World of Jazz 311

  1. Kirk Knufkke – Witness – Witness (SteepleChase) 00:00
  2. Ryan Keberle & Catharthis – Canción Mandala – Azul Infinito (Greenleaf) 07:33
  3. Dave Douglas Quintet – Hawaiian Punch – Brazen Heart Live at Jazz Standard : Complete (Greenleaf) 14:19
  4. Ingrid Laubrock – Contemporary Chaos Practices : Part 3 – Two Works For Orchestra With Soloists (Intakt) 22:40
  5. Ingrid Laubrock – Hall of Mirrors – Ubatuba (Firehouse 12) 28:34
  6. Ingrid Laubrock Anti House – From Farm Girl to Fabulous, vol. II – Roulette of the Cradle (Intakt) 33:22
  7. Ingrid Laubrock & Tom Rainey – Thunderbird – Bouyancy (Relative Pitch) 42:28
  8. Ingrid Laubrock & Tom Rainey – Flutter – Utter (Relative Pitch) 48:51
  9. Kirk Knufkke – Aria Mustafa – Witness (SteepleChase) 57:13
  10. Jerry Bergonzi – Osiris – Convergence (Savant) 1:03:59
  11. Jerry Bergonzi – Lost in the Shuffle – Lost in the Shuffle (Double Time) 1:09:01
  12. Jerry Bergonzi – Bob Berg – Tenor of the Times (Savant) 1:18:00
  13. Antonio Adolfo – Partido Samba Funk – Encontros : Orquestra Atlantica (AAM Music) 1:26:58
  14. Chris Passin – Jayne – Ornettiquette (Planet Arts) 1:32:59
  15. New York Standards Quartet – Cheryl – Heaven Steps to Seven (Whirlwind) 1:42:50
  16. Ryan Kerberle & Catharis – Cheryl – Into The Zone (Greenleaf) 1:51:41
  17. Kirk Knufkke – A City Called Heaven – Witness (SteepleChase) 1:58:26

 

Kirk Knufkke – Witness – Witness

Kirk Knuffke cornet
Steven Herring baritone voice
Ben Goldberg contra alto clarinet, clarinet
Russ Lossing piano

Two extraordinary talents from the two totally independent discipline of art forms are meeting here to create a genuinely unique musical experience for us.

Kirk Knuffke one of the most prominent of jazz cornetist and New York’s up and coming operatic baritone singer Steven Herring present here, to quote the liner-note author Neil Tesser, “an album that juxtaposes conservatory and nightclub, improvisation and spoken word, the sacred and the secular, into one of the most unusual and inventive projects of Knuffke’s career”

018 SteepleChase SCCD 31859
Ryan Keberle & Catharthis – Canción Mandala – Azul Infinito

Azul Infinito, which features Ryan Keberle’s signature band, Catharsis, includes the vocals of Chilean singer Camila Meza, alongside a frontline of Keberle and GRAMMY-nominated trumpeter Mike Rodriguez, Peruvian-born bassist Jorge Roeder and drummer Eric Doob.

For Keberle, American music’s emotional power, which stems from the blues, is reflected in similarly cathartic afrocentric musical elements found in South American music. Fittingly, Jorge Luis Borges, the noted Argentine writer, called the cathartic act of experiencing art an “evento estético” or “aesthetic event.” As on past records, Keberle’s goal is to allow the listener to feel something through his thoughtful compositions and songs. “I hope this record conveys the influence that South American music has played in my life, and allows listeners to experience their own aesthetic event,” says Keberle. “Each original song on this record is either dedicated to, or directly influenced by, a specific South American composer with whom I’ve had the pleasure to play.”
credits
released March 4, 2016
Dave Douglas Quintet – Hawaiian Punch – Brazen Heart Live at Jazz Standard : Complete

released November 24, 2015

Personnel:
Dave Douglas, trumpet
Jon Irabagon, saxophones
Matt Mitchell, piano
Linda May Han Oh, bass
Rudy Royston, drums

Recorded live at Jazz Standard NYC – November 19-22, 2015

Ingrid Laubrock – Contemporary Chaos Practices : Part 3 – Two Works For Orchestra With Soloists

Recorded December 15 and 16, 2017 at Power Station at Berklee NYC

Soloists:
Mary Halvorson Electric guitar
Kris Davis piano
Nate Wooley trumpet
Ingrid Laubrock soprano, tenor Saxophone

Conductor 1: Eric Wubbels
Conductor 2: Taylor Ho Bynum
2018 Intakt Record 314

Ingrid Laubrock – Hall of Mirrors – Ubatuba

Alto Saxophone – Tim Berne
Drums, Co-producer – Tom Rainey
Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone – Ingrid Laubrock
Trombone – Ben Gerstein
Tuba – Dan Peck

Recorded September 13th & 14th, 2014 at Firehouse 12
Firehouse 12 2015

Ingrid Laubrock Anti House – From Farm Girl to Fabulous, vol. II – Roulette of the Cradle

Bass – John Hébert
Clarinet – Oscar Noriega
Drums – Tom Rainey
Guitar – Mary Halvorson
Piano – Kris Davis
Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone,  – Ingrid Laubrock

Recorded on December 5, 2014, at Systems Two, Brooklyn

Intakt 252

Ingrid Laubrock & Tom Rainey – Thunderbird – Bouyancy

Recorded live on June 3, 2014 at Audio for the Arts, Madison WI

Ingrid Laubrock soprano, tenor saxophone
Tom Rainey drums

2016 Relative Pitch Records RPR1048

Ingrid Laubrock & Tom Rainey – Flutter – Utter

Recorded on April 10th, 2018 at Brooklyn Recording, in Brooklyn, NY

Ingrid Laubrock tenor, soprano saxophone
Tom Rainey drums

2018 Relative Pitch RPR 1076

“In 2016, Tom Rainey and I went on a second extended duo tour – this time all along the West Coast of the United States. As a duo, we had been playing improvised music up until then. For this tour we wanted to change the concept and also include composition, which (except for Chant II) we co-wrote and memorized. In our performances, we weave in and out of these pieces in whatever way we feel like – the composed material is triggered by small musical cues either of us can play at any given moment. This recording is a documentation of those tunes as well as a few improvisations.”-Ingrid Laubrock

 

Kirk Knufkke – Aria Mustafa – Witness
Jerry Bergonzi – Osiris – Convergence

Bass Guitar – Dave Santoro
Drums – Andrea Michelutti
Piano – Bruce Barth
Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Producer, Arranged By – Jerry Bergonzi

Savant 2011
Jerry Bergonzi – Lost in the Shuffle – Lost in the Shuffle

Recorded At – Center For The Arts, Louisville, KY – live on Jan 16-17, 1998

Drums – Adam Nussbaum
Organ [Hammond] – Dan Wall
Tenor Saxophone – Jerry Bergonzi

Double Time 1998

Jerry Bergonzi – Bob Berg – Tenor of the Times

Bass – Dave Santoro
Drums – Andrea Michelutti
Piano – Renato Chicco
Tenor Saxophone – Jerry Bergonzi
Notes
Recorded at PBS Studio, Westwood, MA, May 23, 2006

Savant 2006

Antonio Adolfo – Partido Samba Funk – Encontros : Orquestra Atlantica

Antonio Adolfo – piano, Nelson Faria and Claudio Jorge – acoustic guitars, Leo Amuedo – electric guitar, Jorge Helder – bass, Rafael Barata – drums Dada Costa – percussion, Jesse Sadoc – trumpet & flugelhorn, Danilo Sinna, alto sax & flute, Marcelo Martins – tenor sax & flute, Serginho Trombone – valve trombone Marcos Nimrichter – accordion, Ze Renato – vocals, plus other members of Orquestra Atlantica Throughout the past 40 years, Antonio Adolfo has had a very busy career as a pianist, composer and arranger. Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, his teachers included Eumir Deodato and Nadia Boulanger (in Paris). A jazz pianist since the mid-1960s in Brazil, Adolfo worked with such major singers as Leny Andrade, Flora Purim, Elis Regina and Milton Nascimento and has recorded more than 25 albums as a leader. A major name for decades, his music combines together Brazilian rhythmic styles with jazz. His previous recording, Antonio Adolfo “HYBRIDO – From Rio to Wayne Shorter,” was a 2018 Grammy finalist. As a bandleader, Antonio Adolfo has mostly been featured with small groups that showcase his music and his solo abilities. However he has long considered it a major goal to someday record an album with a larger ensemble, a big band that had a full understanding of both Brazilian music and jazz. Encontros – Orquestra Atlantica is the realization of that dream. After having seen a performance in Rio de Janeiro by Orquestra Atlantica, a Brazilian jazz orchestra founded in 2012, Antonio Adolfo was so impressed that he invited the group to be a major part of his new recording. With up to seven horns and several guests, Adolfo had many new tone colors at his disposal along with the powerful sound of a big band. The result is an exciting set comprised of nine of Adolfo’s compositions plus Miles Davis’ “Milestones.” The inventive arrangements of Jesse Sadoc and Marcelo Martins mix together the sound of big band jazz with such Brazilian styles as the Samba, Bossa Nova, Baiao, Frevo, and the Afoxe to create memorable and infectious music. It is very rare for Brazilian jazz to be performed by a big band, particularly one of this quality. Hearing Antonio Adolfo’s music played by a top-notch orchestra casts new light on his writing abilities. Whether one loves Brazilian music, big bands or modern jazz, Encontros – Orquestra Atlantica makes for a memorable and stimulating listening experience.

AAM Music 2018

Chris Passin – Jayne – Ornettiquette

Chris Pasin: trumpet • Karl Berger: vibraphone, piano • Ingrid Sertso: vocals Harvey Sorgen: drums • Michael Bisio: bass • Adam Siegel: alto saxophone

Recorded March 13, 2018, at Area 52 Studio, Saugerties, NY

Planet Arts 2018

New York Standards Quartet – Cheryl – Heaven Steps to Seven

Tim Armacost – tenor & soprano saxophones
David Berkman – piano
Ugonna Okegwo – double bass
Gene Jackson – drums

Recorded January 11, 2017 by Michael Marciano at Systems Two Studios, Brooklyn, NY

Whirlwind 2018

Ryan Kerberle & Catharis – Cheryl – Into The Zone

Bass, Bass [Fx] – Jorge Roeder
Drums – Eric Doob
Trombone, Melodica – Ryan Keberle
Tenor Saxophone – Scott Robinson (2)
Trumpet – Mike Rodriguez*

Greenleaf 2014

Kirk Knufkke – A City Called Heaven – Witness

 

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Aural Delights 314

  1. The Scissors – Plug Me In – Look Good In Cheap Clothes
  2. PrunX – First Contact? – Contact
  3. Burning House – Mirror Song – Mirror Song
  4. Christopher Sky – By The Ocean – Vastness
  5. Crooked Ghost – Catch Fire – Skeleton House
  6. Evi Vine – Sabbath – Black Light White Dark
  7. Cyanide Thornton – Pilot Light – Cyanide Thornton
  8. Jess Ribeiro – Love is the Score of Nothing – Single
  9. Dave Graney – The Sheriff of Hell – Rock ‘n’ Roll Is Where I Hide
  10. Cyanide Thornton – Heavy and Wide- Cyanide Thornton
  11. PrunX – Deadly Toys – Contact
  12. Christopher Sky – End of an Era – Vastness
  13. The Scissors – I Dream In X Ray Vision – Look Good In Cheap Clothes
  14. The White Light – Winter Flowers – S/T Demo
  15. The Desert – Distract Me – Winning You Back
  16. The New Fools – George & Adele – Demo
  17. The Ombudsmen – Lovely Steroid User – Demo Shite
  18. Planet B – Manure Rally – Planet B
  19. The Ombudsmen – Verde – Demo Shite
  20. The Scissors – Ufotopia – Look Good In Cheap Clothes
  21. Planet B – Crustfund (featuring Kool Keith) – Planet B
  22. Influx of Insanity – Violet – Influx of Insanity EP
  23. Humans Etc – Eavesdropper – Gift That Came Here
  24. Honey Bucket – Don’t Pass Me By – Furniture Days
  25. The White Light – The House – S/T Demo
  26. Christopher Sky – As She Sleeps – Vastness
  27. Burning House – Peach – Mirror Song
  28. Goddammit Jeremiah – Good King Wenceslas/Away In A Travelodge – Rejoice!

World of Jazz 310

  1. Rudy Royston – Soul Train – Flatbed Buggy (Greenleaf) 00:00
  2. Valerio Pontrandolfo & Harold Mabern Trio – Twenty – Are You Sirius? (Associazione In Jazz We Trust) 10:46
  3. Jon Irabagon – Quintessential Kitten – It Takes All Kinds (Jazzwerkstatt) 15:09
  4. Nicole Mitchell Indigo Trio – Thankfulness – Indigo Trio : Live in Montreal (Greenleaf) 26:14
  5. Jachna, Mazurkiewicz, Buhl – Ya Yeti – Dzwieki Ukryte (Instant Classic) 32:56
  6. Wojciech Jachna, Jacek Buhl – Dabi Sajko – Sythomatic (Requiem) 39:23
  7. Wojciech Jachna, Pawel Urowski, Jacek Cichocki, Mateusz Krawczyk – Indians – The Right Moment (Requiem) 45:50
  8. Rudy Royston – Bobblehead – Flatbed Buggy (Greenleaf) 50:08
  9. Valerio Pontrandolfo & Harold Mabern Trio- Recado Bossa Nova – Are You Sirius? (Associazione In Jazz We Trust) 55:57
  10. Opus 5 – Equilibrium – Tickle (Criss Cross Jazz) 1:00:28
  11. Pandelis Karayorgis Quintet – Transit – System of 5 (Hatology) 1:10:26
  12. Torbjörn Zetterberg – Do DoDo Do Do Do – Och Den Stora Frågan (Moserobie) 1:18:58
  13. The Resonance Ensemble – Rope (For Don Ellis) – Kafka in Flight (Not Two) 1:25:32
  14. Pandelis Karayorgis, Mat Maneri – Three Plus Three – Disambiguation (Leo Records) 1:44:10
  15. Valerio Pontrandolfo & Harold Mabern Trio – Are You Sirius? – Are You Sirius? (Associazione In Jazz We Trust) 1:54:46
  16. Rudy Royston – I Guess It’s Time To Go – Flatbed Buggy (Greenleaf) 2:00:36

 

Rudy Royston – Soul Train – Flatbed Buggy

Greenleaf (2015)

The third album from drummer Rudy Royston features a new chamber-like quintet playing music inspired by Royston’s upbringing in Texas. The album was released on October 26.

Right away the instrumentation is a striking departure: Royston leads a compact, almost chamber-like quintet featuring Gary Versace (accordion), John Ellis (bass clarinet/saxophones), Hank Roberts (cello) and Joe Martin (bass). “I was going for something that was more about melodies,” Royston declares. “I wanted to illustrate a story.” And indeed, the melodies flow forth on Flatbed Buggy, with rich harmony and surpassingly subtle orchestration and interplay occurring at every step as well.
Valerio Pontrandolfo – Twenty – Are You Sirius?

Associazione In Jazz We Trust ‎– IJWT001 (2015)

His first album as leader that features Harold Mabern on piano, John Webber on bass and Joe Farnsworth on drums.

Recorded September 11, 2014 at Marco Ferri Studio – Vignola, BO (Italy)
This album was partially financed by a crowdfunding campaign that helped to cover all the costs needed for mastering, printing and the artwork for the cd.

Jon Irabagon – Quintessential Kitten – It Takes All Kinds

Recorded June 08, 2013 at Jazzwerkstatt Peitz Festival, Germany

Jon Irabagon tenor saxophone
Mark Helias bass
Barry Altschul drums

2014 Jazzwerkstatt JW139

Nicole Mitchell Indigo Trio – Thankfulness – Indigo Trio : Live in Montreal

Greenleaf 2006

Acoustic Bass, Vocals – Harrison Bankhead
Drums,  Hand Drums – Hamid Drake
Flute, Wood Flute Vocals – Nicole Mitchell

Recorded at Casa Del Popolo, Montreal, Quebec.

Jachna, Mazurkiewicz, Buhl – Ya Yeti – Dzwieki Ukryte

Recorded on September 4, 2015 in the Bydgoszcz-Fordon Synagogue

Wojtek Jachna trumpet, flugelhorn, electronics
Jacek Mazurkiewicz contrabass, electronics
Jacek Buhl drums, percussion

2016 Instant Classic 044CD

Wojciech Jachna, Jacek Buhl – Dabi Sajko – Sythomatic

Wojciech Jachna trumpet, flugelhorn, electronics
Jacek Buhl drums, percussion
guest: DJ Yaki

2015 Requiem 87
Wojciech Jachna, Pawel Urowski, Jacek Cichocki, Mateusz Krawczyk – Indians – The Right Moment

Wojciech Jachna trumpet, flugelhorn
Jacek Cichocki piano
Pawel Urowski double bass
Mateusz Krawczyk drums

2015 Requiem 99

Rudy Royston – Bobblehead – Flatbed Buggy
Valerio Pontrandolfo – Recado Bossa Nova – Are You Sirius?
Opus 5 – Equilibrium – Tickle

Recorded August 15, 2014 in Brooklyn, NY

Seamus Blake tenor saxophone
Alex Sipiagin trumpet, flugelhorn
David Kikoski piano, fender rhodes
Boris Kozlov bass
Donald Edwards drums

2015 Criss Cross Jazz 1383 CD

Pandelis Karayorgis Quintet – Transit – System of 5

Recorded on June 10, 2008 at Firehouse 12, New Haven

Pandelis Karayorgis piano
Matt Langley soprano, tenor saxophone
Jeff Galindo trombone
Jef Charland double bass
Luther Gray drums

2011 hatOLOGY 682

The swing and bop elements are represented in various flavors as the leader cranks out a Monk-ish groove, followed by soul-stirring solos from saxophonist Matt Langley and trombonist Jeff Galindo on the opener, “Transit.”
Torbjörn Zetterberg – Do DoDo Do Do Do – Och Den Stora Frågan

Torbjörn Zetterberg bass
Susana Santos Silva trumpet, flugelhorn
Mats Äleklint trombone
Jonas Kullhammar tenor, baritone sax, clarinet, flute
Alberto Pinton baritone sax, clarinet, flute, piccolo flute
Jon Fält drums

2014 Moserobie MMPCD 091
The Resonance Ensemble – Rope (For Don Ellis) – Kafka in Flight

Recorded in concert at the Philharmonic Hall, Gdansk, Poland, on October 31, 2009

Ken Vandermark tenor saxophone, Bb clarinet
Dave Rempis alto, tenor saxophone
Mikolaj Trzaska alto saxophone, bass clarinet
Waclaw Zimpel Bb & bass clarinet, tarogato
Magnus Broo trumpet
Steve Swell trombone
Per-Âke Holmlander tuba
Mark Tokar bass
Michael Zerang drums
Tim Daisy drums

2011 Not Two MW 860-2

The Resonance Ensemble’s music has advanced Vandermark’s composing methods for large groups, work that started with the early music of Peter Brötzmann’s Chicago Tentet, and then continued with his Territory Bands. Much of the new material combines his interest in “suite forms” (perhaps most influenced by Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus) and a collaging approach to improvising structures that he began with the Territory Band. The project provided Vandermark with the first opportunity in his career to do nothing but compose for a week. In September of 2009, he began a new approach to writing for the project, a series of “modular pieces,” which can be reassembled for each performance, giving added spontaneity to both the improvising and the compositional structure. The results of these new compositional strategies, coupled with a 10 day European tour, has resulted in this album by the band, “Kafka In Flight,” which was recorded live in Gdansk, Poland, and is also part of the Not Two catalog.

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

Valerio Pontrandolfo – Are You Sirius? – Are You Sirius?
Rudy Royston – I Guess It’s Time To Go – Flatbed Buggy

Aural Delights 313

  1. Crab Dance GIs – (Listen To The) Dole Drums – Single
  2. Poppycock – Magic Mothers – Single
  3. Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – My Friends A Liquid – Single
  4. The Goon Sax – Now You Pretend – We’re Not Talking
  5. Cyanide Thornton – Hot Air – Cyanide Thornton
  6. Dave Graney – I’m Gonna Release Your Soul – Rock ‘n’ Roll Is Where I Hide
  7. Honey Bucket – Art of Living – Furniture Days
  8. The Ombudsmen – Ghost Fish – Demo Shite
  9. The Room In The Wood – Every Lie – The Mars EP
  10. Elma – On My Way – Dreamland
  11. Ten City Nation – Silent Disco – At The Still Point
  12. Deadpressure – The Snake And The Sheppard – Deadpressure
  13. Appasssionata – Concrete Forest – Solitude, Relic and Concrete Forest (singles)
  14. KIDSO – Widelands
  15. Crab Dance GIs – Compassion Fatigue – Single
  16. Federico Ferrandina – Never Slow Down (feat. Vé) – Pornorigami origin one
  17. Hissing – Backwards Descent – Permanent Destitution
  18. Exit North – Bested Bones – Book Of Romance And Dust
  19. Evoken – Hypnagogia – Hypnagogia
  20. The Goon Sax – Get Out – We’re Not Talking
  21. The Room In The Wood – Get Clear – The Mars EP
  22. The Ombudsmen – Fluffy Girdle – Demo Shite
  23. Cyanide Thornton – Violin Song – Cyanide Thornton
  24. Elma – The Game – Dreamland
  25. Black Bear Catapult – Leopold Checks In At Laughing House – The Laughing House
  26. St. Lucifer – Falling Not Dancing – Raise The Dead
  27. Myopic – Onward – Myopic
  28. Influx of Insanity – Envious Souls – Influx of Insanity EP
  29. Slasher Dave – Corpse Magician – Frights
  30. Graven – Human – Heirs of Discord
  31. Honey Bucket – Far Side – Furniture Days

Aural Delights 312

Information regarding the featured musicians can be found on the separate Band Notes site by following the link against the names.

 

  1. Bouquet of Dead Crows – Faultlines – Motus Octo
  2. Cyanide Thornton – Weight – Cyanide Thornton
  3. Dave Graney – Apollo ’69 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Is Where I Hide
  4. The Sand Pebbles – Big Left – Ghost Transmissions
  5. On Diamond – How – How
  6. Elma – Butterfingers – Dreamland
  7. D.U.D.S. – Type – Immediate
  8. Mt. Mountain – Cathedral – Golden Rise
  9. Shooting Guns – Act 1 Count Orlok – Nosferatu
  10. Cyanide Thornton – I Can’t Hear It – Cyanide Thornton
  11. On Diamond – Light – Light
  12. Polly Panic – To The Bone – Losing Form
  13. Bouquet of Dead Crows – Slow Motion Ghosts – Motus Octo
  14. The Ombudsmen – Stop Ruining My Joy – Demo Shite
  15. The Room In The Wood – Mars (Won’t Save Us) – The Mars EP
  16. St Lucifer – Raise The Dead – Raise The Dead
  17. On Diamond – Long Road – Long Road
  18. Trimdon Grange Explosion – Christian’s Silver Hell – Trimdon Grange Explosion
  19. Alison Cotton – All Is Quiet At The Ancient Theatre – All Is Quiet At The Ancient Theatre
  20. Bouquet of Dead Crows – Undone – Motus Octo
  21. The Room In The Wood – Time Machine – The Mars EP
  22. Charlie Marshall – Gravity Waves – Single
  23. The Sand Pebbles – Black Sun – Ghost Transmissions

Should you wish to explore further please find below links to some of the music featured on the show i.e. the ones that are currently available via bandcamp. Sadly not all of the music featured on the show can be accessed in this way.

World of Jazz 308

  1. Anais Drago  – Phialella Zappa 1 – Anais Drago & The Jellyfish (Another Music) 00:00
  2. LeBocal – Oh No! – Oh No!…Just Another Frank Zappa Memorial Barbecue! (Le Chant Du Monde) 08:20
  3. Frank Zappa – The Dog Breath Variations / Uncle Meat – A Token Of His Extreme (Zappa Records) 16:36
  4. The Ed Palermo Big Band – The Uncle Meat Variations – Oh No! Not Jazz!! (Cuneiform Jazz) 21:10
  5. Ensemble Modern – Peaches En Regalia – Greggery Peccary and Other Persuasions: The Ensemble Modern Plays Frank Zappa (RCA) 27:17
  6. Harmonia Ensemble – Son of Mister Green Genes – Harmonia Meets Zappa (Materiali Sonori) 30:46
  7. Anais Drago  – Provence’s Bar – Anais Drago & The Jellyfish (Another Music) 39:39
  8. Frank Zappa – The Subcutaneous Peril – Finer Moments (Zappa) 45:03
  9. The Ed Palermo Big Band – What’s New In Baltimore – Eddy Loves Frank (Cuneiform Jazz) 1:04:13
  10. Ensemble Ambrosius – Zoot Allures – Ambrosius : The Zappa Album  (Musical Heritage (Society) 1:10:36
  11. The Ed Palermo Big Band – Dwarf Nebula Processional March & Dwarf Nebula – Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance (Cuneiform Jazz) 1:14:48
  12. Zappatistas – The Grand Wazoo – The Music Of Frank Zappa : Absolutely Live (Jazzprint) 1:21:10
  13. Anais Drago  – Zappa Changes – Anais Drago & The Jellyfish (Another Music) 1:44:41
  14. Frank Zappa – Black Napkins – Joe’s Camouflage (Zappa) 1:51:24

This week the featured album is from Italian Violinist Anais Drago whose debut album interprets and builds on the music of Frank Zappa. In between music from Frank himself and also jazz interpretations of his music.

Anais Drago  – Phialella Zappa 1 – Anais Drago & The Jellyfish (Another Music)

Official Release: 06 October 2018
From classical musical to Frank Zappa, by way of jazz “Anais Drago & The Jellyfish” is the debut album of violinist and composer Anais Drago. The record originated  following a lengthy period of research, transcription and rework of  Zappa music, and was published by Parisian label Another Music Records, with Believe Digital distributing it all around the world. This influenced the development of compositions based on short melodic and harmonic cells – which you can especially grasp in Zappa’s first ten albums -, which are used as thematic material or featured in some sections. Traditional jazz moods mix with  ‘70s acid funk, up to flashes of contemporary classical music and free jazz.

Anais Drago – violin, compositions
Giulio Giani – alto sax
Riccardo Sala – tenor sax
Gianpiero Malfatto – trombone
Gabriele Ferro – electric guitar
Viden Spassov – double bass
Andrea Beccaro – drums

All compositions and arrangements by Anais Drago
Recorded on June 18th-19th 2018 at Piergiorgio Miotto Studio
LeBocal – Oh No! – Oh No!…Just Another Frank Zappa Memorial Barbecue! (Le Chant Du Monde)

2003

Originally on Lumpy Gravy as part of “Lumpy Gravy – Part I” (“Oh No” and “Oh No Again” in the CD version), Weasels Ripped My Flesh and Roxy & Elsewhere as part of “Son Of Orange County”

Alto Saxophone   – Amaury Bach, Diego Fano
Baritone Saxophone  – Patrick Montessuit
Clarinet, Bass Clarinet – Claude Roux
Cymbal  – Christine Paris
Double Bass [Boublebass], Drum [Tam] – Luc Détraz
Drums – Pierre-Yves Desvignes
Electric Bass, Guitar – Cyril Moulas
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Eric Minen
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Piano – Thierry Girault
Guest, Piano – Rita Marcotulli
Guest, Trombone – Glenn Ferris
Guest, Violin [Electric] – Laurent Zeller
Soprano Saxophone [Soprano Sax], Tenor Saxophone [Tenor Sax] – Guillaume Perret
Soprano Saxophone [Soprano Sax], Vocals [Vocal] – Ernie Odoom
Timpani – Sébastien Cordier
Trombone – Jean-Philippe Deprez, Jérémie Creix, Stéphane Monnet, Vincent Camer
Trumpet – Guillaume Lavallard, Jean-François Baud, Loïc Burdin, Vincent Stephan
Frank Zappa – The Dog Breath Variations / Uncle Meat – A Token Of His Extreme (Zappa Records)

a live album by   Frank Zappa, recorded on August 27, 1974 at KCET, Los Angeles, California and posthumously released in November 2013 by the Zappa Family Trust on Zappa Records. It is a soundtrack to the concert film of the same name released five months earlier.

Frank Zappa – lead guitar, vocals
Napoleon Murphy Brock – tenor saxophone, vocals
George Duke – keyboards, vocals
Tom Fowler – bass
Chester Thompson – drums
Ruth Underwood – percussion
The Ed Palermo Big Band – The Uncle Meat Variations – Oh No! Not Jazz!! (Cuneiform Jazz)

2014
Ensemble Modern – Peaches En Regalia – Greggery Peccary and Other Persuasions: The Ensemble Modern Plays Frank Zappa (RCA)

2003

Hot Rats

Harmonia Ensemble – Son of Mister Green Genes – Harmonia Meets Zappa (Materiali Sonori)

1994

Hot Rats

Bassoon – Stefano Rocchi
Cello, Computer [Computer Programming], Arranged By, Performer – Damiano Puliti
Clarinet [Clarinets], Arranged By, Performer – Orio Odori
Flute – Marisa Rossi
Trombone – Luca Volpi
Trumpet – Andrea Nardone

Anais Drago  – Provence’s Bar – Anais Drago & The Jellyfish (Another Music)

Ben Levis – piccolo
Hellen Levis – choir
Michael Levis – choir
Frank Zappa – The Subcutaneous Peril – Finer Moments (Zappa)

2012

1971/10/11, New York, Carnegie Hall

Frank Zappa (conductor)
Jimmy Carl Black (drums)
Roy Estrada (bass, vocals)
Bunk Gardner (tenor sax)
Buzz Gardner (trumpet)
Lowell George (guitar)
Don Preston (keyboards)
Jim “Motorhead” Sherwood (baritone sax)
Arthur Tripp (drums, percussion)
Ian Underwood (clarinet)
CD 2: Track 6, 1971/10/11, New York, Carnegie Hallnk Zappa – guitar
Don Preston – keyboards, mini moog
Ian Underwood – keyboards
Jim Pons – bass
Aynsley Dunbar – drums

The Ed Palermo Big Band – What’s New In Baltimore – Eddy Loves Frank (Cuneiform Jazz)

2009

Bass Clarinet, Clarinet [E Flat], Baritone Saxophone – Barbara Cifelli
Bass Trombone – Matt Ingman
Clarinet, Alto Saxophone – Cliff Lyons
Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone – Bill Straub
Drums – Ray Marchica
Electric Bass – Paul Adamy
Flute, Oboe, Tenor Saxophone – Ben Kono
Flute, Piccolo Flute, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Phil Chester
Guitar – Bruce McDaniel
Leader – Ed Palermo
Piano – Bob Quaranta
Synthesizer [Kurzweil] – Ted Kooshian
Trombone – Charles Gordon, Joe Fiedler
Trumpet – John Hines (2), Ronnie Buttacavoli, Steve Jankowski
Ensemble Ambrosius – Zoot Allures – Ambrosius : The Zappa Album (Musical Heritage Society)

2001

Cello [Baroque] – Olli Virtaperko
Lute [Archlute] – Tuukka Terho
Melodica – Jonte Knif
Oboe d’Amore – Jasu Moisio
Organ – Ere Lievonen
The Ed Palermo Big Band – Dwarf Nebula Processional March & Dwarf Nebula – Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance (Cuneiform Jazz)

2006

Alto Saxophone, Clarinet – Cliff Lyons
Alto Saxophone, Flute, Piccolo Flute, Soprano Saxophone – Phil Chester
Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet [E Flat] – Barbara Cifelli
Drums – Ray Marchica
Electric Bass – Paul Adamy
Percussion – Emedin Rivera (tracks: 2)
Piano – Bob Quaranta
Synthesizer [Kurzweil] – Ted Kooshian
Tenor Saxophone – Dave Riekenberg (tracks: 6)
Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet – Bill Straub
Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Ben Kono
Trombone – Charles Gordon, Joe Fiedler
Trombone [Bass], Tuba – Matt Ingman
Trumpet – John Hines (2), Ronnie Buttacavoli
Vocals, Guitar – Carl Restivo

Zappatistas – The Grand Wazoo – The Music Of Frank Zappa : Absolutely Live (Jazzprint)

2001

Bass – Rob Statham
Drums – Mike Bradley (2)
Guitar – John Etheridge
Keyboards – Steve Lodder
Percussion – Teena Lyle
Saxophone – Ben Castle
Trombone – Annie Whitehead
Trumpet – Paul Jayasinha
Notes
Recorded at the Wardrobe, Leeds, November 1999.

Anais Drago  – Zappa Changes – Anais Drago & The Jellyfish (Another Music)

Frank Zappa – Black Napkins – Joe’s Camouflage (Zappa)

Joe’s Camouflage is a compilation album by Frank Zappa, released posthumously in January 2014 by The Zappa Family Trust on Zappa Records. It represents the first official release of material by a band Zappa assembled for rehearsals in the summer of 1975 but which never toured or recorded material in the studio

Originally on Zoot Allures

Frank Zappa – lead guitar, vocals
Denny Walley – guitars, vocals
Robert “Frog” Camarena – vocals, guitar
Novi Novog – viola, vocals
Napoleon Murphy Brock – tenor saxophone, vocals
Roy Estrada – bass guitar, vocals
Terry Bozzio – drums

World of Jazz 307

  1. Ark Ovrutski – Second Line – Journey Moments (Ark Ovrutski Music) 00:00
  2. Lars Jansson Trio – The Masquerade Is Over – What’s New (Spice of Life) 05:22
  3. Pablo Held Trio – Birkenhain – Investigations (Edition) 12:53
  4. Perry Smith – Rise and Fall – New Angel (Smith Tone Records) 19:37
  5. Alex Sipiagin – Tijuana Gift Shop – Mirrors (Criss Cross Jazz) 27:39
  6. Ark Ovrutski – Only For Toddlers – Journey Moments (Ark Ovrutski Music) 36:39
  7. Lars Jansson Trio – In Search Of Lost Time – In Search Of Lost Time (Spice of Life) 41:06
  8. Pablo Held Trio – Bernstein Fantasie – Investigations (Edition) 48:16
  9. Perry Smith – Monk’s World – New Angel (Smith Tone Records) 55:40
  10. Thelonious Monk – Pannonica – Brilliant Corners (Riverside) 1:02:56
  11. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Hanoi 6 – IC01 Hanoi (Jagjaguwar) 1:10:53
  12. Ark Ovrutski – Dolphin Dance – Journey Moments (Ark Ovrutski Music) 1:19:16
  13. Pablo Held Trio – Mountain Horn Song from Romanian Folk Songs – Investigations (Edition) 1:26:03
  14. Perry Smith – Hope For Peace – New Angel (Smith Tone Records) 1:32:42
  15. Lars Jansson Trio – Waltz for Bill – Just This (Storyville) 1:34:52
  16. Bill Evans – Walkin’ Up – Some Other Time: The Lost Session from the Black Forest (Resonance Records) 1:41:57
  17. Charlie Haden & Brad Mehldau – Au Privave – Long Ago and Far Away (Impulse!) 1:47:42

Ark Ovrutski – Second Line – Journey Moments

Ark Ovrutski bass
Myron Walden saxophone
Benito Gonzalez piano
McClenty Hunter bass

2018 Ark Ovrutski

Bassist/band-leader/composer Ark Ovrutski’s fourth release – a collection of five originals and four  covers  ….Walden channeling Eddie Harris….
Lars Jansson Trio – The Masquerade Is Over – Whats New

Recorded April and June 2010 at Nilento Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden

Lars Jansson piano
Thomas Fonnesbæk double bass
Paul Svanberg drums

2010 Spice Of Life SOL SV-0013

What’s New is the first (mostly) standards album by Jansson, who has so far been focused on playing his own music. And what a beautiful album it turned out to be! His beautiful touch, imagination, sophisticated sense of harmony and ability swing hard when necessary, all combine to make a very satisfying program of (mostly) standards.
Playing with him are younger bassist Thomas Fonnesbaek who has played with guitarist Ulf Wakenius and talented drummer Paul Svanberg who happens to be Jansson’s son.   One of the best piano trio releases of 2010! Very highly recommended!
Pablo Held Trio – Birkenhain – Investigations

Pablo Held piano
Robert Landfermann double bass
Jonas Burgwinkel drums
2018 Edition Records

Pablo Held’s releases his landmark 10th album ‘Investigations’ on his new home and international label Edition Records, marking the progression of a new, global trajectory for this supremely talented musician.

The beautiful music of the Pablo Held Trio is to me an important example of the evolution of the piano trio in jazz. They embody the poetry and depth of this tradition, while extending the harmonic and rhythmic possibilities of the tradition. The music of this trio brings me joy knowing that this great art form continues to grow and flourish.” Ralph Towner

released April 13, 2018

Recorded at Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Cologne by Christian Heck from August 30th till September 2nd 2017
Perry Smith – Rise and Fall – New Angel

Recorded on February 5th, 2017 at the Bunker Studio in Brooklyn, NY

Perry Smith guitar
Jon Irabagon saxophone
Glenn Zaleski piano
Matt Aronoff bass
Allan Mednard drums

2018 Smith Tone Records

At the core of everything that guitarist/composer Perry Smith does is the desire to create personal and musical connections with the artistic community. That’s true of the community he’s built around his inclusive weekly series in Brooklyn, “The Nest Session;” it’s behind his decision to use social media as a means of reaching out, not cutting off. And it lies at the very heart of his third album as a leader, New Angel — both in the close relationships he shares with his bandmates and in his desire to make the sometimes heady concepts of modern jazz something accessible and deeply personal.

New Angel marks the debut of the gifted guitarist’s stellar new quintet, which features saxophonist Jon Irabagon, pianist Glenn Zaleski, bassist Matt Aronoff and drummer Allan Mednard. While they’ve all played together in a variety of contexts, Smith’s decision to bring together this particular group stems directly from their shared experiences at Nest Sessions jams, which he and Aronoff have co-led for more than three years.

The band’s thrilling chemistry is vividly apparent from the opening moments of “Rise and Fall,” whose title makes the tune’s shifting moods and tempos sound deceptively simple. The gentle, memorable melody is prime evidence of Smith’s gift for crafting compositions that embrace the listener while providing plenty of spark for improvisation.

Alex Sipiagin – Tijuana Gift Shop – Mirrors

Recorded June 2, 2002 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Max Bolleman

Alex Sipiagin trumpet, flugelhorn
Seamus Blake tenor saxophone
Adam Rogers guitar
David Kikoski piano
Boris Kozlov bass
Jonathan Blake drums
Donny McCaslin tenor, soprano saxophone
Josh Roseman trombone

2003 Criss Cross Jazz 1236 CD

Ark Ovrutski – Only For Toddlers – Journey Moments

welcome to the world of an oscar pettiford-ism melody, played with a lot of humor and wit. note the jokes exchanged between MW and AO…musical humor at its best. a thoroughly enjoyable joy ride..
Lars Jansson Trio – In Search Of Lost Time – In Search Of Lost Time

Lars Jansson piano
Christian Spering bass
Anders Kjellberg drums

2009 Spice Of Life SOL SV-0011

Pianist Lars Janssoncleared out the music room of his home in Gothenburg, on Sweden’s west coast, and in the process, found some old songs he’d written but forgotten. Inspired by Marcel Proust’s epic novel, A la recherche du temps perdu, he put them together with some new ones to create an album that sheds new and often surprising light on the familiar territory of piano jazz.

Pablo Held Trio – Bernstein Fantasie – Investigations
Perry Smith – Monk’s World – New Angel

The spikiness of “Monk’s World” immediately evokes the keen-edged genius and eyebrow-arched joy of the great Thelonious Monk. Smith wrote the piece on the chord changes of Monk’s classic “Epistrophy” as a way of paying homage to the legendary pianist’s outsized influence. “In my experience on the jazz scene in New York,” Smith says, “musicians are always more excited about playing Monk’s tunes than anybody else’s — more than even Coltrane or Wayne Shorter or Herbie. I think it has to do with the playful nature of his songs and the cool, creative melodies that he wrote, which open a lot of freedom in the landscape.”

Thelonious Monk – Pannonica – Brilliant Corners

It was his third album for Riverside Records,[ and the first, for this label, to include his own compositions.

Thelonious Monk – piano and celeste on “Pannonica”
Ernie Henry – alto saxophone
Sonny Rollins – tenor saxophone
Oscar Pettiford – double bass
Max Roach – drums

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Hanoi 6 – IC01 Hanoi

IC-01 Hanoi is the fifth studio album by Portland Oregon based  New Zealand band Unknown Mortal Orchestra, released on 26 October 2018 through Jagjaguwar. It is the group’s second album of 2018 after Sex & Food, released in April, and their first instrumental album.[ The album was recorded entirely in the city of Hanoi and originated from sessions for Sex & Food, with frontman Ruban Nielson’s father Chris Nielson also contributing instrumentation to the record.

Ruban Nielson – Guitar
Kody Nielson –
Jacob Portrait – Bass
Minh Nguyen – sáo trúc
Chris Nielson – flugelhorn, keyboards, saxophone

Ark Ovrutski – Dolphin Dance – Journey Moments

complexity of this arrangement…6/8 to 4/4 and a variety of
shifting rhythms in between…a real picture of a/this group playing

Pablo Held Trio – Mountain Horn Song from Romanian Folk Songs – Investigations
Perry Smith – Hope For Peace – New Angel
Lars Jansson Trio – Waltz for Bill – Just This

Lars Jansson piano
Thomas Fonnesbæk bass
Paul Svanberg drums

2018 Storyville 1014320

Just This, the latest album from Lars Jansson Trio  out October 19th, is an album of immense talent and musical excess from three of Scandinavia’s most renowned jazz musicians.
Bill Evans – Walkin’ Up – Some Other Time: The Lost Session from the Black Forest

This Bill Evans trio session was recorded on June 20, 1968, nearly 10 years after the legendary Kind of Blue sessions with Miles Davis, and five days after the famous live performance at the 1968 Montreux Jazz Festival, which was released on Verve and won a Grammy. This is the only studio album recorded of this trio and features Evans in trio, duo and solo configurations with jazz greats bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Jack DeJohnette.

The album album was recorded by the renowned MPS Records producer and label owner, Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer, at his studio in Villingen, Germany (aka “the Black Forest”). Originally produced by HGBS. It’s only the second official Bill Evans release with Eddie Gomez and Jack DeJohnette.
Charlie Haden & Brad Mehldau – Au Privave – Long Ago and Far Away

“As a result we have a dazzling testament to the interaction between two genius musicians: piano and bass, their brilliance resounding through the hallowed space of an art nouveau cathedral, recorded on November 5, 2007. (…) Charlie is gone now, and this recording was made “long ago and far away”, yet the music remains immediate. The music is now.” – Ruth Cameron Haden, July 2018. After meeting for the first time back in 1993, Haden found a way to bring Mehldau out to LA to perform with himself and Lee Konitz at the Jazz Bakery in 1996. This led to a trio recording on Blue Note (1997) called Alone Together. In 2011, he and Brad recorded a live album with Lee Konitz and Paul Motian for ECM called Live at Birdland. Mehldau and Haden remained friends from the time of their first meeting – they had a special connection. In the early days, Haden, in a sense, mentored this young pianist in life lessons. He would later go on to pronounce Mehldau one of the most important musicians of his generation because of his unique voice, his depth of knowledge and facility on the instrument, and how he has moved the language of jazz forward.