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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two months ago) Permalink

So anyone read that Dexter Gordon book yet?

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

Thought Phil did

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

Rest in peace, Alvin Fielder.

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

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

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

def very highly arranged

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

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

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

I mostly know him from those great early Horace Silver records

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 18 February 2019 19:13 (one month ago) Permalink

His Riverside albums from 1959-60 are really good, especially Big Six, Out of the Blue, Blue Soul and Blue's Moods. Killer bands on all of those.

grawlix (unperson), Monday, 18 February 2019 20:35 (one month ago) Permalink

Kamasi Washington, Maurice Brown and crew. AP came by for a little bit too, but I didn't notice him sitting behind me.

lol i was skimming and misread this as Kamasi Washington was sitting behind you and I was like goddamn how do you not notice Kamasi Washington?

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 18 February 2019 21:42 (one month ago) Permalink

It's true, he is hard to miss

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 18 February 2019 22:16 (one month ago) Permalink

Saxophonist/flutist Anna Webber's 'Clockwise', is an homage to some of her favourite 20th Century composers as seen through the lens of their works for percussion.
For the project, Webber researched and analyzed various percussion compositions by Iannis Xenakis, Morton Feldman, Edgard Varése, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Milton Babbitt, and John Cage, isolating particular moments that could be extracted and developed into new works.

love this so far, and would listen to any band with Tordini, M Mitchell , Ches Smith anyway, but this is really good.

calzino, Friday, 22 February 2019 15:28 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah, it's an interesting record - I wrote about it for my Stereogum column, which will be running later today I think.

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 22 February 2019 15:30 (one month ago) Permalink

Looking for Charles Lloyd on Bandcamp, found Manhattan Stories (2014), comprised of
Two 1965 New York Concerts, Disc 1 recorded at Judson Hall & Disc 2 recorded at Slugs' Saloon.

A remarkable and previously unrecorded quartet featuring three jazz giants: guitarist Gábor Szabó, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Pete La Roca.

'It was a specific time and place'; Lloyd told Manhattan Stories annotator Don Heckman. 'We all felt like the boundaries were being dissolved and we could do or try anything. This is a music of freedom and wonder -- we were young and on the move.' Which is just what the sample track, "Sweet Georgia Brown," sounds like (17' 49", but quite spritely). Especially digging the interplay of guitar and sax, bass and cymbals, also succinct solos, esp. PLR's and Szabo's---the latter bright and brittle, autumn leaves, but def not drifting. What other Szabo should I check? Used to see his LPs...
https://charleslloyd.bandcamp.com/

dow, Friday, 22 February 2019 18:12 (one month ago) Permalink

Here's my Stereogum column. I talk about Theon Cross, James Brandon Lewis, Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom, Lioness, Jeremy Pelt, Chris Potter, Anna Webber, Joe Fiedler, Maurice Louca, Itamar Borochov, Brent Birckhead, Miho Hazama, OK:KO, Matt Brewer, and Tom Rainey.

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 22 February 2019 18:22 (one month ago) Permalink

Thanks, Phil. Don (do you guys have a father named Ike?), see this thread: Gabor Szabo: Who Cares About His MIddle Eastern Modalities Aside From Me And Hurting?

Only a Factory URL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 22 February 2019 18:44 (one month ago) Permalink

Interesting that Maurice Louca has gone jazz. His last was egyptian dance music, great album. Looking forward to hearing it.

Frederik B, Friday, 22 February 2019 21:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Something Ethan Iverson said on Twitter got me to check out the Brecker Brothers' Heavy Metal Be-Bop (an album I'd never heard before). I like a lot of 70s fusion - I have albums by Billy Cobham, Jean-Luc Ponty, Al DiMeola, Return to Forever, Weather Report and probably some others in my (digital) Walkman - but this shit is a step too far. This shit is gross.

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 22 February 2019 23:28 (one month ago) Permalink

the Maurice Louca album is very pretty and the vocal track is nice, it is quite a short and slight album - but definitely worth a listen I think.

calzino, Saturday, 23 February 2019 09:01 (one month ago) Permalink

xxp

you should check out the Anna Weber alb fred, the king of denmark part of the suite is probably the best new music I've heard this year!

calzino, Saturday, 23 February 2019 09:22 (one month ago) Permalink

Anna Webber

calzino, Saturday, 23 February 2019 09:22 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah, thanks for the rec, I really like this.

Frederik B, Saturday, 23 February 2019 15:51 (one month ago) Permalink

glad you like it. For me I don't there is much on Pi Recordings that hasn't been A to A+ in recent years.

calzino, Saturday, 23 February 2019 15:58 (one month ago) Permalink

I listened to Heavy Metal Bebop in high school because of the title (and because we played Some Skunk Funk), but it's my ground zero for why effects on horns are almost always bad.

Also a rare Terry Bozzio appearance before he became a professional drum soloist (I never really got into Zappa).

change display name (Jordan), Saturday, 23 February 2019 17:19 (one month ago) Permalink

Jim Black is doing a week at The Stone starting tonight; well worth the Jackson imo!
http://thestonenyc.com/calendar.php

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 21:42 (one month ago) Permalink

Sigh, changing from Apple Music to Spotify means I lose access to the Pi Recordings catalogue :(

Frederik B, Tuesday, 26 February 2019 22:12 (one month ago) Permalink

Is there something I should especially focus on in the next ten days?

Frederik B, Tuesday, 26 February 2019 22:13 (one month ago) Permalink

Henry Threadgill, Steve Coleman, Tyshawn Sorey, Miles Okazaki, Dan Weiss imo.

calzino, Tuesday, 26 February 2019 22:18 (one month ago) Permalink

You might check the new Allison Miller & Boom Tic Boom, which unperson linked above---very appealing review by Kevin Whitehead on this morning's Fresh Air, with excerpts well-chosen to match his comments:
https://www.npr.org/2019/02/28/698903730/all-the-parts-fit-together-like-clockwork-on-allison-millers-glitter-wolf?ft=nprml&f=

dow, Thursday, 28 February 2019 23:24 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Just found out that Ed Bickert passed on Thursday. I listened to him a lot in Grade 10. RIP:( https://ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/jazzblog/rip-ed-bickert

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Saturday, 2 March 2019 19:17 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Listening to him this weekend for the first time. Great stuff. Doesn’t hurt that he plays with an excellent bass player, Don Thompson. Apologies for thinking that there was only room for one good Canadian jazz guitarist and that guitarist was Lenny Breau.

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 4 March 2019 02:16 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Also---Sonny Greenwich? Heard him only a little bit, long ago, but seemed good, kinda out there.

dow, Monday, 4 March 2019 16:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Thanks Youtube for recommending this banger of a clip with Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Mingus, Roy Haynes, and Archie Shepp (etc) on Ed Sullivan, it was new to me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzGj_-5FGT8

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 21:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

about as cool as it gets.

calzino, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 21:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Buried in the announcement of a pair of April gigs at the Jazz Standard was the announcement that JD Allen's next album will be called Barracoon and be released in June; it features a new trio (Ian Kenselaar on bass, Nic Cacioppo on drums). He'll be playing at the Standard with them, plus Liberty Ellman on guitar.

grawlix (unperson), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 21:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Got a promo of the upcoming Art Ensemble of Chicago album, We Are On The Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration, today. It's a 2CD set (1 studio, 1 live, 70 minutes each) out in late April on Pi Recordings and features a ton of guests:

Roscoe Mitchell – sopranino, soprano and alto saxophones
Famoudou Don Moye – drums, congas, djembe, dundun, gongs, Congo bells, bendir, triangles, Thai bells, shakers
Moor Mother (Camae Ayewa) – voice, poetry (Disc One #3, 4, 10)
Rodolfo Cordova-Lebron – voice (Disc One #1, 6, 9)
Hugh Ragin – trumpets, flugelhorn, Thai bells
Fred Berry – trumpet, flugelhorn
Nicole Mitchell – piccolo, flute, bass flute
Christina Wheeler – voice, Array mbira, autoharp, Q-Chord, Moog Theremini, sampler, electronics
Jean Cook – violin
Edward Yoon Kwon – viola
Tomeka Reid – cello
Silvia Bolognesi – bass
Jaribu Shahid – bass, tuned brass bowls
Junius Paul – bass
Dudù Kouaté – djembe, tama/talking drum, calabashes, kanjira, whistles, chimes, bells and small percussions (Disc One only)
Enoch Williamson – bongos, congas, djembe, kenkeni, okonkolo, Congo bells, chekeré, shakers, tama/talking drum
Titos Sompa – vocals, congas, mbira, Congo bells, cuica, shakers
Stephen Rush – conductor

grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 7 March 2019 00:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Just heard this great version of “Stella By Starlight” on WKCR with the melody played on a bass but I can’t figure out who was the leader, because the jock didn’t say and they didn’t update the playlist. Damn you, Pledge Week!

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 7 March 2019 12:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Maybe it was Paul Chambers but can’t seem to locate such a recording, especially since it is overshadowed by his playing it with Miles.

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 7 March 2019 12:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It wasn't this, was it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xCwCjYQwJ4

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 7 March 2019 15:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Not 100% sure, but it’s certainly close enough, thanks!

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 7 March 2019 15:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

What about The Comet Is Coming, now streaming on NPR?

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 9 March 2019 13:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

#FirstListen: Stream The Comet is Coming's (@cometcoming) 'Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery' before it comes out March 15. https://t.co/b5qfLSNn84 pic.twitter.com/dTEyL5mfaR

— NPR Music (@nprmusic) March 7, 2019

yes!

calzino, Saturday, 9 March 2019 13:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I can't tell whether I am going to go for the gimmick or not.

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 9 March 2019 13:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The TCIC album is really good. I didn't like their stuff at first but it's grown on me quite a bit. I interviewed all three members for a feature that'll be out next week on Tidal's website.

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 9 March 2019 13:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

listening to both the new vijay iyer/craig taborn + alexander hawkins piano albums today. Love the hawkins one best at the moment.

calzino, Sunday, 10 March 2019 16:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Last night on the radio: didn't catch the titles, but first a Hank Mobley septet, incl. the aforementioned Sonny Greenwich, and Lee Morgan, who wrote this theme of some sharp-edged curvature--ace of spades, cut and folded from sheet metal, at least as played---from around the same time as Mobley's employment w Miles, sounds like; maybe this is what got him hired---followed by the steady jolt of a strict funk note--jackhammer meeting great resistance, but persisting---over which layers kept tilting and shifting: this was Bill Warfield and the Hell's Kitchen Orchestra, an octet, so one more than Mobley's group, duh, but more of an expansion and flourish (yet no BS) than Mobley's meld. Only seeing one album by this Warfield crew, Mercy Mercy Mercy---good? Anybody here heard them live?

dow, Tuesday, 12 March 2019 16:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Hell's Kitchen Funk Orchestra.

dow, Tuesday, 12 March 2019 16:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Wow, really into TCIC so far. It soundss fantastic.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 18:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, sounded great on first listen.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Sunday, 17 March 2019 12:50 (one week ago) Permalink

Here's a link to my TCIC feature.

grawlix (unperson), Sunday, 17 March 2019 13:39 (one week ago) Permalink

Thanks!

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 17 March 2019 13:45 (one week ago) Permalink

unperson, enjoyed your Branford interview. I met him long ago in New Orleans and it's always entertaining to hear him talk shit (actually what most struck me is his lack of snobbery about basically any kind of music).

Also, I only say this with love, but you should really change the name of the podcast to "Yeah, Yeah" ;)

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 21:18 (one week ago) Permalink

Also, I only say this with love, but you should really change the name of the podcast to "Yeah, Yeah" ;)

Oh, I have definitely had this thought, trust me.

grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 21:21 (one week ago) Permalink

the new christian scott is so so so so so good https://christianscott.bandcamp.com/album/ancestral-recall

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Sunday, 24 March 2019 14:37 (two days ago) Permalink

otm

Frederik B, Sunday, 24 March 2019 15:23 (two days ago) Permalink

My album of the year so far, probably.

Weirdly, it reminds me (in overall vibe rather than style per se) to Shafiq Husayn's 'Shafiq En' A-Free-Ka' (which resonance led me to learn that there is a new Shafiq album out later this week!).

Tim F, Sunday, 24 March 2019 22:36 (two days ago) Permalink

Anna Webber still my aoty, but Christian Scott is definitely up there

Frederik B, Sunday, 24 March 2019 23:07 (two days ago) Permalink


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