World of Jazz 299

  1. Szun Waves – Constellation – New Hymn to Freedom – 00:00
  2. Tord Gustavsen Trio – Duality – The Other Side – 06:56
  3. Cyrus Chestnut – Jimbo’s Lullaby – Kaliedoscope – 11:50
  4. Ken Fowser & Behn Gillece – Stranded in Elizabeth – Top Shelf – 17:29
  5. Guillermo McGill – Dom Pedro – Oración – 24:00
  6. Marion Brown – Ode To Coltrane – Offering – 31:44
  7. Julian Argüelles, Ronan Guilfoyle, Jim Black – Grunge – Live In Dublin – 37:16
  8. Szun Waves – High Szun – New Hymn to Freedom – 42:38
  9. Lee Konitz – Soundlee – Some New Stuff – 50:02
  10. Fred Hersch – Newklypso (For Sonny Rollins) – Live in Europe – 55:34
  11. Steve Nelson Jazz Quartet – Poor Butterfly – Easy Living – 1:04:03
  12. Stefan Aeby Trio – Shi – The London Concert – 1:13:01
  13. Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin – Modul 14 – Live – 1:21:36
  14. Marion Brown – Maimoun – Vista – 1:35:51
  15. Guillermo McGill – Beodus – The Art of Respect – 1:43:43
  16. Szun Waves – New Hymn to Freedom – New Hymn to Freedom – 1:50:21

Szun Waves – Constellation – New Hymn to Freedom (Leaf)

Szun Waves’ second album. The three members already have sparkling pedigrees of their own. Norfolk’s Luke Abbott is well known for his explorations of the zones between pure ambience and the leftmost fringes of club culture. With Portico Quartet and Circle Traps, Jack Wyllie has been in the vanguard of UK fusions of jazz, classical and club music. Australian drummer Laurence Pike has likewise found a unique voice in improvised and experimental music-making, whether in the bands Triosk or PVT, or as a solo artist (his debut album Distant Early Warning was released in March 2018).

New Hymn To Freedom is a document of six entirely live improvisations – “no edits or overdubs” – and its title couldn’t be more apt. In some senses this is jazz, and in its ripples, sparkles and waves of rhythm will certainly chime with anyone turned on by Don Cherry, Alice Coltrane or Sun Ra. But just as much it’s in the British electronic tradition of artists like James Holden (in whose studio the first album was recorded), Four Tet and Nathan Fake that Abbott has emerged from – only now instead of his synths echoing Norfolk’s wide open pastoral landscapes, they’re depicting altogether more celestial vistas. Indeed, the drifting ecstasies of this record take you to dimensions that only the most genre-free musicians can reach: you might hear hints of Can, Ryuichi Sakamoto or even Liars.

But really, this isn’t the sound of any influence other than the influence the three players are having on each other, and how happy that makes them. “It still feels to me like a mystical adventure when we play,” says Abbott, “but there’s a musical language developing between us, we’re starting to make more sense together.”

Tord Gustavsen Trio – Duality – The Other Side (ECM)

“This is the chill-out as a state of grace, and it can go as deep as you like. Sublime,” wrote the Independent on Sunday of the Gustavsen’s trio’s Being There, released in 2007. Over the last decade Tord has explored other ensemble forms and formats, but on The Other Side – recorded at Oslo’s Rainbow Studio in January 2018 – he opens a new chapter in his piano trio story, with faithful drummer Jarle Vespestad, and excellent new bassist Sigurd Hole. Hole’s approach to his instrument, drawing on folk influences as well as modern jazz, is ideally suited to Gustavsen’s slowly-developing, deeply melodic pieces. The album, produced by Manfred Eicher, is issued on the eve of a major tour.

Cyrus Chestnut – Jimbo’s Lullaby – Kaliedoscope (Highnote Records)

For this recording Cyrus Chestnut has arranged eight compositions by the classical pianists W.A. Mozart, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel and Eric Satie, taking the classical themes through a series of rhythmic and harmonic turns and twists and subjecting them to a wildly innovative series of transformations. He also covers Deep Purple!

Through it all Cyrus Chestnut emerges as a multi-faceted artist who, using the venerable jazz piano trio format, can refract the past through his own imagination and create something new which is always fresh and exciting.

Personnel: Cyrus Chestnut (piano), Eric Wheeler (bass), Chris Beck (drums)

Ken Fowser & Behn Gillece – Stranded in Elizabeth – Top Shelf (Posi-tone Records)

Ken Fowser saxophone
Behn Gillece vibraphone
Michael Dease trombone
Steve Einerson piano
Dezron Douglas bass
Rodney Green drums

2013 Posi-Tone Records PR 8107

We’re only serving up the best, when the strong blend of tenor man Ken Fowser and vibraphonist Behn Gillece shakes up the scene with their fourth release, “Top Shelf.” Spirits are high when Fowser and Gillece turn up the heat and distill out their own special blend of swing with the serviceable assistance of pianist Steve Einerson, bassist Dezron Douglas and drummer Rodney Greene in the rhythm section. And, when trombone virtuoso Michael Dease steps into the front line he pushes the envelope further, demonstrating his total command of the idiom. Critical listeners will enjoy the amazing program of original compositions and will agree that “Top Shelf” succeeds in affirming that Fowser and Gillece are musicians to keep an eye on for many years to come. From the opening round to the last call, “Top Shelf” keeps right on swinging hard, and is sure to delight straight ahead jazz fans everywhere.
Guillermo McGill – Dom Pedro – Oración (Karonte)

Guillermo McGill drums, percussion
David Liebman soprano saxophone, ocarina
Julian Argüelles tenor saxophone
Bernardo Sassetti piano
Tjitze Vogel contrabass
Pablo Martin hand clap, pandeiro, triangle
Paloma Alfonsel hand clap

2005 Karonte KAR 7781

Marion Brown Quartet – Ode To Coltrane – Offering (Venus Records)

Recorded at Sear Sound Studio in New York on October 7th, 1992.

Bass – Mike Marcus
Drums – Chris Dailey
Guitar – Jay Messer
Piano – Tom McClung
Alto Saxophone  – Marion Brown

Julian Argüelles, Ronan Guilfoyle, Jim Black – Grunge – Live In Dublin (AUAND)

Recorded on October 26, 2002 at JJ Smyths, Dublin (Ireland)

Julian Argüelles tenor saxophone, recorders
Ronan Guilfoyle acoustic bass guitar
Jim Black drums

2006 AUAND AU9009

Szun Waves – High Szun – New Hymn to Freedom (Leaf)

Lee Konitz – Soundlee – Some New Stuff (DIW)

Recorded at the Studio, NYC on March 10, 2000

Alto Saxophone  – Lee Konitz
Bass – Greg Cohen
Drums – Joey Baron
Fred Hersch – Newklypso (For Sonny Rollins) – Live in Europe (Palmetto)

Recorded live on November 24, 2017 In Brussels, Belgium

Fred Hersch piano
John Hebert bass
Eric McPherson drums

2018 Palmetto Records PM2192

Steve Nelson Jazz Quartet – Poor Butterfly – Easy Living (Venus Records)

Recorded at Riverside Studio in Torino on July 5, 2015

Steve Nelson vibraphone
Massimo Farao’ piano
Aldo Zunino bass
Byron Landham drums

2018 Venus Records VHCD 1229
Stefan Aeby Trio – Shi – The London Concert (Intakt)

Recorded at The Vortex Jazz Club – Recorded April 24, 2017

Bass  – André Pousaz
Drums – Michi Stulz
Piano – Stefan Aeby

Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin – Modul 14 – Live (Ronin Rhythm Records)

Recorded live at Moods Zürich  10 May 2002 and this track at Bee-Flat Bern , 12. May 2002.

Bass  – Björn Meyer
Drums – Kaspar Rast
Percussion – Andi Pupato
Piano, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Synthesizer [Dx-7] – Nik Bärtsch

Free download on Bandcamp

Marion Brown – Maimoun – Vista (ABC Impulse!)

Recorded February 18-19, 1975 at Generation Sound Studios, New York City.

Alto Saxophone, Wind Chimes – Marion Brown
Bass – Reggie Workman
Celeste, Gong – Harold Budd
Drums, Cymbal – Jimmy Hopps
Drums, Drum [Slit Drum] – Ed Blackwell
Piano, Celesta [Celestes], Electric Piano [Rmi] – Bill Braynon
Piano, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Anthony Davis
Piano, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Mbira – Stanley Cowell
Tambourine, Congas, Finger Cymbals – Jose Goico
Vocals, Bells – Allen Murphy

Guillermo McGill – Beodus – The Art of Respect (Youkali)

Guillermo McGill drums
Dave Liebman tenor, soprano saxophone
John Abercrombie guitar
George Mraz bass

2014 Youkali 057
Szun Waves – New Hymn to Freedom – New Hymn to Freedom (Leaf)

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World of Jazz 298

  1. Jon Irabagon – The Demon Barber of Fleet Week –  Dr. Quixotic’s Traveling Exotics  (Irrabagast) 00:00
  2. Randy Weston – Blues For Strayhorn – Monterey ’66 (Verve) 12:20
  3. Wayne Shorter; Milton Nascimento – Ponta de Areia  – Native Dancer  (Columbia) 19:35
  4. Marcin Wasilewski Trio – Spark of Life/Sudovian Dance – Live  (ECM) 25:22
  5. Jon Irabagon – You Own Your Own-  Dr. Quixotic’s Traveling Exotics  (Irrabagast) 38:23
  6. Milco Leviev; Dave Holland – Billy’s Bounce – Up & Down  (MA Recordings) 52:48
  7. Kansas City Band feat. Charlie Parker – Cherokee – A Studio Chronicle 1940-1948  (JSP Records) 1:01:15
  8. Joe Lovano, Hank Jones – Charlie Chan – Kid’s Live at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola  (Blue Note) 1:04:49
  9. Tetuzi Akiyama, Magnus Granberg, Henrik Olsson – Words – Whose Words?  (Ftarri / Meenna) 1:10:57
  10. Michael Formanek Ensemble Kolossus – Exoskeleton VIII – The Distance (ECM) 1:21:39
  11. Made to Break – Hydroplane (for Shellac) – Trebuchet  (Trost) 1:30:00
  12. Jon Irabagon – Taipei Personality-  Dr. Quixotic’s Traveling Exotics (Irrabagast) 1:50:24

Jon Irabagon – The Demon Barber of Fleet Week –  Dr. Quixotic’s Traveling Exotics

Jon Irabagon tenor saxophone
Tim Hagans trumpet
Luis Perdomo piano
Yasushi Nakamura bass
Rudy Royston drums

2018 Irabbagast – 15th May 2018 – Bandcamp

Recorded while on tour in South America, Dr. Quixotic’s Traveling Exotics finds Jon Irabagon’s long-standing quartet (the same rhythm section from his September 2015 album Behind the Sky) teamed up with trumpet wizard Tim Hagans. Together they bop, weave, dance and fly through six of Irabagon’s labyrinthian compositions, with each one getting the funhouse mirror treatment and the freak show send off. This recording captures a band in full flight mode in the middle of a lengthy and successful tour.

Randy Weston – Blues For Strayhorn – Monterey ’66

Recorded at the Monterey Jazz Festival on September 18, 1966.

Baritone Saxophone – Cecil Payne
Bass – Bill Wood
Drums – Lenny McBrowne
Percussion – Big Black
Piano – Randy Weston
Tenor Saxophone – Booker Ervin
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Ray Copeland

1994 – Verve CD

RIP Randy Weston – 1st September 2018

Wayne Shorter; Milton Nascimento – Ponta de Areia  – Native Dancer

Recorded 9/12/74 at Village Recorders, Los Angeles.

Bass – Dave McDaniel
Drums – Roberto Silva
Electric Piano, Organ –  Wagner Tiso
Guitar –  Jay Graydon
Piano – Herbie Hancock
Soprano Saxophone – Wayne Shorter
Vocals – Milton Nascimento

1975 – Columbia

Marcin Wasilewski Trio – Spark of Life/Sudovian Dance – Live

Recorded Live on August 12, 2016 at Jazz Middelheim, Antwerp Belgium

Marcin Wasilewski piano
Slawomir Kurkiewicz double bass
Michal Miskiewicz drums

2018 ECM Records

Followers of the Marcin Wasilewski Trio have long clamoured for a live album. The Polish group made this one “by accident”, unaware that their August 2016 performance at Jazz Middelheim in Antwerp had been recorded by Flemish radio. On listening, they felt that it captured the soul of things rather well, “maybe because there was no awareness of playing to the microphone.” Unselfconsciously dynamic and outgoing, the trio draws an enthusiastic response from the audience.

The trio first recorded for ECM as members of Tomasz Stanko’s quartet on the album Soul of Things (2001), soon followed by Suspended Night (2003) and Lontano (2005). Previous ECM albums in trio format are Trio (2004), January (2007) and Faithful (2011), with Swedish saxophonist Joakim Milder joining the musicians for Spark of Life (2013). All three trio members appear on Forever Young (2013) with Jacob Young and Trygve Seim, and Wasilewski and Kurkiewicz also play on Manu Katche’s Neighbourhood (2004) and Playground(2007).

Jon Irabagon – You Own Your Own-  Dr. Quixotic’s Traveling Exotics

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Milco Leviev, Dave Holland – Billy’s Bounce – Up & Down

Leviev – piano and Holland – bass

Recorded live at Suntory Hall, Tokyo, September 15, 1987

1993 – MA Recordings CD

Kansas City Band feat. Charlie Parker – Cherokee – A Studio Chronicle 1940-1948 

A 1941 session of four tunes with the “Kansas City Band,” which was merely a trio of Parker on sax, Efferge Ware on guitar and Little Phil Philips on drums. It’s a very unique trio arrangement; how many jazz recordings feature a sax-guitar-drum setup even today, much less 1941? And the tunes themselves are incredible.

from Box Set

2003 JSP Records

Joe Lovano, Hank Jones – Charlie Chan – Kid’s Live at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola

Recorded live on April 27 & 28, 2006 at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz At Lincoln Center, New York City

2007 Blue Note

Tetuzi Akiyama, Magnus Granberg, Henrik Olsson – Words – Whose Words?

Recorded at Studio Summa, in Stockholm, Sweden, on November 12th, 2013

Tetuzi Akiyama acoustic guitar
Magnus Granberg clarinet
Henrik Olsson percussion, electronics

2017 Ftarri / Meenna 983

Michael Formanek Ensemble Kolossus – Exoskeleton VIII – The Distance

Recorded December 2014 at Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY

Michael Formanek double-bass
Mark Helias conductor
Loren Stillman alto saxophone
Oscar Noriega alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet
Chris Speed tenor saxophone, clarinet
Brian Settles tenor saxophone, flute
Tim Berne baritone saxophone
Dave Ballou, Ralph Alessi, Shane Endsley trumpets
Kirk Knuffke cornet
Alan Ferber, Jacob Garchik, Ben Gerstein trombones
Jeff Nelson bass trombone, contrabass trombone
Patricia Brennan marimba
Mary Halvorson guitar
Kris Davis piano
Tomas Fujiwara drums

2016 ECM Records 2484

Made to Break – Hydroplane (for Shellac) – Trebuchet

Drums – Tim Daisy
Electric Bass – Jasper Stadhouders
Electronics – Christof Kurzmann
Reeds – Ken Vandermark

2017 – Trost

Jon Irabagon – Taipei Personality-  Dr. Quixotic’s Traveling Exotics

World of Jazz 297

  1. Mario Costa, Marc Ducret, Benoit Delbecq – Liquid Stones – Oxy Patina
  2. Serge Chaloff – A Handful Of Stars – Blue Serge
  3. Bobby Previte & Bump – Counterclockwise – Counterclockwise
  4. Wayne Horvitz – Julian’s Ballad – Sweeter Than The Day
  5. Larry Young – Khalid Of Space Part Two : Welcome – Lawrence of Newark
  6. Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble – The Romantic Church – The Whistle Blower
  7. James Carter – Freedom Jazz Dance – Live at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge
  8. Mario Costa, Marc Ducret, Benoit Delbecq – Pigmented – Oxy Patina
  9. Art Ensemble of Chicago – The Meeting – The Meeting
  10. Jon Balke & Magnetic North Orchestra – In Patches – Diverted Travels
  11. Scolohofo – New Amsterdam – Oh!
  12. Michael Brecker Quindectet – Scylla – Wide Angles
  13. Kahil El’Zabar Trio – The Ebullient Duke – Love Outside of Dreams
  14. The Bad Plus – Iron Man – Give
  15. Mario Costa, Marc Ducret, Benoit Delbecq – Abismo – Oxy Patina

Mario Costa, Marc Ducret, Benoit Delbecq – Liquid Stones – Oxy Patina

Recorded at the 26th Festival de Jazz na Praca da Erva, in Viana do Castelo, Portugal, on July 27-30 2017

Mario Costa drums, electronics
Marc Ducret guitar
Benoit Delbecq piano, prepared piano, analog synthesizer, electronics

2018 Clean Feed CF492CD

Serge Chaloff – A Handful Of Stars – Blue Serge

Bass – Leroy Vinnegar
Drums – Philly Joe Jones
Piano – Sonny Clarke
Baritone Saxophones – Serge Chaloff

1956 -Capitol

Bobby Previte & Bump – Counterclockwise – Counterclockwise

Drums – Bobby Previte
Electric Bass – Steve Swallow
Piano – Wayne Horvitz
Producer – Bobby Previte, Tucker Martine, Wayne Horvitz
Tenor Saxophone – Marty Ehrlich
Trombone – Curtis Fowlkes

2003 Palmetto

Wayne Horvitz – Julian’s Ballad – Sweeter Than The Day

Recorded at Litho, Seattle, January 2001

Acoustic Bass – Keith Lowe
Drums – Andy Roth
Electric Guitar [6 & 12 String Electric Guitars] – Timothy Young
Piano, Piano [Prepared] – Wayne Horvitz

2001 Songlines

Larry Young – Khalid Of Space Part Two : Welcome – Lawrence of Newark

Recorded at Blue Rock Studio, New York City.

Bass – Don Pate, Juni Booth
Bongos – Abdoul Hakim
Cello – Diedre Johnson
Congas – Stacey Edwards, Umar Abdul Muizz
Drums – Abdul Shahid, Howard King, James Flores
Drums, Electric Piano – Art Gore
Electric Piano – Cedric Lawson
Guitar – James Blood Ulmer
Organ, Bongos, Vocals – Larry Young
Percussion – Armen Halburian, Jumma Santos, Poppy La Boy
Saxophone – Dennis Mourouse
Trumpet – Charles Magee

1973 Perception Records

Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble – The Romantic Church – The Whistle Blower

Recorded By Ben Ladmin at the Fish Factory Studio, London, 3-4 Sept 2014

Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, Vocals, Accordion, Guitar – Gilad Atzmon
Bass – Yaron Stavi
Drums, Vocals – Chris Higginbottom
Piano, Keyboards – Frank Harrison

2015 Fanfare Jazz

James Carter – Freedom Jazz Dance – Live at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge

Recorded live June 16-18, 2001 at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, Detroit, MI

Eddie Harris’s jazz standard – solos by Murray and Carter

Alto Saxophone – Larry Smith
Bass – Ralphe Armstrong
Drums – Leonard King, Richard “Pistol” Allen
Organ – Gerard Gibbs
Piano – Kenn Cox
Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – James Carter
Tenor Saxophone – David Murray, Johnny Griffin, Franz Jackson
Trumpet – Dwight Adams

2004 Warner Brothers

Mario Costa, Marc Ducret, Benoit Delbecq – Pigmented – Oxy Patina

Art Ensemble of Chicago – The Meeting – The Meeting

Recorded, edited and mixed at Audio for Arts, Madison, Wisconsin

Bass, Percussion – Malachi Favors Maghostut
Drums, Drums [African Drums], Congas, Bongos – Don Moye
Flute, Flute [Wooden Flutes, C, E-flat, Bass], Clarinet [E-flat Sopranino], Sopranino Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Percussion, Drums [Wooden Stand Drum], Bells, Gong, Vibraphone [Table], Whistle [Whistles] – Joseph Jarman
Piccolo Flute, Flute, Recorder [Bass, Great Bass], Sopranino Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Bass Saxophone, Percussion [Cage] – Roscoe Mitchell

2003 – Pi Records

Jon Balke & Magnetic North Orchestra – In Patches – Diverted Travels

Recorded September and November 2003 La Buissonne Studios, Pernes-les-Fontaines
and Rainbow Studio, Oslo

Flute [Bass Flute], Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Fredrik Lundin
Percussion – Helge Andreas Norbakken, Ingar Zach
Piano, Keyboards – Jon Balke
Trumpet, Vocals – Per Jørgensen
Violin – Bjarte Eike, Peter Spissky
Bass Violin – Thomas Pitt

2004 – ECM

Scolohofo – New Amsterdam – Oh!

Bass – Dave Holland
Drums – Al Foster
Guitar – John Scofield
Soprano Saxophone – Joe Lovano

2002 – Blue Note

Michael Brecker Quindectet – Scylla – Wide Angles

Recorded live at Bennett Studios, Englewood, NJ, January 22-24, 2003

Bass – John Patitucci
Bass Clarinet – Iain Dixon
Cello – Erik Friedlander
Clarinet – Iain Dixon
Drums – Antonio Sanchez
English Horn – Charles Pillow
Flute – Steve Wilson
French Horn – Peter Gordon
Guitar – Adam Rogers
Oboe – Charles Pillow
Percussion – Daniel Sadownick
Tenor Saxophone  – Michael Brecker
Trombone – Robin Eubanks
Trumpet – Alex “Sasha” Sipiagin
Viola – Lois Martin
Violin – Joyce Hammann, Mark Feldman

2003 Verve

Kahil El’Zabar Trio – The Ebullient Duke – Love Outside of Dreams

Bass – Fred Hopkins
Drums, Percussion [African Drums], Kalimba [Thumb Piano] – Kahil El’Zabar
Tenor Saxophone, Bass Clarinet – David Murray

2002 Delmark

The Bad Plus – Iron Man – Give

A Butler, Ward, Iommi and Osbourne composition

Recorded and mixed at Real World Studios, Box, Wiltshire, England, October 6-11, 2003.

Bass – Reid Anderson
Drums – David King
Piano – Ethan Iverson

2004 Columbia

Mario Costa, Marc Ducret, Benoit Delbecq – Abismo – Oxy Patina

World of Jazz 296

  1. Mike Nock Underground – Denim Dance – Between or Beyond
  2. Mick Goodrick – Biorhythms – Biorhythms
  3. Ran Blake – Strange Fruit – Driftwoods
  4. Cuong Vu – Just A Memory – Vu Tet
  5. Emanuele Maniscalco – Victoria – From Time To Time
  6. Miles Perkin Quartet – Objects In Mirror… – Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear
  7. Duke Ellington – The Goutelas Suite – The Ellington Suites
  8. Billy Bang – Softly As In Morning Sunrise – Spirits Gathering
  9. Billy Bang, Shoji Hano – Autumn – Four Seasons :East Meets West
  10. Billy Bang – St. Thomas – Da Bang!
  11. Billy Bang, William Parker – Buddha’s Joy – Medicine Buddha
  12. The Manchester Mekon – The Note – No Forgetting The Album
  13. Kasper Tranberg – Antenna – Strawboss
  14. Scott Clark – Cantapeta Creek – ToNow
  15. Mick Goodrick – In Your Own Sweet Way – Sunscreams
  16. Mike Nock – Break Time – In Out and Around

Mike Nock Underground – Denim Dance – Between or Beyond

The Fourth Way was an early fusion quartet that released three fine albums between 1969-71, none of which has been reissued on CD. Between Or Beyond was an album released in 1970 by the German MPS label and credited to the Mike Nock Underground, basically the Fourth Way minus violinist Michael White. Given its time and place (recorded in Germany in June of 1970), sonically, it’s very much of its time with a heavy lean in the direction of Miles Davis’s Bitches Brew which was released four months earlier.

MIKE NOCK piano, electric piano
RON McCLURE bass
EDDIE MARSHALL drums

Recorded at MPS Studio Villigen / Black Forest, June 29, 1970
MPS Records 15261 Germany (1970)

Mick Goodrick – Biorhythms – Biorhythms

MICK GOODRICK guitar
HARVIE SWARTZ bass
GARY CHAFFEE drums

Recorded at Studio Zerkall, Germany, October 1990
CMP Records CMP CD 46 (1990)
Ran Blake – Strange Fruit – Driftwoods

RAN BLAKE piano

Recorded at Mabuse Studios
Tompkins Square – TSQ2097 (2009)

Cuong Vu – Just A Memory – Vu Tet

STOMU TAKEISHI bass
TED POOR drums
COUNG VU trumpet
CHRIS SPEED saxophone, clarinet

All music written by Coung Vu except “Intro” by Takeishi, Poor and Vu
Recorded at Zona intolerancia Studios, DF, Mexico 2007
ArtistShare – AS0073 (2007)
Emanuele Maniscalco – Victoria – From Time To Time

Recorded during Winter 2011 at Perpetuum Mobile, Nave (BS) Italy

Emanuele Maniscalco piano
Francesco Bigoni tenor saxophone
Giulio Corini bass
Nelide Bandello drums

2011 El Gallo Rojo Records 314-49

Miles Perkin Quartet – Objects In Mirror… – Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear

Recorded May 3-5, 2012 at the Jazz Institut Berlin

Miles Perkin double bass
Tom Arthurs trumpet, flugelhorn
Benoît Delbecq piano
Thom Gossage drums

2012 Miles Perkin MIP003

Duke Ellington – The Goutelas Suite – The Ellington Suites

Fanfare
Goutelas
Get-With-It-Ness
Something
Having At It
Fanfare

Duke Ellington (piano), Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington, Money Johnson, Eddie Preston (trumpets), Booty Wood, Malcolm Taylor, Chuck Connors (trombones), Harold Minerve, Norris Turney, Paul Gonsalves, Harold Ashby, Harry Carney (reeds), Joe Benjamin (bass) , Rufus Jones (drums)
Recorded in 1971

Pablo Records (1976) Fantasy Records (1990)
Billy Bang – Softly As In Morning Sunrise – Spirits Gathering

  • AKIRA ANDO bass
  • DENIS CHARLES drums
  • BRETT ALLEN guitar
  • BILLY BANG violin

Recorded on 28 February 1996 at The Spirit Room, Rossie, NY Creative Improvised Music Projects CIMP (1996)
Billy Bang, Shoji Hano – Autumn – Four Seasons :East Meets West 

  • Billy Bang – Violin
  • Shoji Hano – Drums

Recorded at Heart Lord Studio; Nakano Akiku, Hiroshima, Japan, 2008.

Heart Lord Studio Disc

Billy Bang – St. Thomas – Da Bang!

Double Bass – Hilliard Greene
Drums – Newman Taylor-Baker
Piano – Andrew Bemkey
Trombone – Dick Griffin
Violin – Billy Bang

Recorded at Studio MI, Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE), in Helsinki, Finland on February 2 and 3, 2011

TUM Records 2013

Billy Bang, William Parker – Buddha’s Joy – Medicine Buddha

Bass, Shakuhachi, Xalam [Dousn Gouni] – William Parker
Violin, Kalimba [Thumb Piano] – Billy Bang

Recorded live at The Rubin Museum Of Art, New York, on the 8th May, 2009.

NoBusiness Records (2014)

The Manchester Mekon – The Note – No Forgetting The Album

The Manchester Mekon were a group of musicians that were active from the end of the 70’s to the beginning of the 80’s in Manchester. Influenced by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, Igor Stravinsky, King Crimson, Maurice Revel, Pink Floyd the Manchester Mekon aimed to integrate composed and improvised music, blending orchestral and electronic sounds with rock, both live and in the studio.

Over a period of five years (1977 – 1982) the Manchester Mekon played about fifty gigs in and around Manchester, released seven tracks on local labels and rehearsed once a week. This album covers their entire career, contains the full range of music they played and includes live recordings, studio recordings, home recordings and even rehearsals. Two tracks were previously only available on Manchester Musicians’ Collective compilation albums. Some were never released, until now.

Discos Transgénero ‎– TRANS-3

Kasper Tranberg – Antenna – Strawboss

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

Danish trumpeter/ cornetist, composer and bandleader Kasper Tranberg has been a mainstay of the european music scene for the last two decades, and lately he is known for his work with a.o. Yusef Lateef, Marc Ducret, Jesper Zeuthen, Jacob Anderskov and Peter Bruun.

With Strawboss Tranberg debuts his new international sextet and also marks the first release of the upcoming trilogy “Suite Cobra” – all on ILK.
This album was recorded live in Jazzhouse in Copenhagen after a weeklong tour in Denmark during VinterJazz 2017. It captures the raw and intense feeling of the music beautifully.

2018 ILK Music ILK279CD

Scott Clark – Cantapeta Creek – ToNow

Recorded at Minimum Wage Recording Studio in Richmond, Virginia, on January 31st and April 26th, 2017

Scott Clark drums
Cameron Ralston bass
Jason Scott saxophone
Bob Miller trumpet
Alan Parker guitar
Toby Summerfield guitar

2018 Clean Feed CF478CD

ToNow is a contribution in music to the protests that took place at Standing Rock for much of 2016-2017 and remain ongoing. Four songs represent four different aspects: “Plains” (the landscape), “Stand” (Standing Rock reservation), “Red, White, Yellow” (colors on the reservation flag) and “Cantapeta Creek” (the epicenter of the protests). ToNow is meant to be listened to as a suite, continuing the through-compositional voice heard on Bury My Heart (2016), inspired by the events in Dee Brown’s book of the same name. Clark continues to explore the meanings of his own Native heritage in an improvisational and collaborative context, with returning personnel on bass, saxophone and trumpet and two additional guitar voices. An enervating and elegaic post-rock, post-bop format.
Mick Goodrick – In Your Own Sweet Way – Sunscreams

MICK GOODRICK  guitar
JERRY BERGONZI sax
GARY CHAFFEE drums
BRUCE GERTZ bass

Recorded June 17, 1993 at Sound Techniques (Boston)
RAM Records RMCD4507 (1993)
Mike Nock – Break Time – In Out and Around

GEORGE MRAZ bass
AL FOSTER drums
MIKE BRECKER tenor saxophone
MIKE NOCK  piano

Recorded at Sound Ideas Studio, New York City July 7, 1978
Timeless Records CDSOL-6342 Japan 1978

World of Jazz 294

  1. Johnathon Barber – Vision Ahead – Vision Ahead
  2. Martin Küchen, Jon Rune Strøm, Tollef Østvang – Melted Snow – Melted Snow
  3. Roger Turner / Henry Kaiser / Martin Kuchen / Damon Smith / Jeff Coffin / Ed Pettersen / Tania Chen / Jordan Muscatello – Sun – Interstellar Transmissions
  4. Gianni Mimmo – Aspera – Prossime Trascendenze
  5. Bob Gingery – Shine On You Crazy Diamond Part V – Kittyhawk
  6. Gerry Gibbs & Thrasher People – A Remark You Made – Weather Or Not
  7. Takahiro Kitte Quartet – Odd Story – Over The Horizon
  8. Johnathon Barber – Carry On – Vision Ahead
  9. Gianni Mimmo, Hannah Marshall, Nicola Guazzaloca – The Remaining Tale – Again: The Shoreditch Trio Live In Bruxelles
  10. Mia Dyberg Trio – Wil’s Swing – Ticket!
  11. Dave Ballou and BeepHonk – Fluffer Nutter – The Windup
  12. Jacob Anderskov with Agnostic Revelations – Sand – Granular Alchemy
  13. Gianni Mimmo – Daphne – Prossime Trascendenze
  14. Bob Gingery – Soft Six – Kittyhawk
  15. Roger Turner / Henry Kaiser / Martin Kuchen / Damon Smith / Jeff Coffin / Ed Pettersen / Tania Chen / Jordan Muscatello – Uranus- Interstellar Transmissions
  16. Johnathon Barber – Mr JB – Vision Ahead

Johnathon Barber – Vision Ahead – Vision Ahead

The drummers highly-anticipated debut album. Featuring pianist Taber Gable, guitarist Andrew Renfroe, saxophonist Godwin Louis, bassist Matt Dwonszyk, and vocalists Denise Renee and Sasha Foster (collectively and eponymously known as the album title), Vision Ahead is Barber’s product of six years spent cultivating a distinct and immaculately tailored sound with like-minded musicians who, together, now present themselves as an undeniable, sonically-solid unit. Vision Ahead serves as a showcase of the fresh prospects that can be envisioned and the greatness that can be achieved when one is forced to face unanticipated, desolating life-challenges.

Martin Küchen, Jon Rune Strøm, Tollef Østvang – Melted Snow – Melted Snow

Recorded April 9, 2014 at Skansen Lydstudio Trondheim, Norway

Martin Küchen tenor, soprano saxophone
Jon Rune Strøm double bass
Tollef Østvang drums

2015 NoBusiness Records NBLP 89

Roger Turner / Henry Kaiser / Martin Kuchen / Damon Smith / Jeff Coffin / Ed Pettersen / Tania Chen / Jordan Muscatello/Henry Kaiser – Sun – Interstellar Transmissions

Recorded at Westpoint Studio and at Elk Dog Studio 2, in London, England
Henry Kaiser recorded in California by Sandor Nagyszalanczy

Henry Kaiser 18 string harp guitar
Martin Kuchen saxophone
Jeff Coffin saxophone
Damon Smith acoustic bass
Tanya Chen piano
Jordan Muscatello electric bass
Roger Turner drums

2018 Split Rock Records SRR18003

It started with the WOW signal. Then the Voyager spacecraft Improv artists around the world play to the interstellar sound recordings made by the Voyager spacecraft. Space – we are answering, are you listening? recordings appeared one day on his screen. Listening to the sounds from space, he was entranced. He recognized the sounds… “This is part of the sound I have been hearing in my head all these years”. Then he wanted to see what would happen when other musicians heard them. What if each musician improvised with the Voyager sounds without hearing the others? Would the separate recordings make music together?

Disc One
Henry Kaiser – 18 string harp guitar (California), Martin Kuchen – sax (Sweden), Jeff Coffin – sax (Nashville), Damon Smith – acoustic bass (Massachusetts), Tanya Chen – piano (San Francisco), Jordan Muscatello – electric bass (London), Roger Turner – drums (London). Ed Pettersen – guitar (London)
They selected four of the nine Voyager recordings from the NASA site. Each musician went into the studio alone and improvised to the Voyager track. The individual musician tracks were mixed against the backdrop of the original Voyager recording.
Gianni Mimmo – Aspera – Prossime Trascendenze

  • Gianni Mimmo soprano saxophone
  • Alison Blunt violin
  • Mario Arcari English horn
  • Martin Mayes French Horn
  • Marco Clivati percussion

From the work Cinque Multipli (2014)
2017 Amirani Records AMRN047
Bob Gingery – Shine On You Crazy Diamond Part V – Kittyhawk

Recorded on May 4, 2016 at Big Orange Sheep, Brooklyn, NY

Bob Gingery bass
Jon Irabagon tenor saxophone
Mike Baggetta guitar
Jeff Hirshfield drums

2018 Fresh Sound FSNT-544
Gerry Gibbs & Thrasher People – A Remark You Made – Weather Or Not

Acoustic Bass, Electric Bass – Hans Glawischnig
Drums, Percussion, Electronics, Voice – Gerry Gibbs
Piano, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Organ, Vocals – Alex Collins

Whaling City Sound ‎– WCS 091- 2017

Takahiro Kitte Quartet – Odd Story – Over The Horizon

Takahiro Kitte saxophone
Michele Franzini piano
Tito Mangialajo Rantzer bass
Roberto Paglieri drums

2018 Takahiro Kitte

Johnathon Barber – Carry On – Vision Ahead

Gianni Mimmo, Hannah Marshall, Nicola Guazzaloca – The Remaining Tale – Again:  The Shoreditch Trio Live In Bruxelles

Recorded October 3, 2010 at Air-Odeon Studio Bruxelles, Belgium

Gianni Mimmo soprano saxophone
Hannah Marshall cello
Nicola Guazzaloca piano

2012 Amirani Records AMRN029

Live at Air-Odeon studio in Bruxelles during the 2010 Belgian tour, recorded and mastered by the magic Michel Huon, here is the second excellent release of this awesome trio featuring an inventive, fresher, refined instant compositions. Brilliant interplay, intriguing inner voices and tone nuance declinations are the sincere output of the trio that shows here a terrific attention to the detail, engaging concentration and an overall formal sense as well. Talented skills, dramatic balance, soulful performance are the precious gift of The Shoreditch Trio taken here is a superb live concert.

Mia Dyberg Trio – Wil’s Swing – Ticket!

Recorded in January 2017 at Lademann in Copenhagen, Denmark

Mia Dyberg alto saxophone
Asger Thomsen double bass
Dag Magnus Narvesen drums

2018 Clean Feed CF487CD

“You may label the music recorded in Ticket! as free jazz, but nothing here conforms with what you usually hear with that identity. Why? Because alto saxophonist Mia Dyberg, double bassist Asger Thomsen and drummer Dag Magnus Narvesen transpose to music the processes used by William S. Burroughs in his poetry, and not only the cut-up techniques of that Beat Generation icon: there’s much of the playfulness, the pulse and the “silver smoke of dreams” which define Burroughs’ writing.

The music is energetic and full of groove, sometimes melodic, others with a hint of the bluesy AACM influence, the group improvisations never hiding the individual contributions of these three Scandinavian musicians.

Dyberg is a Danish saxophonist, improviser and composer based in Berlin and one of the new exciting voices on the European jazz scene, crossing sound experimentation and the characteristic Swedish melancholy in collaborations with improvisers like Herb Robertson, Clayton Thomas, Tristan Honsinger and Axel Dorner.
Thomsen is a constant presence in the Copenhagen scene, be it alternative rock, creative jazz or avant-garde music, and Narvesen is becoming a percussionist of first choice for many improvising European and American luminaries. Together, they’re either explosive and impressionistic, wild and lyrical. “-Clean Feed

Dave Ballou and BeepHonk – Fluffer Nutter – The Windup

Recorded at The Windup Space, in Baltimore, Maryland, on March 27th, 2017

Dave Ballou trumpet
Anthony Pirog guitar, effects
Adam Hopkins double bass
Mike Kuhl drums, cymbals

2018 Clean Feed CF489CD

“The title of this debut album from the band BeepHonk refers to the place where it all started in 2011: the Windup Space, in Baltimore. There, bassist Adam Hopkins organized weekly concerts through the Out Of Your Head Collective, which presented performances of improvisers in one-time-only combinations.

Most never performed as a band again, but one remained active to this day, albeit in intervals due to the filled agendas of their members. Continuing thereafter as BeepHonk, Hopkins, guitarist Anthony Pirog (The Messthetics) and drummer Mike Kuhl assembled themselves around the trumpeter and composer Dave Ballou (Solo Trumpet, Clean Feed 2015), known for his appearances in both mainstream and creative jazz.

They attempted a studio album, only to discover that the improvisations so central to the project were simultaneously more loose and focused in front of an audience. As a result, in 2017 they returned to The Windup Space to record its namesake album live. This is the happy result – a magnificent document of the virtues of collective interplay and creative score reading.

There are some recognizable factors, like the way a simple line introduced by Ballou organizes everything, reminiscent of Steve Lacy, and Pirog’s use of delays and loops. The rest is very much their own thing, generally with short tunes beginning, developing and ending in a very natural way, without a single gram of fat.” -Clean Feed

Jacob Anderskov with Agnostic Revelations – Sand – Granular Alchemy

” … fantastic Danish pianist Jacob Anderskov … , The pianist’s compositions unfold slowly, but they feel linear. Cleaver gives the music an appealing slipperiness with his ability to smear time—accelerating and decelerating, playing ballad tempo against the grain on “Sediments,” turning pulse into something that throbs more than it ticks.” – Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader

Jacob Anderskov piano
Chris Speed tenor saxophone, clarinet
Michael Formanek contrabass
Gerald Cleaver drums

2012 ILK Music ILK195CD

“This quartet brings together different threads in my production in a way I had dreamed about for some time. It draws upon the large-scale music I have composed for a.o. Anderskov Accident, and yet has a spirit and a kind of awareness also found in my smaller groups and in my solo work.
The compositions here are all from a larger series of compositions with a metaphori- cal starting point concerning basic elements/ materials. (Other compositions from that series – a.o. Bone, Water, Wood & Soil – have found their way into the repertoire of other ensembles, and will probably appear on future albums).
The album title (Granular Alchemy) refers to these materials, with a focus on partly their tactility, partly the mental concept of them in culture/religion & science over the millenia, and partly the possible chances of transforming the materials or the concepts of them through conscious or mystic human actions.
It is an ongoing adventure to play this music with these musicians. I am grateful to be allowed to experience this.” –Jacob Anderskov
Gianni Mimmo – Daphne – Prossime Trascendenze

Gianni Mimmo soprano saxophone
Mario Mariotti trumpet
Angelo Contini trombone
Fabio Sacconi double bass
Michele Marelli basset horn
Benedict Taylor viola

From Due Sestetti (2015)

2017 Amirani Records AMRN047
Bob Gingery – Soft Six – Kittyhawk
Roger Turner / Henry Kaiser / Martin Kuchen / Damon Smith / Jeff Coffin / Ed Pettersen / Tania Chen / Jordan Muscatello/Henry Kaiser – Uranus- Interstellar Transmissions

Disc Two
Martin Kuchen – sax, Roger Turner – drums, Ed Pettersen – guitar
With five Voyager tracks still left to play with, including ones of a more complicated and dynamic nature, Part two of the experiment was to have three improvisers live in a room responding to the recording fed into the room. Live with no edits or overdub.
Johnathon Barber – Mr JB – Vision Ahead

World of Jazz 293

  1. Eddie Henderson – Be Cool – Be Cool
  2. Carl Winther Trio – AM Time – Dedication
  3. Tomasz Stańko – The Street of Crocodiles – Polin
  4. Peter Zak Quartet feat. Marcos Varela – For Sonny – Our Mind
  5. Tomasz Licak, Artur Tuznik – Uwaga! – Quintet feat. Anders Mogensen
  6. Slowly Rolling Camera – Helsinki – Juniper
  7. Adam Kolker & Russ Lossing – Seven Bar Tune – Whispers and Secrets
  8. Eddie Henderson – Fran Dance – Be Cool
  9. Tomasz Stańko, Arild Andersen, Jon Christensen – Bossanetta – Bluish
  10. Kira Kira – Luna Lionfish 1 – Bright Force
  11. Shinya Fukumori Trio – The Light Suite – For 2 Akis
  12. Eddie Hendeson – Easy Living – Be Cool
  13. Tomasz Stańko New York Quartet – December Avenue – December Avenue
  14. Schnell – Schnell Pt. 1 – Live At Sowieso

Eddie Henderson – Be Cool – Be Cool

2018 Smoke Sessions Records SSR-1802

Eddie Henderson trumpet
Kenny Barron piano
Donald Harrison alto saxophone
Essiet Essiet bass
Mike Clark drums

Carl Winther Trio – AM Time – Dedication

2018 AMM

Carl Winther piano
Jerry Bergonzi tenor saxophone
Johnny Aman bass
Anders Mogensen drums
Phil Grenadier trumpet

A Polish trumpeter and composer. Stańko is strongly associated with free jazz and the avant-garde.

Coming to prominence in the early 1960s alongside pianist Adam Makowicz in the Jazz Darings, Stańko collaborated with pianist Krzysztof Komeda on Komeda’s album Astigmatic, recorded in late 1965.  In 1968 Stańko formed an acclaimed quintet that included Zbigniew Seifert on violin and alto saxophone, and in 1975 he formed the Tomasz Stańko-Adam Makowicz Unit.

Stańko established a reputation as a leading figure not only in Polish jazz, but on the world stage as well, working with many notable musicians, including Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, Reggie Workman,Rufus Reid, Lester Bowie, David Murray, Manu Katché, Chico Freeman and Cecil Taylor. He sadly passed away on July 29th.

Tomasz Stańko – The Street of Crocodiles – Polin

2014 POLIN

Double Bass – Dezron Douglas
Drums – Kush Abadey
Piano – David Virelles
Saxophone – Ravi Coltrane
Trumpet – Tomasz Stańko

Peter Zak Quartet feat. Marcos Varela – For Sonny – Our Mind

2018 Fresh Sound FSRCD 5101

Recorded at Tedesco Studios, Paramus, New Jersey, on May 26, 2017

Peter Zak piano
Seamus Blake tenor saxophone
Marcos Varela bass
Billy Drummond drums

Tomasz Licak, Artur Tuznik – Uwaga! – Quintet feat. Anders Mogensen

2011 BlackOut 028

Tomasz Licak tenor saxophone
Tomasz Dabrowski trumpet, balkan horn
Artur Tuznik piano
Andreas Lang bass
Anders Mogensen drums

Slowly Rolling Camera – Helsinki – Juniper

Edition Records ‎– EDN1115

DAVE STAPLETON keyboards
DERI ROBERTS electronics
ELLIOT BENNETT drums
STUART McCALLUM guitar
NEIL YATES trumpet
NICOLAS KUMMERT saxophones
MARK LOCKHEART saxophones
AIDAN THORNE double bass

Additional Musicians:
Tom Barford tenor & soprano saxophone
James Copus trumpet
Sam Glaser alto saxophone

Adam Kolker & Russ Lossing – Seven Bar Tune – Whispers and Secrets

2018 Fresh Sound Records FSRCD 5102

Recorded on May 26, 2014 at Charlestown Road Studio, Warren, New Jersey

Adam Kolker tenor, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
Russ Lossing piano
Masa Kamaguchi bass
Billy Mintz drums

Eddie Henderson – Fran Dance – Be Cool

Tomasz Stańko, Arild Andersen, Jon Christensen – Bossanetta – Bluish

1991 – Power Bros Records ‎– POWER BROS 00113

Recorded October 1991 at Christian Music Studio, Wisła, Poland.

Kira Kira – Luna Lionfish 1 – Bright Force 

2018 – Libra Records (5) ‎– 204-048

Recorded at Knuttel House, Tokyo on September 12, 2017.

Drums – Ittetsu Takemura
Electric Piano [Rhodes Electric Piano], Effects [Effects Pedals], Effects [Preparations] – Alister Spence
Piano – Satoko Fujii
Trumpet – Natsuki Tamura

Shinya Fukumori Trio – The Light Suite – For 2 Akis

2018 – ECM Records ‎– ECM 2574

Studios La Buissonne, Pernes-les-Fontaines

Drums – Shinya Fukumori
Piano – Walter Lang
Tenor Saxophone – Matthieu Bordenave

Eddie Hendeson – Easy Living – Be Cool

Tomasz Stańko New York Quartet – December Avenue – December Avenue

2017 – ECM Records ‎– ECM 2532

Studios La Buissonne, Pernes-les-Fontaines

Double Bass – Reuben Rogers
Drums – Gerald Cleaver
Piano – David Virelles
Trumpet – Tomasz Stanko

Schnell – Schnell Pt. 1 – Live At Sowieso

2018 Clean Feed CF488CD

Recorded live on May 24- 25th, 2017 at “Sowieso” in Berlin, Germany

Pierre Borel saxophone
Antonio Borghini bass
Christian Lillinger drums

 

World of Jazz 292

  1. Charles Lloyd – Autumn Sequence – Live 1966
  2. Tomasz Dabrowski Ad Hoc – Perfectly Average – Ninjazz
  3. Eric Revis Trio – Crowded Solitudes (for B.K.) – Crowded Solitudes
  4. Stephanie Richards – Full Moon Parts 1 and 2 – Fullmoon
  5. Ornette Coleman – European Echoes – Ornette Coleman Trio Live Manchester Free Trade Hall 1966
  6. Eric Revis- Rye Eclipse – Sing Me Some Cry
  7. John Coltrane – Blue Train – Giant Of Jazz
  8. The Miles Davis Quintet – Trane’s Blues – Workin’ with The Miles Davis Quintet
  9. Eric Revis 11:11 – Dark Net – Parallax
  10. Alice Coltrane – A Love Supreme – World Galaxy
  11. Charles Lloyd – Dream Weaver – Live 1966
  12. Eric Revis – St. Gyr – City of Asylum
  13. Alice Coltrane – Turiya – Huntington Ashram Monastery
  14. Sun Ra – Outer Spaceways Incorporated – Outer Spaceways Incorporated

 

Charles Lloyd – Autumn Sequence – Live 1966

2018 : Hi Hat Label – Having burst onto the national scene with Chico Hamilton s band in 1960, Memphis-born Charles Lloyd spent two years with Cannonball Adderley before forming his own quartet in 1965, featuring the young Keith Jarrett, Cecil McBee and Jack DeJohnette. By turns melodic and dissonant, the relentlessly experimental and innovative music they made is typified on these superb sets, originally broadcast on radio, and presented here together with background notes and images. The tracks on his show are from a Cologne radio broadcast on October 26th

Tomasz Dabrowski Ad Hoc – Perfectly Average – Ninjazz

2018: For Tune – Recorded March 9, 2018 at Quality Studio in Warsaw, Poland

Tomasz Dabrowski trumpet, mutes
Hiroshi Minami grand piano
Hiroki Chiba double bass, electronics
Hiroshi Tsuboi drums

Eric Revis Trio – Crowded Solitudes (for B.K.) – Crowded Solitudes

2016 : Clean Feed –   Eric Revis Trio, this time with Gerald Cleaver on drums  The brilliant   Kris Davis onpiano. Although the music is different from previously work, the principles, objectives and personality are the same, coming from the mind and heart of the same man who has plucked his double bass for 17 years with the Branford Marsalis Quartet. “Crowded Solitudes” is another example of Revis’s “back-to-the-future” philosophy: the invention of the future of jazz is rooted in its past and tradition.

Stephanie Richards – Full Moon Parts 1 and 2 – Fullmoon

2018 : Relative Pitch Records – Stephanie Richards trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion
Dino J.A. Deane sampler, live sampler.  With the release of Fullmoon, trumpeter and composer Stephanie Richards joins the ranks of Susana Santos Silva, Franz Hautzinger, Peter Evans and Nate Wooley. This enlightened group of trumpeters have taken the art of the solo to new heights with various combinations of extended technique, microtonality, free improvisation and electronic/acoustic experimentation. Here, Richards touches on almost all of the above with her inventively deployed playing.    Electronics player Dino J.A. Deane, whom Richards met through a mutual association with Butch Morris, is on hand with his sampler. Fullmoon is highly experimental in nature.  Despite the inquisitive environment on Fullmoon, Richards plays it close to the acoustic nature of the trumpet and flugelhorn letting Deane provide the morphed-in electronic layers.

Ornette Coleman – European Echoes – Ornette Coleman Trio Live Manchester Free Trade Hall 1966

2018 : Hi Hat – Ornette Coleman Trio, live at the Manchester Free Trade Hall on May 14th 1966 Ornette Coleman formed a new trio with bassist David Izenzon and drummer Charles Moffett in October 1961. As the decade progressed, they expanded their musical palette to include trumpet and violin not instruments Coleman was experienced on and divided audiences and critics with their fiercely uncompromising music. Originally broadcast on FM radio during a short British tour, this remarkable set finds them on typically confrontational form.

Eric Revis- Rye Eclipse – Sing Me Some Cry

2017 : Clean Feed  –  On  “Sing Me Some Cry”   he goes a long way beyond anything he’s achieved before. “Sing” is the next step beyond 2013’s “Parallax” (Clean Feed) which I will feature later, his first recorded pairing with multi-reedist and MacArthur Fellow Ken Vandermark, the Chicago experimental scion. It shows Revis’ astoundingly flexible range with a huge grounded sound. Vandermark returns to this session in a quartet with Kris Davis (Revis’ frequent trio partner in a handful of recorded dates with drummer Andrew Cyrille), and a former Chicagoan, Chad Taylor, whom the bassist employed on his acclaimed 2014 quartet session “In Memory of Things Yet Seen.”  Ttraditional vocabulary, free-bop and more, with a continued indifference to established aesthetic ideologies.
John Coltrane – Blue Train – Blue Train

1957 : Blue Note. Recorded on September 15, 1957. Bass – Paul Chambers,
Drums – “Philly” Joe Jones, Piano – Kenny Drew, Tenor Saxophone – John Coltrane
Trombone – Curtis Fuller, Trumpet – Lee Morgan

The Miles Davis Quintet – Trane’s Blues – Workin’ with The Miles Davis Quintet

1959 : Prestige. Bass – Paul Chambers , Drums – “Philly” Joe Jones,
Piano – Red Garland, Tenor Saxophone – John Coltrane, Trumpet – Miles Davis

Eric Revis 11:11 – Dark Net – Parallax

2012 : Clean Feed – Double Bass – Eric Revis, Drums – Nasheet Waits,
Piano – Jason Moran, Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet – Ken Vandermark

Alice Coltrane – A Love Supreme – World Galaxy

1972 : Impulse –  Piano, Organ, Harp, Tambura , Percussion,   – Alice Coltrane
Bass – Reggie Workman, Drums, Percussion – Ben Riley, Tenor Saxophone, Percussion – Frank Lowe, Timpani  – Elayne Jones – plus Strings

Charles Lloyd – Dream Weaver – Live 1966

Eric Revis – St. Gyr – City of Asylum

2013 : Clean Feed –  Recorded April 12, 2012 – Eric Revis bass, Kris Davis piano
Andrew Cyrille drums

Alice Coltrane – Turiya – Huntington Ashram Monastery

1969 : Impulse –  Bass – Ron Carter,  Drums, Percussion – Rashied Ali
Harp, Piano,   – Alice Coltrane

Sun Ra – Outer Spaceways Incorporated – Outer Spaceways Incorporated

1993 : Black Lion – originally released in 1971 as Pictures of Infinity – Alto Saxophone, Flute – Danny Davis, Alto Saxophone, Flute, Oboe, Drums – Marshall Allen
Baritone Saxophone, Flute, Drums – Pat Patrick, Bass – Ronnie Boykins
Bass Clarinet – Robert Cummings,  Drums – Nimrod Hunt
Drums, Flute – James Jackson
Percussion – Clifford Jarvis
Piano, Clavioline, – Sun Ra
Tenor Saxophone, Drums – John Gilmore
Trombone – Bernard Pettaway
Trombone, Drum – Ali Hassan, Teddy Nance
Trumpet, Drum – Ahk Tal Ebah*, Kwame Hadi