard.

Recorded by Iztok Zupan at Chilly Jazz Congress in september 2018 in Heiligenkreuz, Austria.
Mixing and Mastering by Ananda Cherer
Cover Art by Pierre-Yves Baudin
Graphic Design by François Mellan and Paul Wacrenier

Very Special Thanks : Udo Preiss for making this meeting possible, Yoram Rosilio for gathering people and music, François Mellan, Pierre-Yves Baudin and all LFDS Records Team, Ananda Cherer, all Aficionados of Improvised ans Free music, Andréa and Malo.


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