Kristjan Randalu, Lukas Traxel, Olivier Le Goas – Sunland (2024) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Kristjan Randalu, Lukas Traxel, Olivier Le Goas – Sunland (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:12:56 minutes | 1,42 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Double Moon Records

French drummer Olivier le Goas is one of the most active musicians in his country. He has had his own bands for 35 years and has also played with pianist Bojan Zulfikarpasic, pianist Laurent Cogny’s big band, bassist Jean-François Jenny-Clark, pianists Benoit Delbecq and Jean-Michel Pilc, trumpeters Kenny Wheeler, Avishai Cohen and Charles Tolliver and guitarist Ben Monder. His own bands have featured such illustrious musicians as John Abercrombie, Ralph Alessi, Drew Gress, Manu Codjia, Nir Felder, Kevin Hays, John Escreet and Larry Grenadier. Now he is presenting a new trio on “Sunland”, which includes bassist Lukas Traxel and pianist Kristjan Randalu.

“The album should have been recorded years ago, but the coronavirus pandemic set us back,” sighs le Goas. In May 2023, the three musicians finally went to the legendary Bauer Studios in Ludwigsburg to record twelve songs that the drummer had written especially for this line-up. Intricate meters (“Good to be Back”, “Life on Mars/Book of Dreams”, “Mirage”) play just as important a role as numbers inspired by folk songs (“E. Song”, “Key Song”) and multi-thematic songs (“A Song in a Song”, “Morning Light”, “Cross the Undangered Species”).

1-01. Olivier Le Goas – Good to Be Back (Vivaldi.21) (06:59)
1-02. Olivier Le Goas – Morning Light (08:34)
1-03. Olivier Le Goas – E. Song (05:14)
1-04. Olivier Le Goas – Cross the Undangered Spaces (Us) (07:26)
1-05. Olivier Le Goas – Sunland (06:38)
1-06. Olivier Le Goas – Surface (04:37)
1-07. Olivier Le Goas – Song in a Song (05:29)
1-08. Olivier Le Goas – Mirage (04:31)
1-09. Olivier Le Goas – Life on Mars / Book of Dreams (07:28)
1-10. Olivier Le Goas – Residual Time (05:16)
1-11. Olivier Le Goas – Survivor’s Song (06:18)
1-12. Olivier Le Goas – Key Song (04:20)


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