World of Jazz 405

  1. Ray Russell “Six In Six Out” from Fluid Architecture (Cuneiform) 00:00
  2. QMRPlus “Blasmatic” from Live! (ears&eyes) 06:21
  3. Michael Sarian “Mountains” from New Aurora (ears&eyes) 10:06
  4. Gregg Belisle Chi “Tragedy” from ensō (ears&eyes) 15:37
  5. Bonjintan “Dental Kafka” from Dental Kafka (Trost Records) 23:50
  6. Blake, Irabagon, Laubrock “Jorogumo” from The Cat of Sadness (Carrier Records) 41:08
  7. Ray Russell “The Conversation” from Fluid Architecture (Cuneiform) 47:58
  8. QMRPlus “On Mom’s Birthday” from Live! (ears&eyes) 53:02
  9. Michael Sarian “The Morning After” from New Aurora (ears&eyes) 57:03
  10. Gregg Belisle Chi “circa 1969” from ensō (ears&eyes) 1:00:28
  11. Fred Lonberg-Holm, Ken Vandermark “2.7 B/C” from Consequent Duos: Series 2D (Aerophonic Records) 1:04:21
  12. Dave Rempis, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Paal Nilssen-Love “Hotel Mary Poppins” from Znachki Stilyag (Aerophonic Records) 1:10:18
  13. Ray Russell “Moon Dog” from Fluid Architecture (Cuneiform) 1:20:13
  14. QMRPlus “Uhzoid” from Live! (ears&eyes) 1:22:55
  15. Michael Sarian “Colorado Yeta” from New Aurora (ears&eyes) 1:28:53
  16. Gregg Belisle Chi “lux ravas” from ensō (ears&eyes) 1:35:53
  17. Blake, Irabagon, Laubrock “Bread and Circuses” from The Cat of Sadness (Carrier Records) 1:43:41
  18. Bent Arcana “The Gate” from Bent Arcana (Castleface Records) 1:49:47

  • On this edition a selection of mostly new releases including the recent one from guitar legend Ray Russell, albums from the ears&eyes label and ground breaking sounds from Bonjintan and the trio of Dan Blake, Jon Irabagon and Ingrid Laubrock. There’s also a couple of tracks featuring the work of Fred Lonberg-Holm, and crossover music from Bent Arcana.
  • HOUR ONE
  • Ray Russell “Six In Six Out” from Fluid Architecture (Cuneiform)
  • Guitarist-composer Ray Russell has enjoyed two distinct careers: one as an esteemed session player and award- winning film and televison composer, another as an ingenious guitar experimentalist and free-thinking collaborator.
  • George Baldwin – Bass and Chapman Stick
  • Simon Phillips – Drums
  • Jim Watson – Keyboards
  • QMRPlus “Blasmatic” from Live! (ears&eyes)
  • the debut album from the New Orleans-based quartet, QMRplus, featuring Quin Kirchner (drums), Matthew Golombisky (acoustic bass), Robin Boudreaux (saxophones) & Matthew McClimon (vibraphone). Released in August 2005 to accompany a tour from New Orleans to Chicago, it is comprised of various excerpts recorded live at shows between January and July of that year.
  • Michael Sarian “Mountains” from New Aurora (ears&eyes)
  • Michael Sarian – Flugelhorn/Composition
  • Santiago Leibson – Piano
  • Marty Kenney – Bass
  • Dayeon Seok – Drums
  • Produced by Michael Sarian and Luis Bacque
  • Recorded, mixed & mastered by Luis Bacque at Bacque Recording Engineering Studios in Roselle, New Jersey (
  • Gregg Belisle Chi “Tragedy” from ensō (ears&eyes)
  • Gregg Belisle-Chi – guitar and compositions
  • Matt Aronoff – electric bass
  • Jason Burger – drums
  • Gregg Belisle-Chi (who’s performed with Bill Frisell, Cuong Vu, Steve Swallow, Reid Anderson to name a few)with his third as a leader, ensō, with this guitar/ elec. bass/ drums trio of floating rock, contemporary classical, open-air jazz music while relating to the Zen idea of wabi-sabi, or the beauty in the imperfection of all things.
  • Bonjintan “Dental Kafka” from Dental Kafka (Trost Records)
  • Recorded June 30, 2018, Niji studio, Hoshi
  • Engineer Jim O’Rourke
  • Mixed Jim O’Rourke
  • Mastered Martin Siewert
  • Personnel
  • Akira Sakata: saxophone, clarinet, voice
  • Giovanni Di Domenico: piano, hohner pianet
  • Jim O’Rourke: double bass
  • Tatsuhisa Yamamoto: drums
  • Blake, Irabagon, Laubrock “Jorogumo” from The Cat of Sadness (Carrier Records)
  • Three sopranos doing some inventive things
  • Recorded on March 14, 2018 and mixed on January 17, 2019 at Princeton University Electronic Music Studios by Jeff Snyder,
  • Dan Blake, Soprano Saxophone
  • Jon Irabagon, Soprano Saxophone
  • Ingrid Laubrock, Soprano Saxophone
  • Ray Russell “The Conversation” from Fluid Architecture (Cuneiform)
  • QMRPlus “On Mom’s Birthday” from Live! (ears&eyes)
  • Michael Sarian “The Morning After” from New Aurora (ears&eyes)
  • HOUR TWO
  • Gregg Belisle Chi “circa 1969” from ensō (ears&eyes)
  • Fred Lonberg-Holm, Ken Vandermark “2.7 B/C” from Consequent Duos: Series 2D (Aerophonic Records)
  • Recorded Live September 12, 2013, Sugar Maple [in concert], Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Ballister – Dave Rempis, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Paal Nilssen-Love “Hotel Mary Poppins” from Znachki Stilyag (Aerophonic Records)
  • Dave Rempis: alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Fred Lonberg-Holm: cello, electronics
  • Paal Nilssen-Love: drums, percussion
  • released September 1, 2020
  • 2020 marks the tenth anniversary of the working trio Ballister, and it’s been a productive ten years. Eight previous records, and regular concert dates across North America and Europe, have produced a band that maintains a core sound and energy, while taking the time and space to continually expand their individual voices and respective interests.
  • Ray Russell “Moon Dog” from Fluid Architecture (Cuneiform)
  • QMRPlus “Uhzoid” from Live! (ears&eyes)
  • Michael Sarian “Colorado Yeta” from New Aurora (ears&eyes)
  • Gregg Belisle Chi “lux ravas” from ensō (ears&eyes)
  • Blake, Irabagon, Laubrock “Bread and Circuses” from The Cat of Sadness (Carrier Records)
  • Bent Arcana “The Gate” from Bent Arcana (Castleface Records)
  • JOHN DWYER : GUITAR, SYNTHESIZERS, HAND PERCUSSION,TAPE LOOPS, CUICA, VOICE
  • RYAN SAWYER : DRUMS, HAND PERCUSSION, VOICE
  • PETER KERLIN : STAND UP BASS, ELECTRIC BASS
  • THOMAS DOLAS : SYNTHESIZERS, CLAVINET, MELLOTRON, ELECTRIC PIANO
  • KYP MALONE : MODULAR SYNTHESIZER
  • BRAD CAULINS : TENOR SAXOPHONE, SELMER MARK VI VARITONE SAXOPHONE
  • MARCOS RODRIGUEZ : GUITAR
  • LAENA “GERONIMO” MYERS-IONITA : VIOLIN
  • ANDRES RENTERIA : CONGA, BONGO, HAND PERCUSSION
  • JOCE SOUBIRAN : TENOR SAXOPHONE

RECORDED LIVE, MIXED BY JOHN DWYER AT STU-STU-STUDIO DEC 2019

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