Thanks to ProJazz.net for posting this amazing set from the Mahavishnu Orchestra.
[Music] Yo Miles!: Henry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith – Upriver
To get an idea of just how stellar this collaboration is, simply take a look at who signed on to collaborate with American avant-jazz legends Wadada Leo Smith and Henry Kaiser:
Michael Manring – bass
Steve Smith – drums
Chris Muir – electric guitar
Tom Coster – keyboards
Karl Perazzo – percussion
Greg Osby – alto saxophone
John Tchicai – tenor and alto saxophones
Mike Keneally – electric guitar
with special guests:
Zakir Hussain – tabla & percussion (“On The Corner Jam“)
ROVA Sax Quartet [Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin) (“Black Satin“)
Dave Creamer – electric guitar (“Black Satin“)
This album a free-jazz masterpiece from 2005, is now available courtesy of Cuneiform Records, and is discounted this weekend to $7. Jump on it!
[Music] Tomas Stańko – Twet
Polish trumpeter Tomas Stańko passed away today at the age of 76. We say farewell by sharing his 1975 masterpiece, Twet.
[Music] Toshio Matsuura Group – LOVEPLAYDANCE – 8 Scenes from The Floor
I don’t know how I managed to miss Japanese DJ and producer Toshio Matsuura! This album is a real gem, mashing together nu-jazz and fusion while introducing reference points like Magma and Carlos Santana (when he was still on the cutting edge).
[Music] Jon Hassell at 81 — Avant Music News
Many thanks to Mike at Avant Music News who is a wealth of amazing information.
Source: Billboard. A half century into an odyssey that’s seen him work with musical prime movers such as Terry Riley and Brian Eno while pioneering his own distinct lane of so-called fourth world music, composer-trumpeter Jon Hassell is still active and vital at 81. His latest album, Listening to Pictures (Pentimento Volume 1), finds rhythms […]
[Music] The Cuong Vu Trio – Vina’s Lullaby
Cuong Vu is a Vietnamese-American trumpeter who first shot to fame playing in guitarist Pat Metheny’s Group. Here he is leading his own trio.
[Music] Kyriakos Sfetsas – Greek Fusion Orchestra Vol.1
Kyriakos Sfetsas is originally from Lefkadia an island in Greece, and started this particular band in the mid-1970s in order to expand the boundaries of what Greek traditional music is. Apparently, there is a lot more music of his which has yet to be released. This is as fine an intro to his works as one could hope for.
Much love to Teranga Beat, the Senegalese label which will release this masterpiece on May 25, 2018.
[Music] Sean Khan, Hermeto Pascoal – Palmares Fantasy featuring Hermeto Pascoal
Many thanks to Andrew Jervis over at Bandcamp Weekly for not only sharing Sean Khan’s work but for a stellar interview with a young man who will be seen as one of the UK’s leading lights of new jazz.
[Music] Leonardo Pavkovic: Nothing Is Ordinary
All About Jazz does a splendid job interviewing Leonardo Pavkovic, whose imprint MoonJune Records has released some of the most vital discs of the past five years in the field of jazz and avant-progressive rock.
[Music] NDIO – Airback
Saxophonist Frank van der Kooij was a member of the Hugh Hopper Band for many years. When that project finally closed up shop, Frank asked Hugh to participate in a new project, NDIO. This is one of the fruits from that collaboration.