World of Jazz 317

  1. Greg Ward Rogue Parade – Metropolis – Stomping Off From Greenwood (Greenleaf) 00:00
  2. Örjan Hultén Orion – Minus Degrees – Minusgrader (Artogrush) 08:41
  3. Steve Grossman – Afro Blue – Homecoming (Cheetah) 17:55
  4. John Coltrane – Wise One – Crescent (Impulse) 23:19
  5. Tisziji Munoz – Wise One – When Coltrane Calls, Session 1, Fierce Compassion (Anami Music) 32:48
  6. Greg Ward Rogue Parade – Black Woods – Stomping Off From Greenwood (Greenleaf) 41:48
  7. Örjan Hultén Orion – Adore You – Minusgrader (Artogrush) 50:12
  8. John Coltrane – Lonnies Lament – Crescent (Impulse) 58:50
  9. Tisziji Munoz – Lonnies Lament – When Coltrane Calls, Session 1, Fierce Compassion (Anami Music) 1:10:43
  10. Greg Ward Rogue Parade – Sundown – Stomping Off From Greenwood (Greenleaf) 1:20:26
  11. Darren Barrett – Take 1 – First One Up (J Curve Records) 1:29:19
  12. John Coltrane – Ogunde – Expression (Impulse) 1:35:40
  13. Tisziji Munoz – Ogunde – When Coltrane Calls, Session 1, Fierce Compassion (Anami Music) 1:39:16
  14. Örjan Hultén Orion – Heading East – Minusgrader (Artogrush) 1:47:04
  15. Sun Ra – India – Supersonic Jazz (Saturn) 1:54:09

 

NOTES

Greg Ward Rogue Parade – Metropolis – Stomping Off From Greenwood

Chicago-based saxophonist and composer Greg Ward (Tortoise, Lupe Fiasco, Makaya McCraven, Mike Reed) presents a new group, Rogue Parade, featuring a quintet of heavyweight creative Chicago musicians: Matt Gold and Dave Miller (guitar & effects), Matt Ulery (bass), and Quin Kirchner (drums).

Following his critically acclaimed Greenleaf debut ‘Touch My Beloved’s Thought’ in 2016, which was a re-imagining of the music of Charles Mingus, ‘Stomping Off From Greenwood’ highlights Ward’s skills as a writer and arranger with a set of eight new compositions that explore this unique two-guitar instrumentation, which blends the acoustic and electronic sonic worlds.

The group honed their ensemble sound during a month-long residency in Chicago, followed by extensive touring in the Midwest, before heading into the studio to capture the band’s energy on record. In addition to the original material, the band presents Ward’s moody arrangement of the jazz standard “Stardust.”

released January 11, 2019

Production Credits:

Producer: Greg Ward
Executive producer: Dave Douglas
Recorded, mixed and mastered at I.V. Lab in Chicago, IL, on August 5 and 6, 2017 by Shane Hendrickson

Örjan Hultén Orion – Minus Degrees – Minusgrader

Örjan Hultén – tenor and soprano saxophone
Torbjörn Gulz – piano
Filip Augustson – bass
Peter Danemo – drums

Recorded september 2018 at Kingside Studio, Stockholm
Release January 18

Örjan Hultén , born July 9, 1966 , is a Swedish jazz musician, soprano and tenor saxophonist , and composer. In addition to his own groups, he has appeared with Fredrik Norén , Anders Bergcranz , Jeanette Lindström , Johan Berke, Salem Al Fakir and others. Örjan also runs his own record company Artogrush. Influences  are John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Jan Garbarek and he also listens a lot to Michael Brecker.
Steve Grossman – Afro Blue – Homecoming

Recorded Oct 26-27, 2010 in NYC

Steve Grossman tenor saxophone
Tom Browne trumpet
Larry Willis piano
Bill Wasger guitar
John Webber, Ruben Rodriguez bass
Joe Farnsworth drums
Ralph Irizarry timbales
Roberto Quinter congas
Chuggy Xarter shaker

2011 Cheetah PCCY 30184

Phenomenal saxophonist Steve Grossman, who replaced Wayne Shorter in the Miles Davis band and had great albums throughout the 1970s and the 1980s, has been living in Italy for the past 28 years, and his last recording prior to this was made in 2000 in Italy with Johnny Griffin. This CD represented his first recording in over 10 years. The album was recorded in October 2010 in New York, when Grossman came back to the Big Apple for the first time in more than 15 years for a four-day engagement at Jazz Standard.

John Coltrane – Wise One – Crescent

John Coltrane – tenor saxophone
McCoy Tyner – piano
Jimmy Garrison – bass
Elvin Jones – drums

Released July 1964
Recorded April 27 and June 1, 1964
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Impulse
Tisziji Munoz – Wise One – When Coltrane Calls, Session 1, Fierce Compassion

Tisziji Muñoz guitar
John Medeski piano
Don Pate acoustic bass
George Koller acoustic bass
John Benitez basses, percussion
Rakalam Bob Moses drums
Sadhu-Bhav Tony Falco drums
Adam Benham percussion

2016 Anami Music MRI 63
Greg Ward – Black Woods – Stomping Off From Greenwood

Örjan Hultén Orion – Adore You – Minusgrader

John Coltrane – Lonnies Lament – Crescent

Tisziji Munoz – Lonnies Lament – When Coltrane Calls, Session 1, Fierce Compassion

Greg Ward – Sundown – Stomping Off From Greenwood

Darren Barrett – Take 1 – First One Up

Recorded November 5-6, 1998

Darren Barrett trumpet
Kenny Garrett alto saxophone
Jimmy Greene soprano, tenor saxophone
Aaron Goldberg piano
Reuben Rogers bass
John Lamkin drums

1999 J Curve Records 1006

John Coltrane – Ogunde – Expression

John Coltrane – tenor saxophone, flute
Pharoah Sanders – flute, piccolo, tambourine (#2 only)
Alice Coltrane – piano
Jimmy Garrison – bass
Rashied Ali – drums

Released End of September 1967
Recorded February 15, 1967 & March 7, 1967
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Apart from the title track, the rest of the album was recorded at about the same time as Interstellar Space. Expression was released in September 1967, after Coltrane’s unexpected death; this was the first posthumous release of a Coltrane recording

Tisziji Munoz – Ogunde 1 – When Coltrane Calls, Session 1, Fierce Compassion

Örjan Hultén Orion – Heading East – Minusgrader

Torbjörn Gulz composition

Sun Ra – India – Supersonic Jazz

probably recorded at Balkan Studios, Chicago, September or October 1956:

Sun Ra – Piano, Electric Piano, ‘Space Gong’
Art Hoyle – Trumpet, Percussion
Pat Patrick – Alto Sax, Percussion
John Gilmore – Tenor Sax, Percussion
Charles Davis – Baritone Sax, Percussion
Victor Sproles – Bass
William Cochran – Drums
Jim Herndon – Tympani, Percussion

First album released on Saturn Records

 

CONTACTS

orjanhulten@gmail.com

 

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Aural Delights 320

  1. Lizard Brain – Gannets – Stray
  2. Danny Short – Because You Lose (2000 Demo Version) – Rough Messages
  3. JD Meatyard – A Saint, I Will Be – The Batchain Pullers
  4. Neural Dance – Intuitive – Intuitive
  5. Green Pajamas – Lisa Lou – Phantom Lake: Northern Gothic 3
  6. Dave Graney and the Lurid Yellow Mist – Commercial Street East (Starry) – Supermodified
  7. The Apartments – September Skies – No Song, No Spell, No Madrigal (Australian Release)
  8. The Nearly Brothers – You Make Me Ache – You Can’t Hide From You Yesterdays
  9. Dave Graney and the White Buffaloes – In A Misty Morning – My Life On The Plains
  10. Gene Clark – Shooting Star – Roadmaster
  11. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Helpless – Déjà Vu
  12. Float Here Forever – Pilot – Tour The Ruins
  13. Lord Vapour – Through the Doors of Kukundu – Semuta
  14. Danny Short – You Will Shine (Rough Extended Mix) – Rough Messages
  15. Kikagaku Moyo – Fluffy Kosmisch – Masana Temples
  16. Lizard Brain – Back to You – Stray
  17.  Float Here Forever – Slipping Away – Tour The Ruins
  18. JD Meatyard – (He Takes) Pictures Of Frocks – The Batchain Pullers
  19. Caspar Brötzmann Massaker – Die Tiere – Black Axis (Reissue)
  20. Obnox – America In A Blender – Templo del Sonido
  21. Float Here Forever – The In Between – Tour The Ruins
  22. The Oscillation – Drop – Wasted Space
  23. John Mayfield – Silence For The Stranger – Demo
  24. Danny Short – No Pain, No Gain (Early Mix) – Rough Messages
  25. Lizard Brain – Nothing To Say – Stray
  26. Neural Dance – House of the Rising Scum – Intuitive
  27. JD Meatyard – Empire ABC – The Batchain Pullers
  28. Caspar Brötzmann Massaker – The Tribe – The Tribe (Reissue)



 

 

World of Jazz 316

  1. Dave Douglas – Showing Up – Engage (Greenleaf) 00:00
  2. Chicago Edge Ensemble – A Pontificators Tale – Insidious Anthem (Trost) 08:31
  3. Matana Roberts, Josh Abrams, Chad Taylor – Hannibul – Sticks and Stones (482 Music) 17:27
  4. Matana Roberts – Love Call – The Chicago Project (Central Control International) 24:50
  5. Matana Roberts – Pieces of We – Live In London (Central Control International) 36:26
  6. Matana Roberts, Sam Shalabi, Nicolas Caloia – Galena – Feldspar (Tour De Bras) 47:11
  7. Chicago Edge Ensemble – Caustic Premise – Insidious Anthem (Trost) 55:39
  8. Trinom3 – Peter Lorre – Just A Bit Further (Cellar Live) 1:07:51
  9. Daniel Carter – Seed – Unanimity (Unanimity) 1:13:47
  10. Alex Norris Organ Quartet – Extension Deadline – Extension Deadline (BJU Records) 1:23:20
  11. Chris Lightcap Bigmouth – Nine South – Epicenter (Clean Feed) 1:30:35
  12. Ben Haugland – When Day Met Night – A Million Dreams (Ben Haugland/Dazzle Records) 1:38:41
  13. Bob Sheppard – Close Your Eyes – Close Your Eyes (BFM Jazz) 1;46:50
  14. Chicago Edge Ensemble – Upstream Brotherhood – Insidious Anthem (Trost) 1:54:16


SHOW NOTES

The featured album is from Chicago Edge Ensemble

The featured artist is Matana Roberts

In between music new and recent releases with a few examples of the use of the organ in jazz….

Dave Douglas – Showing Up – Engage (Greenleaf)

ENGAGE is a direct descendant of UPLIFT, the 2018 set of compositions dedicated to positive action.

Personnel:
Dave Douglas, trumpet
Jeff Parker, guitar
Tomeka Reid, cello
Anna Webber, alto and bass flutes and tenor saxophone
Nick Dunston, bass
Kate Gentile, drums

Recorded and mixed by Tyler McDiarmid at Recorded on December 3, 2018 at The Bunker Studios, Brooklyn, NY.

Chicago Edge Ensemble – A Pontificators Tale – Insidious Anthem

featured album – first of three tracks

“Fans of both traditional and more adventurous jazz will find much to like here. Indeed, the Chicago Edge Ensemble does manage to succeed in representing the city’s diverse musical roots, and in a highly enjoyable fashion to boot.” –Avant Music News

Dan Phillips guitar
Mars Williams saxophones, percussion
Jeb Bishop trombone
Krzysztof Pabian double bass
Hamid Drake drums

Trost 2018

Matana Roberts – Featured Artist – Chicago born New York based sound experimentalist, visual artist, jazz saxophonist and clarinetist, composer and improviser…has worked with a variety of jazz artists but also has collaborated in post-rock with God Speed You Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt Zion and Tortoise. Featuring four tracks from her back catalogue

Matana Roberts,  Josh Abrams, Chad Taylor – Hannibul – Sticks and Stones

Matana Roberts saxophone
Josh Abrams double bass
Chad Taylor drums

2002 482 Music 482-1012

Matana Roberts – Love Call – The Chicago Project 

Recorded at Soma Studios, Chicago, Il.

A tribute to Matana Roberts’ hometown, features some of Chicago’s  finest players, including guitarist Jeff Parker, bassist Josh Abrams, drummer Frank Rosaly and a special guest appearance by veteran tenor saxophonist and fellow AACM member Fred Anderson although he is not on this track.   Coltrane a strong influence here I think.

2007 Central Control International

Matana Roberts – Pieces of We – Live In London

Recorded at The Vortex, Dalston, London, 2009

Matana Roberts saxophone
Robert Mitchell piano
Tom Mason bass
Chris Vatalaro drums

2011 Central Control International CCI014CD

Bridging avant garde and post-bop

Matana Roberts, Sam Shalabi, Nicolas Caloia – Galena – Feldspar

Recorded December 8, 2011 in Montreal Canada

Matana Roberts alto sax
Sam Shalabi electric guitar
Nicolas Caloia contrabass

Sam Shalabi (Land of kush, Shalabi Effect) et Nicolas Caloia (Ratchet Orchestra) working with Matana This unique trio collaboration was recorded in 2011 at Studio Hotel2Tango

2014 Tour de Bras

Chicago Edge Ensemble – Caustic Premise – Insidious Anthem

ibid

Trinom3 – Peter Lorre – Just A Bit Further

featuring John Van Tongeren – organ & keyboards, Mike Clinco – guitars, Kendall Kay – drums & percussion

Released June, 2018

Recorded at Blue Room Studios in Studio City, California in the summer of 2017

CL121217

Daniel Carter – Seed – Unanimity

Recorded on September 12th, 2015 at Favela Worldwide, Brooklyn, NY.

Daniel Carter winds
Vasko Dukovski clarinets
Stelios Mihas guitar
Jeff Harshbarger bass
George Spanos drums

2018 Unanimity

Alex Norris Organ Quartet – Extension Deadline – Extension Deadline

Alex Norris trumpet, flugelhorn
Gary Thomas tenor saxophone
George Colliga Hammond A-100 organ
Rudy Royston drums

2015 BJU Records BJUR 052

Chris Lightcap Bigmouth – Nine South – Epicenter

Recorded on December 16th and 17th, 2013 at Brooklyn Recording New York

Chris Lightcap bass, guitar, organ
Chris Cheek tenor saxophone
Tony Malaby tenor saxophone
Craig Taborn piano, Wurlitzer, organ
Gerald Cleaver drums, percussion

2015 Clean Feed CF-315CD

Ben Haugland – When Day Met Night – A Million Dreams

Ben Haugland piano
Scott Wendholt trumpet
Stephen Jones tenor saxophone
Jay Anderson bass
Chris Smith drums

2015 Ben Haugland / Dazzle Recordings

Ben Haugland’s second recording as a leader

Bob Sheppard – Close Your Eyes – Close Your Eyes

Recorded June 1-2, 2009 at Umbrella Studios, Chatsworth, CA

Bob Sheppard tenor, soprano sax, clarinets, flutes
Alex Sipiagin trumpet, flugelhorn
Alan Pasqua piano, organ
John Beasley piano, organ
Larry Koonse guitar
Gabe Noel bass
Antonio Sanchez drums
Walter Rodriguez percussion

2010 BFM Jazz 302 062 404-2

 

Chicago Edge Ensemble – Upstream Brotherhood – Insidious Anthem

Aural Delights 319

  1. Issac Navaro – Coney Island Boppers – Outer Rings
  2. Danny Short – Please (Early Mix) – Rough Messages
  3. Bysts – You Get What You Give – Dreamland
  4. JD Meatyard – Deep Song Dark Nights – The Batchain Pullers
  5. The New Fools – Singalong – Demo
  6. Dave Graney and the White Buffaloes – I’ll Set The Scene – My Life On The Plains
  7. The Apartments – The House That We Once Live In – No Song, No Spell, No Madrigal (Australian Release)
  8. The In The Out – Sunny – The In The Out
  9. The Woodland Hunters – Dead Cities – The Thoughts of Chairman Jim
  10. Hannya White – Who Is Gonna See? – Installarion
  11. Float Here Forever – Plea Insanity – Tour The Ruins
  12. Dave Graney – We Don’t Belong To Anybody – Rock ‘n’ Roll Is Where I Hide
  13. The Woodland Hunters – Mistreated -The Thoughts of Chairman Jim
  14. Woolcraft – Stepped Through – Rough Housin’
  15. Danny Short – You Will Never Know (Rough Mix) – Rough Messages
  16. JD Meatyard – Jo Jo – The Batchain Pullers
  17. The In The Out – Heat – The In The Out
  18. Bysts – Dreamland – Dreamland EP
  19. Float Here Forever – Quick Burn Fire – Tour The Ruins
  20. Issac Navaro – Outer Rings – Outer Rings
  21. Woolcraft – The Big Red Key – Rough Housin’
  22. Hannya White – Some News –  Installarion
  23. Float Here Forever – Brilliant Mind – Tour The Ruins
  24. The Woodland Hunters – Take Your Medicine – The Thoughts of Chairman Jim
  25. Danny Short – January Blues (Alternate Mix) – Rough Messages
  26. Bysts – Divine – Dreamland
  27. JD Meatyard – Who Makes The Wars? – The Batchain Pullers
  28. Issac Navaro – Breanne – Outer Rings
  29. The In The Out – Slow – The In The Out
  30. Word of Life – A Spring of Acacia – Jahbulon

 

 

World of Jazz 315

  1. Brom – Plunge Into An Ice Hole – Sunstroke (Trost) 00:00
  2. Burak Bedikyan – Magic Carpet – New Beginning (SteepleChase) 06:22
  3. Edward Simon – La Bikina – La Bikina  (Mythology) 13:04
  4. Ignacio Berroa – Partido Alto – Codes (Blue Note) 28:55
  5. Joe Magnarelli – Lady Bird – If You Could See Me Now (Cellar Live) 36:06
  6. John Dikeman, Brandon Lopez, Onno Govaert – Precession of Simulacra – Those Impossible Creatures (Sonorus) 43:25
  7. Kresten Osgood Quintet – Gazzeloni – Kresten Osgood Quintet Plays Jazz (Ilk Music) 51:21
  8. Mario Pavone – Mythos – Mythos (Playscape) 56:33
  9. Mario Pavone – George on Avenue A – Song for (Septet) (New World/Countercurrents) 1:01:52
  10. Mario Pavone – Suitcase In Savannah – Vertical (Clean Feed) 1:09:26
  11. Sergey Avenesov – 14 – Secret Language (N.C. Music) 1:14:23
  12. The MPTHRE – Forty Two Bars for David Anthony Pride – Sleep Cells (Utech Records) 1:21:42
  13. Don Bansonti The 14 Jazz Orchestra – Seventh Sign – The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be (Dabon Music) 1:28:46
  14. Andrew Rathbun – The Golden Fool – Character Study (SteepleChase) 1:36:34
  15. Kresten Osgood Quintet – Star Crossed Lovers – Kresten Osgood Quintet Plays Jazz (Ilk Music) 1:43:08
  16. Joe Magnarelli – If I Love Again – Magic Trick (SteepleChase) 1:49:20
  17. Edward Simon – Gracias a la Vida – Latin American Songbook (SunnySide) 1:56:40

 

Brom – Plunge Into An Ice Hole – Sunstroke

Recorded June 25, 2017 at DTH Studios, Moscow

2018 Trost Records TR 176

BROM, Moscow’s celebrated avant-garde, leftfield, jazz/punk fusion crew.

Anton Ponomarev – saxophone
Dmitry Lapshin – bass guitar
Yaroslav Kurilo – drums

The liner notes for the vinyl edition of the album – which mysteriously includes writing credits for deceased jazz greats Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Mingus among its smallprint – were written by Swedish veteran free-jazz saxophonist Mats Olaf Gustafsson, who declares: “One of the most amazing mixes of musical elements I have heard in a long freakin’ time. This music kicks serious ass.”

Burak Bedikyan – Magic Carpet – New Beginning

Recorded December 2017

Burak Bedikyan piano
Jay Anderson bass
Adam Nussbaum drums

2018 SteepleChase SCCD 31861

Since his CD debut “Circle Of Life“(SCCD 33109) in 2013 followed by two more albums on SteepleChase LookOut label, Turkish/Armenian pianist-composer Bedikyan has been highly acclaimed by the international critics and public alike. New Beginning marks his recent relocation from Istanbul to New York where he feels blessed to be a part of the big jazz scene.

Edward Simon – La Bikina – La Bikina

Recorded January 23-25, 1998

Edward Simon piano
Dave Binney alto sax
Mark Turner tenor sax
Diego Urcola trumpet
Ben Street bass
Adam Cruz drums, pans, percussion
Pernel Saturnino percussion
Milton Cardona vocals

1998 Mythology Records 10982

Contemporary jazz with many unconventional twists and turns, and marked a growth curve in the pianist/composers career.

Ignacio Berroa – Partido Alto – Codes

Recorded Jan 12-14, 2005

Ignacio Berroa drums
Gonzalo Rubalcaba synthesizer, piano
David Sanchez tenor saxophone
Edward Simon piano
John Patitucci acoustic bass
Armando Gola electric, acoustic bass
Felipe Lamoglia saxophones, EWI
Tomas Cruz Conga, guest
Giovanni Hidalgo congas, guest
Jorge Iglesias percussion, guest
Philbert “Aina” Armenteros percussion, vocals, guest
Santiago Nani percussion, guest

2006 CD Blue Note 56328

After 26 years of playing in name jazz ensembles — most notably Dizzy Gillespie’s from 1980-1990 —   Codes is Ignacio Berroa’s debut album as a leader. Berroa is one of the most in-demand session and concert drummers in jazz, having played with everyone form Chick Corea to Chico Baurque, from Charlie Haden to Tito Puente and João Bosco.
Joe Magnarelli – Lady Bird – If You Could See Me Now

Recorded on March 23, 2018 at The DiMenna Center For Classical Music in New York City

Joe Magnarelli trumpet
Ralph Moore tenor saxophone
Anthony Wonsey piano
Dezron Douglas bass
George Fludas drums

2018 Cellar Live CL041818
John Dikeman, Brandon Lopez, Onno Govaert – Precession of Simulacra 

Recorded in NYC during a Cactus Truck tour

John Dikeman tenor saxophone
Brandon Lopez double bass
Onno Govaert drums

2018 Sonorus Records SON012

Kresten Osgood Quintet – Gazzeloni – Kresten Osgood Quintet Plays Jazz

quintet led by Kresten Osgood, one of the busiest and finest European improvising drummers, featuring hand picked selection of the most prolific younger generation improvisers from the local scene.   Interpreting a wide selection of   tunes from Dolphy, Monk, Mingus, Ellington, Davis, Jerome Cooper, Elmo Hope, and a few Osgood’s originals.

Kresten Osgood Quintet is: Erik Kimestad – trumpet Mads Egetoft – saxophone Jeppe Zeeberg – piano Matthias Petri – bass Kresten Osgood – drums

ILK Music

Featured artist Mario Pavone

on the top of the jazz nobility of today, after a life of partnerships with the greatest, namely Paul Bley, Bill Dixon, Thomas Chapin, Anthony Braxton, Wadada Leo Smith, Marty Ehrlich and others of similar status.

Mario Pavone – Mythos – Mythos

Mario Pavone – bass
Steven Bernstein – trumpet
Tony Malaby – tenor saxophone
Peter Madsen – piano
Matt Wilson – Drums

2002 – Playscape

Mario Pavone – George on Avenue A – Song for Septet

Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Producer – Marty Ehrlich
Alto Saxophone, Flute – Thomas Chapin
Bass – Mario Pavone
Drums – Steve Johns
Piano – Peter Madsen
Trombone – Peter McEachern
Vibraphone – Bill Ware

New World/Countercurrents 1994)

Mario Pavone – Suitcase In Savannah – Vertical

Recorded at Systems Two, Brooklyn, New York, on June 16th, 2016

Mario Pavone double bass
Dave Ballou trumpet
Tony Malaby tenor, soprano saxophone
Oscar Noriega clarinet, bass clarinet
Peter McEachern trombone
Michael Sarin drums

2017 Clean Feed CF423CD

Sergey Avenesov – 14 – Secret Language

With his smooth, warm tone and pianist John Escreet’s rolling, uncluttered Horace Silver-like ease, Russian tenor saxophonist Sergej Avanesov’s Secret Language instantly rewards the listener like an old school Blue Note session.

Sergej Avanesov
Secret Language

Sergej Avanesov tenor, soprano saxophone
John Escreet piano, Rhodes
Boris Kozlov double bass
Samvel Sarkisyan drums

2017 N.C. Music

Proudly citing his inspirations John Coltrane, Joshua Redman, and Keith Jarrett, Avanesov admits to meticulously studying our vast jazz heritage and it’s far reaching echoes influence the nine muscular originals that comprise Secret Language

The MPTHRE – Forty Two Bars for David Anthony Pride – Sleep Cells

Recorded live at Shi Mo Tsu Ki Festival by Mary Halvorson on November 23, 2003

Mike Pride drums, percussion, voice, electronics
Mary Halvorson guitar
Trevor Dunn doublebass

2006 Utech Records 036

remarkable guitar playing from Mary

Don Bansonti The 14 Jazz Orchestra – Seventh Sign – The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be

Dan Bonsanti’s The 14 Jazz Orchestra follows up on their previous CD Nothing Hard Is Ever Easy  . The creative and contemporary big band, which has four reeds, three trumpets, two trombones, piano, guitar, bass, and drums, is comprised of alumni from the University of Miami.  “Seventh Son” is a modern piece highlighted by Ed Calle’s soprano.   A fixture in the South Miami jazz scene, The 14 Jazz Orchestra’s The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be is the ensembles’ finest hour thus far, invigorating the concept of the modern big band with fresh new arrangements and superior playing.

Danbon 1st Jan 2019

Andrew Rathbun – The Golden Fool – Character Study

Andrew Rathbun tenor saxophone
Tim Hagans trumpet
Gary Versace piano
Jay Anderson bass
Bill Stewart drums

2018 SteepleChase SCCD 31862

Canadian Saxophonist in fine company with some liberal neo bop

Kresten Osgood Quintet – Star Crossed Lovers – Kresten Osgood Quintet Plays Jazz

 

Joe Magnarelli – If I Love Again – Magic Trick 

Recorded April 2017

Joe Magnarelli trumpet
Andy Fusco alto saxophone
John Hart guitar
Ben Wolfe bass
Byron Landon drums

2018 SteepleChase SCCD 31845

Edward Simon – Gracias a la Vida – Latin American Songbook 

Edward Simon piano
Joe Martin bass
Adam Cruz drums

2016 SunnySide SSC 1418

 

Aural Delights 318

  1. Adventures of Salvador – Retroman – Single
  2. JD Meatyard – So Far Away – The Batchain Pullers
  3. Jed – Be Afraid – Single
  4. Hannya White – Mine – Installarion
  5. The In The Out – Honey Baby – The In The Out
  6. Woolcraft – New Electro Smog – Rough Housin’
  7. Twilight Fields – Maximum Darkness – Songs from the Age of Ruin
  8. The Cowls – Time Is On My Nerves – Certain Calculations
  9. Float Here Forever – Wasps – Tour The Ruins
  10. John Mayfield – The Small Screen – Prerelease
  11. Teeth of the Sea – Hiraeth – Wraith
  12. Dave Graney – The Stars, Baby – Rock ‘n’ Roll Is Where I Hide
  13. Lola Black – All In – Nothing’s Gonna Be Alright
  14. JD Meatyard – The Batchain Pullers – The Batchain Pullers
  15. Float Here Forever – California’s Burning – Tour The Ruins
  16. The Cowls – Something Stupid – Certain Calculations
  17. The In The Out – Clouds Falling – The In The Out
  18. Pilotcan – Page, Take Me To The Lair – Bats Fly Out From Under The Bridge
  19. Twilight Fields – Bomber – Songs from the Age of Ruin
  20. Calva Louise – Tug of War – Single
  21. Twilight Fields – Loss – Songs from the Age of Ruin
  22. Woolcraft – Mad Turnz – Rough Housin’
  23. Jed – XLR DMX – Single
  24. Toska – Prayermonger – Fire By The Silos
  25. The Cowls – Lonely Right Now – Certain Calculations
  26. Hannya White – More Modern I Like – Installarion
  27. Float Here Forever – Flickering Transmission – Tour The Ruins
  28. JD Meatyard – The Outsider- The Batchain Pullers
  29. Dave Graney – Pianola Roll – Rock ‘n’ Roll Is Where I Hide
  30. The In The Out – All For You – The In The Out

 

World of Jazz 314

  1. Endangered Blood – Passion Fruit Birthday Cake – Don’t Freak Out (Skirl Records) 00:00
  2. Master Oogway – Eddapliks Pt.1 Kan vi flytte til Mars – The Concert Koan (Clean Feed) 04:29
  3. Der Lange Schatten – Serenata Maledetta – Concurrences (Trouble In The East) 13:00
  4. Eva Novoa Ditmas Quartet – Yela – Live at IBeam (Fresh Sound) 22:22
  5. Geir Sundstøl – Warsaw/Alabama – Brødløs (Hubro) 31:00
  6. Jacob Saks – The Opener – Fishes (Clean Feed) 38:20
  7. LFU – Praise 1 – Praise of our Folly (Clean Feed) 45:32
  8. Endangered Blood – Waiting for Mami – Don’t Freak Out (Skirl Records) 57:53
  9. Master Oogway – Eddapliks Pt.2 – The Concert Koan (Clean Feed) 1:03:24
  10. Mette Rasmussen, Chris Corsano – How Many Of These Things Do We Need Anyway – All The Ghosts At Once (Relative Pitch) 1:05:34
  11. Mette Rasmussen ,Tashi Dorji – Cattail Horse – Mette Rasmussen/Tashi Dorji (Feeding Tube) 1:11:27
  12. Mette Rasmussen, Chris Corsano – Folding In On Itself – A View of the Moon (Clean Feed) 1:17:05
  13. Quin Kirchner – Limbo/The Shoes of the Fisherman’s Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers – The Other Side Of Time (Astral Spirits) 1:24:32
  14. Rodrigo Amado, Joe McPhee, Kent Kessler, Chris Corsano – The Primal Word – This Is Our Language (Not Two Records) 1:33:39
  15. Zak Clarke – Curtain – Mesophase (Clean Feed) 1:40:44
  16. Master Oogway – The Gum You Like – The Concert Koan (Clean Feed) 1:48:10
  17. Endangered Blood – Bella V – Don’t Freak Out (Skirl Records) 1:54:46

SHOW NOTES

Endangered Blood – Passion Fruit Birthday Cake – Don’t Freak Out

Recorded Dec 30, 2017

Jim Black drums
Trevor Dunn bass
Oscar Noriega alto saxophone
Chris Speed tenor saxophone

2018 Skirl Records

Master Oogway – Eddapliks Pt.1 Kan vi flytte til Mars – The Concert Koan

Lauritz Lyster Skeidsvoll saxophone | Håvard Nordberg Funderud guitar | Karl Erik E. Horndalsveen double bass | Martin Mellem drums

Norwegian front. Master Oogway is a band with a Miles Davis feeling (and particularly the one of his Sixties records), a saxophone style rooted in the heritage of Ornette Coleman and the great free jazz original soloists, applied by tenorist Lauritz Lyster Skeidsvoll, and that kind of energy and distorted sound you only find in rock, coming very specially from the hands of guitarist Håvard Nordberg Funderud. All this glued by a rhythm section (bassist Karl Erik Horndalsveen and drummer Martin Mellem) acting like a riff engine and a concept inspired in the mythology of the movie “Kung Fu Panda” – the character Oogway, an elderly tortoise, is the creator of kung fu and the keeper of the Dragon Warrior legend, who he finally meets before ascending to the Spirit Realm. The music grooves constantly, but not in a linear way: it’s full of sudden stops and changes of metrics and directions, combining composition and improvisation in such a way you can’t differentiate the written and the spontaneously created.

Clean Feed 2018

Der Lange Schatten – Serenata Maledetta – Concurrences

Recorded June 2016 at bau4, Switzerland

Håvard Wiik piano
Michael Thieke clarinet
Antonio Borghini bass

2018 Trouble In The East

When you listen to a trio that consists of clarinet, piano and bass you can’t avoid thinking of the legendary Jimmy Giuffre 3 with Paul Bley and Steve Swallow,    .

 

Eva Novoa Ditmas Quartet – Yela – Live at IBeam

Eva Novoa Ditmas Quartet
Live at Ibeam

Recorded at iBeam, Brooklyn, on July 29, 2016

Eva Novoa piano, chinese gongs
Michaël Attias alto, baritone saxophone
Max Johnson bass
Jeff Davis drums

2018 Fresh Sound FSNT-556

Geir Sundstøl – Warsaw/Alabama – Brødløs

Acoustic Bass  – Mats Eilertsen
Drums, Percussion – Erland Dahlen
Electric Bass [Fender VI], Synthesizer [Moog Minotaur] – Jo Berger Myhre
Guitars, Keyboards– Geir Sundstøl

Synthesizer – David Wallumrød
Tabla s – Sanskriti Sheresta*

Trumpet – Nils Petter Molvær – not on this track

Hubro 2018

Mash up of Eno, Bowie and Coltrane

Jacob Saks – The Opener – Fishes

Ellery Eskelin – tenor saxophone,
Tony Malaby – soprano & tenor saxophone
Michael Formanek – bass
Dan Weiss – drums
Jacob Sacks – piano

Clean Feed 2018

LFU – Praise 1 – Praise of our Folly

Without a leader, this 9 piece collective ensemble includes members of Red Trio (Rodrigo Pinheiro, Hernaani Faustino and Gabriel Ferrandini), Garden (Jose Bruno Parrinha, Ricardo Jacinto, Luis Lopes), the duo Eitr (Pedro Sousa and Pedro Lopes), 2/3 of the Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio (Amado, Ferrandini) and hafl of the Luis Lopes Humanization 4tet (Lopes and Amado).

Recorded on November 4th & 5th 2015 at Namouche Studio, Lisbon, Portugal

Luis Lopes electric guitar
Rodrigo Amado tenor saxophone
Bruno Parrinha soprano saxophone, clarinet
Pedro Sousa-tenor saxophone
Rodrigo Pinheiro piano, rhodes
Ricardo Jacinto cello
Hernani Faustino double bass
Pedro Lopes turntables, electronics
Gabriel Ferrandini drums, percussion

2018 Clean Feed CF480CD

Endangered Blood – Waiting for Mami – Don’t Freak Out

Master Oogway – Eddapliks Pt.2 – The Concert Koan

Mette Rasmussen, Chris Corsano – How Many Of These Things Do We Need Anyway – All The Ghosts At Once

Recorded at Ibeam, Brooklyn, NY, in October, 2013

Mette Rasmussen alto saxophone
Chris Corsano drums

2015 Relative Pitch RPR 1037

Mette Rasmussen ,Tashi Dorji – Cattail Horse – Mette Rasmussen/Tashi Dorji

Recorded in Montreal QC, June 17 2016 at The Hotel2Tango except track 5 recorded live at La Sala Rosa, Montreal QC

Mette Rasmussen saxophone
Tashi Dorji electric guitar

2018 Feeding Tube Records FTR403

Mette Rasmussen, Chris Corsano – Folding In On Itself – A View of the Moon

Following their Relative Pitch album “All the Ghosts at Once”, the free improvising duo of alto saxophonist Mette Rasmussen and drummer Chris Corsano, also on slide clarinet, release their 2nd album, a live concert at Cankarjev dom, in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2015, pushing the limits on both instruments through radical technique and inventive approaches to their playing.

Mette Rasmussen, Chris Corsano
A View Of The Moon (From The Sun)

Recorded at Cankarjev dom, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on July 4, 2015

Mette Rasmussen alto saxophone
Chris Corsano drums, slide clarinets

2018 Clean Feed CF493CD

Quin Kirchner – Limbo/The Shoes of the Fisherman’s Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers – The Other Side Of Time

Recorded at Minbal & Future House in Chicago, IL

Quin Kirchner drums, percussion, kalimba, sampler, wurlitzer
Nick Broste trombone
Nate Lepine tenor saxophone, flute
Jason Stein bass clarinet
Matt Ulery bass
2018 Astral Spirits AS058

 

Rodrigo Amado, Joe McPhee, Kent Kessler, Chris Corsano – The Primal Word – This Is Our Language

Rodrigo Amado – tenor saxophone
Joe McPhee – pocket trumpet, alto saxophone
Kent Kessler – double bass
Chris Corsano – drums

All compositions by Amado / McPhee / Kessler / Corsano

Recorded by Joaquim Monte at Namouche Studios, Lisbon, December 2nd, 2012

Not Two Records 2015

Zak Clarke – Curtain – Mesophase 

Recorded April 25, 2017 at Park West Studios, Brooklyn, NY

Zack Clarke piano, electronics
Chris Irvine cello
Charlotte Greve flute, clarinet, saxophone
Nick Dunston bass
Leonid Galaganov percussion, waterphone, shakuhachi

2018 Clean Feed CF502CD

Clarke takes a bold and significant step forward with this record, as he expands his previous approach to electro-acoustic music through the incorporation of a score for an ensemble of musicians. Performed by some of New York City’s finest up-and-coming improvisors, the outcome is a vibrant palette of unique instrumentation and modern synthetic sound that delivers a powerful and thought-provoking listening experience

Master Oogway – The Gum You Like – The Concert Koan

Endangered Blood – Bella V – Don’t Freak Out