Here’s the playlist for this week’s show with start times should you decide to give it a Listen.
Also see below or some great video links
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OFOB for 8/7/12:
- Jessica Williams- Welcome- Freedom Trane- Origin An apt opening for a radio show. Historically most jazz musicians don’t have much of a safety net. Jessica’s getting some serious back surgery soon… she’s got insurance, but won’t be able to play piano [her only source of income] for @ a year. If you’d like to help, go to her website: jessicawilliams.com
- 8:03 Jessica Williams- To Be-Songs of the Earth- Origin Jessica lists this one as a Coltrane composition, too.
- 20:25 Satoko Fujii- Itsuki no Komoriuta- Indication- Libra Records Satoko in a solo recording… a gorgeous piece.
- 26:22 Aki Takase- Ein Hoher Baum Fangt Viel Wind- Tama: Rolled Up- jazzwerkstatt A trio date. Aki has been living in Germany for quite some time… though not featured here, Alex Von Schlippenbach is her husband and oft musical collaborator. A direct translation = “A High Wind Good Catch Tree”… perhaps a high tree catches a good wind?
- 37:07 Natsuki Tamura/Satoko Fujii- Muku- Muku- Libra Records A brand new duet date from Natsuki [tpt] and Satoko [p], featuring duet reworkings of pieces Natsuki wrote for their Gato Libre band.
- 43:36 Michael Bisio/Matthew Shipp- Floating Ice- Floating Ice- Relative Pitch Sometimes the title tune hits best…
- 51:43 J.D. Allen Trio- The Matador and the Bull- The Matador and the Bull- Savant Again re: title tunes. Another strong trio date from J.D.
- 54:33 Marty Krystall’s Mojave- Trini’s Blues (Press submit)- Gunsmoke- K2B2 Speaking of saxophone trios, this date from last year is one of Marty’s strongest.
- 65:42 Greg Lewis’ Organ Monk- Humph- Uwo in the Black- greglewismusic.com The second of a projected triad of self-produced Monk projects, B-3 player Greg adds a tenor player to the standard B-3 trio [organ/guitar/drums] this time out.
- 69:43 Marty Krystall- Tenor Badness- Liquid Krystall Displayed- K2B2 The latest from Marty also rocks a B-3.
- 79:34 Atle Nymo/Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/Hakon Mjaset Johansen- Elephantasy/Our Feelings/Bishmallah/Wind, Sand and Stars- …Play Complete Communion- Bolage Coming off last week’s play interweaving this recording w/Tom Varner’s Complete Communion, this time we hear the full cover of the flip side of Don Cherry’s classic 1965 date. The original was a quartet with Don on cornet, Gato Barbieri on tenor sax, Henry Blackwell on bass, Ed Blackwell on drums. Here a tenor/bass/drums trio works the changes out in an extremely satisfactory way.
- 103:11 Romano, Sclavis, Texier- Entrave- Carnet de Routes: Le Querrec- Label Bleu Louis Sclavis oft plays some form of clarinet, but is heard here on soprano sax w/Henri Texier- bass, Aldo Romano- drums. Three European masters record a highly charged date with music strongly influenced by experiences from a tour of Africa.
- 106:37 Louis Sclavis/Craig Taborn/Tom Rainey- To Steve Lacy- Eldorado Trio- Clean Feed A more current 2010 trio date, w/piano great Craig Taborn replacing the bass. I think Steve would have liked this.
- 112:30 (Mark) Solborg- 2620- 4+4+1- Ilk music A beautiful, textural piece which should pull you in. This new date from the Danish label Ilk is headed up by guitarist Mark Solborg heading a nonet which includes guest Chris Speed on tenor.
- 121:13 Kulhammar/Aalberg/Zetterberg- Pontiac- Basement Sessions, Vol. 1- Clean Feed …and some more tenor trio work.
- 130:58 Co Streiff Sextet- Noonah- Qattara- Intakt Swiss altoist Co & co. do a kick-ass job covering one of my favorite Art Ensemble pieces. Written by fellow alto man Roscoe Mitchell.
- 136:51 Kazutoki Umezu- Yakitori- Eclecticism- Knitting Factory Works Kazutoki spent some time in NYC @the time the Knitting Factory was a major flagship of the downtown scene. Interesting to hear this tune with Marc Ribot on guitar… Umezu’s later Kiki band is a fave of mine w/some serious thrash guitar + bass work… see below video to become a serious kiki fan.
- 147:32 Mr. Rencore + Tim Berne- Hurricane- Intollerant- Auand Records Tim always does a great job finding like minded musicians for collaborations. We should have a conversation about why Italians seem to have such a vibrant creative music scene…
I tracked down some videos to add some spice to this posting!
Here’s a link to a video of the Co Streiff/Russ Johnson Quartert
…a different trio project by Louis Sclavis
Kazutoki’s Kiki Band is more current and seriously rocks!
梅津和時Umezu Kazutoki : As
鬼怒無月Kido Natsuki : Guitar
早川岳晴Hayakawa Takeharu : Bass
ジョー・トランプJoe Trump : Ds
Mr. Rencore + Tim Berne… Tim connects w/a wild Italian trio:
Satoko Fujii + Natsuki Tamura:
J.D. Allen Trio doing an instore promotion at J&R Music in NYC:
and Aki Takase and Louis Sclavis in a beautifully shot duet performance from 2010: