World of Jazz 399

  1. Marcin Wasilewski Trio with Joe Lovano “Glimmer of Hope” from Arctic Riff (ECM) 00:00
  2. Thumbscrew “Composition No.52” from The Anthony Braxton Project (Cuneiform) 09:41
  3. Felice Clemente Trio “Enjoy It” from 6 35 AM (Crocevia di Suoni Records) 14:54
  4. Cooper-Moore & Stephen Gauci “Improvisation Four” from Conversation Vol. 1 (577 Records) 23:50
  5. Michael Formanek “Home, At Home” from Wide Open Spaces (Enja Records) 28:02
  6. Michael Formanek Quartet “Small Places” Pre-Apocalyptic (Out Of Your Head Records Untamed) 36:32
  7. No Horns “Gathering fantasies #1” from No Horns (Bandcamp) 45:30
  8. Marcin Wasilewski Trio with Joe Lovano “On The Other Side” from Arctic Riff (ECM) 51:04
  9. Anteloper “Bubble Under” from Tour Beats Vol. 1 (International Anthem) 56:42
  10. Thumbscrew “Composition No.68” from The Anthony Braxton Project (Cuneiform) 1:00:27
  11. Michael Sarian “Primo” from Primo (ears&eyes) 1:07:57
  12. Felice Clemente Trio “Mal D’Africa” from 6 35 AM (Crocevia di Suoni Records) 1:13:28
  13. No Horns “Gathering fantasies #3” from No Horns (Bandcamp) 1:22:32
  14. Anteloper “Isotope 420°” from Tour Beats Vol. 1 (International Anthem) 1:27:19
  15. Marcin Wasilewski Trio with Joe Lovano “Vashkar” from Arctic Riff (ECM) 1:35:54
  16. Thumbscrew “Composition No.35” from The Anthony Braxton Project (Cuneiform) 1:41:40
  17. Felice Clemente Trio “The River” from 6 35 AM (Crocevia di Suoni Records) 1:49:14
  18. Louis Sclavis, Craig Taborn, Tom Rainey “To Steve Lacy” from Eldorado Trio (Clean Feed) 1:55:30

  • On this weeks show the beautiful new album from the Marcin Wasilewski Trio with Joe Lovano, cutting edge improvisation with Cooper-Moore & Stephen Gauci and No Horns, Thumbscrew interpreting the compositions of Anthony Braxton, and, new sounds from Anteloper and Michael Sarian
  • Also further investigation of the back catalogue of Felice Clemente, something old and something new from Michael Formanek, and a closer from Louis Sclavis, Craig Taborn and Tom Rainey
  • HOUR ONE
  • Marcin Wasilewski Trio with Joe Lovano “Glimmer of Hope” from Arctic Riff (ECM)
    • Bass – Sławomir Kurkiewicz
    • Drums – Michał Miśkiewicz
    • Piano – Marcin Wasilewski
    • Tenor Saxophone – Joe Lovano
  • Thumbscrew “Composition No.52” from The Anthony Braxton Project (Cuneiform)
    • Celebrating Anthony Braxton on his 75th birthday, THUMBSCREW digs into the Tricentric Archives, focusing on previously unrecorded pieces by the legendary composer, multi-wind master and bandleader. The all-star collective trio releases its fifth album for Cuneiform, The Anthony Braxton Project.
    • released July 24, 2020
    • Tomas Fujiwara – Drums and Vibraphone
    • Mary Halvorson – Guitar
    • Michael Formanek – Double Bass
    • Recorded September 8–11, 2019 by Nate Campisi at Mr. Smalls Studio, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Felice Clemente Trio “Enjoy It” from 6 35 AM (Crocevia di Suoni Records)
    • 2015
    • Felice Clemente | tenor and soprano sax
    • Paolino Dalla Porta | double bass
    • Massimo Manzi | drumsSpecial guest Daniele Di Gregorio | vibes and marimba
  • Cooper-Moore & Stephen Gauci “Improvisation Four” from Conversation Vol. 1 (577 Records)
    • The LP will be released in exclusive first edition of 300, and can be pre-ordered from the 577 site. two deeply idiosyncratic voices, Cooper-Moore and Stephen Gauci have developed a conversational dialogue devoid of stylistic blandishments. These two unique artists, having fleshed out a subtle musical terrain over many consecutive performances, get right to the heart of the matter on ‘Improvisation Four’, the track presented to you as a preview for their upcoming album ‘Conversations Vol. 1’. Dig it!
    • Stephen Gauci – Tenor Saxophone
    • Cooper-Moore – Piano
    • Recorded October 31st, 2019
    • Recorded, mixed and mastered by Jeremy Loucas at Sear Sound, New York City
  • Michael Formanek “Home, At Home” from Wide Open Spaces (Enja Records)
    • GREG OSBY alto saxophone, soprano saxophone MICHAEL FORMANEK bass WAYNE KRANTZ guitar MARK FELDMAN violin JEFF HIRSHFIELD drums
    • Recorded January 25 & 26, 1990 at A&R Recording Studios , NYC. Enja Records – R2 79648
  • Michael Formanek Quartet “Small Places” Pre-Apocalyptic (Out Of Your Head Records Untamed)
    • Michael Formanek – Bass, Compositions
    • Tim Berne – Alto Saxophone
    • Craig Taborn – Piano
    • Gerald Cleaver – Drums
    • releases August 7, 2020
    • Recorded live somewhere in 2014
    • Mixed and Mastered by Nathaniel Morgan at The Forest, Brooklyn NY, June 2020.
    • OOYH Untamed is a new digital-only DIY side of Out Of Your Head Records. The focus of Untamed is to release high-quality performances with a quicker turnaround than a traditional studio album. These releases may be a live performance, or a home studio recording, and are generally more lo-fi than the standard OOYH album. That being said the performances are always first rate, and this is music that we strongly believe should be out in the world.For every sale of this album OOYH Records will donate $1 to Black Lives Matter, an organization chosen by Michael Formanek.
    • During the first half of the 2010s, bassist Michael Formanek led a very formidable quartet after emerging from a long period as a director of a jazz orchestra in his Baltimore hometown. The Michael Formanek Quartet wasn’t just great because it included pianist Craig Taborn, drummer Gerald Cleaver and longtime partner Tim Berne (alto sax), but it was also the vehicle for a nice burst of Formanek’s advanced composing, a part of his art that I think gets overlooked.
    • Out of this jazz supergroup came forth two, very fine studio releases under the vaunted ECM banner, The Rub and Spare Change (2010) and Small Places (2012). After those pair of albums, Formanek’s recording activities focused on other endeavors, such as Thumbscrew.
    • Pre-Apocalyptic is probably best viewed as the long-overdue last part of a Michael Formanek Quartet trilogy, the one that captures them in a live setting. It’s a chance to hear them outside the sterile confines of Manfred Eicher’s studio and hear them as the master improvisors on stage that they are all well-known for being. As this was recorded in 2014 shortly before Formanek turned his attention toward other projects, the fare here is heavily weighted toward the then-recent Small Places release, with a song a piece for the immediately preceding and succeeding records. But all tunes are Formanek’s, and it comes out of a particularly fertile period of his.
  • No Horns “Gathering fantasies #1” from No Horns (Bandcamp)
    • “No Horns” plays improvised music that is strongly rooted in different folk traditions. A subconscious stream of sounds, dreams, memories and landscapes woven into that moment right before you wake up.
    • This album was recorded as free improvisation that later we processed and arranged into compositions.
    • released June 5, 2020
    • No Horns are Miriam den Boer – Violin and Maya Felixbrodt – Viola
  • Marcin Wasilewski Trio with Joe Lovano “On The Other Side” from Arctic Riff (ECM)
  • Anteloper “Bubble Under” from Tour Beats Vol. 1 (International Anthem)
    • May 2018, Jaimie Branch took up a month-long residency in the shipping container-turned-recording studio at Pioneer Works, an arts center down the street from her home in Red Hook, Brooklyn. She called up Jason Nazary, and he rolled by the studio loaded with acoustic drums, electronic triggers, modular FX unit, synths, sequencers, and a myriad of processors. Branch engineered the sessions, and brought her rig to the table: trumpet, synths, delay/looper pedal, auxiliary percussion, and a Roland TR08 drum machine. They did what they always do — rolled tape and started from nothing.
    • In the Fall of 2019, they set out for the “Ante-Myths Sonic Projections Tour” that took them across the US alongside DC duo Blacks’ Myths. For the journey, they self-produced a super limited-edition tour tape, Tour Beats Vol. 1, which features recordings from those Pioneer Works sessions.
  • HOUR TWO
  • Thumbscrew “Composition No.68” from The Anthony Braxton Project (Cuneiform)
  • Michael Sarian “Primo” from Primo (ears&eyes)
    • Dedicated to his cousin Nick, Primo (cousin in Spanish), is arguably the most ‘straight-ahead’ track of the album. The idea for the composition came after getting a copy of Nicolas Slonimsky’s book Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns. A true procrastinator, Sarian based the composition on a scale found on just the second page, in the ‘Interpolation of Two Notes’ in the Tritone Progression section. With the flat two, major third, sharp fourth, perfect fifth, and flat seventh, the scale has an altered blues feel to it, which was perfect for Sarian’s primo since he has an affinity for the genre. The marking at the top of the chart is fast + gritty swing, with no chords to be found, just the scale the tune is based on.
    • released August 7, 2020
    • Michael Sarian – Flugelhorn/Composition
    • Santiago Leibson – Piano
    • Marty Kenney – Bass
    • Dayeon Seok – Drums
  • Felice Clemente Trio “Mal D’Africa” from 6 35 AM (Crocevia di Suoni Records)
  • No Horns “Gathering fantasies #3” from No Horns (Bandcamp)
  • Anteloper “Isotope 420°” from Tour Beats Vol. 1 (International Anthem)
  • Marcin Wasilewski Trio with Joe Lovano “Vashkar” from Arctic Riff (ECM)
  • Thumbscrew “Composition No.35” from The Anthony Braxton Project (Cuneiform)
  • Felice Clemente Trio “The River” from 6 35 AM (Crocevia di Suoni Records)
  • Louis Sclavis, Craig Taborn, Tom Rainey “To Steve Lacy” from Eldorado Trio (Clean Feed)
    • TOM RAINEY drums CRAIG TABORN piano, electric piano LOUIS SCLAVIS bass clarinet, soprano saxophone
    • Recorded September 13, 2009 at Quinta Da Musica Studios, Gruo, Porto, except tracks 1, 4 and 6 recorded live at Casa Da Musica, Porto on September 12, 2009
    • Clean Feed – CF193CD

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