back to
Intakt Records
We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Free Hoops (24bit Hi​-​Res 96khz)

by SYLVIE COURVOISIER TRIO with Drew Gress and Kenny Wollesen

supported by
earleybr
earleybr thumbnail
earleybr Easily one of my favorite albums. I mean of all time. For some reason, Dolphy's "Out to Lunch" keeps jumping in my head when I listen to this, although this album sounds almost nothing like that one. I think the connection is this: when I heard "Out to Lunch" for the first time, I had an overwhelming feeling that music would stay with me my entire life. I have the same feeling about this album. Favorite track: Free Hoops.
Lisa Bella Donna
Lisa Bella Donna thumbnail
Lisa Bella Donna Been listening to Sylvie closely for many years now. She's always in forward motion. This record is a wonderful journey front to back.

I love interplay and conversations between this trio. All projected with a beautifully captured recording.

Favorite Track "Highway 1"
/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    THIS IS THE 24bit Hi-Res 96khz FLAC VERSION!
    You will get the CD booklet (as a PDF file) with liner notes and photos as a bonus if you buy the whole album.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $15.80 USD  or more

     

1.
2.
Lulu Dance 06:43
3.
Just Twisted 04:10
4.
5.
As We Are 05:08
6.
7.
Galore 07:27
8.
9.
Highway 1 09:03

about

Intakt CD 351

Sylvie Courvoisier presents a new trio album at the height of her mastery and success. 
"Free Hoops" (Intakt CD 351) follows the widely celebrated trio album "D'Agala" (Intakt CD 300) which "The New York Times" counted as among the best records of the year. 
With every concert and every album this glorious trio's modus operandi becomes more clear – Sylvie Courvoisier, Drew Gress and Kenny Wollesen play morphing music by turns intricately detailed and ambiguously wide open. The music Courvoisier writes is rigorously organized and calls for ensemble precision, as a few thorny unisono heads demonstrate. But the music also 
harbors a misterioso, dreamlike quality that may surface at any time, induced by a wistful ostinato or moonlit piano arpeggio stubbornly repeated, or by a quiet episode that underscores the depth of the trio's sonic space. 
They also do that good stuff we prize jazz for – the happy swing-ing, the coming together when they make complex material sing, and the flying apart when the players explore it on their own.

Reviews: www.intaktrec.ch/rev351.htm

credits

released September 18, 2020

Sylvie Courvoisier: Piano, Compositions
Drew Gress: Bass
Kenny Wollesen: Drums & Wollesonic

Recorded on December 20th, 2019, by Ryan Streber at Oktaven Audio, Mount Vernon, NY. Mixed on February 2nd, 2020, by James Farber at Sear Sound Studio, New York City. Asst. engineer and editing: Owen Mulholland. Mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk, Peekskill, NY. Cover art: Veronique Hoegger. Graphic design: Jonas Schoder. Photo: Mimi Chakarova. Liner notes: Kevin Whitehead. Recording produced by David Breskin and Sylvie Courvoisier. CD produced by Intakt Records, Patrik Landolt, Anja Illmaier, Florian Keller.

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Sylvie Courvoisier Brooklyn, New York

Sylvie Courvoisier is a pianist, composer and improviser. Born in Lausanne, Switzerland, Courvoisier moved to New York in 1998 and has lived in Brooklyn since that time.

shows

contact / help

Contact Sylvie Courvoisier

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like Free Hoops (24bit Hi-Res 96khz), you may also like: