World of Jazz 514

Another international mix of great new albums from Ben Zucker’s Fifth Season, Josh Sinton, Miguel Zenón, No Base Trio, Rafael Zaldavar, Tigran Hamasyan, and Henry Lowther’s Quaternity

  1. Show Intro 00:00
  2. Ben Zucker´s Fifth Season “Counterproductives” from Semiterritory (ears&eyes) 00:45
  3. Josh Sinton “The Heebie-Jeebies (to James P. Johnson)” from Steve Lacy’s Book of Practitioners, Vol. 1 H (Form is Possibility Recordings) 10:46
  4. Miguel Zenón “Tainos Y Caribes” from Musica De Las Americas (Miel Music) 16:38
  5. No Base Trio “ST[1]” from NBT II (Bandcamp Self Release) 24:43
  6. Rafael Zaldivar “Baila Mi Changüí – featuring Terri Lyne Carrington” from Rumba (Effendi Records) 36:28
  7. Tigran Hamasyan “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was” from StandArt (Nonesuch) 41:44
  8. Henry Lowther’s Quarternity “A Night In Amnesia” from Never Never Land (Jazz In Britain) 49:36
  9. Ben Zucker´s Fifth Season “Orbiting Betweens” from Semiterritory (ears&eyes) 1:00:49
  10. Josh Sinton “Hubris (to Babs Gonzalez)” from Steve Lacy’s Book of Practitioners, Vol. 1 H (Form is Possibility Recordings) 1:14:08
  11. Miguel Zenón “Bambula” from Musica De Las Americas (Miel Music) 1:21:29
  12. No Base Trio “ST[3]” from NBT II (Bandcamp Self Release) 1:29:07
  13. Rafael Zaldivar “Dolor de Amar – featuring Kurt Rosenwinkel” from Rumba (Effendi Records) 1:43:30
  14. Tigran Hamasyan “Big Foot (feat. Joshua Redman)” from StandArt (Nonesuch) 1:53:17

  • Ben Zucker´s Fifth Season “Counterproductives” from Semiterritory (ears&eyes) – live album that releases 30th September. – Ben Zucker – vibraphone, Mabel Kwan – piano (of Ensemble Dal Niente, Restroy), Andrew Scott Young – double bass (of Ryley Walker, Circuits des Yeux, Whisker), Adam Shead – drums (of Adiaphora Orchestra, Jason Stein, James Falzone, Jake Wark). Recorded at Chicago’s notable venue for jazz and new music – Constellation.
  • Josh Sinton “The Heebie-Jeebies (to James P. Johnson)” from Steve Lacy’s Book of Practitioners, Vol. 1 “H” (Form is Possibility Recordings) – For the past twenty years, baritone sax master Josh Sinton has explored and honed the complex, demanding etudes of composer Steve Lacy. On August 12, 2022, he’ll release the first volume of them on Steve Lacy’s Book of Practitioners, Vol. 1 “H” via Form is Possibility Recordings (FiP). According to Lacy, “These pieces were written for my own use, as exercises and studies for the saxophone.” Sinton extends Lacy’s intended use to create an album that explores some of the furthest reaches of what’s possible on the baritone saxophone. Sinton stakes out some unexplored territory in the vast zone of solo saxophone work.
  • Miguel Zenón “Tainos Y Caribes” from Musica De Las Americas (Miel Music) – Featuring his longstanding quartet of pianist Luis Perdomo, bassist Hans Glawischnig, and drummer Henry Cole, Música de Las Américas represents a broadening of scope and ambition for Zenón, who is best known for combining cutting-edge modernism with the folkloric and traditional music of Puerto Rico. In realizing such a wide-ranging project, Zenón engaged the illustrious Puerto Rican ensemble Los Pleneros de La Cresta to contribute their unmistakable plena sound to the album, with additional contributions by master musicians Paoli Mejías on percussion, Daniel Díaz on congas, and Victor Emmanuelli on barril de bomba.
  • No Base Trio “ST[1]” from NBT II (Bandcamp Self Release) Following their 2020 critically-acclaimed eponymous debut album, Setola di Maiale proudly presents Puerto Rico-based experimental ensemble No Base Trio’s latest recording, “NBT II.” This album features a collection of intuitively powerful, fully-improvised works that shine with creativity and push the trio in imaginative and unpredictable ways. This brilliant ensemble has been working together for over 12 years, and their unique chemistry is unquestionable in their new studio recording, as it was already experienced in their debut album. NBT is alto saxophonist Jonathan Suazo, guitarist Gabriel Vicéns and drummer Leonardo Osuna. Their music is characterized by carrying many influences coming from jazz, rock, ambient, noise, and metal.
  • Rafael Zaldivar “Baila Mi Changüí – featuring Terri Lyne Carrington” from Rumba (Effendi Records) – Cuban pianist, composer, artistic director, and educator Dr. Rafael Zaldivar has made an exceptional contribution to jazz music, receiving great acclaim from Berklee College of Music, JazzTimes and Downbeat magazine along the way. With his new album RUMBA, Zaldivar continues to build upon his previous work, combining the holistic vibe and rhythmic circularity of Afro-Cuban music with a jazz sound. Zaldivar’s spirituality illuminates RUMBA, opening new doors to an endlessly expressive musical universe. The orchestral lyricism, intricate Afro-Cuban rhythms, and twentieth-century musical textures reveal Zaldivar’s reflective approach as the centre of his compositional discourse. RUMBA promotes social interaction, cultural exchange, and the transmission of Africanism, all of which feeds into the sound of this album. Zaldivar performs his RUMBA with a world-class ensemble comprised of many of jazz and Afro-Cuban music’s leading lights, including Grammy winning and nominated artists Terri Lyne Carrington, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Miguel Zenón, Ingrid Jensen, and Amado Dedeu Garcias, alongside many other Cuban, Canadian, and American greats.
  • Tigran Hamasyan “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was” from StandArt (Nonesuch) – StandArt is the tenth studio album by Tigran Hamasyan. It was released by Nonesuch Records on 29 April 2022. It is Hamasyan’s first covers album, and features eight jazz standards and one original composition. StandArt includes songs from the 1920s through the 1950s, by Richard Rodgers, Charlie Parker, Jerome Kern, David Raksin, and others; it also includes a piece Hamasyan improvised with his bandmates—bassist Matt Brewer and drummer Justin Brown—and trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, who is featured on two of the album’s tracks. Other special guests include saxophonist and label-mate Joshua Redman on Charlie Parker’s “Big Foot,” as well as saxophonist Mark Turner on Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein’s “All the Things You Are.”
  • Henry Lowther’s Quarternity “A Night In Amnesia” from Never Never Land (Jazz In Britain) Previously unreleased music by Henry Lowther’s Quarternity, a band that gigged a lot but never released an album. This release is taken from four live in-studio sessions recorded between 1974 and 1978. All the tracks are composed by either Henry Lowther or guitarist Phil Lee, who, with Henry, was the co-founder of Quarternity. Henry Lowther – trumpet, flugelhorn, violin, Art Themen – tenor & soprano saxophones, Phil Lee – guitar, Dave Green – bass, Trevor Tomkins – drums
  • Ben Zucker´s Fifth Season “Orbiting Betweens” from Semiterritory (ears&eyes)
  • Josh Sinton “Hubris (to Babs Gonzalez)” from Steve Lacy’s Book of Practitioners, Vol. 1 “H” (Form is Possibility Recordings)
  • Miguel Zenón “Bambula” from Musica De Las Americas (Miel Music)
  • No Base Trio “ST[3]” from NBT II (Bandcamp Self Release)
  • Rafael Zaldivar “Dolor de Amar – featuring Kurt Rosenwinkel” from Rumba (Effendi Records)
  • Tigran Hamasyan “Big Foot (feat. Joshua Redman)” from StandArt (Nonesuch)

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