World of Jazz 420

  1. Hardcell “Van Grundy’s Retreat” from The Cosmos (9donkeys) 00:00
  2. Ben Allison “Spy” from Medicine Wheel (Palmetto) 08:12
  3. Francisco Mela “Suite For Leo Brouwer” from MPT Trio Volume 1 (577 Records) 16:31
  4. Michaela Steinhauer “Me, Myself and I” from Changes & Choices (Self Released) 26:30
  5. New Faces “Shades of Brown” from New Sounds (Positone) 34:32
  6. The Grasso Revita Jazz Ensemble “Jagged Spaces” from Jagged Spaces (Grassvita Music) 41:14
  7. Michelle Lordi “Poor Bird” from Break Up With The Sound (Cabinet of Wonder) 48:30
  8. Francisco Mela “Whisper” from MPT Trio Volume 1 (577 Records) 56:01
  9. Ben Allison “Blabbermouth” from Medicine Wheel (Palmetto) 1:00:00
  10. Michaela Steinhauer “Abandoned Chapel” from Changes & Choices (Self Released) 1:08:30
  11. New Faces “Blues for Tangier” from New Sounds (Positone) 1:14:37
  12. The Grasso Revita Jazz Ensemble “The Homecoming” from Jagged Spaces (Grassvita Music) 1:19:35
  13. Ben Allison “Quirky Dungeon” from Medicine Wheel (Palmetto) 1:24:59
  14. Francisco Mela “Naima” from MPT Trio Volume 1 (577 Records) 1:29:45
  15. Michaela Steinhauer “The Other Day” from Changes & Choices (Self Released) 1:35:47
  16. Prezens “x-Form (excerpt)” from xFORM (9donkeys) 1:44:18

  • This weeks show recent releases from the 9donkeys label, new faces from Posi-tone, a watershed moment in East Coast Jazz, new music from Michaela Steinhauer and Francisco Mela, and much more.
  • HOUR ONE
  • Hardcell “Van Grundy’s Retreat” from The Cosmos (9donkeys)
  • CRAIG TABORN PIANO
  • TOM RAINEY DRUMS
  • TIM BERNE ALTO
  • credits
  • released December 4, 2020 ON Bandcamp – originally recorded live in 2007
  • Ben Allison “Spy” from Medicine Wheel (Palmetto)
  • Ben Allison – Bass, Guitar
  • Michael Blake – Saxophones
  • Ted Nash – Saxophones
  • Tomas Ulrich – Cello
  • Frank Kimbrough – Piano
  • Ron Horton – Trumpet
  • Jeff Ballard – Drums
  • 1998
  • a “watershed moment in end of the century East Coast jazz.”
  • Francisco Mela “Suite For Leo Brouwer” from MPT Trio Volume 1 (577 Records)
  • Emerging from sun-soaked Caribbean folk music and the shadowy foundations of Free Jazz, the MPT Trio, led by Francisco Mela presents a stylistically innovative sound on their debut album, Volume I. In an impressive first release, blending diverse musical traditions with contemporary and avant-garde jazz structures.
  • released January 15, 2021
  • Francisco Mela: Drums
  • Hery Paz: Tenor Saxophone
  • Juanma Trujillo: Guitar
  • Recorded February 21, 2020 by Chris Gilroy at Douglass Recording, Brooklyn
  • Michaela Steinhauer “Me, Myself and I” from Changes & Choices (Self Released)
  • On Changes & Choices, jazz singer-lyricist-composer Michaela Steinhauer performs a fascinating program of originals that range from memorable melodies to stretches of free improvising. Teamed with alto-saxophonist Alexey Kruglov and pianist Roman Stolyar, Steinhauer covers a wide range of styles and grooves while constructing a consistent narrative
  • Released January 15th
  • New Faces “Shades of Brown” from New Sounds (Positone)
  • New Faces is a group conceptualized and brought together by producer Marc Free to introduce new and upcoming jazz musicians. The initial version of the group was first assembled in 2017 to make the album “Straight Forward.” A second version of the group was put together in 2019 to record the latest volume, titled “New Sounds.”
  • This group of “New Faces” consists of trumpeter Brandon Lee, alto saxophonist Markus Howell, tenor saxophonist Nicole Glover, pianist Caili O’Doherty, bassist Adi Meyerson and drummer Cory Cox. The performances of these emerging artists are specifically intended to provide you with an insight into the musical aesthetics and operational ethos of Posi-Tone Records with a program of fresh cuts and a few gems from the label’s previous releases.
  • Released 8th January 2021
  • The Grasso Revita Jazz Ensemble “Jagged Spaces” from Jagged Spaces (Grassvita Music)
  • Co-led by guitarist Skip Grasso and bassist Phil Ravita, the Grasso-Ravita Jazz Ensemble performs nine vibrant new jazz pieces on their recording debut, Jagged Spaces
  • Skip Grasso – guitar
  • Phil Ravita – acoustic bass and electric 6 – string bass
  • Benny Russell – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone,
  • Greg Small – piano
  • Nuc Vega – drums
  • Michelle Lordi “Poor Bird” from Break Up With The Sound (Cabinet of Wonder)
  • April 2020
  • Lordi (v); Donny McCaslin (ts); Tim Motzer (p); Matthew Parrish (b); Rudy Royston (d).
  • Francisco Mela “Whisper” from MPT Trio Volume 1 (577 Records)
  • HOUR TWO
  • Ben Allison “Blabbermouth” from Medicine Wheel (Palmetto)
  • Michaela Steinhauer “Abandoned Chapel” from Changes & Choices (Self Released)
  • New Faces “Blues for Tangier” from New Sounds (Positone)
  • The Grasso Revita Jazz Ensemble “The Homecoming” from Jagged Spaces (Grassvita Music)
  • Ben Allison “Quirky Dungeon” from Medicine Wheel (Palmetto)
  • Francisco Mela “Naima” from MPT Trio Volume 1 (577 Records)
  • Michaela Steinhauer “The Other Day” from Changes & Choices (Self Released)
  • Prezens “x-Form (excerpt)” from xFORM (9donkeys)
  • David Torn guitar/loops
  • Tim Berne alto
  • Tom Rainey drums
  • Craig Taborn keyboards/electronics
  • released December 4, 2020
  • Edit from a one hour piece

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