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Blue Note Records podąża za obyczajowymi zmianami i prezentuje formację Artemis, złożoną z samych kobiet. w składzie Artemis znajduje się pianistka i dyrektor muzyczna Renee Rosnes, klarnecistka Anat Cohen, saksofonistka Melissa Aldana, trębaczka Ingrid Jensen, kontrabasistka Noriko Ueda, perkusistka Allison Miller oraz wokalistka Cécile McLorin Salvant.
Grupa zebrała się po raz pierwszy latem 2017 roku. Wtedy to na europejskich festiwalowych scenach można było usłyszeć tą grupę jazzmanek, które dopiero miały przyjąć nazwę Artemis. Sama nazwa powstała na cześć Artemidy – greckiej bogini, córki Zeusa i Leto, opiekunki młodych dziewcząt, bogini polowania, dzikiej przyrody i czystości.

O każdej z członkiń zespołu można by sporo powiedzieć, te najbardziej znane to z pewnością Cécile McLorin Salvant i Renee Rosnes.
Cécile McLorin Salvant w 2010 roku wygrała Międzynarodowy Konkurs Wokalny im. Theloniusa Monka. W 2014 roku jej drugi album „WomanChild” zdobył nominację do nagrody Grammy. Każdy z jej trzech kolejnych albumów: „For One To Love”, „Dreams and Daggers” i „The Window” zdobył nagrodę Grammy w kategorii Najlepszy Jazzowy Album Wokalny. Współpracowała z takimi artystami, jak Aaron Diehl, Archie Shepp, Wynton Marsalis, John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton, Renee Rosnes, Bill Charlap, Fred Hersch, Jacky Terrasson i Darcy James Argue.

Renee Rosnes to jedna najbardziej uznanych pianistek jazzowych i kompozytorek swojego pokolenia. Występowała i nagrywała z takimi mistrzami, jak Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, J.J. Johnson, James Moody i Bobby Hutcherson. Wydała 17 nagrań, z czego 10 nakładem Bleu Note Records, a na wielu wystąpiła jako muzyk sesyjny. Zdobyła pięć nagród Juno oraz pojawiła się na albumie „Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap: The Silver Lining, The Songs of Jerome Kern”, który zdobył nagrodę Grammy.
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Throughout its eight-decade history, Blue Note Records has been celebrated as a home for the leading voices in jazz. The label continues that tradition with the release of the self-titled debut from ARTEMIS, the supergroup comprising seven of the most acclaimed musicians in modern jazz. Featuring pianist and musical director Renee Rosnes, clarinetist Anat Cohen, tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, bassist Noriko Ueda, drummer Allison Miller, and featured vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant, ARTEMIS conjures a powerful collective voice from this septet of visionary bandleaders and composers.
The band initially assembled at Rosnes’ behest for a European festival tour three years ago. “I chose musicians whom I respected and wanted to make music with,” the pianist says, “and after performing together, I realized that we had a brilliant chemistry. We decided to explore the possibilities of what might develop over time. That’s how ARTEMIS was born.”
The group is distinctive not only for bringing together seven singular artists, each renowned for their own remarkable solo career; but for its multi-generational and globe-spanning line-up, with members hailing from the US, Canada, France, Chile, Israel, and Japan.
“Each member of ARTEMIS is a unique character which is what a band needs – versatility,” says Cohen. “That’s what makes life interesting and that’s what makes music fascinating – the personalities.”
“The Greek goddess Artemis is an explorer, a torch bringer, a protector of young children, and a goddess of the hunt,” explains Jensen, who conceived of the band’s name. “I feel that her character is indicative of the energies and wide array of musical tapestries that ARTEMIS the band brings to the stage as we take our music to the moon, the stars, and beyond.”
Despite its relatively brief existence, ARTEMIS has performed on some of the country’s most iconic stages, from Carnegie Hall and the Tisch Center for the Arts at 92Y to the Newport Jazz Festival.
“On a sunny August afternoon in 2018, I was among the thousands of fans attending the Newport Jazz Festival who had their minds blown by ARTEMIS,” says Blue Note President Don Was. “Although each individual member of this supergroup is a bona fide jazz titan, these incredible musicians dwell in the rarefied air of bands whose whole is greater than the sum of its already sublime parts. Their musical conversation is sophisticated, soulful and powerful and their groove runs deep.”
The band’s debut album is a superb nine-song set that features material composed and/or arranged by each of the band’s six instrumentalists. ARTEMIS unfurls with a dynamic flow, stunningly eclectic yet entirely cohesive. “The group identity emerged organically,” Rosnes offers, and ARTEMIS discovered a thrilling collective vision early in its lifespan. “We are seven leaders, each with our own vision and personal point of view, but we play with a unified conception.”
The propulsive surge of Miller’s “Goddess Of The Hunt” kicks off the album with a steely urgency. Paying homage to the band’s namesake deity, Miller says that the piece “is a sonic exploration of the powerful traits that define women. We are resilient, tenacious, determined, life-giving, versatile, nurturing, elegant, mysterious, cunning, persistent, and patient. Each section of the piece rolls into the next, giving the listener a sense of continuum and the cycle of life.”
Rosnes’ contribution to the repertoire, “Big Top,” is a tour de force that makes a wry allusion to the perception of women in jazz as novelties. The composition’s carnival-inspired angularity, Rosnes says, uses a circus metaphor to “take the stereotype and rob it of its power. It’s only a matter of time before witnessing a group of women playing together – in terms of gender – will rightfully be unremarkable.”
The musical director created artful arrangements for Salvant’s two vocal pieces, a spellbinding rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “If It’s Magic” and the melancholy “Cry, Buttercup, Cry,” a lesser known song recorded by the vocalist Maxine Sullivan in the late 1940s. Rosnes also crafted a sly reimagining of Lee Morgan’s classic Blue Note hit “The Sidewinder,” forsaking the original’s forceful funk punch for a more stealthy, insinuating slinkiness that vibrantly features the agile three-horn frontline.
Aldana’s simmering “Frida” pays tribute to another ferociously inventive artist, the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Previously the subject of her celebrated 2019 album Visions, Kahlo inspired the saxophonist through “her own process of finding self-identity through art,” according to Aldana.
Cohen’s mesmerizing “Nocturno” seems to waft into the ear from a dreamscape. The composer says she was “inspired by Chopin and by solitude. I wanted to have a melody that floats over a moving rhythm in a ballad, like a lonely voice in the movement of life. I was imagining Melissa, Ingrid, and me playing that melody expressively in unison – something I love to do when I play with my two brothers [trumpeter Avishai and saxophonist Yuval] and now I also get to create that way with my new sisters.”
Ueda’s “Step Forward” begins with a tense, spiraling intro before bursting into an expansive waltz. The bassist was reminded of first hearing the whole tone sound in the piano pieces by the Japanese composer Yoshinao Nakata that she practiced as a child. While the song’s title alludes to the first step of a dance, Ueda adds, “I would like to think that it refers to a meaningful ‘step forward’ for woman in jazz as well.”
Ueda says, “Everyone in the band is a spectacular player with a voice of her own. You can hear colorful and diverse sounds and a range of expression in each of the compositions and arrangements.”
Jensen contributes a shadow-shrouded arrangement of The Beatles’ “The Fool on the Hill” – not just one of Lennon and McCartney’s many classic melodies, but a pointed political statement. Musing on the piece at a moment of pandemic and protest, the trumpeter asserts, “The title is self-explanatory. My idea was to capture an essence of the constant chatter we seem to be living with: the sorrow, the madness, the community support to be tapped into via conversation, and the change ahead. ARTEMIS is a group of extraordinary women whose combined energies and skills cannot be stifled into the label of an all-star band, as every time we meet to play our conversations both on and off-stage, lead to fluidly inspired magical musical events.”

Renee Rosnes - fortepian, dyrektor muzyczna
Anat Cohen - klarnet, klarnet basowy
Melissa Aldana - saksofon tenorowy
Ingrid Jensen - trąbka
Noriko Ueda - kontrabas
Allison Miller - perkusja
Cécile McLorin Salvant - wokal

1. Goddess Of The Hunt (Allison Miller)
2. Frida (Melissa Aldana)
3. The Fool On The Hill (John Lennon/Paul McCartney, arr. by Ingrid Jensen)
4. Big Top (Renee Rosnes)
5. If It’s Magic feat. Cécile McLorin Salvant (Stevie Wonder, arr. by Renee Rosnes)
6. Nocturno (Anat Cohen)
7. Step Forward (Noriko Ueda)
8. Cry Buttercup Cry feat. Cécile McLorin Salvant (Rocco Accetta)
9. The Sidewinder (Lee Morgan, arr. by Renee Rosnes)

wydano: 2020-09-11
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