http://www.kzmu.org/listen.m3u ~ Use this link to access the show online
From KZMU's Music Director Serah we get Holland's finest pianist, Wolfert Brederode, anointed by Munich based Manfred Eicher's ECM, kicking off the second half with his "Olive Tree" from his new outing, Black Ice, with help from Gulli Gudmundsson - Double Bass and Jasper van Hulten - Drums. Also coming from Spain's Juan we'll hear an interesting cover of Miles' "Milestones" performed by Arturo Serra's Sextet, also from an earlier Getxo Jazz Festival (1993), Getxo Jazz 93: XVII Festival de Jazz, featuring Arturo's vibes with Albert Bover (p) Matthew Simon (tr) and Jesus Santandreu (reeds). New from Posi-Tone Records, well listen to David Gibson's Inner Agent in a cover of Billy Taylor and Dick Dallas' "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free." David's trombone leads an ensemble including Theo Hill (p) and Freddie Hendrix (tr). Although recorded in 1967/68, Miles' Water Babies spent eight years before being paroled from Columbia's vaults. The recording holds its own with the earlier Miles Smiles and Sorcerer. The lineup is also the same (Miles, Wayne, Herbie, Ron and Tony), taking a shot at Wayne's "Sweet Pea," referring to a tantalizing Italian flower.
Included with several other Republic of Jazz - KZMU recordings, we'll get the third half started with GAB's Stefan Karl Schmid/Philipp Brämswig's Anima (Meta Records 2015) featuring Stefan's reeds, Philipp's guitar in a performance of Brämswig's "Chronos." Next comes Markus Stockhausen [flugelhorn/trumpet] (Composer Karlheinz Stockhausen's son) and Florian Weber [piano] from their new ECM Alba in a duet performance of Weber's "Emergenzen." From one of Italy's finest pianists, Stefano Bollani, we'll hear his "Vicoli" ("Lanes") in Decca Records' 2016 Napoli Trip featuring Jan Bang (d) Daniele Sepe (s) Hamilton de Holanda (mandolin) and Manu Katché (d). Closing this half-hour comes a mid-fifties jewel, 4, 5 and 6 fronted by Jackie McLean (Prestige 1956) with Jackie's alto, Donald Byrd's trumpet, Mal Waldron's piano and Doug Watkins and Art Taylor's propelling a performance of Jackie's often covered, "Contour."
Romance gets us arm in arm with a dazzling performance of the Calderazzo/Elling penned "The Return (Upward Spiral)" from Branford Marsalis' Upward Spiral released by Marsalis Music last month. Included in saxophonist Branford's ensemble are Joey Calderazzo (p), Eric Revis (b), Justin Faulkner (d) and the stunning vocals of Kurt Elling. Tim Withee suggested this next number from guitarist Chris Flory's 1990 Concord outing For All We Know in a cover of Coots and Lewis' title track.
Our favorite Italian trumpeter returns with "Short Visit to Malena" (Trejo/Rava) from Enrico's 2006 Question Marks featuring Jack DeJohnette, John Abercrombie, David Horowitz and others. Next we'll hear Elmer Berstein's "Some other Time" from Bill Evans, Scotty LaFaro and Paul Motian in Evans' Waltz for Debby released by Riverside in 1962. This was Bill Evans' first trio. "The album was the fourth and final effort from the unit—LaFaro died in a car accident just ten days after the live date at the Village Vanguard from which Waltz for Debby and its predecessor, Sunday at the Village Vanguard were taken." ~ Wiki. It just makes sense to end this love-fest with the national anthem of modern jazz, "How High the Moon" joined at the hip with Parker's "Ornithology" (a "How High the Moon" contrafact, BTW) performed by the unique stylings of Karrin Allyson from her 1999 Concord Jazz, Azure-Té. As we heard Milton Suggs' "Lady Bird) in June 8's Thin Edge, Karrin will also scat the Charlie Parker solo from his circa 1947 "Ornithology." Now it's time to kiss and make up (or out).
Let's have some fun!
A special thanks to KZMU's Music Director, Serah Mead and the troops @ RoJ for their help putting the show together: Agenor (BRA), Chris do Brasil (BRA), Domi & Victor (SPA), GAB (BEL), JR (SPA), Javi (SPA), Juan/Jazzzz61 (SPA), Lira (BRA), Luisa, Menos Que un Perro (ARG), Marcos (BRA), Melokan (VEN), Raz (ISR) and Sonia (SPA). Also friend, Raul Boeira, the Brazilian based in Passo Fundo and Spain's Javier Carrete.