Albums Featuring Instrument or Role - Percussion
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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. AireMathias Rissi (Tenor-Alto Saxophone), Guerino Mazzola (Grand Piano), Heinz Geisser (Percussion)With this release, AIRE, this charging, dynamic, and inventive trio completes the cycle of elements of life that previously included Fuego (Creative Works Records), Tierra (CadenceJazz 1130) and Agua (CadenceJazz 1150). If you're still not familiar with the individual or group work of these 3 dynamos, this is as good a place to start as any. Hard music for hard listening. 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. 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. ComposanceMichael Bisio (Bass), Rob Blakeslee (Brass), Greg Campbell (Percussion)Here's a date that just bristles. Mike Bisio is acknowledged by fellow musicians and listeners alike as one of the finest of bassists. Blessed with a distinctive technique, he digs deep and bares his considerable soul with the equally compelling voices of Rob Blakeslee's trumpet and Greg Campbell's forward and complementary percussion. This is a trio of strengths. It would be hard not to be moved by their work and its purpose. 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. AguaMathias Rissi (Tenor Saxophone), Guerino Mazzola (Grand Piano), Heinz Geisser (Percussion)Mathias Rissi, Guerino Mazzola, and Heinz Geisser are 3 masters of instant improvisation and bring to it the depth, breadth, and technique that you would expect from the finest concert hall masters. In his notes, Bob Rusch writes that he is "confident that this artistry will, in time, be recognized for its depth and brilliance. How long that will take is anyone's guess...time is only a threat to the ephemeral. Enjoy this bursting." 48 MotivesGeoff Brady (Percussion), Marilyn Grispell (Piano), Vincent Davis (Percussion), Stephen Dembski (Conductor), Scott Fields (Guitar), Joseph Jarman (Alto Saxophone), John Padden (Double Bass), Hans Sturm (Double Bass), Matt Turner (Cello)Scott Fields works in highly disciplined forms. Here it’s a modern day bolero. When we first heard this we were puzzled, but, by the end, pulled in and subdued by its subtle combinations of repetition and improvisation.
Home On The RangeChuck Florence (Tenor Saxophone), Jaki Byard (Piano), Alan Dawson (Percussion), Clipper Anderson (Bass)Chuck Florence lives in Montana. In fact, his first recording (with a little known but outstanding group that included Jack Walrath, Bob Nell, and Kelly Roberts) was called U. Home on the Range is Mr. Florence’s debut as a leader and it’s a refreshing Bop outing as expansive in its approach and directness as the Big Sky Country itself. Special note to the featured work of Jaki Byard who, though not the leader, lays down some of his most classic work.