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Title: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on September 14, 2012, 09:59:02 AM
I would like this thread to be a place where people can post about new jazz recordings, and by new I mean new recordings not re-issues and less than 12 months old.  Because there is so much great jazz from the past one can easily listen to only music decades old and never run out of great recordings.  This is not necessaily a bad thing, no, but when it leads people to begin to think that "jazz is dead" then it perpetuates a myth that there is no new jazz being done that is any good.

And with that I offer you this:

Fred Hersch Trio - Alive at the Vanguard (2012)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51O062USKGL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Fred Hersch has been in New York for decades and consistently playing great jazz usually in a trio setting.  This disc captures his latest group in top form and playing a solid set of standards and originals.  "Playing together since 2010, Hersch has settled in comfortably with bassist John Hébert and drummer Eric McPherson, veteran musicians of estimable talent who both can drive hardily and swing delicately. This recording puts the three on a par with the great Bill Evans and his small groups."  (quote from Larry Taylor's review in All About Jazz (http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=42866#.UFN87LJlRKA)).  Although I think he may have meant "inestimable" talent ...

"Hersch has found musical soul mates in drummer Eric McPherson and bassist John Hébert, who played in pianist Andrew Hill's last rhythm section. They are players who can set up a fluid flow or pack a prodding punch, and who seem always capable of enhancing Hersch's exquisite sense of melody, beginning with the pianist's gorgeous original opener, "Havana," filled with a feeling of spicy romance and a vibrant momentum."  (quote from Dan McClenaghan's review (http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=42739#.UFN9q7JlRKA), also in All About Jazz).

I hope others contribute their own selections and slowly we compile a nice living discography of new jazz records so that the myth can be put to rest.

 :)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on September 16, 2012, 06:21:30 AM
The Cookers - Believe

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51k7J1m9TCL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

A great line-up:
Eddie Henderson
Billy Hart
Cecil McBee
Billy Harper
George Cables
David Weiss
Craig Handy


Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Mirror Image on September 16, 2012, 06:26:27 AM
It's interesting you mention Fred Hersch. He's one of my favorites. He has such beautiful harmonic and melodic conception on the piano. I was just listening to Horizons with Marc Johnson and Joey Baron the other day and I love this album. I own a lot of Hersch albums but I don't own them all. The last release I bought was Night and the Music.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on September 16, 2012, 06:31:14 AM
It's interesting you mention Fred Hersch. He's one of my favorites. He has such beautiful harmonic and melodic conception on the piano. I was just listening to Horizons with Marc Johnson and Joey Baron the other day and I love this album. I own a lot of Hersch albums but I don't own them all. The last release I bought was Night and the Music.

You are right; and that rhythm section is fantastic.  They also have recorded several CDs with Enrico Pieranunzi, who if you have not already done so, you should check out.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on September 16, 2012, 06:43:36 AM
Some totally new players to me but a absolutely great latin-jazz CD:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41x65q119cL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Mark F.Turner has this to say in his review:
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Pianist Luis Perdomo's presence is marked by attributes that include lyricism, depth and adaptability. The onetime member of saxophonist Ravi Coltrane's quartet has worked on many releases for artists like trombonist Steve Turre and saxophonist Miguel Zenón. His visibility is coming more into focus with The Infancia Project, which the New York-based pianist avoided making for many years over concerns of being typecast as "just another" Latin jazz musician.

While the project's flavor is influenced by the rich ethnic sounds of Perdomo's upbringing in Caracus, Venezuela, it identifies both the pianist's past and present, one that is deep-rooted yet equally progressive ....

RTRH (http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=42593#.UFXzCo1lTKA)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Mirror Image on September 16, 2012, 05:23:51 PM
You are right; and that rhythm section is fantastic.  They also have recorded several CDs with Enrico Pieranunzi, who if you have not already done so, you should check out.

I'm very familiar with Pieranunzi's work. The Italian Bill Evans? Possibly.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on September 20, 2012, 09:22:21 AM
A couple of new things for Pat Metheny fans:

Unity Band



And a collaboration of Pat Metheny and John Scofield - I Can See Your House From Here



Unity Band is a quartet of Metheny, Chirs Potter, Ben Williams and Antonio Snachez, and the first Metheny recording since 80/81 to feature a saxophone.  This is a very good record (imo), nine Metheny originals and the playing and ensembling are strong.  Metheny had this to say about the band and music,

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"We all always talked about revisiting that band at some point, but with both Mike and Dewey gone now, that will never happen," he continues. "But then Chris Potter came along. As a fan, I have watched as he has become one of the greatest musicians of our time, and when we were both invited to play on Antonio Sanchez's debut record, I immediately saw that we had a natural way of playing and phrasing that suggested something more. I started thinking right then of somehow building a project around that."

For the rhythm section, Metheny explains, "Antonio was kind of an obvious choice; he has been one of my closest associates over the past ten years and has also played a lot with Chris. He is such a special musician. There was a certain kind of power I knew that Chris and I would be getting to and I can't think of anyone who could take us to that place better than Antonio." He continues, "A few years ago, Christian McBride invited me to an event that he was leading with the jazz students at Juilliard. Ben Williams was featured on a few tunes and his playing spoke to me immediately. I used Ben a few times to sub for Christian with the trio and found him to be a great playing partner and a great person too. He and Antonio had an instantly effortless rapport."

The Scofield/Metheny CD is really a Scofield record with Metheny sitting in.  The band is filled out with Bill Stewart and Steve Swallow.  Here's what allmusic.com had to say:

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Guitar giants John Scofield and Pat Metheny teamed up for the first time on records for this CD. The collaboration does take awhile to get going and it is not until the fourth cut, the bluish "Everybody's Party," that the sparks begin to fly; fortunately the momentum does not let up much throughout the remainder of the CD. All of the selections (including two blues) are originals by either of the guitarists and, with the accompaniment of bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Bill Stewart, this varied set generally lives up to expectations.

Both good new jazz releases.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on September 24, 2012, 04:34:03 AM
Four MFs Playin' Tunes
Branford Marsalis Quartet

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51tvtas4e3L._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

I've been a fan of Branford Marsalis for a long time.  While I also like his brother's records, I consider Branford to be the more interesting musician, to my taste.  This latest CD uses his regular quartet, sans Jeff "Tain" Watts, who have a telepathic camaraderie, and this is not compromised with the new drummer. 

Quote from: http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=42574#.UGBgoY1lTKA
The music on Four MFs Playin' Tunes covers a wide range of moods, from heart-aching ("My Ideal") to earthshaking ("Whiplash"), but the focus is always on in-the-moment, conversant interplay rather than variety for variety's sake. The quartet doesn't look beyond the work at hand and that benefits every number, as they're able to fully invest themselves in each piece. Tropically-tinged modernism ("The Mighty Sword"), flowing contemplation ("Maestra") and wondrous jumbles of melodicism buried under a deluge of notes ("Endymion") come into the picture at various times, as all four men feed off of each other to find their way.
Title: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Leo K. on September 24, 2012, 05:54:56 AM


And with that I offer you this:

Fred Hersch Trio - Alive at the Vanguard (2012)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51O062USKGL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Fred Hersch has been in New York for decades and consistently playing great jazz usually in a trio setting.  This disc captures his latest group in top form and playing a solid set of standards and originals.  "Playing together since 2010, Hersch has settled in comfortably with bassist John Hébert and drummer Eric McPherson, veteran musicians of estimable talent who both can drive hardily and swing delicately. This recording puts the three on a par with the great Bill Evans and his small groups."  (quote from Larry Taylor's review in All About Jazz (http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=42866#.UFN87LJlRKA)).  Although I think he may have meant "inestimable" talent ...

"Hersch has found musical soul mates in drummer Eric McPherson and bassist John Hébert, who played in pianist Andrew Hill's last rhythm section. They are players who can set up a fluid flow or pack a prodding punch, and who seem always capable of enhancing Hersch's exquisite sense of melody, beginning with the pianist's gorgeous original opener, "Havana," filled with a feeling of spicy romance and a vibrant momentum."  (quote from Dan McClenaghan's review (http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=42739#.UFN9q7JlRKA), also in All About Jazz).

I hope others contribute their own selections and slowly we compile a nice living discography of new jazz records so that the myth can be put to rest.

 :)

I am really enjoying this album, thanks for the recommend!

Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on September 24, 2012, 06:22:58 AM
I am really enjoying this album, thanks for the recommend!

My pleasure!  :D

Title: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Leo K. on September 24, 2012, 03:03:44 PM
I moved on to two other releases from Hersch, Letting Yourself Go (solo) and Da Vinci with Nico Gori...wow fantastic stuff.

Excited about today's jazz!
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on September 28, 2012, 11:59:13 AM
A really interesting new jazz release:



This band goes in for a lot of written sections giving their sound a more "classical" feel.  Check it out; like I said, it is very interesting and very good (imo).

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A unique blend of traditional jazz, classical, Eastern European folk, and modern idioms, Mat Ulery's By A little Light is steeped in a melancholic grace and shadowy beauty that provides the two-disc set its unifying force. Throughout, Ulery has chosen detail and the oblique over the grandiose to etch his dusky scenes and portraits that seem to capture discreet emotional moments the way master photographers can distill vast meaning within a single frame.
RTRH (http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=42302#.UGYPUJjA_gg)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Leo K. on October 27, 2012, 12:07:36 PM
(http://content.bandzoogle.com/users/jasonstein/images/content/thestorythistimelarge.jpg)
Personnel: Jason Stein: bass clarinet; Keefe Jackson: tenor sax, contrabass clarinet; Joshua Abrams: bass; Frank Rosaly: drums.

I found this by searching Google with the words "jazz bass clarinet" and found Jason Stein's albums. Stein exclusively records with the bass clarinet, and whether in a trio, solo or quartet setting, his music is built on stable construction, but not without interesting flights off the beaten path. The texture of the bass clarinet is my favorite woodwind sound, and because of this, I am in heaven.

This Story This Time is the debut of John Stein's Quartet, released Oct 2011. It is an amazing record that swings, contemplates, and swells with beautiful textures. Stein's five compositions are mixed with those of Lee Konitz, Warne Marsh, Lennie Tristano, and Thelonious Monk. The heads of each track establish a wondrous sound, combining bass clarinet with tenor sax (and sometimes contrabass clarinet also played by Keefe Jackson). The improves weave with melody and explorations in space and harmony, tiptoeing the line between hard bop and free jazz, with the gritty mix of texture on top and within.

I love it.

 





Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on October 27, 2012, 03:56:50 PM
(http://content.bandzoogle.com/users/jasonstein/images/content/thestorythistimelarge.jpg)
Personnel: Jason Stein: bass clarinet; Keefe Jackson: tenor sax, contrabass clarinet; Joshua Abrams: bass; Frank Rosaly: drums.

I found this by searching Google with the words "jazz bass clarinet" and found Jason Stein's albums. Stein exclusively records with the bass clarinet, and whether in a trio, solo or quartet setting, his music is built on stable construction, but not without interesting flights off the beaten path. The texture of the bass clarinet is my favorite woodwind sound, and because of this, I am in heaven.

This Story This Time is the debut of John Stein's Quartet, released Oct 2011. It is an amazing record that swings, contemplates, and swells with beautiful textures. Stein's five compositions are mixed with those of Lee Konitz, Warne Marsh, Lennie Tristano, and Thelonious Monk. The heads of each track establish a wondrous sound, combining bass clarinet with tenor sax (and sometimes contrabass clarinet also played by Keefe Jackson). The improves weave with melody and explorations in space and harmony, tiptoeing the line between hard bop and free jazz, with the gritty mix of texture on top and within.

I love it.

Very interesting!  Thanks for the post I will look for it on either MOG or Spotify.

 :)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: toledobass on November 01, 2012, 11:18:32 AM
Awesome....Thanks for starting this thread.  I'll check out the Metheney stuff and the new Marsalis. 

I'm enjoying the most recent Mehldau album greatly if anyone has missed it. 
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Leo K. on November 03, 2012, 06:27:30 AM
Awesome....Thanks for starting this thread.  I'll check out the Metheney stuff and the new Marsalis. 

I'm enjoying the most recent Mehldau album greatly if anyone has missed it.

I quite like the new Branford Marsalis too, he continues to really impress.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on November 20, 2012, 01:29:43 PM
The latest Bobo Stenson Trio CD has a new drummer, Jon Fålt - and it is the best (imo) record Stenson has released in some time.



Jon Christensen had been his long-time drummer, but due to both philosophical and health reasons, he no longer was interested in "playing time" and this factor as well as his inability to use his legs as much as he probably would have wanted, limited the trio's sound.  That said, and I love his playing in general, Christensen had lost interest in playing time before his health became an issue. 
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on November 20, 2012, 06:04:10 PM
I have really been enjoying this one lately--Cuong Vu Leaps of Faith, especially the track "I shall never come back"

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81irP9Q4k8L._AA1500_.jpg)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on November 25, 2012, 07:12:33 PM
I have really been enjoying this one lately--Cuong Vu Leaps of Faith, especially the track "I shall never come back"


Thanks for the heads up - I'm listening and it is a new group for me.  Good stuff.

Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on November 25, 2012, 07:17:32 PM
A month or so outside the 12 month cut-off for this thread,  the latest CD by John Scofield is worth mentioning nonetheless.

John Scofield’s follow-up to the gospel-driven Piety Street is a 180 degree shift: an album of ballads. This is not elevator muzak or instrumental versions of “adult contemporary.” These 12 tunes are sublime selections, exquisitely touching because of the sensitive musicianship of Scofield’s accompanists, Larry Goldings (piano/organ), Scott Colley (bass) and Brian Blade (drums). Scofield’s five worthy originals (notably “Johan”) stand confidently beside the standards. The group’s cohesive interplay is on full display in “I Want To Talk About You,” where they respond to Scofield’s intense phrasing and contrasts in register before Goldings takes a turn on piano. A supreme rendition of “I Loves You, Porgy” closes the disc, and we’re left, gently and contemplatively, thinking of the album’s title. Relix review. (http://www.relix.com/reviews/cds/2011/09/26/john-scofield-a-moment-s-peace)



From the Artist
"It's an album of slow, gentle music," says the perennial poll-winning guitarist. "But at the same time, we didn't want it to be easy listening. We tried to really play on all the tunes. For me, no matter what kind of music, it's really important that it be fresh and that we're really playing something. The creativity, when accompanying or soloing, has to be there." Regarding the relaxed accord that his empathetic crew strikes on A Moment's Peace, Scofield says, "These guys can play beautifully and unhurried and really capture the mood of a song. To be relaxed but have it be fresh and energetic...that's the trick."
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on December 10, 2012, 01:54:53 PM
Some good new releases from ECM worth checking out:

1. Tim Berne ~ Snakeoil



2. Michael Formanek ~ Small Places



3. Nik Bartsch ~ Ronin Live



4. Arild Andersen ~ Celebration



5. Billy Hart ~ All Our Reasons

Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on December 21, 2012, 10:03:08 AM
John Kelman is a very good reviewer of jazz recordings for All About Jazz (http://www.allaboutjazz.com/) and has published his year end "Best of" article (http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=43549#.UNSeUORlHS8).  A lot of great new jazz here.

I don't think it an overstatement to say that 2012 was one of the best years ever for new jazz. 

Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on February 15, 2013, 10:23:58 AM
A new release from Wayne Shorter and his regular quartet.

Without a Net

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51eBXGIlAfL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Excellent.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Leo K. on February 16, 2013, 07:06:55 AM
A new release from Wayne Shorter and his regular quartet.

Without a Net

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51eBXGIlAfL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Excellent.

I didn't know about this. Thanks!  8)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on May 09, 2013, 05:53:19 AM
Some noteworthy (imo) new-ish (released in the last ten years) jazz CDs

Joe Lovano - Mostly Coltrane



2/3 same rhythm section, Steve Kuhn, Steve Swallow and Joey Barron - Wisteria



Uri Caine Live at the Village Vanguard



Fred Hersh Live at the Jazz Standard - this is an interesting lineup since it is without bass.



Kurt Rosenwinkel - Deep Song



I hate it when people say there is no good new jazz.

 :)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Brewski on May 09, 2013, 06:06:35 AM
I hate it when people say there is no good new jazz.

 :)

Totally agree with this. As just your last post alone shows, there's plenty of new work to hear. Thanks for starting this thread, which I guess I didn't see at first. And as usual, I don't have that much time to chime in, but do read the posts with great interest.

--Bruce
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on May 24, 2013, 06:46:41 AM
Cross Culture Joe Lovano

Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on May 28, 2013, 06:19:41 AM
Harris Eisenstadt's September Trio - The Destructive Element
Harris Eisenstadt - Canada Day III
Pierluggi Balducci - Blue from Heaven





Great music, all available on E-music. I like Mehldau's two latest recording and the Branford Marsalis as well.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on June 12, 2013, 12:05:52 PM
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Good stuff.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: toledobass on January 08, 2014, 07:53:18 PM
Anything coming up in the next quarter? 
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on January 09, 2014, 11:16:34 AM
Anything coming up in the next quarter?

4 Feb
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11 Feb
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Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: toledobass on January 09, 2014, 11:24:04 AM
I saw some of the promo stuff for the Mehldau.  Sounds really good to me.

Always excited for another Metheny release, too, so thanks for making me aware!
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on January 10, 2014, 12:26:29 PM
Some more:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41siJHcx8ZL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

Samples sound good to me.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: toledobass on January 10, 2014, 01:56:24 PM
Never heard him Henk, what's a good place to start?

A
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on January 11, 2014, 04:16:35 AM
Never heard him Henk, what's a good place to start?

A

Also new to me.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on January 15, 2014, 05:36:10 AM
Ambrose Akinmusire - The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint March 11th
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: toledobass on January 18, 2014, 01:06:10 PM
Some more:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41siJHcx8ZL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

Samples sound good to me.

The whole thing is streaming at the NYT:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/arts/music/pressplay.html?_r=4& (http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/arts/music/pressplay.html?_r=4&)

A
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on March 22, 2014, 02:31:21 AM
Chris Speed - Really OK (just released)
Chris speed - Ruins (just released)
Ahmad Jamal - Saturday morning (released in 2013)
John Taylor - In Two Minds (released this year)
Snarky Puppy - We like it here (released this year)

All great albums! All available on E-music.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on March 23, 2014, 04:04:02 AM
An old friend, still making great music ~

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61nRJPHJpUL._SY300_.jpg)

Collecting pieces written over the past two decades, A Trumpet in the Morning is the first release from composer and multi-instrumentalist Marty Ehrlich dedicated solely to his orchestral music. Previous albums issued by the New York Composers Orchestra – as well as The Long View, Ehrlich’s 2000 effort for Enja Records – included long-form compositions conceived for large ensembles, but none of those were designed to be interpreted by a unit quite as massive as the big bands featured here. Even more importantly, this session marks the first time Ehrlich acts as conductor rather than soloist, leading his ensemble from the podium, with only one brief foray on clarinet to his credit.

Ehrlich’s interest in composing for large ensembles can be traced back through his very first tour in 1978 with Anthony Braxton’s seminal Creative Orchestra to his teenage years in the early 1970s, when he studied and performed with key members of the St. Louis based collective Black Artists Group (BAG). Having maintained working relationships with many of his former mentors over the years, Ehrlich structures this date around a musical interpretation of the poem of the same name penned by BAG associate Arthur Brown, which is recited by multi-instrumentalist J.D. Parran, a friend of Brown’s and one of Ehrlich’s first teachers. The remainder of the program features a wide variety of styles, ranging from a rearranged version of the late 1980s ballad “M Variations (Melody for Madeleine)” to the anthemic prelude and postlude that bookend the record under the name “Agbekor Translations,” a polyrhythmic fanfare conceived only a year ago.

The common thread that unifies these expansive, multi-sectional works is their lyrical sensibility, a defining characteristic in Ehrlich’s oeuvre. His knack for penning tuneful melodies has long been enriched by his keen ear for color and texture, especially in unique instrumental configurations like his Dark Woods Ensemble. In this setting, with an even broader palette available to him, Ehrlich weaves multi-layered lines of kaleidoscopic counterpoint and polyphonic harmony into lavish themes that amplify the harmonic scope of his more familiar small ensemble writing.

Such attention to timbral detail is immediately noticeable in the episodic title track, which transitions gracefully between a wide variety of moods and instrumental combinations, from introspective piano soliloquies to ecstatic horn chorales. Parran takes the lead, verbally relaying the poem’s evocative text with a theatrical delivery tempered by a folksy dignity, accentuating lines like “you can bury me in the east / you can bury me in the west / I’m gonna rise up / be a trumpet in the morning” at key transitional points with sinuous soprano ruminations and bellowing bass saxophone ululations.

Named after Robert Johnson’s distinctive blues guitar style, “Rundowns and Turnbacks” is the second longest offering at twenty minutes, an epic tone poem offering a metaphorical exploration of archetypal American resiliency, inspired in part by the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Brimming with myriad emotional cues throughout its duration, the arrangement segues from such sanguine motifs as the rhythmically infectious “Rundowns” to the dolorous musings of “Quaker Work Song,” with the roiling collective improvisation “Didn’t Know the Levees Would Break” offering a strident contrast to the somber interlude “This Graceful Waltz.”

Originally intended to be part of the aforementioned “Rundowns and Turnbacks,” the funky “Blues for Peace” gained traction on its own as a modified blues in 9/8 that eschews typical r&b modulations. Jerome Harris’ tasteful fretwork features prominently here, with blustery tailgating from Ray Anderson and muscular tenor salvos by Jason Robinson rounding out the accessible, but unconventionally structured number.

“M Variations (Melody for Madeleine)” undergoes a similarly dramatic transformation. First performed by Ehrlich’s piano-less Traveler’s Tales Quartet in 1989 and then adapted for the New York Composers Orchestra in 1992, its understated ballad form is further expanded into a mini-piano concerto for Uri Caine, who uses standard chord changes as the foundation for his cascading variations. Bassist Drew Gress, tenor saxophonist Adam Kolker and trumpeter Ron Horton also contribute sterling individual statements to this melodious swinger. In fact, the entire album abounds with imaginative solos from a multi-generational cross-section of some of New York’s finest improvisers, ranging from Downtown stalwarts like saxophonist Andy Laster and trumpeter James Zollar to overlooked pioneers like French horn virtuoso John Clark and multi-instrumentalist Howard Johnson.

A unique and long anticipated item in his discography, A Trumpet in the Morning documents some of Ehrlich’s most captivating but complex writing. Despite his absence as a soloist, Ehrlich’s soulful lyricism is heard to great effect in the stellar performances of these multihued works, which are among the most compelling of his generation.
–Troy Collins
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: torut on March 23, 2014, 12:41:52 PM
Harris Eisenstadt's September Trio - The Destructive Element
Harris Eisenstadt - Canada Day III
Pierluggi Balducci - Blue from Heaven

Great music, all available on E-music. I like Mehldau's two latest recording and the Branford Marsalis as well.
I like Eisenstadt's music since I heard the excellent album Woodblock Prints (2010). My favorite Canada Day album is II (2011).

Clean Feed (http://www.cleanfeed-records.com/discoListagem.asp?dtmData=2014) is a good label to find new Jazz.

Basement Sessions, Vol. 2 (2014)
Espen Aalberg (d), Jonas Kullhammar (sax), Torbjörn Zetterberg (b)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41JUTY54vCL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

I liked Vol. 1, too. Coltrane can be clearly heard here, and it sounds traditional, but it is nice playing. The label's note describes the music well, I think.

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Once more hard bop is taken out of the museum in a way you can barely listen to these days. Authe[n]ticity remains one of the strongest point on this informal session where jazz is played in a truly (a)live set.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on March 26, 2014, 12:45:49 AM
Snarky Puppy - We like it here

Very authentic. This band burns.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: toledobass on March 26, 2014, 02:26:34 PM
Kris Bowers' album- Heros + Misfits has been on rotation lately.  Love it all,  the last track is especially gorgeous.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on March 31, 2014, 10:29:36 AM
This one came in over the weekend ~

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41UmdU6CZsL._SX300__PJ,4,-40_OU11__.jpg)

Great addition even though I had the original recording.  The most obvious reason to buy this one is the vastly improved sound over the original, and of course, all the extra material that Teo left on the cutting room floor back in 1970.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: torut on March 31, 2014, 11:39:13 AM
This one came in over the weekend ~

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41UmdU6CZsL._SX300__PJ,4,-40_OU11__.jpg)

Great addition even though I had the original recording.  The most obvious reason to buy this one is the vastly improved sound over the original, and of course, all the extra material that Teo left on the cutting room floor back in 1970.
Do you mean that the sound is better than the official, original album ("At Fillmore") or better than the original bootlegs?
In any case, if the sound is decent, it looks very good.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on March 31, 2014, 11:48:04 AM
Do you mean that the sound is better than the official, original album ("At Fillmore") or better than the original bootlegs?
In any case, if the sound is decent, it looks very good.

This re-issue is much better than the original At Fillmore, IMO.  Also, having the complete sets is a plus.  Packaging, though, is not so great.  I would have preferred a more substantial box, and the booklet is not as good as previous accompanying texts for these "complete" boxsets.  Still, on balance, this is a very good purchase for fans of this period in Miles' career.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: torut on March 31, 2014, 12:04:31 PM
This re-issue is much better than the original At Fillmore, IMO.  Also, having the complete sets is a plus.  Packaging, though, is not so great.  I would have preferred a more substantial box, and the booklet is not as good as previous accompanying texts for these "complete" boxsets.  Still, on balance, this is a very good purchase for fans of this period in Miles' career.
Thank you. That sounds great. I will definitely get it. I wanted the recordings of those 4 days sessions (+ 1 day in April in this set) since I heard that it existed, but some bootlegs have really bad audio quality.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: torut on April 06, 2014, 07:52:05 AM
This one came in over the weekend ~

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41UmdU6CZsL._SX300__PJ,4,-40_OU11__.jpg)

Great addition even though I had the original recording.  The most obvious reason to buy this one is the vastly improved sound over the original, and of course, all the extra material that Teo left on the cutting room floor back in 1970.
I have finished the first listen. This is an excellent set and the best Jazz album I purchased recently. The sound quality of Fillmore East recordings is very good. (The sound of bonus tracks (at Fillmore West, April 11) is not so good, but it does not matter much since they are just 3 bonus tracks in 4-CD set.) I think Miles was the most powerful around this time. Now, they released 1967, 1969, and 1970, and my wish is that they will continue releasing 1973~1975 live recordings in good sound quality.  :)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: torut on April 08, 2014, 05:31:32 PM
Wadada Leo Smith is actively releasing new albums.

Angelica Sanchez (piano), Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet)
Twine Forest (November, 2013)



I like his warm sound. He recorded many duo albums, most of which are with drums (Jack Dejohnette, Ed Blackwell, etc.) They are highly recommendable.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on April 29, 2014, 04:43:02 AM
can't decide if I like this or not.  still listening.  first impressions are not good but I will give it a chance to grow on me.

rite of spring ~ the bad plus

Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: torut on May 10, 2014, 08:21:37 AM
Kenny Garrett - Pushing the World Away (2013)



He is my favorite contemporary Jazz musician. There are a lot of varieties in this latest album: Hard Bop, Coltrane, Latin, Calypso, Ballad, Chamber music, etc.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: torut on May 17, 2014, 05:03:10 PM
Myra Melford - Life Carries Me This Way (2013)



Solo piano album. Her other albums such as Alive In The House Of Saints (piano trio) and Be Bread band's The Image of Your Body are also excellent.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on June 26, 2014, 09:15:11 AM
Just purchased: Nels Cline Singers - Macroscope

(http://images.emusic.com/music/images/album/148/279/14827981/600x600.jpg)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on June 26, 2014, 09:25:21 AM
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Orrin Evans, best pianist of these times. This is his newest album.



Great stuff, much suspense. Very good technical pianist. Released in 2013, she has already another album coming out, Alive.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on June 26, 2014, 09:40:42 AM
Kris Bowers' album- Heros + Misfits has been on rotation lately.  Love it all,  the last track is especially gorgeous.

Now playing, love it as well! Reminds me a bit of Erimaj - Conflict of a man. Maybe you like that as well.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51t1hulCC2L._SL500_AA280_.jpg)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on August 10, 2014, 03:39:25 PM
Tomorrow:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61UIGvgcEaL._SY450_.jpg)

I have high expectations from it. I saw Eubanks playing at North Sea Jazz with Dave Holland's band. What a great guitarist.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Mirror Image on August 10, 2014, 05:03:03 PM
Tomorrow:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61UIGvgcEaL._SY450_.jpg)

I have high expectations from it. I saw Eubanks playing at North Sea Jazz with Dave Holland's band. What a great guitarist.

Ummm...Robin Eubanks is a trombonist. His brother, Kevin, is the guitarist.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: torut on August 13, 2014, 07:42:08 PM
Maria Schneider is recording a new album, The Thompson Fields, which will be released on 4/21/2015.
http://artistshare.com/v4/Projects/Experience/1/463/1/Maria-Schneider-The-Thompson-Fields (http://artistshare.com/v4/Projects/Experience/1/463/1/Maria-Schneider-The-Thompson-Fields)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on August 15, 2014, 05:14:53 AM
Ummm...Robin Eubanks is a trombonist. His brother, Kevin, is the guitarist.

Yes, I was distracted by the album cover, which displays a guitar. Kevin plays on some tracks however.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on August 27, 2014, 07:49:55 AM
Ummm...Robin Eubanks is a trombonist. His brother, Kevin, is the guitarist.

I have listened to this new album. It completely fullfils my expectations, it's even better than I expected. Try it.

Looking forward to this album below by Avishai Cohen, such a cool trompetist, being released these days (can't get it yet):
(http://www.allaboutjazz.com/coverart/large/avishaicohendarknights.jpg)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on September 06, 2014, 04:37:09 AM
Looking forward to this one:

Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on September 06, 2014, 04:47:09 AM
(http://images.emusic.com/music/images/album/151/688/15168800/600x600.jpg)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on September 08, 2014, 04:07:00 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31YxSaBpSFL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)



Purchased both.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: torut on October 01, 2014, 05:43:13 PM
Harmolodic Monk (2014)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LHK7MGC (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LHK7MGC)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61mR9wmKJWL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

Matt Lavelle (cornet, flugelhorn, alto clarinet) & John Pietaro (vibraphone, bodhrán, congas, percussion) play Monk's tunes based on Ornette Coleman's Harmolodic Theory. Intimate and direct.

Harmolodic Monk - at Dissident Art Festival - El Taller, NYC - Aug 16 2014
https://www.youtube.com/v/82y703SdUvI
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: torut on October 12, 2014, 08:25:15 AM
David Bowie and Maria Schneider (http://www.davidbowie.com/news/bowie-features-nme-week-and-next-53551)

BBC Radio 6 Guy Garvey's Finest Hour presents David Bowie's new song Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04lcct5) (42:00~50:00)

(http://www.davidbowie.com/sites/g/files/g2000002506/f/styles/blog_detail_image/public/201410/nme_sue_nhc_oct_11_14_fx_1000sq.jpg)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: torut on October 20, 2014, 08:52:26 PM
Ernst Reijseger - Crystal Palace
http://www.ernstreijseger.com/2014-crystal-palace/ (http://www.ernstreijseger.com/2014-crystal-palace/)
Sound and color: A thrilling experiment, with Ernst Reijseger’s music not being played after a score but according to the colours of Jerry Zeniuk. The music »Crystal Palace« is inspired by the colors of Jerry Zeniuk: Sound pictures at an exhibition.



The latest solo cello album of Reijseger is more adventurous and freer than the previous one, and still the melancholic lyricism is always there.

Jerry Zeniuk
http://www.bernhardknaus-art.de/Jerry_Zeniuk_E.html (http://www.bernhardknaus-art.de/Jerry_Zeniuk_E.html)
(http://www.bernhardknaus-art.de/Bilder/Zeniuk_Untitled_310.jpg)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on October 23, 2014, 11:03:27 PM
Just picked up a Hiromi CD from Amazon. Heard this on KCSM tonight--wonderful stuff.

(https://ci4.googleusercontent.com/proxy/Gy2J2ZqwRrk4DL04kpmyOSDZG0FV7lCifYY6VFE0Cc2f7EajPa7zFN4d59s7zuswGdv-F5OUZfA5S4hihrOV4Kv18Y6c-Fj9FVrRSCJeGdbiELEtbbDVu7p7dGtNfJ3IjrXr1uU=s0-d-e1-ft#http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Xe3MI4H0L._SCLZZZZZZZ__SY115_SX115_.jpg)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on October 24, 2014, 03:06:58 AM
Like her work too!
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: toledobass on October 24, 2014, 04:09:23 AM
Now playing, love it as well! Reminds me a bit of Erimaj - Conflict of a man. Maybe you like that as well.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51t1hulCC2L._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

Henk,

I need a late pass for this response, but yes I do like that album as well.  I like what that whole group of musicians is doing.  A big lean towards hip hop but it is woven into and integrated into the texture as if it was part of the language at all times.  Have you checked out Next Collective? 

Allan
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on October 24, 2014, 04:20:29 AM
I know of the existence of that band, but didn't check it. Probably will do!
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: toledobass on October 24, 2014, 04:32:28 AM
It's all those same guys....very cool album.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on October 24, 2014, 01:06:13 PM
Like her work too!

Yes, thanks--actually it was your post that brought her to my attention (and wow, she's cute!). When KCSM played a track from this CD, and I looked on the playlist to see who it was, I was instantly reminded of your post.

Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on October 27, 2014, 12:08:07 PM
Yes, thanks--actually it was your post that brought her to my attention (and wow, she's cute!). When KCSM played a track from this CD, and I looked on the playlist to see who it was, I was instantly reminded of your post.

OK, cool. Check out Orrin Evans as well. "Faith in Action" and "It was Beauty" are amazing recordings.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: toledobass on October 27, 2014, 04:50:59 PM
I've been listening to Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio's new album. 
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on October 30, 2014, 01:59:44 AM
It's all those same guys....very cool album.

I listened to it. Indeed good stuff. Christian Scott, the trumpeter is included here. I find his compositions a bit depressing however. However, this one is also a very good recording by him (double recording):



(As I said, somewhat on the depressive side.)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on November 09, 2014, 03:18:07 AM
(http://www.platomania.nl/upload/monk.jpg)

My expectations for this one are high.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on November 09, 2014, 01:28:49 PM




The Corea (3cd) has got very good reviews. The other one is lesser known.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on November 09, 2014, 08:13:13 PM
I liked the first Christian Scott CD I bought a few years ago a great deal. I didn't realize he had gone all Kunta-Kinte recently. Will have to check out this release you posted. Coung Vu is another very talented young trumpeter in a somewhat similar style, also veering quite a bit into free jazz.

Just picked up my first Gretchen Parlato CD. I like her songs on the radio, and I like her voice well enough, but this CD seems to take a bit of getting used to. Maybe she is an acquired taste--at least for more than two songs in a row.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/gon_171/15-31.jpg)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on November 09, 2014, 10:45:31 PM
XB-70

This is a very good album as well, very relaxed stuff:

Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: toledobass on November 11, 2014, 10:34:44 AM
I've listened to him a bit and can't seem to get behind him.  I don't know, his tone isn't particularly interesting, and I find his note choices and phrasing to lead me nowhere.  I can take one or the other but not both together.  I will give it another go though!

A

I listened to it. Indeed good stuff. Christian Scott, the trumpeter is included here. I find his compositions a bit depressing however. However, this one is also a very good recording by him (double recording):



(As I said, somewhat on the depressive side.)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: toledobass on November 11, 2014, 10:40:28 AM
I do like this album.  Excellent grooves that  I love to listen to.  I like his song writing and arranging, and am interested in how he develops as a soloist as his career progresses.

 
XB-70

This is a very good album as well, very relaxed stuff:


Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on November 14, 2014, 12:33:02 AM
Henk et al., thanks for the recommendations.

Just heard this one--some very beautiful and interesting solo piano. Anyone familiar with this artist?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyshawn_Sorey

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61QNna%2BeH2L.jpg)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on November 20, 2014, 02:21:39 PM
XB-70, I don't really like that kind of "intellectual" playing. I listened to this sort music, and free jazz in general, quite much. But now not anymore.

This is a very fine release:

(http://www.subdist.com/cart/image/cache/data/icp051sm-500x500.png)

A large ensemble. Best music from the Netherlands, Amsterdam scene.

Though a large ensemble, they don't sound bombastic. It's free but in a good way, a bit quirky.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPIXqDdoBKg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPIXqDdoBKg)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on November 21, 2014, 10:51:42 AM
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First class recording. Absolutely great musicianship by Rollins, and at such age. It seems he gets better and better.

5 star review on Amazon, 19 voters.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: torut on November 21, 2014, 04:23:08 PM
Just heard this one--some very beautiful and interesting solo piano. Anyone familiar with this artist?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyshawn_Sorey

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61QNna%2BeH2L.jpg)
It's stunningly beautiful. Especially, the longest piece, A Love Song, is wonderful. Mostly very Feldmanian. It could be one of the (my personal) best Jazz albums in 2014. Thanks for the post.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: torut on November 21, 2014, 04:26:43 PM
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First class recording. Absolutely great musicianship by Rollins, and at such age. It seems he gets better and better.

5 star review on Amazon, 19 voters.
I have not heard Vol. 2 or 3 yet, but Vol. 1 is great. A long time ago, I listened to a broadcast of the performance recorded on a cassette countless times. I think his sound is getting weaker and more fragile recently, but still great.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on November 21, 2014, 10:48:37 PM
Sonny Rollins has got to be one of the coolest people alive. I hope to see him perform live in person some day before he goes...Thanks for the recommendation.

I have been listening to the Gretchen Parlato CD a bit more...I really do like her voice, and think she certainly has talent, but there are just a few too many scat-like pieces on the album. I wish she would do more ballads and develop her melodic sense some more. And a few of the pieces have included recorded segments of her as a small child blabbering on about something and banging on pots and pans or whatnot. Call me a curmudgeon, but I find it extremely distracting and annoying.

Also, just picked up the BlueNote LP reissue of "Midnight Blue" with Kenny Burrell and company. Will give it a spin soon.

Anyway, back to my Beaujolais...

Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on November 21, 2014, 10:58:38 PM
Check out Susanne Abbuehl, a wonderful, but little-known (at least in the U.S.) Swiss singer--A very beautiful, dark, sexy voice, paired to some very interesting, unusual material. Not the usual love songs here--material includes pieces by Sun Ra, William Carlos Williams, Emily Dickinson, and some other very interesting sources. The feel is always quite relaxed, slow paced, and contemplative--true chamber jazz. The instrumentation is quite unusual too, with TWO clarinets in Compass, and an Indian harmonium, and fluglehorn in The Gift.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51URzHhyATL.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41QD8nx4WML.jpg)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on November 22, 2014, 05:49:35 AM
I have not heard Vol. 2 or 3 yet, but Vol. 1 is great. A long time ago, I listened to a broadcast of the performance recorded on a cassette countless times. I think his sound is getting weaker and more fragile recently, but still great.

Vol. 3 are recordings of concertos from 2001-2012. Really no sign of weakness imo. I also have Vol. 1, but I consider Vol. 3 better. Possibly he's getting weaker and more fregile the last few years. He really is a wondergreybeard.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on November 22, 2014, 05:51:51 AM
It's stunningly beautiful. Especially, the longest piece, A Love Song, is wonderful. Mostly very Feldmanian. It could be one of the (my personal) best Jazz albums in 2014. Thanks for the post.

Ok, will get the recording. Samples gives not a good impression.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: torut on November 22, 2014, 09:49:31 PM
Vol. 3 are recordings of concertos from 2001-2012. Really no sign of weakness imo. I also have Vol. 1, but I consider Vol. 3 better. Possibly he's getting weaker and more fregile the last few years. He really is a wondergreybeard.
I listened to Road Shows Vol. 3 today, and I was deeply moved. You are right, his playing is very stable and powerful, not weak at all. Several years ago I watched his band live, and I somehow had an impression that his tone had become thin and trembling. However, his performance on this album is really great. I also love this latest band with Clifton Anderson, Bob Cranshaw, Stephen Scott, etc., since Global Warming (1998) and Sonny, Please (2006). (There have been some changes of the members.)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on December 01, 2014, 04:06:09 AM
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First listen, very impressed!
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: torut on December 11, 2014, 09:19:05 PM
Looking forward to this album below by Avishai Cohen, such a cool trompetist, being released these days (can't get it yet):
(http://www.allaboutjazz.com/coverart/large/avishaicohendarknights.jpg)
Some youtube clips sounded very good. His playing is careful and sensitive, on both ballad and groovy tunes, reminiscent of Miles Davis. I am going to get the album.

https://www.youtube.com/v/Wgk1Qssk3QY

(There seems a bassist with the same name.)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on December 18, 2014, 10:57:19 AM
Got the Cohen as well, Torut. Really good stuff indeed.

Two more releases, of which the samples sound very promising to me:

(http://cf-images.emusic.com/music/images/album/149/704/14970442/600x600.jpg) (http://cf-images.emusic.com/music/images/album/153/109/15310950/600x600.jpg)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: torut on December 19, 2014, 04:24:38 PM
Angles is a great group. Epileptical West was astounding when I first listened to it.
I liked Malaby's Tamarindo. His playing is sort of elusive, like Shorter, though their styles are different.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on December 20, 2014, 02:11:37 AM
Angles is a great group. Epileptical West was astounding when I first listened to it.
I liked Malaby's Tamarindo. His playing is sort of elusive, like Shorter, though their styles are different.

I don't like that free stuff so much. In the past I listened much free stuff, but after saying farewell to it, I realized I never really liked it. And I don't like slow, poetic, sentimental jazz either. This recording is more mainstream, my territory.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on December 20, 2014, 05:13:36 AM
Pretty experimental/innovative stuff, with vocals. Samples sound good, very good vocals for so far I can judge!

(http://cf-images.emusic.com/music/images/album/148/864/14886428/600x600.jpg)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on December 23, 2014, 02:24:28 AM
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Dead boring.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on December 23, 2014, 03:08:37 PM
Tomorrow:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61UIGvgcEaL._SY450_.jpg)

I have high expectations from it.

This is an awesome recording. Groove, funk, rock, electric.



Very nice recording, which keeps fresh after listening more times.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on January 10, 2015, 12:12:09 PM
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Samples sound nice.

release: 20th jan.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on February 01, 2015, 09:50:56 AM
Rob Mazurek - Alternate Moon Cycles

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Zf-JGuSjL._SS280.jpg)

Just downloaded. Gonna listen to it now.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on February 01, 2015, 10:45:26 AM
7 april
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/6159fJZH%2BiL._SS280.jpg)

12 feb
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61VLRlwgKzL._SX425_.jpg)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on February 01, 2015, 10:51:11 AM
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(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51a3fDi%2B7AL._SS280.jpg)

Out already.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on February 02, 2015, 09:47:09 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51wZIkTr%2BHL._SS280.jpg)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on February 03, 2015, 03:27:46 PM
March 10
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51J-74dnmuL._SX425_.jpg)

Just released:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81dQjuTAiaL._SX425_.jpg)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on February 16, 2015, 10:57:15 AM
Out now:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/518VmUStCAL._SX425_.jpg)

Ntjam Rosie - The One

Samples sound so good!
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on February 21, 2015, 06:50:15 PM
Thanks for all the recommendations. I will have a lot to catch up on.

I have really been enjoying the Tyshawn Sorey Alloy album referred to earlier. It really takes some time and effort to appreciate, but it is very beautiful, contemplative, and entrancing. What would you call this genre? Jazz? Minimalist Jazz? Chamber Jazz? Can anyone recommend any other similar recordings/artists?

Also, has anyone heard this new one by Art Hirahara?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/810Vdjb-M0L._SL1500_.jpg)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on February 21, 2015, 08:32:26 PM
Also, has anyone heard this new one by Art Hirahara?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/810Vdjb-M0L._SL1500_.jpg)

I've caught a few (three I believe) tracks from this disc on my local college jazz station (which also streams their [excellent!] programming online) (http://www.kntu.com/last-7-days-of-music-on-kntu/). And interestingly each time it's been without prior knowledge of who the artist is. Never have I been less than hooked each time.

I can't speak for the entire CD but what I've heard I like.
 

Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: torut on February 21, 2015, 09:33:07 PM
I have really been enjoying the Tyshawn Sorey Alloy album referred to earlier. It really takes some time and effort to appreciate, but it is very beautiful, contemplative, and entrancing. What would you call this genre? Jazz? Minimalist Jazz? Chamber Jazz? Can anyone recommend any other similar recordings/artists?
WHO trio's Less is More (Clean Feed), especially the opening 2 tracks Inside the glade & Still Alone, came to my mind. It's a contemplative piano trio album I like a lot.
http://whotrio.com/id.html (http://whotrio.com/id.html)
The audio clips are at the upper right of the page.
(http://whotrio.com/_Media/thumb_lessismore_41-3_300.jpeg)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Artem on February 22, 2015, 12:14:05 PM
I wanted to share this blog which runs frequent reviews of new jazz releases, in case somebody doesn't know it: http://www.freejazzblog.org (http://www.freejazzblog.org)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: torut on February 23, 2015, 09:16:10 PM
I wanted to share this blog which runs frequent reviews of new jazz releases, in case somebody doesn't know it: http://www.freejazzblog.org (http://www.freejazzblog.org)
My favorite jazz blog. Not only 'free jazz' but also a variety of new music are reviewed. New chamber music, sort of mix of classical, free improvisations, and minimalism, is particularly interesting to me.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on February 24, 2015, 03:22:04 AM
All that free jazz. Crap to my ears. These guys only create "structures", it's not about melody and improvisation on melody at all, and that's the basis what jazz is about I think.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on March 01, 2015, 12:41:33 PM
New release and just downloaded:
(http://cf-images.emusic.com/music/images/album/156/349/15634915/600x600.jpg)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on March 07, 2015, 11:52:04 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51f-lOKH6OL._SS280.jpg)

Very good.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51IGNhaG1aL._SX425_.jpg)

Great.



An awesome recording. Very good line-up.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on March 12, 2015, 08:09:32 AM
(http://cf-images.emusic.com/music/images/album/157/428/15742821/600x600.jpg)  (http://cf-images.emusic.com/music/images/album/156/313/15631351/600x600.jpg)  (http://cf-images.emusic.com/music/images/album/156/239/15623908/600x600.jpg)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on March 12, 2015, 08:17:51 AM
(http://cf-images.emusic.com/music/images/album/157/428/15742821/600x600.jpg)  (http://cf-images.emusic.com/music/images/album/156/313/15631351/600x600.jpg)  (http://cf-images.emusic.com/music/images/album/156/239/15623908/600x600.jpg)

Thanks.  All three look like recordings I'd be interested in hearing.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on March 12, 2015, 08:49:08 AM
Thanks.  All three look like recordings I'd be interested in hearing.

Don't forget the Tim Warfield I posted. If you like Monk, this is a must.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on March 12, 2015, 09:57:58 AM
Don't forget the Tim Warfield I posted. If you like Monk, this is a must.

You're right; I did not see your earlier post.  I am listening to Spherical right now - sounds great.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Mirror Image on March 12, 2015, 08:02:58 PM
I haven't heard any good straight-ahead jazz lately, but I've been following John Zorn and it's always a trip to hear what he's doing. The guy is just insanely prolific.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on March 13, 2015, 02:16:18 AM
John, really exciting stuff released in the jazz genre, not just now, but the last few years. Just follow what I've recommended and you will find much enjoyment. Do you want me to give you a list of the best stuff? I really would like to do that for you..

I don't like Zorn, it's not really jazz, most of it is composed. It's too rigid, it all sounds the same. Sometimes I can enjoy, and I think he's great, but most of the time it's flawed.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Mirror Image on March 13, 2015, 06:47:12 AM
John, really exciting stuff released in the jazz genre, not just now, but the last few years. Just follow what I've recommended and you will find much enjoyment. Do you want me to give you a list of the best stuff? I really would like to do that for you..

I don't like Zorn, it's not really jazz, most of it is composed. It's too rigid, it all sounds the same. Sometimes I can enjoy, and I think he's great, but most of the time it's flawed.

I think you're way off the mark about Zorn and, no thanks, I don't need any recommendations as I don't feel a strong connection with today's jazz scene anyway. Thanks for the offer, though. :)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on March 13, 2015, 07:01:08 AM
I think you're way off the mark about Zorn

I agree with you; John Zorn has made some phenomenal recordings, in a variety of styles.  My favorite music from Zorn is his Masada series, especially the early stuff that was a homage to Ornette Coleman's sound.  The Angels series is nearly as interesting.

His music in a more classical style is also good, e.g. the String Trio recording.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on March 13, 2015, 07:05:55 AM
I agree with you; John Zorn has made some phenomenal recordings, in a variety of styles.  My favorite music from Zorn is his Masada series, especially the early stuff that was a homage to Ornette Coleman's sound.  The Angels series is nearly as interesting.

His music in a more classical style is also good, e.g. the String Trio recording.

That's also my first thought when I think of something good by Zorn. Most of his composational and late stuff I find rather boring.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on March 18, 2015, 09:35:03 AM
(http://cf-images.emusic.com/music/images/album/157/518/15751804/600x600.jpg)

(http://cf-images.emusic.com/music/images/album/157/544/15754483/600x600.jpg)

That's supermodel Candice Swanepoel on the cover. So I need the hardcopy.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Mirror Image on March 18, 2015, 07:25:51 PM
I agree with you; John Zorn has made some phenomenal recordings, in a variety of styles.  My favorite music from Zorn is his Masada series, especially the early stuff that was a homage to Ornette Coleman's sound.  The Angels series is nearly as interesting.

His music in a more classical style is also good, e.g. the String Trio recording.

Good to hear we're on the same page here, sanantonio. I was just revisiting Spillane the other day and LOVED it! I mean it's not something I would listen to every day, but the whole idea of it just fascinated me and there were so many good musical sections to keep me interested. The Masada stuff is quite good, but my favorite Zorn recordings are his 'Filmworks' series. My first exposure to this kind of sound-world of his was The Big Gundown. Really love this album. Of all the albums I have coming of his, I'm really looking forward to Nosferatu and Elegy. I've heard nothing but great things about these.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on March 21, 2015, 02:21:37 AM
(http://cf-images.emusic.com/music/images/album/157/264/15726421/600x600.jpg)

(http://f1.bcbits.com/img/a3735349779_2.jpg)

Samples sound good to me. Some artists I don't know yet.

Downloaded the Chuffdrone. Interesting cover art. We can make artifical creatures but is that what we want? These artists reject that. But do we want GM mosquitoes for instance to combat diseases spread by mosquitoes? Important issues as they are possible and already operated these days.. Much garage science also, all kinds of stuff are available on the market to create GMO. Risky stuff.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on March 26, 2015, 11:20:34 AM
The band was founded in 1992 in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany by Thorsten Benning, Morten Gass, Robin Rodenberg and Reiner Henseleit. Originally, group members started out playing in various hardcore bands such as 7 Inch Boots and Chronical Diarrhoea. In 1992 they produced a crossover of jazz and ambient, which they self described as an "unholy ambient mixture of slow jazz ballads, Black Sabbath doom and down tuned Autopsy sounds". Henseleit left the band in 1996 and was replaced by composer and saxophone player Christoph Clöser joined in 1997, resulting in 2000's Fender Rhodes-heavy Sunset Mission. After a brief hiatus, the same lineup returned for 2002's Black Earth, 2005's Geisterfaust, and 2008's Dolores. They released Mitleid Lady on Southern Records in 2010, and followed it with Beileid on Mike Patton's Ipecac imprint in the summer of 2011.

Piano Nights is self-described as a return to the band s roots, albeit based on complex arrangements and a broader palette of sound.

Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: kishnevi on March 26, 2015, 07:45:37 PM
The band was founded in 1992 in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany by Thorsten Benning, Morten Gass, Robin Rodenberg and Reiner Henseleit. Originally, group members started out playing in various hardcore bands such as 7 Inch Boots and Chronical Diarrhoea. In 1992 they produced a crossover of jazz and ambient, which they self described as an "unholy ambient mixture of slow jazz ballads, Black Sabbath doom and down tuned Autopsy sounds". Henseleit left the band in 1996 and was replaced by composer and saxophone player Christoph Clöser joined in 1997, resulting in 2000's Fender Rhodes-heavy Sunset Mission. After a brief hiatus, the same lineup returned for 2002's Black Earth, 2005's Geisterfaust, and 2008's Dolores. They released Mitleid Lady on Southern Records in 2010, and followed it with Beileid on Mike Patton's Ipecac imprint in the summer of 2011.

Piano Nights is self-described as a return to the band s roots, albeit based on complex arrangements and a broader palette of sound.


No reflection on the quality of the music,  but the band's name, both before and after the ampersand,  is hilariously referencing a certain American Vice President who unsuccessfully ran for President a decade and a half ago...
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on April 12, 2015, 09:52:48 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/91K5l-K7fOL._SL1500_.jpg)

Probably need this one.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on April 12, 2015, 09:58:02 AM
right enough money on my Emusic account so I'm downloading while I write this.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on April 21, 2015, 08:04:57 AM
(http://cf-images.emusic.com/music/images/album/157/992/15799206/600x600.jpg)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on April 21, 2015, 10:50:03 AM
(http://cf-images.emusic.com/music/images/album/157/908/15790818/600x600.jpg) (http://cf-images.emusic.com/music/images/album/158/456/15845629/600x600.jpg)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on May 21, 2015, 10:10:32 PM
Just heard these two back to back on KCSM (of which I am now a member! (and you should be too)) and will likely buy these soon. Has anyone heard these? I have found that nearly anything on the ECM label is bound to be good.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71XMqIPwcUL._SX450_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81jnxfy45sL._SX450_.jpg)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on May 22, 2015, 02:53:21 AM
Just heard these two back to back on KCSM (of which I am now a member! (and you should be too)) and will likely buy these soon. Has anyone heard these? I have found that nearly anything on the ECM label is bound to be good.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71XMqIPwcUL._SX150_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81jnxfy45sL._SX150_.jpg)

I will check them out since I too am a fan of the "ECM sound".  But, they must have hired a new graphic design person since those covers are much busier than anything ECM used to do.

 ;)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on May 22, 2015, 09:43:20 AM
Only the first one (photo of trees) is ECM, and it seems very much in line with their previous minimalist covers.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on May 22, 2015, 09:56:54 AM
Only the first one (photo of trees) is ECM, and it seems very much in line with their previous minimalist covers.

Oh, from reading your original post I got the impression both were ECM recordings. 
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Mirror Image on May 22, 2015, 05:44:08 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/91K5l-K7fOL._SL1500_.jpg)

Probably need this one.

Have you ever heard resizing an image? ::)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on May 23, 2015, 02:46:11 AM
Have you ever heard resizing an image? ::)

It's cool, man. ;)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: kishnevi on May 23, 2015, 08:26:40 AM
THELONIOUS MONK
15-DISC BOX RE-RELEASED


The most essential Thelonious Monk singles are back on the shelves, this week. “The Complete Riverside Recordings” – a 15-disc box set – has been re-released this week. It features recordings from 1955 to 1961 - a time period which produced some of Monk’s most iconic material. The material spans from solo, trio to big band, and incorporates more than 150 studio and live performances. Monk’s diversity is captured through sessions with Duke Ellington, Gerry Mulligan, Coleman Hawkins, and John Coltrane. A 28-page full-size (12”x12”) booklet is also included in the bundle.


Interesting.  The same recordings as found here but one CD less!
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41XcatbcIUL.jpg)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on May 25, 2015, 09:14:56 AM
(http://cf-images.emusic.com/music/images/album/156/657/15665791/600x600.jpg)
Robin Goodie (feat. Ambrose Akinmusire, Eric Harland, Tim Lefebvre, Larry Grenadier & Taylor Eigsti)
ZHENYA STRIGALEV'S SMILING ORGANISM

Just downloaded this one.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on May 25, 2015, 11:00:40 AM
Looking out for these two:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/8158bU9-hoL._SL1008_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41KqLhwKz2L.jpg)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on May 26, 2015, 07:22:21 AM
(http://cf-images.emusic.com/music/images/album/158/391/15839101/600x600.jpg)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on June 09, 2015, 01:32:14 AM
Some "abstract" jazz:

(http://cf-images.emusic.com/music/images/album/158/692/15869274/600x600.jpg)  (http://cf-images.emusic.com/music/images/album/156/642/15664207/600x600.jpg)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on June 09, 2015, 01:35:30 AM
(http://cf-images.emusic.com/music/images/album/159/115/15911538/600x600.jpg)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: king ubu on June 09, 2015, 02:24:17 AM
Interesting.  The same recordings as found here but one CD less!
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41XcatbcIUL.jpg)

Not quite, but I didn't take the time to figure out all the specifics. As with Miles and Coltrane, there are now both options available for Monk - and if you want all the music, presented in chronological/session order, go for the "Complete" boxes, if you want the original albums, go for the "All" ones, which seem to miss at least some of the bonus material (with Monk, there's quite some, but there some of seems to have been added, but as I have the Complete Riverside set - just the CDs, alas - already, I don't feel like taking an hour or two to figure it all out).

Also, the albums boxes seem to come with minimal booklets (covers plus info), while the complete sets have the full booklets reproduced, but in smaller size (the originals were 12 inch boxes, these remakes should fit into CD shelves).
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on June 11, 2015, 02:56:01 AM
Members here listening only to old jazz.. I doubt if they really love jazz.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: king ubu on June 12, 2015, 04:34:20 AM
Members here listening only to old jazz.. I doubt if they really love jazz.

Not sure why there's so much venom in jazz threads here. Jazz is/was/will be the music of the 20th c. It still lives on as a point of reference and there's still plenty of good stuff going on, but it's far from what it was in its best days, as far as relevance/perception/influence goes. I for one prefer alive guys for concerts, that's for sure. As for listening at home ... it often puzzles me how little (very, very little) interest many self-proclaimed jazz lovers have in the history of their music. So please go listen to some Jelly Roll, Luis Russell, Fletcher Henderson or Jimmie Lunceford. At least every once in a while.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on June 12, 2015, 04:36:02 AM
Members here listening only to old jazz.. I doubt if they really love jazz.

Oh, here come da Jazz Police!   >:D
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on June 12, 2015, 04:54:11 AM
Members here listening only to old jazz.. I doubt if they really love jazz.

I agree that people should listen to new jazz recordings, of which there are many that are excellent and just as good as older recordings.   That said, if you only know more recent jazz recordings then you have a limited understanding of jazz, and in many ways cannot truly appreciate the newer artists - who all have been influenced from the past and are making their own contributions to a long tradition.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on June 12, 2015, 05:00:20 AM
Just a snapshot, and not (naturally) meant as applying to all new jazz . . . perhaps two years or so ago, I heard a (moderately- rather than much-) heralded new recording of a duo (wind & piano), and I could not feel that it rose much (or, at all) above boilerplate.

That said, I'm a composer:  obviously I am predisposed to give new stuff a welcome audition.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: mc ukrneal on June 12, 2015, 05:26:00 AM
I love jazz - I rarely post about it, but listen quite a bit. I like latin jazz too.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on June 12, 2015, 05:30:43 AM
Just a snapshot, and not (naturally) meant as applying to all new jazz . . . perhaps two years or so ago, I heard a (moderately- rather than much-) heralded new recording of a duo (wind & piano), and I could not feel that it rose much (or, at all) above boilerplate.

That said, I'm a composer:  obviously I am predisposed to give new stuff a welcome audition.

Bransford Marsalis by any chance? 

https://www.youtube.com/v/U3fteRXzBaM
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on June 12, 2015, 05:32:48 AM
Yes.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on June 12, 2015, 06:24:02 AM
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Dead boring.

Interesting.  A Ron Miles release is not what I would expect to be boring.  His tone on the trumpet is one of the best in jazz and his soloing (which will not demonstrate high notes or technical displays) and phrasing are usually first rate. Plus his sidemen could not be better.  Will have to listen.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on June 12, 2015, 06:36:33 AM
Break Stuff
Vijay Iyer Trio



Vijay Iyer is one of a handful of younger jazz musicians who consistently releases excellent recordings.  Some incorporate his Indian heritage but when he does his straight jazz trio thing (as is this one) the music is very well done.

Imaginary Cities
Chris Potter



Imaginary Cities is the recording premiere of saxophonist Chris Potter s new Underground Orchestra. At the core of this larger ensemble is the personnel of his long-established Underground quartet with Adam Rogers, Craig Taborn and Nate Smith now joined by two bassists, a string quartet, and Potter s old comrade from Dave Holland Quintet days, vibes and marimba man Steve Nelson.

Chris Potter is another safe bet among the younger generation of jazzers - this one sounds very interesting.

Made In Chicago
Jack DeJohnette



Personnel
Henry Threadgill: alto saxophone, bass flute
Roscoe Mitchell: alto and soprano saxophones, bass recorder, wooden flute
Muhal Richard Abrams: piano
Larry Gray: double bass, cello
Jack DeJohnette: drums

Some updated Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) stuff - probably one of Jack's better new releases.

Who says there is no great new jazz?

 :D

BTW, Henk, I can understand why you didn't take to the Ron Miles release.  It is not one I would recommend as one of his more representative recordings.  Still worth hearing, though.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on June 12, 2015, 06:40:16 AM
Interesting.  A Ron Miles release is not what I would expect to be boring.  His tone on the trumpet is one of the best in jazz and his soloing (which will not demonstrate high notes or technical displays) and phrasing are usually first rate. Plus his sidemen could not be better.  Will have to listen.

BTW, Henk, I can understand why you didn't take to the Ron Miles release.  It is not one I would recommend as one of his more representative recordings.  Still worth hearing, though.

Very nice colors and textures;  from listening to the samples, I'd certainly listen to the entire album, with no expectation of boredom.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on June 12, 2015, 06:42:41 AM
Imaginary Cities
Chris Potter



Imaginary Cities is the recording premiere of saxophonist Chris Potter s new Underground Orchestra. At the core of this larger ensemble is the personnel of his long-established Underground quartet with Adam Rogers, Craig Taborn and Nate Smith now joined by two bassists, a string quartet, and Potter s old comrade from Dave Holland Quintet days, vibes and marimba man Steve Nelson.

Chris Potter is another safe bet among the younger generation of jazzers - this one sounds very interesting.

Enjoyed the samples on this, too.  Not sure it's my thing, but it certainly seems well executed and sound.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on June 12, 2015, 06:56:50 AM
Yeah, the Chris Potter is not his usual kind of thing.  Same for Ron Miles.  Not to say either one is "boring".  Some alternatives







Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on June 12, 2015, 06:59:45 AM
Yeah, the Chris Potter is not his usual kind of thing.  Same for Ron Miles.  Not to say either one is "boring".  Some alternatives

Understood!  One likes an artist who shakes things up;  the challenge is to stay fresh.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on June 12, 2015, 07:21:11 AM
Actually, Chris Potter's records as a leader seem to exhibit less of his mastery of the jazz tradition then bring out more of his quirky side.  His work with Dave Holland and Paul Motian is very good ...



Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on June 12, 2015, 10:29:39 AM
I agree that people should listen to new jazz recordings, of which there are many that are excellent and just as good as older recordings.   That said, if you only know more recent jazz recordings then you have a limited understanding of jazz, and in many ways cannot truly appreciate the newer artists - who all have been influenced from the past and are making their own contributions to a long tradition.

I like older stuff as well. But nobody here seems to have interest in 80s jazz for instance.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on June 12, 2015, 10:32:06 AM
I like older stuff as well. But nobody here seems to have interest in 80s jazz for instance.

Well maybe since this thread is for new jazz releases the '80s are off topic.  New jazz releases would be things coming out now - not 30 years ago.  You will probably find a lot of discussion of '80s jazz in other threads. 
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on June 12, 2015, 10:35:17 AM
Well maybe since this thread is for new jazz releases the '80s are off topic.  New jazz releases would be things coming out now - not 30 years ago.  You will probably find a lot of discussion of '80s jazz in other threads.

I don't understand this post.  I still play old stuff however. Let's move ahead, ok?
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on June 12, 2015, 10:41:47 AM
I don't understand this post.  I still play old stuff however. Let's move ahead, ok?

I am not talking about listening I'm talking about the posts in this thread.  If people are not talking about '80s jazz in this thread I gave you a reason. 
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: James on June 12, 2015, 10:50:34 AM
Scott Henderson is best known as the guitarist for the legendary fusion group Tribal Tech, and also for his sideman work with Chick Corea, Jean-Luc Ponty, and Weather Report’s Joe Zawinul. He also plays in the group HBC with bassist Jeff Berlin and drummer Dennis Chambers.

In 1991, Scott was named by Guitar World as the #1 Jazz Guitarist, and in January 1992, he was named #1 Jazz Guitarist in Guitar Player's Annual Reader's Poll. His first solo blues album "Dog Party" won best blues album of 1994 in Guitar Player Magazine.

Vibe Station is his most ambitious work to date, and features Travis Carlton on bass and Alan Hertz on drums. The music can only be described as a mixture of edgy blues rock, funk, and modern melodic jazz, amid a huge soundscape of guitar tones and textures.


“Besides his superior technical acumen, Henderson’s compositions are inherently witty. One of the top guitarists in the biz, regardless of genre.” allaboutjazz.com

“The Los Angeles based fusion hero is fully steeped in both jazz and rock traditions, and has woven them together to create one of the most powerful voices in fusion guitar.” Guitar Player Magazine

“From humble beginnings on South Florida's club circuit, Scott Henderson has ascended to his current status as one of the world's most versatile guitarists.” fusemag.com

“Scott’s tone is pretty much perfect. His sound is always right on the money. Even when he stomps on the pedals and makes it sound like anything from a Far East jam to a hoedown, his sound is unmistakably his.” Vintage Guitar

“Henderson is one of the few original electric guitar soloists capable of weaving an intelligent flurry of 128th notes with compelling emotional intensity and inventiveness, possessing ideas to match to his level of phrasing and technique.” allaboutjazz.com

"Henderson's guitar soars high, sometimes tender. Sophisticated, technical and soulful, his playing bristles with intelligence, never crossing the line into excess." Guitar Player Magazine



Scott Henderson: Vibe Station (2015)
By GLENN ASTARITA, Published: June 10, 2015   
 
Guitarist Scott Henderson is one of a select few artists who raised jazz fusion from the embers in the 80s, namely with the band, Tribal Tech. Indeed, this unit proffered a much needed uplift via a far-reaching perspective and armed with a torrential improvisational credo on numerous fronts. Since then, the guitarist has performed with other high-flying units but as a solo artist, he often kicks out the jazz rock, fusion and blues rock jams within the power trio format. Henderson's searing wizardry is vividly perceptible on Vibe Station, as he often converses with himself by modulating distortion-based tones on his electric guitar and by creating a polychromatic aural feast with variable currents and intensity levels.

Henderson wreaks havoc on his guitar amid howling bottleneck notes, multihued chord voicings and ungodly hype-mode licks atop the rhythm section's slamming grooves and agile progressions. He often harmonizes with bassist Travis Carlton and during a variety of movements the trio summons an Armageddon with supple and heightening choruses within the prog-metal domain.

The title track "Vibe Station," is centered on jazz and funk motifs, countered by the leader's gravelly phrasings, blazing runs and shock-therapy type cadenzas. Henderson uses an electric sitar or perhaps some electronics-based sampling process on the humming and buzzing jazz fusion fest "Manic Carpet," abetted by his fervent call and response dialogue with drummer Alan Hertz during the bridge. And the jazz influences resurface with a Thelonious Monk-like primary theme and prickly bop lines on "The Covered Head," as the band surges into a lofty and tempestuous improv segment, revved up by Henderson's caustic shadings, weeping breakouts and supersonic single note riffs.

"Dew Wot?" is another piece where the tide shifts and momentum builds upon a twirling and shuffling cadence, seguing into a hot n' nasty blues rock foray, contrasted with knotty time signatures, used as a passageway into an interminable abyss. Ultimately, Vibe Station should be deemed essential listening for Henderson's legion of admirers, along with curious students and others not thoroughly acquainted with his formidable legacy.

Track Listing: Church of Xotic Dance; Sphinx; Vibe Station; Manic Carpet; Calhoun; The Covered Head; Festival of Ghosts; Dew Wot?; Chelsea Bridge.

Personnel: Scott Henderson: guitar; Travis Carlton: bass; Alan Hertz: drums.

Record Label: Self Produced
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on June 12, 2015, 11:10:44 AM
Not sure why there's so much venom in jazz threads here. Jazz is/was/will be the music of the 20th c. It still lives on as a point of reference and there's still plenty of good stuff going on, but it's far from what it was in its best days, as far as relevance/perception/influence goes. I for one prefer alive guys for concerts, that's for sure. As for listening at home ... it often puzzles me how little (very, very little) interest many self-proclaimed jazz lovers have in the history of their music. So please go listen to some Jelly Roll, Luis Russell, Fletcher Henderson or Jimmie Lunceford. At least every once in a while.

Pre-80s you mean maybe?

Maybe. I love to listen to new stuff however, maybe that's more my orientation. I know much old stuff however.

I guess I have a better opinion about new jazz however, because I follow closely what happens.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on June 17, 2015, 10:44:51 AM
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Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: king ubu on June 17, 2015, 10:20:45 PM
Pre-80s you mean maybe?

Maybe. I love to listen to new stuff however, maybe that's more my orientation. I know much old stuff however.

I guess I have a better opinion about new jazz however, because I follow closely what happens.

Well, pre-Marsalis museum music/retro crap for sure, but there was a break in the forties (bebop) and another one in the sixties (rock) that had jazz venues disappear and made life increasingly hard for many a performing jazz musician. The music remained alive - and does so until today, but mostly in niches and not in any form that retains much relevance on a broader scope, I guess. If you want that later, today's jazz would be albums like D'Angelo's brilliant "Black Messiah" or Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly" ... and yeah, that rather lengthy and partly boring "The Epic" by Kamasi Washington.

However, in creative music, if you allow me to use one more silly term that needs be filled with content first, there's still plenty of good stuff around. Haven't heard the Peacock, but ECM also brought out "Made in Chicago" recently, which is a terrific document and ample demonstration of the force the Chicago scene remains. Or there's Matana Roberts (also briefly touched by the windy city - Fred Anderson, Lin Halliday, Ira Sullivan ... and Sun Ra!) ... and of course jazz has long become global, which means in part at least far removed from its roots (which, I assume, never were quite as unambiguous as some would have it, but still, no denying who's music it initially was). But there are many great musicians out of France (Michel Portal, Martial Solal, Henri Texier, Louis Sclavis, Bernard Lubat, Emmanuel Bex, Géraldine Laurent, Sophie Alour), Italy (Giorgio Gaslini, Gianluigi Trovesi, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Tiziano Tononi, Roberto Ottaviano) or even little Switzerland (Irène Schweizer, Pierre Favre, Malcolm Braff, Colin Vallon, Elina Duni) ... and there are many, many more. One particularly outstanding young musician, in my opinion, is english pianist Alexander Hawkins. He performs solo, trio, and with his own combo, as well as with Louis Moholo (duo, quartet, larger groups) and is in the backing band of Mulatu Astatke.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: escher on June 18, 2015, 06:31:44 AM
probably I'm missing great things, but I have to say that compared to old jazz I'm often very underwhelmed by new musicians.
Having a passion for guitar for instance when I hear people talking of people like Rosenwinkel like he's a sort of god it's not a great encouragement to listen more. I feel that a lot of that music (Rosenwinkel is just an example) is so academic and cold, but not like in a good way like Giuffre or Teddy Charles or George Russell etc. I mean I love cerebral and subtle jazz. But in the case of a lot of young musicians I simply find it boring, lifeless and "professional".
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: king ubu on June 18, 2015, 07:16:37 AM
Guess the fact that I often felt (and feel,  if O stumble over stuff I mostly skip these days) similar is why I made use of the term "creative music" above.

Live, I enjoy lots of free improv and all kinds of contemporary stuff, from old guys like Anthony Braxton or Roscoe Mitchell who remain rooted in the jazz tradition to others like, say Evan Parker, John Butcher, Alexander von Schlippenbach, to young local guys ...
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: king ubu on June 19, 2015, 10:32:08 AM
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Okay, on topic: got a parcel from Relative Pitch today, including the new solo disc by Matana Roberts, always - I'm a big fan of hers, but I've yet to hear any release that captures the burning intensity and depth of her live concerts ... Coin Coin Chapter 2 live was the best so far, Chapter 3 is studio-only of course and not bad at all, in fact probably pretty darn great, but it won't get people onto the dancefloor like Kamasi Washington's updated version of Incognito will ... anyways.

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0003/856/MI0003856045.jpg)

The true revelation though, turns out to be the disc I just added to my order to make sense of shipping costs, Matthew Shipp's new one on the same label, "The Gospel According to Matthew and Michael, a trio recording  with Michael Bisio (b) and Mat Maneri (vla). Highly recommended!
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on June 21, 2015, 10:56:11 AM
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Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on June 21, 2015, 11:30:42 AM
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Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Purusha on June 21, 2015, 09:16:06 PM
I agree that people should listen to new jazz recordings, of which there are many that are excellent and just as good as older recordings.

Ho? Can you name a modern recording that is as good as a Kind of Blue, or a Giant Steps?

Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: king ubu on June 21, 2015, 11:06:30 PM
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Excellent disc!  ;D
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on June 24, 2015, 07:37:11 AM
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Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on June 24, 2015, 07:55:48 AM
Ho? Can you name a modern recording that is as good as a Kind of Blue, or a Giant Steps?

I don't do "as good as X" or rankings.  I prefer to just highlight good jazz recordings, released in the 21st century, like ...

Roy Hargrove Quintet – Earfood (2008).  Great straight ahead playing, which I think compares well with classic Blue Notes dates from the '60s.  But you may not agree.

Dave Holland Quintet – Extended Play: Live at Birdland (2003).  Some people think the Dave Holland Quintet is the Coltrane Quartet of today.  But you may not agree.

Jason Moran – Modernistic (2002).  Solo piano as anything from the 1950s-1960s.  But you may not agree.

Paul Motian / Bill Frisell / Joe Lovano – I Have the Room Above Her (2005).  Just very good. 

John Abercrombie – The Third Quartet (2007)

I could go on, but really, is there any point?  My guess is that you will never be convinced.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on June 24, 2015, 08:37:55 AM
I don't do "as good as X" or rankings.  I prefer to just highlight good jazz recordings, released in the 21st century, like ...

Roy Hargrove Quintet – Earfood (2008).  Great straight ahead playing, which I think compares well with classic Blue Notes dates from the '60s.  But you may not agree.

Dave Holland Quintet – Extended Play: Live at Birdland (2003).  Some people think the Dave Holland Quintet is the Coltrane Quartet of today.  But you may not agree.

Jason Moran – Modernistic (2002).  Solo piano as anything from the 1950s-1960s.  But you may not agree.

Paul Motian / Bill Frisell / Joe Lovano – I Have the Room Above Her (2005).  Just very good. 

John Abercrombie – The Third Quartet (2007)

I could go on, but really, is there any point?  My guess is that you will never be convinced.

Not one of the above would be a favorite of mine. With makes things just more complex for a layman..
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on June 24, 2015, 11:47:53 AM
Not one of the above would be a favorite of mine. With makes things just more complex for a layman..

Hmm...well, personally I'm intrigued by sanantonio's list and I've added the recordings to my "audition list". Looking forward to listening to them.

As far as the comparison game, it's a losing battle to go this route. It's as much a dead end as comparing "classical symphony X to Beethoven's 5th symphony".
   
For myself, I've enjoyed cherry-picking from contemporary jazz and have found recordings I like every bit as much as Kind Of Blue and Giant Steps. My formula is simple: if I like something I buy it...and enjoy it.

Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Mirror Image on June 24, 2015, 07:08:35 PM
Ho? Can you name a modern recording that is as good as a Kind of Blue, or a Giant Steps?

Since when did listening/enjoying a recording become some kind of contest? Did I miss one of the memos?

For me, this album is as good as Kind of Blue (don't like Giant Steps):

(http://www.jpc.de/image/w600/front/0/0602517373211.jpg)

This album is so good that I can put it on repeat and never get tired of it, but, again, enjoying music shouldn't be about finding something better, it should be about finding the kind of music that moves you the most and people should just forget whether it's 'groundbreaking' or 'ahead of its time'. I think this kind of mentality completely drains the life out of listening to music.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on July 08, 2015, 09:09:54 AM
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Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on July 09, 2015, 08:36:06 PM
Some interesting electronic free jazz with violin, trumpet, and drums--and a cool cover. Somewhat reminiscent of Sun Ra's Heliocentric Worlds. I don't want to pay $18 for the CD, but am not happy with an MP3 either. Looking for a lossless download if there is one to be had:

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Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on July 10, 2015, 11:30:59 PM
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Very good stuff.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on July 10, 2015, 11:32:06 PM
Some interesting electronic free jazz with violin, trumpet, and drums--and a cool cover. Somewhat reminiscent of Sun Ra's Heliocentric Worlds. I don't want to pay $18 for the CD, but am not happy with an MP3 either. Looking for a lossless download if there is one to be had:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81AvvCOFfaL._SX450_.jpg)

I checked that recording when it was released some years ago. Check it again and indeed interesting.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on July 13, 2015, 12:14:40 PM
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Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on July 13, 2015, 08:48:08 PM
Fascinating cover--kind of reminiscent of Hiroshi Sugimoto's magisterial large format, long exposure seascapes. http://www.sugimotohiroshi.com/seascape.html

Judging by the covers in this thread, and those I've bought recently, it seems that the art directors of jazz labels are currently a thousand times more creative than those of classical labels. Back in the day of 78s and LPs, classical records (like their jazz counterparts) had some very interesting cover artwork --some of it by artists commissioned by the labels. In the digital era, standards have fallen, and we are left with photos of the performers, who usually are not all that photogenic. Jazz and great photography in any case clearly have had a long and fruitful symbiosis.

Anyway, Can you describe the music?
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: king ubu on July 15, 2015, 12:36:33 AM
finally got the new Threadgill and gave it a first spin last night:



actually, as it's Threadgill's wont to dissolve any band when it's at its apex, I wouldn't have been surprised to see "Tomorrow Sunny / The Revelry, Spp" as the final chapter of Zooid ... however, this new one was recorded late in 2014, a six part piece spreading over two discs, with cellist Christopher Hoffman still on board (he was the late-joiner in Zooid, was new with the group when I caught them live in Amsterdam, and he's quite an enrichment indeed), but bassist Stomu Takeishi is gone. Other than that, it's the regular group with Liberty Ellman on guitars, Elliot Humberto Kavee on drums, Jose Davila on trombone and tuba, and Threadgill himself on alto saxophone and flutes.

Here's a paragraph from Larry Blumenfeld's WSJ review (http://www.wsj.com/articles/in-for-a-penny-in-for-a-pound-and-synovial-joints-reviews-1433974776):

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Musicians call Mr. Threadgill’s music demanding, yet it sounds utterly organic—mutable as the patterns of a good conversation or of cloud formations. Rhythms are forceful yet slippery, like a wave’s undertow. Harmony and counterpoint sound novel, a product of Zooid’s unusual instrumentation (a quintet including tuba, cello and acoustic guitar) and Mr. Threadgill’s strategy of assigning specific intervals to guide each player’s improvisations. Mr. Threadgill’s liner notes cite each piece as focused on a different instrument, yet his music’s nature defies such analysis. Despite its name, “Dosepic (for Cello)” is highlighted by Elliot Humberto Kavee’s brilliantly melodic trap-set playing and by an astoundingly lovely and articulate passage from Jose Davila’s tuba. You can home in on, say, guitarist Liberty Ellman at any moment and sense the full logic of any piece: The music here is born of group communion. And yet Mr. Threadgill’s playing—full-throated and ripe on alto saxophone, airy yet declarative on flute and bass flute—best defines its essence, often through short fanfare-like bursts or a judicious single note.

John Fordham gives four stars (out of five) in his review for the Guardian, All About Jazz offers all of three reviews, each giving four and a half (out of five).

My first impression is very positive, but I just love that band and Threadgill anyway. The music is dense, textures and patterns (rhythmic, melodic) keep flowing and evolving - to me, Threadgill offers is some of the most unique (moronic word, pardon me for using it) sounds jazz has had to offer in the past decades. I know nothing else like it, and I keep being completely hooked.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on July 23, 2015, 11:06:50 AM
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Compositional work by excellent bass player Tony Overwater.

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Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on July 24, 2015, 09:54:38 AM
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Samples sound promising. Just a bit of Middle-East influences which is nice.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on July 24, 2015, 10:36:54 AM
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Samples sound promising. Just a bit of Middle-East influences which is nice.

I'll have to look that one up.  I don't know if he is Israeli or not, but Israel does have a very good jazz scene.  Many good players and venues.  In fact, the town my wife and I plan on moving to has an annual jazz festival each year.

Cool - I found it on Spotify. 
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: kishnevi on July 24, 2015, 10:54:28 AM
I'll have to look that one up.  I don't know if he is Israeli or not, but Israel does have a very good jazz scene.  Many good players and venues.  In fact, the town my wife and I plan on moving to has an annual jazz festival each year.

Cool - I found it on Spotify.

Amazon lists a few recordings from him.  But it says that one is a single from 2006.  What does Spotify say?
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on July 24, 2015, 11:05:09 AM
Amazon lists a few recordings from him.  But it says that one is a single from 2006.  What does Spotify say?

Says he was born in 1980 in Tel Aviv and has been influenced by John Zorn, Ornette Coleman and other traditional jazz saxophonists.  He's since moved to NYC and released CDs on the Tzadik label (Zorn).  One interesting side note, he's (at least dresses as) a religious/Chasidic Jew.  His music has a strong klezmer streak going through it.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on July 30, 2015, 08:55:11 PM
Anyone heard this??

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Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on July 31, 2015, 04:38:37 AM
Anyone heard this??

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/A1Mnd2xArYL._SX522_.jpg)

What/who is it?
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on July 31, 2015, 09:51:52 AM
Scott Amendola

Fade to Orange
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on July 31, 2015, 11:45:51 AM
Just downloaded these:

From 2013:

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2015:
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Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on July 31, 2015, 11:56:55 AM
Scott Amendola

Fade to Orange

Thanks.

 :)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on August 02, 2015, 03:35:26 AM
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Samples sound quite good..
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on August 23, 2015, 12:39:37 PM
(http://cf-images.emusic.com/music/images/album/160/666/16066624/600x600.jpg)  (http://www.ecmrecords.com/ecm-releases/ECM_2429.jpg)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: ConorWA on September 25, 2015, 09:34:03 PM
Don't think this has been posted anywhere yet - a new "Perfect" Jazz box :):

Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on September 26, 2015, 06:13:59 AM
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Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on October 12, 2015, 10:54:40 AM
John Scofield updates his early-90s quartet with drummer Bill Stewart and saxophonist Joe Lovano by recruiting bassist Larry Grenadier for his appropriately titled Impulse! Records debut, Past Present.



Enjoyable.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on October 12, 2015, 11:45:59 AM
Will listen to it. Thanks for your short review.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on October 21, 2015, 10:44:35 AM
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Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on October 23, 2015, 12:10:09 PM
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Find out that this recording is from 1975. By a trumpetist called Marvin "Hannibal" Peterson. It's very good however.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on October 23, 2015, 12:20:36 PM
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Sounds fun.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on October 26, 2015, 11:19:54 AM
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Something special. Samples sound great.

"On the Winter Solstice of 2014 - the Northern Hemisphere's longest night of the year - composer, bandleader & percussionist Adam Rudolph convened 11 of New York City's finest and most adventurous guitarists in a New Jersey studio for a most auspicious event: the debut of Go: Organic Guitar Orchestra, his all-guitar orchestra. In attendance were guitarists Rez Abbasi, Nels Cline, Liberty Ellman, David Gilmore, Miles Okazaki, and Marvin Sewell, all on electric guitars and effects; Damon Banks on bass guitar; Marco Capelli on acoustic guitar, effects; Jerome Harris on electric guitar, electric bass guitar, and lap steel guitar; Joel Harrison on electric guitar and national steel guitar; and Kenny Wessel on electric guitar and banjo. With Rudolph at the helm, conducting musical charts and creative improvisational energy, the orchestra began to play. The result is this extraordinary release, Turning Towards the Light."
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on October 26, 2015, 11:45:38 AM
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Samples sound great. Not simply playing compositions by Debussy and Ravel in a jazz vein. With strings, special stuff.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on October 26, 2015, 11:48:53 AM
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Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on October 26, 2015, 11:55:42 AM
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Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on October 26, 2015, 12:01:02 PM
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Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: NJ Joe on November 12, 2015, 07:18:00 AM
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To be released November 20, 2015.

Amazon Description:

Weather Report's The Legendary Live Tapes features four discs of sensational unreleased performances all "completely, totally, unapologetically and insanely live" recorded by the legendary jazz group from 1978 to 1981.

Formed by onetime Miles Davis sidemen Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter in 1970, Weather Report defied categorization in the 15 years they recorded together. Inspired by their "electric" collaborations with Davis, Zawinul and Shorter would lead Weather Report into unpredictable territory, from free-jazz to structured but sprawling multicultural jazz-rock. Though Zawinul would reject the "fusion" genre the band are so often associated with "We don't fuse nuthin', we just play from the heart," he once said their music would serve as a landmark for jazz revolution and evolution in the 1970s and 1980s.

The dramatic addition of electric bass virtuoso Jaco Pastorius to the lineup in 1976 led to an even more energetic and daring Weather Report, who would even score a crossover hit in 1977 with "Birdland." A year later, drummer Peter Erskine joined the fold, creating one of the band's most notable lineups; that lineup would expand to a quintet with the addition of percussionist Bobby Thomas, Jr. in 1980.

These two lineups, responsible for some of Weather Report's most important moments, are chronicled in this four-disc set, sourced from never-before-heard soundboard tapes recorded by longtime live mixing engineer Brian Risner. Produced by Erskine and executive produced by Joe Zawinul's son Anthony, this package uniquely showcases Weather Report's extensive prowess as a band, opting not to replicate the ebb and flow of a standard Weather Report set at the time, instead offering a uniquely curated experience that captures the dazzling directions the group took at the arguable height of their powers.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on November 12, 2015, 08:03:28 AM
(http://www.allaboutjazz.com/coverart/large/marnixbusstra_firmfragilefun_db.jpg)

Marnix Busstra : Firm Fragile Fun

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Each song on Firm Fragile Fun gets its name from a single word assigned to it by some of Busstra's non-musician friends, instantaneously bringing to light the perceived heart of the matter(s).

While some may say that the method of creation behind these song titles is merely a gimmick, those same people would be missing the point: if music is a tool of expression and communication, why shouldn't those on the receiving end be given a say in explaining the feel(ing) of a song? The title of a song does absolutely nothing to change the music itself, but the naming method behind these songs says a lot about Busstra's willingness to let his music speak to listeners on their own terms, rather than what's dictated to them. And in many cases, Busstra's buddies do a fine job of summing up the central tenets of his music. "Joy," for example, is a perfect encapsulation of a four-minute number in three letters. Consonance wins out as Busstra strums in sunny fashion and pianist Rembrandt Frerichs delivers uplifting chording with hints of spirited South African Goema. Whoever was charged with naming that one hit the nail on the head.  (All About Jazz (http://www.allaboutjazz.com/firm-fragile-fun-marnix-busstra-self-produced-review-by-dan-bilawsky.php))

Recalls John Scofield in his sound but the music is looser.  Fine recording.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on November 14, 2015, 01:32:10 PM
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Sounds very interesting..
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: king ubu on November 15, 2015, 02:05:17 AM
Ayler records was a Swedish label mostly documenting the older generations of free players (they've got a terrific box dedicated to Jimmy Lyons, releases by Mongezi Feza, Peter Brötzmann, Jemeel Mondoc, Noah Howard, Fred Anderson, Arthur Rhames etc.) as well as Scandinavian players following their mould (the Feza disc has him paired with Bernt Rosengren's wild band, my personal favourite is the Anders Gahnhold two-disc set with the south-african rhythm section of Johnny Dyani and Gilbert Matthews) ... a few years ago, the label was taken over by Stéphan Berland, a great guy from France, who took over what remained of the back catalogue (several older items are alas OOP, I missed out on a few myself, including the Howard) and started shifting gears, adding somewhat younger French musicians to the fold: Marc Ducret, Joëlle Léandre, Alexandra Grimal (both her Ayler releases are great) but also continuing on the free jazz theme (Dennis Gonzalez, the Stone Quartet with the late Roy Cambpell, Flow Trio).

Now this new release could or should (or maybe not, who knows) be of interest, as this is mostly a classical forum - on first listen, I found it quite intriguing indeed:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51jj7sT6J%2BL.jpg)

Best to order straight with Stéphane, free shipping worldwide, good service and the money goes where it's needed!
http://ayler.com/quatuor-machaut.html
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on November 20, 2015, 12:27:47 AM
New(-ish) from Romain Collin--just heard it, on my wish list for future reference

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81H1cJCUrPL._SX355_.jpg)


Christopher Moltisanti meets jazz piano  ;D

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ixjiCL5mL._SY355_.jpg)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on November 20, 2015, 03:29:55 AM
Now this new release could or should (or maybe not, who knows) be of interest, as this is mostly a classical forum - on first listen, I found it quite intriguing indeed:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51jj7sT6J%2BL.jpg)

Best to order straight with Stéphane, free shipping worldwide, good service and the money goes where it's needed!
http://ayler.com/quatuor-machaut.html

Sounds very interesting; thanks.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on November 30, 2015, 11:45:17 AM
Five star review for Brazen Heart by Douglas. Fully deserved.

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/brazen-heart-dave-douglas-greenleaf-music-review-by-dave-wayne.php (http://www.allaboutjazz.com/brazen-heart-dave-douglas-greenleaf-music-review-by-dave-wayne.php)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Green Destiny on December 01, 2015, 12:36:37 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81gyhZq3aHL._SX425_.jpg)

To be released November 20, 2015.

Amazon Description:

Weather Report's The Legendary Live Tapes features four discs of sensational unreleased performances all "completely, totally, unapologetically and insanely live" recorded by the legendary jazz group from 1978 to 1981.

Formed by onetime Miles Davis sidemen Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter in 1970, Weather Report defied categorization in the 15 years they recorded together. Inspired by their "electric" collaborations with Davis, Zawinul and Shorter would lead Weather Report into unpredictable territory, from free-jazz to structured but sprawling multicultural jazz-rock. Though Zawinul would reject the "fusion" genre the band are so often associated with "We don't fuse nuthin', we just play from the heart," he once said their music would serve as a landmark for jazz revolution and evolution in the 1970s and 1980s.

The dramatic addition of electric bass virtuoso Jaco Pastorius to the lineup in 1976 led to an even more energetic and daring Weather Report, who would even score a crossover hit in 1977 with "Birdland." A year later, drummer Peter Erskine joined the fold, creating one of the band's most notable lineups; that lineup would expand to a quintet with the addition of percussionist Bobby Thomas, Jr. in 1980.

These two lineups, responsible for some of Weather Report's most important moments, are chronicled in this four-disc set, sourced from never-before-heard soundboard tapes recorded by longtime live mixing engineer Brian Risner. Produced by Erskine and executive produced by Joe Zawinul's son Anthony, this package uniquely showcases Weather Report's extensive prowess as a band, opting not to replicate the ebb and flow of a standard Weather Report set at the time, instead offering a uniquely curated experience that captures the dazzling directions the group took at the arguable height of their powers.

Excellent, thanks for reporting this one Joe - have my eye on it now! :)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Henk on January 12, 2016, 01:40:53 PM
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Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
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Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Brian on April 06, 2016, 08:03:52 AM
Anybody know anything about this?



Says it was recorded just 5 days removed from the Montreux Festival live album with Gomez and DeJohnette, by the German producer who also did Oscar Peterson's "Exclusively For My Friends" series. Sounds promising. I don't know if this is truly a new issue or something of dubious provenance...
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: king ubu on April 07, 2016, 08:24:22 AM
Gonna get it - DeJohnette with Evans is of interest!

That producer dude btw founded MPS, a great European jazz label, offering so much more than those (fine) OP albums (there's even substantially more - and better! - by OP too).
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Brian on April 07, 2016, 10:16:16 AM
substantially more - and better! - by OP too).
Now you've got me more interested. The Exclusively... series is my favorite OP so far, more than the "Songbook" studio albums or the Telarc Blue Note series. I see there are two albums of Exclusively... "Lost Tapes" which are rather hard to find, and a number of other albums from around 1970... "Great Connection" looks like a good start? Oh and "Tracks". Looks like all of these are out-of-print and I will have to buy used...
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: king ubu on April 11, 2016, 11:27:34 AM
Now you've got me more interested. The Exclusively... series is my favorite OP so far, more than the "Songbook" studio albums or the Telarc Blue Note series. I see there are two albums of Exclusively... "Lost Tapes" which are rather hard to find, and a number of other albums from around 1970... "Great Connection" looks like a good start? Oh and "Tracks". Looks like all of these are out-of-print and I will have to buy used...

sorry for being slow in answering - here's my attempt at rating the Peterson albums I know - re: MPS: go for "Tristeza" and "Tracks" first, "Walking the Line" and "Great Connection" next:


:: RCA Kanada, 1945-49 ::

This Is Oscar Peterson (Bluebird First Editions 2 CD, 2002 / rec. 1945-49) * * *

:: Verve, 1949-1958: die Gitarren-Trios ::

Oscar Peterson - Debut! The Clef/Mercury Duo Recordings 1949-1951 (Clef, Mercury / Hip-O-Select 3 CD) * * * *
The Complete Clef/Mercury Studio Recordings of the Oscar Peterson Trio (1951-1953) (Clef, Mercury / 7 CD, Mosaic) * * * *1/2
Oscar Peterson & Ella Fitzgerald: JATP Lausanne 1953 (TCB) * * * *1/2
Oscar Peterson & Friends: JATP Lausanne 1953 (TCB) * * * *
Oscar Peterson Plays Harry Warren (Clef 1954) * * *1/2
Oscar Peterson Plays Harold Arlen (Clef 1954) * * * *1/2
Oscar Peterson Plays Jimmy McHugh (Clef 1954) * * * *
Buddy DeFranco and Oscar Peterson Play George Gershwin (Norgran 1954) * * * *
The Oscar Peterson Trio at Zardi's (Pablo 1955) * * * *1/2
Oscar Peterson Plays Count Basie (Clef 1955) * * * *
Oscar Peterson with Strings: In a Romantic Mood (Verve 1955) * * *
The Oscar Peterson Trio at the Stratford Shakespearean Festival (Verve 1956) * * * * *
The Oscar Peterson Trio with Sonny Stitt, Roy Eldridge and Jo Jones at Newport (Verve 1957) * * *1/2
Stan Getz and the Oscar Peterson Trio (Verve 1957) * * * *
Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson (Verve 1957) * * *1/2
[The Modern Jazz Quartet and the] Oscar Peterson Trio at the Opera House (Verve 1957) * * * *
The Oscar Peterson Trio at the Concertgebouw (Verve 1957) * * * *
On The Town with the Oscar Peterson Trio (Verve 1958) * * * * *


:: Verve, 1959-1964 ::

Oscar Peterson Plays "My Fair Lady" (Verve 1958) * * *
Sonny Stitt Sits in with the Oscar Peterson Trio (Verve 1959) * * * *
A Jazz Portrait of Frank Sinatra (Verve 1959) * * *1/2
Oscar Peterson Plays the Duke Ellington Song Book (Verve 1959) * * * *
Oscar Peterson Plays the George Gershwin Song Book (Verve 1959) * * * *1/2
Oscar Peterson Plays the Richard Rodgers Song Book (Verve 1959) * * * *
Oscar Peterson Plays the Jerome Kern Song Book (Verve 1959) * * * *1/2
Oscar Peterson Plays the Cole Porter Song Book (Verve 1959) * * * *1/2
Oscar Peterson Plays the Harry Warren/Vincent Youmans Song Book (Verve 1959) * * * *
Oscar Peterson Plays the Irving Berlin Song Book (Verve 1959) * * * *1/2
Oscar Peterson Plays the Harold Arlen Song Book (Verve 1959) * * * *1/2
Oscar Peterson Plays the Jimmy McHugh Song Book (Verve 1959) * * *
The Jazz Soul of Oscar Peterson (Verve 1959) * * * *1/2
Oscar Peterson Plays Porgy and Bess (Verve 1959) * * * *
Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson (Verve 1959) * * * * *
The Music From "Fiorello" (Verve 1960) * * *1/2
Oscar Peterson Trio - Swiss Radio Days Jazz Series Vol. 30 [Zurich 1960] (TCB) * * * *1/2
1961 Cologne, Gürzenich Concert Hall (WDR Jazzline/Delta Music) * * * *
The Complete London House Sessions (Verve 1961) * * * * *
Oscar Peterson Trio with Milt Jackson: Very Tall (Verve 1961) * * * *1/2
West Side Story (Verve 1962) * * *1/2
The Oscar Peterson Trio with the All Star Big Band! - Bursting Out (Verve 1962) * * * *
Affinity (Verve 1962) * * * * *
Night Train (Verve 1962) * * * *
Oscar Peterson and Nelson Riddle (Verve 1963) * * *
Exclusively for My Friends Vol. 1: Action (MPS 1964) * * * *1/2
Oscar Peterson Trio + One, Clark Terry (Verve 1964) * * * *
We Get Requests (Verve 1964) * * * *1/2
Olympia - 1957, 1960, 1961, 1963 / Théâtre des Champs-Elysées - 1964 (Laserlight 2 CD) * * * *


:: Limelight & MPS, 1965-1971 ::

With Respect To Nat (Limelight 1965) * * *
Théâtre des Champs-Elysées - 1964, 1965 / Salle Pleyel - 1966 (Laserlight 2 CD) * * * *
Exclusively for My Friends Vol. 2: Girl Talk (MPS 1965-67) * * * *
Exclusively for My Friends: The Lost Tapes (MPS 1965-68) * * *1/2
Soul Español (Limelight 1966) * * *
Salle Pleyel - 1966, 1969 (Laserlight 2 CD) * * * *
Exclusively for My Friends Vol. 3: The Way I Really Play (MPS 1968) * * *1/2
Exclusively for My Friends Vol. 4: My Favorite Instrument (MPS 1968) * * * *1/2
Exclusively for My Friends Vol. 5: Mellow Mood (MPS 1968) * * *1/2
Exclusively for My Friends Vol. 6: Travelin' On (MPS 1968) * * * *
The Vienna Concert (diverse Bootleg-Ausgaben 1968) * * *1/2
Motions and Emotions (MPS 1969) * * *1/2
Hello Herbie (MPS 1969) * * * *
Tristeza on Piano (MPS 1970) * * * * *
Walking the Line (MPS 1970) * * * *1/2
Another Day (MPS 1970) * * * *
Tracks (MPS 1970) * * * * *
Oscar Peterson-Milt Jackson Quartet: Reunion Blues (MPS 1971) * * * *
Great Connection (MPS 1971) * * * *1/2


:: Pablo, 1972-1986 ::

Solo (Pablo 1972) * * * *
Oscar Peterson-Stéphane Grappelli, Vol. 1 (America 1973) * * *1/2
Oscar Peterson-Stéphane Grappelli, Vol. 2 (America 1973) * * *1/2
The Trio (Pablo 1973) * * * *1/2
The Good Life (Pablo 1973) * * * *
Count Basie Encounters Oscar Peterson: Satch and Josh (Pablo 1974) * * * *1/2
Oscar Peterson and Roy Eldridge (Pablo 1974) * * * *
Oscar Peterson and Harry Edison (Pablo 1974) * * * *
Oscar Peterson et Joe Pass à la Salle Pleyel (Pablo 1975) * * * *1/2
Ella Fitzgerald & Oscar Peterson: Ella and Oscar (Pablo 1975) * * * *
The Oscar Peterson Big 6 at the Montreux Jazz Festival 1975 (Pablo) * * *1/2
Oscar Peterson & Joe Pass: Porgy and Bess (Pablo 1976) * * * *
Oscar Peterson Jam - Montreux '77 (Pablo) * * *1/2
The Pablo All-Stars Jam - Montreux '77 (Pablo) * * *1/2
Count Basie & Oscar Peterson: Satch and Josh ... Again (Pablo 1977) * * * *
Count Basie & Oscar Peterson: Yessir, That's My Baby (Pablo 1978) * * * *
Count Basie & Oscar Peterson: Night Rider (Pablo 1978) * * * *
Count Basie & Oscar Peterson: The Timekeepers (Pablo 1978) * * * *
The London Concert (Pablo 1978) * * * *1/2
Night Child (Pablo 1979) * * * *
Oscar Peterson/Stéphane Grappelli - Skol (Pablo 1979) * * *1/2
Nigerian Marketplace (Pablo 1981) * * * *
Oscar Peterson & Milt Jackson: Two of the Few (Pablo 1983) * * * *1/2
Benny Carter Meets Oscar Peterson (Pablo 1986) * * * *


:: Telarc, 1990-2004 ::

The Legendary Oscar Peterson Trio Live at the Blue Note (4 CD, Telarc 1990) * * * *1/2
Oscar Peterson with Ray Brown, Benny Carter, Clark Terry: The More I See You (Telarc 1995) * * * *
Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Milt Jackson: The Very Tall Band Recorded Live at the Blue Note November 24-26, 1998 (Telarc) * * * *
Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Milt Jackson: What's Up? The Very Tall Band Recorded Live at the Blue Note November 24-26, 1998 (Telarc) * * * *1/2



But I'd also like to repeatedly stress that MPS has done so much more than Peterson (whose playing I really enjoy as you can see from the above, but whom I'd not rate as an essential favourite of mine at all, nonetheless) - their catalogue includes great music by Martial Solal, Cecil Taylor, the Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band, Hans Koller and many, many others!
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Brian on April 18, 2016, 10:47:36 AM
sorry for being slow in answering - here's my attempt at rating the Peterson albums I know - re: MPS: go for "Tristeza" and "Tracks" first, "Walking the Line" and "Great Connection" next:
I never said thank you for this - but thanks so much, it is a great resource & it helps setting my priorities! Just purchased "Tracks" and "Sonny Stitt Sits In". (Along with "Mingus at Antibes".)
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Spineur on June 08, 2016, 01:37:21 PM
This is tempting.  Anybody has listened to the whole album ?

Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Spineur on October 27, 2016, 01:26:59 PM
This new album of Tigran Hamasyan was actually released in september.  I have seen very good reviews


I am sort under his spell anyway...
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on October 27, 2016, 02:18:00 PM
This new album of Tigran Hamasyan was actually released in september.  I have seen very good reviews


I am sort under his spell anyway...

Looks like a good band. 
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on October 31, 2016, 05:34:05 PM
Arve Henriksen is amazing. Get this.

(http://www.arvehenriksen.com/extimages/p_strjon_1.jpg)

World of Glass is next on my list, but unfortunately, unless you want to ship from Norway, it is only available as an MP-3 album.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Spineur on October 31, 2016, 11:48:26 PM
Arve Henriksen is amazing. Get this.

(http://www.arvehenriksen.com/extimages/p_strjon_1.jpg)

World of Glass is next on my list, but unfortunately, unless you want to ship from Norway, it is only available as an MP-3 album.
Got Stjon through amazon marketplace.   I havent seen World of Glass anywhere.  Thanks for the advice.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on November 01, 2016, 10:07:14 PM
Here it is.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OYAXQTY/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_img?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2B1HM6CFFZN3A&coliid=I16B8JW13ESLDN
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: toledobass on November 12, 2016, 06:10:02 PM
I enjoy the album. I don't think it's in the upper echelon of his recordings, but it is all well played, arranged, interesting and enjoyable to listen to. The live solo collection that was released before this was a big bite to chew on, so in a way it is nice to have something lighter to listen to from him and his compadres.

A

This is tempting.  Anybody has listened to the whole album ?


Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on December 18, 2017, 05:33:48 AM
Some things that came out this year that look good.

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Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: king ubu on December 19, 2017, 04:50:37 AM
Nice haul!

The Vijay Iyer may be my top jazz album of the year ... Roscoe Mitchell's double one on ECM is a strong contender, but it's so much less accessible and due to the amount of music (and the density/complexity of it all) it's really not an easy one to take in.

The Brahem is gorgeous, the Lloyd is lovely (one of his best actually, I think - I'll always remain ambiguous about him, but this is a strong one for sure!), and the Jaco is just wonderful to have - the band and the repertoire are known by now (Birthday Concert, two Vols. from Japan, the Warner studio albums ... to, me, the "Birthday Concert" was the way in, opening with that terrific version of "The Chicken").

The Berne is in my cart (not sure I went through and ordered by now or not), the others I thought I'll skip ... there are more ECM albums from this year that I did get though: Craig Taborn, Aaron Parks, Django Bates ... what else? The Taborn I enjoyed, the other two not so much by now, but the Bates seems to have some more promise, the Parks is a bit tame and alas I found it quite boring, post Bill Evans impressionist piano trio jazz ... and the presence of Billy Hart alas makes not that much of a difference I found - but these are first impressions only.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: San Antone on December 19, 2017, 04:59:14 AM
... the Jaco is just wonderful to have - the band and the repertoire are known by now (Birthday Concert, two Vols. from Japan, the Warner studio albums ...

Yes, but the sound on this one is vastly improved - magnificent, in fact.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: king ubu on June 08, 2018, 12:27:16 AM
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John Coltrane - Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album

Tracklist according to amazon:

Disc: 1
1. Untitled Original 11383 – Take 1
2. Nature Boy
3. Untitled Original 11386 – Take 1
4. Vilia – Take 3
5. Impressions – Take 3
6. Slow Blues
7. One Up, One Down – Take 1

Disc: 2
1. Vilia – Take 5
2. Impressions – Take 1
3. Impressions – Take 2
4. Impressions – Take 4
5. Untitled Original 11386 – Take 2
6. Untitled Original 11386 – Take 5
7. One Up, One Down – Take 6

Story:
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jun/08/lost-1963-john-coltrane-album-discovered

Yowzah!

This is from March 6, the day before Coltrane's quartet cut the album with Johnny Hartman ... not sure what to expect, studio sessions for Impulse between "Coltrane" and "Crescent" tended to be a bit on the tame side (not complaining, there's beautiful stuff on the softie trilogy and then there's "Alabama", which is about as powerful as it gets) - would be cool if this turned out to be kind of a missing link ...
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Alek Hidell on June 08, 2018, 07:19:06 PM
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John Coltrane - Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album

Yowzah!

This is from March 6, the day before Coltrane's quartet cut the album with Johnny Hartman ... not sure what to expect, studio sessions for Impulse between "Coltrane" and "Crescent" tended to be a bit on the tame side (not complaining, there's beautiful stuff on the softie trilogy and then there's "Alabama", which is about as powerful as it gets) - would be cool if this turned out to be kind of a missing link ...

Yowzah indeed! Can't wait to hear this one. It's startling to think that there is still previously-unissued stuff being discovered, especially for an artist who, like several others (Dylan, Hendrix, Charlie Parker, the Beatles, etc.), inspires his fans' desire to see his every recorded fart and belch put onto disc. You'd think the vaults would be thoroughly scoured by now.

Interesting cover photo: someone unfamiliar with the music might think Coltrane was a drummer ...
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Todd on November 03, 2018, 05:22:58 AM
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Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on November 05, 2018, 06:30:12 PM
Funny. Maybe it will win a Grammy next year when Kayne West wins a Nobel for poetry. . .
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Brian on November 06, 2018, 05:31:40 AM
There is a new, fancily packaged/marketed issue, "Nightconcert," of Erroll Garner and his trio playing a midnight set in I think Amsterdam. I might put it on my Christmas list to find out how it is with no risk.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: king ubu on November 10, 2018, 04:26:23 PM
There is a new, fancily packaged/marketed issue, "Nightconcert," of Erroll Garner and his trio playing a midnight set in I think Amsterdam. I might put it on my Christmas list to find out how it is with no risk.

Can't go wrong with it, methinks!
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Brian on December 25, 2018, 01:05:07 PM
There is a new, fancily packaged/marketed issue, "Nightconcert," of Erroll Garner and his trio playing a midnight set in I think Amsterdam. I might put it on my Christmas list to find out how it is with no risk.
Nobody gave it to me!
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: JBS on December 25, 2018, 01:48:25 PM
Nobody gave it to me!

There's no rule that says you can't give a gift to yourself.
 :P >:D
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: T. D. on April 30, 2020, 09:23:09 AM
http://www.mosaicrecords.com/prodinfo.asp?number=269-MD-CD (http://www.mosaicrecords.com/prodinfo.asp?number=269-MD-CD)

The Complete 1975 Toronto Recordings
Mosaic Records Limited Edition Box Set
 

The Complete 1975 Toronto Recordings
Paul Desmond was an artist who stood alone on the alto saxophone. His tone was light, but full. His improvisations were complex but always lyrical and direct. If Johnny Hodges was the seducer on alto, Desmond was the cool intellect always willing to engage all of your senses.

IN WAREHOUSE AND READY TO SHIP
Limited Edition: 2,500 copies
7 CDs
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: hvbias on May 01, 2020, 03:38:20 PM
Dark Tree (http://www.darktree-records.com/)  in France has some Horace Tapscott projects upcoming. I already purchased  WHY DON’T YOU LISTEN? – Live at LACMA, 1998 from them.
The info below is copied from an e-mail I received; the Ancestral Echoes doesn't seem to show on their website yet. BTW, Isoardi's previous book The Dark Tree (now oop, it included a fine CD) is outstanding.


Dear Friends,
First, we hope you and yours are doing well.
Then, here's an update regarding the upcoming BOOK, VINYL and CD announced a few weeks ago.
Meanwhile, stay safe!

Chers amis,
Tout d'abord, nous espérons que vous vous portez bien !
Ensuite, voici les dernières nouvelles concernant le LIVRE, le VINYLE et le CD que nous vous annoncions il y a quelques semaines.
En attendant, prenez soin de vous !

Bertrand Gastaut
DARK TREE
✭✭✭
DARK TREE is extremely proud to announce you the publication of:
 
DARK TREE est très heureux de vous annoncer la publication de :

THE MUSIC FINDS A WAY
A PAPA/UGMAA Oral History
of Growing Up In Postwar
South Central Los Angeles

by Steven L. Isoardi
with artists of The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra
and The Union of God’s Musicians and Artists Ascension

✭✭✭

▶︎ AVAILABLE HERE!
▶︎ DISPONIBLE ICI !

To the USA, we can ship right now.
To France and the Rest of the World, we will ship around May 1st.

Les envois en direction des USA seront traités immédiatement.
Pour la France et le Reste du Monde, les envois seront traités aux alentours du 1er Mai.
 
✭✭✭

In the post World War II era, dozens of young African Americans in South Central Los Angeles found their way to careers in music. In a community facing challenging social conditions and with little to no outside support, they would become artists, supported by the best that their community and culture had to offer, from neighborhood and family to schools and churches, private teachers, formal and informal spaces and institutions, and more than a few unsung heroes.

“The neighborhood was tough, but it’s not like it is today.... I mean I knew that we were not rich people, but I never, ever felt poor.” — pianist Bobby West

“I was sitting up there tripping off of James Brown, and my cousin came in very angry. ‘You need to stop all that bullshit and get turned on to jazz music, because it’s a way of life.’ That freaked me out, man, and I was freaked for the rest of my life.” — trumpeter Jon Williams

“Our music is contributive, rather than competitive.” — pianist Horace Tapscott
 
BOOK / LIVRE
100 pages (in English)
Front cover illustration and design by Paul Rogers
 
✭✭✭

 HORACE TAPSCOTT
 with the PAN AFRIKAN PEOPLES ARKESTRA
 and the GREAT VOICE OF UGMAA

LIVE AT LACMA, 1998
✭✭✭

HIGH QUALITY VINYL
12" LP • 180g vinyl • Pressed by PALLAS in Germany
Flip back cover • 2-page insert

Liner Notes by Steven L. Isoardi
Photos by Warren Berman

Side A: Fela, Fela
Side B: Why Don't You Listen?

✭✭✭

The vinyl is ready but still waiting at the pressing plant: we can't stock it in our place, so we have to wait the end of the French lockdown (probably May 11) for a delivery to another address. However, Pallas (the pressing plant), was kind enough to send us 3 copies: it's gorgeous!!
It's already listed on Discogs where you'll find more photos and specifics.

Le vinyle est prêt mais toujours à l'usine de pressage: n'ayant pas la possibilité de l'entreposer, nous devons attendre la fin du confinement afin de le faire livrer à une autre adresse. Cependant, Pallas, a eu l'amabilité de nous en faire parvenir 3 copies : le résultat est merveilleux !
Le disque est déjà renseigné sur Discogs où vous trouverez plus de photos et de détails.
 
✭✭✭

 HORACE TAPSCOTT
 with the PAN AFRIKAN PEOPLES ARKESTRA

ANCESTRAL ECHOES
The Covina Sessions, 1976
✭✭✭

CD
Previously unpublished studio recordings!

This CD will include a 16-page booklet
with liner notes by Steven L. Isoardi, statements by Fuasi Abdul-Khaliq, James Andrews, Charles Chandler, Kamau Daáood, Kachina Roberts and Jesse Sharps, photos by Mark Weber and courtesy of the Horace Tapscott Archive and some rare documents.

1- Ancestral Echoes
2- Sketches of Drunken Mary
3- Jo Annette
4- Eternal Egypt Suite

The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra
Horace Tapscott, Aubrey Hart, Adele Sebastian, Jesse Sharps, Gary Bias, Michael Session, Fuasi Abdul-Khaliq, James Andrews, Charles Chandler, Amos Delone, Steve Smith, Lester Robertson, Wendell C. Williams, Red Callender, Linda Hill, David Bryant, Marcus McLaurine, Ricky Simmons, Ishmael Balaka, Moises Obligacion, Kamau Daáood.
Other possible participants: Herbert Callies, Dadisi Komolafe, Robert Watt.

✭✭✭

The CD will be soon at the pressing plant and might be available at the end of May.

Le CD sera bientôt à l'usine de pressage et pourrait être disponible à la fin du mois de mai.

Thanks for this post, I am mighty tempted by those Horace Tapscott releases.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: T. D. on August 07, 2020, 03:56:54 PM
FWIW, this link is a good source of info on new jazz physical recordings:

https://www.dustygroove.com/coming-soon/jazz

Lots of Japanese issues and vinyl, but that's today's market...
Bandcamp has many interesting releases (downloads too). There's a "Bandcamp Daily" page, but I don't know of any convenient summary.
I'm on e-mail list for some labels (eg Dark Tree), check some others' websites (eg NoBusiness).
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Brian on August 07, 2020, 05:58:27 PM
Anybody listen yet to the brand new Monk concert album (Palo Alto) or the brand new Art Blakey studio album with Lee Morgan and Hank Mobley?
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: Tom 1960 on November 12, 2020, 04:38:24 PM
Sonny Rollins on Resonance, late Nov. / early Dec.
Only current info on Zev Feldman's Facebook page.

SONNY ROLLINS on RESONANCE! Coming November 27th for Record Store Day Black Friday. I'm honored and thrilled to announce "Rollins in Holland: The 1967 Studio & Live Recordings," Resonance Records' first archival release from the Saxophone Colossus himself, SONNY ROLLINS. Released in partnership with the Nederlands Jazz Archief this limited-edition 180g 3LP set and deluxe 2CD set (out Dec 4) is officially sanctioned by Rollins and is comprised of 3 different previously-unissued performances with bassist Ruud Jacobs and drummer Han Bennink in May of 1967 at VARA Studio 5 in Hilversum, the Arnhem Academy of Visual Arts in Arnhem, and audio from a televised performance at the Go-Go Club in Loosdrecht.
"Rollins in Holland" will include an extensive, over-the-top 100-page CD booklet and 24-page LP insert with a treasure trove of never-before-published photos from the actual performances, and essays by yours truly, Aidan Levy (currently writing a biography of Sonny Rollins for Da Capo Press) and my co-producer, the Dutch jazz journalist/producer Frank Jochemsen. I had the pleasure of speaking with Sonny for a wide-ranging interview, which will be included in the booklet, along with an interview Aidan had with Han Bennink and Ruud Jacobs at Ruud's home in 2018.

Looking forward to this release.
Title: Re: New Jazz Releases
Post by: T. D. on October 16, 2021, 10:24:52 AM
I'm not fond of the bulky plastic-laden format of Mosaic releases*, but will definitely shell out for this upcoming set:

https://www.mosaicrecords.com/product/lennie-tristano/

Dot Time Records and Mosaic Records, in partnership for the first time, are thrilled to announce the release of Lennie Tristano Personal Recordings 1946 – 1970. This 6-CD set, due out on November 15, chronicles over twenty years of stunning creative output from jazz luminary Lennie Tristano offering listeners the most comprehensive portrait of Tristano’s musical genius available.

*for instance, this will likely come in a huge 12"x12"x1+" package containing 2 fatboy CD boxes, when it could just as well fit into a space equivalent to one fatboy box. Granted there will be an elaborate booklet, but I'm downsizing and don't much care about that.