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Bill Bruford and Michiel Borstlap - In Concert In Holland (DVD)

Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 1st November 2004

Label: Summerfold
Catalogue Number: BBSF007DVD
Price: £7.99
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Bill Bruford and Michiel Borstlap - In Concert In Holland

This 90-minute DVD was filmed in two locations in Holland and brings together two of the leading lights in modern improvised music, the virtuoso Dutch pianist Michiel Borstlap, and British drummer Bill Bruford. The main programme of approximately one hour of concert footage from Nijmegen is accompanied by a further half-hour of backstage footage and bonus tracks from Maastricht. Each DVD is one of a limited edition of 2000 that comes with a bonus audio CD of the DVD soundtrack, and is individually numbered.

Neither quite rock, nor quite jazz, both men believe in a music with immediacy, with authorship, and without boundaries or safety nets. Their instant compositions resonate with happy coincidence, brilliant technique, human accident, unforced error, missed chances, astonishing good luck, hidden intentions, oblique references and the full catalogue of happenstance that is mirrored in all human existence, and is just the kind of place in which both men can live and breathe and have their being.

This wonderfully evocative live DVD captures two great musicians pushing the boundaries of music and particularly jazz.

Bill Bruford is best known for his work with British bands Yes, King Crimson, Genesis, and UK. He has also led his own bands Bruford and the more straight ahead jazz combo Earthworks, which he leads to this day. Bill has also recorded a great many albums with various other like-minded jazz musicians such as Patrick Moraz and Ralph Towner.

Michiel Borstlap is a world-renowned jazz pianist who has also worked with many great jazz musicians over the years, most notably with Jimmy Haslip, Toots Thielmanns, and Pat Metheny.

This DVD will appeal not only to Bruford and Borstlap fans, but also to lovers of modern jazz and cuttin-edge spontaneous music of any genre, and in this sense this limited-edition DVD will surely prove popular. The audio CD Every Step A Dance, Every Word a Song BBSF 006 CD, released simultaneously, features an entirely different programme.

Prologue (Borstlap), Game of chess (Borstlap), Conception (Borstlap), Camilla (Borstlap), Two Left Shoes (Bruford/Borstlap), Mr. B.B. (Borstlap), Arabian Quest (Bruford/Borstlap), Happenstance (Bruford/Borstlap), Peacock Strut (Bruford/Borstlap), Sintar Klaas is boos (Bruford/Borstlap), Round Midnight (Monk/Williams/Hanighen).


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