World of Jazz 332

  1. Alex Koo, Mark Turner, Ralph Alessi – Ghost Parade from Appleblueseagreen (Alex Koo) 00:00
  2. Joey Baron, Bram de Looze, Robin Verheyen – Boo Boo’s Birthday from Mix Monk (Universal Music) 08:01
  3. Kalya Ramu – Little One from Living In A Dream (Kalya Ramu) 14:43
  4. Lage Lund – Hard Eights from Terrible Animals (Criss Cross) 18:26
  5. Patrick Cornelius – Big Pictures from This Should Be Fun (Posi-tone) 26:21
  6. William Tatge Trio – Have You Seen Robert Boston? from General Cargo (Brooklyn Jazz Underground) 33:25
  7. Alex Koo, Mark Turner, Ralph Alessi – The Loan Wanderer from Appleblueseagreen (Alex Koo) 41:10
  8. Joey Baron, Bram de Looze, Robin Verheyen – The Flood from Mix Monk (Universal Music) 48:43
  9. Kalya Ramu – She Drinks Alone from Living In A Dream (Kalya Ramu) 54:57
  10. Lage Lund -Ray Ray from Terrible Animals (Criss Cross) 1:00:57
  11. Patrick Cornelius – Telescope from This Should Be Fun (Posi-tone) 1:10:47
  12. Spires That In Sunrise Rise – X stat twenty five – House Ecstatic (Cover Your Blood) (Astral Spirits) 1:16:54
  13. Joey Baron, Bram de Looze, Robin Verheyen – Bye Ya from Mix Monk (Universal Music) 1:23:29
  14. Alex Koo, Mark Turner, Ralph Alessi – Apples are Blue but the Sea Is Green  from Appleblueseagreen (Alex Koo) 1:26:37
  15. Lage Lund -We Are There Yet from Terrible Animals (Criss Cross) 1:33:16
  16. Kalya Ramu – Living In A Dream from Living In A Dream (Kalya Ramu) 1:39:04
  17. William Tatge Trio -Sentinel from General Cargo (Brooklyn Jazz Underground) 1:42:17
  18. Patrick Cornelius – For Morgan from This Should Be Fun (Posi-tone) 1:51:04

Photograph of Patrick Cornelius by Sarah Pettinella

SHOW NOTES

 

Alex Koo, Mark Turner, Ralph Alessi – Ghost Parade from Appleblueseagreen (Alex Koo)

Alex Koo piano
Mark Turner tenor saxophone
Ralph Alessi trumpet

2019 Alex Koo
Joey Baron, Bram de Looze, Robin Verheyen – Boo Boo’s Birthday from Mix Monk

Joey Baron drums
Bram de Looze piano
Robin Verheyen saxophone

2019 Universal Music Belgium
Kalya Ramu – Little One from Living In A Dream

Toronto vocalist Kalya Ramu, with a new album entitled Living in a Dream. Featuring four of Ramu’s original compositions and a selection of songs written from1920’s to 40’s, this recording captures the essence of the golden age of swing, and transports it to the modern day.

Ramu’s original compositions combine a classic Tin Pan Alley writing style with contemporary lyrical content, helping to modernize the music while still preserving its core stylistic elements. Her arrangements of rarely recorded jazz standards hold true to the spirit of the music, bringing new life to neglected repertoire.

Ramu’s dynamic singing evokes nostalgia for a past era. Her vocal stylings have been compared to those of Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, and Sarah Vaughan, three giants of jazz whose influence Ramu has been soaking up since she began performing at the tender age of twelve. Now 25, Ramu is thrilled to add her voice to the list of singers who have interpreted this incredible music.

Ramu is very active in the Toronto music scene, leading, writing for and performing with multiple groups, including her blues-rock band Angora, The Bettys, her own band Kal’s Hot Four, along with a number of others.

Living in a Dream will be officially released worldwide on Friday, May 10th, 2019. The release will be celebrated with a performance at the Jazz Bistro in Toronto on Tuesday, May 14th.

Kalya Ramu – Vocals Featuring Jacob Gorzhaltsan – Tenor Saxophone & Clarinet Ewen Farncombe – Piano Connor Walsh – Upright Bass Ian Wright – Drums and Special Guests William Lamoureux – Strings Andrew McAnsh – Trumpet Nathan Ford – Vocals Nathan Martin & Jackson Welchner – Background Vocals

Lage Lund – Hard Eights from Terrible Animals

Recorded April 26, 2018 in New York, NY

Lage Lund guitar, effects
Sullivan Fortner piano
Larry Grenadier bass
Tyshawn Sorey drums

2019 Criss Cross Jazz 1402 CD

Terrible Animals is perhaps the most compositionally ambitious and daringly performed of Lage Lund’s five albums on Criss Cross.
Joined by a never-before-convened, top-of-the-pyramid rhythm section (Sullivan Fortner, piano; Larry Grenadier, bass; Tyshawn Sorey, drums) the 39-year-old presents ten far-flung originals that elicit the full measure of their creativity over the 68-minute program, spurring Lund — who makes ingenious use of effects within his flow — to some of his most dynamic and varied playing on record.

Patrick Cornelius – Big Pictures from This Should Be Fun

It’s no joke when Alto Saxophonist Patrick Cornelius stands up and steps back onto the Posi-Tone roster to deliver a compelling program of original expression with the serviceable assistance of pianist John Escreet, bassist Ben Allison and drummer Mark Ferber in the rhythm section.
For added excitement, trombonist Nick Vayenas steps into the front line for a few numbers and Cornelius reaches back and pushes the intensity even further, truly demonstrating his astonishing command of his instrument.

Critical listeners will certainly enjoy this amazing collection of compositions and arrangements while Cornelius entertains us and succeeds in reinforcing that he is a saxophonist to keep our ears on in the years to come.

From the opening salvo to the final crescendo Patrick Cornelius engages his audience with a personal musical message that is sure to delight fans of straightforward jazz everywhere.

William Tatge Trio – Have You Seen Robert Boston? from General Cargo

Brooklyn based pianist and composer and recently released an album with Brooklyn Jazz underground Records entitled General Cargo (2018).
The Italian-born player son of American parents, moved to New York in 2008, where he found his own musical voice. General Cargo is inspired by cultural and historical experiences, and the impact of his tutors Stefano Bollani and Enrico Pieranunzi is evident. With NY-based trio mates, bassist Pablo Menares and drummer Nick Anderson, Tatge interprets seven original compositions.

Alex Koo, Mark Turner, Ralph Alessi – The Loan Wanderer from Appleblueseagreen (Alex Koo)
Joey Baron, Bram de Looze, Robin Verheyen – The Flood from Mix Monk
Kalya Ramu – She Drinks Alone from Living In A Dream
Lage Lund -Ray Ray from Terrible Animals
Patrick Cornelius – Telescope from This Should Be Fun

Spires That In Sunrise Rise – X stat twenty five – House Ecstatic (Cover Your Blood)

Ka Baird piano flute, voice
Taralie Peterson saxophones, flute, clarinet, voice

2019 Astral Spirits AS087

Playing together in Spires That In The Sunset Rise for nearly two decades now, Ka Baird and Taralie Peterson are two sides of the same coin in musical terms. Spires has always been an open ended experimental ensemble (previously it had four members), their early work falling close to that whole ‘New Weird America’ thing. This album though, is made up of outright free jazz duets, Baird chiefly manning a piano while Peterson takes charge of the reeds. Neither half of the duo leads proceedings too much, though Baird is holding the reins on ‘X stat fourtytwo’ with a climactic hailstorm of bashed out chords. Elsewhere Baird sings and plays flute, and Peterson switches to clarinet, voice, flute, or percussion. ‘X stat twentyfive’ seems to have it all going on at once even, the artists chanting, yodelling, and screeching over a shaker with flute and piano jabs.

Joey Baron, Bram de Looze, Robin Verheyen – Bye Ya from Mix Monk
Alex Koo, Mark Turner, Ralph Alessi – Apples are Blue but the Sea Is Green  from Appleblueseagreen (Alex Koo)
Lage Lund -We Are There Yet from Terrible Animals
Kalya Ramu – Living In A Dream from Living In A Dream
William Tatge Trio -Sentinel from General Cargo
Patrick Cornelius – For Morgan from This Should Be Fun

 

 

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