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The Dive

by Ducktapeticket

The string trio with extra duck, playing everything from Jazz to Rock with focus on groove and improvisation.
Genre: Jazz: Chamber Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. You Don't Have to Be Drunk to Feel That Way (But It Certainly Helps)
5:31 $1.10
2. Part of Us
6:20 $1.10
3. Some Nerve
4:21 $1.10
4. News from Aleppo
7:21 $1.10
5. Fliegende Steinbrüche
4:30 $1.10
6. Cadenza
2:55 $1.10
7. Bear Island
5:25 $1.10
8. Bear Island (Coda)
2:45 $1.10
9. The Great Grutz
4:06 $1.10
10. Voyage
5:39 $1.10
11. The Lord Is Listenin' to Ya, Hallelujah
6:04 $1.10
12. The Archduke of Arnhem's Allemande
3:59 $1.10
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Album Notes
It was a beautiful summer night in the shadowy pools of Central Park when, for the first time, a duck eyed the curious wooden object that had landed in the water with the singing of strings and then a splash. At this time, the duck knew little about the wild jazz parties in the posh appartements around it, and even less of the heart-rending scene that had ended with the viola player throwing his instrument out of the window before swearing - but that is another story for another time. The duck, that much is certain, soon became a sought-after bebop soloist in Harlem night clubs, then played in a few Hippie era rock bands before moving to Europe in the seventies and challenging the greatest jazz composers to diving contests. Since 2006, the duck is the mentor and heart of its own string trio.

This album, recorded in the summer of 2014, captures the string trio DuckTapeTicket doing what it does best: Grooving ahead into just about any territory the three players like, playing jazz tunes, funk rhythms, taking influences wherever they happen to fly by from, improvising inspiredly and intriguing the listener with the seemingly unlimited possibility of their instruments. A centuries old chamber ensemble is rediscovered as a grooving, improvising string band. On "The Dive", their first full-length CD, DuckTapeTicket focus on their own compositions, with only three covers. Every track is different from the others, the only constant being the curiosity and originality of the players.

Some announcements and dedications (from the original liner notes)

You don't have to be drunk to feel that way (but it certainly helps)
A small but spiny melody, with one leg on the playa of Black Rock City, Nevada. Between solos, an appearance of the dreaded Marjorie, courtesy of Messrs. Fry and Laurie.

Part of us
Composed for the contest „FutureSounds“ at the Leverkusen Jazztage, which we luckily proceeded to win. The given motto was „Renaissance of Love“; anything, in order to be reborn, must first be killed, so we let two contrasting themes loose on each other. Spoiler alert: Happy end, they figure out they're actually one and the same.

Bear Island
Dedicated to a small island in southern Finland, one of the most beautiful places on earth (though quite devoid of actual bears). For this CD, we unearthed this piece from 2009 and added the downright epic coda.

The Archduke of Arnhem's Allemande
The only part of a suite about sovereigns that has survived our ruthless test playing. The B section borrowed shamelessly from the Allman Brothers. By the way, there has never been an Archduke in the beautiful town of Arnhem and the piece is actually a Gigue.

Fliegende Steinbrüche
Flying Quarries: The feeling of having escaped university bureaucracy for another year. Featuring our amazing friend Johannes Maas on guitar.

The Lord is listenin' to ya, Hallelujah
The incredible composer Carla Bley has been an inspiration for many years and has personally lauded our version of „Utviklingssang“, so here's another one of hers. Has been providing us with uplifting live moments ever since our first concert back in 2009.

Große Grütze
The Great Duckweed, Slush, Grits: A tribute to an inspiring journey to the beautiful lakes of the Uckermark.



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