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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks ago) Permalink

So anyone read that Dexter Gordon book yet?

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

Thought Phil did

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

Rest in peace, Alvin Fielder.

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

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

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

def very highly arranged

Οὖτις, Monday, 7 January 2019 18:41 (two weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 (one week ago) Permalink

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

gbx, Thursday, 10 January 2019 02:15 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week ago) Permalink

I finally bought Threadgill's Dirt... and More Dirt (making use of Christmas gift cards) and, four tracks in, it sounds like the noise in my head.

Locked in silent monologue, in silent scream (Sund4r), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 02:12 (one week ago) Permalink

he's so good :)

calzino, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 09:19 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah, I really liked the whole thing. When it was done, I couldn't believe it had been 40 minutes already.

Locked in silent monologue, in silent scream (Sund4r), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 13:44 (one week ago) Permalink

his other 2018 release the Double Up Ensemble one is totally ace as well.

calzino, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 14:11 (one week ago) Permalink

Spotify recommendations served me up a song by Alison Miller's Boom Tic Boom

I like the song, is she worth checking out?

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 15:09 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah, new album coming out February 1 and it's quite good.

https://allisonmiller.bandcamp.com/album/glitter-wolf

The band is Jenny Scheinman on violin, Kirk Knuffke on cornet, Ben Goldberg on clarinet, Myra Melford on piano, Todd Sickafoose on bass, and Miller on drums.

grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 15:13 (one week ago) Permalink

david murray & dave burrell, in concert '92

^^^ ^^^
this is what I'm loving today, it's a right set.

calzino, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 15:23 (one week ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, discovered Allison Miller last summer---from RJ 2018:

Last night, dithering around like a dizzy bizzy bee---and Sundays are always kinda weird at best---I found my attention and pleasure principle repeatedly pulled into a performance-and-interview episode of Jazz Night In America:, feat. drummer-composer Allison Miller and her group Boom Tic Boom (think it's usually spelled "Tic" not "Tick," which I dig), incl. " Miller alongside violinist Jenny Scheinman, cornetist Kirk Knuffke, clarinetist Jeff Lederer, pianist Carmen Staaf and bassist Tony Scherr." Jazz, no question, but/and I get how she credits Prince as inspiration (reminding me, though don't think she mentioned it, that P. hired Clare Fischer to arrange and conduct). The "melodic drumming" thing demonstrated here---in a spotlight studio segment, as well as all through the BTB set---she traces to Africa, and shows how she has no prob w melody as written, then responds to vocal interpretation/
So here's all that, 56:08's worth, just posted, I think:
https://www.npr.org/2018/08/16/639233311/more-than-keeping-time-a-melodic-drumming-demo

Also, from a couple of years ago, when her most recent album was released, here she is on WBGO, with Myra Melford and Todd Sickafoose instead of Staaf and Scherr---also got Ben Goldberg on clarinet:
http://www.wbgo.org/post/many-dimensions-drummer-composer-and-bandleader-allison-miller-checkout#stream/0

dow, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 18:12 (one week ago) Permalink

Pre-orders are now open for the next Matthew Shipp Trio album, Signature, out 2/15 on ESP-Disk.

My wife designed the CD package, and painted the painting on the cover:

http://www.espdisk.com/image/cache/catalog/shippsignature_1500x1500-750x750.jpg

grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 21:33 (one week ago) Permalink

nice. looking forward to seeing Shipp at Roulette later this year.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 02:35 (six days ago) Permalink

Listening to ILX Listen: 2019

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 17:24 (six days ago) Permalink

I finally bought Threadgill's Dirt... and More Dirt (making use of Christmas gift cards) and, four tracks in, it sounds like the noise in my head.

― Locked in silent monologue, in silent scream (Sund4r), Monday, January 14, 2019 8:12 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

agree! i love this record. does anybody else get mingus vibes or am i delusional / stupid

budo jeru, Thursday, 17 January 2019 00:12 (five days ago) Permalink

the roiling horn arrangements in particular, the swells, the dissonance, the building tensions around a simple theme that seem to grow and grow

i could only find reference to mingus in a pi recordings press release:

As a composer and improviser, Henry sees artistic process and product as inseparable, the essence of jazz. Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus strove toward the same goal. Rooted in that history, Henry’s solutions have taken radical new tacks.

i feel as though you can hear the influence of both "such sweet thunder" and "black saint" in the "dirt" recording

budo jeru, Thursday, 17 January 2019 00:20 (five days ago) Permalink

man alive, just came across a really interesting album with Ted in it.

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 18 January 2019 02:03 (four days ago) Permalink

A snapshot of jazz 60 years ago, every day.

https://the1959project.com

mookieproof, Friday, 18 January 2019 19:48 (four days ago) Permalink

Huh, Kokoroko's "Abusey Junction" is at almost 20 million views on Youtube. Judging by the comments, it seems like the the algorithm smiled on it.

jmm, Friday, 18 January 2019 22:19 (four days ago) Permalink

I've been wondering about that track. It has 3.9 million Spotify plays, too, which is 10x more than any other track on We Out Here. I assumed it was on Spotify's State of Jazz playlist or something. (I mean, I like it a lot, but still.)

jaymc, Saturday, 19 January 2019 06:55 (three days ago) Permalink

They've got a four-track EP coming soon that's great. ("Abusey Junction" is on it.)

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 19 January 2019 11:36 (three days ago) Permalink

Went to the Jazz Gallery last night to see Jason Moran and drummer Kassa Overall. It was Overall's show - he's doing a residency at the Gallery where once a month he brings in a different pianist. The next one is with Aaron Parks, on Valentine's Day. Anyway, last night's show turned into a trio set with the addition of Evan Flory-Barnes on bass. A photo:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DxPXyYdVYAAEdB8.jpg

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 19 January 2019 14:25 (three days ago) Permalink

xxp Yeah, I like it a lot too. Just interesting that it quietly racked up so many listens by jazz standards. I can imagine loads of guitarists having it on repeat.

jmm, Saturday, 19 January 2019 14:49 (three days ago) Permalink

Judging by the comments, it seems like the the algorithm smiled on it.

― jmm, Friday, January 18, 2019 5:19 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Yep, AJ shows up in my youtube sidebar recs constantly.

rob, Saturday, 19 January 2019 16:41 (three days ago) Permalink

thinking about hitting one of those kassa shows; you recommend it unperson?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 20 January 2019 18:05 (two days ago) Permalink

Definitely. The upcoming pianists are Aaron Parks (February); Sullivan Fortner (March); Kris Davis (April); Craig Taborn (May); and some kind of finale event over two nights in June.

grawlix (unperson), Sunday, 20 January 2019 18:15 (two days ago) Permalink

So---just heard a rerun of last spring's Jazz Night In America session w Jazzmeia Horn---thought she might turn out a bit contrived, but no, or not in a bad way, just over under sideways down around and yet straight ahead at all times, assimilating Cassandra Wilson's strategies, maybe---also Betty Carter's, like the way all three interact with their small groups, in Horn's case here, sometimes glancing off the musus, sometimes seeing and raising, sometimes shutting up for a while. "People Make The World Go Around" was true enough to the original, bittersweet lyrics, but also she went allll around the park, without getting lost Robust, agile, not too long-winded. How's the album?

dow, Monday, 21 January 2019 03:10 (yesterday) Permalink

Also, speaking of last spring, did I mention this? Awesome, and unlike the Horn set, whole thing's posted:
https://www.npr.org/2018/03/23/596004201/jane-bunnett-and-maqueque-the-new-queens-of-afro-cuban-jazz

dow, Monday, 21 January 2019 03:12 (yesterday) Permalink

"musos," not "musus,", sorry player guys

dow, Monday, 21 January 2019 03:14 (yesterday) Permalink

Greg Ward's Rogue Parade band Stomping Off from Greenwood album is quite ace. I remember liking a Mingus tribute alb he did a couple years back as well.

calzino, Monday, 21 January 2019 10:31 (yesterday) Permalink

Yeah, I've been following Ward's career for almost a decade now and the new album is really good. I wrote about it here.

grawlix (unperson), Monday, 21 January 2019 12:36 (yesterday) Permalink

I put together a Spotify playlist of all five albums by the Norwegian jazz quartet Cortex (Thomas Johansson on trumpet, Kristoffer Berre Alberts on saxophones, Ola Høyer on bass, Gard Nilssen on drums). Here's a link.

grawlix (unperson), Monday, 21 January 2019 15:54 (yesterday) Permalink


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