World of Jazz 517

A selection of brand new music from Ana Nelson, Bruce Barth, Dennis Micheltree, Jason Kao Hwang & J.A. Deane Dino Duo, Bill Cole’s Untempered Ensemble, Søren Lee Diversity Trio, Playfield, and, Duduka Da Fonseca & Quarteto Universale. Also some classic tracks from Jimmy Giuffre Paul Bley & Steve Swallow, Peter Kowald Quintet, Abiodun Onewole, and Frank Zappa.

Show Intro 00:00
Ana Nelson “LCB” from Bridges (Self Released) 00:54
Bruce Barth “Let’s Go” from Dedication (Origin Records) 08:49
Jimmy Giuffre, Paul Bley, Steve Swallow “Bats In The Belfry” from Fly Away Little Bird (Sunnyside) 16:15
Dennis Mitcheltree “Sarah” from Golden Rule (Dengor Music) 27:37
Jason Kao Hwang, J.A. Deane Dino Duo “Speaking In Tongues” from Uncharted Faith ( Tone Science Music/ Blue Coast Music) 34:41
Bill Cole’s Untempered Ensemble “Family” from Margaret and Katie (Self Released) 42:03
Søren Lee Diversity Trio “Dancing Awa (Radio Edit)” from Live In Copenhagen (Zack’s MUSIC ) 55:02
Playfield “Tree House” from Stepping Out (577 Records) 1:00:00
Peter Kowald Quintet “Pavement Bolognaise” from Peter Kowald Quintet (FMP Records) 1:08:44
Abiodun Onewole “Dread Brother” from 25 Years (Rykodisc) 1:22:40
Duduka Da Fonseca & Quarteto Universale “Transition” from Yes!!! (Sunnyside Records) 1:29:10
Frank Zappa “The Grand Wazoo (Think It Over)” from Wazoo (Vaulternative) 1:35:34
Frank Zappa “The Adventures Of Greggery Peccary (Movement II)”from Wazoo (Vaulternative) 1:52:54

NOTES

Ana Nelson

Her first full length recording. Ana on Alto on this track with support Jamaal Baptiste (Piano), Brendan Keller-Tuberg (Bass) Carter Pearson (Drums) Garret Fasig (Tenor Saxophone). From Bloomington, Indiana

Bruce Barth

On his seventeenth album as a leader (and his first since 2019), Dedication (on Origin Records, September 16), pianist/composer Bruce Barth brings thirty-five years of experience performing and recording at the highest level to bear in a heartfelt tribute and homage to a dear friend and partner in music, drummer Montez ColemSaxophonist/composer Dennis Mitcheltree’s new recording, his sixth as a leader, Golden Rule, is one brimming with humanity. The music celebrates family, lost friends, his major inspirations (including tenor giants John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, and others), and speaks directly to our shared journey through life, and the imperative to treat each other with love, respect, trust and dignity – in short – to treat others as you wish to be treated. The music on Golden Rule is a reflection of that notion. It also swings like mad and engages the listener with nine wonderfully crafted compositions from Mitcheltree.an. Barth also pays tribute with compositions for Tommy Flanagan, McCoy Tyner and George Floyd.

Jimmy Giuffre, Paul Bley, Steve Swallow

The studio reunion of the legendarily experimental Jimmy Giuffre 3 in 1992 was reissued in 2003 on the French Sunnyside label and is a radical departure from anything the trio had done in the past.

Dennis Mitcheltree

Saxophonist/composer Dennis Mitcheltree’s new recording, his sixth as a leader, Golden Rule, is one brimming with humanity. The music celebrates family, lost friends, his major inspirations (including tenor giants John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, and others), and speaks directly to our shared journey through life, and the imperative to treat each other with love, respect, trust and dignity – in short – to treat others as you wish to be treated. The music on Golden Rule is a reflection of that notion. It also swings like mad and engages the listener with nine wonderfully crafted compositions from Mitcheltree. The album features pianist Johannes Wallmann, bassist Jesse Crawford and drummer Bill McClellan. Available October 21, 2022 on Dengor Music.

Jason Kao Hwang, J.A. Deane Dino Duo

J.A. Deane – Electronics (Sensei Morph touch controller, Spacecraft granular synthesizer software, Akai MPC Live Digital Audio Workstation)
Jason Kao Hwang – Tucker Barrett solid-body electric violin with a Richard Barbera bridge, Atomic Amplifire 12 multi-FX processor (overdrive, distortion, fuzz, wah-wah, phaser, whammy, pitch shift, delay)

J.A. Deane, called “Dino” by his friends, passed away before this CD was completed. Dino started his musical life touring with Tina Turner and eventually became a great innovator of electronic music. Jason met him in the mid-1980’s, playing together in various Butch Morris ensembles. Uncharted Faith was Dino’s last project.

Bill Cole’s Untempered Ensemble

Joseph Daley (tuba, baritone horn)
Warren Smith (drum kit, backline percussion)
Ras Moshe Burnette (soprano, tenor saxophones, flute)
Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet, double-belled cornet, flugelhorn, p-bone mini, conch shell, mutes)
Althea SullyCole (kora)
Mali Obomsawin (acoustic bass)
Bill Cole (Asian double reed horns, didgeridoo)

Recorded live October 10, 2021 at Faulkner Recital Hall, Hanover, NH

Compositions by Bill Cole, Arrangements by Joseph Daley dedicated to the family historian and wisdom keeper, Margaret Chisley, and her loving caregiver niece, Katie Clybourne, expressed in title by the Proverbs of the Yorubas of Nigeria.

Søren Lee Diversity Trio

Headed by Danish jazz composer and guitarist Søren Lee, the band also consists of drummer Niclas Campagnol (Sweden/Italy) and bass player Linley Marthe (Mauritius/France). This single is taken from a session recorded live at the famous Jazz House Montmartre in Copenhagen in February 2020. A full live album will be released on the 28 October.

Playfield

Playfield has never played inside. Daniel Carter, a multi-instrumentalist and the founder of 577 Records, has always pushed to make sound more real, relying on outdoor performance and New York City’s auditory ambience, to orchestrate his pieces. This practice, which is fundamentally improvisational and experimental, opens any final recording to the unpredictable nature of strangers’ sound and offers a rich texture of a moment in time. Importantly for the artists, this practice draws on the energy of one’s external environment: conversations, car horns, bird songs, and far away, even other music. That changed with Stepping Out, the group’s first recording in the comparatively sterile environment of a studio. Alongside Carter, Luisa Muhr (Voice), Ayumi Ishito (Tenor Sax and Electronics), Eric Plaks (Piano and Rhodes), Aron Namenwirth (Guitar and Electronics), Yutaka Takahashi (Guitar and Electronics), Zachary Swanson (Bass), Jon Panikkar (Drums) packed into a Brooklyn recording studio. As the environment shrank from open streets to an enclosed room, the artists were compelled to make field recordings of cicadas or ice-cream trucks, and include heavy new effects to transition between improvisations. Producers Jon Rosenberg and Aron Namenwirth borrowed mixing techniques from the pop and cinema world to bring jazz into the 21st century without resorting to commercial beats or a famous feature singer. The result is creative, expansive, and intently real. Stepping Out will be available on CD in October 2022.

Peter Kowald Quintet

Recorded Live January 13, 1972, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany. Released in 1973.

Günter Christmann: trombone
Paul Rutherford: trombone
Peter van de Locht: alto saxophone
Peter Kowald: double bass, tuba, alphorn
Paul Lovens: percussion

Abiodun Oyewole

One of the original Last Poets, Abiodun Oyewole issued this excellent recording in 1995 on the Rykodisc imprint as part of Bill Laswell’s Black Arc series. Laswell, who produced the set, gathered together a who’s who of New York’s downtown best to assist on “25 Years”. That cast includes Henry Threadgill, Aiyb Deng, Umar Bin Hassan, Don Babatunde, Brandon Ross, and Ted Daniel, to name a few.

Duduka Da Fonseca & Quarteto Universale

Duduka Da Fonseca, a 4-time GRAMMY® Award Nominee drummer, and his quartet perform ten stimulating pieces on YES!!! that blend together Brazilian rhythms with Jazz. The drummer is joined in Quarteto Universal by three like-minded talents: guitarist Vinicius Gomes, pianist Helio Alves and bassist Gili Lopes.

Frank Zappa

A concert that wound up a still-recuperating Zappa’s brief tour with the 20 piece ‘Grand Wazoo’ big band, recorded in Boston Music Hall on 24 September 1972.

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