Saturday, November 20, 2021

Cecil Taylor - Music From Two Continents (November 30, 2021 Fundacja Słuchaj)

In 1984 Cecil Taylor came to Poland for the second time. His first performance in Poland was in 1968 in Warsaw Philharmony where he presented a solo piano recital. After 16 years he returned to the Jazz Jamboree festival but that time with a large group of internationally acclaimed and most important improvisers on the free jazz scene. The lineup was incredible. Two great trumpeters one from Poland, Tomasz Stańko another from Italy, Enrico Rava. In the reed section, long time Cecil's collaborator, legendary altoist Jimmy Lyons with his wife bassoonist Karen, John Tchicai, Frank Wright Jr. on tenor saxophones, phenomenal trombonists Conrad Bauer, iconic vibraphone and bass clarinet player Gunter Hampel and finally a gorgeous rhythm section with Henry Martinez on drums and great William Parker.

Together they played for over one hour set of unbelievable, strong, and magnificent music in front of the hall lined to the brim. Here you have the whole Cecil Taylor concert with Music From Two Continents.

Includes unlimited streaming of Music From Two Continents via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

1. Music From Two Continents A 12:04
2. Music From Two Continents B 25:06
3. Music From Two Continents C 25:01

Full-length, legendary Cecil Taylor Orchestra concert from Jazz Jamboree 1984 feat. greatest names on American and European free jazz scene: Tomasz Stańko, Enrico Rava, Conrad Bauer - trombone, Jimmy Lyons - alto saxophone, Frank Wright Jr. - tenor saxophone, John Tchicai - tenor saxophone, Karen Lyons - bassoon, Günter Hampel - bass clarinet, vibraphone, William Parker - double bass, Henry Martinez - drums. Brilliantly recorded by Polish Radio.

1. Music From Two Continents 62.15 (on CD you received the whole set without any cuttings. On Bandcamp site for technical reasons music was divided to three parts)

Cecil Taylor – piano, leader
Tomasz Stańko - trumpet
Enrico Rava - trumpet
Conrad Bauer - trombone
Jimmy Lyons - alto saxophone
Frank Wright Jr. - tenor saxophone
John Tchicai - tenor saxophone
Karen Lyons - bassoon
Günter Hampel - bass clarinet, vibraphone
William Parker - double bass
Henry Martinez - drums

Recorded 26.10.1984 at Jazz Jamboree, Congress Hall PKiN, Warsaw, Poland by POLSKIE RADIO
Produced under the license of POLSKIE RADIO (Polish Radio) 2021

Mastered: 30.04.2021 by Grzegorz Piwkowski (Hi End Studio, Warsaw)
Photos: mirek makowski
Cover design. SEMAFOR
Executive Producer: Maciej Karłowski

FISH WOOL (feat. Susana Santos Silva / Yedo Gibbons / Vasco Trilla - Live In Cerkno (November 30, 2021 Fundacja Słuchaj)

1. Rainbow Trout 20:14
2. Huchen 12:25
3. Grayling 06:45
4. Northern Pike 13:10

Susana Santos Silva - trumpet
Yedo Gibson – tenor sax & soprano sax
Vasco Trilla – drums

Recorded by Marko Turel at the 24th Jazz Cerkno, 18th May 2018.
Mixed and mastered by El Pricto

All music by Susana Santos Silva, Yedo Gibson & Vasco Trilla

Graphic design: Anna Płotko
Executive Producer: Maciej Karłowski

Irek Wojtczak Band (Kapela Irka Wojtczaka) - Rom Tom Dada (November 30, 2021 Fundacja Słuchaj)

Greg Foat - The Upturned Glass (November 26, 2021 Blue Crystal Records)

He has recorded prolifically in recent years for Jazzman Records, Athens Of The North and, most recently, for Strut, switching effortlessly from soul-jazz fusions to cinematic, haunting compositions, pastoral acid folk and electronic soundscapes.

1. 6,000 Drunks Clinging to a Landslip
2. Morning Walk
3. Pool in the Rose
4. The Upturned Glass, Pt. 1
5. The Upturned Glass, Pt. 2
6. Evening Song
7. 6,000 Drunks Clinging to a Landslip, Pt. 2

Grand Discovery - PROCEED (November 23, 2021)

Jazz-Fusion/Rock group from Finland, masterminded by Rauhala brothers. Taking influences from old-school fusion and prog-metal, balancing between hard and soft themes, Grand Discovery is now set-up for their comeback album "PROCEED", collaborating with 16 magnificent musicians.

1. Rediscovery
2. MUTANTOS
3. Ambivalent
4. Medicine
5. HACKER32
6. Battery5%
7. Tribes
8. Steel Sensei

Panu-Pekka Rauhala: Composer & Arranger, Production, Keyboards
Tuomas Rauhala: Drums, Arranger
Jere Haakana: Guitar
Ossi Maristo: Guitar
Atte Aho: Guitar
Ari-Pekka Kauppinen: Bass
Tapio Backlund: Bass
Tarmo Anttila: Double Bass
Sakari Heikkilä: Additional Vocals
Markus Pajakkala: Baritone Sax, Tenor Sax, Alto Sax
Ukko Heinonen: Alto Sax
Tomi Nikku: Trumpet
Lotta Ahlbeck: Violin, Electric Violin
Jussi-Matti Haavisto: Viola
Jaani Helander: Cello
Lauri Pekkarinen: Marimba

Davis / Smith / Cheli Trio - Composite (November 2021 Balance Point Acoustics)

13 Improvisations for guitar, electronics, double bass and percussion

1. Carve 01:03
2. Quarry 05:03
3. Cluster 06:14
4. Nodes 03:31
5. Arches 04:30
6. Folded 02:35
7. Steep 04:42
8. Basin 04:24
9. Composite 04:18
10. Form 05:23
11. Trench 03:50
12. Crust 05:29
13. Form 11:55

Seth Andrew Davis - guitar and electronics
Kevin Cheli - percussion and mallets
Damon Smith - double bass

Recorded by Ryan Wasoba on March 27, 2021,
at Bird Cloud Recording in Collinsville, IL

Mixed/Mastered by Ryan Wasoba
Artwork/Design by Kevin Cheli
All music by Kevin Cheli, Seth Andrew Davis, and Damon Smith

Beat Jazz Combo - NYLON SHIMMY (November 2021 KAJA-DISK)

First off, it's not a tribute album. Right? We fell into this space where grooves kept happening and we had this feeling that something was pulling us to say something with them. The Miles thing is Miles Davis, but it could be any cat with that same sense of time that he had. Those seventies albums were so much the seventies but at the same time way beyond now, off into the future somewhere, sometime when the world doesn't even exist anymore. That's what it means to have a sense of time. To know time you gotta be beyond time.

1. Part 1: Miles & Mtume 01:30
2. Part 2: Time of the Bitches 10:12
3. Part 3: The Get-Down 02:07
4. Funk for Getachew 02:46
5. Outside on the Inside Looking Down 03:55
6. Nylon Shimmy 04:55
7. Street People 03:23
8. Holland's Hook 07:10
9. Flamenco Scratches 03:29

Farouk Al Farouk - pocket trumpet, slide trumpet, cornet, alto saxophone
Pablo Chalado - melodica castanets
Gravesend Fats - tenor ukulele, lap steel guitar, slide ukulele
Alfie Cooke - acoustic bass guitar, guembri
Big Blood - conga, cajon, cymbals, claves, doumbek