Director: Guy Girard
Time: 41 mins
Eye of Sound: Sometimes Duke, sometimes duck. A broken ballad will quickly morph into a spinning waltz of dissonant melodies and then build into harmonic skyscrapers that were not made to last. Fluid, fast, seductive, sometimes even glamorous cascades of sound; intensely psychedelic, fractal patterns of bliss that are nevertheless human and soulful; radiant and joyful as the few happy sundays we have in our lives - the ICP will settle for nothing less. As for the film, it is filled with liquid effects distorting the image, a welcome "innovation" in concert-films that adds to the fractality of ICP's music (although the excessive focus on Bennink is rather unjustified, given the Orchestra's philosophy and the abounding excellency of the remaining players). An excellent concert displaying some of the best jazz music in Europe today. And watch out for an incendiary hyper-textual take on Monk's Criss-Cross.