World of Jazz 394

  1. Art Hirahara “Like Water” from Balance Point (Posi-tone) 00:00
  2. Melissa Aldana “El Castillo de Velenje” from Visions (Motéma Music) 09:07
  3. Rudy Royston “Soul Train” from Flatbed Buggy (Greenleaf) 18:36
  4. Joe Martin “Malida” from Étoilée (Sunnyside) 28:40
  5. Kate Amrine “Skin (Version for Trumpet & Electronics)” from This Is My Letter to the World (Innova) 39:14
  6. Krzysia Górniak “Strawberry Kisses” from Memories (Self Released) 45:37
  7. Randy Weston “Con Alma” from African Nite (Enja) 52:31
  8. Art Hirahara “Blessed Son, Mr Weston” from Balance Point (Posi-tone) 1:00:00
  9. Dizzy Gillespie “Manteca Theme” from Afro (Verve) 1:05:32
  10. Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, Palle Danielsson, Jon Christensen “Solstice” from Belonging (ECM) 1:10:34
  11. Krzysia Górniak “Sweet Almonds” from Memories (Self Released) 1:24:02
  12. Kate Amrine “My Body, My Choice” from This Is My Letter to the World (Innova) 1:33:27
  13. Something Blue “Vast” from Maximum Enjoyment (Posi-tone) 1:36:25
  14. Art Hirahara “The Path of the Gods” from Balance Point (Posi-tone) 1:43:33
  15. Krzysia Górniak “Cardamom Coffee” from Memories (Self Released) 1:49:54
  16. Miles Davis “Seven Steps to Heaven” from Miles Davis at Newport: 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4 (Columbia) 1:55:49

  • Three featured newly released albums on the show from Krzysia Górniak, Kate Amrine and Art Hirahara with some archive cuts
  • HOUR ONE
  • Art Hirahara “Like Water” from Balance Point (Posi-tone)
  • Pianist Art Hirahara undergoes a transformative journey of self-exploration to discover the “Balance Point” on his fifth release for Posi-Tone.
  • This engaging new record also features several standout performances and meaningful contributions from his trusted collaborators tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana, bassist Joe Martin, and drummer Rudy Royston.
  • Melissa Aldana “El Castillo de Velenje” from Visions (Motéma Music)
  • Recorded September 14-15, 2018 at The Samurai Hotel Recording Studio, Astoria, N.Y.
  • Melissa Aldana tenor saxophone
  • Sam Harris piano
  • Pablo Menares bass
  • Tommy Crane drums
  • Joel Ross vibes
  • 2019 Motema Music
  • On her first jazz quartet “Visions”, award-winning saxophonist Melissa Aldana connects her work to the legacy of Latina artists who have come before her, creating a pathway for her own expression. Inspired by the life and works of Frida Kahlo, Aldana creates a parallel between her experiences as a female saxophone player in a male-dominated community, and Kahlo’s experiences as a female visual artist working to assert herself in a landscape dominated by men. On her first jazz quartet recording, Aldana adds a new dimension to her sound, resulting in a transformative movement of expression and self-identity.
  • Rudy Royston “Soul Train” from Flatbed Buggy (Greenleaf)
  • With Flatbed Buggy, drummer Rudy Royston has come into his own as a composer. Joined by reedplayer John Ellis (chiefly on bass clarinet), accordion player Gary Versace, cellist Hank Roberts and bassist Joe Martin he channels influences as diverse as Bill Frisell and Ron Miles, tied together by memories of his partial Texas upbringing in a melodically rich chamber suite.
  • Joe Martin “Malida” from Étoilée (Sunnyside)
  • Joe Martin – bass
  • Mark Turner – tenor & soprano sax
  • Kevin Hays – piano & Fender Rhodes
  • Nasheet Waits – drums
  • 2019
  • Kate Amrine “Skin (Version for Trumpet & Electronics)” from This Is My Letter to the World (Innova)
  • This is My Letter to the World is an exploration of music for trumpet inspired by politics and social concepts. In her second album, Kate Amrine chooses to address pressing topics facing each of us including gun violence, abortion rights, discrimination, climate change, feminism, identity, immigration, and more.
  • Krzysia Górniak “Strawberry Kisses” from Memories (Self Released)
  • The album was recorded by:
  • – Krzysia Górniak – guitar (Krisha Goorniak)
  • – Michał Wróblewski – piano (Mitchell Roblefski)
  • – Piotr Wrombel – piano (Peeorter Rombul)
  • – Michał Jaros – double bass (Mitchell Jaros)
  • – Marcin Jahr – drums (Marsin Year)
  • Randy Weston “Con Alma” from African Nite (Enja)
  • solo piano
  • Recorded 21 September 1975 at Studio Palm, Paris France.
  • HOUR TWO
  • Art Hirahara “Blessed Son, Mr Weston” from Balance Point (Posi-tone)
  • Dizzy Gillespie “Manteca Theme” from Afro (Verve)
  • Alto Saxophone – George Dorsey , Hilton Jefferson
  • Arranged By, Conductor – Chico O’Farrill
  • Baritone Saxophone – Danny Bank
  • Bass [Afro] – Robert Rodriguez*
  • Bass [Jazz] – Lewis Hackney*
  • Bongos – Joe Mangual*
  • Congas – Candido Camero*, Ramon Santanaria*
  • Drums [Jazz] – Charlie Persip
  • Piano [Afro] – Ray Concepcion
  • Piano [Jazz] – Wade Legge
  • Tenor Saxophone – Earl Mobley* , Lucky Thompson
  • Timbales – Ubaldo Nieto
  • Trombone – George Matthews (2) , J.J. Johnson ,Leon Comegys
  • Trumpet – Dizzy Gillespie, Ernie Royal , James Nottingham* , Quincy Jones
  • Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, Palle Danielsson, Jon Christensen “Solstice” from Belonging (ECM)
  • 1974
  • Krzysia Górniak “Sweet Almonds” from Memories (Self Released)
  • Kate Amrine “My Body, My Choice” from This Is My Letter to the World (Innova)
  • Something Blue “Vast” from Maximum Enjoyment (Posi-tone)
  • Alexa Tarantino: alto sax; Nick Finzer: trombone; Sam Dillon: tenor sax; Art Hirahara: piano; Boris Koslov: bass; Rudy Royston: drums.
  • 2019
  • Art Hirahara “The Path of the Gods” from Balance Point (Posi-tone)
  • Krzysia Górniak “Cardamom Coffee” from Memories (Self Released)

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