WORLD SAXOPHONE QUARTET || Basel 1980

David Murray was also at the Festival Jazz Contemporâneo Setúbal 79, he then played with the Sunny Murray Trio, along with Wilbur Morris on bass and, of course, Sunny Murray on drums. The concert was one among too many in two days’ time. One year later, this recording expressed all the improvisational skills of Murray and fellow musicians within the World Saxophone Quartet!

David Murray, ts. — Julius Hemphill, as. — Oliver Lake, as. — Hamiet Bluiett, brs.

JOHN ESCREET TRIO + EVAN PARKER || Live at North Sea Jazz Festival

Evan Parker was also present at the Festival Jazz Contemporâneo Setúbal 79, he played solo, the best way to display his creative and innovative music. Some years later, here he is at the North Sea Jazz Festival playing along with the John Escreet Trio.

John Escreet (Piano) — John Hébert (Bass) — Tyshawn Sorey (Drums, Percussion) — Evan Parker (Saxophone)

JOHN TCHICAI, CHARLIE KOHLHASE, GARRISON FEWELL, CECIL McBEE, BILLY HART || Tribal Ghost

When John Tchicai came to the Festival Jazz Contemporâneo Setúbal 79, the format he presented, a Saxophone Quartet along with Andre Goudbeek, François Jeanneau and Philipe Maté – all of them experienced musicians, has been a noteworthy memory from their concert until today. Their polyphonic and multiple combinations amazed the audience and myself, unprepared to listen to 4 saxophones playing together.
Tribal Ghost, some years later, shows the options John Tchicai had taken for his playing around 2007: a very hard work around sound!
John Tchicai on tenor saxophone and bass clarinet; Charlie Kohlhase – alto, tenor and baritone saxophones; Garrison Fewell – guitar and percussion; Cecil McBee – bass and Billy Hart on drums. Composed by Garrison Fewell (Ninth World Music BMI). Recorded live on February 9th &10th, 2007

STEVE LACY SEXTET || Number One

Back to the Festival Jazz Contemporâneo Setúbal 79, Steve Lacy was also playing there, solo, for nearly an hour, on a Sunday afternoon at about 4 pm. He certainly made an impact on us, his soprano saxophone sound was daunting, quite different from the commonly associated sounds of the instrument, however Lacy is remarkably strong and beautifully lyrical.

Ten years later, in 1989, his sextet was exploring compositions like this Number One.

Steve Lacy: soprano; Bobby Few: piano; Steve Potts: alto, soprano; Jean-Jacques Avenel: bass; John Betsch: drums; Irène Aebi: violin

JOHN ZORN, GEORGE LEWIS, BILL FRISELL || News for Lulu

George Lewis was also at the Festival Jazz Contemporâneo Setúbal 79, playing his trombone in trio with Richard Teitelbaum (synths) and Wilbur Morris (bass). This is an amazing tune, some years later, from the album News For Lulu, the trio includes George himself, John Zorn and Bill Frisell.

PAUL MOTIAN TRIO || Abacus || LIVE at The Village Vanguard

Paul Motian played at the Festival Jazz Contemporâneo Setúbal 79 in trio with Charles Brackeen, saxophones and Jean-François Jenny-Clark, bass – his trios were always remarkable, which is the exact word for this one – years later – with Bill Frisell on guitar and Joe Lovano on saxophone playing at the Village Vanguard.

FESTIVAL JAZZ CONTEMPORÂNEO SETÚBAL 79

I was aware of some of the things that were going on at this Festival Jazz Contemporâneo Setúbal 79, for a few of them I wasn’t really prepared yet, though I was getting ready to do it.
The concerts were so many, the musicians had a so very strong effect on us, it was history in our lives, some years later, where are those sound explorers? We might find some in the next posts…

Festival Jazz Contemporaneo Setubal 79