World of Jazz 369

  1. Bartosz Hadala “Three Short Stories” from Three Short Stories (Self Released) 00:00
  2. Manteca “Miss Météo” from Augmented Indifference (Manteca Music) 07:05
  3. Luke Norris “Sketch In C” from Northernsong (ears&eyes) 13:58
  4. Torben Snekkestad “Both Directions” from The Swiftest Traveller (Trost Records) 21:24
  5. Details In The Air “Frame Missing” from Totaal (Kilogram Records) 29:43
  6. Juan Vinuesa Jazz Quartet “Ghost Town Studio” from Blue Shots from Chicago (NoBusiness Records) 35:58
  7. Maciej Sadowski Kwadrat “Szeptuchy” from Jazz DIa Zwierzat (Maciej Sadowski / Eastrings) 43:27
  8. Bartosz Hadala “Epilogue – Once Upon A Time” from Three Short Stories (Self Released) 49:40
  9. Bartosz Hadala “The Itsy-Bitzy Spider Blues” from Three Short Stories (Self Released) 55:44
  10. Manteca “Busking In Deadwood” from Augmented Indifference (Manteca Music) 1:00:00
  11. Luke Norris “Loss of Color” from Northernsong (ears&eyes) 1:04:58
  12. Torben Snekkestad “Slip, Slide & Rattle” from The Swiftest Traveller (Trost Records) 1:11:10
  13. Details In The Air “Tunnel To The Sea” from Totaal (Kilogram Records) 1:19:21
  14. Juan Vinuesa Jazz Quartet “Afro Asiatic Beat Poem” from Blue Shots from Chicago (NoBusiness Records) 1:23:06
  15. Maciej Sadowski Kwadrat “Dziewiaty” from Jazz DIa Zwierzat (Maciej Sadowski / Eastrings) 1:30:05
  16. Nathan Clevenger Group “Lesser Roses” from Stateless (Slow & Steady Records) 1:36:43
  17. Nathan Clevenger Group “Nash Hotel 2046” from Stateless (Slow & Steady Records) 1:46:16

Bartosz Hadala moved from New York City to Toronto in 2010 and began writing music for his next album. In time, new compositions took shape, and Hadala started to assemble his first electric band. It had been a decades-long dream to pay tribute to his idol, Chick Corea, and in Toronto Hadala found players who helped him in realizing his dream. Together with a remarkable group of talented artists, Hadala entered the studio to record “Three Short Stories”, an album which contributing musician Michael Manring called “true 21st-century creative improvised music”.

In 2020, the Juno Award-winning jazz world collective Manteca celebrates its forty-first year with the release of their 13th recording Augmented Indifference. Drawing on musical influences throughout the Americas, this nine member artists collective has been an international musical innovator, creating original music influenced by world, jazz, and orchestral music.

Northernsongs, the debut album from Eastman School of Music and  Berklee graduate Luke Norris blends jazz and post-rock in a seamless way creating a fresh and invigorating sound. The album represents the end of his experience living upstate in Rochester, NY, the end of an intense period of learning, personal independence, and solitude, as well as one of the first times he felt confident that the people he was playing with at Eastman (specifically Dan Sunshine and Tyrone Allen) were augmenting his compositions. The addition of guitarist Mike Baggetta completes a great new quartet

  • HOUR ONE
  • Bartosz Hadala “Three Short Stories” from Three Short Stories (Self Released)
    • Bartosz Hadala – Piano, Fender Rhodes
      Luis Deniz – Alto Saxophone
      Eric St-Laurent – Guitar
      Brad Cheeseman – Bass Guitar
      Marito Marques – Drums & Percussion
      Kelly Jefferson – Soprano Saxophone
      João Frade – Accordion
      Michael Manring – Bass Guitar
  • Manteca “Miss Météo” from Augmented Indifference (Manteca Music)
    • Augmented Indifference is an exciting addition to Manteca’s catalogue, full of fresh, powerful melodies, from the Weather Report – and, more generally – weather inspired Miss Météo, to the Beach Boys tribute Kowabunga. The tracks are under-pinned by skin on skin hand percussion grooves and grounded by an elite rhythm section of drum kit, acoustic piano, bass, and guitar. Augmented Indifference is released worldwide on Friday, January 24th, 2020.Art Avalos – Drums, Djembe, Timbales, Cajone, Udu, Dundun, Percussion
      Colleen Allen – Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Soprano Sax, Flute, Alto Flute, Bass Clarinet, Piccolo
      Charlie Cooley – Drums Mark Ferguson – Trombone, Bass Trombone & Vibes
      Will Jarvis – Electric & Acoustic Bass
      Nick Tateishi – Electric & Acoustic guitars
    • Doug Wilde – Acoustic Piano, Wurlitzer, Rhodes,
      Matt Zimbel, Congas, Talking Drums, Vocals
      Steve McDade – Trumpet & Flugelhorn L
      Lucas Choi Zimbel – Accordion, Vocals
      Lyne Tremblay – Vocals
  • Luke Norris “Sketch In C” from Northernsong (ears&eyes)
    • Luke Norris – soprano & tenor saxophones, compositions
      Mike Baggetta – guitar
      Tyrone Allen – bass
      Daniel Sunshine – drumsAn album that opens with a vista of an open field where space, patience, and harmony interact in a way that fluid and overwhelmingly concise. A little misleading from the title, “Sketch in C”, but eventually the two melodic instruments coincide while the bass supports sporadically and with percussive ramblings, we hear where this quartet will take us over the course of the rest of the album.From the use of Baggetta’s use of looping and reversing effects used in a way that’s not interrupting but acts as a fifth member of the group creating soundcloud and textures that give the music a haunting element that’s uncommon in “everyday” jazz music today. Allen’s use of pizzicato we’re accustomed to, but when he switches to arco, the bass also joins this world of the haunted soul, alongside Baggetta’s added textures.
  • Torben Snekkestad “Both Directions” from The Swiftest Traveller (Trost Records)
    • Recorded at Loft in Cologne, June 16-17, 2018Torben Snekkestad tenor, soprano sax, trumpet, clarinet, Agusti Fernández piano, Barry Guy double bassAn exciting international trio initiated by Scandinavian saxophonist Torben Snekkestad, accompanied by two esteemed international players in the field of improvised music – the Spanish pianist Agustí Fernández and the British double bass player Barry Guy. The music they create together is situated somewhere between free improvisation, free jazz, and contemporary classical music and executed with lightning fast interaction and explorative, innovative sounds and textures.
  • Details In The Air “Frame Missing” from Totaal (Kilogram Records)
    • Recorded February 26, 2018 at Highwave Studio Gdynia, PolandKen Vandermark Bb clarinet, tenor saxophone
      Mikołaj Trzaska alto, baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
      Michał Górczyński Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet
  • Juan Vinuesa Jazz Quartet “Ghost Town Studio” from Blue Shots from Chicago (NoBusiness Records)
    • Recorded on May30, 2018 at Jamdek Recording Studio, Chicago, ILJuan F. G. Vinuesa tenor saxophone
      Josh Berman cornet
      Jason Roebke bass
      Mikel Patrick Avery drums. percussion
  • Maciej Sadowski Kwadrat “Szeptuchy” from Jazz DIa Zwierzat (Maciej Sadowski / Eastrings)
    • This is the debut album as a leader by Polish bassist / composer Maciej Sadowski, recorded with his quartet called Kwadrat (square in English, clearly alluding to the quartet), which also includes trumpeter Dawid Lipka, saxophonist Michal Jan Ciesielski and drummer Tomasz Koper.  The album presents nine original compositions, all by Sadowski.The music, although melody based, is very original and moves freely across several genres, touching on Rock, Fusion, Groove, mainstream Jazz and  Improvised Music.
  • Bartosz Hadala “Epilogue – Once Upon A Time” from Three Short Stories (Self Released)
  • Bartosz Hadala “The Itsy-Bitzy Spider Blues” from Three Short Stories (Self Released)
  • HOUR TWO
  • BLOCK ONE
  • Manteca “Busking In Deadwood” from Augmented Indifference (Manteca Music)
  • Luke Norris “Loss of Color” from Northernsong (ears&eyes)
  • Torben Snekkestad “Slip, Slide & Rattle” from The Swiftest Traveller (Trost Records)
  • Details In The Air “Tunnel To The Sea” from Totaal (Kilogram Records)
  • Juan Vinuesa Jazz Quartet “Afro Asiatic Beat Poem” from Blue Shots from Chicago (NoBusiness Records)
  • Maciej Sadowski Kwadrat “Dziewiaty” from Jazz DIa Zwierzat (Maciej Sadowski / Eastrings)
  •  BLOCK TWO
  • Nathan Clevenger Group “Lesser Roses” from Stateless (Slow & Steady Records)
  • Nathan Clevenger Group “Nash Hotel 2046” from Stateless (Slow & Steady Records)
    • Recorded January 2019 at New, Improved Recording, Oakland, CANathan Clevenger guitar, Wurlitzer piano, B-3 organ, harmonium, glockenspiel
      Kasey Knudsen alto saxophone
      Cory Wright tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute
      Rachel Condry bass clarinet, clarinet
      Lisa Mezzacappa bass
      Jon Arkin drums, claves, brake drum, mini maraca, misc metal
      Jason Levis drums, gongs, cowbell, bowls, guiro, woodblock, tambourine
      Tim DeCillis vibraphone, guiro, shakers, riq, cowbell, claves
      Crystal Pascucci cello  on Nash HotelAll music by Nathan ClevengerSlow & Steady Records announces the release of Bay Area avant-chamber ensemble Nathan Clevenger Group’s Stateless. A stalwart of the Bay Area’s new music scene for over 20 years, Clevenger once again brings together his regular cast, featuring many of the Bay’s most established and in-demand improvisers and collaborators.

 

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