Albums Featuring Instrument or Role - Saxophone
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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
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
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" ... Partners in CrimeMat Marucci (Primary), Doug Webb (Saxophone), Joe Dolister (Bass)This Marucci-Webb collaboration predates the remarkable CIMP recordings by this well matched team (CIMPs 346 and 356). This trio recording‚Äîmade live in 2004 in Sacramento, California‚Äîis a nice combination of originals and standards. Those familiar with their previous releases will immediately recognize the style of this one's accessible inventiveness. If this is a crime, it sure is a ... My Fingers Will Be Your TearsAndrew Drury (Primary), Briggan Krauss (Saxophone), Myra Melford (Piano)Andrew Drury, as evidenced on this fine recording, is obviously a drummer with both a secure rhythmic sense and the ability to mess with metronomic time (yet still hold the flow of the music). Andrew brings together Myra Melford's directional piano and Briggan Krauss' distinctive sax approach/sound to form a power trio that fearlessly throws itself into edgy compositions and constructions. ... 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. PandemoniumBarry Wallenstien (Primary), John Hicks (Piano), Curtis Lundy (Bass), Vincent Chancey (French Horn), Daniel Carter (Saxophone), Serge Pesce (Guitar), Barry Wallenstein (Vocals)Barry Wallenstein is both a poet (he wrote the text on these fifteen cuts), a voice (his is the distinctive and warm voice heard here), and a player (dig how his texts, delivery, and coloring integrate within the septet). This is the second issue on Cadence Jazz Records for this much-honored poet whose other recorded collaborations over the past 30 years have included Stanley Cowell, Charles Tyler, and Arthur Blythe. Barry's poetry speaks warmly of hard things and over the course of the program conveys a range of emotions, all very human, all very believable. A 20-page booklet with full text accompanies this exceptional work. Easily accessible to both those who appreciate unhackneyed prose and poetry as well as those who appreciate uncompromised improvised music. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.
Blue Monk VAriationsIvo Perelman (Saxophone)Ivo went in to record and, while waiting for the rest of his group, warmed up on Monk and variations of Monk. Fortunately, the tapes were rolling and the rewards are yours.