World of Jazz 370

  1. Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet “When Angels Fall” from When Angels Fall (Whirlwind) 00:00
  2. Ben Markley Quartet “Sentience” from Slow Play (OA2 Records) 05:22
  3. John Heward Quintet “Improvisation 4” from John Heward Quintet (Mode Records) 11:56
  4. Konstrukt “Lotus Variations Part 1” from Live at Cafe Oto, Again (Konstrukt Music) 33:12
  5. Daniel Bernardes & Drumming GP “Bolero” from Liturgy of the Birds, In Memoriam Olivier Messiaen (Clean Feed) 42:22
  6. Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet “Crazy Girl” from When Angels Fall (Whirlwind) 53:33
  7. Graewe; Reijseger; Hemingway; “Cadrage III” from Concertgebouw Brugge 2014 (Fundacja Słuchaj!) 1:00:00
  8. Joshua Cusack Art Ensemble “Wake Up” from Playing Well With Others (Joshua Cusack) 1:12:17
  9. Peter Brötzmann,Alexander Schlippenbach,Han Bennink “Street Jive” from Fifty Years After… (Trost Records) 1:22:56
  10. Gary Smulyan & Ralph Moore Quintet “Punjab” from Bird’s Eye Encounter (Fresh Sound) 1:30:10
  11. Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet “Sleep Safe and Warm” from When Angels Fall (Whirlwind) 1:42:34
  12. Evan Parker, Barry Guy, Paul Lytton “Part 1” from Concert In Vilnius (No Business Records) 1:47:29

On this show the featured release is from Wojtek Mazolewski

Following the rhapsodic response to his  debut Whirlwind release – a deluxe edition of Polka which, internationally, broke through into dance clubs and rock and indie festivals – the double bassist now focuses attention on the music of his compatriot Krzysztof Komeda (1931–1969), a legend of Polish jazz and an illustrious Hollywood film composer. When Angels Fall again features his inventive quintet of Oskar Török (trumpet, electronics), Marek Pospieszalski (tenor saxophone), Joanna Duda (Wurlitzer, grand piano) and Qba Janicki (drums, percussion) as they explore the prolific output of this enigmatic and tragically departed creative talent.

As well as the featured album there is a selection of recent releases with a leaning towards improvisation and the avant garde.

  • Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet “When Angels Fall” from When Angels Fall (Whirlwind)
    • Wojtek Mazolewski – double bass
      Oskar Torok – trumpet, electronics
      Oba Janicki – Drums, percussion
      Joanna Duda -Wurlitzer, piano
      Marek Pospieszalski – tenor saxophone
    • Recorded at Polish Radio Studio, Warsaw ( Feb 18/19 2019)
  • Ben Markley Quartet “Sentience” from Slow Play (OA2 Records)
    • Recorded March 1, 2019 at Mighty Fine Studios – Denver, COBen Markley piano
      Joel Frahm  soprano saxophone
      Marty Kenney bass
      Jim White drums
  • John Heward Quintet “Improvisation 4” from John Heward Quintet (Mode Records)
    • John Heward drums, percussion
      Lori Freedman clarinet
      Joe McPhee pocket trumpet, trumpet, saxophones
      Dana Reason piano
      Barre Philips bass
    • John Heward, who died on 2018, was the main figure of Canada, American and world-wide avant-garde jazz scene. He had had an effective, innovative and expressive playing manner, breaking and driving style and unique sound. His improvisations were based on his own ideas, fresh and evocative musical decisions, wild free improvisations or simply crazy, weird, outrageous or fascinating combos. John Heward had influenced the playing style and its elements of dozens of other percussionists and drummers of contemporary avant-garde jazz scene. The music by all five musicians is inspiring, bright and engaging – it’s filled with contrasts, fresh, gorgeous and innovative ideas, shocking ways of playing and experiments. All five musicians had been playing together many times in various compilations – each of them has fantastic playing technique, innovative style and bright, inventive and expressive style of improvising.
      The contrasts form the main base of “Improvisations”.
  • Konstrukt “Lotus Variations Part 1” from Live at Cafe Oto, Again (Konstrukt Music)
    • Korhan Futacı alto saxophone, instant loops, vocal
      Umut Çağlar electric guitar, reeds, electronics, flutes, percussion
      Barlas Tan Özemek electric bass
      Ediz Hafizoglu drums, percussion
      Alexander Hawkins piano
      Alan Wilkinson baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
      Daniel Spicer reeds, trumpet, percussion
  • Daniel Bernardes & Drumming GP “Bolero” from Liturgy of the Birds, In Memoriam Olivier Messiaen (Clean Feed)
    • Recorded on February 10-12, 2018 at Centro Cultural e de Congressos das Caldas da Rainha, PortugalPianist Daniel Bernardes pays homage to French composer Olivier Messiaen, augmenting his piano trio of Antonio Augusto Aguiar on bass and Mario Costa on drums with the Drumming GP Ensemble of Miquel Bernat on marimba, Jeffrey Davis & Pedro Gois on vibraphones, and Joao Dias on glockenspiel, a wonderful merging of contemporary percussive composition and modern jazz.
  • Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet “Crazy Girl” from When Angels Fall (Whirlwind)
    • music of his compatriot Krzysztof Komeda (1931–1969), a legend of Polish jazz and an illustrious Hollywood film composer. When Angels Fall again features his inventive quintet of Oskar Török (trumpet, electronics), Marek Pospieszalski (tenor saxophone), Joanna Duda (Wurlitzer, grand piano) and Qba Janicki (drums, percussion) as they explore the prolific output of this enigmatic and tragically departed creative talent.
    • Mazolewski describes the recording’s foundations. “As I was preparing to make this album, I immersed myself in Komeda’s music, read his publications and memoirs, met people who had known him, and visited the places he lived, from Poznan to Los Angeles. I felt that I needed to have a real feeling for who he was and how he lived, which helped to enrich the project with a new awareness as well as deeper feelings and emotions. As a result, I have spent the past three years creating original material based on Komeda’s music for the Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet (WMQ).”
  • HOUR TWO
  • Graewe; Reijseger; Hemingway; “Cadrage III” from Concertgebouw Brugge 2014 (Fundacja Słuchaj!)
    • Recorded at Concertgebouw, Brugge Kamermuziekzaal, October 3, 2014Georg Graewe piano
      Ernst Reijseger cello
      Gerry Hemingway drums, marimba
  • Joshua Cusack Art Ensemble “Wake Up” from Playing Well With Others (Joshua Cusack)
    • Recorded October 2019 at Procopy Studios Perth Australia
    • Joshua Cusack conductior, synthesizer
      Claire Keet alto saxophone
      Sean Little tenor saxophone
      Jemima Mills baritone saxophone
      Niran Dasika trumpet
      Matt Smith trumpet
      Steven Bickley trombone
      Ewan Potter bass trombone
      James O’Brien piano, synthesizer
      Kate Pass contrabass
      Liam Hickey drum set

 

  • Peter Brötzmann,Alexander Schlippenbach,Han Bennink “Street Jive” from Fifty Years After… (Trost Records)
    • To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the game changing recording Machine Gun (BRÖ, 1968), saxophonist Peter Brötzmann recruited drummer Han Bennink from the original session, plus pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach. While Schlippenbach wasn’t in the house for Machine Gun (the pianist was Fred Van Hove), he can be heard on the Peter Brötzmann Group’s fully automatic Alarm (FMP, 1983).
  • Gary Smulyan & Ralph Moore Quintet “Punjab” from Bird’s Eye Encounter (Fresh Sound)
    • Recorded live at the Bird’s Eye, Basel, Switzerland, June 8-9, 2018Gary Smulyan baritone saxophone
      Ralph Moore tenor saxophone
      Olivier Hutman piano
      Stephan Kurmann bass
      Bernd Reiter drums
  • Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet “Sleep Safe and Warm” from When Angels Fall (Whirlwind)
    • IBID
  • Evan Parker; Barry Guy; Paul Lytton “Part 1” from Concert In Vilnius (No Business Records)
    • Recorded in concert at Vilnius Jazz Festival, October 15, 2017 at Russian Drama Theater, Vilnius, LithuaniaEvan Parker soprano, tenor saxophone
      Barry Guy bass
      Paul Lytton drums

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