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Why Not?Mat Marucci (Drums), Doug Webb (Saxophone), Rob Lemas (Bass)Mat Marucci (drums) + Doug Webb (tenor + soprano sax) with Rob Lemas (bass)
Mat Marucci and Doug Webb have established themselves as more than just a team: they are a dynamic duo. Or as one writer aptly said, channeling the interplay and energy of Elvin Jones and John Coltrane.
On this latest effort they bring their energy to nine tracks. Mostly originals. All accessible. All dynamic. Free Bop at its best. Recorded live.
why not? - 4 in 3 - steps to the left - another kind of mood - avenue of the americas - lifeline - variations on a theme by Verdi - three piece suit - finally dandy
The Last Dance Volumes 1 and 2Dominic Duval (Bass), Cecil Taylor (Piano)Recorded live in performance, this is arguably the definitive collaboration between Dominic Duval and Cecil Taylor during their 10-year tenure together. And for those who think they know all Cecil Taylor, this is something else; Cecil Taylor like you've never heard before. Additionally, it's a budget priced 2-fer in a soft pack. Rain of LightHeinz Geisser (Drums), Shiro Onuma (Drums)Heinz Geisser (drums, percussion) & Shiro Onuma (drums, percussion)
If you’re a fan of high energy drums then this is for you. With roots in the great drum battles of the ‘50s and ‘60s, this recording presents an amazing dynamic and rhythmic drive that no doubt would amaze Baby Dodds—not to mention Big Sid, Krupa, Rich, Blakey, Max, and Elvin. The excitement of this live recording is undeniable. And to maintain this technical and emotional level over 4 cuts is remarkable—and breathtaking. 4 hands, 4 legs, 1 heart. Recorded live at Tokyo’s Pit Inn.
Rain of Light - On our hands - Urashima Taro - Dreams across the land
Han & FrodeHan Bennink (Drums), Frode Gjerstad (Saxophone)An hour of serious interplay by two of the most naturally creative minds—both of them having fun without being cute. “Inderoy” in six parts with flow and energy—this is anything other than more of the same. A refreshing dialogue. New BeginningsIvo Pereleman (Saxophone), Dominic Duval (Bass)Ivo Perelman (tenor saxophone) & Dominic Duval (bass)
This duo recording is perhaps Ivo Perelman’s most mature, complete, and mellow performance of his career. And to be alone on the stage with the inimitable Dominic Duval is like pairing Ruth with Gehrig. A mellow, thoughtful exposition of creative improvised music statement. One to enjoy and savor.
New Beginnings Part 1 - New Beginnings Part 2 - New Beginnings Part 3 ForwardBrian Landrus (Saxophone), George Garzone (Saxophone), Allan Chase (Saxophone), Jason Palmer (Trumpet), Michael Cain (Piano), John Lockwood (Bass), Rakalam Bob Moses (Drums), Rupac Mantilla (Percussion)There's a new baritone sax voice in town–Brian Landrus, who impresses also on bass clarinet, alto flute, and as a composer of the majority of this program's compositions. Joining him are a few veterans including George Garzone, John Lockwood, Allan Chase, and Bob Moses; each known not only by his past body of work but also for the select company each chooses to keep. AlignmentPetter Frost Fadnes (Saxophone), Rus Pearson (Bass), Paul Hession (Drums), The Thin Red Line (Primary)Petter Frost Fadnes (alto saxophone) Rus Pearson (double bass) Paul Hession (drums, percussion)
Fadnes, Pearson, and Hession: not household names but, based on this release, definitely worthy of being so.
All three come out of the Leeds music scene in England. This recording is the result of many many hours of rehearsals and gigs. Free music that works off compositions and develops in natural, organic power trips. Clearly this is a trio familiar and trusting of its colleagues. There is a solid soul to this music, wonderful development, and clear respect for the listener.
Frankie - 4 Trio III - 5 Judges - 4 Trio II - Every Time it Rains, I’ll Think About You - 4 Trio IV - London