Reviews that mention Irene Kepl

August 16, 2018

Violet Spin

Spin
Unit Records UTR 4829

Susanne Paul’s Move String Quartet

Short Stories

JazzHaus Musik JHM 253 CD

Turning an imaginative concept into a viable musical approach is difficult. And it’s especially hard when dealing with such a conventional form as variants on the string quartet. Additionally the implementation becomes that much more problematic when rather than devising a traditional foursome, playing so-called classical music, you want your band to include detours into Jazz, improvisation, funk and atonality. MORE

March 13, 2018

George Cremaschi/Irene Kepl/Petra Vrba

Resonators
Another Timbre at104

Bay's Leap

Swans over Dorking

City Stream CTYCD00108

North of North

The Moment In and Of Itself

Immediata IMM006

One of the few – or perhaps the only – musical genre named for the location in which it’s performed, chamber music has always carried the cachet of refinement. Sounds created by a few, preferably a trio, of stringed instruments, could never possess the noise and vulgarity that was even present in orchestral works. This sobriquet has continued into modern times, and used to describe more than so-called serious music. Chamber Jazz for instance is thought of as small group sounds performed at low volumes. MORE

April 17, 2015

Irene Kepl/Mark Holub

Taschendrache
SLAM CD 298

Colin Webster & Mark Holub

Viscera

New Atlantis Records NACD 018

On busman’s holidays from his role as drummer with the highly popular, Jazz Rock-oriented Led Bib quintet, Mark Holub immerses himself in experimental sessions that are much more attention grabbing than his day job. Proofs positive are these CDs. Now a Vienna resident, on Taschendrache Holub immerses himself in a dozen duets with Austrian-violinist/electronics-manipulator Irene Kepl, who adds contemporary notated music tropes to his Jazz-Improv orientation. More conventional, in that saxophone-drum duos have long been part of Jazz, is Viscera, the fourth collaboration between the drummer and British alto, tenor and baritone saxophonist Colin Webster, also a member of the otherwise Dutch Dead Neanderthals trio. Substantiated by the CD title the Webster-Holub meeting probes the coarsest most lymphatic corners of unrefined improvisation. MORE