World of Jazz 400

  1. Michael Formanek Quartet “Pong” from Pre-Apocalyptic (Out of Your Head Records) 00:00
  2. Florian Arbenz & Greg Osby “Wooden Lines” from Reflections Of The Eternal Line (Hammer Recordings) 07:37
  3. Dan Pitt “Ghosts” from Monochrome (Self Released) 15:59
  4. Felice Clemente “Nuvole Di Carta” from Nuvole Di Carta (Crossroads Of Sounds) 20:37
  5. John Blevins’ Matterhorn “We Know What We Need” from Idyllwild EP (ears&eyes) 28:14
  6. Ben Wendel “Drawn Away” from High Heart (Edition Records) 33:22
  7. Bocana “Vista La Vista” from Vista La Vista (Self Released) 40:59
  8. Michael Formanek Quartet “Soft Reality” from Pre-Apocalyptic (Out of Your Head Records) 46:57
  9. Florian Arbenz & Greg Osby “Chant” from Reflections Of The Eternal Line (Hammer Recordings) 55:03
  10. Felice Clemente “Inside Changes” from Nuvole Di Carta (Crossroads Of Sounds) 1:00:30
  11. John Blevins’ Matterhorn “Pico” from Idyllwild EP (ears&eyes) 1:03:39
  12. Dan Pitt “Which Way Is Up” from Monochrome (Self Released) 1:09:02
  13. Lionel Loueke “Cantaloupe Island” from HH (Edition Records) 1:12:43
  14. Matthew Putman and Michael Sarian “Part 1 (Nature Boy)” from Improvisations Vol. II (Orbit577) 1:16:40
  15. Michael Formanek Quartet “Twenty Three Neo” from Pre-Apocalyptic (Out of Your Head Records) 1:23:07
  16. Florian Arbenz & Greg Osby “Truth” from Reflections Of The Eternal Line (Hammer Recordings) 1:32:22
  17. Dan Pitt “Lester Sleeps In” from Monochrome (Self Released) 1:36:13
  18. Felice Clemente “Lost In Blues” from Nuvole Di Carta (Crossroads Of Sounds) 1:43:23
  19. John Blevins’ Matterhorn “Triesnecker” from Idyllwild EP (ears&eyes) 1:47:39
  20. Strange Winds “Lullaby To A Lost Llama” from Llamas in Chicago (ears&eyes) 1:53:01

Lots of new and forthcoming releases including from music from Edition Records and ears&eyes, also continuing my journey through the back catalogue of Felice Clemente plus a focus on the new albums from Dan Pitt, Florian Arbenz with Greg Osby and first the new live album from Michael Formanek….

  • HOUR ONE
  • Michael Formanek Quartet “Pong” from Pre-Apocalyptic (Out of Your Head Records)
    • *Michael Formanek – Bass, Compositions
    • Tim Berne – Alto Saxophone
    • Craig Taborn – Piano
    • Gerald Cleaver – Drums
    • credits
    • releases August 7, 2020
    • Recorded live somewhere in 2014
  • Florian Arbenz & Greg Osby “Wooden Lines” from Reflections Of The Eternal Line (Hammer Recordings)
    • Continuing a professional relationship that has lasted 22 years, Swiss drummer/percussionist Florian Arbenz and legendary American saxophonist Greg Osby join forces to present their debut duo album, Reflections of the Eternal Line. The project was inspired by a series of paintings by renowned artist Stephan Spicher, whose workshop was the location of the recording sessions. Together, across 2 different mediums, the three of them worked to create a new collection, both visual and sonic.
  • Dan Pitt “Ghosts” from Monochrome (Self Released)
    • Dan Pitt is a guitarist, composer and improviser currently based in Toronto, Canada. Along with his formal education in music, Dan has an impressive 10 year background of private studies under the guidance of notable musicians/teachers such as Bob Shields, David Restivo, Geoff Young, Andrew Downing, Brad Shepik, Tony Malaby, Ben Monder and David Torn. Dan performs regularly throughout Toronto in a variety of music genres and ensembles. He leads his own creative improv group, Dan Pitt Trio, and is co-leader of the guitar drum duo, Prophets and Nomads, the improvising trio known as Everdream, and the experimental folk band known as The Winona Collective
  • Felice Clemente “Nuvole Di Carta” from Nuvole Di Carta (Crossroads Of Sounds)
    • March 2011 CDS005
    • Felice Clemente | Tenor and Soprano Sax
    • Massimo Colombo | Piano
    • Giulio Corini | Double Bass
    • Massimo Manzi | Drums
    • Nuvole di Carta is my heartfelt tribute to a beloved friend who left us three years ago, at a very young age. A young man very rich in spirit, with many projects he wanted to realize. This latest work of mine is dedicated to him and to his dreams; the title, Nuvole di Carta, alludes in fact to the fusion between dreams (the clouds) and their realization (paper), as if, someway, with my notes I wanted to give a shape to his open eyed dreams.
  • John Blevins’ Matterhorn “We Know What We Need” from Idyllwild EP (ears&eyes)
    • released August 7, 2020
    • John Blevins – trumpet, loops & effects, synthesizers, acoustic guitar
    • Drew Williams – bass clarinet, loops & effects, Sony TCM-200DV, Prophet Synthesizer
    • Jeff McLaughlin – electric guitar
    • Jesse Bielenberg – electric bass
    • Noel Brennan – drums, cymbals, percussion
    • Recorded live at Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA by Chris Reba
  • Ben Wendel “Drawn Away” from High Heart (Edition Records)
    • High Heart is the fifth album by US saxophonist and composer Ben Wendel.
    • Ben Wendel Saxophone, Bassoon, EFX
    • Shai Maestro Piano and Fender Rhodes
    • Gerald Clayton Piano and Fender Rhodes
    • Michael Mayo Voice & EFX
    • Joe Sanders Double Bass
    • Nate Wood Drums
    • releases October 30, 2020
    • All music by Ben Wendel
    • Recorded January 7th & 8th, 2019, Brooklyn, NY
  • Bocana “Vista La Vista” from Vista La Vista (Self Released)
    • Another wonderful single from Bocana, a dreamy, dark, yet hopeful tale of a shipwreck, entitled Vista La Vista.
    • Propelled by layered electronics and percussion and a driving acoustic bass line, Bocana’s 6th single is a Metheny-esque adventure with soaring guitar, pensive brass and synthesizer framing ethereal vocals from Emilie-Claire Barlow. It is harmonically rich, vocally driven, with layers of acoustic and electronic elements – creating a genre-defying soundscape.
    • Emilie-Claire Barlow – Vocals
    • Jon Maharaj – Bass
    • Jason Jogue – Trumpet
    • Ben Riley – Drums
    • Steve Webster – All other Instruments, mixing and mastering
  • Michael Formanek Quartet “Soft Reality” from Pre-Apocalyptic (Out of Your Head Records)
  • Florian Arbenz & Greg Osby “Chant” from Reflections Of The Eternal Line (Hammer Recordings)
  • HOUR TWO
  • Felice Clemente “Inside Changes” from Nuvole Di Carta (Crossroads Of Sounds)
  • John Blevins’ Matterhorn “Pico” from Idyllwild EP (ears&eyes)
  • Dan Pitt “Which Way Is Up” from Monochrome (Self Released)
  • Lionel Loueke “Cantaloupe Island” from HH (Edition Records)
    • HH is the brand new album from Lionel Loueke playing the music of his long-term mentor, the legendary Herbie Hancock. Lionel Loueke is one of the most singular, compelling and innovative artists of his and any generation on the international scene. Known for his ability to “transform the guitar into a virtual Afro-Western orchestra” (Jazz Times), he is a musician who transcends genre to create unparalleled sounds. In a deeply personal tribute, Lionel takes Herbie’s best-known compositions (including Cantaloupe Island, Watermelon Man and Rock It), and creates something entirely fresh and new.
    • releases October 16, 2020
  • Matthew Putman and Michael Sarian “Part 1 (Nature Boy)” from Improvisations Vol. II (Orbit577)
    • Michael Sarian: Trumpet
    • Matthew Putman: Keyboard
    • Recorded by Michael Sarian at Studio Hicks in Brooklyn, NY on July 11, 2020
    • Mixed by Michael Sarian
    • Mastered by Joseph Branciforte at Greyfade Studios
  • Michael Formanek Quartet “Twenty Three Neo” from Pre-Apocalyptic (Out of Your Head Records)
  • Florian Arbenz & Greg Osby “Truth” from Reflections Of The Eternal Line (Hammer Recordings)
  • Dan Pitt “Lester Sleeps In” from Monochrome (Self Released)
  • Felice Clemente “Lost In Blues” from Nuvole Di Carta (Crossroads Of Sounds)
  • John Blevins’ Matterhorn “Triesnecker” from Idyllwild EP (ears&eyes)
  • Strange Winds “Lullaby To A Lost Llama” from Llamas in Chicago (ears&eyes)
    • this first record by the ensemble, ‘llamas In chicago’, is a wacky 38 minutes of magically defying sounds that turn the idea of what chamber music is, on its head. mai sugimoto (alto, flute, percussion, voice), hunter diamond (tenor, clarinet, percussion, voice), artie black (tenor, percussion, voice), brian seyler (tenor, voice, beer can), zach good (bass clarinet, soprano clarinet, voice, percussion), gerald bailey (trumpet, op-1, percussion), and alex massa (trumpet, percussion, voice) combine their novel and radical musical backgrounds to create something that sounds fresh, weird, and thought-provoking.

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