World of Jazz 398

  1. Federica Michisanti Horn Trio “Aka” from Jeux De Couleurs (Parco della Musica) 00:00
  2. Felice Clemente “Para Siempre” from Evolucion (Crocevia di Suoni Records) 06:51
  3. Radam Schwartz Organ Big Band “Blues Minor” from Message From Groove and GW (Arabesque) 11:57
  4. Jose Rizo’s Mongorama “Mambo Mindoro” from Mariposas Cantin (Saungu Records) 19:18
  5. John Coltrane and Alice Coltrane “Reverend King” from Cosmic Music (Impulse) 23:48
  6. Federica Michisanti Horn Trio “Purple” from Jeux De Couleurs (Parco della Musica) 35:22
  7. Frode Gjerstad Trio + 1 “Cracked Sidewalks” from Forgotten City (PNL Records) 41:13
  8. Felice Clemente “Oblivion” from Evolucion (Crocevia di Suoni Records) 1:00:00
  9. Jack DeJohnette’s Directions “Minya’s The Mooch” from New Rags (ECM) 1:07:25
  10. Jose Rizo’s Mongorama “Como Fue” from Mariposas Cantin (Saungu Records) 1:18:23
  11. Wes Montgomery “Four on Six” from The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery (Riverside) 1:22:24
  12. Federica Michisanti Horn Trio “Weiss” from Jeux De Couleurs (Parco della Musica) 1:28:33
  13. Felice Clemente “Bà-Bà” from Evolucion (Crocevia di Suoni Records) 1:35:31
  14. Jose Rizo’s Mongorama “A Little Dab’ll Do Ya” from Mariposas Cantin (Saungu Records) 1:42:03
  15. The Necks “Bloom” from Three (Northern Spy Records) 1:49:35

  • This week new music from bass player Federica Michisanti, Radam Schwartz Organ Big Band, Jose Rizo’s Mongorama, The Necks and Frode Gjerstad Trio + 1.
  • I’m also continuing to look at Felice Clemente’s back catalogue
  • Plus there’s good selection from the archive with music from John & Alice Coltrane, Jack DeJohnette, and Wes Montgomery
  • HOUR ONE
  • Federica Michisanti Horn Trio “Aka” from Jeux De Couleurs (Parco della Musica)
  • Federica Michisanti, doublebass player and composer of distinct personality, is one of the musicians who has come to the forefront of the Italian jazz scene in the recent years, winning the 2018 Top Jazz as Best new talent, and 2019 Siae Award.
  • In june she released her fourth album, her second with Horn trio, titled Jeux deCouleurs and produced by Parco della Musica Records. The line up is Francesco Bigoni on tenor sax and clarinet and Francesco Lento on trumpet and flugelhorn.
  • Both the album title and the track names, all composed by the leader, recall a different colour
  • Horn trio is a band without drums and harmonic instruments, which gives more freedom for an unconventional use of the single instruments.
  • Felice Clemente “Para Siempre” from Evolucion (Crocevia di Suoni Records)
  • FELICE CLEMENTE, Soprano & Tenor saxophones, Clarinet
  • JAVIER PÉREZ FORTE, classical guitar
  • Evolución is a CD that celebrates ten years of THE duo.
  • 2016
  • Radam Schwartz Organ Big Band “Blues Minor” from Message From Groove and GW (Arabesque)
  • While a few organists have recorded with big bands (including Jimmy Smith with Oliver Nelson), Schwartz remembers Richard “Groove” Holmes’ collaboration with the Gerald Wilson Orchestra. On two of the songs from their album, Holmes took care of playing the bass parts. Seeking to build upon the idea, Radam Schwartz, who is joined by Abel Mireles’ Jazz Exchange Orchestra, for this release, has become the first organist to play all of the bass lines throughout an entire big band album. He named his new Arabesque release Message From Groove And G.W. after the Holmes/Wilson album. In addition to his organ playing, Schwartz contributed three originals and five of the ten arrangements to the project. That was his take on John Coltrane’s Blues Minor.
  • Jose Rizo’s Mongorama “Mambo Mindoro” from Mariposas Cantin (Saungu Records)
  • José Rizo, the popular and influential disc jockey who hosts the long-running Jazz On The Latin Side on KKJZ (KJazz 88.1 FM) in Los Angeles is also notable as a bandleader and songwriter. In 2011 he founded Mongorama, a nonet inspired by conguero Mongo Santamaria’s early 1960s band. Their third album, following Mongorama and Baila Que Baila, features flutist Danilo Lozano (the group’s musical director), tenor-saxophonist Justo Almario, violinist Dayren Santamaria, pianist Joe Rotondi, bassist Ross Schodek, Joey De Leon on congas, Alfredo Ortiz on bongo, guiro and chekere, the late timbale master Ramon Banda (whose place is taken by George Ortiz on half of the set), singer James Zavaleta, conguero Joey De Leon, and a few guests including trombonist Francisco Torres who wrote nine of the arrangements and co-wrote five songs with Rizo.
  • John Coltrane and Alice Coltrane “Reverend King” from Cosmic Music (Impulse)
  • Issued in 1968, more than a year after John Coltrane’s death, Cosmic Music is co-credited to John and Alice Coltrane. Trane appears on only two of the four tracks “Manifestation” and that one “Reverend King.” They were both cut in February of 1966 at Coast Recorders in San Francisco, with the great saxophonist fronting his final quintet with Alice, Pharoah Sanders, Jimmy Garrison, Rashied Ali, and Ray Appleton adding percussion.
  • Federica Michisanti Horn Trio “Purple” from Jeux De Couleurs (Parco della Musica)
  • Frode Gjerstad Trio + 1 “Cracked Sidewalks” from Forgotten City (PNL Records)
  • Released 05 May, 2020
  • Recorded August 22-23, 2018, Paradiso Studio, Oslo, Norway
  • This new album from the Frode Gjerstad Trio shouldn’t really need much explanation – Frode Gjerstad and Paal Nilssen-Love’s have been playing together for a very long time, and the Frode Gjerstad Trio has been their main foundation for this ongoing work. But with their new album “Forgotten City” for PNL Records there’s a twist: the “trio” now has two double bass players. And neither is a speical guest brought in to spice things up. Øyvind Storesund and Jon Rune Strøm have both served time in the trio, but now they’re playing at the same time. This combination expands the music, as Storesund and Strøm both with great ease switch who has the role of the bass-player, with the other going free form. Listening to them play it’s often hard to tell who is playing what. This flexibility opens up new areas for Gjerstad and Nilssen-Love to explore. With the release of “Forgotten City” Norway’s premier free-jazz trio sounds as fresh and exciting as when they started. Double double bass.
  • HOUR TWO
  • Felice Clemente “Oblivion” from Evolucion (Crocevia di Suoni Records)
  • Jack DeJohnette’s Directions “Minya’s The Mooch” from New Rags (ECM)
  • MIKE RICHMOND bass, electric bass
  • JOHN ABERCROMBIE electric guitar, electric mandolin
  • ALEX FOSTER tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
  • JACK DeJOHNETTE drums, piano
  • Recorded May 1977 at Tonstudio Vauer, Ludwigsburg
  • ECM Records ECM 1103 ST
  • Jose Rizo’s Mongorama “Como Fue” from Mariposas Cantin (Saungu Records)
  • Wes Montgomery “Four on Six” from The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery (Riverside)
  • 1960
  • Wes and his Gibson L5 and an album which is one of his best and a great place for those who don’t know it to start with. Essential for anyone interested in guitars, even if they don’t like jazz.
  • Wes Montgomery – guitar
  • Tommy Flanagan – piano
  • Percy Heath – Bass
  • Albert “Tootie” Heath – drums
  • Federica Michisanti Horn Trio “Weiss” from Jeux De Couleurs (Parco della Musica)
  • Felice Clemente “Bà-Bà” from Evolucion (Crocevia di Suoni Records)
  • Jose Rizo’s Mongorama “A Little Dab’ll Do Ya” from Mariposas Cantin (Saungu Records)
  • The Necks “Bloom” from Three (Northern Spy Records)

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