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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
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. 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
Live at the Detroit Montreux Jazz Fest 1981Bob Szajner (Piano), Ed Pickens (Bass), Frank Isola (Drums)Live at the Detroit Montreux Jazz Fest 1981
CADENCE JAZZ 1215: Bob Szajner is a bopster and prolific composer. He's been in and out of the Detroit Jazz scene since the 1950's. This release documents one of his last concerts and gives ample evidence of his talents and abilities. Complementing this package are extensive notes by the pianist along with perspectives by Michael Nastos and Bob Rusch. This nicely fills in a gap in Detroit's Jazz history and is the complete package. Ride Of Your LifeGeorge Dulin Disband (Primary), Danny Zanker (Bass), Take Toriyama (Drums), Jordan Perlson (Drums), George Dulin (Piano)This is George Dulin’s first release and what a wondrous debut. Cadence Jazz suspects he may be a new stylist—but with only one release it’s hard to tell. What is certain: he is assured and mature in his original workings based, basically, on some great old standards.
For those who think inside can no longer challenge direction and performance, this will test that assumption. The liners say he’s “an alchemy of Bud Powell and Don Pullen” while George Garzone calls him unique. We just call it wonderful listening. StringsSalim Washington (Primary), Alva Anderson (Saxophone), Charlie Burnham (Viola), Henry Cook (Flute), Akua Dixon (Cello), Melanie Dyer (Viola), Rosi Hertlein (Violin), Clarissa Howell (Cello), Hakim Jami (Bass), Howard Johnson (Clarinet), Mark Johnson (Drums), Jaribu Shahid (Bass)Here is an ambitious effort by all concerned, a unique gathering and scoring of some very heartfelt music. The result is uplifting spirit music to both dance to and ponder. This is a celebratory event and will appeal to a broad range of Jazz and "non-Jazz" ... FlowKyle Aho (Primary), Jeremy Allen (Bass), Richie Barshay (Drums)Kyle Aho is a pianist worth listening to. A quirky mainstreamer, he utilizes the mainstream-based technique and impregnates it with odd twists and turns. Respected in the music community, Kyle's earlier work (CadenceJazz 1182, CadenceJazz 1204) is almost exclusively in the company of Joel Press, and both Cadence Jazz releases have been singled out for the pianistic work. Something fresh for the ... For The ChildrenMichael Jefry Stevens (Piano), David Schnitter (Saxophone), Dominic Duval (Bass), Jay Rosen (Drums)This recording is part of the Cadence Jazz Historical Series. This was outstanding music back when it was recorded in the mid 1990s; and it remains so today. The only difference now is the significance and early placement in the discographies of the individual artists who are now leaders in the field of creative improvised music. Exciting, demanding, and rewarding listening. Trio X: Roulette at Location OneTrio X (Primary), Joe McPhee (Soprano Saxophone), Jay Rosen (Drums), Dominic Duval (Bass)Trio X first worked together as part of a 1998 CIMPhonia (CIMP 175 and 178) gathering with Paul Smoker, Mark Whitecage, David Prentice, and Peter Kowald from which they carved out their group, Trio X, and made their first recording (The Watermelon Suite, CIMP 183).
Roulette at Location One is their eighth recording and the latest release.
This session is a beautiful representation of Trio X's brilliant use of theme developoment, emotional impact, and thoughtful musicality. It's a hell of a ride. BuffaloAdam Lane (Bass), Vinny Golia (Tenor Saxophone), Paul Smoker (Trumpet), Vijay Anderson (Drums)In February 2005, Adam Lane's Trio recorded two releases for the CIMP label (#s 325 and 335), collectively and individually still considered to be among the participants' finest work.
After those CIMP sessions, the trio concluded its tour with a performance in Buffalo, NY. At that time they were joined by Paul Smoker and here are the results. It doesn't get better than this. We're Comin' Just One TimeThe Gauci Trio (Primary), Stephen Gauci (Tenor Saxophone), Terence Murren (Bass), Jeremy Carlstedt (Drums)Stephen Gauci took years to develop into the formed and distinct tenor saxist he is. After years of no documentation, Stephen has come on strong in 2004/05. This work falls chronologically between his first Cadence Jazz release (#1180 - Long Night Waiting) and his recent CIMP date (#326 - First, Keep Quiet). Both recordings have received notable critical acclaim as well as attention from other improvising musicians.
To say that we have received calls from musicians almost demanding to know if "he's as good as or different as it seems" would not be an exaggeration. On this CD Stephen investigates the relationship between freedom and form. Don't Count On GloryLindsey Horner (Bass), Jeff Berman (Percussion), Uri Caine (Piano), Jim DiSpirito (Percussion), Marty Ehrlich (Saxophone), Colter Harper (Guitar), Neal Kirkwood (Piano), Brian Lynch (Trumpet), Pete McCann (Guitar), Allison Miller (Drums), Ben Opie (Saxophone), Bobby Previte (Drums), Lou tellute (Saxophone), Eric Susoeff (Guitar), Dave Throckmorton (Drums), Lieven Venken (Drums)Lindsey Horner is best known as a bassist (though his reeds make an appearance on this date) who's been one of the players in the thick of the post '70s New York improvising scene. But for those who have followed his own releases, it's clear that his is a rather distinct color from most of his colleagues. This recording was a few years in the making, but as Bob Rusch says in the program notes, "...this is the logical point Lindsey‚Äôs music has been moving toward...and is his most idiomatically realized to date." Emotional and intellectual depth unite here, making good music great music. In The Stillhouse (Live)The Slam Trio (Primary), Blaise Siwula (Saxophone), Adam Lane (Bass), Toshi Makihara (Drums)Recorded live at Portland, Maine's, Stillhouse, this captures, at the top of their form, three demanding improvisers who make up a dynamic trio uncompromisingly caught in three extended improvisations. The last show of the last night of the last day of a 3-day gig, this blow-out doesn't just add to the discography of the trio, it extended it in real and notable ways. How's The Horn Treating You?Joel Press (Tenor Saxophone), Kyle Aho (Piano), Jeremy Allen (Bass), Richie Barshay (Drums)Joel Press is a rarely recorded veteran of the creative music scene. Even so, he is equal to the best. Here he deconstructs a Lestorian nuance combined with a Websterian matter-of-fact-ness. Joel Press is an absolute master of the emotive understatement. He joins the Kyle Aho trio (Press has previously worked in duo with Aho), a group quite solid in its own right. Reflective and evocative. Long Night WaitingStephen Gauci (Tenor Saxophone), Mike Bisio (Bass), Jay Rosen (Drums)Tenor saxophonist Stephen Gauci is a new name, but one which you'll hear more of this year. Focused and dynamic, this July 2004 date pre-dates his recent CIMP (#323) work with the Mike Bisio quartet. Here he's in a free blowing situation. Free blowing perhaps, but?as the seven tracks prove?not without purpose. GenesisMat Marucci (Drums), Markus Burger (Piano), John Tchicai (Tenor Saxophone), Doug Webb (Tenor Saxophone), Adam Lane (Bass), Steve Gundhi (Alto Saxophone), Tony Passarell (Baritone Saxophone), Steve Roach (Trumpet), John Allen (Percussion), Fred Randolph (Bass)Mat Marucci and Markus Burger began collaborating in 2002. Their concepts are wide and full as this varied, but whole, work proves. Solid playing and complete compositions manage to make the 11 parts of the CD hang together as a satisfying complete suite. Kaivalya Volume 1Paul Flaherty (Alto Saxophone), Marc Edwards (Drums)The power of Marc Edwards encounters the power of Paul Flaherty. Two icons of creative eccentricity show why, in the hands of creative minds, free improvisation is a beautiful thing. The six excursions here will have you wanting more. The good news is there will be more as this is Volume 1 of this rare pairing. With Don Messina & Bill ChattinJon Easton (Piano), Don Messina (Bass), Bill Chattin (Drums)Pianist Jon Easton is a former student of Lennie Tristano and subsequently worked for ten years with Sal Mosca. Jon met drummer Bill Chattin in the 1970's, when Bill was also a student of Tristano. Bassist Don Messina began working with Jon and Bill in 1985. Over the past two decades this trio has assimilated the freedom of the Tristano abstraction into an intuitive unit which enables it to extend lines and imagination without losing touch with a more traditional structure as evidenced by the giving of new life, energy, and challenge to the nine standards found on this release. SegmentsJohn Hagen (Tenor Saxophones), Denman Maroney (Piano), Mark Dresser (Bass), Shanir Blumenkranz (Bass), Gerry Hemingway (Drums), Todd Capp (Drums)A professional musician since the early 1970s and a former student of a number of people, ranging from Jimmy Cheatham and Randy Sandke to Warne Marsh and Bill Dixon, it's surprising that this is Mr. Hagen's first release under his own leadership in 54 years. And in listening to the 15 little gems that make up this work, the surprises keep coming. This is a saxophonist who will draw in the listener with his emotive, logically constructed, and powerful statements. Fifteen cuts: a marvel in concise statements and, while unknown, not undeserving of your attention. Art‚Äînot hype. Opening The GatesJames Finn (Tenor Saxophone), Dominic Duval (Bass), Whit Dickey (Drums)The debut of a new tenor voice. Logical, meaty and powerful, this post Bop offering was originally intended as a demo, but when CIMP producer Robert Rusch heard it, he decided not only to release it, but signed on Finn to a future CIMP session this Spring. Here is a taste of what's to come. All The NotesCecil Taylor (Piano), Dominic Duval (Bass), Jackson Krall (Drums)All the notes here are in the music, not in the liners. This is the concert that Minnesotans have been speaking about since 2000. This massive 3 part improvisations featuring Mr. Taylor with his trio of the past 10 years finds them at the top of their game. An important document and a memorable night.
Improvisation I - Improvisation II - Improvisation III. Focus on Stan GetzErnie Krivda (Tenor Saxophone), Rufus Reid (Bass), Andy LaVerne (Piano), Adam Nussbaum (Drums)Ernie Krivda, one of the most distinctive tenor sax stylists in Jazz today, takes on one of the most distinctive tenor sax stylists of the past with respect and admiration in this historic revisit of Eddie Sauter's Stan Getz Collaboration, Focus. Never recorded after the original 1961 sessions, Ernie sought out Andrew Holmzy who tracked down the original score. Then in 1998, Ernie, The Quartet, and a 20-piece orchestra conducted by John Russo, presented Live in Severance Hall - a concert of the work. A recording of this historic occasion has surfaced and the world can now experience the brilliance of Krivda, Sauter & the Getz legacy. This is a moving and hip experience. Motion EjectaMilo Fine (Primary), Mick Beck (Tenor Saxophone), Paul Hession (Drums)Milo's latest and we think most exciting release to date. Here, this veteran Free Jazzer is joined by Mick Beck and Paul Hession in a ¬†never before/never again canvas of purposeful color and rhythm, all of which will challenge and satisfy that grey area between your ears. Live. You Must Believe In SwingMarc Pompe (Vocals), Joey Defrancesco (Hammond B-3), Henry Johnson (Guitar), Byron Landham (Drums), Curt Warren (Guitar), Judy Roberts (Piano)Marc Pompe is a distinct and memorable singer. he's been at it for over 50 years, but had scarce documentation. More concerned with the art than the commerce, Mr. Pompe, Cadence Records, and CIMP Records have set about to rectify the situation with a series of 3 recordings to be released over the next handful of months.
You Must Believe in Swing is simply a great recording. And if you're a fan of the art of the Jazz singer - give this a try. With 2 more releases to follow, you know we stand behind Marc Pompe's artistry. Foward EnergyJim Ryan (Saxophone), Alicia Mangan (Tenor Saxophone), Scott R. Looney (Piano), Adam Lane (Contrabass), Marshall Trammell (Drums)Jim Ryan is a creative and catalytic force in the San Francisco Bay Area. His music has a passion and, yes, a forward energy which would put artists a third his age to shame. Here he brings his energized group together to stretch out for 5 tracks on what is arguably his finest and fullest recorded display of his music. This is intense music and unrelenting interplay. It‚Äôs a lot of listening here‚Äîover 70 minutes that will take you hours to absorb and with wonderful features from all. The Welsh ChapelFrode Gjerstad (Alto Saxophone), John Edwards (Bass), Mark Sanders (Drums)This is Frode Gjerstad's 8th Cadence Jazz Records release, every one of them distinct and refreshing. This CD, recorded in a Welsh chapel over a five hour period, finds Frode playing with fresh nuance and renewed passion. To say he is the most dynamic free improviser in Norway is a qualifier this world-class saxman has long outgrown. Shadow Intersections WestPaul Murphy (Primary), Marco Eneidi (Alto Saxophone), Kash Killion (Cello), Paul Murphey (Drums)After 30 years it seems as though listeners are catching up to Paul Murphy, '70s avant-gardist/2000's musical artist. This is Paul's second Cadence date with Kash Killion (CJR 1147), without question one of the most electrifying Jazz/improvising cellists on the scene. Joining Paul & Kash is Paul's old associate, Marco Eneidi. Pithy, plucky, and rhythmic, this is improvisation of a close knit for careful listening. CosmosAbbey Rader (Drums), Dave Liebman (Saxophone)Abbey Rader and Dave Liebman: a new chapter in their longtime association. The mostly original 11 tracks include, in tribute, some of the music of John Coltrane and an homage to Charlie Parker. This is a live concert with many wonderful parts, all coming together for an emotional Big Bang exceeding the sum of its parts. In, Thru, and OutHiro Honshuku (Flute), Jim Hobbs (Alto Saxophone), Jeff Hudgins (Alto Saxophone), Phil Scarff (Tenor Saxophone), Hans Indigo (Baritone Saxophone), Mike Peipman (Trumpet), Keiichi Hashimoto (Trumpet), Jim Mosher (French Horn), Bob Pilkington (Trombone), David Harris (Trombone), Jim Gray (Tuba), Rebecca Shrimpton (Voice), Art Bailey (Piano), Norm Zocher (Guitar), Rick McLaughlin (Acoustic Bass), Rich Greenblatt (Vibraphone), Harvey Wirht (Drums), Taki Masuko (Percussion), Darrell Katz (Composer), Laura Andel (Composer), Warren Senders (Composer)The Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra outdoes itself on this release, creating large music carefully detailed and with climaxes worthy of the talents of this 18-piece ensemble. Included in the program is the tribute, “Hemphill,” a 4-part opus celebrating the spirit of Julius Hemphill. A big band with big concepts executed by big talents. Trips Jobs and JourneysNoah Rosen (Piano), Didier Levallet (Bass), Makoto Sato (Drums)You could say this recording has been about 25 years in the making. Now in his 40s, this is Mr. Rosen's recorded debut - after all those years of playing in the States and Europe. This is more than just another piano trio outing; this is a focused, thoughtful, creative improvised excursion by a voice that is forceful in executing a concert of original statement. As Andrew Hill says in his liner notes, "Noah has made...the freshest material I have heard in twenty years or more." EnarrePaul Murphy (Drums), Joel Futterman (Piano), Kash Killion (Cello)After too many years of relative obscurity, Paul Murphy is beginning to re-emerge as a profound voice in new music. Here he unites with Joel Futterman and Kash Killion for riveting interplay over 5 tracks. This is the beginning of an association between Paul Murphy's uncompromised music and Cadence/CIMP Records with more extraordinary developments to come. TrioX: In Black and White: On Tour...Ann Arbor/NYCJoe McPhee (Saxophone), Dominic Duval (Bass), Jay Rosen (Drums)Trio-X: what can we say? McPhee, Duval & Rosen, like few others, know how to cut to the zone of inspired improvisation and start this inspired interaction at a level most are happy to achieve. And from there they go deeper.
Their latest on-tour recording finds them in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and New York City, New York. "God Bless the Child," "'Round Midnight," and "Going Home" are just some of the vehicles used in this jaw-dropping excursion. In The SunlightBob Magnuson (Soprano Saxophone), Tom DeSteno (Drums), Cameron Brown (Bass), Jason Hwang (Violin), Rolf Sturm (Guitar), Ed Neumeister (Trombone), Scott Healy (Piano), Gary Guzio (Trumpet), Eric Goletz (Trombone)This is an odd one for Cadence Jazz and the Magnuson-Desteno duo. Electronics, synthesizers, even a suggestion of fusion. But musically it has integrity and all the parts hang together (tracks range from under a minute to over 17 minutes) to produce a haunting whole that’s greater than the sum of its parts. Full Throttle OrchestraVijay Anderson (Drums), Aaron Bennett (Tenor Saxophones), Myles Boisen (Electric Guitar), Jeff Chan (Tenor Saxophone), John Finkbeiner (Electric Guitar), Darren Johnston (Trumpet), Adam Lane (Bass)This is the follow-up to Adam’s amazing recording debut on Cadence Jazz 1104, Hollywood Wedding. Today many have come to expect brilliance from Mr. Lane, but, after listening to the first two Cadence recordings, obviously it was all in place by the end of the 1990s. And Now I Can See Crows Mating in the MistPam Purvis (Voice), Wilber Morris (Acoustic Bass), Denis Charles (Drums), Bob Ackerman (Flute), Herb Robertson (Trumpet)The group here was a joining of musical artists who often got together “at home” to woodshed, work out musical ideas, and play for their own pleasure. Both the late Wilber Morris and Denis Charles had the spirit of giving and music that encouraged such gatherings. In putting together this informal approach in the more formal setting for recording, Bob Ackerman invited his friend Herb Robertson (who was in town) to join “The Quartet.” Herb did and here are the results. Liner notes from Mr. Ackerman and Ms. Purvis relate the background and circumstances of the gatherings. Calling All SpiritsAvram Fefer (Saxophone), Eric Revis (Bass), Igal Foni (Drums)Avram’s debut, and it’s impressive. As his later recordings for CIMP and Boxholder show, Avram is an intense and focused player whose playing leaves no doubt that it’s all about the music. This 1999 recording continues to hold its own beside his later work. Knudstock 2000Herb Robertson (Cornet), Frank Grasso (Piccolo Trumpet), Steve Swell (Trombone), Bob Hovey (Trombone), Bob Ackerman (Flute), Knud Jensen (Tenor Saxophone), Jim Hart (Guitar), Hans Tammen (Guitar), Chris Lough (Contrabass), Tom Sayek (Drums), Herb Fisher (Drums)This was one of the many informal jams a group of improvisers engaged in at Knud’s place in New Jersey. A musician’s jam for musicians. This one was recorded and its dynamic unpretentious self is here as presented. Included are some delightful background notes by the artists themselves. Just PeaceRosella Clemmons Washington (Vocals), Bill Meek, Jr. (Keyboards), Dawn Crist (Keyboards), Tyrone Brown (Bass), Dave Brown (Drums), Grover Washington, Jr. (Tenor Saxophone), John Blake (Violin), Cecil Bridgewater (Trumpet)As the liners detail this was an imperfect date in that, shall we say, the recording mechanics were skewed and flawed. But what is evident is the exceptional voice of Rosella Washington in her debut release. Fortunately some things can be “redone,” as was the case here due to the unfortunate death of Grover Washington. But even so this is a phenomenal record of memorable music unforgettably delivered by Ms. Washington. A true case of perfect imperfection. Between Two EternitiesNoah Howard (Alto Saxophone), Bobby Kapp (Drums)Another fine release in Cadence Jazz Records duo series. This one by two old friends, Howard and Kapp. Noah calls this 21st century music and Bobby remarked that this session “was the way I wanted to end my century.” Music that will transcend both. Over The EdgeTom DeSteno (Drums), Bob Magnuson (Tenor Saxophone)Desteno and Magnuson have been making music together for their own pleasure for years. Occasionally someone looks beyond commercial consideration to allow independent thinkers a chance to partake in its pleasure. Here they are just a duo exploring the finer demands of Bop and Free Bop over 10 cuts. UtteranceGlenn Spearman (Tenor Saxophone), John Heward (Drums)Glenn Spearman and John Heward had a quiet but fruitful musical relationship between 1990 up until 1998, when Glenn died. Two different personalities, their differences complemented one another. CIMP recorded their co-led group in 1997. After Glenn died John came across this duologue: a nice addition to both of their limited discographies. A Sandole TrilogyDennis Sandole (Guitar), Al DelGovernatore (Piano), Wendell Marshall (Bass), Frank Young (Drums), Michael Grossman (Piano), John Stubblefield (Tenor Saxophone), Tony Garnier (Bass), Mike Clark (Drums)Dennis Sandole was a legendary Philadelphia-based guitarist, teacher, and guru to a host of eventual East Coast Jazz giants. These recordings were recovered from the dustbin of Mr. Sandole’s archives and cover his work between 1958 to 1991, and sadly, account for a good percentage of his available recorded legacy. As an added bonus, one track features the Michael Grossman-John Stubblefield-Tony Garnier-Mike Clark 4tet playing a Sandole composition. No TrainSteuart Liebig (Contra Bass Guitar), Vinny Golia (Soprano Saxophone), Billy Mintz (Drums)Steuart Liebig graced the Les McCann group of the mid 1970’s but by the mid ‘90’s was exploring the more open areas of creative inspiration in a series of releases on independent labels. Here he brings his far ranging techniques to an electrifying trio of longtime musical mates in a series of improvisations which should make you re-evaluate the potential for bass guitar in jazz. Bottoms OutScott Miller (Composer), Joe Fonda (Bass), Kevin Norton (Drums), Michael J. Stevens (Piano), Mark Whitecage (Alto Saxophone), David Bindman (Clarinet), David Schumacher (Baritone Saxophone), Robert DeBellis (Baritone Saxophone), Sam Furnace (Baritone Saxophone), Steve Swell (Trombone), Jim Leff (Trombone)Scott Miller and Joe Fonda brought together this potent ensemble, sort of a musicians’ workshop with, “A premise of the group that, in our music, there is an equal assertion of written composition and improvisation: The writing and the improvising are continuous and simultaneous throughout.” And “Though every member of Bottoms Out is a formidable soloist, the band is ultimately about a sense of ensemble.” The ensemble existed for a couple of years and was obviously an engaging unit, as witnessed by this sole issued document. Orkestra Kith 'n KinHans Reichel (Guitar), Thomas Borgmann (Soprano Saxophone), Lol Coxhill (Soprano Saxophone), Erik Balke (Sopraino Saxophone), Dietmar Diesner (Soprano Saxophone), Jonas Akerblom (Bass Saxophone), Martin Mayes (French Horn), Pat Thomas (Piano), Christoph Winckel (Bass), Mark Sanders (Drums)Wow. Big group, powerful personalities, led by the powerhouse, Mr. Borgmann. Perhaps it’s led by “Turning Loose”—contained within the structure of this extended work is fiery unrestrained playing. The CD concludes with some prime Lol Coxhill humor creations. Suite EmpathyWilber Morris (Double Bass), Ehran Elisha (Drums), Roy Campbell (Trumpet)Ehran Elisha keeps his group together for years but remains elusive “on the scene.” He works big ideas in his music and isn’t afraid to go out all the time, admirably making the whole greater than the sum of its parts. This music, though just a powerful trio, is both driving and orchestral and impressed us so much we did a number of recordings with his groups for CIMP.
Velvet HeatPieter Ostrander (Tenor Saxophone), Mike Schiffer (Piano), Ram Miles (Bass), Theresa Mango (Harp), Randy Kaye (Drums)Another of those quirky and singular documents often found on Cadence Jazz Records, and other independent labels that allow artistry to trump bottom line costs. This was the late Pieter Ostrander’s only recording—and it’s homegrown at that. He and Mike Schiffer play with great emotive joy and sorrow. If you enjoy the pathos evoked by artists like Lester Young, you’ll enjoy this slice of the creative muse. Tom Cohen TrioTom Cohen (Drums), Ron Thomas (Piano), Mike Richmond (Bass), Bill Zinno (Bass)(reissue) Tom Cohen (drums) Mike Richmond (bass) Ron Thomas (piano) Bill Zinno (bass on 1 track)
Tom Cohen with Ron Thomas and Mike Richmond, a trio of unexpected invention and turns, prove that mining the Bopstream need not be the same old same old.
Things You Were - Turn Out The Stars - The Red Carpet - Sarabande - Time Remembered - Lyons Waltz - Groove for Andy - Passacaglia - Two Lonely People - The Free Of Us - Untitled Ballad - Motion Potion
The Bitten MoonJon Hazilla (Drums), Ray Drummond (Bass), James Williams (Piano)(reissue) This is Jon Hazilla’s second leadership date and, like his first (CJR 1035), it’s an understated trio recording that packs a punch both in the choice of material and in the absolute focus of artistic brilliance. A standard but uncommonly good Bop trio outing. As for the leader (and believe us he is the leader), the Hazilla quality is all evident. Special note should be made of his brush work. InnocenceJoe Gallivan (Drums), Marcio Mattos (Bass), Elton Dean (Alto Saxello), Evan Parker (Soprano), Neil Metcalf (Flute), Guy Barker (Trumpet), Gerard Presencer (Trumpet), Claude Deppa (Trumpet), Jim Dvorak (Trumpet), Paul Rutherford (Trombone), Ashley Slater (Bass Trombone)Big works by a big group. This remains our favorite Joe Gallivan recording in a career that was first documented back in 1961. Unfortunately this astounding assemblage of players was documented on only one recording, but the extended tracks offer up just the kind of intriguing power and movement that you might hope for from some of Europe’s finest improvisers. Passionate music. Seeking SpiritBobby Zankel (Alto Saxophone), Odean Pope (Tenor Saxophone), Johnny Coles (Trumpet), Ray Wright (Baritone Saxophone), Tyrone Brown (Bass), Stan Slotter (Trumpet), Sumi Tonooka (Piano), Craig McIver (Drums), Uri Caine (Piano), David Gibson (Drums)A distinctive orchestrater, composer, and instrumentalist Bobby Zankel over the years has remained a Philadelphia musicians’ musician. This is his debut recording and it remains one of his finest. If you’re not familiar with this notable musician’s work, start here and we think you’ll be impressed enough to move through other documents of his body of work Ernie Krivda JazzErnie Krivda (Tenor Sax), Bob Fraser (Guitar), Jeff Halsey (Bass), Gary Aprile (Bass), Roger Hines (Bass), Chris Berger (Bass), Pat Hallaran (Trombone), Pete Selvaggio (Accordion), Joe Hunter (Piano), Paul Samuels (Drums), Scott Davis (Drums), Dennis Reynolds (Trumpet), Mike Hazlett (Trumpet)
ImpasseGlenn Wilson (Baritone Saxophone), Harold Danko (Piano), Dennis Irwin (Bass), Adam Nussbaum (Drums)This was Glenn Wilson’s leadership debut. Of the nicely crafted and purposeful handful of recordings this thinking man’s bari has led (since 1984), this remains one of his best. Originally released on LP, this CD issues additional takes which maintain the original integrity of the LP and give added insight into Glenn’s musicianship. The notes contain the original 1984 interview along with updated notes by both Glenn Wilson and Bob Rusch.