World of Jazz 264

PLAYLIST

Motif – Lontano Sea – My Head Is Listening
Fillipo Vignato – Harvesting Minds – Harvesting Minds
Nate Wooley – In Chine One Moonless Night – Legacy of Ashes
Oded Tzur – Single Mother – Translators Note
Noah Haidu – The Subversive – Infinite Distances
Greg Cordez – Cherry vs Des Moines – Last Things Last
Makaya McCraven – Above & Beyond – Highly Rare
Gianluca Petrella Tubolibre – The Forgotten Island – Slaves
John Chantler, Steve Noble, Seymour Wright – Above 1 – Front and Above
Jacob Garchik – One Five – 40twenty
Jason Moran, Mary Halvorson, Ron Miles – Gangsterism In The Wind – Bangs
John Wall, Mark Sanders, John Edwards – [ G ] – FGBH
Azimuth – Eulogy – The Touchstone
Martin Küchen – Purcell In The Eternal Deir Yassin – Lieber Heiland, Laß Uns Sterben
Joe Maneri – Lift – In Full Cry
Motif – The Guns of Amarone, Episode 1, 2 – My Head Is Listening

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World of Jazz 262

PLAYLIST

  1. Michael Attias – Bad Lucid – Spun Tree
  2. Ralph Towner – Ralph’s Piano Waltz – Solo Concert
  3. John Abercombie and Ralph Towner – Fable – Sargasso Sea
  4. Duke Ellington and his Orchestra – A Tone Parallel to Harlem (Harlem Suite) – Ellington Uptown
  5. Beak – Spinning Top – Beak >>
  6. Rudresh Mahanthappa – Enhanced Performance – Codebook
  7. Rip Rig and Panic – A Dog’s Secret – I Am Cold
  8. E L B – Zig Zag – Peter Erskine, Nguyên Lê, Michel Benita
  9. John Zorn – Naked Lunch (for Vibraphone, Bass, and Drums) – The Interpretation of Dreams
  10. Duke Ellington and his Orchestra –  Controversial Suite, Pt. 1: Before My Time – Ellington Uptown
  11. John Butcher, John Edwards, Mark Sanders – Lucid – Last Dream Of The Morning
  12. Chris Cundy – Sweet Tobacco – Gustav Lost
  13. Azimuth with Ralph Towner – The Longest Day – Départ
  14. Michael Attias – Creep – Renku in Coimbra
  15. Duke Ellington and his Orchestra – Controversial Suite, Pt. 2: Later – Ellington Uptown

NOTES

  1. Clean Feed (2012) – Michaël Attias alto saxophone, Ralph Alessi trumpet, Matt Mitchell piano, Sean Conly double bass, Tom Rainey drums.  Recorded at Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY o April 11th, 2012
  2. ECM (1980) – Ralph Towner – 12 String Guitar, Classical Guitar, Recorded live at Amerika Haus in München, Germany and Limmathaus in Zürich, Switzerland in October 1979
  3. ECM (1976) – John Abercrombie — electric guitar, acoustic guitar, Ralph Towner — twelve-string guitar, classical guitar, piano. Recorded Talent Studios Olso May 1976
  4. Columbia (1952) – Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn – piano,  Shorty Baker, Willie Cook,   Clark Terry  , Francis Williams  – trumpet, Ray Nance – trumpet,   Juan Tizol  – valve trombone, Jimmy Hamilton – clarinet, tenor saxophone, Willie Smith  alto saxophone, Russell Procope – alto saxophone, clarinet, Paul Gonsalves  – tenor saxophone, Harry Carney – baritone saxophone,  Wendell Marshall – bass, Louis Bellson – drums. Recorded in New York on December 7, 1951.
  5. Invada/Bandcamp (2012) – Billy Fuller – bass,  Matt Williams – keyboards, Geoff Barrow –  Turntables, samples, keyboards, drums.
  6. Pi (2006) –  François Moutin – bass, Rudresh Mahanthappa – alto saxophone,  Dan Weiss – drums, Vijay Iver – piano. Recorded April 21 , 2006 Systems 2, Brooklyn.
  7. Virgin (1982) – Bruce Smith, Gareth Sager, Mark Springer, Sean Oliver.
  8. ACT (2001) –  Michel Benita – bass, Peter Erskine – drums,  Nguyên Lê – guitar. Recorded and mastered at Rainbow Studios, Oslo, Norway on October 30+31, 2000
  9. Tzadik (2017).  Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz – bass.   Tyshawn Sorey  – drums.
    Sae Hashimoto  – vibraphone.  Recorded May 08, 2017 at EastSide Sound, NYC & May 10, 2017 at Orange Music, NJ.
  10. Columbia (1952) –   Wendell Marshall – Bass,  Louis Bellson – Drums,   Duke Ellington – piano.  Harry Carney,  Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves, Russell Procope – saxophones. Britt Woodman, Juan Tizol, Quentin Jackson – trombones.  Clark Terry, Francis Williams , Harold Baker, Ray Nance, Willie Cook – trumpets. Recorded At – Columbia 30th Street Studio
  11. Relative Pitch (2017) – John Butcher – saxophone, John Edwards – double bass, Mark Sanders – drums. Recorded on November 17th, 2016 at The Fish Factory, in Willesden, UK
  12. FMR Records (2016) – Chris Cundy – bass, contrabass clarinet,  Fyfe Dangerfield – piano , Mat Martin –  guitar , Hannah Marshall – cello, Dominic Lash – double bass , Mark Sanders – drums, percussion.  Recorded on June 2-3, 2015 at Wincraft Studios, Gloucestershire UK.
  13. ECM (1980) – John Taylor – Piano, Norma Winstone – Voice, Kenny Wheeler – Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Ralph Towner – Guitar. Recorded December 1979 at Talent Studios, Oslo.
  14. Clean Feed (2009) –  Michaël Attias – alto saxophone, John Hébert – double bass, Satoshi Takeishi  – drums, percussion. Recorded June 7, 2008 at Salão Brazil, Coimbra, Portugal
  15. as 10.

 

 

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.