World of Jazz 281

  1. John Zorn – Pulsations – Insurrection
  2. Lotte Anker, Pat Thomas, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Ståle Liavik Solberg – In Flight – His Flights At Ten
  3. John Coltrane – The Inch Worm – Coltrane
  4. Dave Douglas Brass Ecstasy – Bowie – Spirit Moves
  5. Jeff Williams – Purple, Blue and Red – Another Time
  6. Olie Brice Quartet – Red Honey Yellow Honey – Day After Day
  7. Dave Ballou – Line – Amongst Ourselves
  8. Jeff Williams – New and Old – Outlier
  9. Olie Brice Quintet – Snake Path – Immune To Clockwork
  10. Barre Phillips – Mountainscapes VIII – Mountainscapes
  11. Qouan – Moon Cage – Fine Dining
  12. Dave Valentin – Land Of The Third Eye – Land Of The Third Eye
  13. Miles Davis – Oleo – Miles Davis At Carnegie Hall- The Complete Concert
  14. John Zorn – The Journal Of Albion Moonlight – Insurrection

John Zorn 


Insurrection is an intense new instrumental project featuring guitar wizards Julian Lage and Matt Hollenberg with the incredible rhythm section of Trevor Dunn and Kenny Grohowski. Inspired by some of the greatest experimental novels of the 20th century the music is incredibly varied, combining rock, funk, blues, jazz, classical and more—often in the same song! Gnarly atonal melodies, bizarre harmonies, astonishing guitar fireworks and telepathic group interaction make this one of Zorn’s most scintillating and adventurous new projects.  As always Zorn pulls the very best out of the musicians and they play some of the most outrageous solos you have ever heard. (Tzadik 2018)

Lotte Anker, Pat Thomas, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Ståle Liavik Solberg

In Flight

Iluso Records presents His Flight’s At Ten, a stunning live concert recording by free music luminaries Lotte Anker (saxophones), Pat Thomas (piano), Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (double bass) and Ståle Liavik Solberg (drums and percussion). His Flight’s At Ten comprises three long-form pieces of spontaneously improvised music by this quartet of acclaimed improvisers in an encapsulating concert performance at the 2016 Blow Out! Festival in Oslo. All the energy and nuance of this captivating convert are captured in this stunning live recording. Both exhilarating and hypnotic, the album is a cutting edge release traversing the worlds of contemporary classical music and avant-garde jazz by a group of improvisers at the forefront of the creative music world.


Copenhagen-based Lotte Anker is a saxophone player and composer of unsurpassed reputation in the creative music world. She works in the field between experimental jazz/improvisation and contemporary music and leads acclaimed trios with Craig Taborn/Gerald Cleaver and Sylvie Courvoisier/Ikue Mori. Anker has performed with Tim Berne, Okkyung Lee, Joelle Leandre, Raymond Strid, Sten Sandell, Andrew Cyrille, Phil Minton and many others.

Electronic experimenter and piano player Pat Thomas is a unique voice in the UK/European creative music scene. Embracing improvisation, jazz and new music, his significant contribution has included performances and recordings with Derek Bailey, Tony Oxley’s Quartet and Celebration Orchestra, Lol Coxhill, Steve Noble and Alex Ward.

Ingebrigt Håker Flaten is an internationally sought after double and electric bassist in the jazz, free jazz, and improvised music worlds. He is most known through his work in the hard-hitting bands The Thing, Atomic and Scorch Trio. Flaten has worked with Joe McPhee, Mats Gustafsson, Paal Nilssen Love, Neneh Cherry, Thurston Moore, and Ken Vandermark.

Drummer Ståle Liavik Solberg is a central part of Oslo’s thriving improvised music scene. Working with ensembles VCDC, Will it float? (with John Russell, Steve Beresford & John Edwards), Silva-Rasmussen-Solberg trio and in duos with Fred Lonberg-Holm and John Russell. His endlessly creative drumming is renowned in the world of free jazz/creative music.

John Coltrane

The Inch Worm

From Coltrane a 1962 album on Impulse recorded at the Rudy Van Gelder Studios in New Jersey that year. Frank Loesser’s song is transformed to a modal three quarter time vehicle for Trane’s soprano explorations. The classic quartet of Coltrane, Tyner, Garrison and Jones.

Dave Douglas Brass Ecstasy 


The 29th album by trumpeter Dave Douglas – Spirit Moves. It was released on the Greenleaf Music label in 2009 and features Douglas band Brass Ecstasy. Dave Douglas: trumpet, Vincent Chancey: French horn, Luis Bonilla: trombone, Marcus Rojas: tuba and
Nasheet Waits: drums with a fitting tribute to the late Lester Bowie

Jeff Williams (Featured Artist)

Five tracks featuring the American Drummer.  Across a career spanning four decades, it would seem easiest to consider the musicians with whom Jeff Williams hasn’t worked. A respected stalwart of the international jazz circuit, he has notably rubbed shoulders with Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Lee Konitz, Dave Liebman, Randy Brecker, John Abercrombie and Joe Lovano. Williams has graced innumerable New York and London stages over the years, making frequent Atlantic crossings between the two cities.

Jeff Williams – Purple, Blue and Red – Another Time (2011, Whirlwind Recordings)

Recorded September 12, 2010 at Trout Studio, Brooklyn NY. Jeff Williams drums, Duane Eubanks trumpet, John O’Gallagher alto sax, and John Hébert bass
Olie Brice Quartet – Red Honey Yellow Honey – Day After Day (2017, Babel Label)

Olie Brice double bass, Alex Bonney cornet, Mike Fletcher alto saxophone, George Crowley tenor saxophone, Jeff Williams drums.
Dave Ballou – Line – Amongst Ourselves (1998, Steeplechase)

Trumpeter/composer Dave Ballou makes his debut as a leader with a fine quartet comprised of tenorist Tony Malaby, bassist Michael Formanek, and  Jeff Williams.  While the album showcases Ballou’s trumpet playing very effectively, none of the music would be what it is without the far-reaching input of all the group’s members. There’s often a blurring of the traditional boundary between soloist and rhythm section, clearing the way for improvised passages that seem to unite the players in a single consciousness.

Jeff Williams – New and Old – Outlier (2016, Whirlwind Recordings)

Recorded April 13-14, 2015 at Fish Factory Studio, London. Jeff Williams drums, percussion, rhodes, Josh Arcoleo tenor saxophone, Phil Robson guitar, Kit Downes piano, rhodes, Sam Lasserson acoustic, electric bass. The third recording with this label.

Olie Brice Quintet – Snake Path – Immune To Clockwork (2014, Multi Kulti)

Recorded at the Fishmarket Studios, on June 4, 2013. Olie Brice double bass, Mark Hanslip tenor saxophone, Waclaw Zimpel alto clarinet, Alex Bonney trumpet, Jeff Williams drums

Barre Phillips

Mountainscapes VIII

Recorded at Studio Bauer in Ludwigsburg, West Germany in March 1976 and released on ECMBarre Phillips — bass, John Surman — soprano saxophone. baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, synthesizer, Dieter Feichtner — synthesizer, Stu Martin — drums, synthesizer, John Abercrombie — guitar


Moon Cage

A new release on Orenda Records Recorded October 19, 2017 at 64 Sound, Highland Park, Calfornia.  Two prominent Los Angeles’s wind/brass improvisers join forces with a formidable New York rhythm section on the album Fine Dining under the band name Quoan. Though clarinetist Brian Walsh and trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom have collaborated in numerous bands and projects for more than a decade, this is their first co-led ensemble, and the results are  excellent Bassist Sam Minaie and drummer Mark Ferber   drive the group with a remarkably nimble approach as the   group navigates the timbral landscapes of a modern chord-less quartet.   Classic avant-garde jazz  with grace, creativity, and a  sense of humour that is somewhat infectious.

 Dave Valentin 

Land of The Third Eye

1980 album on GRP in full on disco mode. Dave Grusin produces. Unmistakeably Marcus Miller on bass.

Miles Davis


A live album subtitled The Legendary Performances of May 19, 1961, it was released by Columbia Records. The album This live performance features Davis with his regular quintet and also accompanied by Gil Evans and his 21-piece orchestra. The orchestra is heard on several selections drawn from Miles Ahead as well as a complete reading of the adagio movement from Concierto de Aranjuez as recorded on Sketches of Spain. That was just the quintet performing Sonny Rollins Oleo. Miles Davis – Trumpet, Hank Mobley – Tenor saxophone, Wynton Kelly – Piano, Paul Chambers – Bass, Jimmy Cobb – Drums

John Zorn

The Journal Of Albion Moonlight


World of Jazz 275

Andy Sheppard – And A Day – Romaria
Miles Davis & John Coltrane – So What – The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6
Om – Dreaming For The People – Cerberus
Matthias Eick – Family – Ravensberg
Grant Stewart Trio – Thinking of You – Roll On
Samo Salamon, Tony Malaby, Roberto Dani – Moving Target – Traveling Moving Breathing
Ivo Neame – Vegetarians – Moksha
Andy Sheppard – Forever – Romaria
Matthias Eick – Ravensberg – Ravensberg
Ray Anderson – Dear Lord – Every One Of Us
Ray Anderson; Han Bennink; Christy Doran- The March of the Hipsters – Azuerety
Ray Anderson – My Wish – Big Band Record
Janczarski & McCraven Quintet – Daddy’s Bounce – Liberator
Rent Romus’ Life’s Blood Ensemble – Space Is Expanding – Rogue Star
Matthias Eick – August – Ravensberg
Miles Davis & John Coltrane – Fran Dance- The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6
Andy Sheppard – Pop – Romaria

World of Jazz 267


Hugh Masakela – Inner Crisis – Home Is Where the Music Is
Tore Johansen – Earth Stills I – Earth Stills
Albert Beger, Shay Hazan – Bliss – Black Mynah
Hans Peter Hiby, Michael Bardon, Paul Hession – Roots – Roots
Iro Haarla Sextet – Nightjar – Kalibri
Trouble Kaze – June Pt 1 – June
The Alliteration – Aural Attitude – The Alliteration
Ornette Coleman – Doughnuts – The Great London Concert
Ornette Coleman – Sex Spy – Opening The Caravan Of Dreams
Ornette Coleman – Song For Che – Crisis
Hugh Masakela – Gold/Sobukwe – Masekela
Triage – Fellini’s Blues – Premium Plastics
Hugh Masakela – Sharpville – Grrr
Alan Skidmore – Resolution – Naima
John Coltrane – Wise One – Crescent
Alan Skidmore – After The Rain – Naima
Tore Johansen – Earth Stills V – Earth Stills


World of Jazz 263


  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


  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.
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World of Jazz 257


  1. Vilkka Wahl Quintet- Picket for Thomas – Nebula
  2. Nick Fraser – Also – Too Many Continents
  3. The John Coltrane Quartet – Blues Minor – Africa/Brass
  4. Alice Coltrane – A Love Supreme – World Galaxy
  5. Miles Davis – Rated X – Get Up With It
  6. Pharoah Sanders – Africa – Great Moments with Pharoah Sanders
  7. Joe Henderson – Serenity – An Evening with Joe Henderson
  8. David Grubbs – Creep Mission – Creep Mission
  9. Amir ElSaffar – Hemayoun – Two Rivers
  10. Tony Malaby Trio – Remolino – Tony Malaby Trio
  11. Ken Fowser – Now Hear This! – Now Hear This!
  12. David Murray – Tension – Children
  13. Matthew Lux’s Communication Arts Quartet – Paw Paw – Contra Fact
  14. Nick Fraser – Quicksand – Is Life Long
  15. Vilkka Wahl Quintet- Waltz for Mijenka – Nebula


World of Jazz 253


  1. Kamasi Washington – Desire – Harmony of Difference
  2. Satoko Fujii – Liberation – Aspiration
  3. Borderlands Trio – Flockwork – Asteroidea
  4. Bill Evans – Who Can I Turn To? – Another Time: The Hilversum Concert
  5. Sonny Rollins – I’ve Told Ev’ry Star – Sonny Rollins and the Contemporary Leaders
  6. The John Coltane Quartet – All or Nothing at All – Ballads
  7. The Miles Davis Quintet – Trane’s Blues – Workin’ with The Miles Davis Quintet
  8. Tim Armacost – Alawain – Time Being
  9. Barry Altschul & The 3Dom Factor – Martin’s Stew – Live In Kraków
  10. Tom Harrell – Moving Picture – Motion Picture
  11. Jerry Bergonzi – Pleiades – Dog Star
  12. Tom Rainey Obbligato – Stella by Starlight – Float Upstream
  13. Henry Threadgill – Gateway – Just the Facts and Pass the Bucket
  14. Gordon Grdina, Francois Houle and Kenton Loewen – Ley Land – Ghost Lights
  15. Marius Neset with Lionel Loueke -Satellite/Star – Circle of Chimes

World of Jazz 251


  1. John Coltrane – Afro Blue – Live at Birdland
  2. Stephanie Sante – Sand and Sea – In Your Eyes
  3. Adam Kolker – Cannonball – Beckon
  4. Christian McBride Big Band – Gettin’ To It – Bringin’ It
  5. Freddie Hubbard – Sweet Return – Sweet Return
  6. Whit Dickey, Daniel Carter, Eri Yamamoto – Conversation – Emergence
  7. Whit Dickey; Kirk Knuffke -Leave  It To The Wind – Fierce Silence
  8. Stephanie Sante – The Cool Down – In Your Eyes
  9. Dan Tepfer Trio – Roadrunner – Eleven Cages
  10. Fred Anderson Quartet – Like Sonny – Birdhouse
  11. Carl Winther & Jerry Bergonzi – Talisman – Inner Journey
  12. Chris Speed Trio – Red Hook Nights – Platinum on Tap
  13. Silke Eberhard Trio – Ding Dong- The Being Inn
  14. Jürg Wickihalder, Barry Guy, Lucas Niggli -A New One – Beyond
  15. Stephanie Sante – Our Secret – In Your Eyes
  16. Oscar Feldman – I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart/I Feel Fine – Go!