World of Jazz 512

On this show brand new releases from The Chris Parker Trio, Craig Davis, Miro Sobrer, Francisco Mela & Zoh Amba, Jim McNeely and the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra featuring Chris Potter, the trio of Ben Monder, Tony Malaby and Tom Rainey, and a preview track from a new album from Dave Douglas.

  • Show Intro 00:00
  • The Chris Parker Trio “Coolypso” from Tell Me (M’Bubba Music) 00:48
  • Craig Davis “Escape” from Tone Paintings : The Music of Dodo Marmarosa (MCG Jazz) 07:18
  • Miro Sobrer “Aigues Profundes” from Two Swords (Patois) 10:39
  • Francisco Mela and Zoh Amba “Maria” from Causa y Efecto Vol. 1 (577 Records) 17:56
  • Jim McNeely, Frankfurt Radio Orchestra featuring Chris Potter “Rituals : Adoration 1” from Rituals (Double Moon Records) 26:45
  • Ben Monder, Tony Malaby, Tom Rainey “Oort Cloud” from Monder / Malaby / Rainey – Live in Lisbon (Robalo Music) 34:12
  • Craig Davis “Tone Paintings I” from Tone Paintings : The Music of Dodo Marmarosa (MCG Jazz) 55:34
  • The Chris Parker Trio “Inferno Avenue” from Tell Me (M’Bubba Music) 1:00:00
  • Francisco Mela and Zoh Amba “ZOME” from Causa y Efecto Vol. 1 (577 Records) 1:05:27
  • Jim McNeely, Frankfurt Radio Orchestra featuring Chris Potter “Dawn” from Rituals (Double Moon Records) 1:13:59
  • Miro Sobrer “Aquesta Nit Un Mateix Vent” from Two Swords (Patois) 1:21:38
  • The Chris Parker Trio “West Cornwall Bridge” from Tell Me (M’Bubba Music) 1:27:36
  • Craig Davis “Compadoo” from Tone Paintings : The Music of Dodo Marmarosa (MCG Jazz) 1:33:05
  • Jim McNeely, Frankfurt Radio Orchestra featuring Chris Potter “Wine Dark Sea” from Rituals (Double Moon Records) 1:37:12
  • Dave Douglas “Lift Up My Eyes” from Songs of Ascent: Book 1 – Degrees (Greenleaf) 1:45:37
  • Miro Sobrer “Bridge Over The Tiber” from Two Swords (Patois) 1:53:15

  • The Chris Parker Trio “Coolypso” from Tell Me (M’Bubba Music) – his third trio album and eighth as a leader, and featuring his longtime working trio of Kyoko Oyobe on piano and Ameen Saleem on bass. Tell Me, available September 30.
  • Craig Davis “Escape” from Tone Paintings : The Music of Dodo Marmarosa (MCG Jazz) – , Davis offers gorgeous new interpretations of ten classic Marmarosa tunes as well as a new song penned in dedication to Dodo. Released July 29, 2022 via Pittsburgh’s own MCG Jazz label, the album features the stellar rhythm section of bassist John Clayton and drummer Jeff Hamilton.
  • Miro Sobrer “Aigues Profundes” from Two Swords (Patois) – the music of trombonist/composer Miró Henry Sobrer offers tantalizing clues and portents set to an irresistible jazz score inspired largely by Catalan poetry, the distilled lyricism of Catalan composer Frederic Mompou (1893-1987), and tarot card interpretation. Conceived in tribute to his late father, Josep Miquel “Pep” Sobrer, Two of Swords is a singular musical sojourn that’s deeply personal and wondrously universal. Slated for release on July 15, 2022 on Patois Records.
  • Francisco Mela and Zoh Amba “Maria” from Causa y Efecto Vol. 1 (577 Records) – On this first volume from Zoh Amba and Francisco Mela, the duo brings their regional traditions, from Tennessee and Cuba respectively, and musical inclinations to the cause and effect behind their own life stories. Causa y Efecto, Vol. 1 is an ode to the two musicians’ roots, transporting audiences between the New York studio where it was recorded and the mist-shrouded mountains where they each grew up. On these tracks, Mela builds a textured, percussive foundation that Amba interrupts with breathy tenor saxophone and her distinctive flute. On “Maria,” dedicated to Mela’s mother, simple hand drumming provides a gentle rhythm, overlaid by Amba’s delicate flute and Mela’s full baritone voice, delivered in the unassuming style of the campesino. Causa y Efecto, Vol. 1 is an ode to the countrysides that both musicians came from, decades apart, and the experimental, improvisational pursuit for which they’ve joined in New York. Releases September 30th.
  • Jim McNeely, Frankfurt Radio Orchestra featuring Chris Potter “Rituals : Adoration 1” from Rituals (Double Moon Records) – “Le Sacre du Printemps” (The Rite of Spring) by Igor Stravinsky is regarded as a key work of 20th century classical music. Its tumultuous rhythms and dissonant tonal structures created turmoil at its world premiere in Paris in 1913. However, it soon thereafter established itself as a central work in the repertoire of concert halls. A tribute to this work plays the central role in Rituals, the new CD by the hr-BigBand, a/k/a the Frankfurt Radio Big Band, conducted by Jim McNeely, and featuring the American tenor saxophonist Chris Potter. “The work was commissioned by the Alte Oper Frankfurt, which held a Stravinsky Festival in 2013,” recalled Olaf Stötzler, the band’s producer. “At that time there was a music festival around a central work of classical music, in this case “Le Sacre du Printemps.” The idea was to commission Jim McNeely to compose this work for Chris Potter. However, it is not merely a jazz version of “Le Sacre du Printemps,” but instead a new composition, inspired by “Le Sacre’s” tonal and rhythmic language. The performance was a huge success, so McNeely, Potter and the hr-BigBand decided to record the piece again in the studio. With plenty of verve and aplomb, the band glides through the complex rhythmic and harmonious score that McNeely composed in the spirit of Stravinsky.
  • Ben Monder, Tony Malaby, Tom Rainey “Oort Cloud” from Monder / Malaby / Rainey – Live in Lisbon (Robalo Music) – Recorded live at PENHA SCO Arte Cooperativa on November 14th, 2021 by Luis Candeias.
  • Craig Davis “Tone Paintings I” from Tone Paintings : The Music of Dodo Marmarosa (MCG Jazz)
  • The Chris Parker Trio “Inferno Avenue” from Tell Me (M’Bubba Music)
  • Francisco Mela and Zoh Amba “ZOME” from Causa y Efecto Vol. 1 (577 Records)
  • Jim McNeely, Frankfurt Radio Orchestra featuring Chris Potter “Dawn” from Rituals (Double Moon Records)
  • Miro Sobrer “Aquesta Nit Un Mateix Vent” from Two Swords (Patois)
  • The Chris Parker Trio “West Cornwall Bridge” from Tell Me (M’Bubba Music)
  • Craig Davis “Compadoo” from Tone Paintings : The Music of Dodo Marmarosa (MCG Jazz)
  • Jim McNeely, Frankfurt Radio Orchestra featuring Chris Potter “Wine Dark Sea” from Rituals (Double Moon Records)
  • Dave Douglas “Lift Up My Eyes” from Songs of Ascent: Book 1 – Degrees (Greenleaf) – Dave says “This quintet began playing together in 2011, so it was uplifting for me that we could come together again from our separate spaces to record this suite. Inspired by the biblical psalms, I wrote these while I was in the process of making Secular Psalms, wanting to go and revisit all the originals. There are 15 psalms known as Songs of Ascent. These psalms are fascinating, somewhat mysterious and inspiring. Each of these pieces was written as a reflection of one of these psalms, with the exception of the first one, which I wrote somewhat impulsively on the day I decided to do this. In my excitement and haste, I neglected to give it a number. So there are 16 pieces in all. 8 are on this disc. The subsequent 8 are on a companion disc subtitled Steps, which will be immediately available to members of Greenleaf Music. Thank you all for your support! One small point of info about this set: I recorded all my parts first. Releases October 7, 2022 Personnel: Dave Douglas, trumpet, Jon Irabagon, reeds, Matt Mitchell, piano, Linda May Han Oh, bass, Rudy Royston, drums
  • Miro Sobrer “Bridge Over The Tiber” from Two Swords (Patois)

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