New album coming up through Challenge Records!!!
Celano/Badenhorst/Baggiani feat Wolfert Brederode on piano
27 May Album presentation at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam
“The amalgam of styles and the genre-bending are characteristic of this group of musicians. Musical categories are abandoned and boundaries overruled.Surprisingly, pianist Wolfert Brederode has been added to the trio.This is remarkable … the ECM artist is a breed improviser who holds up tightly within this remarkable combo. His contributions are adventurous and effective “Concert review Paradox – Louis Obbens – DraaiOmJeOren
“Playful and capricious.
Marcos Baggiani, Guillermo Celano and Joachim Badenhorst work together on a unique balance of composition and improvisation that feels as recognisable as strange.
That in turn ensures that you, as a listener, are also forced to keep on raising your ears and discovering that special synergy.”
Enola– Guy Peters
“…refined soundscapes treated in such a way that a delicious, almost non-abstract happiness remains.”
Jazzism ****1/2 Ken Vos
“beautiful abstract sound structures with contrasting rhythmic patterns…Sweet-toned and powerful at once.”
Ben Taffijn – Draai om je oren 8-5-19
“The sound of the trio is almost like their presence itself, deeply human. Together, they create a unique music world in which we can trip through time amid our own emotions”.
Sightsong, (JP) Dec 2018
“Their catchy tempos and deep melodic reveries present an approachable demeanour, but it isn’t long before wild divergences and curious eruptions of volatility take over, leaving a paradoxical amalgamation of just what is what. The resulting confusion is the source of this album’s charm.The perpetual challenge of reconciling the embraceable passages with those more abrupt and acerbic is a limitless source of fun and intrigue”
Birth is the worm, D Sumner, (U.S.A).
“You hear 3 sound magicians who, to their heart’s content, search for the unexplored areas, looking for the ultimate structures that can give them and the listener the necessary pleasure. Anyone who has already wandered around the labyrinths of these borderline sound manipulators should definitely experience the band live”.
G T Briquet. Let’s talk jazz (BE)
This trio is delving into a re-imagination of the boundaries between improvisation and composition, of abstract sound explorations and harmonic passages.
Celano/Badenhorst/Baggiani is opening different musical spaces for these strong personalities, taking off from the unconventional instrumentation and exploring the horizons of the postmodern paradigm.
Joachim Badenhorst’s (Antwerpen) work ranges from solo improvisation, collaborative encounters and project with John Butcher and Paul Lytton, to compositions for his septet Carate Urio Orchestra.
Dividing his time drifting between Belgium and different cities in the US and Europe, Joachim continues to attempt at a more intimate and site-specific aesthetic language that can resonate with different audiences.
Guillermo Celano and Marcos Baggiani are known personalities in the Amsterdam improvisation scene, but also proved their enormous flexibility by being active in the most divergent scenes.