14.09.14

09.05.14

a new clip from the reto suhner quartet, filmed live at jazzclub moods the 1st of may:

12.03.14

mats spillmann organises a new serie of concerts; come and check it out!
THADAA

23.02.14

plurism’s new record “FUFU TRYOUT” with southafrica’s great trumpetplayer, mr. fezile “feya” faku, and my fake-african-folksongs will be out soon!

fufu tryout

16.02.14

a little preview for the new mats-up record “life is live” (cominig out in may):

16.02.14

voilà the teasers for the new records “L’envol” of the pauline ganty quartet:

 

15.08.13

after a warm and lazy summer a few announcements:
PLURISM is recording a new album, with songs inspired by african music which featers johnnesburg based trumpetplayer feya faku, there will be concerts with the feya faku 5tet, a little releasetour with the marcus wyatt ZAR 4tet, the releasetour with the peter eigenmann nonett, a live recording with the reto suhner 4tet, a recording session with singer pauline ganty, concerts with the ljo…it’s gonna be a busy autumn!

12.12.12

a little movie from the 4tet project led by south african trumpetplayer marcus wyatt; somewhen there will be a record coming out too :-)

13.11.12

the cd MATS UP SPIELT PSALMEN VON SAID is out now, and we will be on tour in germany and switzerland november 23.-29., here a little preview:

11.10.12

“we should recite the sutra with the ears” (shunryu suzuki), what an advice for group improvisation!

and one more PLURISM-clip:

08.06.12

performing with plurism, recording with mats-up, two projects with south-african trumpetplayer marcus wyatt including the “shocking” experience of playing with pianomonster africa mkhize, rehearsals for the new ljo-record and the honor of playing with joe hader…it was an intense month. and finally i find the time to put online three songs by plurism, filmed at the bejazz-winterfestival january 2012:

 

 

02.04.12

that’s what vivalamusica writes about untitled yet: “«Enfant je rêvais d’être romancier mais arrivé en bas de la première page, il m’a semblé impossible d’écrire un livre entier. Puis j’ai voulu être poète mais tout ce qui venait sur le papier était lamentable. Mon troisième souhait fut d’être chanteur et parolier, malheureusement sans succès. Aujourd’hui, j’essaie de ne plus penser à ce que j’aimerais être et de simplement faire ce qui me plaît: composer, jouer de la batterie et improviser avec des musiciens que j’admire»...A l’écoute du premier opus de son nouveau trio, on a tôt fait de se rendre compte que Dominic Egli n’est pas tombé si loin de ses premières aspirations. Car quoi de plus poétique que ces mélodies minimales, ces lignes claires, comme on dit pour la bande dessinée lorsqu’un simple trait vous taille un personnage, un décor, qu’il ne reste qu’à colorer. Shnorakal Yemcommence par exemple par deux notes au «toypiano», le tictac d’une antique horloge, qui devient carillon. Le poème suit sa propre route et nous emmène, à noires toujours égales, un peu en-dehors des gammes conventionnelles. C’est une machine sentimentale, à laquelle le saxophone insuffle enfin la vie, et la suite de noires devient le thème doux-amer d’une ballade. Pour appeler son album «encore innommé», il faut bien être un peu poète, avoir le goût du non-dit, de l’évocateur. Le morceau titre a donc les traits d’un haïku musical, unisson entre sax et contrebasse qui deux fois apparaît au milieu du concert déconcertant d’un free flottant. Quant aux aspirations de «singer/songwriter», nul besoin de voix ni de texte: le batteur s’est inventé un folklore africain imaginaire qui chante une langue universelle. C’est une végétation tropicale et luxuriante qu’évoque le kalimba, piano à pouces d’Oumou et Malcolm se rencontrent au bord de la mer, avant de devenir forêt de baguettes, richesse prolifique sans être musclée des rythmes en lisière des tomes. Donat Fisch y nage serein mais vif, affectionnant quelques excursions à contre-courant de l’harmonie, entre deux appels suivi d’un break où l’on croit, comme dans Flames, saisir le sens du dialecte, les syllabes souriantes du saxophone. Romancier, Dominic Egli l’est enfin dans le medium swing feutré de Ferrari Testosterossa, son ambiance de contrebande où l’action suit un scénario rythmique précis, notamment pour le solo miraculeux de Bossard, où les pains se multiplient. Est insensible celui qui ne frémit pas à la danse des ballets sur la caisse claire, suspense agrémenté d’une grosse caisse à la clave originale, qui pour les besoins de Snow in March sonne comme un tas de neige. Car dans les écrits d’Egli chaque apparition de cymbale est un événement, et le chef d’orchestre a deux baguettes en main, qu’il change d’une scène à l’autre pour dicter les dynamiques.”

the LJO will perform together with dave douglas at the langnau jazznights, the 26th of july, what a dream come true…

now available on DVD: don li’s orbital garden 48 hour rhythm around the clock, extracts from the live performance (48 minutes, 48 drummers). what an experience! www.orbitalgarden.com

29.11.11

good news: i just received two boxes with 750 cds: UNTITLED YET is the title of PLURISMs first album with my compositions, it will be released on UNIT RECORDS in january 2012 and we will baptise it at the bejazz winterfestival in bern the 21st of january. i hope to see you there!

you can find this album in any good record store or order it directly here: eglidominic[at]hotmail.com
for Sfr 29.-, shipping included (switzerland)

untitled yet

29.09.11

i’m a new member of the LJO lucerne jazz orchestra :-)

28.03.11

after a stormy winter “spring is here” and i’m happy to anounce two new projects: on invitation of dominik alig i will present a longgrown idea in his club MUST34A coming thursday 31.3. in bern: “OBRONI KOFI, a fake african orchestra” will present some of my african inspired compositions, and i’m happy that patrice moret b, marc mean p, andreas tschopp tb and reto suhner as will share this experiment with me. and, having dreamt of playing with saxophonplayer donat fisch for years, i fullfill myself the dream and reform my trio PLURISM with him and bassplayer raffaele bossart; we will record an album in july and will release it on unit records. jibiie!

07.08.10

matsup is chosen for the finals of the BMW-Jazzcontest next year; i’m exited. and, i’m invited to play a duo concert with marc mean with my music at the bernau-minifestival in bern/wabern the 4th of november, i’m curious what’s going to happen. and, miniatur orchester’s new promo video is now online on our myspace-site or on youtube:

and, i sell my beloved custom-made giannini-kit (18” 12” 14”) and a beautiful vintage blue oyster ludwig (22” 13” 16” 18”), contact me if you’re interested…and: its a dusty day

07.10.09

the “miniatur orchester”, our new project for which araxi karnusian writes music on grooves by simon fankhauser and me, has just recorded a bunch of “doubledrums&horns dixiebalkanimproworldbeat”-songs, and i’m happy to announce that the album “pro specie rara” will be baptised on february 28th 2010 at the festival “jazzwerkstatt bern 2010” (www.myspace.com/miniaturorchester). And, matsup’s new record “5” is out now on unit records, i’m proud to be on it and to play the three releaseconcerts this month

15.10.08

K:E:B’s album “gunzgen sued” will be released the 24th of october! Radio DRS2 will broadcast some music and an interview the 28th of october, and in november we will be playing six concerts. release-partys will be in bern the 8th of november (dampfzentrale) and in zurich the 16th of november (bazillus)

12.07.08

in march, my trio K:E:B spent a week in a villa on the beautiful island elba. we recorded lots of music, and i’m glad that unit records is bringing out our album “gunzgen sued” in october!

23.02.08

peter frei has founded a new trio and i’m proud to be part of it. under the name DEGEN/FREI/EGLI we will perform with the incredible american pianoplayer and composer bob degen, gigs are announced on my concert page

10.01.08

i’m happy that araxi karnusian’s new cd “interrupted” with her 9 piece ensemble “strange sounds - beautiful music” (including a string quartet) is out now! a suite in three parts of colorful crossover music between classical music and afroamerican jazz- concerts will be coming up during the year

20.09.05

out now:
peter frei “three trios”
peter frei (bass), dominic egli (drums); colin vallon (piano), micheal zisman (bandoneon), rafael schilt (tenor saxophone); daniel dettwiler (soundengineer), martin schilt (artwork), peter bürli (executive producer, radio drs2), tom gsteiger (linernotes), friederike kulcsar (translation), recorded november 2004 at radiostudio zürich, brambus records (www.brambus.com)

devided in three sets, this record by master-bassplayer peter frei features three different trios with the soloists colin vallon (piano), michael zisman (bandoneon) and rafael schilt (tenorsax); the open interpretations of sometimes loosly arranged broadwaysongs show frei’s unique and allways surprising comping-concept that keeps the musicians awake for any kind of interaction and requires their full creativity. i’m very happy with the result.

You can find this album in any good record Store or order it directly here: eglidominic[at]hotmail.com
for Sfr 30.-, shipping included (Switzerland)

peter frei three trios