PAT METHENY & LYLE MAYS: As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls

 

There is no music in heaven …

 

 

PAT METHENY & LYLE MAYS: As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls

 

LOUIS SCLAVIS: Characters On A Wall

 

 

 

LOUIS SCLAVIS: Characters On A Wall

 

ARILD ANDERSEN – IN-HOUSE SCIENCE

 

Third album of the trio led by ARILD ANDERSEN on ECM records released in 2018 just some time ago.

 

Arild Andersen: double-bass; Paolo Vinaccia: drums; Tommy Smith: tenor saxophone

 

 

ARILD ANDERSEN – IN HOUSE SCIENCE

 

7 suggested words:

imagination | layer | exploratory | intensity | quality | raw | marvel

 

LOCUS festival 2018 locorotondo puglia

 

 

 

https://www.locusfestival.it/site/?lang=en

 

MARiON BRoWN | Afternoon Of A Georgia Faun

 

Marion Brown alto saxophone, zomari, percussion
Anthony Braxton alto and soprano saxophones, clarinet, contrabass clarinet, chinese musette, flute, percussion
Bennie Maupin tenor saxophone, alto flute, bass clarinet, acorn, bells, wooden flute, percussion
Chick Corea piano, bells, gong, percussion
Andrew Cyrille percussion
Jeanne Lee voice, percussion
Jack Gregg bass, percussion
Gayle Palmoré voice, piano, percussion
William Green top o’lin, percussion
Billy Malone african drum
Larry Curtis percussion
1970

 

 

MARiON BRoWN | Afternoon Of A Georgia Faun

 

JULIA HÜLSMANN quartet | In Full View

 

#listeningnow

 

Sunday is almost over – it pleases me how this music is so reassuring – keeping fears and doubts in the distance.

 

JULIA HÜLSMANN quartet | In Full View

28-01-2018 19:30

 

 

RALPH ALESSI » Baida

 

There are magic moments when an artist can be said to have well and truly “arrived.” For Ralph Alessi, the release of Baida – his ECM debut as a bandleader – is just such a moment, despite his already extensive resume. Among those in the know, Alessi is renowned as a musician’s musician, a first-call New York trumpeter who can play virtually anything on sight and has excelled as an improviser in groups led by Steve Coleman, Uri Caine, Ravi Coltrane, Fred Hersch and Don Byron, as well as leading his own bands. But Alessi has created something breathtaking with Baida, an album sure to beguile a wider audience with its atmospheric depth and melodic allure. To voice his suite of compositions, the trumpeter has convened a powerhouse New York band with pianist Jason Moran, bassist Drew Gress and drummer Nasheet Waits. As a vessel for the album’s seemingly bottomless lyricism, this quartet of virtuosos plays with extraordinary finesse; but there is also a tensile strength emanating from the performances, a muscularity that one can feel. Then there is the silver of Alessi’s trumpet tone; as The New York Times has said, it has “a rounded luminescence, like the moon in full phase.”

 

ECM records

 

RALPH ALESSI trumpet

JASON MORAN piano

DREW GRESS double bass

NASHEET WAITS drums

 

 

 

 

 

 

REVIEW:

 

On these 10 pieces he sounds quietly wired and fascinated by what his partners are firing at him, while not remotely detached from his signature virtues of tonal purity and unflustered invention. 

John Fordham The Guardian

More open, more translucent and somehow more intrinsically pure, Baida welcomes Alessi to a label whose instinctive ability to find and draw out good music where it lives remains both unparalleled and fundamental to its ongoing success and reputation.

John Kelman All About Jazz

 

DAVE HOLLAND quintet » Seeds of Time

Choose a musician, it’s OK, if it is one of your favourites, go to the right place – choose again according to other musicians – now go to the place you call paradise – a few more clicks – the music starts, you aren’t dreaming . We’re living strange days …

Dave Holland double-bass

Kenny Wheeler trumpet

Julian Priester tr0mbone

Steve Coleman alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute

Marvin “Smitty” Smith drums, percussion