Albums Featuring - Ken Filiano
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One Eyed JackJoseph Scianni (Piano), Blaise Siwula (Alto Saxophone), Ken Filiano (Bass), Hal Onserud (Bass)that Joseph Scianni is a phenomenal pianist can be shown by the first 5 records he has made over his 73 years. "One-Eyed Jack" is his 6th recording and has him in solo, duo, and trio settings with Blaise Siwula and Ken Filiano over a program of originals and standards. Both lyrical and demanding, this is music to engage both the mind and heart and gives us the added bonus of Siwula, Onserud, and Filiano: creative masters equal to the task.
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CIMPFest 2009 live in Villach, AustriaMichael Bisio, John Carlson, Dominic Duval, Avram Fefer, Ken Filiano, William Gagliardi, Stephen Gauci, Lou Grassi, Jimmy Halperin, David Hofstra, John O'Gallagher, Jay Rosen, Kenny Wessell The ThroesNate Wooley, Taylor Ho Bynum, Ken Filiano, Tomas FujiwaraTwo horn players of the mid ‘70s who over the last decade not only have shown the stamina for the long run but also the skills and talent to be leaders in early 21st century creative improvising music. Here is Free music in a face-off between trumpet and cornet presenting what is obviously post 20th century Jazz, thankfully free of the rote and cliche of so much of today’s music. Everybody contributes compositions. Ken Filiano and Tomas Fujiwara keep a flow and edge to the always compelling music. Mr. Fubar, I PresumeESATrio, Bill Gagliardi, Ken Filiano, Lou GrassiTime and time again, people listen to Bill Gagliardi and wonder why he is not better known and why he waited until age 50 to record. This latest release won't answer any of those questions and in fact will only give new voice to the wondering. If a trio comprising Gagliardi, the remarkably full and inventive Ken Filiano, and the driving Lou Grassi suggests to you a full and stimulating listening experience, then you are correct. For the full experience, listen to the previous ESATrio release on CIMP 370. KenbillouESATrio, Bill Gagliardi, Ken Filiano, Lou GrassiThe ESATrio is Bill Gagliardi's latest venture into his wonderful world of improvisation. And who better to team up with than his old partner, Lou Grassi, and the phenomenal bassist, Ken Filiano. With these three musical minds at play you can expect grit and wit as they set up, dig in, and mine. Music of substance—pure and hip. Absolute, absolutelyStephen Gauci, Nate Wooley, Ken Filiano, Lou GrassiHere is part two of this remarkable Gauci quartet recording date. Nate Wooley joins Steve’s regular trio and sounds as though he’s been playing with this group for years. This is a classic quartet. Music written for the quartet is purposeful, pointed, and perfect Free Bop and beyond. Change-UpMat Marucci, Doug Webb, Ken FilianoThis is the second half (see CIMP 346) of a phenomenal recording session that produced 2 CDs, all issued in the same order as recorded. In and of itself that means nothing, but CIMP does not record and release music by the pound, so to speak. We release and endorse only quality. This is masterful Bop/ Free Bop music and reflects a very magical 24-hour period, all fully detailed in the Artists', Producer's, and Engineer's Notes. Wisps of an Unknown FaceStephen Gauci, Nate Wooley, Ken Filiano, Lou GrassiStephen Gauci has come on strong in the past three years. A veteran of the business, it's only of recent that he's decided to record. And that still slim body of work has been enthusiastically received by both the public and critics.
Here Stephen expands his core trio with trumpeter Nate Wooley—a brilliant choice. The whole of Gauci, Wooley, Filiano, and Grassi is music far more than the sum of its parts. 3 The Hard WayMat Marucci, Doug Webb, Ken FilianoMarucci & Webb have been playing together for years. Even so, when they teamed up with former associate Ken Filiano no one could have guessed that the resulting quality and quantity of music would be so great. This is the first of two CDs documenting two days of the recording of Mat's original and memorable compositions. Released in the same order they were played, this Bop/Freebop session shows that the genre need not be revisionist but freshness and creative artistic integrity can be relative to any period of music. Not Just...David Taylor, Steve Swell, Billy Bang, Tomas Ulrich, Ken FilianoGad. Two trombones and strings! But when the trombones are Dave Taylor and Steve Swell and the strings are Bang, Ulrich, and Filiano, you know this is going to be fun. A five-sided circle that is everything you'd expect from this meeting of fertile musical minds. Over 270 cumulative years in the making, its listening pleasures should last easily that long. Recorded January 5 & 6, 2005. JawboningKen Wessel, Ken Filiano, Lou GrassiThere may be better known guitarists but none of them get to the heart of an improvisation better than Ken Wessel. A sideman on other CIMP sessions, we've been waiting for him to stand up and do his own date. The anticipation is justified as you'll hear on this mostly original music which also includes "I Remember You" and "Softly As In a Morning Sunrise." Recorded September 9 & 10, 2004 Avanti GaloppiLou Grassi, Rob Brown, Ken Filiano, Herb RobertsonLou Grassi knows how to pick 'em and mix 'em. Here he renews his associations with 3 of the most powerful music personalities on the scene, but united for the first time in the recorded spotlight. Seven cuts especially composed and prepared for the occasion. Everyone has a feature and there's plenty of style and form to study and enjoy. Recorded June 8, 2004.
Shades of the MuseAvram Fefer, Ken Filiano, Thomas Ulrich, Jay RosenIt's been a couple of years since Avram Fefer (San Francisco, CA 1964) was last in The Spirit Room but it didn't take long before he was engaging me about another project. While this was being conceived and coordinated, Avram continued other musical activities including his duo association with pianist Bobby Few, an ambient-electric groove quartet called Squelch, an on-going trio collaboration ... ExposedFred Hess, Paul Smoker, Ken Filiano, Damon ShortNoted for establishing the Boulder Creative Music Ensemble in the mid-80's, composer, arranger, and tenor saxman Fred Hess takes a rare excursion outside of that role to expose his compositions and sax in a dynamic quartet. If Mr. Hess' previous activities have missed your attention, this release should put him in your sights. It's one of his best (we might even immodestly suggest that it is his best) to date. Recorded June 11 & 12, 2001. Large Music 1Paul Smoker, Bob Magnuson, Ken Filiano, Lou GrassiAs melodic as a classic hard bop date and as spontaneous as improvised artistry gets, this is Part One of a killer session featuring this very collective and supportive group producing very large music. Recorded March 6, 2000. Out And AboutSteve Swell, Roswell Rudd, Ken Filiano, Lou GrassiState of the art trombone from two generations of masters. Warm, wonderful, and wild - it confirms why Steve Swell and Roswell Rudd are in a league of their own. Trombonemanship of the highest order and energy. Recorded June 14 & 15, 1996.