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Amphibian Ardour

by Spinifex

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Amphibian Ardour is the fifth Spinifex studio CD, and the first one with tenor saxophonist John Dikeman. The album also features Flemish master trumpeter Bart Maris, who had already been part of Spinifex Maximus in 2015.
Amphibian Ardour includes compositions by alto saxophonist Tobias Klein, bassist Gonçalo Almeida, and music from Iranian and Pakistani Sufi traditions. It was recorded at Namouche Studio in Lisbon and beautifully mixed and mastered by Spinifex drummer Philipp Moser.
Dave Foxall (Jazz Journal, UK) wrote about the previous Spinifex CD ‘Veiled’: “ambitious yet unpretentious, tight, catchy, but also fearlessly exploratory and experimental.”


released November 15, 2017

Bart Maris : trumpet
Tobias Klein : alto saxophone
John Dikeman : tenor saxophone
Gonçalo Almeida : bass
Jasper Stadhouders : guitar
Philipp Moser : drums

Recorded by Joaquim Monte at Studio Namouche, Lisbon 
Mixed and mastered by Philipp Moser
#1, #3, #4, #6, #8 by Tobias Klein
#7, #10 by Gonçalo Almeida
#2, #5, #9 traditional

Cover art and graphic design by Gonçalo Almeida

Funding by Sena Muziekproductiefonds
Special thanks to Luis Vicente, Luis Lopes and Rui Eduardo Paes


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Spinifex Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tobias Klein - alto sax
Bart Maris - trumpet
John Dikeman - tenor sax
Jasper Stadhouders - guitar
Gonçalo Almeida - bass
Philipp Moser - drums

Non-Western music encounters Western contemporary composed music and anarchic European free improv clashes with tightly structured math metal. Extremely tight irregular structures are contrasted with extensive free improvisations.
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