World of Jazz 443

  1. Patrick Noland, John Tate, Charles Rumback “Duke” from When I Look To Sky (ears&eyes) 00:00
  2. Thomas Strønen, Ayumi Tanaka, Marthe Lea “Pasha” from Bayou (ECM) 10:16
  3. Joaquin Muro “Venus En Escorpio” from Oximoron (ears&eyes) 16:53
  4. Mike Osborne “Scotch Pearl” from Dawn (Cuneiform) 24:47
  5. Alex Sipiagin “Magic Square” from Upstream (Positone) 32:28
  6. Patrick Noland, John Tate, Charles Rumback “When I Look To Sky” from When I Look To Sky (ears&eyes) 38:45
  7. Thomas Strønen, Ayumi Tanaka, Marthe Lea “Varsha” from Bayou (ECM) 43:19
  8. Joaquin Muro “Raices” from Oximoron (ears&eyes) 47:13
  9. Mike Osborne “Seven By Seven” from Dawn (Cuneiform) 54:35
  10. Alex Sipiagin “Call” from Upstream (Positone) 1:00:00
  11. Patrick Noland, John Tate, Charles Rumback “Peace” from When I Look To Sky (ears&eyes) 1:05:10
  12. Thomas Strønen, Ayumi Tanaka, Marthe Lea “Chantara” from Bayou (ECM) 1:11:30
  13. Joaquin Muro “La Tierra Colorada y las manos” from Oximoron (ears&eyes) 1:17:01
  14. Mike Osborne “Aggression” from Dawn (Cuneiform) 1:25:32
  15. Chris Potter “Sunrise and Joshua Trees” from Sunrise Reprise (Edition) 1:31:51
  16. Alex Sipiagin “Upstream” from Upstream (Positone) 1:37:25
  17. Christian McBride “On Green Dolphin Street” from The Q Sessions (Qoboz) 1:45:12

  • Variety is at the heart of this weeks show with a selection of six new releases covering all aspects of jazz. There is also a look at the earliest surviving recordings of the great British alto sax man Mike Osborne
  • Patrick Noland, John Tate, Charles Rumback – When I Look To Sky (ears&eyes)
    • Patrick Noland – piano & guitar
    • John Tate – acoustic bass
    • Charles Rumback – drums
    • released May 21, 2021
    • Triple True Stereo Recording – recorded, mixed, and mastered by Ken Christianson at Pro Musica, Chicago IL USA, September 19, 2018
  • Thomas Strønen, Ayumi Tanaka, Marthe Le – Bayou (ECM)
    • A fresh and open music – delicate, space-conscious and adventurous – is shaped as drummer Thomas Strønen and pianist Ayumi Tanaka, previously heard together in the ensemble Time Is A Blind Guide, resurface in a trio with clarinettist/singer/percussionist Marthe Lea.
    • Openness is the watchword here. The album came into being after Thomas Strønen visited Munich to finalize aspect of his Lucus project with Time Is A Blind Guide. “I played Manfred Eicher part of the very first concert with Ayumi and Marthe which I happened to have on my laptop – just a rough document that I’d made with one microphone. He caught the special tension and stylistic freedom in this trio and said we should do a studio recording – which was a welcome surprise.”
    • The trio had been conceived primarily as an open-form rehearsal and sound research project, “drifting between elements of contemporary classical music, folk music, jazz, whatever we were inspired by. Sometimes the music was very quiet and minimalistic, and sometimes it was the opposite. Playing together generated some special experiences.”
    • That spontaneous spirit is reflected in the trio’s debut recording. With the exception of the title piece, based on a traditional Norwegian tune, the music on Bayou was created collectively, in the moment, drawing upon the individual and shared histories of the musicians. The improvisations here are named for diverse waterways, rivers and lakes, as fitting metaphor for the glistening fluidity of the music, and also in acknowledgement of the recording location, in Lugano, Switzerland.
  • Joaquin Muro – Oximoron (ears&eyes)
    • After a career of intense activity as a sideman in projects such as Richard Nant’s Big Nant, Juan Izkierdo Grupo, and Juan Pablo Arredondo’s octet, among others, and after finishing the Superior Technicature in Jazz at the Conservatorio Superior de Música Manuel de Falla, the young trumpet player, and composer Joaquín Muro releases his first album as a leader: Oxímoron. For this recording the band the pianist and composer Pía Hernandez, the double-bassist Diana Arias, and the drummer Martín Freiberg. In addition, the album has the guest participation of saxophonist and composer Camila Nebbia, the multi-instrumentalist woodwind musician Patricio Bottcher, in this case playing Bass Clarinet and Soprano Sax, and the also multi-instrumentalist Pablo Quiñones, on the bass drum and percussion accessories.
  • Mike Osborne – Dawn (Cuneiform)
    • Dawn presents Osborne in both his earliest surviving recording, as a co-leader with Surman of a quartet from 1966, and in 1970 with the first known recordings of his mighty trio with the transplanted South African rhythm team of Harry Miller and Louis Moholo. These unearthed recordings not only fill in important gaps in Osborne’s own discography but in the history of British jazz as a whole.
    • Mike Osborne : alto sax
    • Harry Miller : double bass
    • Louis Moholo : drums – Scotch Pearl –  recorded in London, UK, August 1970.
    • Alan Jackson : drums – Seven By Seven and Aggression – recorded at Regent Sound, London, UK on June 9, 1966 by Eddie Kramer.
    • John Surman : baritone sax, soprano sax – Seven By Seven and Aggression
  • Alex Sipiagin – Upstream (Positone)
    • Trumpet sensation Alex Sipiagin conducts his attention and intention “Upstream” directing the energetic empathy of his music towards engaging the hearts and minds of jazz fans on his first release for Posi-Tone Records.
    • Exuding confidence with effortless virtuosity, Sipiagin performs with a compelling and emotional voice on his instrument that clearly elevates and distinguishes him from his able contemporaries.
    • Joining Sipiagin on this musical journey is Posi-Tone’s steadily serviceable and reliably inventive rhythm section of pianist Art Hirahara, bassist Boris Kozlov and drummer Rudy Royston.
  • Chris Potter – Sunrise Reprise (Edition)
    • One of the most prolific improvisers of his generation returns with the follow up to his 2019 Circuits album: a powerful and cathartic record featuring keyboardist James Francies and drummer Eric Harland.
    • In Sept 2020, a small window emerged from the restrictions and saw an opportunity to record ‘Sunrise Reprise’ with his Circuits trio. It was the first time anyone in the group had recorded with other musicians in months, and for prolific musicians such as these, it resulted in an outpouring of collective creativity, energy, and spirit.
    • The session was a huge release from the build-up of tension over the previous months, as Chris explains; “All of a sudden we’re in the studio. It felt such a release, a sense of freedom to create and to express ourselves collectively. It’s this, that has been the central part of this album – it’s about the trio, our shared energy, reflecting our own thoughts and feelings from all that’s going on in the world. Eric, James, and I really needed to PLAY, to try to put into music all the intense feelings of the previous few months. The close bond we had developed playing this music together on the road led to what we felt as a cathartic musical experience in the studio, documented in one very special evening”.
  • Christian Mc Bridge – The Q Sessions (Qoboz)
    • Christian McBride has teamed up with Qobuz, the hi-res streaming, and download service, to release a new EP called The Q Sessions. Recorded earlier this year at New York City’s Power Station, the album was captured at 24-bit/ 192kHz quality, which the company is keeping for the final product.
    • McBride made the three-song collection with a quartet including saxophonist Marcus Strickland, drummer Eric Harland, and guitarist Mike Stern. The bassist lays it down for “Green Dolphin Street” and Ornette Coleman’s “Blues Connotation” on his upright bass, while the newly-penned “Brouhaha” is performed on electric.
    • “What a pleasure it was to put together a special group featuring one of my favorite guitarists of all time, Mike Stern. It was a great day in the studio with Mike, Marcus, and Eric – not only jamming a couple of tunes but also record a new original of mine, ‘Brouhaha,’” said McBride. “I’m thrilled we captured these performances in Hi-Res audio and can deliver them to the listener without compromise, and I look forward to more with Qobuz.”

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