1 CD / Tzadik Records / 2013-02-26Tracks: Apophthegms: First Set. No. 1; Apophthegms: First Set. No. 2; Apophthegms: First Set. No. 3; Apophthegms: First Set. No. 4; Apophthegms: First Set. No. 5; Apophthegms: First Set. No. 6; Apophthegms: ...
Artists: David Fulmer/Christopher Otto (Violin)/Pauline Kim
Zorn's virtuosic string music is legendary and this CD focuses on his compositions for violin. Two major new works for solo violin - Passage (based...continue...
Audio Mixer: Marc Urselli.
Liner Note Author: John Zorn .
Recording information: Eastside Sound Studio, New York, NY....continue...
CD / Savant / 2013-02-26Tracks: All Blues; Be-Bop Lives (Boplicity); Four; 'Round Midnight; I Fall in Love Too Easily; 'Long Come Tutu; Milestones; You're My Everything; So What; Walkin'
Artists: Giacomo Gates
Personnel: Giacomo Gates (vocals); Dave Stryker (guitar); Freddie Hendrix (trumpet); John Di Martino (piano); Vincent Ector (drums).
Liner Note Author: Neil Tesser.
CD / High Note / 2013-02-26Tracks: Touching; Gone Too Soon; Way She Makes Me Feel, The; Dinner for One Please, James; Central Park West; I'm Glad There Is You; September of My Years, The; Oh Girl
Artists: Eric Alexander (Saxophone)
Eric Alexander can play the tenor saxophone - never doubt that. He has the chops, power and passion that make him one of the most...continue...
Personnel: Eric Alexander (tenor saxophone); Harold Mabern (piano).
Audio Mixer: Rudy Van Gelder.
Liner Note Author: Mark Keresman.
Recording information: Van Gelder Recording Stu...continue...
CD / LifeForcejazz / 2013-02-26Artists: James Leary
CD / American Jazz Classics / 2013-02-26Tracks: Domino; Meeting On Termini's Corner; Time; Lament; Stritch In Time, A; 3-In-1 Without the Oil; Get Out of Town; Rolando; I Believe In You; E.D.; Domino [Alternate Version]; Moon Ray - (featuring Henr...
Artists: Roland Kirk/Roy Haynes
Personnel: Roland Kirk (stritch, manzello, tenor saxophone).
Liner Note Authors: Joe Segal; Alan Guntry; Stanley Dance.
Recording information: Chicago, IL (04/17/1962-04/18/1962); Englew...continue...
CD / Poll Winners Records / 2013-02-26Tracks: Without a Song; Where Are You?; John S.; Bridge, The; God Bless the Child; You Do Something to Me; If Ever I Would Leave You; Night Has a Thousand Eyes, The; Bridge [Alternate Version], The; God Bles...
Artists: Sonny Rollins
Personnel: Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone); Jim Hall (guitar); Bob Cranshaw (bass); Ben Riley, Harry T. Saunders (drums).
Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, New York, New York on January 30 & Febr...continue...
CD / American Jazz Classics / 2013-02-26Tracks: Django; Nuages; Alabamy Bound; You Better Go Now; Tien, Le; Like Someone in Love; Minor Swing; Daphné; Soft Winds; Makin' Whoopee; How About You?; Pent-Up House; Swing 39; Belleville; Manoir de ...
Artists: Stéphane Grappelli Quartet/Stéphane Grappelli
Personnel: Pierre Cavalli (guitar); Stéphane Grappelli (violin); Daniel Humair (drums).
Liner Note Authors: Frank Ténot; Melba Ritz.
Recording information: Paris, France (03/07...continue...
CD / Poll Winners Records / 2013-02-26Artists: Oscar Peterson
CD / Essential Jazz Classics / 2013-02-26Artists: John Coltrane
CD / Poll Winners Records / 2013-02-26Tracks: Monk's Dream; Body and Soul; Bright Mississippi; Five Spot Blues; Blue Bolivar Blues (Ba-Lue-Bolivar-Ba-Lues-Are); Just a Gigolo; Bye-Ya; Sweet and Lovely; Monk's Dream [Original Trio Vresion]; Blue ...
Artists: Thelonious Monk/Thelonious Monk Quartet
Personnel: Thelonious Monk (piano); Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone); John Ore (bass); Frankie Dunlop (drums).
Recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, New York in 1963. Includes liner notes by P...continue...
CD / Phoenix Jazz / 2013-02-26Artists: Charles Mingus
The concert, which was billed as an open recording session with audience, was a shambles, with copyists seated on stage working feverishly even as the performance was going on. The record is pretty mu...continue...
CD / Poll Winners Records / 2013-02-26Tracks: Cheese Cake; I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry; Second Balcony Jump; Love For Sale; Where Are You?; Three O'Clock In the Morning; Soy Califa; Don't Explain; You Stepped Out of a Dream; Backbone, ...
Artists: Dexter Gordon
Personnel: Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone); Billy Higgins (drums).
Liner Note Author: Arnold Marcus.
Recording information: Englewood Cliffs, NJ (08/27/1962); Englewood Cliffs, NJ (08/29...continue...
CD / Essential Jazz Classics / 2013-02-26Artists: Paul Motian/Chuck Israels/Bill Evans (Piano)
CD / Poll Winners Records / 2013-02-26Artists: Duke Ellington
/Max Roach/Charles Mingus.
Personnel: Duke Ellington (piano); Charles Mingus (bass); Max Roach (drums).
Recorded at Sound Makers, New York, New York on September 17, 1962. Originally rel...continue...
CD / Hubro / 2013-02-26Artists: Splashgirl
1 CD / CAM Jazz / 2013-02-26Tracks: Uprisings and Revolutions; Minotauro; New Life; Nighttime Story; Medusa; Real McDaddy, The; Air; Family Ties
Artists: Antonio Sanchez (Drums)
Sanchez is a storyteller and there is a tale behind most of his latest tunes. Sanchez says "New Life" signifies his new life as...continue...
Personnel: Antonio Sanchez (vocals, keyboards, drums); David Binney (alto saxophone); Donny McCaslin (tenor saxophone); John Escreet (piano, Fender Rhodes piano); Matt Grewer (electric bass).
1 CD / Sunnyside Communications / 2013-02-26Tracks: Benny's Crib; Kenny Drew; Flying Saucer; Jackie McLean; Vanished; Harold Land; Magic Beans; Paraphrase; Portuguesa, La; Further Away
Artists: Benny Green (Piano)
Personnel: Benny Green (piano); Kenny Washington (drums).
Audio Mixers: Jim Czak; Bill Moss ; Kenny Washington; Benny Green .
Liner Note Author: Benny Green .
1 CD / Tzadik Records / 2013-02-26Tracks: Bagatelle; John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!; Babbitt; Silent Comedy; Lake Superior; Proof; Road, The; Leprechaun; Ice Cave; Big Fish; Lullaby
Artists: Bill Frisell
Personnel: Bill Frisell (electric guitar).
Audio Mixer: Marc Urselli.
Recording information: EastSide Sound, NYC (12/02/2012).
For all the self-generated hype that Tzadik releases...continue...
1 CD / Shanachie / 2013-02-26Tracks: Visitor, The; Whisper; Black Pearl; Timeless; Curves; Magic Life; Bottoms Up; Golden Curtain; Marcosinho; Sky Dive; Wild Thing; Turn Up the Quiet
Artists: Marion Meadows
Photographer: Hassan Kareem.
Soprano saxophonist Marion Meadows plays what has to be called smooth jazz, but he stretches the template a bit by incorporating subtly nuanced Latin, Eastern, and ...continue...
CD / Criss Cross / 2013-02-26Tracks: Expectation; Cho Tofu; Chronicle; Mississippi Waltz; Flash; Once...; First Step; Savoir
Artists: Alex Sipiagin
Personnel: Alex Sipiagin (trumpet, flugelhorn); Chris Potter (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Eric Harland (drums).
Audio Mixer: Michael Marciano.
Liner Note Author: C. Andrew Hovan...continue...
CD / Criss Cross / 2013-02-26Tracks: Small Feats; Enchanted; Reverence; Wishful Thinking; Like Joe; Portrait of Jennie; You Did
Artists: Michael Rodriguez
Personnel: Michael Rodriguez (trumpet, flugelhorn); Chris Cheek (tenor saxophone); Gerald Clayton (piano); Rodney Green (drums).
Audio Mixer: Michael Marciano.
Liner Note Author: Ted Pan...continue...
CD / Criss Cross / 2013-02-26Tracks: Pie Eye's Blues; Jeep's Blues; I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good; Creole Love Call; Stevie; Intimacy of the Blues, The; Lotus Blossom; Something Sexual; Sophisticated Lady; Caravan
Artists: Wycliffe Gordon Quintet/Wycliffe Gordon
He plays Sophisticated Ladyfairly straight and with sincere feeling. Wycliffe's growls and flutters conjure up memories of the playing by trumpeter Bubber Miley...continue...
Personnel: Wycliffe Gordon (vocals, trumpet, trombone, soprano trombone); Dee Daniels (vocals); Zach Brock (violin); Adrian Cunningham (clarinet, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Aaron Diehl (pian...continue...
CD / ECM Records (USA) / 2013-02-26Tracks: Pretty Girl; Mood Indigo; Bess, You Is My Woman Now; All About Ronnie; Pictogram; You've Changed; Hagar Suite: Journey Up River; Hagar Suite: Dreams of White Bluff; Hagar Suite: Alone; Hagar Suite: B...
Artists: Jason Moran/Charles Lloyd
Hagar's Song, the newest release from longtime ECM luminary Charles Lloyd, is an interactive duo recording with Jason Moran, the star pianist who has been...continue...
Personnel: Jason Moran (piano, tambourine); Charles Lloyd (alto flute, bass flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone).
Recording information: Santa Barbara Sound Design (04/2012).
CD / Criss Cross / 2013-02-26Tracks: Blues for Mr. Bill; Undaunted, The; Tide a Dish I; I Remember You; Backwards Step, The; Tide a Dish II; Ramona's Heart; Second Thoughts; Forever, One Day At a Time
Artists: Tim Warfield/Tim Warfield Quintet
Personnel: Tim Warfield (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Nicholas Payton (trumpet); Cyrus Chestnut (piano); Clarence Penn (drums).
Audio Mixer: Michael Marciano.
Liner Note Author: ...continue...
CD / Subtone / 2013-02-26Artists: Mark Lockheart
CD / Green Hill / 2013-02-26Tracks: Wave - Beegie Adair; Corcovado - Lori Mechem; Blue Bossa - Jack Jezzro - (featuring Leif Shires); Once I Loved - Jack Jezzro; Girl from Ipanema, The - Beegie Adair; Miranda - Jack Jezzro; How Insensi...
Artists: Various Artists
Bossa Nova Romance is a fine sampling of the artists on the Green Hill Records roster. These 14 tracks include cover versions of "The Girl from Ipanema," "You and the Night and the Music," "Nature Boy...continue...
CD / Clean Feed Records / 2013-02-26Tracks: Port; Times; Pent; Knicks; Giants; As If; Rangers; Post
Artists: Ingebrigt Håker Flaten New York Quartet
Personnel: Joe Morris (guitar); Nate Wooley (trumpet).
Audio Mixer: Joe Marciano.
Liner Note Author: Clifford Allen.
Recording information: Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY (07/12/2011)....continue...
CD / Transgressive Records / 2013-02-26Tracks: Sintra; Holdin' On; Left Alone; Sleepless - (featuring Jezzabell Doran); On Top - (featuring T. Shirt); Stay Close; Insane - (featuring Moon Holiday); Change; Ezra; More Than You Thought; Space Cadet...
The debut album from Australian electronic musician/producer Flume, aka Harley Streten, Flume is an atmospheric, experimental mix of electronic dance-oriented sounds that touches upon aspects of R&B, ...continue...
CD / Soweto Kinch / 2013-02-26Artists: Soweto Kinch
CD / Clean Feed Records / 2013-02-26Tracks: Free Will, Free Won't; Abstractions and Replications; Berlyne's Law; Men Caught Staring; Information Bomb, The; Automatic; Destructive To Our Proper Business; Ripple Effect, The
Artists: Paul Lytton/Nate Wooley
Audio Mixer: Bojan Vuletic.
Recording information: The Hideout, Chicago, IL (03/02/2011); The Stone, New York, NY (03/02/2011); The Hideout, Chicago, IL (03/16/2011); The Stone, New York, NY (0...continue...
CD / Clean Feed Records / 2013-02-26Tracks: Loomed; Feathered Light; Soaring Piasa; Dare; Wires & Moss; Bushido
Artists: Angelica Sanchez
Personnel: Angelica Sanchez (piano); Marc Ducret (guitar); Tony Malaby (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Drew Gress (double bass); Tom Rainey (drums).
Recording information: Systems Two Stu...continue...
CD / Clean Feed Records / 2013-02-26Tracks: Nada Que Ver, Juàrez; Laogai; Archaeopteryx and the Manatees, The; Little Soldiers For Science; Teaching Rats To Swim; When It Comes Time To Hang the Capitalists, They Shall Be Found Bidding On ...
Artists: Scott Fields
Personnel: Scott Fields (guitar); Marilyn Crispell (piano); Hans Sturm (double bass); Hamid Drake (drums).
Audio Mixer: Mark Haines .
Recording information: Smart Studios, Madison, WI (0...continue...
CD / Clean Feed Records / 2013-02-26Tracks: Bad Lucid; Question Eight; No's No; Calendar Song; Subway Fish Knit; Arc-En-Ciel; Ghost Practice; Spun Tree
Artists: Michaël Attias
Personnel: Michaël Attias (alto saxophone); Ralph Alessi (trumpet); Matt Mitchell (piano); Sean Conly (double bass); Tom Rainey (drums).
Audio Mixer: Joe Branciforte.
Liner Note Aut...continue...
CD / Clean Feed Records / 2013-02-26Tracks: Saturday; When Autumn Sings; Dr. Mabuse; Cansaço; Moonride; Strange Fruit; Mahler Noir; Band Played On, The; Love Lament; Wende; Fine and Dandy; Last Night When We Were Young
Artists: Sara Serpa/Ran Blake
Personnel: Sara Serpa (vocals); Ran Blake (piano).
Audio Mixer: Luis Delgado .
Recording information: Auditório da Culturgest, Lisboa, Portugal (05/10/2012-05/11/2012).
CD / Clean Feed Records / 2013-02-26Tracks: An Intermittent Procession; First Strike; Fear the Fairy Dust; Second Strike; Figment; Union; Masterisk; Repose; Third Strike, You're Out
Artists: Paradoxical Frog
Personnel: Tyshawn Sorey (melodica, trombone, drums); Ingrid Laubrock (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Kris Davis (piano).
Audio Mixer: Joe Branciforte.
Recording information: Syste...continue...
CD / SteepleChase / 2013-02-26Artists: Eliot Zigmund
CD / SteepleChase / 2013-02-26Artists: Skip Wilkins
CD / Steeplechase Lookout / 2013-02-26Tracks: Star Insignia; Parade; Different Times; Cadets; Hope For Something More; Anger Dance; Highly Questionable; Underwater Volcano; Floating Vision
Artists: Old Time Musketry
Personnel: JP Schlegelmilch (accordion, piano, Wurlitzer organ, synthesizer, glockenspiel); Max Goldman (melodica, drums); Adam Schneit (clarinet, saxophone).
Audio Mixer: Michael Perez-Cisnero...continue...
CD / SteepleChase / 2013-02-26Artists: Ronan Guilfoyle
CD / Concord / 2013-02-26Tracks: Twice; No Church in the Wild - (featuring Christian Scott); Africa; Fly or Die; Oceans; Refractions in the Plastic Pulse; Marvins Room - (featuring Christian Scott); Come Smoke My Herb; Perth; Thank ...
Artists: The Next Collective
These players (all born in the 1980s) have grown up musically in previous configurations with one another, and their latest project certainly benefits from those...continue...
Personnel: Matthew Stevens (guitar); Christian aTunde Adjuah (trumpet); Gerald Clayton (piano); Jamire Williams (drums).
Audio Mixer: Seth Presant.
Recording information: Sear Sound (02/...continue...
CD / BBR / 2013-02-26Tracks: Dancin' & Prancin'; Jingo; Thousand Finger Man; Rock & Shuffle (Ah-Ha); Jingo [Original 12" Version]; Thousand Finger Man [12" Extended Version] - (remix); Jingo [A Shep Pettibone Mix] - (remix); Tho...
Artists: Candido (Percussion)
Audio Mixers: David Rodriguez Jr.; Bob Blank.
Liner Note Author: Thomas Del Pozo.
Recording information: Blank Tapes, Inc., New York, NY; Power Station, New York, NY; R.P.M. Studios, New...continue...
CD / Playscape Recordings / 2013-02-26Tracks: Could This Be the Year?; Store Without a Name; Better Than Prozac; Edwin; Jesus Maria; Map Would Help, A; Newtoon; Bed Head
Artists: George Schuller
Personnel: Brad Shepik (guitar); Peter Apfelbaum (melodica, tenor saxophone); Tom Beckham (vibraphone); George Schuller (drums, bells).
Audio Mixer: George Schuller.
Liner Note Author: G...continue...
CD / Clean Feed Records / 2013-02-26Tracks: Still Dreaming; America I Really Like Your Shoes; Open the Safe!; Sea Whispers; Perug; This is For Billy Holiday; In My Eyes
Artists: Igor Lumpert Trio
Personnel: Igor Lumpert (tenor saxophone); Christopher Tordini (double bass); Nasheet Waits (drums).
Audio Mixer: Luis Delgado .
Recording information: 52nd Ljubljana Jazz Festival (07/0...continue...
CD / Clean Feed Records / 2013-02-26Tracks: By Way of Deception; Dactyloscopy; Today is Better Than Tomorrow; Lets Speak About the Weather (And Not About the War); Dont Ruin Me/Lets Tear the Threads of Trust
Artists: Angles 8
Personnel: Eirik Hegdal (sopranino saxophone, baritone saxophone); Martin Küchen (alto saxophone); Goran Kajfes (trumpet); Mats Aleklint (trombone); Alexander Zethson (piano); Mattias Ståhl ...continue...
1 CD / TYX Art / 2013-02-26Tracks: Galapagos; A little Song; Jungle Voices; Out of the Blue; Lullaby; Ghost Trio; Submarine; Sweet Pain; In the Net; Dragonfly Wings; Vienna; Petrouchka on the Tightrope; Exposition; Ground Zero Epitaph...
Artists: Trio Zero
Trio Zero has a grand tradition of improvisation - or music "out of the blue", as they call it. Corinna Chapelle (violin), Alexander Suleiman (cello)...continue...
Recording information: Konzertsaal Reitstadl, Neumarkt, Germany (2012)....continue...
CD / Victo / 2013-02-26Tracks: Never Too Late But Always Too Early; Shunkeln to Dark Blues; Frames of Motion; Lonely Woman; Music Marries Room to Room; Turning Glory, The
Artists: Peter Brötzmann's Trio Roma/Peter Brötzmann
Audio Mixer: Larry O'Malley.
Recording information: 27 Festival International De Musique Actuelle De Victor (05/21/2011-05/22/2011).
Photographer: Martin Morissette.
In May of 201...continue...
1 CD / No Format! / 2013-02-26Tracks: Black Eyed Dog; Time of No Reply; Riverman; Pink Moon; Things Behind the Sun; One of These Things First; Way To Blue; Horn; Which Will; Fruit Tree; Know
Artists: Misja Fitzgerald Michel
Misja Fitzgerald Michel pays tribute to the magic of Nick Drake's music on this mostly instrumental album where Meshell Ndegeocello lends her voice and a...continue...
Tributee: Nick Drake.
Personnel: Misja Fitzgerald Michel (acoustic guitar, acoustic 12-string guitar); Me'Shell Ndegéocello (vocals).
Audio Mixer: Fabien Girard.
Liner Note A...continue...
1 CD / Jazzwerkstatt / 2013-02-26Tracks: Lytta Vesicatoria; Meloidae; Liloceris Lil II; Rhynocoris Iracundus; Harmonia Axyridis; Stephanitis Takeyai; Ensifera
Artists: Dave Burrell/Silke Eberhard
This CD documents a somewhat surprising encounter, bringing together two different generations, genders, and parts of the world. These polar opposites are made to bear...continue...
Personnel: Dave Burrell (piano); Silke Eberhard (alto saxophone).
Audio Mixer: Christian Feldgen.
Liner Note Author: Ulrich Steinmetzger.
Recording information: Kunstfabrik Schlot...continue...
1 CD / Jazzwerkstatt / 2013-02-26Tracks: In Einem Zimmer Gefangen; Schälkchen Auf Meinen Lippen; Ich Muss Blass Sein; Sprache Ohne Vernunft/Ein Gedicht Mit Den Reimen/Epigramme Mit Den Reimen; Eine Satire Auf Die Kraftmeierei/In Solche...
Artists: Sven-Åke Johansson
For Sven-Åke Johansson, the capricious and mercurial character of Paul Klee's texts is not a flaw, but a quality in its own right. His thirteen...continue...
Tributee: Paul Klee.
Liner Note Author: Björn Gottstein.
Recording information: Bern, Schweiz (12/12/2007).
Photographers: Manfred Rinderspacher; Michael Moser; Kai Von Raben...continue...
CD / Not Two / 2013-02-26Tracks: Ziricote; Koa; Paulownia; Cocobolo; Bubinga
Artists: Scott Fields Ensemble