Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Playlist for Tom Ossana – The Thin Edge – May 30, 2018 MST 7:00 to 9:00p.m.

http://www.kzmu.org/listen.m3u ~ Use this link to access the show online.

Tia Fuller - Diamond Cut (MACK AVENUE RECORDS 2018)

Saxophonist, composer, and bandleader Tia Fuller uses the process of diamonds forming under four levels of extreme pressure and heat as a metaphor for the time she spent honing her artistic craft. When looking up the term ‘diamond cut,’ you’ll learn that it was not necessarily pertaining to the shape but to the proportioning and the balance as to which the highest amount of light is reflected through the diamond. The process serves as a direct correlation to her teaching and playing.

While the phrase “diamond in the rough” often describes burgeoning talents brimming with potential, Fuller has exhibited impending greatness since emerging on the international jazz scene more than a decade ago. Now, her artistic capacity has blossomed tremendously, resulting in her fourth Mack Avenue Records release — the aptly titled Diamond Cut, her first album as leader since 2012’s Angelic Warrior. In those six years, she’s transitioned from being a member of Beyoncé’s touring band to becoming a full-time professor at Berklee College of Music, while still juggling a demanding career as a solo artist and touring with the likes of drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, bassist Esperanza Spalding, and Ralph Peterson Jr., among others.

“Not that I’ve arrived by any means, but I think I’m in a space of empowerment, knowing that I’m walking in my purpose,” says Fuller as she reflects on her multifaceted career. “I’m in the fullness of my purpose. Now, I’m more able to directly reflect the light toward others because of what other people have poured and reflected into me. I feel that I’m in a solid place to give back things of substance.”

Produced by GRAMMY® Award-winner Terri Lyne Carrington, the album finds Fuller leading two superb rhythm sections, both of which contain some of jazz’s brightest luminaries — bassist Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette, then bassist James Genus and drummer Bill Stewart. Adding texture and harmonic support of several compositions are guitarist Adam Rogers and organist Sam Yahel.

In The Trenches
Save Your Love For Me
I Love You
Queen Intuition
Joe'n Around
Crowns of Grey
The Coming
Soul Eyes
Fury of Da'Mond
Tears of Santa Barbara
Joe'n Around (alternate take)

Nathan Blehar & Tony Falco - May (2018)

1. May - Part 1 07:24
2. May - Part 2 12:22
3. May - Part 3 08:06
4. May - Part 4 07:08

Nathan Blehar - soprano saxophone 
Tony Falco - drums 

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tony Falco 
recorded on May 20, 2018 in Greenfield MA

Jed Wilson / Aryeh Kobrinsky / Tony Falco - Traces (2018)

1. Wake 08:30
2. Unknow 03:10
3. Cohere 11:59
4. Traverse 05:13
5. Symptom 02:50
6. Revel 06:13
7. Chancy 03:55
8. Others 01:18
9. Resignation 07:28

Jed Wilson - piano
Aryeh Kobrinsky - bass
Tony Falco - drums

Recorded on May 2, 2015 at Odd Fellows Recording in Weymouth, MA. Recorded by David Sullivan and Jerry MacDonald. Mixed and Mastered by Tony Falco. Cover photography by Jed Wilson.

Nathan Blehar & Tony Falco - April (2018)

1. April - Part 1 08:43
2. April - Part 2 11:30
3. April - Part 3 07:59
4. April - Part 4 12:53

Nathan Blehar - soprano saxophone
Tony Falco - drums

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tony Falco
Recorded on April 1, 2018 in Greenfield, MA

Nathan Blehar & Tony Falco - March (2018)

1. March - Part 1 06:09
2. March - Part 2 04:51
3. March - Part 3 08:17
4. March - Part 4 12:40

Nathan Blehar - soprano saxophone
Tony Falco - drums

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tony Falco
Recorded on March 11, 2018 in Greenfield, MA

Tony Falco - Songs For Sal (2018)

Songs For Sal was recorded two weeks before the birth of my son. I envisioned it as a sort of sonic welcome to the planet. For this endeavor, I enlisted the help of two great creative spirits and old friends, Dan Blake on tenor and soprano saxophones, and Garth Stevenson on bass. We hadn’t played together in many years, and had no plans or rehearsals for this session. It is simply a snapshot of a moment in time and space. - Tony Falco

1. Bardo 10:52
2. Lullaby/Dream World 09:43
3. Journey To Earth 19:00
4. Aries Rising 09:14
5. A Wild Ride 08:44

Tony Falco - drums 
Dan Blake - tenor and soprano saxophones 
Garth Stevenson - bass 

Produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Tony Falco 
Album art by Akinbo Akinnuoye

Teenage Burnout - Ios (2018)

1. uff 10:18
2. sup 06:32
3. tum tak 17:22
4. ign 13:36
5. oli zbb 19:20

Josh Sinton - baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
Owen Stewart-Robertson - guitar
Tony Falco - drums

Produced by Teenage Burnout
Album art by Akinbo Akinnuoye
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Tony Falco
Recorded at Big Enuf Studios in Greenfield, MA on July 6, 2016

Nathan Blehar & Tony Falco - February (2018)

1. February - Part 1 06:28
2. February - Part 2 10:40
3. February - Part 3 10:35

Nathan Blehar - soprano saxophone 
Tony Falco - drums 

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tony Falco 
Recorded on February 18, 2018 in Greenfield, MA