World of Jazz 360

  1. Dave Douglas “Showing Up” from Engage (Greenleaf) 00:00
  2. Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain & Chris Potter “Ziandi” from Good Hope (Edition Records) 08:15
  3. Matana Roberts “Jewels of the Sky Inscription” from COIN COIN Chapter Four: Memphis (Constellation) 15:55
  4. Matana Roberts “As Far As Eyes Can See” from COIN COIN Chapter Four: Memphis (Constellation) 17:42
  5. Aaron Dolman “Memory Is An Anchor” from Nostalgia and Other Fantasies (Aaron Dolman) 22:38
  6. Simon Nabotov “The Church Of Novograd” from Readings : Red Cavalry (Leo Records) 30:25
  7. Dave Douglas “Sanctuary Cities” from Engage (Greenleaf) 37:12
  8. Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain & Chris Potter “Lucky Seven” from Good Hope (Edition Records) 41:41
  9.  Aaron Dolman “Stars In A Midnight Lake” from Nostalgia and Other Fantasies (Aaron Dolman) 52:20
  10. Illegal Crowns “Brushes” from The No Nosed Puppet (RogueArt) 1:00:00
  11. Simon Barker, Scott Tinkler “Peripheral” from Interweave (Kimnara) 1:05:27
  12. Christophe Rocher, Joe Fonda, Harvey Sorgen “Cosmonosis” from New Origin (Not Two) 1:10:19
  13. Matana Roberts “Trail of the Smiling Sphinx” from COIN COIN Chapter Four: Memphis (Constellation) 1:16:54
  14. Aaron Dolman “Signs of Change” from Nostalgia and Other Fantasies (Aaron Dolman) 1:26:36
  15. Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain & Chris Potter “Island Feeling” from Good Hope (Edition Records) 1:31:22
  16. Dave Douglas “Whole Souls” from Engage (Greenleaf) 1:38:28
  17. Miles Davis “What I Say” from The Cellar Door Sessions (Columbia) 1:42:35

This week a focus on four great new albums from Dave Douglas, Dave Holland Chris Potter and Zakir Hussain, Aaron Dolman and Matana Roberts. Also a selection of other newly released material and some live Miles Davis.

  •  HOUR ONE
  • Dave Douglas “Showing Up” from Engage (Greenleaf)
    • The ENGAGE ensemble features woodwind specialist Anna Webber, cellist Tomeka Reid, guitarist Jeff Parker, bassist Nick Dunston, and drummer Kate Gentile. Trumpeters Dave Adewumi and Riley Mulherkar appear on a few tracks as special guests.
    • ENGAGE is a direct descendant of UPLIFT, the 2018 set of compositions dedicated to positive action
  • Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain & Chris Potter “Ziandi” from Good Hope (Edition Records)
    • international supergroup of bassist Dave Holland, tabla player Zakir Hussain and saxophonist Chris Potter, under the group name Crosscurrents Trio,  released  on 11th October via Edition Records.
  • Matana Roberts “Jewels of the Sky Inscription” from COIN COIN Chapter Four: Memphis (Constellation)
  • Matana Roberts “As Far As Eyes Can See” from COIN COIN Chapter Four: Memphis (Constellation)
    • In the fourth volume of a proposed 12-part suite, the saxophonist fuses free jazz and folk spirituals into an ecstatic confrontation with American history at its darkest.
    • On Coin Coin Chapter Four: Memphis, Roberts convened a new band, with New Yorkers Hannah Marcus (guitars, fiddle, accordion) and percussionist Ryan Sawyer   joined by Montréal bassist Nicolas Caloia  ) and Montréal-Cairo composer/improviser Sam Shalabi (Land Of Kush, Dwarfs Of East Agouza) on guitar and oud, along with prolific trombonist Steve Swell and vibraphonist Ryan White as special guests.
  • Aaron Dolman “Memory Is An Anchor” from Nostalgia and Other Fantasies (Aaron Dolman)
    • Aaron Dolman: drums and compositions, Caitlin Smith: viola, Marcus Savard-Lowry: guitar (left channel), Zacharie Bachand: guitar (right channel)
      Mathieu McConnell: bass
    • Inspired by the feelings of nostalgia that are stirred up while sifting through old family photos, Nostalgia and Other Fantasies is the debut release from Montreal-based drummer-composer Aaron Dolman. With this album, he presents a collection of original works that combine two of his great musical loves – jazz and folk music. The songs sway between evocative melodies, exciting improvisations and delicate soundscapes.
  • Simon Nabotov “The Church Of Novograd” from Readings : Red Cavalry (Leo Records)
    • Drums – Gerry Hemingway
      Electronics [Live Electronics] – Marcus Schmickler
      Piano – Simon Nabatov
      Reeds – Frank Gratkowski
      Voice – Phil Minton
      Words By – Isaac Babel – brilliant Russian-Jewish writer who in 1920 became a war correspondent at the age of 25. On 15th May 1939 he was arrested on fabricated charges of terrorism and espionage and brutally executed in 1940 by the NKVD (the then KGB)
  • Dave Douglas “Sanctuary Cities” from Engage (Greenleaf)
  • Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain & Chris Potter “Lucky Seven” from Good Hope (Edition Records)
  •  Aaron Dolman “Stars In A Midnight Lake” from Nostalgia and Other Fantasies (Aaron Dolman)
  • HOUR TWO
  • Illegal Crowns “Brushes” from The No Nosed Puppet (RogueArt)
    • Taylor Ho Bynum: cornet, flugelhorn
      Mary Halvorson: guitar
      Benoît Delbecq: piano
      Tomas Fujiwara: drums
    • Recorded on November 15th 2017 by Julien Bassères at Studio de Meudon, Meudon, France
  • Simon Barker, Scott Tinkler “Peripheral” from Interweave (Kimnara)
    • Eleven years ago, Australian artists Simon Barker on drums and Scott Tinkler on trumpet released “Lost Thoughts. In the years in between, both musicians kept performing together and releasing albums in various ensembles, frequently also in the company of pianist Mark Hannaford. Both musicians are eclectic players, using elements from jazz, classical, avant-garde, carnatic and other Asian music. They know each other very well, and you can hear that.
  • Christophe Rocher, Joe Fonda, Harvey Sorgen “Cosmonosis” from New Origin (Not Two)
    • Christophe Rocher – clarinets, Joe Fonda – bass, Harvey Sorgen – drums
    • Recorded, mixed and mastered at Area 52 Studios, Saugerties, NY in June 2018
    • As the title implies, New Origin represents a fertile coming together, the principals in this case being the veteran American rhythm team of bassist Joe Fonda and drummer Harvey Sorgen, with French clarinetist Christophe Rocher. Fonda and Sorgen share a lengthy association, which encompasses the long-running Fonda/Stevens Group and a trio of more recent vintage with pianist Marilyn Crispell among others. Rocher, a generation younger, has risen on his native scene and also featured alongside the likes of flautist Nicole Mitchell and cornetist Rob Mazurek.
  • Matana Roberts “Trail of the Smiling Sphinx” from COIN COIN Chapter Four: Memphis (Constellation)
  • Aaron Dolman “Signs of Change” from Nostalgia and Other Fantasies (Aaron Dolman)
  • Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain & Chris Potter “Island Feeling” from Good Hope (Edition Records)
  • Dave Douglas “Whole Souls” from Engage (Greenleaf)
  • Miles Davis “What I Say” from The Cellar Door Sessions (Columbia)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.