World of Jazz 246

PLAYLIST

  1. The Jazztet – Blues On Down – Killer Joe
  2. Regis Huby Quartet – Equal Crossing Mvt 1 Pt 1 Faith and Doubt – Equal Crossing
  3. Mazz Swift, Tomeka Reid, Silvia Bolognesi – Malitatlian Lullaby – Hear In Now
  4. Archie Shepp – Ah Leu Cha – Steam
  5. Ray Drummond – Maya’s Dance – Maya’s Dance
  6. David Haney Collective – Valse Moderne – Off The Cuff
  7. Universal Indians – Dewey’s Do – Skullduggery
  8. John McNeil & Tom Harrell – Chasing The Bird – Look to the Sky
  9. Paul Motian – Lament – Jack of Clubs
  10. Stephen Davis, Kris Davis, Ralph Alessi – Let’s Go Knitting
  11. Eric Revis – Egon – City of Asylum
  12. Luís Lopes, Adam Lane, Igal Foni – ChiChi Rides The Tiger – What is When
  13. Bill Laswell, Ikue Mori, Mark Nauseef, Evan Parker – Majuu – Near Nadir
  14. Joe Hertenstein, Thomas Heberer, Pascal Niggenkemper, Joachim Badenhorst – Sugar’s Dilemma – Polylemma
  15. Louis Hayes – El Cid – Una Max
  16. Henry Grimes Trio – Flowers for Albert – Live at the Kerava Jazz Festival
  17. Max Johnson – Lost & Found (for Henry Grimes) – Quartet
  18. Kim Richmond – Never Let Me Go/The Peacocks – Live at Cafe Metropol
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World of Jazz 236 – A tribute to Geri Allen

Geri Allen (June 12, 1957 – June 27, 2017) was an American composer, educator, and jazz pianist.

Allen worked with many influential jazz musicians, including Ornette Coleman, Ron Carter, Tony Williams, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, and Charles Lloyd.   Musical influences were Marcus Belgrave, Donald Walden, and Betty Carter, as well as pianists Herbie Hancock, Mary Lou Williams, Hank Jones, Alice Coltrane, Cecil Taylor, Thelonious Monk, McCoy Tyner, Bud Powell, and her mentor Dr. Billy Taylor.

She released 19 albums as a leader and countless albums as sidewoman, notably her work with Ornette Coleman was one of the few times he used a piano as part of his work, and the trio with Charlie Haden and Paul Motian released some classic albums in the 1990s.

This show picks some key moments in an illustrious career. In between new and recent releases  from the Jazz World.

PLAYLIST

  1. Geri Allen – See You At Per Tutti’s – In The Year Of The Dragon
  2. 9Volt – Squegee – Open Circuit
  3. Charnett Moffett – Mood Indigo – Music from Our Soul
  4. Evan Parker – What Else Did You Expect – Reunion : Live at Cafe Oto
  5. Zack Clarke – Up On The High – Random Acts Of Order
  6. Gerl Allen, Charlie Haden, Paul Motian – It Should Have Happened A Long Time Ago – Live at the Village Vanguard
  7. Witches and Devils – Angels – Live at the Empty Bottle
  8. Oddjob – Småland – Sumo
  9. Geri Allen – A Celebration of all Life – The Printmaker
  10. Ernie Watts – Don’t Look Now – Unity
  11. Tim Daisy, Michael Thieke, Ken Vandermark – Tuesday At Noon – Triptych
  12. Steve Coleman –  Wights Waits for Wrights – Motherland Pulse
  13. Dewey Redman – Boo Boodoop – Living on the Edge
  14. Adam Pieronczyk, Miroslav Vitous = Radio Telescope – Ad Lib Orbits
  15. Rodney Whittaker – On Green Dolphin Street – Children of the Light
  16. Charlie Haden, Paul Motian, featuring Geri Allen – Lonely Woman – Etudes
  17. Geri Allen – Night’s Shadow – The Nurturer

World of Jazz 232

PLAYLIST

  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

World of Jazz 229

PLAYLIST

  1. Charlie Rouse – November Afternoon – Soul Mates
  2. Luke Sellick – Q Tippin – Alchemist
  3. Jan Nijdam Kwartet – Whimsical Elf – Bij De Dieren Thuis
  4. Fela Kuti – Coffin For The Head of State – Coffin For The Head of State
  5. Marquis Hill, Jeff Parker, Joachim Florent, Denis Fournier – Lane Open – Escape Lane
  6. Marion Brown – Body and Soul – Back To Paris
  7. Evan Parker, John Edwards, Steve Noble – Track One (Podcast Edit) – PEN

PEN

Recorded at the Oorstof concert series, Zuiderpershuis, Antwerp 24 January 2015. A two track offering with Evan Parker – tenor saxophone , John Edwards – double bass and Steve Noble drums & percussion, released by Dropa Disc in 2017.

Freely improvised, there are 20 and 17 minutes respectively of fascinating explorations with Edwards particularly delivering with an almost punk rock like intensity at times. Noble is his usual busy self and Parker runs the whole gamut of his technique. Overall perhaps more muscular and strident than recent releases from Parker and because of that one of the more captivating offerings from the master improviser.

PEN is another solid contribution to Evan Parker’s massive back catalogue.

World of Jazz 214

PLAYLIST

  1. Horacee Arnold – Puppet of the Seasons – Tales of the Exonerated Flea
  2. Lou Donaldson – Sputnik -Lou Takes Off
  3. Neon Quartet – Catch Me – Catch Me
  4. Chris Bryers Octet – Somewhere, Music Forever – Music Forever
  5. Agusti Fernandez, Evan Parker, Barry Guy, Paul Lytton – In Praise of Shadows – Topos
  6. Evan Parker, Okkyung Lee, Peter Evans – Trio – The Bleeding Edge
  7. Gilkes Quartet – Puddle Jumping – Edenderry
  8. Michael Janisch – Serenade of the Seas – Purpose Built
  9. Patrick Cornelius – Lucid Dream – Lucid Dream
  10. Gary Burton Quintet – Mevlevia – Ring

World of Jazz 213

PLAYLIST

  1. Joëlle Léandre 10 – Pt. 1 – Can You Hear Me?
  2. Daniel Erdmann’s Velvet Revolution – Infinity Kicks In – A Short Moment Of Zero G
  3. Peter Evans, Evan Parker, Craig Taborn, Sam Pluta – Flutter – Rocket Science
  4. Eve Risser White Desert Orchestra – Fumeroles – Les Deux Versants Se Regardent
  5. Gareth Lubbe, Simon Nabatov – Plush Suite Part V – Lubatov
  6. Motif – The Guns of Amarone Episode 1, 2…- My Head Is Listening
  7. Peter Evans, James Fei, Damon Smith, Weasel Walter – Untitled – Untitled
  8. Paul Samuels – Esp – Speak
  9. Rich Perry & Harold Danko – Central Park West – Rhapsody
  10. Robin Verheyen – Tree Line – Starbound
  11. Steve Kuhn, Steve Swallow, Joey Baron – Good Lookin’ Rookie – Wisteria