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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mary Lou Williams & Cecil Taylor - Embraced (1978)























1978, Pablo Live

Mary Lou Williams - p
Cecil Taylor - p
Bob Cranshaw - b
Mickey Roker - d

1.  The Lord Is Heavy (A Spiritual)
2.  Fandangle (Ragtime)
3.  The Blues Never Left Me
4.  K.C. 12th Street (Kansas City Swing)
5.  Good Ole Boogie
6.  Basic Chords (Bop Changes On The Blues)
7.  Ayizan
8.  Chorus Sud
9.  Back To The Blues
10. I Can't Get Started

Mary Lou Williams Special
















Following are 5 selected recordings from the 1970's by the great late Mary Lou Williams.

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Zoning (1974)




















Free Spirits (1975)



















Live at The Cookery (1975)



















My Mamma Pinned A Rose On Me (1977)



















At Rick's Cafe American (1979)


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sachi Hayasaka & Stir Up - 2.26 (1992)


















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Matt Renzi - The Cave (2003)
























Matt Renzi: tenor saxophone, clarinet;
David Ambrosio: bass;
Russell Meissner: drums, percussion.



1.Poison Ivy;
2.The Rice Shed;
3.Stand Clear (of the closing doors);
4.Stones for Sand;
5.In Circles;
6.Faces and Places;
7.To the Cave;
8.Three Stories.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Gerry Hemingway Quartet - The Whimbler (2004)




















Ellery Eskelin (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone);
 Herb Robertson (trumpet);
Mark Helias (acoustic bass, electric bass);
Gerry Hemingway (drums).


1.  Waitin     7:54
2.  Rallier     6:31
3.  The Current Underneath     9:07
4.  Pumbum     6:02
5.  The Whimbler     8:16
6.  Spektiv     5:59
7.  Curlycue     11:30
8.  In The Distance     3:54
9.  Kimkwella     5:46



Recording information: Acoustic Music, Brooklyn, NY (03/02/2004/06/17/2004).

Kidd Jordan-Hamid Drake-William Parker - Palm Of Soul (2006)























2006, AUM Fidelity

1.  Peppermint Falls
2.  Forever
3.  Living Peace
4.  Unity Call
5.  So Often
6.  Resolution
7.  Last Of The Chicken Wings

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sonny Criss Orchestra - Sonny's Dream, Music of Horace Tapscott (1968)





































1968, Prestige
Composed, arranged & conducted by Horace Tapscott

Billie Harris – I Want Some Water























 Billie Harris: Reeds
 Horace Tapscott: Piano
 David Bryant: Bass
 Everett Brown Jr.: Drums
 Daa'oud Woods: Percussion
 Loreli: Vocals.
 * Sabia Mateen: Tenor saxaphone
 * John Williams: Baritone Saxaphone
 * Lester Robinson: Trombone
 * Adele Sebastian: Flute
 * Aubrey Hart: Flute
 * Alan Hines: Bass
 * Roberto Miranda: Bass (solo)
 * Billy Hinton: Drums


 1. Prayer of Happiness (B. Harris) 8:00
 2. I Want Some Water (B. Harris) 10:00
 3. The Advocate (B. Harris) 9:00
 4. Blues for Lupe (B. Harris) 10:30
 5. Many Nights Ago (C. Crunk) 16:30   *
 6. Why Don't You Listen? (H. Tapscott) 8:30
 (Tapscott solo piano)

The Fringe - Live In Israel (1995)



















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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Guido Manusardi & The Fringe - Colored Passages (1993)
























1993, RAM

1.  The Winding Road
2.  Engadina Valley
3.  The Touch Of Your Lips
4.  Anytime, Anytime
5.  What Is This Thing Called Love
6.   The Morning Star
7.  The Days Of Wine And Roses
8.  Old Folks
9.  The Touch Of Your Lips (take 2)
10. Mr. Lamp

The Fringe - It's Time For The Fringe (1992)



















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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Fringe - The Return Of The Neanderthal Man (1989)



















01. The Landing  
02. Neanderthal Walk  
03. Contemplation  
04. The Meeting  
05. Head Now  
06. Sao Lourenco  
07. Shoot The Eighty  
08. Foot To Toe  
09. The Departure  
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