"Bebop favors small ensembles, such as trios, quartets and soloists of great virtuosity. Perhaps the element that has undergone a major change within the Bebop revolution has been the pace with the proliferation of syncopation and complex rhythmic figures. The phrasing is flexible, nervous, full of jumps." --Loot, E..
"In the Elington conception, it isn't the instrument that's being played that makes the difference but the man who plays it. The leader of our next group has found himself in the same situation which Mr. Elington has known, that of establishing a very distinctive, original personal sound and then hearing it coming back from all his admirers and being forced to extend his own creative boundaries, once again, to find something that is, again, distinctively his own." --Willis Conniver, introducing the Miles Davis' sextet at the Newport Jazz Festival, May of 1958.
"One, two, one, two. Left, right, left. Take me by the hand. No control, no pudency. I'll let go, come conduct me in this dance. Keep the pace, I'll follow. It's you who set the tone. Step by step I draw your image on the floor. Move me, point me the right direction. Composing everyday the wildest musical. Unison: vibrating on the same frequency, the most consonant of all the harmonies. Dissonance: remain unadapted, untamed and unresolved, a refusal of constraints, the beauty of subversion. This rhythm, it never slows. Heart beats fast, motion grows. This beat only gets stronger. Makes we dance, lose control. And there's no conductor as the will to go." --Bebop, by Campbell Trio.
released June 1, 2015
"Bebop" was originally released in April 2012 on a 4-way CD-R split with Goddard (USA), Debate (Brazil) and Motel Mattress (EUA). You can listen to the original version of the song at quad4.bandcamp.com
"Bebop" was written, produced, engineered, performed and mixed by Campbell Trio at Diego's bedroom, except for the drums, that were recorded at Cultural Center Mariani. Porto Alegre, Brazil, May 2012.
Engineered and rerecorded by Campbell Trio at DIego's bedroom. Porto Alegre, Brazil, Jan 2013.
Mixed and mastered by Campbell Trio at Diego's bedroom. Porto Alegre, Apr 2015.
The subtitle, "The Instability of the Downbeat", is a quote from Argus Montenegro - a legendary brazilian jazz drummer - taken from the feature length documentary of the same name about his life and times. The drums for Campbell Trio's first EP were recorded using Argus' old set of cymbals from the 60's.
Thank you for listening.