World of Jazz 386

  • Dave Douglas “See Me Now” from Dizzy Atmosphere (Greenleaf) 00:00
  • Nicholas Krolak “Stargazer II” from Voice = Power (Next Level) 05:55
  • Paradoxical Frog “Union” from Union (Clean Feed) 12:07
  • Michael Formanek “The Dark Side” from The Dark Side (Bandcamp) 22:55
  • Dave Douglas “Pacific”from Dizzy Atmosphere (Greenleaf) 31:22
  • Nicholas Krolak “3” from Voice = Power (Next Level)  40:38
  • Paul Flaherty, Randall Colbourne, James Chumley Hunt, Mike Roberson “Cigar Store Bathtub” from Borrowed From Children (577 Records) 51:04
  • Paradoxical Frog “Fear The Fairy Dust” from Union (Clean Feed) 1:00:00
  • Giovanni Guidi, Enrico Rava, Matthew Herbert “Part One” from For Mario (Live) (Accidental Records) 1:11:15
  • Dave Douglas “Woody ‘N’ You” from Dizzy Atmosphere (Greenleaf) 1:21:38
  • Nicholas Krolak “Crucian Lullaby” from Voice = Power (Next Level) 1:27:11
  • Giovanni Guidi, Enrico Rava, Matthew Herbert “Part Three” from For Mario (Live) (Accidental Records) 1:35:18
  • Paradoxical Frog “Repose” from Union (Clean Feed) 1:49:00

A selection of new and not so new this week. New releases feature:

Dave Douglas – with his album shining a light on the legacy of the legendary Dizzy Gillespie

Nicholas Krolak – a great sophomore album from the Philadelphia based bassist.

Paul Flaherty, Randall Colbourne, James Chumley Hunt, Mike Roberson – live freeform jazz from a quartet working together for the first time.

Giovanni Guidi, Enrico Rava, Matthew Herbert – a remarkable blend of jazz, sampling and electronica creating an entirely new listening experience.

Plus some older material from Michael Formanek and Paradoxical Frog

  • HOUR ONE
  • Dave Douglas “See Me Now” from Dizzy Atmosphere (Greenleaf)
    • This album shines a light on the whole legacy of Gillespie, one of America’s finest artists.  Douglas’s band is also remarkable, featuring fellow trumpeter Dave Adewumi, recent winner of the Carmine Caruso Competition, along with pianist Fabian Almazan, guitarist Matt Stevens, bassist Carmen Rothwell, and drummer Joey Baron.
    • Recorded at The Bunker Studios, Brooklyn, NY on September 2, 2019.
  • Nicholas Krolak “Stargazer II” from Voice = Power (Next Level)
    • Atmospheric hard-bop pulse, ambient harmonic structure,
      . Backed by some of the best musicians on the Philly scene, Krolak’s vision
      reaches back to his ancestors and forward to the future
      being created today. Recorded live at Rittenhouse Sound
      Works in Philadelphia, PA, capturing the intensity and
      spontaneity of the moment.Nicholas Krolak – Bass
      Tim Brey – Piano
      Jon Katz – Alto saxophone
      Elliot Bild – Trumpet
      Gusten Rudolph – Drums
  • Paradoxical Frog “Union” from Union (Clean Feed)
    • 2012
    • The trio “Paradoxical Frog”, made up of pianist Kris Davis, saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and drummer Tyshawn Sorey made a significant mark with its self-titled debut album in 2010. The three musicians, who all contribute compositions to the group, have a shared ability to create dramatic musical peaks and valleys while moving in and out of a composition in a seamless motion.   “Union” is the second take of the project, confirming that the music from their first release didn’t simply result from a happy gathering of circumstances. Redefining lyricism in a sometimes angular context, this is jazz with extreme space and dynamics, yet an unapologetic love for conventional tone and a solid sense of tension and release.
  • Michael Formanek “The Dark Side” from The Dark Side (Bandcamp)
    • The Dark Side was recorded in 1986 for an album that for a number of reasons was never released. I’ve thought about releasing for a while now and am finally doing it.
      credits
      released April 23, 2020
      Michael Formanek – Double Bass
      Dick Oatts – Alto Saxophone
      Vic Juris – Guitar
      Marc Copland – Piano/Keyboards
      Joey Baron – Drums
  • Dave Douglas “Pacific”from Dizzy Atmosphere (Greenleaf)
  • Nicholas Krolak “3” from Voice = Power (Next Level)
    • IBID
  • Paul Flaherty, Randall Colbourne, James Chumley Hunt, Mike Roberson “Cigar Store Bathtub” from Borrowed From Children (577 Records)
    • Releasing May 22nd, 2020 via 577 Records
    • Paul Flaherty – Alto, Tenor Sax
      Randall Colbourne – Drums
      James Chumley Hunt – Trumpet, Conch Shells
      Mike Roberson – Electric GuitarRecorded live in concert on November 30th, 2019 at Willimantic Records, Willimantic, CT, USA
    • The live album presented here is the recording of the very first time they got together as a quartet. The music is ‘improvised freeform’, created without outline or discussion. It draws from all and any musical genres including jazz, rock, blues, classical, noise, marching bands, eastern, and more.
    • “Borrowed from Children” is a Native American phrase that refers not to inheriting the land from our ancestors, but rather to borrow it from our children. This music has been created in the hope that we will remember this and may this moment of global crisis be a time to meditate on the meaning of this.
  • HOUR TWO
  • Paradoxical Frog “Fear The Fairy Dust” from Union (Clean Feed)
  • Giovanni Guidi, Enrico Rava, Matthew Herbert “Part One” from For Mario (Live) (Accidental Records)
    • Matthew says “it was intimidating at first to bring the often inflexible world of electronics and the rigidity of computer music to play with such free and flexible musicians. To help this we recorded hundreds of samples of both Giovanni and Enrico playing piano and flugel respectively and these became the basis for every sound I made/manipulated/played. In this way, what you’re hearing is a kind of quartet, with the two acoustic players improvising around recordings of previous versions of themselves. I’m in the middle turning the samples into a rhythm section of sorts and messing with texture and Hugh adds an extra layer of live sampling on top.”
  • Dave Douglas “Woody ‘N’ You” from Dizzy Atmosphere (Greenleaf)
  • Nicholas Krolak “Crucian Lullaby” from Voice = Power (Next Level)
  • Guidi, Rava, Herbert “Part Three” from For Mario (Live) (Accidental Records)
  • Paradoxical Frog “Repose” from Union (Clean Feed)

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