For the Kick of It Christy Doran's Sound Fountain
- 1Every Dog Has It's Day08:30
- 2Thanks to Otmar05:04
- 3Andromeda (Trio Version)08:41
- 4Abstraccion Felina07:11
- 5Fountain V01:20
- 6The Spanish Moment05:26
- 7For the Kick of It06:56
- 8Fountain II02:13
- 9Bad News Babe (Trio Version)05:21
Info for For the Kick of It
Christy Doran's Sound Fountain Trio (with Franco Fontanarrosa on Bass and Lukas Mantel on Drums) explores the musical territories pushing to the limits the capabilities of the standard guitar trio.
In his 70th year of age, the guitarist now wants to immerse himself in a fountain of youth again, but in doing so he focuses all his creative power on a single project. The dream band has long had a shining reputation: Sound Fountain, the collaboration that has existed since 2014 with Argentine bassist Franco Fontanarrosa and Lukas Mantel, one of the most innovative Swiss drummers. They are extremely close both in a human and musical sense, Christy Doran said. "It's incredibly fun to play and be with Franco and Lukas. A lot more is going to happen!" After the two celebrated live CDs "Belle Epoque" from 2015 (BTLCHR71242) and "Undercurrent" from 2017 (INTCHR 71326), this announcement can be taken literally. Their first album completely created in a studio, "For The Kick Of It", was recorded in no man's land 200 kilometres beyond Cordoba and mixed by the legendary Australian sound master Aaron Mason.
The numerous tours and concerts have served Doran, Fontanarrosa and Mantel well, bringing them together even more than ever before to form a closed, homogeneous, organic unit. Abundant drive, highly complicated meters, sudden or strangely searching topics, but also clearly driving body rhythms, atmospheric relaxation zones, theatrical actions, electronically supported howling and chuckling, small outbursts of violence, recitative near-standstill, short pretences of tenderness, which arise in furious sound loops or seemingly free lyrical confusion, small sound paths that quietly put themselves in the corner: all of this is transformed on "For The Kick Of It" into spiritual, artistically brilliant entertainment, created in the midst of a highly artistic flow of ideas.
Christy Doran, electric guitar
Franco Fontanarrosa, electric bass
Lukas Mantel, drums
was born in Dublin, Ireland and has lived in Lucerne, Switzerland since his childhood. His father was an Irish ballad singer, providing Christy with his first exposure to music.
In the 1970´s he was a founding member (along with Fredy Studer, Urs Leimgruber and Bobby Burri) of the seminal Swiss band "OM". Tours throughout Europe, radio/TV - appearances, workshops, music for ballet, theatre and film. Over the years, his career has included countless solo concerts, in which he regularly pushes to the limits the capabilities of a single guitar. He has played in duos with Marty Ehrlich, Harry Pepl, Fritz Hauser, Dave Doran, Dom Um Romao, John Wolf-Brennan, Robert Dick, Ray Anderson, among others. After playing in a trio with Jasper van´t Hof, he went on to form the "Christy Doran´s May 84" septet with Norma Winstone, Trilok Gurtu, Urs Leimgruber, Rosko Gee, Dom Um Romao and Dave Doran. He has been a member of the "Peter Warren Quartet" with Victor Lewis and John Surman, and "RED TWIST & TUNED ARROW" with Stephan Wittwer and Fredy Studer (1985 - 1987).
Christy Doran was also a co-founder of "Doran/Studer/Burri/Magnenat," (later "Doran/Studer/Gerber/Magnenat") and member of a quartet with Bobby Previte, Mark Helias and Gary Thomas. He played in a trio with Marilyn Mazur and Kim Clarke, as well as with Sibylle Pomorin´s "Augeries of Speed" meeting Terry Jenour, Annie Whitehead, Kim Clarke, Herb Robertson, Kamal Sabir. As a member of Urs Leimgruber´s "Ensemble Bleu" he also played with Francoise Kubler, Louis Sclavis, Hans Koch.
Other performances have included work with Carla Bley, Albert Mangelsdorff, Bob Stewart, Edvard Vesala, Charlie Mariano, Manfred Schoof, Iréne Schweizer, Aldo Romano, Piérre Favre, Peter Schärli, Glenn Ferris, Wolfgang Dauner, Fernando Sounders, Heiri Känzig, Julio Barreto, Sonny Sharrock, Jim Meneses, Keven Bruce Harris, Martin Schütz, Daniel Mouton, Ronan Guilfoyle, Marc Peterson, Burhan Oecal, Werner Lüdi, Christoph Baumann, Lars Lindvall, Mark Halbheer, Urs Blöchlinger, Günter Müller, Lauren Newton, Tim Berne, Jim Black, Gunther Schuller, Airto Moreira a.o. He has toured in Europe, North-Africa, India, the Caribic, Mexico, Bolivia, the U.S. and Canada.
1989 began a collaboration with trombonist Ray Anderson, which lead to the trio ANDERSON/BENNINK/DORAN (including drummer Han Bennink), which disbanded 1997.
1993 Christy Doran, together with Fredy Studer started the project "DORAN/STUDER/MINTON/BATES & ALI" play the music of JIMI HENDRIX". 1994 Django Bates was replaced by cellist Tom Cora. 1995/96 the band played in quartet with Phil Minton, Amin Ali, Fredy Studer and Christy Doran. Tours with this band throughout Europe, Scandinavia, , the US and Canada.
Since 1993 Christy Doran is working with American flutist Robert Dick and English drummer Steve Argüelles as the A.D.D. - Trio. 1994 Fredy Studer and Christy Doran refounded the double-bass - quartet with Jean-François Jenny-Clark (acoustic bass/Paris) and Jamaaladeen Tacuma (electric bass/Philadelphia).
1994 Swedish saxofonist Thomas Jàderlund invited Doran to play in the "Amazing Orchestra" (with Guy Klucevsek, Stein-Erik Tafjord, Svante Henryson, Tomasz Stanko, and Jonny Axelsson). A new collaboration with Albert Mangelsdorff, Bruno Spoerri and Reto Weber started 1997.
Recordings have included those with Hank Roberts, Joe McPhee, Corin Curschellas, Hardy Hepp, Helmut Zerlett, Iréne Lorenz, Boris Salchak, besides several recordings with musicians mentioned above.
Christy Doran´s current groups include "Christy Doran´s New Bag" (founded Dec. 97) with vocalist Bruno Amstad, Wolfgang Zwiauer on electric bass, and Fabian Kurattli on drums. the A.D.D. trio, and "Spöerri-Doran-Weber" with Albert Mangelsdorff.
Christy Doran also teaches at the "Musikhochschule" of Lucerne/Switzerland.
This album contains no booklet.