- Phronesis – One For Us – We Are All (Edition Records) 00:00
- Art Hirahara – Ruse for Blues Shoes – Sunward Bound (Posi-tone Records) 09:35
- Barre Phillips – Inner Door Part 1 – End to End (ECM) 14:06
- Marcus Klossek Electric Trio – Two Way Mirror – Taken From The Skies (Unit Records) 17:31
- Trygve Seim – Sol’s Song – Helsinki Songs (ECM) 21:11
- Theo Hill – Interstellar Adventures – Interstellar Adventures (Posi-tone Records) 28:16
- Farnell Newton – Transcendentals – Back to Earth (Posi-tone Records) 33:46
- Lauren Sevian – Triple Water – Bliss (Posi-tone Records) 41:35
- Barre Phillips – Inner Door Part 2 – End to End (ECM) 48:26
- Art Hirahara – Points of View – Sunward Bound (Posi-tone Records) 51:22
- Phronesis – The Edge – We Are All (Edition Records) 57:43
- Gary Peacock Trio – Noh Blues – Now This (ECM) 1:03:49
- Miles Davis – No Blues – Miles Davis At Carnegie Hall- The Complete Concert (Columbia Legacy) 1:09:41
- Barre Phillips – Inner Door Part 3 – End to End (ECM) 1:20:56
- Tom Talitsch – Wheelhouse – Wheelhouse (Posi-tone Records) 1:23:22
- Mark Turner & Ethan Iverson – Temporary Kings – Temporary Kings (ECM) 1:30:05
- Marcus Klossek Electric Trio – The Accomplice – Taken From The Skies (Unit Records) 1:36:19
- Ornette Coleman – Angel Voice – Something Else!!!! (Contemporary) 1:40:58
- Art Hirahara – Inverted Fountain – Sunward Bound (Posi-tone Records) 1:45:51
- Phronesis – The Tree Did Not Die/Breathless – We Are All (Edition Records) 1:48:32
Phronesis – One For Us – We Are All
JASPER HØIBY double bass
IVO NEAME piano
ANTON EGER drums
– Limited Edition LP with Yellow Vinyl and double sided cover.
– Two Collector Edition CDs with different covers.
– Download & Streaming Album with three single releases all with different covers.
We Are All, the band’s eighth and newest studio album, offers plenty of emotional range and musical richness for committed Phronesis fans and new listeners alike. But in its title and scope, it also seeks to focus attention on an important message of togetherness and balance beyond the one the trio demonstrate on the bandstand.
released September 14, 2018
Recorded on 4th & 5th April 2018 by August Wanngren at The Village Recording Studios, Copenhagen.
Art Hirahara – Ruse for Blues Shoes – Sunward Bound
Art Hirahara piano
Linda May Han Oh bass
Rudy Royston drums
Donny McCaslin saxophone
2018 Posi-Tone Records
his fourth leader album for Posi-Tone Sunward Bound displays a clear sense of creative continuity that can be traced back on his previous albums .The program of original compositions are lyrical and clearly suggestive of a modern jazz sensibility, but the focus of the music always remains straight forward with some hard swinging highlights.
Barre Phillips – Inner Door Part 1 – End to End
End to End is a solo bass album by one of the great pioneers of the idiom.
Over the last fifty years Barre Phillips, California-born but long a resident of France, has periodically issued solo recordings, considering them the musical equivalent of diary entries (the first one, in 1968, was called Journal violone), updates on his ever-evolving relationship to his chosen instrument.
This one, he says, will be the last of his albums in this format, so it is of special interest to those who have followed the story so far and, indeed, to anyone wishing to hear a masterful improviser at work,
refocussing lessons learned in the course of a long, creative life.
“It’s the end of a cycle,” says Barre, now 83, of the present recording. “Not a summing up, but the last pages of a journal that began fifty years ago.”
Marcus Klossek Electric Trio – Two Way Mirror – Taken From The Skies
Marcus Klossek -git, comp
/ Carsten Hein-bass & Derek Scherzer -drums + special guest: Finn Wiesner-saxophone
A Fender Telecaster, bass and drums;
That’s all it takes to make the brand new songs of Marcus Klossek sound great!
Thanks to the multilayered original compositions of the bandleader and the virtuosity of the 3 musicians, a completely varied music emerges, which nevertheless is deeply rooted in the tradition of jazz.
Trygve Seim – Sol’s Song – Helsinki Songs
With its overt lyricism, strong themes and a sense of perpetual melodic invention, Norwegian saxophonist Trygve Seim’s new album quickly identifies itself as a classic-in-the-making. Themes of dedication run through Seim’s Helsinki Songs album, a set of tunes composed – for the most part – in the Finnish capital, and radiating tributes in many directions. Here are songs referencing Igor Stravinsky and Jimmy Webb, pieces dedicated to each of Seim’s gifted bandmates, and tunes that tip the hat, obliquely, to Ornette Coleman and Bill Evans. The quartet plays superbly throughout, with outstanding solos from leader Seim and pianist Kristjan Randalu. Helsinki Songs was recorded in Oslo’s Rainbow Studio in January 2018 and produced by Manfred Eicher.
Trygve Seim Tenor and Soprano Saxophone
Kristjan Randalu Piano
Mats Eilertsen Double Bass
Markku Ounaskari Drums
Theo Hill – Interstellar Adventures – Interstellar Adventures
Theo Hill acoustic piano
Rashaan Carter bass
Rudy Royston drums, percussion
2018 Posi-Tone Records PR-8183
Hot on the heels of his heralded 2017 effort Promethean, the five covers and five originals on his latest Interstellar Adventures Theo Hill continues his steady, determined ascent into the contemporary ranks of vital and inspired jazz pianists.
Farnell Newton – Transcendentals – Back to Earth
Farnell Newton trumpet
Kyle Molitor trombone
Greg Goebel piano
Dylan Sundstrom bass
Christopher Brown drums
2017 Posi-Tone Records PR8169
Lauren Sevian – Triple Water – Bliss
Lauren Sevian baritone saxophone
Robert Rodriguez piano
Christian McBride bass
E.J. Strickland drums
2018 Posi-Tone Records
Her first release for Posi-Tone. Assembled to provide support on the date is the wondrously solid rhythm section of virtuoso pianist Robert Rodriguez, superstar bassist Christian McBride, and powerhouse drummer E.J. Strickland. Special guest alto saxophonist Alexa Tarantino provides some additional highlights to the mix on a few tracks but not this one.
Barre Phillips – Inner Door Part 2 – End to End
Art Hirahara – Points of View – Sunward Bound
Phronesis – The Edge – We Are All
Gary Peacock Trio – Noh Blues – Now This
Marc Copland composition
Gary Peacock — bass
Marc Copland — piano
Joey Baron — drums
Miles Davis – No Blues – Miles Davis At Carnegie Hall- The Complete Concert
Miles Davis – Trumpet
Hank Mobley – Tenor saxophone
Wynton Kelly – Piano
Paul Chambers – Bass
Jimmy Cobb – Drums
The Legendary Performances of May 19, 1961,
Barre Phillips – Inner Door Part 3 – End to End
Tom Talitsch – Wheelhouse – Wheelhouse (Posi-tone)
Tom Tallitsch tenor saxophone
Josh Lawrence trumpet
Jon Davis piano
Peter Brendler bass
Vinnie Sperrazza drums
2018 Posi-Tone Records
Wheelhouse is Tom Tallitsch’s fifth outing for Posi-Tone Records (eight overall) from one of the most consistently solid performers in that label’s stable of quality jazz performers. Though this 2018 release again sees the tenor sax master heading up a roster who have led their own notable dates for the label, but this one pairs Tallitsch with a trumpeter for the first time on a Tallitsch record
Combine the proven quintet format with Tallitsch’s penchant for penning memorable post-bop and hard bop tunes in the classic style, and Wheelhouse is akin to Blue Note pulling out a vintage mid-sixties session from the vault performed by label heroes Paul Chambers, Donald Byrd, Herbie Hancock and the like. Even the spotless, analog-warm production by Marc Free evokes Rudy Van Gelder.
Tom Tallitsch’s Wheelhouse is all in a day’s work for this underappreciated tenor saxman, who once again demonstrates the continued vitality of the hard bop form. If that kind of jazz is in your wheelhouse, then this album is sure to be as well.
Mark Turner & Ethan Iverson – Temporary Kings – Temporary Kings
Mark Turner, tenor saxophone
Ethan Iverson, piano
2018 ECM 2583
With Temporary Kings two of the most distinct voices on today’s jazz scene present their debut on record as a duo: Engaging in inspired dialogue Mark Turner and Ethan Iverson here explore aesthetic common ground in the atmosphere of a modernist chamber music-like setting at the Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI, Lugano. The saxophonist and the pianist had begun their association in the Billy Hart Quartet, where the two players featured sympathetically on two ECM albums by that band. The new duo album now contains six originals by Iverson (among them the nostalgic solo tune “Yesterday’s Bouquet”) and two by Turner (including “Myron’s World,” which has acquired near-classic status among contemporary jazz players). There’s an off-kilter blues (“Unclaimed Freight”) and a strikingly melodic, almost Ravelian opening track dedicated to the town where the album was recorded under ideal sonic conditions (“Lugano”), plus an interpretation of Warne Marsh’s playfully serpentine “Dixie’s Dilemma.”
Marcus Klossek Electric Trio – The Accomplice – Taken From The Skies
Ornette Coleman – Angel Voice – Something Else!!!!
Ornette Coleman – alto saxophone
Don Cherry – cornet
Walter Norris – piano
Don Payne – double bass
Billy Higgins – drums
the 1958 debut album by jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman. According to AllMusic, the album “shook up the jazz world”, revitalizing the union of blues and jazz and restoring “blues to their ‘classic’ beginnings in African music”. It is unusual in Coleman’s output in that it features a conventional bebop quintet instrumentation (saxophone, cornet, piano, bass and drums); after this album, Coleman would rarely use the piano, creating a starker and more fluid sound.
Art Hirahara – Inverted Fountain – Sunward Bound
Phronesis – The Tree Did Not Die/Breathless – We Are All