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"Music doesn't go seasonable to me." Rolling Jazz Dm7♭5 Thread 2017

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Lol @ thread title

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Sunday, 1 January 2017 18:05 (nine months ago) Permalink

I am still afraid the flat sign will break someone's browser, or even zing.

The Magnificent Galileo Seven (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 January 2017 18:29 (nine months ago) Permalink

Actually it did seem to kill zing when I linked to other thread.

The Magnificent Galileo Seven (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 January 2017 18:29 (nine months ago) Permalink

Finally, keep wanting to follow it with a G7b9.

The Magnificent Galileo Seven (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 January 2017 18:30 (nine months ago) Permalink

I'll let you resolve to the (minor) tonic.

The Magnificent Galileo Seven (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 January 2017 18:31 (nine months ago) Permalink

Linked FROM other thread

The Magnificent Galileo Seven (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 January 2017 18:46 (nine months ago) Permalink

First BA review of the year, up tomorrow, will be of the Anna Högberg Attack album, which I totally missed in 2016. (Came out in April.) An all-female Swedish sextet led by a saxophonist who guested on the most recent album by The Thing, and is also a member of Fire! Orchestra.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Sunday, 1 January 2017 21:42 (nine months ago) Permalink

I like it, although I'd totally forgotten about it until recently when quite a few people on blogs I read were voting it no.1 on their eoy lists.

calzino, Sunday, 1 January 2017 22:45 (nine months ago) Permalink

Anna Högberg Attack review. Short version: It's not paradigm-shifting or anything, but it's enjoyable if you like '60s style free jazz.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Monday, 2 January 2017 13:21 (nine months ago) Permalink

been working with a sax & woodwinds guy for two years now and as we've worked closer together, my jazz listening has been rekindled (I grew up on jazz, my dad played in combos all through my youth). ran across this yesterday via the Fuckin' Record Reviews Tumblr, it was on their giant year-end list of links -- to my ears, it's really good, really just jamming but...I like me some jams

https://gospelofmars.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-trans-pecos

though she denies it to the press, (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Monday, 2 January 2017 13:31 (nine months ago) Permalink

Steve Swell trombone | Gebhard Ullmann tenor saxophone and bass clarinet | Fred Lonberg-Holm cello and electronics | Michael Zerang drums

^^
this band aka The Chicago Plan have a killer album on Clean Feed. Good review of it here.
http://jazzandblues.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/the-chicago-plan-self-titled-clean-feed.html

calzino, Monday, 2 January 2017 14:35 (nine months ago) Permalink

gospel of mars is awesome! that fuckin record reviews list is a treasure every year

adam, Monday, 2 January 2017 15:21 (nine months ago) Permalink

Who else is doing Winter JazzFest this weekend in NYC? I'm planning out Friday and it's packed. Saturday less so.
http://www.winterjazzfest.com/marathon1/
http://www.winterjazzfest.com/marathon2/

A big shout out goes to the lamb chops, thos lamb chops (ulysses), Monday, 2 January 2017 16:26 (nine months ago) Permalink

I never do it, can't really stay out that late, but I know many musicians love to go see as many of the other acts as they can.

The Magnificent Galileo Seven (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 2 January 2017 16:41 (nine months ago) Permalink

my current plan on the 6th (and I'll likely miss a lot of these but i'll try) is Dayme Arocena, Dave Douglas/Shigeto, Andrew Cyrille, DeeDee Bridgwater/Theo Bleckmann/Jason Moran does Monk, Jim Black's Malamute, Battle Trance

A big shout out goes to the lamb chops, thos lamb chops (ulysses), Monday, 2 January 2017 16:51 (nine months ago) Permalink

There are some groups I'd really like to see, like Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, Donny McCaslin's quartet, the Andrew Cyrille/Bill McHenry duo (I've seen them together before, as part of McHenry's quartet with Orrin Evans and Eric Revis), and Melissa Aldana's trio, but I don't think I'm gonna make it. Winter Jazzfest is just too manic for me.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Monday, 2 January 2017 18:47 (nine months ago) Permalink

I would go to all of those as well but yeah too much too soon.

The Magnificent Galileo Seven (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 2 January 2017 18:52 (nine months ago) Permalink

there's a gazillion shows and tons of stuff (especially on Friday) that's counter-programmed against other things i wanna see. I think i'm just gonna walk around on Saturday and try things i don't know anything about.

A big shout out goes to the lamb chops, thos lamb chops (ulysses), Monday, 2 January 2017 18:55 (nine months ago) Permalink

Here's an incredible clip I've never seen before: Archie Shepp guesting with the Duke Ellington band in 1969.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_aapLbNpbM

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 19:59 (nine months ago) Permalink

They would have made a great duo or trio for def, in fact some of my fave Shepp stuff recently is his duo records with Mal Waldron.

calzino, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 11:36 (nine months ago) Permalink

i was looking something else up and this was on youtube and someone mentioned them here so i started to watch it but its really terrible. but maybe they are better now. or maybe it's one of those brian eno kinda things where it's an orchestra of amateurs and people who can't play. but why are there like 30 of them? are they indie rock people? i was gonna make a godspeed you black emperor joke but someone already did two years ago in the comments. i always think people should practice more before they play live but i'm old-fashioned.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FC7-NWlTp8

scott seward, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 13:43 (nine months ago) Permalink

There's a pretty good article about Winter Jazzfest in the Voice. (In related news, the Voice is starting to get good again. Yes, Christgau and SFJ are writing for them again, but I mean in spite of that.)

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 14:52 (nine months ago) Permalink

wow, don, that youtube channel is a goldmine. that footage of victoria spivey performing black snake blues... just completely amazing! what a lady! and then there's a whole concert by capt. john handy... subscribed!

increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 16:06 (nine months ago) Permalink

Wait did don post recently? Oh you mean "Don"?

The Magnificent Galileo Seven (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 16:12 (nine months ago) Permalink

Wait did don post recently? Oh you mean "Don"?

― The Magnificent Galileo Seven (James Redd and the Blecchs)

you know i never figured out how to tell the difference between display names and real names, mr. blecchs.

increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 17:52 (nine months ago) Permalink

Sorry, that was more about my own thought process than about you.

The Magnificent Galileo Seven (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 18:04 (nine months ago) Permalink

no apology necessary :)

increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 18:09 (nine months ago) Permalink

You may call me Galileo.

The Magnificent Galileo Seven (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 18:18 (nine months ago) Permalink

king of night vision, king of insight

A big shout out goes to the lamb chops, thos lamb chops (ulysses), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 18:54 (nine months ago) Permalink

thank you shari lewis

increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 21:55 (nine months ago) Permalink

Lol

The Magnificent Galileo Seven (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 5 January 2017 00:35 (nine months ago) Permalink

hey scott, here's an overview of the Fire! lineup

Fire! Orchestra (since 2012)

Mats Gustafsson – baritone and slide sax, conduction
Johan Berthling – el bas
Andreas Werliin – drums
Mariam Wallentin – voice
Sofia Jernberg – voice
Anna Högberg – alto sax
Mette Rasmussen – alto sax
Lotte Anker – soprano and tenor sax
Jonas Kullhammar – braithophone, slide and bass sax
Goran Kajfes – cornet and slide trumpet
Niklas Barnö – trumpet
Mats Äleklint – trombone
Per-Åke Holmlander – tuba
Hild Sofie Tafjord – french horn
Andreas Berthling – electronics
Finn Loxbo – guitar
Julien Desprez – guitar
Martin Hederos – keyboards and violin
Mads Forsby – drums and electronics
Mikael Werliin – sound

not your average amateurs

how do you like this https://youtu.be/VE-w9kPIhg8 ?

niels, Thursday, 5 January 2017 11:15 (nine months ago) Permalink

i was actually looking up a mats gustafsson thing when i found that. i have heard stuff of his that i liked. but that live clip is terrible. it really is. so sloppy. the singers are sad. they need to lock themselves in a room for a decade and just play or something. it just sounds like a sad approximation of another time. surprised they don't have a sleigh bell virtuoso. i can't believe that they can listen to audio of that and think that they sound good. if it were just some ramshackle punk d.i.y. approach to "fire music" done as a lark it would be one thing, but it sounds like they have "ideas".

scott seward, Thursday, 5 January 2017 14:42 (nine months ago) Permalink

The Fire! Orchestra isn't for me either tbh, but I did like the Fire! trio album they recorded last year though. I'm not against big bands either, just not Them type ones.

calzino, Thursday, 5 January 2017 15:05 (nine months ago) Permalink

that Matt Wilson's Big Happy Family release from last year is more like the modern type of big band I can get into.

calzino, Thursday, 5 January 2017 15:09 (nine months ago) Permalink

i was looking something else up and this was on youtube and someone mentioned them here so i started to watch it but its really terrible. but maybe they are better now. or maybe it's one of those brian eno kinda things where it's an orchestra of amateurs and people who can't play. but why are there like 30 of them? are they indie rock people? i was gonna make a godspeed you black emperor joke but someone already did two years ago in the comments. i always think people should practice more before they play live but i'm old-fashioned.

This reminds me of the London Jazz Composers Orchestra's late '80s/early '90s stuff: "We need a JAZZ section! We need a COMPOSED section (some midtempo unison lines will do the trick)! We need a FREE IMPROV section! Or multiple FREE IMPROV sections! Different small groupings doing FREE IMPROV broken up by the COMPOSED unison lines!" To be fair, the LJCO stuff is pretty decent (and you might like them, Scott -- their much better rehearsed than Fire! Orchestra), but this is a chronic problem in this music, composers/bandleaders trying to desperately shoehorn as many of their "influences" as possible into long/large-scale works to the extent that it ends up as a clumsy collage of half-assed pseudo-homages.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 5 January 2017 15:25 (nine months ago) Permalink

when the one singer busts out a bad yoko impression i had to laugh a little. it was just lacking some yoko at that point.

scott seward, Thursday, 5 January 2017 15:29 (nine months ago) Permalink

maybe it just bugs me when i get the impression that people think it's EASY to do something like that. i mean it's hard to be a quartet and be in sync with the people you are playing with. or a trio! but 30 people....

scott seward, Thursday, 5 January 2017 15:32 (nine months ago) Permalink

i could definitely see them opening for someone like radiohead though. blowing minds.

scott seward, Thursday, 5 January 2017 15:33 (nine months ago) Permalink

Mention of the LJCO semi-reminded me of Gil Evans' The London Orchestra, actually The British Orchestra, who took it on the road in '83---this might be best suited for later tonight, but don't sleep on it---if don't show, they're doing "Little Wing", without trying to beat Hendrix at his own game, performance-wise anyway (they catch the vibe and pass it right along: no bogarting, despite the length). With John Surman and Ray Russell soloing, Mo Foster on bass, drums uncredited on my LP of 'em and here, other horns are into it without horning in:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC6ERO815Bg

dow, Friday, 6 January 2017 01:43 (nine months ago) Permalink

Here's the album I have---think performances of all these songs, from this set or other gigs, are currently on the 'Tube:

https://www.discogs.com/Gil-Evans-The-British-Orchestra/release/1650253

dow, Friday, 6 January 2017 01:47 (nine months ago) Permalink

And speaking of Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, NPR's still got several of his Newport sets, starting with this one from 2010, my first DJASS experience: http://www.npr.org/2010/08/07/128982169/darcy-james-argues-secret-society-in-concert-newport-jazz-festival-2010

dow, Friday, 6 January 2017 02:11 (nine months ago) Permalink

first and best, if my memory serves me well

dow, Friday, 6 January 2017 02:12 (nine months ago) Permalink

Hard to imagine something less appealing to me than a big band arrangement of a song from Hendrix's worst studio album.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Friday, 6 January 2017 02:17 (nine months ago) Permalink

Have you heard the jazz tribute to The Shaggs?

The Magnificent Galileo Seven (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 6 January 2017 02:19 (nine months ago) Permalink

Ha, I have a copy of the whole Gil Evans Orchestra Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix album. I remember liking it well enough.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Friday, 6 January 2017 02:50 (nine months ago) Permalink

Looks like I'm going to see Threadgill on 9/23 (he's premiering a new long form work for a new 15-member ensemble) and the Art Ensemble on 10/6. Woo-hoo!

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 9 September 2017 02:06 (one month ago) Permalink

Good for you

When I Get To The Borad (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 9 September 2017 12:37 (one month ago) Permalink

Based on a quick search those guys playing with Ari H seem to keep pretty good company. Please go and report back.

When I Get To The Borad (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 9 September 2017 14:34 (one month ago) Permalink

I just got a new album from Or Bareket in the mail; it's pretty nice - sort of world-jazz rhythm-driven stuff. I'll be writing it up for Stereogum.

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 9 September 2017 16:39 (one month ago) Permalink

Wondering about this---anybody heard it?!

WILLIAMS LIFETIME FEATURING JOHN MCLAUGHLIN, TONY
TITLE
Live In New York 1969
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
HI HAT
CATALOG #
HH 3084CD
GENRE
JAZZ
RELEASE DATE
8/11/2017

Tony Williams Lifetime, featuring John McLaughlin, live from New York, November 1969. Having fearlessly merged rock rhythms with jazz during a close association with Miles Davis, in 1969 the great Tony Williams founded Lifetime, featuring John McLaughlin at his innovative best, and the mighty organist Larry Young. The trio instantly won acclaim for their fiery, uncompromising improvisations, which are typified on this amazing performance. Recorded for radio broadcast in New York at the close of the year, the FM entire broadcast is presented here, digitally remastered, with background notes and images.
---from http://www.forcedexposure.com/Catalog/williams-lifetime-featuring-john-mclaughlin-tony-live-in-new-york-196-cd/HH.3084CD.html Has track list too.

dow, Saturday, 16 September 2017 03:05 (one month ago) Permalink

WILLIAMS LIFETIME FEATURING JOHN MCLAUGHLIN, TONY

This formatting hurt my head a little. That said, wow!

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Saturday, 16 September 2017 11:42 (one month ago) Permalink

lifetime is a flat circle apparently

cosmic brain dildo (Sparkle Motion), Saturday, 16 September 2017 16:44 (one month ago) Permalink

hey jazz bags, my brother released an album of original jazz composistions:

https://open.spotify.com/album/5DvnFSK9BBQJkmoyhMb8JF

gr8080, Monday, 18 September 2017 21:36 (one month ago) Permalink

My latest Stereogum column is live. I talk about the new Kamasi Washington EP, the Ornette Coleman Ornette At 12/Crisis reissue, and a bunch of other stuff, including a jazz vocal album I didn't hate(!).

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 22 September 2017 15:06 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Thank you for another great column, Phil--that Sam Bardfeld trio is esp grabbing my ear:
https://sambardfeld.bandcamp.com/album/the-great-enthusiasms

Rad Macca (Craig D.), Friday, 22 September 2017 17:18 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I've been digging into Ben Monder's work a little. The album he did with Sunny Kim last year sounds really nice on Spotify, with a lot of ambient guitar. Previous album with Theo Bleckmann unsurprisingly good.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Friday, 22 September 2017 17:49 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Reminds me of this recent listing in The New Yorker:

NIGHT LIFE JAZZ AND STANDARDS
Ben Monder Trio
Monder may be decades younger than the visionary drummer Andrew Cyrille, but the venturesome guitarist found common ground with the older legend on the 2015 release “Amorphae.” Joining them is the saxophonist Tony Malaby, a tough-minded improviser who will add poetic grit to the mix.

(Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia St. 212-989-9319. Sept. 9.)

dow, Saturday, 23 September 2017 20:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Now in the home stretch of David Murray and Aki Takase's 2017 Cherry Sakura, getting into it more than expected, given the absence of any other players, but good range of moods and material---also, Murray applies his bass clarinet to the exuberant suavity of "Let's Cool One", back to tenor for the elegant elegy "Nobuko", some out incidents too.

dow, Saturday, 23 September 2017 23:45 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Incisive homage in part to Rollins, Coltrane, Tyner, Ibrahim on Long March To Freedom, the finale---and now Spotify is hustling me right into "Goldfisch" by Tama (Jan Roder / Oliver Steidle / Aki Takase): excellent fun.

dow, Saturday, 23 September 2017 23:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Another 2017 release: ERR Guitar, by Elliott Sharp with Mary Halvorson and Marc Ribot. No other instruments, and none missed, for a while longer than expected, because these three are compatible, establishing an extended sonic vocabulary, incl. occasional Spanish chords, zig-zag repartee, pedals I think, Sharrockian slide, modulation in mid-run or as run (no electronic thingies of course, just peg-twisting), a whole lotta pluckin/, pickin', chirpin goin' on (coulda used more chords, Spanish or whatever), kinda thin but not too, unlike ny attention level at times, but they kept bringing me back, though I couldn't say where, since these 12 might as well have been one track---almost, but extended finale "Kernel Panic" does finally bring some (some) distortion and heat
Given the limits of first listens, this 65-minute set is pretty agreeable, on the whole---and immediately upstaged by Nels Cline's "So Hard It Hurts/Touching", conceptually and expressively. Oh, Spotify!

dow, Monday, 25 September 2017 18:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I really like (wildly eclectic + brilliant) guitarist Vítor Rua and The Metaphysical Angels' Do Androids Dream Of Electric Guitars double album. Specifically the CD1 solo album, rather than the quartet version. But it is all very good really.

calzino, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 12:14 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Will check those out, dow!

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Wednesday, 27 September 2017 01:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i dig that vitor rua album!

adam, Wednesday, 27 September 2017 12:00 (three weeks ago) Permalink

whoa def need to hear that Cline and that Ribot/Halvorson/Sharp thing

the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually (man alive), Wednesday, 27 September 2017 14:56 (three weeks ago) Permalink

hi jazz thread ... jazz dummy in a mostly jazz-less town here. but the Ari Hoenig Trio is coming to play a show this fall.

should i be excited?

― alpine static, Thursday, September 7, 2017 10:32 PM (two weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yes, hoenig live is a great experience, lots of fun

the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually (man alive), Wednesday, 27 September 2017 14:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Totally smitten by Jane Ira Bloom's Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson, thanks to the description in Phil's column---and as he indicates, if he likes a soprano sax-led album, you better know it's something special. The whole combo is strong, but I hear Bobby Previte as co-leader here, and he's not even loud, just part of the life-force pulsing through the tireless play of Dickinson's mind on and in the world (though if there were no Dickinson connection spelled out or interpolated--- the latter via Deborah Rush's piquant, overheard [tho' could be mixed a little louder w no harm] intro lines on Disc 2----would still be shades of autumn sunshine indoors and out.
Gotta catch up on her catalog. Was already thinking that before I knew about this, when Night Lights recently re-ran their "Jazz Women Artists of the 80s", incl. a track from JIA'sMighty Lights, with Haden, Blackwell and Hersch.

dow, Wednesday, 27 September 2017 18:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

https://dennisgonzalez.bandcamp.com/album/tsiibil-chaaltun

Some absolutely chill, eastern influenced fusion here, which is stunningly beautiful imo

calzino, Friday, 29 September 2017 08:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Bought that after a listen or two and played it a lot today. Very enjoyable. The bassist is the secret star. Are some of the rhythms looped?

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Monday, 2 October 2017 01:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm usually not that interested in Lenny White, Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea, or Joe Henderson, but earlier tonight, I was dithering around as usual, when this caught and held my attention (something about the timing, letting notes settle in, no overselling, or complacency either)> Griffith Park's "Guernica" live (I may have heard the studio version)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCx61tPhsT0

dow, Monday, 2 October 2017 01:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

And with some of the same vibe, though maybe funkier in a tensile way, Our Point Of View's 2015 show on Jazz Night In America, now in progress once more: Together, Robert Glasper, Ambrose Akinmusire, Marcus Strickland, Lionel Loueke, Derrick Hodge and Kendrick Scott are known as Our Point of View. WBGO and Jazz Night In America presented the only East Coast appearance of the band in late 2014, at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City

dow, Monday, 2 October 2017 01:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Oh, one person in Griffith Park I do usually like is Freddie Hubbard---even his version of "Birdland", for chrissake.

dow, Monday, 2 October 2017 01:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Forgot the main point of my xpost, which was the Our Point link, sorry!
http://www.npr.org/event/music/382286193/our-point-of-view-a-blue-note-supergroup

dow, Monday, 2 October 2017 01:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

(That more recent supergroup also incl. some I don't usually go for, namely Glasper and Loueke.)

dow, Monday, 2 October 2017 01:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Our Point of View is now called the Blue Note All-Stars (taking over the name from a mid 90s group that had Tim Hagans, Greg Osby, Javon Jackson, Kevin Hays, Essiet Essiet and Bill Stewart). They just put out their album; it's pretty decent.

grawlix (unperson), Monday, 2 October 2017 02:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

love loueke and glasper, was unfamiliar with that band tho!

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 3 October 2017 17:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

In case people haven't seen it, Herbie Hancock sitting in with Chris Dave/Glasper/Kamasi/etc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AQOnYrjIYM

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 3 October 2017 17:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

on first listen, new Kamasi very nice: an EP to follow The Epic is confident contrast, kind of evening breezy but no slacking, and a touch of the epic on extended finale-- and once again, the set is more about overall effect than providing backdrops for heroic solos.

dow, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 20:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Though the solos are not shy.

dow, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 20:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Got Ivo Perelman's six new albums in today's mail. Some of them seem interesting on the surface: there's a trio with Matt Shipp and Nate Wooley, a quartet with Shipp, William Parker and Bobby Kapp; and a double disc of duos with Shipp.

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 6 October 2017 18:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

But all weekend, you got the sense that the good stuff was happening onstage — not much of the music’s live-wire energy was penetrating the audience or getting passed around. In a way, this festival was running in a different, almost opposing, direction from its inspiration.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/09/arts/music/october-revolution-jazz-contemporary-music.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fmusic&action=click&contentCollection=music®ion=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPla
Hope some copious recordings show up.

dow, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 00:16 (one week ago) Permalink

Calling this "The October Revolution" (the name of the 1964 event came from the co-producer Peter Sabino, not from Bill Dixon) seems more about branding than anything else, particularly (as the review points out) given the fact that this festival did not seem to be about building any sort of community, nor exposing little-known (relatively speaking) artists.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 10 October 2017 15:48 (one week ago) Permalink

I read that article twice and still don't understand what the criticism was. it sounds like it was a great festival with amazing performers that I would (and have already) pay dearly to see.

cosmic brain dildo (Sparkle Motion), Tuesday, 10 October 2017 17:49 (one week ago) Permalink

I think the criticism centers around using the name of a festival (1964) whose aim (among others) was to begin to organize musicians to fight for better working conditions, and a situation that would benefit them all, for a festival (2017) that threw some prominent, long-established names on a bill and charged $95 admission.

I have no doubt that some of the performances were wonderful, and a different name/association might have been appropriate. This gives the appearance of piggybacking off a previous festival's influence and notoriety while ignoring what made that festival influential.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 10 October 2017 18:35 (one week ago) Permalink

makes sense put that way. I can't imagine that pulling a festival off successfully is easy in any way. Maybe there will be something to build off of for the future.

cosmic brain dildo (Sparkle Motion), Tuesday, 10 October 2017 18:46 (one week ago) Permalink

eastern influenced fusion

On this tip, you might like this. My second cousin is the bandleader but I think I would consider it very good regardless. The guitarist, Occhipinti, really rips.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Wednesday, 11 October 2017 01:46 (one week ago) Permalink

Because I would rather edit an audio file than transcribe an interview, I have launched a Burning Ambulance podcast. The first episode (runs ~45 minutes) features an interview with Roscoe Mitchell. The next one will feature Matthew Shipp, and will be up in two weeks.

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 13 October 2017 13:35 (one week ago) Permalink

Great! I've been looking for more good musician interview podcasts.

I stumbled across a few from this clarinet player who put out a few Tzadik records back in the day, looks like he talks to lots of younger (in jazz years) musicians like Tyshawn, Tyondai Braxton, Greg Fox, etc: http://www.5049records.com/podcast/

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 13 October 2017 13:54 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah, I mentioned him in the intro to my last Stereogum column; the Tyshawn and Iverson interviews he did were really good.

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 13 October 2017 14:06 (one week ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, that's probably how I found it. :)

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 13 October 2017 14:09 (one week ago) Permalink

Now available on iTunes, too.

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 13 October 2017 16:58 (one week ago) Permalink

New Ricardo Gallo solo piano album from last year, sounding good so far. (2016, but since I'm the only one who ever mentions him. . .)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Si6bq083Kjg

Nobody’s trying to be nefarious; nobody’s trying to hide anythin (_Rudipherous_), Sunday, 15 October 2017 14:47 (five days ago) Permalink

been enjoying the guitar work of matthew stevens lately, both on his own preverbal and on chet doxas's rich in symbols. oh, and he played on the last esperanza spalding album? and in the NEXT collective? well, i'll be.

Beret McKesson (jaymc), Wednesday, 18 October 2017 04:01 (two days ago) Permalink

He was also on every Christian Scott album through Stretch Music.

grawlix (unperson), Wednesday, 18 October 2017 19:47 (two days ago) Permalink

I never found a jazz outlet that suited me, so my contemporary jazz listening is quite random. Anyhow, here are some 2017 albums I like:

Enji - Mongolian Song
https://open.spotify.com/album/30DpqD3Rk0hNwt6uxL5FKV
Apparently she's a Mongolian singer who can do throat singing. I couldn't find any reviews when I stumbled upon it, but I like the sound of her voice, which has a hint of amateurishness to my ears and keeps this from being a nostalgic exercise in vocal jazz. Billy Hart plays the drums, that's how I found it.

Julian Erdem - Little Flower
https://open.spotify.com/album/2Txu2HWIOEND2h4pS6YTdi
This is my kind of jazz, pensive and understated for the most part. I don't know who Erdem is, but Thomas Morgan plays the bass and I like his style.

Yazz Ahmed - La Saboteuse
https://open.spotify.com/album/0JdGIi4Bds7fIM8ROdnjS2
Was this mentioned upthread? Sounds pretty much like what you'd imagine from the title, so it's kind of orientalist jazz - but very well played and with a great live feeling. Again I've no idea what it is, but it sounds like a bunch of Americans playing Ethiopian music to me. I might be completely off the mark, but I enjoy the songs.

Fabiano do Nascimento - Tempo Dos Mestes
https://open.spotify.com/album/1CyZGaZV6S6dp2dKRUPdqi
Not-real-jazz-alert. This was mentioned on a brazilian music thread, it's guitar based but not as traditional as I initially thought it would be. For me, it goes to some psychedelic and emotional places. I like it a lot.

niels, Thursday, 19 October 2017 21:19 (yesterday) Permalink


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