World of Jazz 282

  • Tony Koch and the AltNews Band – Uber Chill – Uber Chill
  • Marc Copland – Softly As In Morning Sunrise – Softly
  • Bill Dixon – Thoughts – Thoughts
  • Hamiet Bluiett – EBU – Bearer of The Holy Flame
  • Ornette Coleman – The Blessing – Something Else
  • Tony Koch and the AltNews Band – Down By The Bay – Uber Chill
  • Nina Simone – I Put A Spell On You – I Put A Spell On You
  • Andrew Hill – Symmetry – Andrew
  • Andrew Hill – Calliope – Pax
  • Andrew Hill – Remnants – Blue Black
  • Andrew Hill – Hope – Change
  • Andrew Hill – Mother Mercy – Lift Every Voice
  • Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway – Rotations – Duo
  • Elephant9 – Walk The Nile – Walk The Nile
  • Emmet Cohen featuring Ron Carter & Evan Sherman – Any Old Time – Masters Legacy Series Volume 2
  • Tony Koch and the AltNews Band – Autumn Tango – Uber Chill

Uber Chill

Tony Koch – Canadian guitarist 2017 release is this weeks featured album. The AltNews Band brings together elements of neo bop, nu jazz, chill and Latin music with unexpected instrumental solos, richly layered synth sounds, hip rhythms and bluesy, funky guitar hooks. Started by guitarist, composer and jazz visionary Tony Koch (Kosh, rhymes with “posh”), the quintet is filled out by producer, engineer and bass player Miles Hill, drummer Bobby Ruggiero, saxophonist Campbell Ryga and renowned Vancouver multi-instrumentalist Miles Black

Softly As In Morning Sunrise

1998 release on Savoy Jazz, Copland’s excellent trio (with bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Bill Stewart) is joined by the  two superstar saxophonists, Michael Brecker and Joe Lovano, as well as then up-and-coming trumpeter Tim Hagans. With a faster than usual take on Oscar Hammerstein’s tune which has become a jazz classic.

Thoughts

A 1985 Soul Note release with unique trumpeter Bill Dixon who often emphasizes silence over sound and feelings over phrases and has always had a strong liking for lower-toned instruments. On this album Dixon, doubling on piano, is joined by altoist Marco Eneidi, John Buckingham on tuba, drummer Lawrence Cook and three bassists – Peter Kowald, William Parker and Mario Pavone.

EBU

Bearer of the Holy Flame is  1983 album on the Black Fire Label. A great set from Hamiet Bluiett – almost back to his roots in the St Louis underground scene, as the album’s a live recording of long spiritual jazz tracks, arguably a lot more compelling than most of Bluiett’s studio work from the time! The album was recorded at Sweet Basil in 1983 – with a group that features John Hicks on piano, Fred Hopkins on bass, Marvin Smitty Smith on drums, and Chief Bey playing some extra African percussion. Bluiett’s tone is wonderful – deep and round, but also raspy, almost in the manner of Pharoah Sanders – and the group plays an incredible version of Wayne Shorter’s “Footprints”, the featured tracks is a Bluiett composition.

The Blessing

From  the 1958 debut album by Ornette Coleman – Something Else!!.  An album which turned the jazz world on its head, revitalizing the union of blues and jazz and restoring “blues to their ‘classic’ beginnings in African music”. It is unusual in Coleman’s work in that it features a conventional bebop quintet instrumentation (saxophone, cornet, piano, bass and drums); after this album, Coleman would rarely use the piano, creating a starker and more fluid sound. A Contemporary records release with Ornette Coleman – alto saxophone ; Don Cherry – cornet ; Walter Norris – piano; Don Payne – double bass
and Billy Higgins – drums.

Down By The Bay

From the featured album

I Put A Spell On You

From a studio album by Nina Simone. Recorded in 1964 and 1965 in New York City, it was released by Philips Records in 1965. Jalacy Hawkins tune gets a great reading from Nina on an album which was described as one of her most pop-oriented releases.

FEATURED ARTIST – ANDREW HILL

Jazz critic John Fordham described Hill as a “uniquely gifted composer, pianist and educator” although “his status remained largely inside knowledge in the jazz world for most of his career.” His best known work was recorded for Blue Note Records, spanning nearly a decade and a dozen albums that featured his cerebral interpretation of post-bop, often described as avant-garde but uniquely Hill’s own style that shared little in common with free jazz of the 1960s.

Symmetry – Andrew!!! – 1964

with – John Gilmore – tenor saxophone, Bobby Hutcherson – vibraphone, Richard Davis – double-bass, Joe Chambers – drums

Calliope – Pax – 1965

Recorded in 1965 but not released on the Blue Note label until 1975 as part of a compilation album One for One.

with – Freddie Hubbard – cornet , Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone, Richard Davis – bass
Joe Chambers – drums

Remnants – Blue Black -1975

Released on the Japanese East Wind label.

with Jimmy Vass –  alto saxophone , Chris White – bass, Leroy Williams – drums

Hope – Change – 1966

The album was originally scheduled for issue in 1967 but was held back from release until 1975, when the tracks appeared under Sam Rivers’ name, as part of the double LP set Involution, which combined them with tracks recorded under Rivers’ leadership which would eventually see release as Dimensions & Extensions. The first release under Hill’s name occurred in 1995 as part of the Mosaic box set The Complete Blue Note Andrew Hill Sessions (1963-66).

with Sam Rivers – tenor saxophone, Walter Booker – bass, J. C. Moses – drums

Mother Mercy – Lift Every Voice -1969

The original album features Hill with a choir performing five new compositions. The 2001 CD reissue added six additional tracks recorded in 1970.

with Woody Shaw – trumpet, Carlos Garnett – tenor saxophone, Richard Davis – bass
Freddie Waits – drums,  and Joan Johnson, LaReine LaMar, Gail Nelson, Antenett Goodman Ray – vocals with Lawrence Marshall – vocals, conductor.

Rotations

From a 1992 release on the Knitting Factory label. Marilyn Crispell – piano
Gerry Hemingway – drums. Crispell taking the bones of the Cecil Taylor method and taking it somewhere new.  Hemingway is the perfect partner on a remarkable album.

Walk The Nile

From Elephant9’s second album on Rune Grammafon released in 2010.  Ståle Storløkken – keyboard, Nikolai Eilertsen – bass, and Torstein Lofthus – drums.

Any Old Time

A Cellar Live release Masters Legacy Series Vol 2 with Emmet Cohen – piano, Ron Carter – bass, Evan Sherman – drums. Released November, 2017. Recorded at Live @ Pyatt Hall in Vancouver, BC, Canada on June 29th, 2017

Autumn Tango

From the featured album

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PLAYLIST

  1. Deep Tide Quartet – See One, Do One, Teach One – See One, Do One, Teach One
  2. Gaia Wilmer Octet – After Them – Migrations
  3. Jane Ira Bloom – Nearly Summertime – The Nearness
  4. Iiro Rantala & Ulf Wakenius – Vienna – Good Stuff
  5. David Virelles, Ramon Diaz, Nosotros Ensemble  – Tierra – Gnosis
  6. Yedo Gibson,Vasco Trilla – Aperture – Antenna
  7. John Coltrane – Stardust – The Prestige Recordings
  8. Thelonious Monk Quintet – Friday The 13th – The Complete Prestige 10-Inch LP Collection
  9. John Coltrane – C.T.A. – The Prestige Recordings
  10. Evan Parker, John Edwards, John Russell – Mirth – Walthamstow Moon (’61 Revisited)
  11. Andrew Hill – Pax – Pax
  12. Dennis González Yells At Eels feat. Aakash Mittal – Dokonori Shiito – Colorado at Clinton
  13. Dennis González & Faruq Z Bey with Northwood Improvisers – Calligraphy – Hymn For Tomasz Stanko
  14. Jim Hall – In A Sentimental Mood – In Berlin, It’s Nice To Be With You
  15. Tigran Hamasyan, Yerevan State Chamber Choir, Harutyun Topikyan – Nor Tsaghik – Luys I Luso
  16. Deep Tide Quartet – Crackerjack Favours – See One, Do One, Teach One

NOTES

  1. 2017 Discus – Martin Archer – saxophones, Kim Macari – trumpet, Laura Cole – piano,  Walt Shaw – percussion, live electronics.  Recorded at Chairworks, in Castleford, England, on May 8-9, 2017
  2. 2017 Red Piano –  Yulia Musayelyan – flutes, Song Yi Jeon – voice, Gaia Wilmer and Gustavo D’Amico – saxophones, Leandro Pellegrino – guitar,  Vitor Gonçalves – piano and accordion, Mayo Pamplona – bass, Richie Barshay – drums
  3. 1996 Arabesque –  with Julian Priester, Kenny Wheeler, Rufus Reid and Bobby Previte.
  4. 2017 ACT – Iiro rantala – piano, ulf wakenius –  guitar
  5. 2017 ECM –  14-piece ensemble including vocalist and percussionist Roman Diaz  bassist Thomas Morgan, clarinetist Rane Moore, flutist Allison Loggins-Hull, the celebrated Nosotros Ensemble (percussionists), playing mostly drums and instruments of Afro-Cuban heritage, a string trio, and a chorus of four backing vocalists.
  6. 2017 Multikulti Project – Yedo Gibson – baritone, soprano saxophone.  Vasco Trilla – drums, percussion. Recorded on June 13, 2016 at Scratch Built Studio, Lisbon
  7. 1963 (1991) Prestige – John Coltrane – tenor saxophone, Wilbur Harden – flugelhorn,
    Red Garland – piano, Paul Chambers – bass, Jimmy Cobb – drums.  Van Gelder Studios.
  8. 1954 (2017) Prestige – Thelonious Monk – piano, Sonny Rollins – tenor saxophone,
    Julius Watkins – french horn, Percy Heath – bass, Willie Jones – drums.
  9. 1957 (1991) Prestige – Art Taylor – drums, John Coltrane – tenor sax, Red Garland – piano, Paul Chambers – bass – originally on the Taylors Wailers album.
  10. 2017 Byrdout – Evan Parker – saxophones, John Russell – guitar, John Edwards – double bass. Recorded November 23, 2016 at the old Cinema in Walthamstow
  11. 2006 Blue Note – Andrew Hill – piano, Freddie Hubbard – cornet, Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone, Richard Davis – bass, Joe Chambers – drums. Recorded February 10, 1965 Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
  12. 2013 Ayler records – Dennis González – C trumpet, Bb cornet, Aakash Mittal – alto saxophone, Aaron González bass, Stefan González drums. Recorded on Sep 5 and Oct 14, 2011 in Dallas, TX, USA
  13. 2009 Qbico – Dennis González – trumpet, percussion, Faruq Z. Bey – tenor, alto saxophone, gong, Skeeter C.R. Shelton –  tenor, soprano saxophone, Mike Carey tenor sax, bass clarinet, Mike Gilmore – vibraphone, marimba, tamboura, Mike Johnston – bass, percussion, Nick Ashton – drums, percussion
  14. 1969 MPS – Jim Hall – guitar, Jimmy Woode – bass, Daniel Humair – drums.  Teldec Studio Berlin, West Germany
  15. 2015 ECM –  a unique project for piano and voices by Tigran Hamasyan featuring Yerevan State Chamber Choir conducted by Harutyun Topikyan.
  16. as 1.

World of Jazz 248

PLAYLIST

  1. Abraham Burton – Minor March – Closest to the Sun
  2. Ari Brown – Two Gun V – Live At The Green Mill
  3. Portico Quartet – Endless – Art in the Age of Automation
  4. Andrew Hill – Black Monday – Andrew!!!!
  5. Bobby Hutcherson – Les Noirs Marchant – Dialogue
  6. Corey Wilkes & Abstrakt Pulse – Levitation – Cries From Tha Ghetto
  7. Rob Brown Trio – The Upshot – Unknown Skies
  8. Marc Copland – Django – Time Within Time
  9. Marc Copland – Waterfalls – Zenith
  10. Marc Copland – Better By Far – Better By Far
  11. Jason Parker Quartet – Love for Sale – No More, No Less
  12. Craig Pedersen Quartet – The Baron – Days Like Today
  13. Lucian Ban Elevation – Serenade (for Andrew Hill) – Mystery
  14. Ben Wolfe – How You Love – From Here I See
  15. Abraham Burton – Little Melonae – The Magician
  16. Jackie McLean – Red Cross (take 1) – Ode to Super

 

World of Jazz 238

As may be readily obvious from the image above I am pleased to announce that World of Jazz has found a home at Analogue Trash Radio and reverts to the old radio format with some talking from me in between the tracks. I want to thank Adrian and Mark at Analogue Trash for welcoming me to their recently created and very exciting radio station. So this week is a gentle introduction into the World of Jazz, for hopefully new listeners, with a few well known artists and melodies. In future weeks I hope to include a lot more new releases and artists and also broaden the scope out to include more eclectic jazz choices.

PLAYLIST

  1. Miles Davis – Airegin – Bags Groove
  2. John Coltrane – Central Park West – Coltrane’s Sound
  3. Hank Mobley – 3rd Time Around – A Caddy for Daddy
  4. Lee Morgan – God Bless The Child – Standards
  5. The Cannonball Adderley Quintet – Gumba Gumba – Accent on Africa
  6. Jan Garbarek Quartet – Skarabee – Afric Pepperbird
  7. Andrew Hill – Remnants – Blue Black
  8. Lee Konitz Quartet – Body and Soul – Jazz Nocturne
  9. Erik Truffaz – La Memoire Du Silence – Mantis
  10. Eddie Henderson – Cantoloupe Island – Oasis
  11. Matt Ullery’s Loom – My Favorite Stranger – Wake An Echo
  12. Bill Frisell – Telstar – Jazz In The Space Age
  13. Julian Arguelles – Wilderness Lane – Circularity
  14. Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Sound Prints – Destination Unknown
  15. Dave Douglas High Risk – All The Pretty Horsepower – Dark Territory
  16. Greg Duncan & The Individuation Quintet – Out On A Limb – Unification
  17. Steve Coleman’s Natal Eclipse – Pull Counter – Morphogenesis
  18. Kevin Norton – Difficulty – KN’s Breakfast of Champignon(s) Live at Roulette
  19. John Stubblefield – Bushman Song (Electric Version) – Bushman Song