World of Jazz 392

  1. Madre Vaca “Good Night” from Winterreise (Madre Vaca) 00:00
  2. David Torn, Tim Berne, Ches Smith “Bat Tears” from Sun of Goldfinger (Congratulations To You) (7donkeys/Screwgun) 08:09
  3. Greg Ward “Willie G” from 85bears (ears&eyes) 22:23
  4. Jim Black Trio “Astrono Said No” from Reckon (Intakt) 30:14
  5. Mathias Lundqvist “A Cautionary Tale” from Modern Behaviour (Behind The Beat) 36:22
  6. Vanessa Perica Orchestra “Spaccanapoli” from Love Is A Temporary Madness (Self Released) 42:48
  7. John Blevins Matterhorn “The Aggregate Loss of Possibility” from The Aggregate Loss of Possibility (ears&eyes) 52:45
  8. Madre Vaca “Frozen” from Winterreise (Madre Vaca) 1:00:00
  9. Greg Ward “William Perry” from 85bears (ears&eyes) 1:04:17
  10. Mathias Lundqvist “The Protocol” from Modern Behaviour (Behind The Beat) 1:10:41
  11. Vanessa Perica Orchestra “Dance of the Zinfandels” from Love Is A Temporary Madness (Self Released) 1:15:26
  12. Madre Vaca “The Crow” from Winterreise (Madre Vaca) 1:22:18
  13. Greg Ward “Soldiers Feel” from 85bears (ears&eyes) 1:29:06
  14. Mathias Lundqvist “Look At Me” from Modern Behaviour (Behind The Beat) 1:34:15
  15. Vanessa Perica Orchestra “Love Is A Temporary Madness” from Love Is A Temporary Madness (Self Released) 1:39:34
  16. Massimo Magee, Joshua Weitzel & Tim Green “Barolo Bop” from Live at Salon Villa Plagwitz (Orbit577) 1:46:12

  • Jacksonville Florida Jazz Collective Madre Vaca interpret the music of Franz Schubert with their take on the Winterreise song cycle
  • Another release from the new label 9donkeys with a live recording of Tim Berne, David Torn and Ches Smith as Sun of Goldfinger
  • A stunning new album of jazz orchestra compositions and arrangements, played by some of Australia’s finest musicians, from Melbourne based composer Vanessa Perica
  • A remarkable live recording by Massimo Magee, Joshua Weitzel & Tim Green
  • Plus new albums and singles from Jim Black, Greg Ward and Mathias Lundqvist and John Blevins Matterhorn
  • HOUR ONE
  • Madre Vaca “Good Night” from Winterreise (Madre Vaca)
  • While nearing the end of his life, Franz Schubert composed Winterreise (Winter Journey), a song cycle of 24 poems by Wilhelm Muller that told the story of a rejected man who left his beloved’s home to wander away in the middle of a winter night. While the pieces were originally designed for voice and piano, drummer-pianist Benjamin Shorstein took ten of the songs and rearranged them for the jazz collective Madre Vaca.
  • Utilizing the talents of saxophonist Juan Rollan, trumpeter Steve Strawley, trombonist Lance Reed, pianist Jonah Pierre, guitarist Jarrett Carter, bassist Mike Perez, percussionist Milan Algood, and the arranger on drums, Shorstein shows just how modern and flexible Schubert’s work remains even nearly two centuries after it was composed.
  • David Torn, Tim Berne, Ches Smith “Bat Tears” from Sun of Goldfinger (Congratulations To You) (7donkeys/Screwgun)
  • Sun of Goldfinger first performed together on December 16th 2010 in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Tim had suggested to David that they do a gig with Ches and the resulting music was fortuitously captured by engineer Joe Branciforte, reflecting the depth and power of the band’s sonics.
  • At the time David was working as a film composer in Los Angeles so Tim and he hadn’t really done much live playing since the acclaimed Prezens group had suspended live performances. Meanwhile Ches and Tim had recently begun working together in Tim’s Snakeoil band, in an association that has now spanned 12 years and counting.
  • The music on “Congratulations to You” comes mainly from that very first concert, with additional material culled from other sources including a performance at the famed Vortex Club in London “on the night Sun of Goldfinger became a band”, as David has said.
  • Greg Ward “Willie G” from 85bears (ears&eyes)
  • Greg Ward – alto sax
  • Jason Stein – bass clarinet
  • Matt Lux – electric bass & percussion
  • Marcus Evans – drums & MPC
  • Jim Black Trio “Astrono Said No” from Reckon (Intakt)
  • The Chicago Reader describes the Jim Black Trio with Thomas Morgan (Bass) and Elias Stemeseder (Piano) “one of the best bands in Jim Black’s busy career”. In the HardStudios Winterthur the trio recorded this new album over two days. It is their fourth CD as a trio and their second release on Intakt Records.
  • Mathias Lundqvist “A Cautionary Tale” from Modern Behaviour (Behind The Beat)
  • Vanessa Perica Orchestra “Spaccanapoli” from Love Is A Temporary Madness (Self Released)
  • John Blevins Matterhorn “The Aggregate Loss of Possibility” from The Aggregate Loss of Possibility (ears&eyes) .
  • John Blevins – trumpet, loops & effects
  • Drew Williams – bass clarinet, loops & effects
  • Jeff McLaughlin – electric guitar
  • Jesse Bielenberg – electric bass
  • Noel Brennan – drums, cymbals, percussion
  • Recorded live at Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA by Chris Reba
  • HOUR TWO
  • Madre Vaca “Frozen” from Winterreise (Madre Vaca)
  • Greg Ward “William Perry” from 85bears (ears&eyes)
  • Mathias Lundqvist “The Protocol” from Modern Behaviour (Behind The Beat)
  • Vanessa Perica Orchestra “Dance of the Zinfandels” from Love Is A Temporary Madness (Self Released)
  • Madre Vaca “The Crow” from Winterreise (Madre Vaca)
  • Greg Ward “Soldiers Feel” from 85bears (ears&eyes)
  • Mathias Lundqvist “Look At Me” from Modern Behaviour (Behind The Beat)
  • Vanessa Perica Orchestra “Love Is A Temporary Madness” from Love Is A Temporary Madness (Self Released)
  • Massimo Magee, Joshua Weitzel & Tim Green “Barolo Bop” from Live at Salon Villa Plagwitz (Orbit577)
  • In February 2020, Massimo Magee, Joshua Weitzel, and Tim Green met for a short tour in Germany. This recording is from the beautiful ambience of Villa Plagwitz in Leipzig, slightly edited to fit!

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