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OREGON

June/July 2017

New Album album title: “Lantern”
release date 30 June 2017 on Cam Jazz

Passionate, airy, poetic, refined, gentle, evocative: this is Lantern, the new valuable gift Oregon and CAM JAZZ are releasing to all those, ever-growing in number, who are keen on their music, and all the lovers of the finest jazz. This CD features ten original tracks by a quartet that is a wonder of unity, coherence and also expressive freedom: Lantern blends different gems into a new one, a precious plot of moods that take on fantasy and avant-garde nuances (Lantern) or are conventional and playful like lovely dances (Dolomiti Dance), swinging and brisk (Walk The Walk, The Glide), sweetly Latin (Not Forgotten) or, at times, almost poignant (Figurine). Even a disarmingly simple track (The Water Is Wide) turns into a small gem of jazz thanks to the sophisticated solos by Paolino Dalla Porta on double bass and that talented artist, Ralph Towner, on piano (and guitar, of course). Paul McCandless on horns is able to tell stories, conjure up images, arouse responses by means of amazing phrases. Mark Walker on drums succeeds in building up but also de-structuring moods when more dream-like frescoes are painted.
Lantern is Oregon’s thirtieth album, their fifth released on CAM JAZZ, their first with Paolino Dalla Porta on double bass: a confirmation of all the band’s unique, thriving, outstanding creativity, a perpetual, fresh source of music that, once again, proves enchanting.
Under the supervision of music producer Ermanno Basso, Lantern was recorded and mixed by Johannes Wohlleben at Bauer Studios in Ludwigsburg, Germany in November 2016, and mastered by Danilo Rossi.
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Intenso, arioso, poetico, elegante, garbato, suggestivo: questo è Lantern, il nuovo importante regalo che gli Oregon e CAM JAZZ dedicano agli appassionati, sempre più numerosi, della loro musica, e a tutti gli amanti del Jazz più bello.
Dieci tracce originali per un quartetto che è una meraviglia di compattezza, coesione e allo stesso tempo libertà espressiva: Lantern fonde bellezze diverse per crearne una nuova, una trama preziosa fatta di atmosfere fantasy e sperimentali (Lantern), tradizionali e giocose come deliziose danze (Dolomiti Dance), swinganti ed energiche (Walk The Walk, The Glide), dolcemente latine (Not Forgotten), o a tratti quasi struggenti (Figurine). Anche un brano di una semplicità disarmante (The Water Is Wide) si tramuta in un piccolo gioiello jazzistico per i preziosi assoli di contrabbasso di Paolino Dalla Porta e di pianoforte (e chitarra naturalmente) di quell’artista geniale che è Ralph Towner. I fiati di Paul McCandless hanno la capacità di raccontare, di evocare, di suscitare emozioni con fraseggi incantevoli. La batteria di Mark Walker riesce a costruire ma anche a destrutturare le atmosfere quando si dipingono affreschi più sognanti.
Con Lantern, gli Oregon festeggiano il loro trentesimo album, il quinto con CAM JAZZ, il primo con Paolino Dalla Porta al contrabbasso: e confermano tutta la loro impareggiabile, florida, ineffabile abilità creativa, una continua e fresca sorgente di musica che, ancora una volta, si rivela incantevole. Lantern è stato registrato e mixato da Johannes Wohlleben presso i Bauer Studios di Ludwigsburg, nel novembre 2016, con la produzione artistica di Ermanno Basso. Il mastering è stato curato da Danilo Rossi.

Line Up

Ralph Towner, guitar
Paul McCandless, oboe, soprano sax
Paolino Dalla Porta, acoustic bass
Mark Walker, percussion, drums

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Tourdates

08.07.2017 MOSKOW/Russia Jazz Seasons at Gorky Leninsky
09.07.2017 MOSKOW/Russia Igor Butman Club at Taganka
12.07.2017 AUGSBURG/Germany Botanischer Garten
14.07.2017 PIOMBINO/Italy
15.07.2017 WARSAW/Poland ;International Open Air Festival “Jazz at the Old Town”
16.07.2017 TÜBINGEN/Deutschland Sudhaus
17.07.2017 ROMA/Italy Parco de la CASA DEL JAZZ
18.07.2017 EMPOLI/Italy
19.07.2017 STRESA/Italy
20.07.2017 LONDON/England
21.07.2017 LONDON/England
23.07.2017 return home

Upcoming Tours

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CARLA BLEY „TRIOS“
May / June 2017
THE BAD PLUS
July 2017
OREGON
June/July 2017
COLIN STETSON solo
September 2017
PETER EVANS ENSEMBLE
September 2017
STEVEN BERNSTEIN - SEXMOB
September/October
JON IRABAGON QUARTET
September / October 2017
AVA MENDOZA UNNATURAL WAYS TRIO
September/ October 2017
STEVE COLEMAN AND FIVE ELEMENTS
October / November 2017
HENRI TEXIER HOPE QUARTET
October/November 2017
NELS CLINE LOVERS
October/ November 2017
PETER EVANS SEPTET
October / November 2017
URI CAINE solo
October / November 2017
TIM BERNE SNAKEOIL
November 2017
DANS DANS
November 2017
MEDESKI`s - Mad Skillet
November/December 2017
RALPH TOWNER SOLO
November 2017
THE BAD PLUS
November / December 2017
SYLVIE COURVOISIER/MARK FELDMAN DUO
November / December 2017
Shanir Blumenkranz`ABRAXAS
November/ December 2017
POTTER - TABORN - HARLAND
November / December 2017
PETER EVANS TRIO
December 2017
FRED FRITH solo
January/February 2018
KRONOS QUARTET
February 2018
TIM BERNE " BIG SATAN"
February/March 2018
RALPH TOWNER solo
February 2018
THE BAD PLUS
April 2018
THE NELS CLINE FOUR
April/May 2018
ANOURAR BRAHEM
April 2018
JIM BLACK - MALAMUTE
April/May 2018
DANS DANS
May 2018
KRONOS QUARTET
October/November 2018
MYRA MELFORD „SNOWY EGRET“
November/December 2018
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