Rolling Jazz Thread 2019

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I hear it's gonna expand beyond London this year.

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 4 January 2019 17:55 (four months ago) Permalink

Tuba player Theon Cross (of Sons of Kemet) has a solo album, Fyah, coming out February 15. On 6 of 8 tracks it's just him, Nubya Garcia on sax, and Moses Boyd on drums; on the other two they add another saxophonist, electric guitar, trombone, and percussion. Really good stuff.

https://theoncross.bandcamp.com/album/fyah

Great album cover, too:

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a0979737946_10.jpg

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 4 January 2019 18:02 (four months ago) Permalink

The NPR Jazz Critics' Poll results are out: https://www.npr.org/2019/01/05/682193795/the-2018-npr-music-jazz-critics-poll

My ballot:

NEW RELEASES
Makaya McCraven, Universal Beings (International Anthem)
Sons of Kemet, Your Queen Is a Reptile (Impulse!)
Kamasi Washington, Heaven and Earth (Young Turks)
We Out Here (Brownswood)
Camilla George, The People Could Fly (Ubuntu)
Andrew Cyrille, Lebroba (ECM)
Ingrid Laubrock, Contemporary Chaos Practices (Intakt)
Nicole Mitchell, Maroon Cloud (FPE)
Maisha, There Is a Place (Brownswood)
Henry Threadgill 14 or 15 Kestra: Agg, Dirt . . . and More Dirt (Pi)

REISSUES/HISTORICAL
J-Jazz: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan, 1969-1984 (BBE)
Wes Montgomery, In Paris: The Definitive ORTF Recording (Resonance)
Milford Graves, Bäbi (Corbett vs. Dempsey)

VOCAL
No choice.

DEBUT
Maisha, There Is a Place (Brownswood)

LATIN
No choice.

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 5 January 2019 15:16 (four months ago) Permalink

good vocal one is D Virelles Singer's Grove album that he recorded with a load of Cuban talent.

calzino, Saturday, 5 January 2019 15:28 (four months ago) Permalink

So anyone read that Dexter Gordon book yet?

change display name (Jordan), Saturday, 5 January 2019 15:30 (four months ago) Permalink

Thought Phil did

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 5 January 2019 17:19 (four months ago) Permalink

Yeah, it's good - lots of inside-the-industry stuff and discussion of aspects of Gordon's life not made known to jazz journalists at the time ('cause Gordon didn't want to talk about them). One omission I found interesting - she talks about his post-prison comeback album Daddy Plays the Horn, but entirely omits Dexter Blows Hot and Cool, which came out the same year (1955) and is one of my favorite of his records. Oh, well.

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 5 January 2019 17:26 (four months ago) Permalink

Is there much about their time in Cuernavaca?

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 5 January 2019 17:31 (four months ago) Permalink

Some, yeah. A lot about his time in Scandinavia, too. One thing I thought was really interesting was how they created the whole "Dexter Returns to America!" myth in the mid '70s - in fact, he'd been coming back for gigs about once a year the whole time he was living in Europe, but she somehow sold it as his "return from exile" or whatever. It's a really great look at how legends are created.

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 5 January 2019 17:36 (four months ago) Permalink

lucas gillan's re-imagining of the third herbie nichols record was a nice recent find for me

https://lucasgillan.bandcamp.com/album/chit-chatting-with-herbie

errang (rushomancy), Saturday, 5 January 2019 17:41 (four months ago) Permalink

Yeah, I'm gonna be talking about that one on Stereogum later this month.

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 5 January 2019 17:51 (four months ago) Permalink

Copying and pasting this here from my Facebook page:

Wayne Shorter topping the NPR jazz critics' poll (I didn't vote for it) is one of the starkest "what critics like vs. what the public likes" splits in a while, I think, because the music was totally inaccessible unless you were willing to drop at least $55 (Amazon's price for the 3CD version). Which is fine, whatever. Critics gonna critic. (I don't know if they mailed physical copies to bigger-name writers, but *I* only got MP3s and a PDF.)

It's more interesting to me that Blue Note, a label that's really good about getting most of its catalog out there digitally - they regularly tweet that some obscure catalog title or another has been added to Spotify and iTunes - decided Wayne Shorter was strictly for the luxury market. I mean, it's not like you NEED the comic. It's not connected to the music in any way.

Would the album have done as well with reviewers if it hadn't been packaged as this grand objay dart? Was this the jazz equivalent of Kanye West flying pop journalists to Wyoming to hear 20 minutes of music in the company of celebrities?

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 5 January 2019 20:35 (four months ago) Permalink

Cool, thanks unperson. Might read that one on vacation.

I probably said this on last year's thread but I talked to that tuba player at his gig a few months ago. Super nice dude, and as I was watching him I was like "I bet this dude loves Nat (my friend from Youngblood Brass Band)", and he was like yup, he's the whole reason I started playing.

change display name (Jordan), Saturday, 5 January 2019 23:30 (four months ago) Permalink

Wayne Shorter topping the NPR jazz critics' poll (I didn't vote for it) is one of the starkest "what critics like vs. what the public likes" splits in a while, I think, because the music was totally inaccessible unless you were willing to drop at least $55 (Amazon's price for the 3CD version). Which is fine, whatever. Critics gonna critic. (I don't know if they mailed physical copies to bigger-name writers, but *I* only got MP3s and a PDF.)

― grawlix (unperson)

i mean that really seems like an npr thing. i remember a couple years ago when they went all-in talking about how great the savory collection was. it's streaming - if you have apple music. otherwise, forget it - i don't think anybody's even bothered to pirate that shit, which makes it serious long-tail stuff.

rym has the shorter at 26 ratings and one review, which starts off by calling it "generally disappointing". (for comparison, "kids see ghosts" has 12,522 ratings, and "your queen is a reptile" has 2,552.) on the other hand, it at least appears to have been pirated.

errang (rushomancy), Sunday, 6 January 2019 03:23 (four months ago) Permalink

this also, by the way, makes the wayne shorter album both less heard on rym and lower rated than the new squirrel nut zippers album. did you know the squirrel nut zippers had a new album? 44 people on rym did!

errang (rushomancy), Sunday, 6 January 2019 03:30 (four months ago) Permalink

been listening to the trygve seim album from last year, helsinki songs, lately. i know he's well established but i hadn't known him, it's nice to hear a solid ECMy album every now and again.

dude's got hella beard and flowing tresses

j., Sunday, 6 January 2019 04:27 (four months ago) Permalink

Listening to the new Resonance Records Eric Dolphy set, Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions. It's the albums Conversations and Iron Man, plus an additional 85 minutes of previously unreleased alternate takes. One of the best things about it, to my ear, is that the old albums have been remastered in mono, and sound incredibly vivid.

grawlix (unperson), Sunday, 6 January 2019 14:54 (four months ago) Permalink

Phil, you need to bring up this question of critics with Harold Mabern when you interview him, I’m sure he will have a lot to say. Ask him about Calvin Newborn as well.

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 6 January 2019 15:18 (four months ago) Permalink

Rest in peace, Alvin Fielder.

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 6 January 2019 15:29 (four months ago) Permalink

RIP.

Speaking of Dexter, this morning Michael Bourne is playing some stuff he recorded with Eddie Jefferson that I hadn't known about before.

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 6 January 2019 15:34 (four months ago) Permalink

Such as "Lester's Trip to the Moon."

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 6 January 2019 15:35 (four months ago) Permalink

First night of the winter jazzfest marathon last night mostly spent at Subculture, where I caught Ghost Train Orchestra playing Moondog (remarkably good; can't wait for the album!), Joel Ross (noteworthy vibraphone player; technically strong band that didn't click for me), Theo Bleckmann and The Westerlies (doing a social justice project, utterly beautiful)

Will likely go to the Medeski Martin and Wood/Alarm Will Sound show at Brooklyn Steel later this week; album didn't leave much of a mark but figure it's worth the trip

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 6 January 2019 17:36 (four months ago) Permalink

Love Ghost Train Orchestra; don't care much for Bleckmann but it's part of my larger antipathy to jazz vocals.

grawlix (unperson), Sunday, 6 January 2019 17:38 (four months ago) Permalink

oh i've been a bleckmann fan for almost twenty years now; that guy can do no wrong by me.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 6 January 2019 18:15 (four months ago) Permalink

i can co-sign Camila, both Sashas, Jaimie Branch and Chris Beck.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 6 January 2019 22:20 (four months ago) Permalink

I like this video I just found on Veronica Swift
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l69lHOONHCM

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 6 January 2019 22:31 (four months ago) Permalink

Have been aware of Camila for the better part of a decade so don't really think of her as a New Artist.

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 6 January 2019 22:33 (four months ago) Permalink

Branch is great, Connie Han is OK, and I like Barber and Beck. I don't care about any of the singers, obviously.

grawlix (unperson), Sunday, 6 January 2019 22:38 (four months ago) Permalink

Then perhaps you will ignore me saying I just enjoyed seeing Gabrielle Stravelli perform her new Willie Nelson tribute album at Birdland, where I sat next to fellow Bob Dorough enthusiast Daryl Sherman. Wish I could have stayed for the second set and then gone upstairs to see Kurt Elling, although I did peek through the window of that show for a bit on my way in and out.

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 6 January 2019 22:45 (four months ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, Will Friedwald was apparently there too.

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 6 January 2019 22:45 (four months ago) Permalink

Maybe I should post about on semi-dormant Jazz Vocalist thread or even Rolling Country, but I can't run fast enough to jump on that boxcar.

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 6 January 2019 23:05 (four months ago) Permalink

Thanks for the jazz vocalists posts. I am fine with them whichever thread you use.

curmudgeon, Monday, 7 January 2019 02:41 (four months ago) Permalink

Thanks. I did a double take for a second, because even though I am completely clear on who you two posters are, your screennames are sufficiently similar that I have to read carefully otherwise I might misattribute.

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 7 January 2019 03:03 (four months ago) Permalink

Anyway, even though I didn’t have to time to go see Kurt Elling other than lingering in the lobby for a second, I will say that I am finally warming up to him after keeping him at a distance for quite a while because his voice sounded too good, too rich. I like the Mark Murphy element of his singing, for one thing.

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 7 January 2019 03:36 (four months ago) Permalink

albatre - the fall of the damned

^^^
been enjoying this one today. Late '18 release on Clean Feed and it is an earbleeding noise metal trio that you might like if Ground Zero was a thing to you.

calzino, Monday, 7 January 2019 16:04 (four months ago) Permalink

when I say noise metal I meant an Ornette influenced jazz metal thing!

calzino, Monday, 7 January 2019 16:05 (four months ago) Permalink

Thanx unperson for citing We Out Here on Pazz & Jop thread: bandcamp page proved quite refreshing in itself and as gateway. Speaking of Nubya Garcia, "Source" ended up making my own P&J Singles:
https://nubyagarcia.bandcamp.com/track/source And your Sons of Kemet album pick provided another Single, "My Queen is Anna Julia Cooper":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HapYxFBF_Lk

dow, Monday, 7 January 2019 17:04 (four months ago) Permalink

Got around to watching/listening to the LP/DVD combo for this https://hypnoticbrassfilm.com/ - film is a good overview of their background and approach, album is about what you would expect based on the film. It does differ from other releases I've heard of theirs in that there's a fair amount of rapping on it, and it's clear these guys are hip hop generation through and through, in the rhythms and riffs they tend to lean on. Oddly, it seems like there's very little improvisation in their output, no one ever really takes solos nor do they go in for any collective free-blowing, so not sure how jazzy I would say this is really. Maybe that's just a function of being a brass band idk.

Οὖτις, Monday, 7 January 2019 18:18 (four months ago) Permalink

I think it's just a function of Hypnotic. I like them alright if I remember to not think of it in relation to New Orleans brass bands in any way. They're just very specific (highly arranged, not very loud or high energy, etc).

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 7 January 2019 18:39 (four months ago) Permalink

def very highly arranged

Οὖτις, Monday, 7 January 2019 18:41 (four months ago) Permalink

Are Bill Charlap and Danny Huston the same person?

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DwVh0HUUwAAGVfE.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DwVh0HXUwAAT399.jpg

grawlix (unperson), Monday, 7 January 2019 20:51 (four months ago) Permalink

That sounds really interesting, calzino. Ground Zero was a thing for me. I'll look for it.

Locked in silent monologue, in silent scream (Sund4r), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 15:20 (four months ago) Permalink

Yeah, thanks for the tip. James B, please feel free to post about the Willie Nelson (or whatever) on RC 2019 (or wherever). Nelson's recent Sinatra trib has jazz-related appeal. Bluesy version of "What Is This Thing Called Love" keeps prowling my head, with Norah Jones slipping along there too. She's proved an effective duet partner-around-the-edges over the years, in the Willie Zone, where she's not Snorah, just cool.

dow, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 20:19 (four months ago) Permalink

I wanna give some love to the excellent new release by Bugge Wesseltoft & Prins Thomas album. Been a regular feature on my commutes this past month - love the textural feel of it, the precise layered groove construction on the tracks around the Jarrett-esque noodles and vamps on the keys. Very fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJvNrjN2d90

Your dad's Carlos Boozer and you keep him alive (fionnland), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 09:06 (four months ago) Permalink

^^^this was very nice to listen to driving through the desert at night

gbx, Thursday, 10 January 2019 02:15 (four months ago) Permalink

i am digging this guy Kassa Overall's new album, Go Get Ice Cream and Listen to Jazz; decent hip hop/jazz fusion, fun and easy to enjoy
https://www.kassaoverall.com
https://open.spotify.com/album/6tSHSLgLy19DgFpzKHrrJv?si=lIUlmcSXQKCdlGBAl4XJXQ

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 13 January 2019 21:53 (four months ago) Permalink

He's doing a show with Jason Moran at the Jazz Gallery next week; I'm planning to go.

grawlix (unperson), Sunday, 13 January 2019 22:23 (four months ago) Permalink

So what about this young French lady who sings “Giant Steps” and “Frevo” who was at Winter Jazzfest, Camille Bertault?

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 13 January 2019 23:03 (four months ago) Permalink

Recently discovered this:
https://img.discogs.com/fTncE1EcrY_WFJxu39TnvPboVY4=/fit-in/600x596/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-9094566-1486511406-4176.jpeg.jpg

Great relatively unknown singer--sort of a female chet baker with a few Ella-like touches. I skip Body and Soul and Stormy Weather--never want to hear those songs again--but otherwise really nice stuff. Great, great guitar work by Barney Kessel dominating the accompaniment.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 14 January 2019 16:54 (four months ago) Permalink

Just had my press tickets confirmed to see Ahmad Jamal in Princeton on May 18. He's got James Cammack on bass, Herlin Riley on drums, and Manolo Badrena on percussion, which I believe is the band from his most recent album, Marseille (which rules). So excited about this.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Monday, 22 April 2019 18:52 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Listened to Toy Tunes and Music from the Front Room today, both delightful.

That should be great, Herlin especially!

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 22 April 2019 18:54 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Speaking of which, new Herlin record! I jumped straight to the last track, which yep, never fails, is the second line cut: https://open.spotify.com/album/0adoHb4iey3I7lIeRi1cmY?si=WMLqpHsTReyg5UHN6UCjYA

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 22 April 2019 20:20 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, that album's really good. I'm thinking about trying to tape a podcast interview with him - between his work with Jamal, his years with Wynton Marsalis (going back to the 80s) and his own albums, there's a lot to discuss.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Monday, 22 April 2019 20:27 (four weeks ago) Permalink

If you do, I'd love to hear him talk about his relationship with Shannon Powell, and about his thoughts about the current generation of second line drummers and how that style has developed post-Rebirth.

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 22 April 2019 20:32 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Jamal is, of course, the god; my fave living pianist and one of those people where you watch his hands the whole concert. Wish he'd come back to New York as i want at least one more show.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 16:52 (three weeks ago) Permalink

hello nyc ilm jazzheads,

i'm in nyc april 25 - 30. any shows to look out for ? or venues whose calendars i could browse ? would also be interested in DIY spaces -- all the ones i used to frequent are long gone. but obviously a good show is a good show and if pharoah sanders is playing the village vanguard i'm gonna go, y'know (he's not) ?

ty !

budo jeru, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 19:07 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Stefon Harris's Blackout is at the Jazz Standard during that time; Tomeka Reid's quartet will be at the Jazz Gallery (she'll also be doing a duet with Tomas Fujiwara); Tyshawn Sorey's doing a three-hour or so concert at the Jazz Gallery on 4/27; Jim Snidero is at Smalls on 4/25 with a good band; and speaking of the Vanguard, Gerald Clayton has a really good band there this week.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 19:17 (three weeks ago) Permalink

awesome, thanks !

budo jeru, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 19:30 (three weeks ago) Permalink

tyshawn for sure, i've really loved his last two releases.

budo jeru, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 19:30 (three weeks ago) Permalink

because it's at least partially my job to keep up with this stuff, here's some other possible recommendations/things to be aware of; I will likely be at the Georgian yodeling show.

April 25 – Kassa Overall with Kris Davis at Jazz Gallery
https://www.kassaoverall.com/#time-capsule

April 25 to 27 – Jazz at Lincoln Orchestra with Ken Burns: Country Music
https://www.jazz.org/events/t-7293/Wynton-Marsalis-and-Ken-Burns-Country-Music/

April 25 to 28 – Manhattan Transfer
http://www.bluenotejazz.com/newyork/schedule/index.shtml

April 26 – Omara Portuondo
https://www.sonyhall.com/shows/2019/omara-portuondo

April 26 – Eddie Henderson
https://zincjazz.com/event/trumpet-masters-series-eddie-henderson/

April 26 – Georgian Polyphony and Yodeling
https://www.livesounds.org/events/georgian-vocal-polyphony-and-yodeling

April 26 to 28 – WFMU Record Fair
https://wfmu.org/recordfair/

April 27 – Village Fete After Party with Hailu Mergia
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/village-fete-after-party-hailu-mergia-chances-with-wolves-tickets-58600751425

April 27 – Zakir Hussain’s Masters of Percussion
https://www.njpac.org/events/detail/zakir-hussains-masters-of-percussion

April 27 – Django a GoGo with Stephane Wrembel
http://thetownhall.org/event/django-a-gogo-2019

April 28 – Gotham Jazz Festival
https://www.facebook.com/events/138020197085574/

April 28 – Arroj Aftab, Vijay Iyer and Shazad Ismaily
https://www.joespub.com/Tickets/Calendar/PlayDetailsCollection/Joes-Pub/2019/Arooj-Aftab-Vijay-Iyer--Shazad-Ismaily-Trio/?SiteTheme=JoesPub

April 29 and 30 – Rosalia
https://www1.ticketmaster.com/rosalia/event/0000566FF257986F

April 30 and May 1 – Karriem Riggins
http://www.bluenotejazz.com/newyork/schedule/index.shtml

April 30 – Mountain Goats
https://www.axs.com/events/368480/the-mountain-goats-tickets?skin=brooklynsteel&x=x

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 19:47 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Tomeka and Tyshawn are both good bets for my money.

You should also check out The Stone and Roulette.
http://thestonenyc.com/calendar.php
https://roulette.org/calendar/

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 19:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

it occurs to me that i should start a "NYC shows" thread on ILM somewhere.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 19:49 (three weeks ago) Permalink

^ would read

also thanks very much !

budo jeru, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 20:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Same here! Speaking of Tomeka Reid, I recently heard a good song by Hear In Now, her string trio w Mazz Swift and Silvia Bolognesi, on Dee Alexander's oft astute radio show--just now, prompted by TK mention on this thread, I checked for the album, and here it is, with Dee on the title track:
https://intlanthem.bandcamp.com/album/not-living-in-fear

dow, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 21:04 (three weeks ago) Permalink

RIP Fred Foss, DC- based, NY raised sax player and flutist who played with Lionel Hampton, Hugh Masekela, Abdullah Ibrahim, Tito Puente and more. Had an album out as a leader in 95 or 96

curmudgeon, Thursday, 25 April 2019 13:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

My latest Stereogum column just went up. A lot of the albums therein come out today, so there's plenty to listen to if you're not a Taylor Swift or Bruce Springsteen fan.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Friday, 26 April 2019 18:09 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Lots of interesting stuff there, thx!

Yesterday I listened to a bunch of Keith Jarrett's '70s records that are on Spotify, and I found your liveblog, which was exactly the sort of thing I was looking for.

(Fort Yawuh is the one btw, and I can definitely hear how that band was a big influence on the Bad Plus)

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 26 April 2019 18:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

been listening to both that new Angelika Niescier trio and the Matt Brewer one today, both v good.

calzino, Friday, 26 April 2019 20:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

That Niescier is really good. The Cage-inspired compositional strategies produce some fascinatingly odd results, but it never feels dry or overly cerebral. Having Gerald Cleaver on drums helps of course, but credit is due to the whole band for finding that sweet spot between body and head.

Poor.Old.Tired.Horse. (Stew), Friday, 26 April 2019 21:24 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Unperson, really enjoyed the Herlin interview. Thanks for asking about Shannon!

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 10 May 2019 15:30 (one week ago) Permalink

Thanks! I really had a good time talking to him - I hoped my request for an explanation of New Orleans vs. New York rhythms wouldn't come off too "Drumming for Dipshits," but his explanation was really interesting to me, anyway.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Friday, 10 May 2019 15:37 (one week ago) Permalink

Yep, that's exactly what I expected him to say, it's very true.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 10 May 2019 15:39 (one week ago) Permalink

Just for fun, here he is playing my bass drum at a church service in Switzerland 11 years ago:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwRC2QoEkyg

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 10 May 2019 15:41 (one week ago) Permalink

So the Lithuanian label NoBusiness and writer Ed Hazell have been working with Sam Rivers' daughter Monique to dig through her dad's archives and put out what's going to be a series of eight releases over the next couple of years. The first one is due out late May/early June - it's a live trio recording with Cecil McBee and Norman Connors, the same band heard on 1973's Streams, but this is from June 1971 and is even more intense. One half-hour track, one 45-minute track, total improv.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D6OpjFEXsAAAP5o.jpg

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Friday, 10 May 2019 19:53 (one week ago) Permalink

Marshall Allen, Danny Ray Thompson, Jamie Saft, Trevor Dunn, Balazs Pandi, Roswell Rudd
Ceremonial Healing

^^^

This is a pretty sick album

calzino, Monday, 13 May 2019 16:24 (one week ago) Permalink

recorded in '16 and apparently contains the last recorded appearance of Roswell Rudd (rip).

calzino, Monday, 13 May 2019 16:37 (one week ago) Permalink

Sounds interesting - I've just reached out to the label's publicist to see if it's going to be released on anything other than vinyl.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Monday, 13 May 2019 17:57 (one week ago) Permalink

as much as I enjoyed blasting this out yesterday. I wouldn't be even slightly interested in paying £30 odd for it on vinyl. I presume they might be delaying the flac/mp3 downloads to maximize the profits from the collector market first, but that just drives ppl like me to slsk.

calzino, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 09:02 (six days ago) Permalink

The MP3s I got from the label were tagged in a way that makes me think there'll be a 2CD version by the end of the year, but they have to allow a certain window to elapse first to keep it legally an RSD exclusive.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 11:57 (six days ago) Permalink

Apparently John Zorn's Tzadik label got fucked really hard by the PledgeMusic implosion - they used the site to fund a giant deluxe box set, but they're not getting the pledge money. So they're launching a limited edition series of LPs to cover their losses:

https://tzadik.limitedrun.com/

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 16:46 (six days ago) Permalink

Allison Miller is playing here with violinist Jenny Scheinman, I should probably go? But it's on a weeknight and I probably won't, unfortunately.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 16 May 2019 17:07 (four days ago) Permalink

Jenny Scheinman is worth seeing so yeah, go

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 16 May 2019 17:40 (four days ago) Permalink

The MP3s I got from the label were tagged in a way that makes me think there'll be a 2CD version by the end of the year, but they have to allow a certain window to elapse first to keep it legally an RSD exclusive.

― shared unit of analysis (unperson), Tuesday, May 14, 2019 6:57 AM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this is good news

budo jeru, Thursday, 16 May 2019 17:59 (four days ago) Permalink

I'm having deja vu about posting this, but I'm listening to the new Lage Lund record and it's pretty cool, it's nice to hear Tyshawn Sorey in a fully rhythmic and idiomatic context (w/Larry Grenadier on bass).

Also enjoying looking up old Bad Plus videos from when Reid Anderson looked like a grunge dude (lots of flip flops and unbuttoned shirt cuffs), and Dave King hadn't gotten all fit and stylish yet.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 16 May 2019 20:50 (four days ago) Permalink

Anderson was swinging on the flippity-flop.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Thursday, 16 May 2019 21:34 (four days ago) Permalink

wait dave king is fit and stylish now?

gbx, Thursday, 16 May 2019 21:34 (four days ago) Permalink

fit:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3isNd6UGaDQ

And the last couple times I saw him, my gf remarked on the quality of his shoes (no socks), he was fully cuffed and had the top button happening, looking good imo.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 16 May 2019 22:01 (four days ago) Permalink

Brad Mehldau - Finding Gabriel is really hitting me, kind of adventurous in a low key MOR way, a lot of electronics and synth textures, jazz-meets-Brian-Wilson vocal arrangements

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 18 May 2019 16:41 (two days ago) Permalink

ooh good I'm always happy to check out some new Mehldau.

calzino, Saturday, 18 May 2019 16:48 (two days ago) Permalink

That description literally makes me shudder, but I'm glad you're into it.

An album that surprised me this week is pianist Greg Foat's The Mage, which features Malcolm Catto (of the Heliocentrics), Clark Tracey, and Moses Boyd on drums on various tracks; saxophonists Duncan Lamont and Art Themen; and guitarist Ray Russell. (Those dudes are all British jazz vets who've also recorded tons of library music and whatnot.) The first track is a kind of Pentangle-meets-Wicker Man version of the hymn “Of My Hands” with a female singer (Kathleen Garcia), but there's some other stuff later on that sounds like if Stanley Turrentine had made a whole album of Pink Floyd (circa Meddle/Dark Side) covers for CTI.

https://aotns.bandcamp.com/album/the-mage

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Saturday, 18 May 2019 16:49 (two days ago) Permalink

Do you like him in general (Brad M)?

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 18 May 2019 16:50 (two days ago) Permalink

well I like a lot of 3 sounds/Turrentine/Pentangle so that sounds fucking good as well!

calzino, Saturday, 18 May 2019 16:53 (two days ago) Permalink

his last alb Seymour Reads the Constitution was brilliant.

calzino, Saturday, 18 May 2019 16:54 (two days ago) Permalink

Do you like him in general (Brad M)?

I like the Art of the Trio records, but I don't listen to them often. It was mostly the "jazz-meets-Brian Wilson vocal arrangements" that hurt.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Saturday, 18 May 2019 18:55 (two days ago) Permalink

Lol Wilson can be a loaded term, I could have referenced Kamasi or Axelrod I guess

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 18 May 2019 19:43 (two days ago) Permalink

Cheers for the Foat recommendation. I liked the Hampshire Foat stuff without ever being bowled over by it. This is making me think of Ian Carr's Belladonna in places.

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Saturday, 18 May 2019 20:58 (two days ago) Permalink

At 37 minutes, the Foat record does feel a little like cuttings. By which I mean if there's more lying about, I'd gladly hear it.

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Saturday, 18 May 2019 21:19 (two days ago) Permalink

Ahmad Jamal’s quartet was INCREDIBLE tonight. Full review on Stereogum on Friday.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Sunday, 19 May 2019 02:02 (yesterday) Permalink


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