Wednesday, November 14, 2018

JONES JONES: Larry Ochs / Mark Dresser / Vladimir Tarasov - A Jones In Time Saves Nine (NO BUSINESS RECORDS November 2018)

Larry Ochs – tenor and sopranino saxophones
Mark Dresser - bass
Vladimir Tarasov - drums and percussion

1. A Fistful Of Jone
2. Twelve Angry Jones
3. The Jones Who Knew Too Much
4. Three Jones Outside Ebbing, Missouri
5. Night Of The Living Jones (digital only)
6. The Jones Who Never Was (digital only)
7. Gone With The Jones (digital only)

All compositions created collectively by Mark Dresser (Del Dresser Music/ASCAP), Larry Ochs (Trobar/ASCAP/BMG) and Vladimir Tarasov (LATGAA)

Tracks Twelve Angry Jones and Three Jones Outside Ebbing, Missouri recorded live by Art Granoff in Berkeley, California, at the home of Harry Bernstein and Caren Meghreblian on May 28th, 2016

Other tracks recorded live by Tim Pinch in San Diego, California, at The Loft on May 24th, 2016

Mastered by Arūnas Zujus at MAMAstudios

Martin Küchen / Rafal Mazur - Baza (NO BUSINESS RECORDS November 2018)

Martin Küchen - sopranino and alto saxophones 
Rafał Mazur - acoustic bass guitar

1. BAZA 1 23:15
2. BAZA 1 (CONTINUES) 09:04
3. BAZA 2 11:11

All compositions by Martin Küchen (STIM/NCB) and Rafał Mazur 
Tracks on this release are in chronological order of the recording session 
Recorded live on March 6th, 2017 at BAZA Club, Krakow, Poland by Rafał Driewniany 

Mixed by Rafał Driewniany / DTSSTUDIO.PL 
Mastered by Arūnas Zujus at MAMAstudios 
Rafał Mazur plays acoustic bass guitar built by Jerzy Wysocki 
Cover - Karol Suchanek, Workers’ Bath-House at Wiegerska Gorka, Ironworks, Poland, 1930s, glass plate photography / Courtesy of the Ethnographic Museum in Krakow 
Design by Marcin Barski

Marion Brown / Dave Burrell - Live at the Black Musicians' Conference, 1981 (NO BUSINESS RECORDS November 2018)

Marion Brown - alto saxophone
Dave Burrell - piano

1. Gossip / Fortunado 17:57
2. La Placita 8:36
3. My Little Brown Book 6:19
4. Punaluu Peter 16:08
5. Pua Mae ’Ole 5:33
6. Crucifacado 10:22
7. Lush Life 10:13

Recorded at the Black Musicians’ Conference, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts, 10th April, 1981 

Mastered by Arūnas Zujus at MAMAstudios 
Booklet layout by Jeff DiPerna 
Cover design by Oskaras Anosovas 
Liner notes by Ed Hazell 

Bobby Bradford / Hafez Modirzadeh / Roberto Miguel Miranda / Vijay Anderson - Live at the Blue Whale (NO BUSINESS RECORDS November 2018)

Bobby Bradford - cornet
Hafez Modirzadeh - soprano saxophone, karna and khaen (on RAPHAEL only)
Roberto Miguel Miranda - bass
Vijay Anderson - drums

1. RAPHAEL 12:19
2. FREE THE IDEA 06:50
3. LUNATIQUE 02:47

Composition FREE THE IDEA is variations on Ornette Coleman Theme
Recorded live on 15th January, 2017 at the Blue Whale, Los Angeles
Recorded, edited and mixed by

Mastered by Arūnas Zujus at MAMAstudios
Design by Oskaras Anosovas
Diagram by Hafez Modirzadeh
Produced by Hafez Modirzadeh

Howard Riley - Live in the USA (NO BUSINESS RECORDS November 2018)

Track 1 recorded on the 28th October, 1976 at Free Music Store, New York City
Track 2 recorded on the 18th November, 1976 in Amherst, New York City
Track 3 and 4 recorded on the 29th November, 1976 in Buffalo, New York

Tape restoration and transfer (tracks 2-4) by Will Prentice
Tape transfer (track 1) by Paul Wilson
Mastered by Arūnas Zujus at MAMAstudios
Design by Oskaras Anosovas

1. Blocks 25:24
2. Big City 21:21
3. Flower Street 13:09
4. Tolerance 14:16

Simon Nabatov / Barry Guy / Gerry Hemingway - Luminous (NO BUSINESS RECORDS 2018)

Simon Nabatov - piano
Barry Guy - double bass
Gerry Hemingway - drums, marimba

1. Slip Away 06:51
2. Basket Glide 06:33
3. Vacant Prophecy 06:24
4. Tolerance 05:58
5. Forty Days 04:03
6. Shards Examined 02:52
7. Great Disparity 09:15
8. Scroll Back 06:45
9. Luminous 02:29
10. Scattered Together 04:26
11. Soothing Mirage 05:28
12. Unfrozen Sorrow 08:52

All music by Simon Nabatov (GEMA), Barry Guy (PRS, MCPS, PPL) and Gerry Hemingway (Nagual Music BMI/GEMA) 
Recorded live in LOFT, Cologne, Germany on 30-31st October, 2015 by Christian Heck 

Mixed by Gerry Hemingway
Mastered by Arūnas Zujus at MAMAstudios
Cover art by Oguz Buyukberber
Photos by Bernd Wendt / Photo of Gerry Hemingway by Peter Tümmers
Liner notes by Stuart Broomer
Design by Oskaras Anosovas

Alexander Schlippenbach / Aki Takase - Live at Café Amores (NO BUSINESS RECORDS 2018)

Alexander von Schlippenbach turned 80 this year. A pioneer and leading light of European free improvisation, at the age of 28 he founded the Globe Unity Orchestra, and in 1988 he founded the Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra. These two fiercely improvising big bands have over the years included, among others, Willem Breuker, Paul Lovens, Misha Mengelberg, Evan Parker, Kenny Wheeler and Schlippenbach's wife Aki Takase. 

Aki Takase – 10 years younger – is a highly successful pianist in her own right and has worked with Lester Bowie, Sheila Jordan, David Liebman, and John Zorn, most recently delivering a fine duo album with David Murray called Cherry-Sakura. 

In many ways this album of piano duets, recorded live in Japan, typifies the best of the European improv scene. It has long, thoughtful intricate tracks, loud dissonant passages, periods of pure noise – but it can be witty and playful as well. And it never strays too far from the tradition for long. Tunes from Mingus, Monk, Frank Zappa, and a delightful version of Lulu's Back in Town all have their place. 

However, you need to be aware that the vinyl LP is rather different to the CD and download. The opening and closing tracks of the CD, between them running for around 30 minutes, form one side of the vinyl, and might be classed as “conventional” improv. Some splendid percussive playing on the first, and use of prepared piano to create a more minimalist noise-based sound on the last. Side B of the vinyl has two more long tracks: the first is a set of tunes mixed up from Mingus by Takase, and the second has another improvisation based on a composition by Schlippenbach. 

The CD then has some excellent additional tracks not available on vinyl. These are a mixture of other people's compositions. Anyone familiar with Schlippenbach's work won't be surprised to learn that there are three splendid versions of Theolonious Monk tunes. Schlippenbach has often found inspiration from Monk since his early days and returns to his music on a regular basis, including a ”complete works” recording back in 2004. Here we have versions of Mysterioso and Evidence joined in one track, and Skippy on another. 

There are also two shorter tracks – Zappa's You Are What You Is, and Harry Warren's Lulu's Back in Town. Whilst the longer improvisations have some exhilarating passages, I find the shorter tracks work better on CD. 

What's remarkable in the midst of all this inventiveness is just how easy it is to forget the ages of the two performers. The music is full of bounce and vigour, and sounds fresh and young throughout. Long may they continue. 

Peter Slavid 

Alexander Schlippenbach - piano
Aki Takase - piano

1. Jackhammer 13:01
2. Na na na ist das der Weg 11:35
3. You are what you is 3:23
4. Mingus-mix: Dukes Choice - Boogie Stop Shuffle 14:26
5. Misterioso - Evidence 12:33
6. Skippy 5:55
7. Lulu’s Back to Town 3:06
8. The Morlocks 12:50

Recorded live on the 16th August, 1995 at Café Amores, Hofu, Yamaguchi, Japan by Takeo Suetomi / Concert produced by Takeo Suetomi
All compositions by Alexander von Schlippenbach (GEMA), except otherwise indicated

Mastered by Arūnas Zujus at MAMAstudios
Cover photo by Inge Ofenstein
Inside photos by Akihiro Matsumoto
Design by Oskaras Anosovas

Heartland Trio - Year One (November 15, 2018)

Founded by bassist Hannah Marks in 2017, Heartland Trio consists of Hannah Marks on double bass, Barclay Moffitt on tenor saxophone, and Rocky Martin on drums. The band draws from Marks’ musical upbringing in folk and spirituals, while grounded in the group’s improvisational and groove background of jazz and rock.

Hannah Marks - double bass and vocals
Barclay Moffitt - tenor saxophone
Rocky Martin - drums and cymbals

1. Resolution
2. Stray
3. Poor Wayfaring Stranger
4. How Can I Keep from Singing?
5. Intro
6. Kinda Not
7. R.K.S.
8. Interruption
9. Red Giant Phase

Kaja Draksler / Petter Eldh / Christian Lillinger - Punk.Vrt.Plastik (INTAKT RECORDS November 2018)

Kaja Draksler, Petter Eldh and Christian Lillinger are among the most thrilling, deep, and versatile figures to emerge in Europe over the last decade and the music of the trio is nothing less than a hybrid of personalities largely unimaginable if one examined the work of the players outside of this configuration. They knew they had something special right away.

Lillinger and Eldh have been working together for much of the last decade, forming an implacable bond within the wildly agile quartet Amok Amor with trumpeter Peter Evans and saxophonist Wanja Slavin. "We've really found a way to morph and stretch forms and groove, and I feel there's a very strong core between us," says the drummer.

"And Kaja is able to avoid that and deal with it at the same, which means she is able to shape or color things in her own way."

"Some of the pieces are complex and demand accuracy, but on the other hand, none of us are very precious about it," explains Draksler. "So there is inherent freedom … the music and the energy is much more important than correct notes, yet we want to get it right. And there is trust." 
Peter Margasak, Liner notes

Kaja Draksler: Piano
Petter Eldh: Bass
Christian Lillinger: Drums

1. Nuremberg Amok (Lillinger) 4:02
2. Evicted (Draksler) 8:01
3. Punkt Torso (Eldh) 3:59
4. Azan (Lillinger) 5:00
5. Veins (Lillinger) 4:08
6. Body Decline (Eldh) 4:48
7. Plastic (Lillinger) 4:04
8. Momentan (Lillinger) 3:30
9. Life is Transient (Eldh) 4:22

Recorded February 26, 2018, at Loft Cologne by
Christian Heck. Mixed by Martin Waschkowitsch,
Berlin. Mastered by Zino Mikorey, Berlin.
Liner notes: Peter Margasak.
Cover art photo: Edith Ringer. Photo: Ziga Koritnik.
Graphic design: Jonas Schoder. Produced and published
by Intakt Records.

Trio Heinz Herbert - Yes (INTAKT RECORDS November 2018)

The trio’s captivating aesthetic is thanks to a symbiotic intensity of expressio. It contains traces of ’70s free jazz psychedelics and particles of contemporary club culture and aspires to a broad fusion of free jazz and electronic music, energetically driven by a collective improvisation which outflanks solo gymnastics. After their celebrated 2016 recording, The Willisau Concert, with YES the trio have added fire to a highly original, unconventional musical art, swaggering again through electronic landscapes. "YES: welcome to transgressive zones of sound, multifaceted sonic structures, diverse aggregate states, moods and colliding rhythms.

YES: enter the cabinet of mirrors, reflecting influences, material, colours and double (dance) floors. More closely intertwined, and loosely interlocked, the Trio Heinz Herbert sound comes apart in the sum of the threefold individuals and in an interplay based on blind trust, on YES they celebrate music which is always in motion, constantly building new forms, reminiscent of the shifting, morphing multiple body of a flock of birds", writes Florian Keller in the liner notes.

Dominik Landolt: Guitar, Effects
Ramon Landolt: Synth, Samples, Piano
Mario Hänni: Drums, Effects

1. J 8:52 
2. J** 2:03
3. Kohäsion 5:16
4. Window for the Curious 3:38
5. Talk 3:47
6. Silo Partikel 10.04
7. Gravity 4:38
8. Loveliness 3:16
9. Darkspace 4:51
10. Tolerance 3:42

Rocco John Iacovone / Jack DeSalvo / Mark Hagan / Phil Sirois / Tom Cabrera - Conoisseurs of Chaos IV (UNSEEN RAIN Records November 2018)

The prodigious musicians here are a circle orbiting around drummer Tom Cabrera, involved in many New York-based jazz groups, recording and performing together in different aggregates. 

Connoisseurs of Chaos IV includes an extraordinary drum/bass duo, a sublime sax/bass/drum trio, an intensely swinging guitar/bass drum trio and full quartet performances of the opening track as well as a Iacovone original Dreams and Monk's classic Green Chimneys.

Rocco John Iacovone - alto and soprano saxophone
Jack DeSalvo - guitar
Phil Sirois - double-bass
Mark Hagan - double-bass
Tom Cabrera - drums

1. Arrival 33:48
2. Danceland 06:50
3. Thursday 17:10
4. Anniversary In Istambul 06:47
5. Dreams 06:34
6. Green Chimneys 04:48

Recorded at Woodshed Studio, Westbury, NY by Christof Ziegenhirte
Edited and mastered at Hutter Studio, Orlando FL by Larry Hutter
Cover painting by Tom Cabrera
design by Qua's Eye Graphix
A Woodshedd production
© 2018 Woodshedd Records
all rights reserved

Ida Sand - My Soul Kitchen (ACT MUSIC 2018)

Like jazz, soul has undergone an evolution from an American-based music rooted in the blues into a form of expression that now finds itself at home anywhere in the world. This global reach of the music is visible in ACT’s artist roster where we find, among others, Nils Landgren, Knut Reiersrud, Solveig Slettahjell, Magnus Lindgren, Torsten Goods, and - above all -  the Swedish singer/pianist Ida Sand. Her four previous albums have channelled jazz, pop and folk influences, but "My Soul Kitchen" is different. It is Ida Sand's clearest declaration yet of her love of "sweet soul music", and is also a demonstration of her deep affinity for it. There are songs by soul greats such as Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles and The Meters, which are completely at one with both Ida Sand's own tunes and with her soulful interpretations of the music of artists like John Fogerty and Mike Shapiro. As Ida Sand herself says: "Soul music is such a broad genre. There’s funky soul, blue-eyed soul, neo-soul, RnB, New Orleans soul, Motown-soul and many others. This album is a blend of many of these.”

The band taking care of business throughout "My Soul Kitchen" is not just tight, it grooves organically. "Stockholm Undergound" consists of the Swedish recording scene’s finest. They made a huge impression on flautist Magnus Lindgren’s debut as leader on the ACT label, and are also the same musicians who formed the basis of Nils Landgren's first "Funk Unit". As Ida Sand remembers: “When I was 17 I really wanted to go to Fasching jazz club in Stockholm to listen to Nils Landgren and his Funk Unit. At the time, the band included Henrik Janson on guitar, bassist Lars DK Danielsson (not to be confused with double bassist and cellist Lars Danielsson) and drummer Per Lindvall. A few years later, keyboard player Jesper Nordenström joined the band. I was very excited because they were the best musicians I knew about back then. But to my disappointment it turned out I was too young, and the doorman said he couldn’t let me in. I started crying, and he felt so bad for me that he did let me in.  During the show, I remember saying to myself:

‘Imagine if I could play with these guys some day.’ And now I do!

I don't have the words to express what a joy it is to have gathered these musicians on my album. In addition, Magnus Lindgren, who is simply one of the most inspiring musicians I know, contributed the horn arrangements."

The presence of a distinguished veteran has also made its presence felt on "My Soul Kitchen". This doyen of the scene is not a musician but a recording studio, the Atlantis Studio in Stockholm, which for nearly 60 years has been a nucleus of the Swedish recording scene. Albums by jazz artists such as e.s.t., Coleman Hawkins, Jan Lundgren, Magnus Öström, Jan Johansson and Nils Landgren were produced there, but above all legendary pop recordings by ABBA, Elvis Costello, Lenny Kravitz, Roxette, The Cardigans, Fatboy Slim, Randy Crawford, Mando Diao and many more. Atlantis’  renowned sound engineer Janne Hansson has also given "My Soul Kitchen" an unmistakably warm, earthy, soft, yet crisp and extremely natural sound that inevitably evokes associations with original recordings from the heyday of American soul and legendary labels such as Motown or Stax Records. 

"We spent three wonderful days in the studio with the two producers Nils Landgren and Siggi Loch," recalls Ida Sand. "Everything was so incredibly smooth and natural. Most of the tracks on the album are first takes. It was such a pleasure to see this band at work and to be a part of it. Together we have cooked a hot soul casserole for our listeners. And we hope they turn up the music and enjoy it together with some good friends. They'll love the taste of it, I guarantee ya!"

Ida Sand / vocals & piano

Stockholm Underground
Jesper Nordenström / keys
Henrik Janson / electric guitar
Lars DK Danielsson / electric bass
Per Lindvall / drums
Magnus Lindgren / reeds

special guests:
Ola Gustafsson / electric & acoustic guitar
Paris Renita / background vocals
André Dahlbäck / background vocals
Nils Landgren / trombone & vocals

1 Take Me To The River ( Al Green & Mabon Hodges) 03:00
2 Where The Hell Are You ( Ida Sand) 02:34
3 Crash & Burn ( Ida Sand) 03:47
4 Please Don't Hurt My Baby ( Stevie Wonder) 02:02
5 I Believe To My Soul ( Ray Charles) 03:16
6 Born On The Bayou ( John Fogerty) 04:01
7 I Have Nothing Left For You ( Ida Sand) 03:31
8 Just Kissed My Baby ( The Meters) 02:57
9 Empty Bed Blues ( J. C. Johnson) 02:58
10 If You Don't Love Me ( Ida Sand) 03:00
11 It's Your Voodoo Working ( Charles Sheffield) 03:58
12 Spooky ( Harry Middlebrooks Jr & Mike Shapiro / James Cobb & Buddy Buie) 03:56

All songs arranged by Ida Sand
Horn arrangements by Magnus Lindgren

Recorded by Janne Hansson at Atlantis Studio, 
Stockholm, January 31 – February 2, 2018

Mixed and mastered by Klaus Scheuermann

Produced by Nils Landgren and Siggi Loch
Executive Producer: Siggi Loch

Cover photo by Josefine Bäckström

Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr - Relaxin' in Ireland (ACT MUSIC 2018)

Music never happens in a vacuum. The places where it is played inspire it, shape it and help it to develop; they are like an extra musician. And therein lies the creative stimulus which Siggi Loch provides as producer to Julian and Roman Wasserfuhr. He continually seeks out new contexts for their playing, and that opens up hitherto unimagined musical perspectives. After the Wasserfuhrs’ musical journey to meet the elite in Gothenburg in Sweden in 2009, and a thrilling session in hip and happening Brooklyn in 2017, the brothers, who come from the peaceful little village of Hückeswagen near Cologne, have now travelled to the South Coast of Ireland, and to John Fitzgerald’s Lettercollum Studio in Country Cork, a secret bolt-hole where several Irish and English rock stars have recorded albums.

They were joined there for the first time by cellist Jörg Brinkmann. Julian explains the concept of the new trio thus: “Dispensing with bass and drums gives us more scope to develop ideas, far greater harmonic freedom, and also allows us to think in long arcs. It gives the music much more buoyancy.”

But why Ireland? Let Roman explain: “The studio in the middle of nowhere and directly by the sea offered us the ideal conditions to be creative. The weather was unusually fine for the season, almost Mediterranean, and that had a way of getting us into the right mood. Ireland has always been a place that Julian and I wanted to visit. We were struck by the culture, the joy, the “craic” of the Irish. Going to the pubs there, seeing how lively, relaxed and above all how unaffected they are when they play music together left a strong impression.” To which Julian adds: “and over and above that, Irish songwriter and singer Gilbert O’Sullivan is an artist whose music we really admire.”

It goes without saying that the Wasserfuhr brothers and Jörg Brinkmann aren’t playing Irish folk music; what the title of the album does is to set a tone. Here is the typical Wasserfuhr sound with a relaxed way of playing – the Irish attitude to life shines through again and again. There are also subtle melodic and harmonic twists from Irish music, or, to be specific, direct connections such as an interpretation of the O’Sullivan hit “Clair”, plus “Moondance” by Van Morrison, arguably Ireland’s best-known musician. Finally, the piece “Lettercollum” came into existence directly under the influence of the brothers’ Irish trip.

“Relaxin‘ in Ireland” is the very personal glimpse of the Emerald Isle through the language of music. But it is also an album which tells the story of how the surroundings of West Cork cast their spell over the trio at the very moment of musical creation.

Julian Wasserfuhr / trumpet & flugelhorn
Roman Wasserfuhr / piano
Jörg Brinkmann / cello

1 Cello Bello ( Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr) 04:08
2 Drunken Sailor ( Traditional (PD Public Domain)) 04:34
3 Lettercollum ( Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr) 02:49
4 Moondance ( Van Morrison) 04:32
5 Knot In The Belly ( Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr) 04:59
6 Moon Over Ireland ( Jörg Brinkmann) 04:35
7 Später Bess ( Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr) 04:44
8 Clair ( Gilbert O'Sullivan) 03:41
9 Schnaff ( Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr) 03:09
10 Tears ( Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr) 04:45
11 Lost In Time ( Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr) 04:46
12 You Are A Friend Of Mine ( Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr) 03:06

Produced by Siggi Loch with the artists

Recorded by John Fitzgerald 
at Lettercollum Recording Studios West Cork, Ireland, June 25 - 27, 2018

Additional recordings by Roman E. Wasserfuhr
at Schnaff Recording Studios, July 03 - 06, 2018

Mixed and mastered by Klaus Scheuermann, July 2018

Photos by Colm Walsh

Nils Landgren - Chrismas With My Friends VI (ACT MUSIC 2018)

Christmas without the songs – it's unthinkable. And yet how can one be open to different musical styles and also strike a good balance between them? How can all the right moods for the festive season be captured? Should it be classical or soulful, gospel or pop, blues or jazz? The result can often be just one style of singing from one person – but that’s not the case with Nils Landgren's "Christmas With My Friends". A sequence which would normally have had to be patched together from a wide range of interpreters is all there, and from just the one source. Alongside the Swedish trombonist/singer himself, there are four vocalists, Jeanette Köhn, Ida Sand, Jessica Pilnäs and Sharon Dyall, and their fundamentally different voices allow them to combine many musical genres. The way these four co-exist so harmoniously is just one o...

Nils Landgren / trombone, vocals
Sharon Dyall / vocals
Jonas Knutsson / saxophon
Jeanette Köhn / vocals
Eva Kruse / bass
Jessica Pilnäs / vocals
Ida Sandlund / vocals, piano
Johan Norberg / guitar

1 Chrismas Is ( Eva Kruse & Peter Liljeqvist) 03:00
2 Oh No, It's Christmas Again ( Johan Norberg/Nils Landgren) 02:34
3 Who Comes This Night ( Dave Grusin/Sally Stevens) 03:47
4 Wie soll ich dich empfangen ( Johann S. Bach/Paul Gerhardt) 02:02
5 Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth ( Katherine K. Davis, Harry Simeone & Henry Onorati / Ian Fraser, Larry Grossman & Alan Kohan) 03:16
6 Come One, Come All ( Jonas Knutsson/Sharon Dyall) 04:01
7 What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? ( Frank Loesser) 03:31
8 The Story of Christmas ( Evelina Gard) 02:57
9 I Have A Dream ( Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus) 02:58
10 Merry Christmas Baby ( Lou Baxter & Johnny Moore) 03:00
11 Christmas Lullaby ( John Rutter) 03:58
12 When This Night Is Over ( Jessica Pilnäs) 03:56
13 I'd Like You For Christmas ( Bobby Troup) 03:05
14 Hymn No III ( Johan Norberg & Nils Landgren) 01:51
15 Den signade dag ( traditional, Johan Olof Wallin) 03:25
16 Hark! The Heald Angles Sing ( Felix M. Bartholdy/Charles Wesley) 04:11

Various Artists - Magic Moments 11 (ACT MUSIC 2018)

Presenting the 11th edition of ACT's popular Magic Moments series. This CD presents sixty-seven minutes of the best of current jazz. Thoughtful moments sit alongside pure joy and entertainment. With Michael Wollny, David Helbock, Vincent Peirani, Iiro Rantala, Joachim Kühn New Trio, Ida Sand, Lars Danielsson & Paolo Fresu et al.With ACT-releases of 2018: 01 David Helbock’s Random ControlAfrican Marketplace 02 Andreas Schaerer / Luciano Biondini / Kalle Kalima / Lucas NiggliPlanet Zumo 03 Jin JimHouse Of The King 04 Benjamin Schmid & Andreas M. HofmeirConcertino vom Lande - Beim Fernsehen 05 Laila BialiQueen Of Hearts 06 Lars Danielsson & Paolo FresuAmigos 07 Vincent Peirani / Living BeingEnzo 08 NESAhlam 09 TonbruketDig It To The End 10 Emile Parisien Quintet / Vincent Peirani / Michel PortalLe clown tueur de la fête forain...

line up
Michael Wollny, Nils Landgren, Ida Sand, David Helbock, Iiro Rantala, Jin Jim, Benjamin Schmid, Andreas M. Hofmeir, Laila Biali, Lars Danielsson, Paolo Fresu, Vincent Peirani, NES, Tonbruket, Emile Parisien, Michel Portal, Joachim Kühn, KUU!, Julian Wasserfuhr, Roman Wasserfuhr, Jörg Brinkmann, Andreas Schaerer, Kalle Kalima

1 African Marketplace ( Abdullah Ibrahim) 04:23
2 Planet Zumo ( Kalle Kalima) 03:43
3 House Of The King ( Jan Akkerman) 04:31
4 Concertino vom Lande - Beim Fernsehen ( Christof Dienz) 01:59
5 Queen Of Hearts ( Laila Biali) 04:55
6 Amigos ( Lars Danielsson) 02:50
7 Enzo ( Vincent Peirani) 04:27
8 Ahlam ( Nesrine Belmokh & Matthieu Saglio / Leïla Guinoun) 04:41
9 Dig It To The End ( Dan Berglund) 04:05
10 Le clown tueur de la fête foraine III ( Parisien, Touéry, Gélugne & Darrifourcq) 03:59
11 Barcelona - Wien ( Joachim Kühn) 03:50
12 Thank You Iceland ( Kalle Kalima, Frank Möbus & Christian Lillinger / Jelena Kulji?) 04:15
13 Hello Dave ( Michael Wollny) 04:06
14 I Have Nothing Left For You ( Ida Sand) 04:34
15 Cello Bello ( Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr) 04:08
16 Tears For Esbjörn ( Iiro Rantala) 06:01

Curated by Siggi Loch

Cover art by Jiri Geller: Sugar Happy, 2012
with the kind permission of the artist

Rainer Böhm - hýdōr (ACT MUSIC 2018)

“ACT seems to be on a mission to introduce the world to Europe's rising new jazz-classical pianists,” the UK’s leading jazz critic John Fordham of the Guardian has noted. And jazz for piano has indeed always been part of ACT's DNA. The label’s roster includes pianists who have achieved international renown such as Joachim Kühn, Esbjörn Svensson and Michael Wollny; and more recently the Austrian David Helbock has started to be recognized as the major talent he clearly is. Siggi Loch started the dedicated album series “Piano Works” to present the finest in solo piano playing, and Rainer Böhm with his album “hýdōr” becomes the latest pianist to enter this pantheon.Born in Ravensburg in Southern Germany in 1977 and now based in Cologne, Böhm is considered by critics to be one of the country’s outstanding jazz pianists, yet among the wider...

Rainer Böhm / piano

1 Bass Study (Part I) ( Rainer Böhm) 05:04
2 Bass Study (Part II) ( Rainer Böhm) 02:45
3 hýdor ( Rainer Böhm) 02:25
4 Badi Bada ( Rainer Böhm) 03:46
5 Terzen ( Rainer Böhm) 02:10
6 Two Minds ( Rainer Böhm) 02:10
7 Catalyst ( Rainer Böhm) 05:55
8 Brazilian Movie Song ( Rainer Böhm) 05:22
9 Querstand ( Rainer Böhm) 01:50
10 Expansion And Reduction ( Rainer Böhm) 04:22
11 Thumb Up, Broken Toe ( Rainer Böhm) 05:05
12 Hypo ( Rainer Böhm) 04:52
13 hýdor Reprise ( Rainer Böhm) 03:46

Music composed and produced by Rainer Böhm

Recorded by Stefan Deistler at Tonstudio Loft, Cologne, August 10 & 11, 2017
Mixed by Stefan Deistler
Mastered by Klaus Scheuermann

Cover art by Hermann Rudorf, Woge (1998)
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2018

Playlist for Tom Ossana ~ The Thin Edge ~ November 14, 2018 MST 7:00 to 9:00p.m. ~ Use this link to access the show online.