Big Bizar Habit / Strings Only



Marc van Vugt/Big BIzar Habit

Big Bizar Habit / Strings Only

CD number: Timeless-records cdsjp 462

Date: 2000


Price:EUR 20.00

Article number: bmp008

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ABOUT THE MUSIC

"...Marc van Vugt’s Big Bizar Habit, in which string players yield to and rise against horn players and in which the more recent history of jazz has been brought together.."

"...Echoes of Charlie Haden’s Liberation Orchestra and John McLaughlin’s Mahavishnu Orchestra."

"Music on the one hand filled with passion and on the other driven by the heartbeat of a hectic life."

"The broad and sometimes unusual harmonic inventions evoke a panoramic atmosphere in which intimate, poetic stories are told."

"While the vaudeville atmosphere remains recognizable, the jazz element is slightly more emphasized and there’s even room for some solid rock and roll."

"Mostly the music sounds attractively mysterious, a little wayward but never rejecting, at times even seductive."
About Strings Only

"Modern chamber music full of harrowing and twisting harmonies and sadly comforting songs"

"Their performance resulted in nearly an infinite number of both original and catchy melodies, the duo must have a warehouse of songs hidden somewhere, containing enough material for the ages to come.

"In between the fairy-like sounds, for example, there was this funky arrangement in which the strings sounded like the horn section behind Stevie Wonder and the string players gratefully benefited from the ample space provided for improvisation."

Big Bizar Habit are:

Marc van Vugt - guitars/composer, Ineke van Doorn - vocals/piano, Toon de Gouw - trumpet, Kees Adolfsen - trombone, Jasper Le Clercq - violin, Jeffrey Bruinsma - violin, Friedmar Hitzer - viola, Emile Visser - cello, Wiro Mahieu - string bass, Hans Verdoorn - drums, Mete Erker - tenor/soprano sax/(bass) clarinet.

Track listing

CD1: Big Bizar Habit
1. Why Black Bears Wear Black
2. Mysterons
3. Black Belt To White Belt
4. The Collar
5. Hyoshi
6. The Witch's Dream 7. I Don't Know What I'm Heading For
8. Will Bill
9. Into The Heart
10. Sixth Avenue
11. Le Dirigeable Fantastique

CD2: Strings Only
1. Isaya
2. Tuta's Kamer
3. I Don't Know What I'm Heading For
4. Tijd
5. De Man Zonder Hoed
6. But Kenny Play?

Lyrics

lyrics Big Bizar Habit (eng)

lyrics Strings Only (nl/eng)


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