World of Jazz 344

  1. William Parker In Order To Survive  “Eternal Is The Voice Of Love II” from Live/Shapeshifter (Aum Fidelity) 00:00
  2. Whit Dickey Tao Quartets “Peace Planet” from Peace Planet & Box of Light (Aum Fidelity) 08:56
  3. Warren Galea “Chrysanthemums” from The Odyssey (Vento Azul) 19:30
  4. Stephan Crump, Ingrid Laubrock, Cory Smythe “Fluvium” from Channels (Intakt Records) 25:23
  5. Rorschach “1” from Rorschach (El Negocito Records) 40:44
  6. Torbjörn Zetterberg “Blodspredikan” from Orakel (Moserobie Music Production) 46:29
  7. Trevor Watts, Stephen Grew “Let It Be” from Let it Be, Live In Liverpool (Fundacja Sluchaj) 53:21
  8. Rodrigo Amado, Chris Corsano “Don’t Take It Too Bad” from No Place To Fall (Astral Spirits) 59:42
  9. Thomas Hass Quartet “Moco Mystery” from West (Storyville) 1:08:13
  10. Robert Landfermann “Alkmene” from Topaz (Klaeng Records) 1:16:09
  11. The Fictive Five “A Fictive Form of Closure” from Anything is Possible (Clean Feed) 1:25:45
  12. Whit Dickey Tao Quartets “Box of Light” from Peace Planet & Box of Light (Aum Fidelity) 1:32:49
  13. William Parker In Order To Survive  “Newark (for Grachan Moncur III)” from Live/Shapeshifter (Aum Fidelity) 1:45:40
  14. Charlie Parker “Hot House” from Bird at 52nd Street (Original Jazz Classics) 1:57:25

SHOW NOTES

HOUR ONE

William Parker In Order To Survive  “Eternal Is The Voice Of Love II” from Live/Shapeshifter (Aum Fidelity)

A new double-album from one of   William Parker’s eternal flagship groups, recorded live & featuring all-new compositions, including the extended suite “Eternal Is The Voice Of Love”, of which that was the second part and “Newark” (dedicated to early group member, trombonist Grachan Moncur III), which I will feature later . Featuring pianist Cooper-Moore, alto saxophonist Rob Brown and (since 2012) drummer Hamid Drake, In Order To Survive is one of the great jazz groups of the past quarter century.

Launched in 1993, In Order To Survive was Parker’s first fully dedicated small group. It has always featured Cooper-Moore & Rob Brown, together with a series of drummers.

This album was released July 5, 2019 on Aum Fidelity

Recorded live in performance at ShapeShifter Lab, Brooklyn, NY on July 14, 2017

Whit Dickey Tao Quartets “Peace Planet” from Peace Planet & Box of Light (Aum Fidelity)

This is a united & excellent pair of brand new studio albums from drummer-bandleader Whit Dickey which were created together with two distinct yet interrelated Quartets. The two works represent the Yin and the Yang respectively, the inseparable and complementary opposites, following an ancient and enduring understanding of the world. Dickey chose Tao Quartets as the name for these groups / this specific work as the Tao wholly incorporates an understanding of this eternal dynamic, and it is here to be heard.

Matthew Shipp: piano
Rob Brown: alto saxophone
William Parker: bass
Whit Dickey: drums

 

released July 5, 2019

Both Albums Recorded & Mixed by Jim Clouse during Winter 2018/19 at Park West Studios, Brooklyn

Warren Galea “Chrysanthemums” from The Odyssey

Warren Galea – Guitar
Andy McKee – Bass
Adam Nussbaum – Drums
credits
released May 15, 2019

Maltese Guitarist, Pianist and Composer based in New York. Effortless trio session with a mix of cool laid pieces and faster bop derived numbers. Galea is an accomplished guitarist.

Warren’s music layers modern jazz harmonies on top of grooves rooted in other genres such as rock and hip hop. Like a common thread across the textures evoked by the trio within the different compositions runs a melodic lyricism wherein the guitar is always the singer.

‘The title, The Odyssey, symbolises the idea of a journey. In many ways it’s documenting my personal journey travelling from a small Mediterranean island to the greatest musical city in the world. At the same time, the album itself will invite the listener to go on a musical voyage with us.’

Warren Galea 15th May 2019

All music composed and arranged by Warren Galea
Recorded at Trading 8s Recording Studio, New Jersey

Stephan Crump, Ingrid Laubrock, Cory Smythe “Fluvium” from Channels

Label Intakt Records [Intakt CD 319]
Released March 15, 2019
Recorded Live December 1, 2017, unerhört!-Festival 2017
Personnel

Ingrid Laubrock: tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
Cory Smythe: piano
Stephan Crump: acoustic bass

Rorschach “1” from Rorschach

Recorded by Werner Pensaert at DeSingel on July 31 and August 1, 2017

Erik Vermeulen piano
Seppe Gebruers piano
Eric Thielemans drums
Marek Patrman drums

2019 el NEGOCITO Records

Torbjörn Zetterberg “Blodspredikan” from Orakel

Torbjörn Zetterberg contrabass, vocals
Per Texas Johansson saxophone, clarinet
Konrad Agnas drums

2019 Moserobie Music Production MMPLP116

A beautiful little record – of the sort it feels like the Moserobie label was created to record – jazz that’s not totally free or improvised, but which is also doing way more than conventional swing as well – served up by a trio with a perfect sense of creative cohesion!  . Per Texas Johansson is fantastic on both tenor and clarinet – and the always-fantastic work on bass of Torbjorn Zetterberg is completely sublime, and the core element that really holds the whole thing together.  Drums are by Konrad Agnas – who has this loose sense of pulse that really matches the energy of the other players

Trevor Watts, Stephen Grew “Let It Be” from Let it Be, Live In Liverpool

Living legend, alto and soprano saxohonist, one of the fathers of British or even European free improvised music in duo concert recording with marvelous, next generation pianist Stephen Grew.

Recorded “live” at the Capstone Theatre, Liverpool, England on March 19th 2018

Trevor Watts alto, soprano saxophone
Stephen Grew piano

2019 Fundacja Sluchaj FSR 02/2019

HOUR TWO

Rodrigo Amado, Chris Corsano “Don’t Take It Too Bad” from No Place To Fall

Recorded on July 14, 2014 by Joaquim Monte at Manouche Studios, Lisbon

Rodrigo Amado tenor saxophone
Chris Corsano drums

2019 Astral Spirits AS103

Thomas Hass Quartet “Moco Mystery” from West

The music of this album consists entirely of compositions by Thomas Hass, most of whom, as the cover of the photo of Malibu Pier suggests, were written during a three-month stint in Los Angeles in the spring of 2018.
Recorded December 10-11, 2018 in The Village Recording in Copenhagen DK

Thomas Hass tenor saxophone
Lars Jansson piano
Lennart Ginman bass
Thomas Blachman drums

2019 Storyville Records

Robert Landfermann “Alkmene” from Topaz

Recorded on August 29, 2018 at Topaz-Studios Cologne, Germany

Robert Landfermann bass
Ingrid Laubrock reeds
Achim Kaufmann piano
Tom Rainey drums

2019 Klaeng Records

The Fictive Five “A Fictive Form of Closure” from Anything is Possible

Recorded at Orange Music Sound Studios, in West Orange, New Jersey, on May 29th, 2018

Larry Ochs tenor, sopranino saxophone
Nate Wooley trumpet
Ken Filiano bass, effects
Pascal Niggenkemper bass, effects
Harris Eisenstadt drums

2019 Clean Feed CF514CD

Whit Dickey Tao Quartets “Box of Light” from Peace Planet & Box of Light (Aum Fidelity)

Rob Brown: alto saxophone
Steve Swell: trombone
Michael Bisio: bass
Whit Dickey: drums

Box of Light brings the Yang herein, with fiery energy and crackling interplay to the fore. The inspiration of Dickey’s early studies with Milford Graves are clear here, as is the precedent set by such as the New York Art Quartet (feat. Graves/ Tchicai / Rudd). It is likewise clear that the idea of total sensitivity, to each and from each musician toward the evolution of the music, is also to the fore.

William Parker In Order To Survive  “Newark (for Grachan Moncur III)” from Live/Shapeshifter (Aum Fidelity)

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