World of Jazz 232


  1. Roscoe Mitchell – Spatial of the Sounds – Bells for the South Side
  2. Wayne Horvitz, Butch Morris, Robert Previte, Doug Wieselman, Bill Frisell – Todos Santos – Todos Santos
  3. Amok Amor – Pulsar – We Know Not What We Do
  4. Daniel Carter, William Parker, Federico Ughi – Navajo Sunrise – Navajo Sunrise
  5. Dave Douglas & Chet Doxas – Big Shorty – Riverside
  6. David Restivo – The Bull and the Roses – The Waves
  7. Klaus Gesing, Björn Meyer, Samuel Rohrer – Shine On Me – Amiira
  8. Oddjob – Third Stone From The Sun – Oddjob
  9. Mat Maneri, Evan Parker, Lucian Ban – Blessed – Sounding Tears
  10. Peter Evans; Agustí Fernandez; Mats Gustafsson – A Quietness of Water – A Quietness of Water
  11. Renku – Tapstone – Live in Greenwich Village
  12. Roscoe Mitchell – Red Moon In The Sky, Odwalla – Bells for the South Side

The Waves

The Waves is a window into the array of implications and potentialities contained within the postmodern jazz landscape. It hearkens back to the classic jazz quintet lineup of the 1950s and ‘60s, and to the idea of the album, a cycle of songs that, while diverse in mood and intent, flow together to form a complete artistic statement. The music looks to the future whilst firmly rooted in the traditions of the past. The spirits of Coltrane, Davis, Shorter, Hancock, Corea, Jarrett, Brecker, Joe Henderson, Ornette Coleman, Kenny Wheeler, and Woody Shaw form the molten core of this music, while those of latter-day apostles like Brian Blade, Kenny Garrett, Dave Douglas, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Gerald Clayton, Walter Smith III, and the Marsalis brothers radiate at the surface. Bits of DNA from outside the jazz realm– from Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Joni Mitchell, Bach, and Mahler– permeate the atmosphere in subtle ways that might be perceived by the discerning listener.
David Restivo: piano, Fender Rhodes
Alexander Brown: trumpet, flugelhorn
Kelly Jefferson: tenor and soprano saxophones
Luke Sellick, double bass
Maxwell Roach, drums