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CD/DVD DisksR.I.P. トリスタン・ホンジンガーNo. 305

#2259『Toshinori Kondo, Tristan Honsinger: This, That & The Other』

1987 (reissue:1996)
Basic 50007

Text by Kayo Fushiya 伏谷佳代

Toshinori Kondo (trumpet, electronics, voice)
Trinstan Honsinger (cello, voices)
Sean Bergin (saxes, melodica, voices)
Tiziana Simona (vocals)
Micheal Moore (clarinet)
Jean Jacques Avenel (bass)
Steve Noble (drums, voices)

All compositions: Tristan Honsinger
Recorded & mixed at Studio 44 by Max Bollemann
Liner Notes: Bert Noglik



This album conveys a relaxed atmosphere of the good days of European free scene, its “magnetic ground” Amsterdam: the city, in which Tristan Honsinger, Sean Bergin, Michael Moor, and Toshinori Kondo remained exile. Furthermore, three exquisite improvisers joined in here from various locations in Europe; Tiziana Simona from Italy, Jean Jacque Avenel from France, and Steve Noble from Britain (also notable that liner notes were by the pen of a prominent jazz journalist, Bert Noglik from Germany). Now that four of them (Honsinger, Kondo, Bergin, and Avenel) passed away, their encounter and its moment by moment itself seem to be incomparably precious. As the album title indicates, they know the fact that the essence of communication is its impossibilities for mutual understanding, then, followed by “all-at-once-ness” in the chatty but not-crowded mood. While keeping theatrical, chamber music-like constructability, the composition of Tristan Honsinger makes junctures for folky and free approaches, equally emphasize the tension of individual fragment. The taste of “off-hand plays” created by the battle-harden instrumentalists is superb.

Tristan Honsinger was gone on August 5th, 2023, in Trieste, the border town in Italy that James Joyce had loved at one time. The great improviser seems to have lived the life of minstrel to his utmost limit. (*Honorific titles are omitted)


伏谷佳代 (Kayo Fushiya) 1975年仙台市出身。早稲田大学卒業。欧州に長期居住し(ポルトガル・ドイツ・イタリア)各地の音楽シーンに通暁。欧州ジャズとクラシックを中心にジャンルを超えて新譜・コンサート/ライヴ評(月刊誌/Web媒体)、演奏会プログラムやライナーノーツの執筆・翻訳など多数。


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