Thursday, April 27, 2017

R & C Forum#48: March (Part 2) 2017

Here's your place to post your request and contributions.

Shares are more than welcome.


1. Do not post anonymous comments. (Use the "Name" option instead of the "Anonymous" one. It doesn't have to be your real life name, a nick will do fine.)
2. Please don't post a laundry list of  over 10 requests at once. Even if you're active in sharing with the forum, that gets to be a bit much.
3. Please don't request or share brand new releases here. There are plenty of horrid sites out there like IsraBox and Plixid that are doing that. Contrary to what the occasional troll may say, we're not here to rip anyone off.
4.  Do not request or share albums that have been posted on the front page of the blog.
    Check first the "Blog Archive: Musicians List".
5.  If you have a request for links re-up that you've seen in previous forums, please post your request in the current forum and not at the original one otherwise the chances that people will see your requests are slim.
6. If you can't find what you're looking for, click "Load More" located at the bottom of the comments page. You may need to do this several times, when "Load More" is no longer shown you'll be seeing all the comments.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Links' Re Up...

If you have any requests for new links for "Front Page" posts , please leave a comment here or at the original post and will try to oblige.

Note: Anonymous' Requests will be ignored!

Following  the latest list of posts re_up:

The Ocotber Revolution {Rashid Ali, Joe McPhee, Borah Bergman, Myra Melford Trio}

Allen Lowe and Orchestra X - New Tango '92 After Astor Piazzolla

Jerry Granelli - A Song I Thought I Heard Buddy Sing

Paul Bley & Jon Ballantyne - A Musing

Stephan Oliva-Bruno Chevillon-Paul Motian - Fantasm

David Liebman and Ellery Eskelin - Different But The Same (1994)

Bobby Shew - Breakfast Wine (1983)

Striped Roses - +

George Lewis - Homage To Charles Parker (1979)

The Henry Threadgill Sextet - Just the Facts and Pass the Bucket (1983)

Henry Threadgill Sextett - You Know The Number (1986)

Frank Lowe and the Saxemble - Inappropriate Choices

Paul Bley Trio - Emerald Blue (1994)

Allen Lowe - Roswell Rudd - Woyzeck's Death

Rich Halley - Umatilla Variations

Patrick Zimmerli - Twelve Sacred Dances (1996)

Paul Bley - Florida

Paul Bley - Boxing Day

Michael Marcus - Here At! (1994)

Andreas Willers Octet - The Ground Music

Bitter Funeral Beer Band - Live in Frankfurt 82

Gerry Hemingway - Special Detail (1990)

Gerry Hemingway Quartet - Down To The Wire (1991)

Gerry Hemingway Quintet - Demon Chaser (1993)

Wilber Morris Trio ‎– Collective Improvisations

Horace Tapscott - The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 8

Anthony Davis James Newton Quartet - Hidden Voices

Misha Mengelberg - Senne Sing Song 

Ed Blackwell Trio - Walls-Bridges

Max Roach - Pictures In A Frame (1979)

Sonny Stitt - Live at Bubba's (1981)

Max Roach - Chattahoochee Red (1981)

Saxemble - Saxemble

Horace Tapscott - The Tapscott Sessions Vol. 4

Frank Gratkowski Trio - The Flume Factor

Frank Gratowski Quartet - Kollaps

Ralph Peterson - Triangular 2

Omer Avital - Room To Grow

David Weiss - The Mirror

Cecil Brooks III - The Collective (1989)

Jumala Quintet (Joe McPhee, Paul Flaherty) - Turtle Crossing (2005)

Curtis Fuller - Blues-Ette part 2 (1993)

Jerry Granelli - Enter, A Dragon

School Days - In Our Times (2001)

School Days - Crossing Division (2000)

Free Fall - Furnace (2002)

Lawrence Azar - Legacy and Music of John Coltrane

Steve Nelson - Communications (1987)

Misha Mengelberg Kwartet - Driekusman Total Loss (1964-66)

The Cannonball Adderley Quintet - Country Preacher (1969)

Rashied Ali-Louie Belogenis-Wilber Morris - Live at Tonic (2001)

Miles Okazaki - Mirror (2007)

The Respect Sextet - The Full Respect

The Respect Sextet - Respect in You

Kim Richmond - Looking In Looking Out

Betty Carter - The Audience With Betty Carter

Dave Douglas - In Our Lifetime (1995)

Marty Ehrlich Quartet - The Traveller's Tale (1989)

The American Jazz Quintet - From Bad To Badder

George Cables - Phantom Of The City (1985)

Ray Anderson, Mark Helias, Gerry Hemingway - Oahspe (1978)

Joe Bonner Quartet - Suite For Chocolate (1985)

John Tchicai & Archie Shepp - Rufus (1963)

Dollar Brand - Live At Montreux (1980)

Jane Ira Bloom - Modern Drama

Herbert Peter - B-A-C-H A Chromatic Universe (2001)

Marion Brown - November Cotton Flower (1979)

Betty Carter - Feed The Fire (1993)

Archie Shepp & Horace Parlan - Trouble In Mind (1980)

Seamus Blake - The Bloomdaddies

Ron Carter-All Blues (1973)

The Vandermark 5 - Simpatico (1998)

Duck Baker - Spinning Song (1995)

Sphere – Four for All (1987)

Affinity - This Is Our Lunch (1996)

Affinity - Affinity Plays Nine Modern Jazz Classics

Craig Owens & The Bodo Ensemle -The Seven Martyrs Of Tehran

Tim Berne - Sanctified Dreams

Ricky Ford - Furure Gold (1983)

The Herbie Nichols Project - Love Is Proximity (1995-6)

Jesse Davis - First Insight (1998)

Tibetan Dixie with Arthur Blythe - Ya-it-ma-Thang

Neil Podgurski's New Fire - Revolutions

Frank Lowe - Bodies and Soul (1995)




Sunday, March 19, 2017

Franco D'Andrea Trio – Chromatic Phrygian (1989)

1 This Can't Be Love  5:58
2 Chromatic Phrygian  6:46
3 Margaux Scene  5:27
4 Good Morning, Mr. Night  6:32
5 Afro Waltz  11:12
6 Tina  4:34

Double Bass – Stephan Schertler
Drums – Bill Elgart
Piano – Franco D'Andrea

Recorded at ubu-Studio, Hüttwilen/Switzerland, Oct. 12/13, 1989.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Don Pullen - New Beginnings (1988) / Random Thoughts (1990)

Don Pullen (piano)
James Genus (bass)
Lewis Nash (drums)

 1. Andre's Ups And Downs 5:19
 2. Random Thoughts 9:05
 3. Indio Gitano 9:39
 4. The Dancer 5:58
 5. Endangeried Species: African American Youth 7:36
 6. 626 Fairfax 6:40
 7. Ode To Life 8:39.

Recorded: 23.3.1990 in New York.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Bruce Arkin Quartet - Wake Up!

Bruce Arkin: tenor sax, soprano sax, tambourine;
Albert Bover: piano;
Chris Higgins: bass;
Jorge Rossy: drums.

1. Uncle Beasley
2. Just for You
3. Draconian Melee
4. As If You Didn't Know
5. Atocha
6. Oh No More War
7. All I Wanted Was You (Bitch)
8. Tookie
9. Hidden Track

Recorded in February 2006 in Girona, Spain.


There can't be much wrong with red wine, tapas and siestas, judging by the quantity and quality of music coming out of Catalunia and independent label Fresh Sound New Talent. This time, Barcelona-based American saxophonist Bruce Arkin has delivered an album of refreshingly good tunes which are eminently whistleable yet challenging at the same time.
Superbly supported by Albert Bover on piano, Chris Higgins on bass and Jorge Rossy on drums, "Uncle Beasley starts with the rhythm section planting a slow but swinging beat. Arkin, on tenor, introduces the sweet melody which gradually dissolves into an impressive solo. Here and elsewhere Arkin demonstrates an intuitive ability to build a solo and, in doing so, say something worthwhile. There are no wasted notes here. The melody returns to the tenor, which acts as a bridge for Bover to take up the thread. His single note lines, bursts of speed, and block chord punctuation compliment Arkin's tenor style nicely and both make their instruments sing.
Melody and rhythm ride tandem on Wake Up!. Arkin's soprano on "Draconian Melee cries like a clarinet while the rhythm section bounces along. "As if You Didn't Know combines a truly glorious melody with a buoyant, tango-like bass line and Rossy's nimble stick work. Higgins and Rossy work well together, refined and swinging, and Rossy is in particularly fine form on these eight tracks, utilizing his kit with taste and imagination.
On "Atocha however, rhythm goes out the window. A tortured-sounding sax leads off, giving way to a gentle, more reflective melody but the drums tumble and clatter, following the sax's utterances on a song which remembers the 2004 bombing of Madrid's central train station.
The tempo of the music, for the most part, is unhurried and tunes like "Oh No More War have a lovely, bright and breezy feel, which cannot however, disguise a bittersweet resonance in Arkin's playing. The album closes with the splendid "Tookie. Its languid, emotionally charged air recalls the John Lewis/Modern Jazz Quartet classic Django, with Arkin delivering another fine solo.
It might be fun to listen to Wake Up! as a blindfold test and try to guess which song is about a turtle, which song is about war, which is about a dog-napping, and which is about the death penalty. If nothing else, it would ensure close listening to an album and a quartet which merits such attention.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Jerry Bergonzi Quartet – Tilt! (1990)

Bass – Bruce Gertz
Drums – Salvatore Tranchini
Piano – Andy Laverne, Salvatore Bonafede (tracks: 1, 8)
Tenor Saxophone, Composed By, Producer – Jerry Bergonzi

1. Tilt 6:33
2. On The Brink 8:14
3. Tribute 5:53
4. Jones 9:11
5. Ischia 7:41
6. Rainman 6:59
7. Acireale 5:10
8. Tilt (Take Two) 7:14
9. Tribute (Take Two) 5:52

Recorded At – The Outpost, Stoughton, MA,  May 1990.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Jerry Gonzalez And The Fort Apache Band - Fire Dance (1996)

Jerry Gonzalez (trumpet, flugelhorn, congas);
Joe Ford (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone);
John Stubblefield (tenor saxophone);
Larry Willis (piano);
Steve Berrios (drums, percussion).

1. Isabel, the Liberator  15:21
2. Elegua Frankie Rodrigues / Traditional  8:10
3. Today's Nights  10:46
4. Verdad Amarga  10:59
5. Let's Call This  18:19
6. Ugly Beauty  6:33.

Recording information: Blues Alley, Washington D.C., M K Crossing (02/02/1996-02/04/1996); Blues Alley, Washington DC (02/02/1996-02/04/1996).