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 278


Ahmed Jamal – Children of the Night – ‘73
Don Pullen – The Sixth Sense – The Sixth Sense
Eero Koivistoinen Quartet – Illusion – Illusion
Espen Berg Trio – Hounds of Winter – Bølge
Wanja Slavin Lotus Eaters – Salvation – Salvation
Jason Moran – Music Boxing More News – Looks of a Lot
Jonas Cambien – Crib – We Must Mustn’t We
David Ake – Year In Review – Bridges
David Ake – Tricycle – Lake Effect
David Ake – Humanities – Humanities
Kaze – Morning Glow – Atody Man
Malachi Favors Maghostut – Au Privave – Live at Last
Marilyn Crispell, Gary Peacock, Paul Motian – Conception Vessel Circle Dance – Amaryllis
Mattias Risberg – Cobalt – Stamp
Roscoe Mitchell, Muhal Richard Abrams – Ode To Imagination (Duet 1) – Duets and Solos
Steve Slagle – Sun Song – Dedication
Torben Snekkestad, Agusti Fernandez, Barry Guy – LV#1 – Louisiana Variations
Miles Davis – Doxy – Bags Groove

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 266

Lisa Hilton – Meltdown – Escapism
Ralph Alessi – Sock Puppet – Wiry Strong
Dave Ballou – All About Joey – Amongst Ourselves
Jamie Baum Septet – All Roads Lead To You – Moving Forward Standing Still
John Surman – At First Sight – Invisible Threads
J.J. Johnson – BIlbao Song – Plays Mack The Knife
Miles Davis – ‘Round Midnight – Miles Davis at Newport: 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4
Evan Parker, Paul Dunmall, Tony Bianco – All Ways – Extremes
Foxes Foxed – Slightly Foxed – Naan Tso
Lisa Hilton – Zero Gravity – Escapism
Steve Lehman Octet – Glass Enclosure Transcription – Mise En Abime
Clifford Jordan – 872 – In The World
Kenny Garrett – Airegin – Old Folks
Eberhard Weber – Visible Thoughts – Fluid Rustle
John Surman – Stoke Damerel – Invisible Threads
Tyshawn Sorey – Cascade In Slow Motion – Verisimilitude
Trespass Trio – The Spirit of Pitesti – The Spirit of Pitesti
Foxes Fox – Foxes Set 3 – Live at the Vortex
Lisa Hilton – 29 Palms – Escapism

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 250


  1. Anthony Braxton – Brilliant Corners – Six Monk’s Compositions
  2. Arthur Blythe – Epistrophy – Light Blue: Arthur Blythe Plays Thelonious Monk
  3. Art Farmer Quintet – Straight No Chaser – Live at Sweet Basil
  4. Miles Davis – Well You Needn’t –  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
  5. Ravi Coltrane – Monk’s Mood – From The Round Box
  6. Steve Lacy – Thelonious – Steve Lacy Plays Monk
  7. Cedar Walton – I Mean You – Manhattan Afternoon
  8. Joe Lovano – Pannonica – Joyous Encounter
  9. Bobby Hutcherson – In Walked Bud – Vibe Wise/Good Bait
  10. Miles Davis – ‘Round Midnight – Miles Davis at Newport: 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4
  11. John Beasley – Brake’s Sake feat. Dontae Winslow – MONK’estra Vol. 2
  12. Cecil Taylor – Bemsha Swing – Jazz Advance
  13. Steve Lacy Quartet – Friday The Thirteenth – One Fell Swoop
  14. Arthur Blythe – Ruby My Dear – Basic Blythe
  15. Anthony Braxton – Skippy – Six Monk’s Compositions
  16. Thelonious Monk – I Surrender, Dear/Bemsha Swing – Brilliant Corner