Saturday, January 31, 2015

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

"Oahspe"  is the first full record of the collective trio, BassDrumBone. The word Oahspe (pronounced Oh-wahs-pay) means earth, sky and spirit. It served as the group's name for a short time.
 --- Gerry Hemingway [edited]

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Perry Robinson Quartet - Still Travelling (2003)

Like Thelonious Monk, Perry revisits and reinterprets his and others' compositions. Some of
the pieces on Still Traveling have been recorded before, but these are no mere rehashes of
old ideas. The varied tunes come from all stages of Perry's career, and each one tells a
compelling story.
  --- From Liner Notes

Friday, January 23, 2015

Curtis Clark, Sonship Theus, Roberto Miranda ‎– Phantasmagoria (1984)

One of the best records ever recorded by pianist Curtis Clark – a stunning trio session that features Sonship Theus on drums and Roberto Miranda on bass. The feel here is as free as it is driving, modal, and soulful – a rich expression of Clark's ideals, in a style that draws on the McCoy Tyner tradition, yet which also sparkles with rhythmic intensity, thanks to great work on bass and drums. Dusty Groove

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Ted Nash and Odean - La Espada de la Noche (2005)

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Marilyn Crispell, Barry Guy, Gerry Hemingway – Cascades (1993)

1. Ricochet  15:40
2. Violet Sparks In Soft Air  6:40
3. Resonances  5:19
4. Cascades  28:48
5. Shadow Play  3:13

Bass – Barry Guy
Drums, Vibraphone, Gamelan – Gerry Hemingway
Piano – Marilyn Crispell

Recorded June, 26, 1993 at the Western Front Lodge, Vancouver, B.C., Canada during the du Maurier, Ltd. International Jazz Festival Vancouver.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

François Houle & Marilyn Crispell ‎- Any Terrain Tumultuous (1995)

This 1995 album is simply beautiful ... Any Terrain Tumultuous is a must-have for fans of the clarinetist and an appreciable item for Crispell lovers.
--- François Couture (from All Music Guide)

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Pete McCann - Most Folks (2005)

2005, OmniTone

1. Most Folks
2. Jojo's Waltz
3. Rack 'Em Up
4. Las Tias 
5. About Face
6. Yes, My Friend
7. Hunter Gatherer
8. JM
9. Third Wheel
10. Split Decision
11. Worth

Pete McCann - guitar
John O'Gallagher - alto, soprano sax
Mike Holober - piano
John Hébert - bass
Mark Ferber - drums, percussion

Friday, January 16, 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Sonny Fortune, Billy Harper, Stanley Cowell, Reggie Workman, Billy Hart - Great Friends (1986)

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Rova - John Coltrane's Ascension (1995)

1. Welcome (7:40);

2. Ascension (50:26).

Bruce Ackley ( Tenor Sax)
Chris Brown ( Piano )
Donald Robinson ( Drums )
George Cremaschi ( Bass )
Glenn Spearman ( Wood Flute, Tenor Sax )
Jon Raskin ( Alto Sax )
Larry Ochs ( Tenor Sax )
Lisle Ellis ( Bass )
Raphe Malik ( Trumpet )
Rova ( Band )
Dave Douglas ( Trumpet )
Steve Adams ( Alto Sax

Recorded at Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, December 9, 1995.

Stanley Cowell, Billy Harper, Reggie Workman, Billy Hart - Such Great Friends (1983)