WAYNE SHORTER || House of Jade

Wayne Shorter‘s album Juju, is on my CD collection for many years now, the track House of Jade is one of my favourites, it’s perfectly clear the option I have made some years ago!
Wayne Shorter — tenor saxophone  McCoy Tyner — piano  Reggie Workman — bass  Elvin Jones — drums

Trio 3 & Vijay Iyer: Wiring

Trio 3 relives the free jazz of late Coltrane and Albert Ayler. This is their fourth album – each one brings a new pianist – now it’s Vijay Iyer‘s turn to share their free spirit.

Saxophonist Oliver Lake (World Saxophone Quartet), bassist Reggie Workman (John Coltrane) and drummer Andrew Cyrille (Cecil Taylor) don’t need reinforcement from anyone. But each different pianist creates a new subtlety and power, and Iyer’s presence brings intelectuallity and tradition.

trio 3 & vijay iyer wiring

Track Listing: The Prowl; Synapse II; Willow Song; Shave; Rosmarie; Suite for Trayvon (and Thousands More): I. Slimm; II. Fallacies; III. Adagio; Wiring; Chiara; Tribute to Bu.

Personnel: Oliver Lake: alto saxophone; Vijay Iyer: piano; Reggie Workman: bass; Andrew Cyrille: drums.

John Coltrane Quartet: Ballads

Ballads is an album by The John Coltrane Quartet that I look for several times along the year. I know it is there, as a safe harbour to moor in shelter. Listening to every track really gives me something else. This year I am listening to it on a Summer day – very early in the morning – perplexing, isn’t it?

1. Say It ( Over And Over Again ) 

2. You Don’t Know What Love Is 

3. Too Young To Go Steady

4. All Or Nothing At All  

5. I Wish I Knew

6. What’s New?

7. It’s Easy To Remember

8. Nancy ( With The Laughing Face )

Personnel: John Coltrane (tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone), McCoy Tyner (piano), Jimmy Garrison (bass), Reggie Workman (bass #7) Elvin Jones (drums)