World of Jazz 321

  1. Eric Dolphy – Jitterbug Waltz – Musical Prophet : The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Resonance) 00:00
  2. Federica Michisanti Horn Trio – Morning Sewing – Silent Rides (Filibusta Records) 08:44
  3. Bill Moring & Way Out East – Sweat – Spaces in Time (Owl Studios) 15:06
  4. Avery Sharpe – Fly With The Wind – Legends and Mentors (JKNM Records) 22:54
  5. Bill Cantrall – Axiom – Axiom (Up Swing Records) 30:13
  6. Federica Michisanti Horn Trio – Your Books – Silent Rides (Filibusta Records) 38:23
  7. Eric Dolphy – Iron Man – Musical Prophet : The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Resonance) 50:15
  8. Jeff Parker – Rang (for Michael Zerang) – The Relatives (Thrill Jockey) 1:00:06
  9. Philip Catherine – My Funny Valentine – Concert in Capbreton (Dreyfus Jazz) 1:08:01
  10. John Fedchock – Moon Alley – Live At The Red Sea Jazz Festival (Capri Records) 1:15:42
  11. Nate Wooley Sextet – Old Man On The Farm – (Sit In) The Throne of Friendship (Clean Feed) 1:24:56
  12. David Weiss – Breathing Room – Breathing Room (Fresh Sound New Talent) 1:30:06
  13. Federica Michisanti Horn Trio – Silent Rides – Silent Rides (Filibusta Records) 1:41:08
  14. Eric Dolphy –  Burning Spear (Alternative Take) – Musical Prophet : The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Resonance) 1:48:49

Eric Dolphy – Jitterbug Waltz – Music Prophet : The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions

Bass – Eddie Kahn
Drums – J.C. Moses
Trumpet – Woody Shaw
Vibraphone – Bobby Hutcherson

First official release of previously-unissued Eric Dolphy studio recordings in over 30 years, including 85-minutes never before released.  The 3-CD package is beautifully designed and includes an exhaustive booklet  with rare and never-before-published photos by Chuck Stewart, Jean-Pierre Leloir, Val Wilmer, Hans Harzheim, Lennart Steen, Roger Marshutz and many others, plus reproductions of the original album covers for Conversations and Iron Man. Includes five essays that cover different aspects of Eric Dolphy. Captured after leaving Prestige/New Jazz Records, and just before recording the timeless classic ‘Out to Lunch!’ album, ‘Musical Prophet’ is a 3LP set that contains the under-appreciated masterpieces ‘Conversations’ and ‘Iron Man’ recorded in New York City on July 1 and 3, 1963. Originally produced by Alan Douglas – most well-known for his association with Jimi Hendrix, but who also produced classic jazz albums such as ‘Money Jungle’ with Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Max Roach – the tapes had been stored in a suitcase with Dolphy’s personal belongings and given to Dolphy’s close friends Hale and Juanita Smith just before he embarked on his fateful European trip in 1964.
Federica Michisanti Horn Trio – Morning Sewing – Silent Rides

Federica Michisanti, talented Italian double bassist, with her third album “Silent Rides”, plays with the conventions of line-up to create a fascinating set. Alongside Federica on bass, trumpet and flugel horn comes from Francesco Lento, and tenor saxophone and clarinet from Francesco Bigoni. The bass is released from it’s role as a rhythm instrument and becomes an equal partner in a three way conversation where roles are continuously interchanged. Echoes of the first Ornette Coleman Quartet, and the Jimmy Giuffre 3 emerge from an album of entertaining and thought provoking music. (2018)

Bill Moring & Way Out East – Sweat – Spaces in Time

Bill Moring bass
Jack Walrath trumpet
Tim Armacost saxophone
Steve Allee keyboards
Steve Johns drums

2008 Owl Studios

Avery Sharpe – Fly With The Wind – Legends and Mentors

Recorded June 2007 at East Side Sound

Avery Sharpe acoustic bass
Joe Ford alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute
Onaje Allan Gumbs piano
Winard Harper drums
John Blake violin

2008 JKNM Records AS89896
Bill Cantrall – Axiom – Axiom

For his debut release trombonist Bill Cantrall  delivers the goods in the classic tradition of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers,  post-bop sensibility, but  with a freshness that clearly makes it entirely current

Bill Cantrall trombone
Ryan Kisor trumpet
Sherman Irby alto saxophone
Stacy Dillard tenor saxophone
Rick Germanson piano
Gerald Cannon bass
Montez Coleman drums

2008 Up Swing Records

Federica Michisanti Horn Trio – Your Books – Silent Rides
Eric Dolphy – Iron Man – Music Prophet : The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions

Alto Saxophone – Huey “Sonny” Simmons*
Bass – Eddie Kahn*
Bassoon – Garvin Bushell
Drums – J.C. Moses
Flute – William “Prince” Lasha*
Soprano Saxophone – Clifford Jordan
Trumpet – Woody Shaw
Vibraphone – Bobby Hutcherson

Jeff Parker – Rang (for Michael Zerang) – The Relatives

Acoustic Bass, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Flute [C], Percussion – Chris Lopes
Drums, Percussion – Chad Taylor
Electric Guitar – Jeff Parker
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer] – Sam Barsheshet*

Thrill Jockey 2004

Philip Catherine – My Funny Valentine – Concert in Capbreton

Bass – Hein Van De Geyn
Drums – Joe Labarbera
Guitar – Philip Catherine
Piano – Enrico Pieranunzi

Recorded Live on Aug. 17, 2007 in Capbreton, France

Dreyfus Jazz 2010

John Fedchock – Moon Alley – Live At The Red Sea Jazz Festival

Recorded live on August 26, 2008 at the Red Sea Jazz Festival in Eilat, Israel

John Fedchock trombone
Walt Weiskopf tenor saxophone
Scott Wendholt trumpet, flugelhorn
Allen Farnham piano
David Finck bass
Dave Ratajczak drums

2010 Capri Records 74102-2

Nate Wooley Sextet – Old Man On The Farm – (Sit In) The Throne of Friendship

Nate Wooley trumpet
Josh Sinton bass clarinet, baritone saxophone
Matt Moran vibraphone
Dan Peck tuba
Eivind Opsvik bass
Harris Eisenstadt drums

Clean Feed 2013

David Weiss – Breathing Room – Breathing Room

Recorded February 7 & 9, 2001

David Weiss trumpet
Marcus Strickland tenor saxophone
Craig Handy alto saxophone
Xavier Davis piano
Dwayne Burno bass
E.J. Strickland drums

2001 Fresh Sound New Talent FSNT 110

Federica Michisanti Horn Trio – Silent Rides – Silent Rides
Eric Dolphy –  Burning Spear (Alternative Take) – Music Prophet : The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions

Alto Saxophone – Huey “Sonny” Simmons*
Bass – Eddie Kahn*, Richard Davis
Bassoon – Garvin Bushell
Drums – J.C. Moses
Flute – William “Prince” Lasha*
Soprano Saxophone – Clifford Jordan
Trumpet – Woody Shaw
Vibraphone – Bobby Hutcherson

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Aural Delights 324

 

  1. The Fall – Prole Art Threat – Palace of Swords Reversed
  2. Hamsters – Stupid Songs – Bloody Hell
  3. Dave Graney & The MistLy – Baby I Wish I’d Been A Better Pop Star – ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS?
  4. Moff Skellington – The Socks You Keep Alive – The Corduroy Bridge
  5. Butch Bastard – I Am Not A Man – I Am Not A Man
  6. Ghosts of Social Networks – My Lucifer (Radio Edit) – Single
  7. Dave Graney and The White Buffaloes – World Full Of Daughters – My Life On The Plains
  8. The Apartments – Things You’ll Keep – Seven Steps (Radio Sessions)
  9. The Woodland Hunters – The Future – So Far To Travel, So Far To Go
  10. Dave Graney and The White Buffaloes – The Greatest Show In Town – My Life On The Plains
  11. The Woodland Hunters – All Played Out – So Far To Travel, So Far To Go
  12. Rob Snarski – Tender Like A Bruise – Wounded Bird
  13. Chad’s Tree – Sweet Jesus Blue Eyes – Crossing Off The Miles
  14. The Nearly Brothers – You Can’t Hide From Your Yesterdays – You Can’t Hide From Your Yesterdays
  15. Tala Vala – Mastertron – Tala Vala
  16. The C.I.A – Pleasure Seeker – The C.I.A.
  17. Moff Skellington – An Angel Comes – The Corduroy Bridge
  18. Fleetwood Mac – The Green Manalishi (With The Three Pronged Crown) – 50 Years Don’t Stop
  19. The Flesh Eaters – The Green Manalishi – I Used To Be Pretty
  20. The Long Ryders – If You Want To See Me Cry – Psychedelic Country Soul
  21. Katy Hurt – Revved Up – Single
  22. The Flesh Eaters – Miss Muerte – I Used To Be Pretty
  23. Section H8 – A.D. (Anno Diabolus)/Melting Plot/Novocain – Phase One
  24. Los Huaycos – Deforestation/Exorcizado/Igual que Hoy – Savage Monstrosities
  25. Cyclone Static – Runaway – From Scratch
  26. Kicker – Oxycontin and Vodka Pills – Pure Drivel
  27. Moff Skellington – The Chicken Brolly Alarm – The Corduroy Bridge
  28. Butch Bastard – You Ain’t Half My Woman – I Am Not A Man

Harmony & Destiny

Malcolm Hill Is a rock n roll showman who pursues a vision based on the Sir Robert Helpman School of Opera and Fine arts in regional Queensland 1968 (no such place has ever existed). This album will present Malcolm Hill’s songs, for the first time, with the production and instrumentation they deserve.

A remarkable collection of songs from a remarkable performer. There are some stand out classic pieces of pop/rock here delivered by a great collection of musicians. There is also an undercurrent of playfulness/humour across the album that brings a huge smile to this listeners face.

In the post punk era (1980s) of Melbourne music, he was a member of Buick KBT, and Head Undone (check out ‘Got My Head Undone’ album on Crash records) and he supported many of the bands of the era – The Go-Betweens, Hunters & Collectors, Dead Kennedys, X etc.

During the 1990s as a solo performer and with band he toured Australia as guest of Dave Graney and Coral Snakes, as well as being a guest act for bands such as Dirty Three, Ed Kuepper and many others. A film of his tour as a guest of Nick Cave inc performing at the State Theatre Sydney and the Regent Theatre Melbourne, called “The Last Of The Wild Bohemians” was directed by Rachel Lucas.

Other releases are Moon Goddess Rising on Beheaded Communications and The Last of the Wild Bohemians on Burlesque Records.

Other than music Malcolm is noted for his work in film and theatre.

A highly recommended release and an early contender for album of the year 2019.

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One- Track Mind

The debut recording of the Becoming Quintet is as focused as its title  ”One-Track Mind.” A novel project featuring the individual talents of five emerging artists . Each member of the group (trumpeter Eric Wortzman, saxophonist Markus Howell, pianist Luther Allison, bassist Liany Mateo and drummer Zach Adleman) brings unique talent to the collective, and each one also contributes their own individual musical statement to the recording. Beautifully recorded and bursting with post-bop energy. An outstanding debut (2019).

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World of Jazz 320

  1. Gordon Grdina – Visceral Voices – No Difference (Songlines) 00:00
  2. Rez Abassi – Dark Bones – Out Of Body (Feroza) 09:04
  3. Chris Lightcap’s Bigmouth – Arthur Avenue – Epicenter (Clean Feed) 19:49
  4. Pandelis Karayorgis, Mat Maneri – Three Plus Three – Disambiguation (Leo Records) 27:56
  5. Tony Malaby Paloma Recio – Artifact – Incantations (Clean Feed) 38:22
  6. Tony Malaby Trio – Remolino – Tony Malaby Trio (Sello Cabello) 49:32
  7. Nick Fraser – Skeleton – Is Life Long (Clean Feed) 56:32
  8. Jacob Sacks – Chopped In – Fishes (Clean Feed) 1:05:54
  9. Kasper Tranberg – Cobra – Strawboss (Ilk Music) 1:15:23
  10. Michael Formanek Elusion Quartet – The New Normal – Time Like This (Intakt) 1:24:52
  11. Samo Salamon, Tony Malaby, Roberto Dani – Arnold – Traveling Moving Breathing (Clean Feed) 1:34:21
  12. Robert Burke, Tony Malaby, Mark Helias – Saturation – Head Under Water(FMR) 1:43:50
  13. Malaby , Dumoulin , Ber – The Meal Was Only A Hologram – Maps & Synecdoches (Samuel Ber) 1:53:19

 

SHOW NOTES

Tony Malaby (born January 12, 1964 in Tucson, Arizona) is a jazz tenor saxophonist. Malaby moved to New York City in 1995 and has played with several notable jazz groups, including Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra, Paul Motian’s Electric Bebop Band, Mark Helias’s Open Loose, Fred Hersch’s Trio + 2 and Walt Whitman project, and bands led by Mario Pavone, Chris Lightcap, Bobby Previte, Tom Varner, Marty Ehrlich, Angelica Sanchez, Mark Dresser, and Kenny Wheeler. Other collaborators have included Tom Rainey, Christian Lillinger, Ben Monder, Eivind Opsvik, Nasheet Waits, Samo Salamon and Michael Formanek.

Gordon Grdina – Visceral Voices – No Difference

Gordon Grdina oud, guitar, bowed guitar
Mark Helias double bass
Kenton Loewen drums
Tony Malaby tenor saxophone

2013 Songlines SGL 1603-2

Rez Abbasi – Dark Bones – Out of Body

Rez Abbasi guitar, tabla
Tony Malaby tenor, soprano saxophone
Ron Horton trumpet
John Hébert bass
Bruce Hall drums

2002 Feroza Music 480

Chris Lightcap’s Bigmouth – Arthur Avenue – Epicenter

  • Chris Lightcap: bass, acoustic guitar, organ;
  • Craig Taborn: Wurlitzer, electric piano, piano, organ;
  • Tony Malaby: tenor saxophone;
  • Chris Cheek: tenor saxophone;
  • Gerald Cleaver: drums, percussion.

Title: Epicenter | Year Released: 2015 | Record Label: Clean Feed Records

Pandelis Karayorgis, Mat Maneri – Three Plus Three – Disambiguation

Recorded on June 2001 at Acoustic Recording, Brooklyn, New York

Pandelis Karayorgis piano
Mat Maneri violin
Tony Malaby tenor saxophone
Michael Formanek bass
Randy Peterson drums

2002 Leo Records CD LR 334

Tony Malaby Paloma Recio – Artifact – Incantations

Recorded March 16, 2015 at Systems Two Brooklyn NYC

Tony Malaby tenor, soprano saxophone
Ben Monder guitar
Eivind Opsvik double bass
Nasheet Waits drums

2016 Clean Feed CF367CD

Tony Malaby Trio – Remolino – Tony Malaby Trio

ecorded live at La Kalimba, Espacio de Arte , Escobar Buenos Aires

Tony Malaby tenor saxophone
Juan Pablo Arredondo guitar
Carlo Brandan drums

2017 Sello Cabello

Nick Fraser – Skeleton – Is Life Long

Recorded October 2016

Nick Fraser drums
Tony Malaby saxophones
Andrew Downing cello
Rob Clutton bass

2017 Clean Feed CF452CD

Jacob Sacks – Chopped In – Fishes

Jacob Sacks piano | Ellery Eskelin tenor saxophone | Tony Malaby tenor & soprano saxophones | Michael Formanek bass | Dan Weiss drums

Clean Feed CF497CD 2018

Kasper Tranberg – Cobra – Strawboss

Kasper Tranberg trumpet, cornet
Tony Malaby tenor, soprano saxophone
Pandelis Karayorgis piano
Adam Pultz Melbye bass
Nils Davidsen cello, bass
Yasuhiro Yoshigaki drums

2018 ILK Music ILK279CD

Michael Formanek Elusion Quartet – The New Normal – Time Like This

Recorded February 14th, 2018, at Oktaven Audio, Mount Vernon, New York

Michael Formanek double bass
Tony Malaby tenor, soprano saxophone
Kris Davis piano
Ches Smith drums, vibraphone, haitian tanbou

2018 Intakt CD 313
Samo Salamon, Tony Malaby, Roberto Dani – Arnold – Traveling Moving Breathing

Recorded in Ravne na Koroškem in April 2017

Samo Salamon guitar
Tony Malaby tenor, soprano saxophone
Roberto Dani drums

2018 Clean Feed CF468CD
Robert Burke, Tony Malaby, Mark Helias – Saturation – Head Under Water

Recorded Recorded July 17, 2017 at Acoustic Recording, Brooklyn, NY

Robert Burke tenor, soprano saxophone
Tony Malaby tenor, soprano saxophone
Mark Helias acoustic bass

2018 FMR Records FMRCD486-0318
Malaby , Dumoulin , Ber – The Meal Was Only A Hologram – Maps & Synecdoches

Recorded May 19-20, 2018 at Studio Mercredi 9, Paris

Samuel Ber drums
Tony Malaby tenor, soprano saxophone
Jozef Dumoulin Fender Rhodes, keyboards, effects

2018 Samuel Ber

Old Mexico

In 2016 Dead Meadow’s Jason Simon ventured north to San Francisco to take part in the Family Folk Explosion: a Last Waltz-style concert series hosted by Trans Van Santos and what the SF Weekly has called “his band of Merry Pranksters.” Simon picked a handful of songs to perform with the Trans Van Santos band, leaning heavily on unrecorded material and selections from his last solo album. When he arrived in San Francisco for rehearsals he was immediately taken with the band’s much jazzier interpretations of his songs; a particular revelation coming from the loose and idiosyncratic swing of San Francisco drummer and Spirit Jazz elder Dave Mihaly (known for his work with Jolie Holland and his own group; Dave Mihaly & The Shimmering Leaves Ensemble).

Of all the songs that Jason Simon brought to the table that evening, none were more important to the future NorCal/SoCal collaboration between these two sonic tribes than “Past the Western Wall;” a song Simon felt necessitated a Free Jazz approach that had proven difficult to capture. Not so in San Francisco, where the song became the lengthy and searching centerpiece of the set. Behind Dave Mihaly’s inspired work on the trap kit, Jason Simon’s exploration of Indian motifs on lead guitar, and the Bob Weir-like rhythmic accompaniment of Trans Van Santos, the song found its wings, stretching freely in the open landscape of the songs middle section. Clocking in at nearly fifteen minutes, “Past the Western Wall” was the clear highlight of a show that featured more than a few bright moments. The next morning Jason Simon drove back to Los Angeles with a copy of Dave Mihaly’s most recent album and an invitation to join Trans Van Santos at the TVS2 sessions in Joshua Tree, California the next month.

Jason Simon listened to the Dave Mihaly album on the drive back to Los Angeles and then he listened to it again, and again. The next month in Joshua Tree he presented Trans Van Santos with a proposition to record an album featuring material from the three songwriters. They  formulated a plan: the album was to be recorded in both San Francisco and Los Angeles, in the northern reaches of Old Mexico, and feature contributions from members of their respective solo projects. Songs would be recorded live over a couple of sessions with very few overdubs. “Western Wall” would be the foundation that the album would be built upon. Jason Simon would produce and steer the ship through the process and toward completion. This album is the fruit of that cross genre and multi-generational collaboration out on the edges of West (2019).

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Segye

In ’05, itta (voice, Indian harmonium, toys) and Marqido (analogue synths) began a new, shifting musical life as 10 in Seoul, South Korea. To mark the massive March ’11 earthquake in Japan, 10 took a step in their evolution by becoming (((10))). The ground moved in a much different way when son RAAI arrived in ’12. Not missing a beat, or a good sign, (((10))) expanded to become Tengger. itta and Marqido, now with RAAI, incorporated all the adventures their self-described traveller family might have into their immediate lives and the sounds being being generated as Tengger. Touring the US, Asia and Europe, Tengger assimilate audience reaction and the myriad experiences of exploring and turn those elements into pillars of their sound, raw material for both foundation and take-off. It’s no surprise, and absolutely fitting, that ‘Segye’ (세계)–Korean for world–encompasses the mind, time and space.

‘Segye’ began taking shape in ’16 at Slow Slow Quick Quick (Seoul) during the demonstrations against President Geun-hye Park. Then, during the candle demonstration, artist Beck Jeajung made his voice heard and seen. Tengger, picking up on the synchronization, asked Jeajung to bring his art to the album taking shape. This environment, this bigger picture of family and community—this ‘Segye’—feeds the album as much as Tengger’s own inner circle and outbound adventures. Their lush electro/drone psych may be the product of knobs, wires and electricity, but it’s made from the experiences that only the real world can provide, both immediate and distant. These inner and outer dynamics, often at odds with each other, fuse to give the pulsing of ‘Segye’ a subtle luxuriance that celebrates the humanity inherent in their music. itta’s voice melds and dances with the sonic patterns and processes, to continually layer, move and build on each other to not only lift the listener upwards, but to take them to places to take off again; destination to be determined (2019)

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