Thursday, July 30, 2015

Roy Brooks - Free The Slave (1970)

1. The Free Slave 12:18
2. Understanding  10:57
3. Will Pan's Walk 9:07
4. Five For Max   13:40

George Coleman: tenor-sax;
Woody Shaw: trumpet;
Hugh Lawson: piano;
Cecil McBee: bass;
Roy Brooks: drums.

Recorded live at The Left Bank Jazz Society, April 26th 1970.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Oversize Quartet - Plays Music By Rich Latham (1992)

Dan Graham: Piano
Chris Frey: Bass
Saul Cline: Soprano Sax
Rudesh Mahanthappa: Alto Sax
Dave Barraza: Tenor Sax
Cristiano Micalizzi: Drums

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Jason Linder The Ensemble - Premonition (1998)

The Ensemble:
Jason Lindner- piano and Fender Rhodes;
Omer Avital - bass;
Daniel Freedman - drums;
Kahil Kwame Bell- percussion;
Myron Walden- alto saxophone;
Charles Owen- tenor saxophone;
Jimmy Greene- tenor saxophone & flute;
David Schumacher- baritone saxophone and bass clarinet;
Avi Lebovich, Joe Fidler- trombone;
Alex Norris, Diego Urcola- trumpet and flugelhorn.

MC Benu Merata- rap (on 6)
Gregory Tardy - tenor-sax (on 1)
Avishai Cohen, Dwayne Burno- bass;
Jeff Ballard- drums.

1. Intro  1:15
2. Premonition 4:55
3. Mr. Demargary 6:12
4. Space - Part I "The Beginning"  2:19
5. Aquarius  7:27
6. Mary's Vibe (For Mary Lou Williams) 7:01
7. Gaga  4:00
8. Avner  2:02
9. Incantation 9:32
10. Closure  3:40
11. U Near Blew!  6:09
12. Space - Part II "Continuum"  2:43

Recorded: December 1,2 and 3 1998, at Avatar Studios New York City.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Frank Lowe/Billy Bang - One For Jazz (2001)

Frank Lowe-Sax
Billy Bang-Violin
Ed Schuller -bass
Abbey Raider - Drums and Percussion

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Industrial Jazz Group - City of Angles (2001)

Andrew Durkin, piano, composer, glockenspiel, harpsichord, synthesizer, guitar;
Garrett Smith, trombone;
Scott Steen, trumpet;
Eldad Tarmu, vibraphone;
Daniel Glass, drums;
Cory Wright,bass clarinet, clarinet, soprano/tenor/baritone saxes;
Norman Phillips, guitar;
Evan Francis, alto sax, flute;
Aaron Kohen, acoustic/electric bass.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Tom Schmidt - Rabble (1995)

It is clear from the beginning of the brief but potent opener "Slidell" that Tom Schmidt's music is full of spirit. An avant-garde date with catchy vehicles for group and solo improvising (all of which were composed by the leader-drummer), the emphasis is often on extroverted emotions and eccentric rhythms. While the rhythm section (which includes bassist Fima Ephron) sets forceful grooves, trombonist Steve Swell often roars, Randy McKean provides unique and passionate tones on alto and clarinet and guitarist Marvin Sewell plays some intense rockish solos. The music is rather episodic (the 10½-minute "Blues for Noam" goes through several unpredictable sections) and, as with the best avant-garde recordings, the musicians are not afraid of stating some melodies and varying the moods. Each selection seems to have its own purpose, with the picturesque ballad "Riverwalk" wrapping up the session quite nicely. Well worth several listens.            Scott Yanow ~ AMG

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Kenny Wheeler - All The More (1993)

Bob Brookmeyer & Kenny Wheeler – Island (2002)

1. Before The First Time  7:56
2. 114  7:29
3. Where Do We Go From Here?  7:46
4. Song For Kenny  9:44
5. Upstairs With Beatrice  7:23
6. Island   9:47
7. Strange One  5:41.

Bass – Jeremy Allen (6)
Drums – John Hollenbeck
Flugelhorn, Trumpet – Kenny Wheeler
Piano – Frank Carlberg
Trombone – Bob Brookmeyer

Recorded September 27-29, 2002 at Mix One Studios, Boston, MA.