World of Jazz 336

  1. Noah Preminger “World of Twelve Faces” from After Life (Criss Cross) 00:00
  2. Anthony Shadduck “The Story of Maryam” from Quartet & Double Quartet (Big Ego Records) 10:13
  3. Alexa Tarantino “Wisp After Wisp” from Winds of Change (Posi-tone) 16:33
  4. Dan Phillips Quartet “Light At Depth” from Light At Depth (Lizard Breath Records) 21:55
  5. Dave Douglas, Uri Caine, Andrew Cyrille “Francis of Anthony” from Devotion (Greenleaf) 30:27
  6. Thelonious Monk “In Walked Bud” from Underground (Columbia) 35:19
  7. Noah Preminger “Hovering World” from After Life (Criss Cross) 42:45
  8. Alexa Tarantino “Square One” from Winds of Change (Posi-tone) 52:01
  9. Dan Clucas, Vinny Golia, Steuart Liebig, Alex Cline “Manzanita” from Boojum Quartet (Klooktone Records) 59:27
  10. Thelonious Monk “Boo Boo’s Birthday” from Underground (Columbia) 1:03:43
  11. Dennis González, João Paulo “First Song” from Scapegrace (Clean Feed) 1:10:03
  12. Jeff Cosgrove, Matthew Shipp, William Parker “Last Steps, First” from Near Disaster (Grizzley Music) 1:17:29
  13. Alexa Tarantino “Ready or Not” from Winds of Change (Posi-tone) 1:27:07
  14. Lars Fiil “Skygger” from Frit Fald II (Fiil Free Records) 1:31:23
  15. Anthony Shadduck “Two” from Quartet & Double Quartet (Big Ego Records) 1:39:25
  16. Noah Preminger “Island World” from After Life (Criss Cross) 1:49:32
  17. Dan Clucas, Vinny Golia, Steuart Liebig, Alex Cline “Eucalyptus” from Boojum Quartet (Klooktone Records) 1:54:46

This week lots of new releases, one or two fairly recent quality recordings and some classic Thelonious Monk……

Noah Preminger “World of Twelve Faces” from After Life  

In the notes for his second Criss Cross album, After Life, master tenor saxophonist Noah Preminger writes that the seven original songs pertain to a world that we may inhabit when we leave Earth. Returning from the previous Criss Cross release “Genuinity”, are the brilliant trumpeter Jason Palmer and bass virtuoso Kim Cass; modern drum giant Rudy Royston propels the flow, while guitarist Max Light contributes beautifully textured comping and inspired, thematic solos. The album booklet includes a suite of poems by Ruth Lepson, each one inspired by the music.

Criss Cross Jazz 1404

Anthony Shadduck “The Story of Maryam” from Quartet & Double Quartet

Recorded at Big Ego Studios in Long Beach, CA

Quartet:
Anthony Shadduck bass
Jeff Parker guitar
Cathlene Pineda piano
Dylan Ryan drums

2019 Big Ego Records

A Paul Motian composition

The first half of the album recorded with a first-rate quartet, features three covers (by Ornette Coleman, Paul Motian, and Chris Schlarb) and one original.

On the flip side, a double quartet goes full tilt on a pair of uptempo swingers.

Alexa Tarantino “Wisp After Wisp” from Winds of Change (Posi-tone)

Her first record with Posi-Tone.

With strong rhythmic and harmonic concepts and  gentle melodic sensibility, Tarantino skillfully conducts listeners through an exciting presentation of her carefully crafted arrangements and original compositions.

Tarantino plays a combination of saxophones and flute on the record to make bold statements of stunning musicianship alongside the superstar accompaniment of pianist Christian Sands, bassist Joe Martin and drummer Rudy Royston.

Dan Phillips Quartet “Light At Depth” from Light At Depth

Dan Phillips guitar
Jim Baker piano, arp
Krysztof Pabian double bass
Bill Harris drums

2019 Lizard Breath Records

Dave Douglas, Uri Caine, Andrew Cyrille “Francis of Anthony” from Devotion (Greenleaf)

Thelonious Monk “In Walked Bud” from Underground

1968 album  . It features Monk on piano, Larry Gales on bass, Charlie Rouse on tenor sax, and Ben Riley on drums.

It contains a number of new Monk compositions, some of which appear in recorded form only on this album. This is the last Monk album featuring the Thelonious Monk Quartet, and the last featuring Charlie Rouse (who appears on only half the tracks, having missed a recording session to attend his father’s funeral).

Noah Preminger “Hovering World” from After Life 

Alexa Tarantino “Square One” from Winds of Change (Posi-tone)

Dan Clucas, Vinny Golia, Steuart Liebig, Alex Cline “Manzanita” from Boojum Quartet

Recorded July 2018 and March 2019 at Architecture, Los Angeles CA

Dan Clucas cornet
Vinny Golia soprano, alto, tenor saxophone; Bb, bass clarinet
Steuart Liebig electric contrabasses
Alex Cline percussion

2019 Klooktone Records 1001

Thelonious Monk “Boo Boo’s Birthday” from Underground

Dennis González, João Paulo “First Song” from Scapegrace

Recorded June 12, 2007 in Forum Cultural do Seixal, Portugal

Dennis González, Bb cornet and C trumpet
João Paulo piano

2009 Clean Feed CF 144

“This music is the result of an encounter between two great musicians living in two very distant parts of the world: Texan trumpeter/cornetist Dennis Gonzalez and Portuguese pianist Joao Paulo Esteves da Silva had never met before this recording session (and then just a couple of concerts in Portugal to prepare for it). They weren’t even much aware of each others’ musical projects – only the jazz format and the practice of improvisation could enable such a meeting to take place, and the resulting CD is a wonder of musicality, togetherness and joy.

Jeff Cosgrove, Matthew Shipp, William Parker “Last Steps, First” from Near Disaster

Jeff Cosgrove drums
Matthew Shipp piano
William Parker bass

2019 Grizzley Music

Alexa Tarantino “Ready or Not” from Winds of Change (Posi-tone)

Lars Fiil “Skygger” from Frit Fald II

Lars Fiil piano & composition
Lis Raabjerg Kruse alto saxophone, ney flutes
Bjørn Heebøll drums

2018 Fiil Free Records

Anthony Shadduck “Two” from Quartet & Double Quartet

Double Quartet:
David Tranchina and Anthony Shadduck basses
Danny Frankel and Chad Taylor drums
Alex Sadnik and Phillip Greenlief woodwinds
Kris Tiner and Danny Levin brass

Noah Preminger “Island World” from After Life

Dan Clucas, Vinny Golia, Steuart Liebig, Alex Cline “Eucalyptus” from Boojum Quartet

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