World of Jazz 342

  1. Sebastián Greschuk  “Lluvia Eterna” from Paisaje (ears&eyes records) 00:00
  2. Alex Filip “Maebi” from El equilibrio secreto de las cosas (ears&eyes records) 07:19
  3. Matthew Golombisky’s Cuentos “Cuento #15” from Volume 3 (ears&eyes records) 11:38
  4. Charles Rumback “In The New Year” from Volume Three Sampler (ears&eyes records) 16:48
  5. Trapper Keaper “Trapper Keaper Meets Tim and Aurora” from Meets Tim Berne & Aurora Nealand (ears&eyes records) 19:41
  6. John Blevin’s Matterhorn “Ember Dance” from Uzumati (ears&eyes records) 27:50
  7. Juan Bayon “La Vida Simple” from Vidas Simples (ears&eyes records) 36:58
  8. Matthew Golombisky’s Cuentos “Cuento #1 : West Coast” from Volumes 1 & 2 (ears&eyes records) 44:46
  9. Tomorrow Music Orchestra “Pangu” from Live at Ice Factory (ears&eyes records) 51:29
  10. Phil Shurger “Yoruba” from The Waters Above (ears&eyes records) 1:00:00
  11. Whirlpool featuring Ron Miles “Deciduous” from Volume Three Sampler (ears&eyes records) 1:13:55
  12. Wing Walker Orchestra “We’ve Seen These Walls Crumble…” from Hazel (ears&eyes records) 1:21:07
  13. Caroline Davis Quartet “Lincoln Land” from Volume Three Sampler (ears&eyes records) 1:28:12
  14. Juan Pastor Chinchano  “Fina Estampa” from Volume Two Sampler (ears&eyes records) 1:36:07
  15. Matthew Golombisky’s Cuentos “Cuento #11 : Third Coast” from Volumes 1 & 2 (ears&eyes records) 1:41:10
  16. Sebastián Greschuk  “Boomerang” from Paisaje (ears&eyes records) 1:48:00
  17.  Tomorrow Music Orchestra “A440ish” from Neon Jesus Garage (ears&eyes records) 1:54:41

Hour One 

Sebastián Greschuk  “Lluvia Eterna” from Paisaje (pies ar je)

On this album  Greschuk’s sound is  reminiscent of Clifford Brown and Chet Baker . He touches some of his more important influencers as Ambrose Akinmusire, Aaron Parks, Phillip Dizack and Walter Smith III as a few nods to giants. His overall composition takes influence from the cool era mixed with slightly dark ostinato-based grooves which are highly popular in Buenos Aires jazz.

Collective improvisation  giving  way to a series of complex time changes……

Sebastián Greschuk – trumpet/flugelhorn/compositions (of Axel Filip, Bruno Delucchi, Carlos Michelini, KUAI Ensamble, Tomorrow Music Orchestra)
Sebastián de Urquiza – contrabass (of Juan Cruz de Urquiza, Oscar Giunta, Pipi Piazzolla)
Matias Crouzeilles – drums (of Nataniel Edelman, Sergio Wagner)
Nicolas Boccanera – piano/Rhodes (of Damsel Talk, Axel Filip)

Alex Filip “Maebi” from El equilibrio secreto de las cosas

releases July 26, 2019

Personnel:
Axel Filip – drums/compositions/lyrics
Mariana Iturri – voice
Sebastian Greschuk – trumpet
Camila Nebbia – tenor saxophone
Nicolas Boccanera – piano
Juan Bayon – contrabass

Recorded, mixed & mastered by Pablo Lopez Ruiz at Fort Music Studios in Buenos Aires

As many jazz scenes, even in larger cities like New York and Chicago, the pool of like-minded creative folks making music together can sometimes be a bit musically incestuous, as Juan Bayon, Nicolas Boccanera (mentioned above) and Sebastian Greschuk appear on Axel Filip’s El Equilibrio Secreto de Las Cosas. One way to describe this album is “journey music” where the opening track ‘El Olvido’ starts with a quick piano ostinato with recited vocal material before the lanky, loose grooves enter with now sung vocals but then eventually concludes with some nice bashing from Axel via the drum kit. Also joining Axel on this record is one of the youngest and yet most proficient composer/improviser (a personal favorite), Camila Nebbia, whose debut as a leader in 2017 was my top pick album for that year! A most original and different aspect of this record is the use of the voice of Mariana Iturri, not only singing with spoken word passages with all original text by either Axel or Camila. It’s an album where all individual tracks have their set personality, but it’s the overarching vibe of the album that’s really special.

Matthew Golombisky’s Cuentos “Cuento #15” from Volume 3

released November 16, 2018

James Davis – trumpet
Dustin Laurenzi – tenor sax
Naomi Moon Siegel – trombone
Matthew Golombisky – bass
Quin Kirchner – drums

Cuentos represent the compositional culmination of his experiences living in cities throughout the world. His experiences of the musical and cultural environments of each city awaken different directions for inspiration to be opened and explored as short stories in the form of simplistic soundscapes. These Cuentos (the Spanish word for ‘short stories’) are an ongoing project in which Golombisky works with close musical cohorts from each city to convey the stories of a unique musical geography

Recorded by Nick Broste at Constellation in Chicago IL, USA
Mixed and mastered by Florencio Justo at Estudio Doctor F. in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Charles Rumback “In The New Year” from Volume Three Sampler/In The New Year

Charles Rumback – drums
Jeff Parker – guitar
Jason Stein – bass clarinet
Caroline Davis – alto saxophone
John Tate – acoustic bass

released December 4, 2015

Recorded and Mixed by Felix Reyes at House of Tone in Oak Park IL USA

 

Trapper Keaper “Trapper Keaper Meets Tim and Aurora” from Meets Tim Berne & Aurora Nealand

William Thompson IV – keyboards, electronics, voice (of Alvin Fielder, WATIV)
Marcello Benetti – drums, whistling, voice (of Helen Gillet, Mike Dillon, Rob Mazurek, Ken Vandermark)
with:
Tim Berne – alto sax (of Snakeoil, Big Satan, Bloodcount)
Aurora Nealand – alto sax, accordion, various percussion, voice

John Blevin’s Matterhorn “Ember Dance” from Uzumati

Based on the enigmatic history of the Yosemite region and its inhabitants, these compositions question what can be lost in translation over time. ​Uzumati roughly translates to “grizzly bear” in the Miwok language, but it is often mistakenly attributed to the name ​Yosemite​–a​ ​corrupted phrase meaning “they are killers.”

released October 12, 2018

John Blevins – trumpet, effects, synthesizers
Drew Williams – bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, effects, Microbrute
Jeff McLaughlin – guitar, effects
Jesse Bielenberg – bass, effects
Nathan Ellman-Bell – drums, cymbals, percussion, Roland SPD
John Doing – percussion, glockenspiel

Recorded at Indaba Music in Queens, NY by Matt Dickey

Juan Bayon “La Vida Simple” from Vidas Simples

released August 17, 2018

Personel:
Lucas Goicoechea – alto sax
Diego Urbano – vibraphone
Santiago Leibson – piano
Juan Bayon – double bass
Sergio Verdinelli – drums

Compositions by Juan Bayon
Todos los temas pertenecen a Juan Bayon

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Florencio Justo in Doctor F Studio, Buenos Aires
Matthew Golombisky’s Cuentos “Cuento #1 : West Coast” from Volumes 1 & 2

released September 1, 2017

Volume 1: West Coast/Oakland:
Aram Shelton – alto sax/bass clarinet
Mark Clifford – vibraphone
Crystal Pascucci – cello
Matthew Golombisky – acoustic bass guitar

Volume 1 recorded by Ben Bernstein at Petting Zoo Studio in Oakland CA, USA

Tomorrow Music Orchestra “Pangu” from Live at Ice Factory

This was the debut show of Chicago’s version of the Tomorrow Music Orchestra in March of 2006. These musicians got together one Saturday afternoon, rehearsed, ate some spaghetti and went to the gig to perform, all in the same day. This recording captured the liveliness of that energy and day.

We were:

Caroline Davis – alto sax
James Davis – trumpet
Jonathon Kirk – trombone
Hanna Mathey – violin
Katy Myers – cello
Matthew Golombisky – bass
Quin Kirchner – drums
Matthew McClimon – vibes

“Pangu” composed by Matthew McClimon
released June 22, 2006

Recorded live at Ice Factory March 18, 2006 in Chicago IL USA

Hour Two

Phil Shurger “Yoruba” from The Waters Above

Released September 21, 2018

Recorded at I.V. Labs by Manny Sanchez in Chicago IL USA

On his second ears&eyes Records release, “The Waters Above”, guitarist and composer Phil Schurger continues down the path of monumental storytelling through symbols referencing the cosmos, and a curiosity for world cultures. As with his first release, “Echoes of the Ancestors”, each composition is multi-dimensional and episodic. The opening melodic statement sets the scene, which is followed by solo sections and interludes, crafted to continue the development of the ebbs and flows of the broader story. The band is dynamic in its ability to sculpt the music, whether propelled by Greg Ward and Phil Schurger as the soloists, or Clif Wallace and Jeff Greene’s dynamic rhythm section playing.

Whirlpool featuring Ron Miles “Deciduous” from Volume Three Sampler/Dancing on the Inside

Whirlpool is :

Caroline Davis – alto saxophone, voice
Jeff Swanson – guitar
Charles Rumback – drums
…and here with special guest Ron Miles on cornet

Whirlpool: Chicago and New York-based trio, featuring alto saxophone, guitar, and drums, that combines forces with the celebrated Denver-based cornetist Ron Miles on their second release with ears&eyes Records. A collaborative band that eliminates the boundaries between composition and improvisation in a bass-less setting. These musicians contribute their individual texture and unravel a fabric of sound. The three organically evolved into Whirlpool in 2012 after dipping and dabbling in one another’s performances around town, and after an attractive impromptu performance at an intimate tribute-concert to the late Paul Motian, where Davis invited her comrades to embark on a Joe Lovano, Bill Frisell inspired adventure

credits

released June 30, 2015
Recorded by Xandy Whitesel at Might Fine Productions in Denver, CO, USA June 2014.

 

Wing Walker Orchestra “We’ve Seen These Walls Crumble…” from Hazel

released February 15, 2019

Brad Mulholland – alto saxophone & clarinet
Eric Trudel – tenor saxophone
Drew Williams – bass clarinet
John Blevins – trumpet
Danny Gouker -trumpet
Karl Lyden – trombone
Nick Grinder – trombone
Jeff McLaughlin – guitar
Marta Sánchez – piano
Adam Hopkins – acoustic bass
Nathan Ellman-Bell – drums

All compositions by Drew Williams

Long in gestation but immediate in its impact, Wing Walker Orchestra’s debut album, Hazel, is a great introduction to one of the East Coast’s liveliest ensembles led by 30-year old multi-reedist Drew Williams, who plays bass clarinet on the album. WWO has been working for the last 6 years mostly in New York City while touring the country in smaller incarnations.

Caroline Davis Quartet “Lincoln Land” from Volume Three Sampler/Doors:Chicago Storylines

Caroline Davis Quartet is:

Caroline Davis – alto saxophone/voice/compositions
Mike Allemana – guitar
Matt Ferguson – acoustic bass
Jeremy Cunningham – drums

Featured Guest:
Russ Johnson – trumpet

Released November 6 2015

Recorded by Vijay Tellis-Nayak at Transient Sound, Chicago IL

Juan Pastor Chinchano  “Fina Estampa” from Volume Two Sampler

Chinchano’s “Fina Stampa”
Juan Pastor – drums, percussion
Jorge Roeder – upright bass
Stuart Mindeman – acoustic piano
Rich Moore – alto saxophone & clarinet
Marquis Hill – trumpet

Matthew Golombisky’s Cuentos “Cuento #11 : Third Coast” from Volumes 1 & 2

Volume 2: Third Coast/Chicago:
James Davis – trumpet
Bill MacKay – guitar
Jeff Greene – contrabass
Matthew Golombisky – electric bass guitar

Volume 2 recorded by Jamie Wagner at Strobe Recording in Chicago IL, USA

Sebastián Greschuk  “Boomerang” from Paisaje

The theme begins with an introduction of Double Bass by Sebastián de Urquiza that is building the groove of this theme that is an “Up Tempo” harmonically influenced by compositions by Woody Shaw and Horace Silver and with a great rhythmic complexity that varies between bars of 4 / 4 and 7/4 while in section B of the theme in 3/4 alternates with a 4/4 time signature. In this labyrinthine but at the same time fluid context, only Rhodes, Trumpet and Double bass are developed.
 

Tomorrow Music Orchestra “A440ish” from Neon Jesus Garage

Music composed by Matthew Golombisky, Tomorrow Music Orchestra, and sometimes using “spontaneous composition” with the use of a dry erase board.

Live sonic manipulations and sampling by Matthew Golombisky.

 

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