"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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten months ago) Permalink

Linked FROM other thread

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

no apology necessary :)

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

You may call me Galileo.

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

thank you shari lewis

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

Lol

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

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

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

first and best, if my memory serves me well

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

The second Burning Ambulance podcast is live; this one features an interview with Matthew Shipp.

http://burningambulance.blubrry.net/2017/10/27/episode-2-matthew-shipp/

It's also on iTunes and Stitcher.

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 27 October 2017 12:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The samples from the new Tom Guarna are sounding pretty nice, with Brian Blade, Jon Cowherd, and John Patitucci. Nothing super 'out' but enjoyable, energetic melodic and harmonic playing with a really pleasant tone: https://neuguitars.com/2017/10/16/review-of-the-wishing-stones-by-tom-guarna-destiny-records-2017-on-neuguitars-blog/

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Monday, 30 October 2017 03:56 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Cool. How did you come across that? Really liked his last album. He is a great player and a super nice guy. Come to think of if it, think I saw him play at Club Bonafide on a Samuel Torres gig around the time he was preparing to record that and him saying he had to go right home to write up some charts instead of going down to Mezzrow where something else was going on, oh yeah, benefit for another guitar player who had brain cancer.

Bazooka Jobim (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 30 October 2017 04:14 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I follow FB groups where Aguzzi links everything he uploads to Neuguitars. Almost always some good avant-guitar stuff. This is actually pretty 'inside' for him but it's nice.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Monday, 30 October 2017 04:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

('Inside' for something that Aguzzi/Neuguitars would cover, probably not for Guarna.)

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Monday, 30 October 2017 04:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Advance tracks and other good links re Sonny Clark Trio : The 1960 Time Sessions(TSQ 5449)
(Tompkins Square)*
http://wbgo.org/post/sonny-clark-steps-out-shadows-revelatory-new-reissue-1960
*TS:"The Time sessions were produced by the late Bob Shad, owner of Time and Mainstream Records**. The reissue includes the original Time album re-mastered from the original tapes by Dave Donnelly, plus an extra disc of alternate takes previously unavailable on vinyl. Nat Hentoff wrote the original liner notes, included in the reissue package, and former New York Times critic Ben Ratliff contributes a new 3500-word essay. The set was produced for reissue by Mia Apatow (Time Records) and Josh Rosenthal (Tompkins Square)."

**"More about Mainstream and Bob Shad via Variety".http://variety.com/2017/music/news/judd-apatow-mainstream-records-1202573597/("Judd Apatow Ushers Grandfather Bob Shad's Jazz Label Into The Streaming Age"--wonder if they'll incl. the Big Brother and the Holding Company demo session Mainsstream put out on LP after BB took off)(cover of Moondog's "All Is Lonlieness" etc, overall uneven but worth it if you like her/them)

dow, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 19:05 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Word is spreading that Muhal Richard Abrams has passed...

grawlix (unperson), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 01:29 (three weeks ago) Permalink

:(

Bazooka Jobim (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 02:07 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Really? That's horrible. Hearinga Suite is classic.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 02:33 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Nate Smith Tiny Desk Concert is cool, and apparently I missed that that group put out a record in Feb?

https://natesmithmusic.bandcamp.com/album/kinfolk-postcards-from-everywhere

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 3 November 2017 20:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

This is made of excerpts from conversations with Muhal Richard Abrams and his music:
http://wbgo.org/post/muhal-richard-abrams-artist-always-looking-forward-leaves-us-behind

dow, Saturday, 4 November 2017 04:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

FB group with 695 members devoted entirely to shitposting memes about Ben Monder: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1909942779288257/

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Saturday, 4 November 2017 17:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Very much enjoying Anouar Brahem's Blue Maqams. I'm not wholly won over by Django Bates, but overall the album strikes me as more successful than the overly ambitious Souvenance. Still, I was hoping for more oud-double bass interplay, like on Thimar – Dave Holland is perhaps a little too self-effacing here.

pomenitul, Sunday, 5 November 2017 15:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I was blown away by Persepolis's Mirage off that Blue Maqams album, one day recently.

Also been liking Borderlands Trio's Asteroidea (Stephan Crump, Kris Davis, Eric McPherson).

calzino, Sunday, 5 November 2017 23:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Ugh, this story about sexual harassment/abuse at Berklee. It's all bad, but the worst part has to be Greg Osby (who I gotta say has always come off like kind of a prick) offering a defense, on the record to the paper, that amounts to, "Dude, no way! Have you seen my girlfriend? WAY hotter than that chick!" Runner-up, of course, is Aruan Ortiz claiming his attempts to kiss and lick a student were "just part of his culture." Fucking hell.

grawlix (unperson), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 16:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Ugh

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 17:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ugh x2

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 18:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Just seeing this about Osby now. Ughhhh.

Mhm Female (Eazy), Thursday, 9 November 2017 21:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ECM has caved on streaming. This is not a drill. Many, many ECM titles are now on Spotify, with the whole catalog - including stuff that's out of print on LP or CD, I think - to be available by the end of the month.

grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 9 November 2017 23:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

AW YEAH

brimstead, Thursday, 9 November 2017 23:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Wow

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Thursday, 9 November 2017 23:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Whoa.

pomenitul, Thursday, 9 November 2017 23:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Just posted this on the ECM thread. Amazing news.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Friday, 10 November 2017 16:49 (one week ago) Permalink

It's the soothing Eurojazz balm we need.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 10 November 2017 17:12 (one week ago) Permalink

I'm looking forward to some vibe-y new discoveries, but most of what I already like on ECM I don't consider very "ECM-y", like Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 10 November 2017 17:13 (one week ago) Permalink

Amen!

dow, Friday, 10 November 2017 17:15 (one week ago) Permalink

Conference of the Birds was the first thing I put on.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Friday, 10 November 2017 17:36 (one week ago) Permalink

I always thought Mal Waldron & Gary Peacock's First Encounter album (which I only possess a scratchy vinyl rip of) was ECM, but it appears not. Still, I probably need to get into this streaming malarkey.

calzino, Friday, 10 November 2017 18:23 (one week ago) Permalink

Wow streaming is serious fun, apart from the fookin adz!

calzino, Friday, 10 November 2017 19:02 (one week ago) Permalink

Sorry if I sound like a jibbering eejit, but I only just found out you can type Jack DeJohnette and almost everything he has done is right there in front of you. It's like magic!

calzino, Friday, 10 November 2017 19:37 (one week ago) Permalink

I see that the ECM stuff is also on apple music as well.

cosmic brain dildo (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 10 November 2017 23:01 (one week ago) Permalink

Seeing John McLaughlin tonight in Newark. More women and nonwhite people than the King Crimson show I saw this summer.

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 11 November 2017 00:47 (one week ago) Permalink

Ha, I saw KC on Monday in Boston. They were great. I bought tickets for that before I knew that McLaughlin was playing a day or two later but based on recent clips, I'm comfortable with my choice. Idk what to say about the demographics, though.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Saturday, 11 November 2017 00:52 (one week ago) Permalink

This is supposdly McLaughlin’s final US tour AND he’s doing a whole Mahavishnu set (with his current band, not a reunion), so I’m pretty excited. The opener, Jimmy Herring, was just OK; most of the music was kinda Allmans-gone-fusion, except for one semi-“heavy” tune that sounded like recent Opeth.

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 11 November 2017 01:56 (one week ago) Permalink

AND he’s doing a whole Mahavishnu set

This part I did not know about.

Tbh, McLaughlin tix were already sold out by the time I found out about the event.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Saturday, 11 November 2017 01:58 (one week ago) Permalink

Here's a photo from last night. The first 45 minutes was by Jimmy Herring, who I'd never heard before; like I said above, his band sounded like the Allman Brothers gone jazz fusion, except for that one Opeth-y song. Then McLaughlin came out and played 45 minutes of new material, including a lengthy two-kit drum solo which featured one drummer scatting-chanting along with the rhythm. Then Herring's band came back onstage and all nine musicians played Mahavishnu Orchestra material for 45 minutes. The big band reminded me more of the King Crimson show from this summer than I was expecting it to. Herring's solo material didn't do much for me, but overall, it was a really good show, and I'm glad I went.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DOUyDgdUQAAfXeP.jpg

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 11 November 2017 14:45 (one week ago) Permalink

getting strong Sonny Rollins vibes from Tim Armacost's Time Being album earlier, It's very good imo.

calzino, Sunday, 12 November 2017 13:55 (one week ago) Permalink

That is a good record.

grawlix (unperson), Sunday, 12 November 2017 15:01 (one week ago) Permalink

this ecm streaming thing is huge news!

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 17:59 (one week ago) Permalink

Interviewed Roswell Rudd for the next Burning Ambulance podcast. He sounded very low energy (he's undergoing radiation treatment for prostate cancer that's metastasized into, I think, his liver) but told some interesting stories. I posted the most recent episode on Friday; it's with Myra Melford:

http://burningambulance.blubrry.net/2017/11/10/episode-3-myra-melford/

grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 18:12 (one week ago) Permalink

Still listening to lots of Waldron - particularly a live version of The Call off Black Glory. It's got these clusters of bass piano notes which make it sound like Dawn of Midi or something. Immense.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Wednesday, 15 November 2017 21:59 (one week ago) Permalink

Jason Moran has just released a new album on Bandcamp:

https://jasonmoran.bandcamp.com/album/mass-howl-eon

Backstory: Painter Julie Mehretu created two site specific paintings for San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) in a de-commissioned church in Harlem. Moran composed the work while Mehretu painted.

Jason Moran - piano, Fender Rhodes, percussion; Graham Haynes - cornet and electronics; Jamire Williams - drums

Art21 did a video about the project:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcM3lF4Es_s

grawlix (unperson), Wednesday, 15 November 2017 22:13 (one week ago) Permalink

That's really nice, love the Rhodes. I just wish he didn't price his records so high, even if it's out of some sort of principled, corrective stance.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 15 November 2017 22:44 (one week ago) Permalink

ha! I hung those paintings

cosmic brain dildo (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 16 November 2017 00:06 (one week ago) Permalink

You can buy those new Moran tracks individually to save a few $, at $2 ea. x 7 tracks; I wish all these tracks at least had streaming previews available, though--have taken a chance on the two 10-min tracks at MASS' halfway mark and am enjoying those so far.

(Since there are no previews for those: "Invocation" is a slow tempo/semi-free track where Moran switches from Rhodes to piano halfway through and opens up in its last two minutes with delay on Haynes' cornet in a manner not unlike some of the FX that were prominent on BANGS, while "Offertory" starts off w/ solo breakbeat drumming and heats up by the four-minute mark, reaching a fairly Miles In The Sky-ish steez in its second half)

Full disclosure: I eventually bought all of BANGS piecemeal b/c these JM DLs are so damn expensive, but eventually came to really enjoy that one to such an extent that it's now one of my 3 fave jazz albums of 2017 (not quite sure how I'll rank them yet) along with Miles Okazaki's Trickster and Chris Speed's Platinum On Tap...

Rad Macca (Craig D.), Thursday, 16 November 2017 02:58 (one week ago) Permalink

Also, thank you grawlix for your writeup of Tom Rainey's new standards album on Intakt in your October Stereogum column--have only bought "Beatrice" so far, but will prob end up buying the whole thing since flipping through it has really impressed me; a killer tasteful band that makes me want to spend more time w/ Ralph Alessi-led sessions.

Rad Macca (Craig D.), Thursday, 16 November 2017 03:06 (one week ago) Permalink

Thanks for reading! And for reminding me that BANGS came out this year; I have two lists to put together, and that's definitely in the running.

grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 16 November 2017 03:26 (one week ago) Permalink

New Makaya McCraven:
https://intlanthem.bandcamp.com/album/highly-rare

I love how he cuts up his live shows into something more concise, structured and interesting.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 17 November 2017 19:58 (six days ago) Permalink

Just Saw this on twitter:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DO9RhNJWAAEnnAV.jpg:large jazz books recently purchased, incl. Albert Ayler, Sunny Murray, Cecil Taylor, Byard Lancaster, and Kenneth Terroade:On Disc and Tape, by Mike Hames---never heard of KT, here in august company; so far I've found this succinct, vivid dispatch from a close listening session:http://absintheforbreakfast.blogspot.com/2010/05/bygactuel-series-part-three-kenneth.html

dow, Sunday, 19 November 2017 20:30 (four days ago) Permalink

George Avakian has died at 98. A genuinely legendary producer.

grawlix (unperson), Wednesday, 22 November 2017 23:04 (yesterday) Permalink


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