World of Jazz 407

  1. Adam Kolker “The Time of Barracudas (General Assembly)” from Lost (Sunnyside Records) 00:00
  2. Damon Brown & Stéphane Mercier Quintet “Joe’s Serenity” from The Road (Hypnote) 07:59
  3. William Chernoff “Aim To Stay” from Aim To Stay (Self Released) 12:15
  4. Restroy “Shape Twenty One” from Sketches (ears&eyes) 16:35
  5. James Brandon Lewis Quartet “Molecular” from Molecular (Intakt) 32:22
  6. Noah Haidu “Mr J.C.” from Doctone (Sunnyside Records) 39:10
  7. Adam Kolker “Lost” from Lost (Sunnyside Records) 46:19
  8. THR33 “Freefall” from THR33 (Self Released) 51:40
  9. Ken Stubbs “For Evan Parker” from Big Hush (CherryK Records) 56:52
  10. Damon Brown & Stéphane Mercier Quintet “The Road Less Travelled” from The Road (Hypnote) 1:01:02
  11. Ken Stubbs “Tres Palabras” from Big Hush (CherryK Records) 1:07:31
  12. Restroy “New Three” from Sketches (ears&eyes) 1:15:23
  13. William Chernoff “Being Bill” from Aim To Stay (Self Released) 1:22:43
  14. THR33 “Pumpkin Soup” from THR33 (Self Released) 1:28:27
  15. Ken Stubbs “Baby Won’t You Please Come Home” from Big Hush (CherryK Records) 1:34:18
  16. Damon Brown & Stéphane Mercier Quintet “Pink Legged Tourist” from The Road (Hypnote) 1:41:09
  17. Adam Kolker “Hidden Treasure” from Lost (Sunnyside Records) 1:45:55
  18. Restroy “Sketch Two” from Sketches (ears&eyes) 1:50:51

  • On this weeks show new releases from Adam Kolker, Damon Brown & Stephane Mercier Quintet, William Chernoff, Restroy, James Brandon Lewis Quartet, and Ken Stubbs

  • HOUR ONE
  • Adam Kolker “The Time of Barracudas (General Assembly)” from Lost (Sunnyside Records)
  • The title of saxophonist/composer Adam Kolker’s new recording, Lost, comes from a composition by the legendary Wayne Shorter.
  • Adam Kolker – tenor & soprano saxophones
  • Bruce Barth – piano
  • Ugonna Okegwo – bass
  • Billy Hart – drums
  • Damon Brown & Stéphane Mercier Quintet “Joe’s Serenity” from The Road (Hypnote)
  • This “new hard bop” group plays mainly originals from its members.
  • Damon Brown has been around for more than twenty years, critically acclaimed by the public and the press. The Evening Standard called him “best British mainstream trumpetist”. He played alongside Benny Golson, Steve Grossman, Dave Liebman and Peter King.
  • Belgium-based Stephane Mercier still tours around the world. One could hear him with Mark Turner, Avishai Cohen, Chris Cheek, Seamus Blake, Aaron Goldberg in New-York. He also leads the Jazz Station Big Band in Brussels.
  • William Chernoff “Aim To Stay” from Aim To Stay (Self Released)
  • William Chernoff is one of the most exciting young musicians to emerge from Vancouver’s jazz scene in years. His debut album Aim to Stay pays homage to the people, places, and experiences that helped to shape him as a young man and musician.
  • Restroy “Shape Twenty One” from Sketches (ears&eyes)
  • Featuring Avreeayl Ra, James Davis, Paul Giallorenzo, Kevin Davis, Mabel Kwan, and Christopher Dammann. Sketches was finished during a month-long musical residency at Steep Theatre (Chicago) and recorded over a weekend in September 2019.
  • James Brandon Lewis Quartet “Molecular” from Molecular (Intakt)
  • Inspired by molecular biology James Brandon develops a special system for a surprising and beautiful music with his Quartet with drummer Chad Taylor, pianist Aruán Ortiz, and bassist Brad Jones. He has taken the idea of a “Molecular Systematic Music” to heart in the formulation of the compositions featured on the stunning debut album by this quartet.
  • Noah Haidu “Mr J.C.” from Doctone (Sunnyside Records)
  • Pianist Noah Haidu has etched out an uncompromising identity as a pianist and composer by balancing cutting edge songwriting with stirring improvisations. On his new Sunnyside release Doctone, Haidu reaches a new level of self-expression while exploring the work of one of his major influences, the late Kenny Kirkland. As Noah writes in the liner notes: “Doctone is the first recording dedicated entirely to Kirkland’s original music. I view Kenny as the most unique composer and pianist of his generation. Because he died young and avoided the spotlight, his brilliant compositions have been overlooked for too long.”
  • Adam Kolker “Lost” from Lost (Sunnyside Records)
  • THR33 “Freefall” from THR33 (Self Released)
  • Frontman Nick Steed (Nick Steed Five, Chris Farlowe, Sonja Kristina) perform’s with his longtime best friend’s – Peter Mason on guitar/vox(King of the Slums, Nick Steed Five Blues) & Greg Morgan on drums(Dare/Ten).
  • The unique thing about the band is the bass is played by Nick Steed’s left hand on the keyboards
  • giving the sound of a bigger band than just three musicians.
  • Ken Stubbs “For Evan Parker” from Big Hush (CherryK Records)
  • Damon Brown & Stéphane Mercier Quintet “The Road Less Travelled” from The Road (Hypnote)
  • Ken Stubbs “Tres Palabras” from Big Hush (CherryK Records)
  • Restroy “New Three” from Sketches (ears&eyes)
  • William Chernoff “Being Bill” from Aim To Stay (Self Released)
  • THR33 “Pumpkin Soup” from THR33 (Self Released)
  • Ken Stubbs “Baby Won’t You Please Come Home” from Big Hush (CherryK Records)
  • Damon Brown & Stéphane Mercier Quintet “Pink Legged Tourist” from The Road (Hypnote)
  • Adam Kolker “Hidden Treasure” from Lost (Sunnyside Records)
  • Restroy “Sketch Two” from Sketches (ears&eyes)

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