Aural Delights 333

  1. Mark Corrin – Pub Bin
  2. Ummagma – Caravan
  3. Hanterhir – Radio Song
  4. The NJE and Adrian Sherwood – Afloat In Dub
  5. Wolf Suit – Watch It Burn
  6. Dave Graney & the MistLY – Gloria Grahame
  7. On Diamond – Poison Blood
  8. Jess Ribeiro – Dylan
  9. Charlie Marshall, The Body Electric – Blood On My Hands
  10. Garcia Peoples – Feel So Great
  11. Peter Hammill – Too Many of My Yesterdays
  12. Hanterhir – The Carn Marth Song
  13. Fred Abong – Pulsing
  14. sycloner – Not Your Servant
  15. Dave Graney ‘n’ The Coral Snakes – Morning Dew
  16. On Diamond – Crying For It
  17. Shifting Sands – Smoking Again
  18. Christian Löffler – Bird
  19. Mark Corrin – You’ve Misjudged Your Jacket
  20. Shirokuma – Mead Me At The Tavern
  21. Ummagma – Ty i Ya
  22. Holly Rees – Better
  23. Charlie Marshall, The Body Electric – Speak Truth To Power
  24. Peter Hammill – The Descent
  25. Outer Space True Pascoe – Eulogy (Carrum Downs Hallelujah)
  26. Shifting Sands – Silver Medallion
  27. Mark Corrin – They Thought I Was A Bouncer
  28. Shirokuma – Cafe By The Bay
  29. Wolf Suit – My Third Eye
  30. Moff Skellington – Spudback Soldiers

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  7. https://ondiamond.bandcamp.com/album/on-diamond
  8. https://jessribeiro.bandcamp.com/album/love-hate
  9. https://charliemarshall.bandcamp.com/album/shiny-and-new
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World of Jazz 329

  1. Chuck Deardorf – Lullaby – Perception (Origin Records) 00:00
  2. Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan – You Only Live Twice – Epistrophy (ECM) 07:23
  3. Josh Lawrence – We’re Happiest Together – Triptych (Posi-tone) 16:23
  4. Matt Brewer, Damion Reid, Mark Shim – Ganymede – Ganymede (Criss Cross Jazz) 20:56
  5. Tom Harrell – The Fast – Infinity (High Note) 27:50
  6. Wadada Leo Smith & Tumo – Journey : Resistance and Unity – Rosa Parks: Pure Love, An Oratorio of Seven Songs (TUM Records) 35:34
  7. Chuck Deardorf – Silver Hollow – Perception (Origin Records) 40:32
  8. Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan – Epistrophy – Epistrophy (ECM) 49:22
  9. Josh Lawrence – Sugar Hill Stroll – Triptych (Posi-tone) 56:37
  10. Matt Brewer, Damion Reid, Mark Shim – Afro Centric – Ganymede (Criss Cross Jazz) 1:01:20
  11. Tom Harrell – Folk Song – Infinity (High Note) 1:09:19
  12. Dave Liebman, Adam Rudolph, Hamid Drake – Formless Form – Chi (Rarenoise Records) 1:15:08
  13. Wadada Leo Smith & Tumo – Defence, Justice and Liberation – Rosa Parks: Pure Love, An Oratorio of Seven Songs (TUM Records) 1:24:41
  14. Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan – Pannonica – Epistrophy (ECM) 1:30:15
  15. Chuck Deardorf – Falling Grace – Perception (Origin Records) 1:37:31
  16. Matt Brewer, Damion Reid, Mark Shim – When Sunny Gets Blue – Ganymede (Criss Cross Jazz) 1:43:41
  17. Tom Harrell – Taurus – Infinity (High Note) 1:50:06
  18. Josh Lawrence – Sunset in Santa Barbara – Triptych (Posi-tone) 1:56:30

SHOW NOTES

Chuck Deardof – Lullaby – Perception

Veteran Seattle bassist Chuck Deardorf brings together longtime musical friends and compatriots for this album, filled with spontaneous interaction, gritty grooves and melodic beauty. With the quartet of pianist Dawn Clement, drummer Matt Wilson and saxophonist Hans Teuber, Deardorf explores seldom-heard compositions by Kenny Barron, Keith Jarrett and Monk, while a second trio with Marc Seales & Gary Hobbs performs music by Jack DeJohnette and even the “Blind Faith” rock classic, “Can’t Find My Way Home.” “Perception” displays an inspired group aesthetic, as it provides a look into the creative vision that has made Deardorf a favorite musical partner to the countless jazz legends he’s accompanied over the years.

Chuck Deardorf – acoustic bass, acoustic bass guitar, fretless electric bass
Dawn Clement – piano, Wurlitzer electric piano, synthesizer
Matt Wilson – drums, percussion
Hans Teuber – tenor saxophone, flute

info@originarts.com

Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan – You Only Live Twice – Epistrophy

Bill Frisell electric guitar
Thomas Morgan double-bass

2019 ECM 2626

Like their acclaimed ECM release Small Town of 2017 – which The Guardian called “wistful and mesmerizing… tonally ingenious and haunting” – Epistrophy by guitarist Bill Frisell and bassist Thomas Morgan was recorded at New York City’s Village Vanguard. The new album once again captures the rare empathy these two players achieve together in this intimate environment. There are further poetic takes on pieces from the duo’s beloved Americana songbook (“All in Fun,” “Red River Valley,” “Save the Last Dance for Me”), as well as another intense version of a composition by Paul Motian (“Mumbo Jumbo”), an artist whom both the guitarist and bassist knew well. Frisell and Morgan communicate the essence of Billy Strayhorn’s “Lush Life” and the Frank Sinatra hit “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning,” so much so that the famous words seem to hang in the air even without a singer. At the center of the album is a pair of pieces by Thelonious Monk: the funky, angular “Epistrophy” and the ruminative ballad “Pannonica.” And as with “Goldfinger” on Small Town, Frisell and Morgan offer a glowing duo interpretation of a melody-rich John Barry title tune from a James Bond film – “You Only Live Twice”. The heart of Epistrophy belongs to Thelonious Monk, with the title track and the ballad “Pannonica,” tunes Frisell calls “magical.” The cover painting – by the late Charles Cajori, part of the second generation of Abstract Expressionists – is also titled Epistrophy.

Josh Lawrence – We’re Happiest Together – Triptych

The tasteful trumpet stylings of Josh Lawrence add color to the scene while listeners are encouraged to keep their focus on the frames of “Triptych.” Employing a wide palette of tones and sounds, this gifted instrumentalist makes a bold statement of purpose with both his stunning musicianship and his combined presentation of three unique original minisuites on his third album for Posi-Tone. Lawrence’s melodicism shines throughout the session with able assistance of some of the hippest cats on the scene today, including the collective brotherly genius of bassist Luques Curtis and pianist Zaccai Curtis, the drumming excellence of Anwar Marshall, and scintillating sounds of alto saxophone sensation Caleb Curtis. With this latest release, Lawrence not only confirms his status as one of the biggest rising stars in jazz today, but also shows that he is clearly a visionary musical artist for jazz fans to keep their eyes fixed upon for years to come.

  • Josh Lawrence – trumpet
  • Caleb Curtis – alto sax
  • Zaccai Curtis – piano
  • Luques Curtis – bass
  • Anwar Marshall – drums

Posi-tone

positonerecords@gmail.com

Matt Brewer, Damion Reid, Mark Shim – Ganymede – Ganymede

Recorded September 11, 2018 in New York

Matt Brewer bass
Mark Shim tenor saxophone
Damion Reid drums

2019 Criss Cross Jazz 1403 CD

Matt Brewer’s third Criss Cross leader album, Ganymede, follows a pair of inspired ensemble recordings (Mythology. Criss 1373; Unspoken, Criss 1390), for which the master bassist convened some of the most accomplished individualists of 21st century jazz to interpret original music that showcased Brewer’s sophisticated compositional skills, lyric gifts, and state of the art chops.

Here, Brewer pares down to the trio format, allowing tenor saxophone hero Mark Shim, drum virtuoso Damion Reid and himself ample room to stretch out on challenging “inside” repertoire by Ron Carter (“R.J.”) and Joe Henderson (“Afro-Centric”), “outside” songs by Ornette Coleman (“Eos”), and Dewey Redman (“Willisee”), a complementary piece by Shim, and four of his own well-wrought originals.

Tom Harrell – The Fast – Infinity

Tom Harrell trumpet, flugelhorn
Mark Turner tenor saxophone
Charles Altura, guitar
Ben Street bass
Johnathan Blake drums

2019 HighNote HCD 7321

When pianist Bill Charlap featured Tom Harrell at a recent gig with his trio at New York’s Jazz Standard, he summarized the trumpeter’s genius as concisely as anyone could. “It is our honor and privilege,” he announced, “To share the bandstand with a man who is a living, breathing melody.” For this latest HighNote release, featuring a razor-sharp quintet with saxophonist Mark Turner and guitarist Charles Altura, Harrell & company combine complex compositions, seductive rhythms, advanced harmonic concepts, vibrant solos and sheer inspiration in an album which transcends the jazz idiom. This is perhaps Harrell’s most imaginative recording to-date, with the scoring for the piano-less, tenor sax and guitar front line ensemble sui generis among his work.
“The trumpeter Tom Harrell has been doing this a long time, through various schools and vogues: He can play slow and fast and in between, sometimes all within a single line. But his improvising is always temperate and proportionate. He keeps you on the hook, but doesn’t shout, doesn’t stop the clock. Plenty of improvisers are specialists in now-ness, revealing a solo as a series of events, or present-tense flashes. With Mr. Harrell, it’s all one event. He’s always processing ahead and behind, and you feel as if you’re hearing the whole of the narrative at all times, from was to is to will be…Mr. Harrell has been one of the best composers, improvisers and bandleaders in jazz since the late ’80s, and he knows how to make contrasts sound exciting: playing slowly over a fast tempo, playing quietly but with power. But he also uses the contrast of his own sound set against that of the groups he’s playing in.” (The New York Times)

Wadada Leo Smith & Tumo – Journey : Resistance and Unity – Rosa Parks: Pure Love, An Oratorio of Seven Songs

Wadada Leo Smith´s latest album features “Rosa Parks: Pure Love. An Oratorio of Seven Songs,”another extended composition by Smith inspired by the civil rights movement in the United States. This new major work is composed for the iconic civil rights hero Rosa Parks (1913-2005) and performed by three vocalists, a double-quartet and a drummer with electronics. The album  released February 2019 to celebrate Rosa Parks´ birthday on February 4.

Wadada Leo Smith composer, trumpet
Diamond Voices, RedKoral Quartet, BlueTrumpet Quartet, Janus Duo
Texts by Wadada Leo Smith, except text for “No Fear” by Rosa Parks

2019 TUM Records TUMCD 057

Chuck Deardof – Silver Hollow – Perception

Marc Seales – piano
Gary Hobbs – drums

Thomas Marriott – flugelhorn (4)
Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan – Epistrophy – Epistrophy

Josh Lawrence – Sugar Hill Stroll – Triptych
Matt Brewer, Damion Reid, Mark Shim – Afro Centric – Ganymede

Tom Harrell – Folk Song – Infinity

Dave Liebman, Adam Rudolph, Hamid Drake – Formless Form – Chi

Recorded live May 8,2018 at The Stone, New York

Dave Liebman soprano, tenor saxophones, piano , wooden recorder
Adam Rudolph kongos, djembe, tarija, sintir, multi-phonic vocal, percussion, electronic processing
Hamid Drake drumset, vocal, frame drum, percussion

2019 Rarenoise Records RNR102

Wadada Leo Smith & Tumo – Defence, Justice and Liberation – Rosa Parks: Pure Love, An Oratorio of Seven Songs

Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan – Pannonica – Epistrophy

Chuck Deardof – Falling Grace – Perception

Marc Seales – piano
Gary Hobbs – drums
Matt Brewer, Damion Reid, Mark Shim – When Sunny Gets Blue – Ganymede

Tom Harrell – Taurus – Infinity

Josh Lawrence – Sunset in Santa Barbara – Triptych

Sonic Attack Aftermath 007

 

  1. Conflict – Conflict – The House Than Man Built
  2. La Chinga – Nothing That I Can’t Do – Beyond The Sky
  3. Mirrors for Psychic Warfare – Death Cart – I See What I Became
  4. Akula – A Pound of Flesh – Akula
  5. Theories – Human Vessel Cell – Vessel
  6. Tryer – Omasta Naamasta Nuolen – Ei Kuole Koskaan
  7. Conflict – I’ve Had Enough- The House Than Man Built
  8. Mortuous – Dessicated – Mortuous/Scolex Split
  9. Death Vanish – Bloodless Fog (Of My Mind) – Cold Hammer of Melancholy
  10. Andeis – Menin Daur – Servants of the Cold Night
  11. Det Enviga Leendet – Ingest – Lenience
  12. Soen – Jinn – Lykaia Revisited
  13. Scolex – Black Pyramid Ritual – Mortuous/Scolex Split
  14. Conflict – Wargames- The House Than Man Built

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Aural Delights 332

  1. Dave Graney & The MistLy – Ultrakeef
  2. On Diamond – The Ocean Floor
  3. Charlie Marshall, The Body Electric – Can You Feel It
  4. Shifting Sands – Hibiscus
  5. Sunrise Beach – A Violet Fugue
  6. The Parasite – Nobby
  7. Hanterhir – Little Black Cat
  8. Peter Hammill – Patient
  9. Monsternaut – Winter
  10. Charlie Marshall, The Body Electric – Move On Up
  11. Sunrise Beach – Blue Parasol
  12. Dave Graney ‘n’ The Coral Snakes – I Got Myself A Beautiful Nightmare
  13. sycloner – Not The Only Ones
  14. The NJE with Adrian Sherwood – Songo
  15. Acadamie – Monochrome
  16. A Choir of Ghosts – South West Of The Moon
  17. Christian Loffler – Ry
  18. On Diamond – How
  19. Kenny Roby and 6 String Drag – Brasstown
  20. Shifting Sands – Disaster Response
  21. Wolf Suit – Mini Dinosaurs
  22. Peter Hammill – The Lie
  23. Isotope – Bloody Dove Of Peace
  24. Slowness – The Fall
  25. Mos Generator – Breaker

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World of Jazz 328

  1. James Brandon Lewis – Sir Real Denard – An Unruly Manifesto (Relative Pitch) 00:00
  2. Paul Bley – There Will Never Be Another You – Early Trios (Fresh Sounds) 09:52
  3. Jimmy Giuffre – The Five Ways – Free Fall (Columbia) 16:08
  4. Berghäll Triality – Nunam Iqua – The Arctic (Eclipse Music) 26:26
  5. Paul Bley – Ida Lupino – Closer (ESP) 35:25
  6. Jimmy Giuffre – In The Mornings Out There – Fusion (ECM) 39:05
  7. Peter Hess Trio – Blue Bells – Falling (Diskonife) 45:57
  8. Paul Bley – Once Around The Park – Fragments (ECM) 52:35
  9. Jimmy Giuffre – Temporarily – Thesis (ECM) 59:12
  10. Elvin Jones – P.P. Phoenix – Genesis (Blue Note) 1:06:11
  11. Paul Bley – Mazatalan – Touching (Black Lion) 1:11:23
  12. Jimmy Giuffre, Paul Bley, Steve Swallow – White Peaks – Conversation With Goose (Soul Note) 1:17:04
  13. Ornette Coleman & Prime Time – City Living – Opening The Caravan of Dreams (Caravan of Dreams) 1:22:38
  14. Paul Bley & Gary Peacock – Latin Genetics – Partners (Owl Records) 1:29:44
  15. Paul Bley, Evan Parker, Barre Phillps – Marsh Tides – Time Will Tell (ECM) 1:35:17
  16. Paul Bley Trio – Lady Bird – Bebopbebopbebopbebop (Steeplechase) 1:41:27
  17. James Brandon Lewis – The Eleventh Hour – An Unruly Manifesto (Relative Pitch) 1:48:40

SHOW NOTES

James Brandon Lewis – Sir Real Denard – An UnRuly Manifesto

An Unruly Manifesto is an album dedicated to Charlie Haden & Ornette Coleman and Surrealism. Lewis describes this album as a call to action. “ Everyday is a chance to discover the truest version of your self and charge after that relentlessly”

James Brandon Lewis tenor saxophone
Jaimie Branch trumpet
Luke Stewart bass
Anthony Pirog guitar
Warren Trae Crudup III drums

2019 Relative Pitch Records

Paul Bley – There Will Never Be Another You – Early Trios

Paul Bley, Percy Heath and Al Levitt

Recorded  New York City,   August 27, 1954
Fresh Sound Records. FSR-CD 386
Jimmy Giuffre – The Five Ways – Free Fall

Paul Bley, Steve Swallow

Columbia March 1963
Berghäll Triality – Nunam Iqua – The Arctic

Saxophonist and composer Joakim Berghäll leads his all-star trio Triality to arctic soundscapes on his masterful concept album.

Joakim Berghäll saxophones, bass clarinet
Kalle Kalima guitars
Kari Ikonen keyboards, piano

2019 Eclipse Music

Paul Bley – Ida Lupino – Closer

BARRY ALTSCHUL drums
PAUL BLEY piano
STEVE SWALLOW bass

Recorded December 12, 1965
ESP 1021 – 2
Jimmy Giuffre – In The Mornings Out There – Fusion

Bley and Swallow

1961 Verve/ECM
Peter Hess Trio – Blue Bells – Falling

Peter Hess tenor saxophone
Matt Moran vibraphone
Jeff Davis drums

2018 Diskonife

The Peter Hess Trio plays their new record Falling, a songbook for trio of saxophone, vibraphone and drums, equally composed and improvised, embracing Hess’s love of jazz and building structures over scaffolds. He and Matt Moran celebrate the release of two new trio records, the first releases from their Diskonife imprint! In addition to collaborations with many in New York’s diverse musical landscape, Hess is a member of the Philip Glass Ensemble and Slavic Soul Party, and toured for a decade with Balkan Beat Box.

Paul Bley – Once Around The Park – Fragments

Paul Bley — piano
John Surman — baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
Bill Frisell — guitar
Paul Motian — drums

A Paul Motian composition

Recorded at Rainbow Studio in Oslo, Norway in January 1986.

ECM 1986

Jimmy Giuffre – Temporarily – Thesis

Remastered, remixed and re-released by ECM in 1992 as a double-album with the trio’s other 1961 Verve recording, Fusion (with three previously unissued tracks from the August sessions).
Elvin Jones – P.P. Phoenix – Genesis

Elvin Jones – drums
Joe Farrell, Dave Liebman – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
Frank Foster – tenor saxophone, alto flute, alto clarinet
Gene Perla – bass, electric bass

Gene Perla composition

Blue Note 1971

Paul Bley – Mazatalan – Touching

PAUL BLEY piano
KEN CARTER bass
BARRY ALTSCHUL drums
Recorded in Copenhagen, November 5, 1965
Black Lion Records BLCD760195
Jimmy Giuffre, Paul Bley, Steve Swallow – White Peaks – Conversation With Goose

Soul Note 1996
Ornette Coleman & Prime Time – City Living – Opening The Caravan of Dreams

1985 live album . It was recorded at a concert inaugurating the Caravan of Dreams, a then-newly opened performing arts center in Coleman’s hometown of Fort Worth, Texas

Denardo Coleman – Drums
Ornette Coleman – Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, Violin
Charlie Ellerbie – Guitar
Sabir Kamal – Drums
Albert MacDowell – Bass
Bern Nix – Guitar
Jamaaladeen Tacuma – Bass

Paul Bley & Gary Peacock – Latin Genetics – Partners

PAUL BLEY piano
GARY PEACOCK bass

Recorded at Sound on Sound Studio, New York on December 18, 1989
Owl Records – 014 730 2
Paul Bley, Evan Parker, Barre Phillps – Marsh Tides – Time Will Tell

PAUL BLEY piano
EVAN PARKER tenor and soprano saxophones
BARRE PHILLIPS double-bass

Recorded January 1994 at Rainbow Studio, Oslo
ECM Records – ECM 1537 ECM Records – 523 819-2

Paul Bley Trio – Lady Bird – Bebopbebopbebopbebop

recorded in Denmark in 1989 and released on the SteepleChase label.

Tadd Dameron’s Lady Bird

Paul Bley – piano
Bob Cranshaw – bass
Keith Copeland – drums

 

James Brandon Lewis – The Eleventh Hour = An Unruly Manifesto

 

Aural Delights 331

  1. Dave Graney and the MistLy – Song of Life
  2. Braniac 5 – Part 2 This Way
  3. Peter Hammill – La Rossa
  4. Moff Skellington – Hank Marvin’s Slippers
  5. Chad’s Tree – Heatwater Train
  6. Charlie Marshall, The Body Electric – Shiny & New
  7. Robert Forster – One Bird In The Sky
  8. The Seven Twenty – Jackson Heights
  9. The Fall – Before The Moon Falls
  10. The Janitors – Stumble
  11. Dave Graney ‘n’ The Coral Snakes – Everything Flies Away
  12. sycloner – Not That Kind Of Friend
  13. The Nearly Brothers – Moosehead Soup
  14. The Jasmine Minks – Step By Step
  15. Paytron Saint – Mellow Down
  16. Los Mundos Calor Central
  17. Lost Dog Street Band – To Heaven From Here
  18. Elephant Gym – Finger
  19. Slowness – Rose
  20. Warm Drag – Cruisin’ The Night
  21. Positronik – Caged Bird
  22. Moff Skellington – Song of the Mackintosh Lady
  23. Dave Graney ‘n’ The Coral Snakes – In A Misty Morning
  24. Son of the Mourning – Carpe Diem
  25. The Jasmine Minks – Gravity

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World of Jazz 327

  1. Russ Lossing – Jack of Clubs – Motian Music (Sunnyside) 00:00
  2. Paul Motian Quintet – Hide and Go Seek – Jack of Clubs (Soul Note) 07:16
  3. Gordon Grdina – Apocalympics – Inroads (Songlines) 12:41
  4. Joe Lovano – Alone Together – Joyous Encounter (Blue Note) 22:40
  5. Russ Lossing – Dance – Motian Music (Sunnyside) 28:20
  6. Adam Kolker – Dolphin Dance – Sultanic Verses (Satchmo Jazz) 33:59
  7. Michael Attias – Fenix Culprit – Renku in Coimbra (Clean Feed) 39:53
  8. Adam Kolker – Last Night When We Were Young – Flag Day (Sunnyside) 43:51
  9. Russ Lossing Trio – Love and Beauty – Oracle (Hatology) 50:07
  10. Kirk Knuffke – Iago’s Credo – Witness (SteepleChase) 58:25
  11. Adam Kolker and Russ Lossing – Whispers – Whispers and Secrets (Fresh Sounds Records) 1:04:47
  12. Paul Motian – Drum Music – Jack of Clubs (Soul Note) 1:12:37
  13. Russ Lossing, Michael Formanek, Gerald Cleaver – Reminiscence – Changes (SteepleChase) 1:19:21
  14. Adam Kolker – Cycles – Beckon (Sunnyside) 1:30:54
  15. Gordon Grdina – Albert The Monk – Think Like The Waves (Songlines) 1:39:13
  16. Russ Lossing – Psalm – Motian Music (Sunnyside) 1:43:54
  17. Bobo Stenson – Jack of Clubs – Goodbye (ECM) 1:51:07
  18. Paul Motian Quintet – Jack of Clubs – Jack of Clubs (Soul Note) 1:53:53

This week music from Russ Lossing, Adam Kolker, and a focus on Paul Motian’s  Jack of Clubs album.  Some fellow travellers also appear in between…..

Russ Lossing – Jack of Clubs – Motian Music

Russ Lossing piano
Masa Kamaguchi bass
Billy Mintz drums

2019 Sunnyside SSC1532

… “Russ Lossing’s piano is very much the sound of a singular voice sculpted through his background of improvisational jazz and classical music. Bassist Masa Kamaguchi and drummer Billy Mintz had recorded with Lossing for over a decade before this release, as early as 2007’s Oracle (HatOLOGY). The effect this experience has had is that the trio is cohesive, never thrown off by their leader’s unpredictable nature. Having played since age seven, he offers a clearly and confidently defined approach to his chosen instrument. One of a line of records inspired by Paul Motian but certainly not the last, Motian Music is a fitting and worthy tribute to one of jazz’s most important and celebrated drummers. ” –PETER HOETJES , AAJ Feb 2019

Paul Motian Quintet – Hide and Go Seek – Jack of Clubs

the second album by Paul Motian to be released on the Italian Soul Note label in 1985

Paul Motian – drums
Bill Frisell – electric guitar
Joe Lovano – tenor saxophone
Jim Pepper – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
Ed Schuller – bass

Gordon Grdina – Apocalympics – Inroads

Gordon Grdina guitar, oud
Oscar Noriega alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Russ Lossing piano, Rhodes
Satoshi Takeishi drums

2017 Songlines SGL 1624-2

Grdina’s debut recording, Think Like the Waves, (playing later) was a trio with his mentor Gary Peacock and Paul Motian, and there is something of that group’s deep improvised jazz roots at work here, along with the compositional, classical music bent of his East Van Strings project (The Breathing of Statues). It’s also a reaction to his rock playing in recent years in Dan Mangan’s band and his own instrumental duo Peregrine Falls. Says Grdina, “I felt a strong inner urge to write music that was more unexpected, that didn’t repeat itself so much and was more challenging than what I had been playing. Forms can sometimes feel like you’re being strangled and talked down to. I wanted the music to continually move, feeling free but clearly directed.

Joe Lovano – Alone Together – Joyous Encounter

Joe Lovano – tenor & curved soprano saxophones
Hank Jones – piano
George Mraz – bass
Paul Motian – drums & cymbals

Recorded September 8-9, 2004 at Avatar Studios, NYC.

Blue Note 2004

Russ Lossing – Dance – Motian Music

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Adam Kolker – Dolphin Dance – Sultanic Verses

Recorded at Tedesco Studios, Paramus New Jersey. June, 14 2001

Adam Kolker tenor, soprano saxophone
Bruce Barth piano
John Hébert bass
Billy Hart drums
Ray Barretto percussion

2003 Satchmo Jazz SJR CD00034
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Michael Attias – Fenix Culprit – Renku in Coimbra

Recorded June 7, 2008 at Salão Brazil, Coimbra, Portugal

Michaël Attias alto saxophone
John Hébert double bass
Satoshi Takeishi drums, percussion
Russ Lossing piano (4)

2009 Clean Feed CF162

The three-night residency of the Michaël Attias Quintet in the 2008 edition of the Coimbra’s Jazz ao Centro festival was documented on a live album, Twines of Colesion, to be released in early 2010; and now we have this one, recorded in one afternoon at the same Club in Coimbra where the concerts took place, this time behind closed doors. The session featured the core trio without Tony Malaby’s saxophones and Russ Lossing’s piano (not quite: Lossing is present on one track of “Renku in Coimbra”). A “wondrous parenthesis in time”, says Attias about the opportunity, and that’s quite true: this is beautiful music with a strong improvisatory feeling and lots of space for each musician to show their respective and special skills, either individually or in collective interaction. And “collective” is the key word to describe what is in this record: hearing the music you’ll understand why Attias chose the name for what has been since 2003 his primary working band – a renku is collaborative form of traditional Japanese poetry, in which the participating poets build a long poem out of each other’s words. Over the last six years, this trio has achieved a group sound that draws from a wealth of experience of working together in numerous projects, as well as under the leadership of such mucians as Paul Motian, Andrew Hill, and Anthony Braxton. On this, their second album, Renku plays the music of Lee Konitz, Jimmy Lyons, Hébert and Attias.

Adam Kolker – Last Night When We Were Young – Flag Day

Recorded June 14, 2007

Adam Kolker tenor, soprano sax; bass clarinet
John Abercrombie guitar
John Hébert bass
Paul Motian drums

2008 Sunnyside SSC1184

Russ Lossing Trio – Love and Beauty – Oracle

Recorded May 25, 2007 at Charleston Road Studio

Russ Lossing piano
Masa Kamaguchi bass
Billy Mintz drums

2011 hatOLOGY 681

“Russ Lossing continues to collaborate and create at a voracious pace… Though this disc marks a recording debut, this particular trio has been active for the past six years, operating out of the musical hotbed that exists around a handful of cross-pollinating venues in Brooklyn, New York. As Lossing describes it: “That’s where we developed our particular language as an ensemble in terms of the interdependence, functionality, and expressiveness of each individual within the whole. Each sacrifices something for the sound of the trio and in so doing nothing is lost from the one”… Testament to the trio’s shared fortitude, spontaneity also supplanted premeditation in the studio. Lossing pulled selections from a stack of pieces they had been working up and allowed the compass of collective experience to take over. The date was recorded without isolation or headphones in an intimate studio space. No second takes were necessary.”-Derek Taylor, from the liner notes
Kirk Knuffke – Iago’s Credo – Witness

Kirk Knuffke cornet
Steven Herring baritone voice
Ben Goldberg contra alto clarinet, clarinet
Russ Lossing piano

2018 SteepleChase SCCD 31859
Adam Kolker and Russ Lossing – Whispers – Whispers and Secrets

Recorded on May 26, 2014 at Charlestown Road Studio, Warren, New Jersey

Adam Kolker tenor, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
Russ Lossing piano
Masa Kamaguchi bass
Billy Mintz drums

2018 Fresh Sound Records FSRCD 5102
Paul Motian – Drum Music – Jack of Clubs
Russ Lossing, Michael Formanek, Gerald Cleaver – Reminiscence – Changes

Recorded May 2018

Russ Lossing piano
Michael Formanek bass
Gerald Cleaver drums

2019 SteepleChase SCCD 31863
Adam Kolker – Cycles – Beckon

Recorded February 2-3, 2016 at Trading 8s Recording Studios, Paramus NJ

Adam Kolker tenor saxophone, flute and clarinets (7)
Steve Cardenas guitar
Billy Mintz drums
Larence Feldman flutes
David Gould clarinet, bass clarinet
Jackie Henderson basson

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Gordon Grdina – Albert The Monk – Think Like The Waves

Gordon Grdina guitar, oud
Gary Peacock bass
Paul Motian drums

2006 Songlines SGLSA 1559-2

Russ Lossing – Psalm – Motian Music
Bobo Stenson – Jack of Clubs – Goodbye

Recorded Apr 2004

Bobo Stenson piano
Anders Jormin bass
Paul Motian drums

2005 ECM Records 1904

Paul Motian Quintet – Jack of Clubs – Jack of Clubs