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Martin Archer and Engine Room Favourites Bad Tidings from Slackwater Drag Discus

Julian Argüelles Let It Be Told Basho

Burak Bedikyan Leap of Faith Steeplechase/Look Out

Julia Biel Love Letters and Other Missiles Rokit Records

Adam Birnbaum, Doug Weiss, Al Foster Three of a Mind Daedalus Records

Black Flower Abyssinia Afterlife Zephyrus

Dee Dee Bridgewater Dee Dee’s Feathers OKeh Records

Filomena Campus and Giorgio Serci Scaramouche Incipit Records

The Ben Cox Band This Waiting Game Absolute

Carsten Dahl Bach Goldberg Variations Tiger

Elina Duni Quartet Dallëndyshe ECM

Kyle Eastwood Timepieces Jazz Village

Duane Eubanks Quintet Things of That Particular Nature Sunnyside

Kevin Eubanks Stanley Jordan Duets Mack Avenue

Digby Fairweather The Best of Digby Fairweather’s Half Dozen Rose Cottage

Paolo Fresu & Daniele di Bonaventura In Maggiore ECM

Ray Gelato And The Giants Original Flavours Double Scoop

David Gibson Boom! Posi-Tone

Aaron Goldberg The Now Sunnyside

Benny Greb Moving Parts Herzog

Gunnar Halle Istanbul Sky Ozella

Gavin Harrison Cheating The Polygraph Kscope

Huntsville Pond Hubro

José James Yesterday I Had The Blues: The Music Of Billie Holiday Blue Note

Seckou Keita 22 Strings ARC Music

Alexey Kruglov/Jaak Sooäär Quartet The Mighty Five Art Beat Records

James Brandon Lewis Divine Travels OKeh

Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Sound Prints Live at Monterey Jazz Festival Blue Note

Russell Malone Love Looks Good On You HighNote

Marcus Miller Afrodeezia
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Van Morrison Duets RCA Records

The Eddie Myer 5tet Why Worry? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Charles Lloyd Wild Man Dance Blue Note

Roberto Ottaviano Forgotten Matches: The Worlds Of Steve Lacy Dodiclune

Partikel String Theory Whirlwind Recordings

Freddie Redd Music For You Steeplechase

Phil Robson Trio The Cut Off Point Whirlwind

Russell, Beresford, Edwards and Liavik SolbergWill It Float? Va Fongool

Jim Snidero Main Street Savant

Bjørn Solli Aglow: The Lyngør Project Volume 1 Lyngør Records

Jacky Terrasson
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Julie Tippetts and Martin Archer Vestigium Discus

Jack Walrath Unsafe at Any Speed SteepleChase

Kamasi Washington The Epic Brainfeeder

Zu Cortar Todo Ipecac

 

New Releases Short Cuts

Harry Allen Jan Lundgren Quartet Quietly There Stunt

Inclusion Principle Third Opening Discus

Andy Brown Soloist Delmark

Dewa Budjana Hasta Karma MoonJune Records

Melanie De Biasio No Deal Remixed Play It Again Sam

Tam De Villiers 4tet Panacea Whirlwind Recordings

Lara Downes A Billie Holiday Songbook Steinway & Sons

Jens Fossum Bass Detector Ozella Music

Charlie Hart’s Equators Masansani Club Deep River

The Ted Howe Jazz Orchestra Pinnacle Hot Shoe Records

Inclusion Principle Third Opening Discus

Jonathan Kreisberg Wave Upon Wave New For Now

Malene Mortensen Can’t Help It Stunt

Michael O’Neill & Kenny Washington New Beginnings Jazzmo

Sean Noonan & Malcolm Mooney Pavees Dance: There’s Always The Night Noonans Music

Mikkel Ploug Trio At Black Tornado Whirlwind Recordings

Aki Rissanen/Jussi Lehtonen Quartet …With Dave Liebman Ozella

Jormin/ Willemark/Nakagawa Trees of Light ECM

Savina Yannatou & Primavera en Salonico Songs From Thessaloniki ECM

 

Reissues and Archive Cuts

Cannonball Adderley Sextet Complete Live In Tokyo 1963 Solar

Teresa Brewer The Songs Of Bessie Smith/It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing Ace Records

John Carter & Bobby Bradford Self Determination Music BGP

Clarke-Boland Big Band Handle With Care Atlantic

Ornette Coleman Quartet Live In Paris 1971 Domino

John Coltrane Quartet The 1962 Graz Concert (Complete Edition) In Crowd

The Johnny Dankworth Orchestra Duet For 16 Vocalion

Miles Davis Live in Berlin 1969 Domino Records

Bill Evans Peace Pieces DreamCovers

Carlos Garnett The New Love/Cosmos Nucleus/Let This Melody Ring On Soul Brother

Jimmy Giuffre/ Jim Hall Trio Complete Studio Recordings Phono

Al Jarreau We Got By Reprise/Warner

Glow Reprise/Warner

Look To The Rainbow Reprise/Warner

Mandrill Composite Truth/Just Outside Of Town Soul Brother

Alphonse Mouzon In Search Of A Dream MPS

Idris Muhammad Turn This Mutha Out Soul Brother

Mark Murphy Shadows TCB

Jaco Pastorius Big Band Twins II Warner Bros

Sun Ra And Intergalactic Research Arkestra It’s After The End Of The World MPS

Joe McPhee & John Snyder To Be Continued Kye

Thelonious Monk Thelonious Monk Trio Essential Jazz Classics

Plays Duke Ellington/The Unique Thelonious Monk Essential Jazz Classics

Monk’s Dream Masterworks

Complete 1966 Geneva Concert Solar

Sonny Rollins Rollins Plays For Bird Essential Jazz Classics

The Bridge Essential Jazz Classics

 

Reissues Short Cuts

Dave Bailey The Complete 1 & 2 Feet In The Gutter Sessions Phoenix

Count Basie Basic Basie MPS

George Benson The Ultimate Collection Rhino

Dee Dee Bridgewater Just Family Elektra

Miles Davis The Quintessence Fremeaux

Deodato Love Island Warner Jazz

Kenny Drew I Love Jerome Kern / Jazz Impressions of Pal Joey Phono

Stéphane Grappelli Violinspiration MPS

Dizzy Gillespie A Musical Safari Solar

Jim Hall It’s Nice To Be With You MPS

Earl Hines Four Classic Albums Plus Avid

Harry James Four Classic Albums Plus Avid

Hank Jones Have You Met This Jones? MPS

Machito Kenya / With Flute to Boot Malanga

Cecil Payne Four Classic Albums Avid

Lalo Schifrin Bossa Nova and Latin Sessions Malanga

Ernie Watts Chariots of Fire Qwest

Phil Woods Four Classic Albums Avid

Jazzwise April 2015 Issue Albums Reviewed List

All these albums are reviewed in the April 2015 issue of Jazzwise which is out now – to read them all click here to subscribe and get a FANTASTIC FREE CD


New Releases

Anouar Brahem Souvenance ECM

Jakob Bro Gefion ECM

The Darius Brubeck Quartet Cathy’s Summer Gathering Forces GFM

Marc Cary Rhodes Ahead Vol.2 Motéma/Membran

Avishai Cohen Trio From Darkness Razdaz

Stanley Cowell Are You Real? Steeplechase

George Crowley Can of Worms Whirlwind

Phil Donkin The Gate Whirlwind Recordings

Mathias Eick Midwest ECM

Fred Frith & Barry Guy Backscatter Bright Blue Intakt

Fred Frith & Lotte Anker Edge Of The Light Intakt

Tom Green Septet Skyline Spark

Wolfgang Haffner Kind of Cool ACT

Julia Hülsmann Quartet with Theo Bleckmann A Clear Midnight: Kurt Weill and America ECM

King Crimson Live At The Orpheum DGM

Chris Lightcap’s Bigmouth Epicenter Clean Feed

Ma Live www.ma-music.com

Tina May My Kinda Love Hep Jazz

New Vocabulary New Vocabulary System Dialling Records

Pete Oxley and Nicolas Meier Chasing Tales MGP Records

Noemi Nuti Nice to Meet You Ubuntu

Polar Bear Same As You The Leaf Label

Marcus Printup Quintet Lost SteepleChase

Jeremy Pelt Tales, Musings and other Reveries HighNote

Omara Portuondo Magic Negra World Village

David Sanborn Time And The River OKeh

Andy Sheppard Surrounded by Sea ECM

Snarky Puppy and Metropole Orkest Sylva Impulse!

Tyshawn Sorey Alloy Pi

Martin Speake with Oren Marshall and Mark Sanders The Quiet Mind Pumpkin Records

Steve Turre Spiritman Smoke Sessions

Marcos Valle & Stacey Kent Nice to Meet You Ao Vivo Sony Music

VEIN featuring Dave Liebman Jazz Talks UTR

Joanna Wallfisch The Origin of Adjustable Things Sunnyside Records

Eberhard Weber Encore ECM

Sarah Weller Band Stormy Daisy Dog Productions

Wild Flower Sextet Wild Flower Jellymould

Cassandra Wilson Coming Forth by Day Columbia Legacy

 

New Releases Short Cuts

Mohamed Abozekry Ring Road Jazz Village

Jason Adasiewicz’s Sun Rooms From the Region Delmark

Sophie Bancroft with Louis Durra Songs Lisaleo Records

Dave Bass NYC Sessions Whaling City Sound

Adam Birnbaum Three of a Mind Daedalus

The Button Band The Button Band FMR

Free Nelson Mandoom Jazz Awakening of a Capital RareNoise

Gov’t Mule / John Scofield Sco Mule Provogue

Ibrahim Electric Rumours from Outer Space ILK

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Sinikka Langeland The Half-Finished Heaven ECM

O’Gallagher/Lasserson/Williams Valence Willful Music

Stefan Pasborg Carsten Dahl Live at SMK ILK

Tammy Payne Viva Outsider Ninety and Nine Records

Paolo Porta Trio Beginner’s State of Mind Slam

Jason Roebke Octet High Red Center Delmark

Cymin Samawatie & Cyminology Phoenix ECM

Marc Schmolling Ticho Unit Records

Enzo Zirilli Radio Londra Trio Records

 

Reissues and Archive Reviews

Mose Allison Complete Prestige Recordings 1957-1959 Fresh Sound Records

Clifford Brown & Sonny Rollins Plus Four + At Basin Street Masterworks

Buena Vista Social Club Lost and Found World Circuit

The John Coltrane Quintet featuring Eric Dolphy So Many Things: The European Tour 1961 Acrobat

Hank Crawford True Blue Atlantic

Amancio D’Silva Konkan Dance Vocalion

Stan Getz Quartet Live In Europe 1972 Salvo

Tubby Hayes Big Band Rumpus – Live In North Finchley, London 1969 Savage Solweig

Rahsaan Roland Kirk Other Folks’ Music Atlantic

Steve Lacy Four Morning Joy Paris Live Hatology

Jimmy Lyons Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint And Soul Note Black Saint and Soul Note

Wes Montgomery In The Beginning Resonance

Bud Powell Live At The Blue Note Café, Paris 1961 ESP-Disk

George Russell Sextet/Septet Complete 1960-1962 Decca & Riverside Album Collection Fresh Sound

Henri Texier Quartet La Compañera Label Bleu

Henri Texier Quartet Invite/Invites Joe Lovano Paris-Batignolles Label Bleu

Lennie Tristano The New Tristano Warner/Atlantic

Various Artists Black Fire! New Spirits! Radical And Revolutionary Jazz In The USA 1957-82 Soul Jazz Records

Various Artists Highlife on the Move Selected Nigerian and Ghanaian recordings from London & Lagos 1954-66 Soundway Records

 

 

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Ernestine Anderson Swings the Penthouse High Note

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Art Blakey Moanin’ Masterworks

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John Coltrane Golden Disk Essential Jazz Classics

John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago Masterworks

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Australian Jazz Album Round-Up May 2015

The year moves rapidly forward and the rate of new releases accelerates to a gallop. The standard remains high, as is evident in the following reviews. Also this month, we look at the amazing Joseph Tawadros in concert.

alister-spenceAlister Spence, Joe Williamson, Christopher Cantillo

Begin                           Self Release                ★★★

Alister Spence (piano, prepared piano, percussion) Joe Williamson (double bass) Christopher Cantillo (drums, percussion)

Sensaround

Isotropes                      Self Release                ★★★★

 

Alister Spence (Fender Rhodes, pedals), Raymond McDonald (s & t sax), Shoeb Ahmad (boss sp-202, sp-303 pedals). Rec 20-22 September 2014

semsaroundAlister Spence returns fresh from the success of last year’s duo album with Myra Melford, Everything Here Is Possible (reviewed in these pages), with not one but two releases: Firstly in a trio with Canadian bassist Joe Williamson and Swiss drummer Christopher Cantillo, and secondly as a member of Sensaround. While both albums fall into the category of free jazz they are two very different beasts.Sensaround’s Isotropes is the more adventurous release, featuring Spence on Fender Rhodes, (although you’d be hard pressed to recognise the instrument) and pedals. Over a sound-bed of constantly changing noises that almost gurgle in and out, Raymond McDonald plays fairly conventional sax, in that it is not quite atonal. The listener is drawn to the effects, coming mainly from Shoeb Ahmad with obvious assistance from Spence. The overall effect is almost sombre but also serene. On the other hand, while Begin features the usual instrumentation for a piano trio, it certainly does not sound like one. The tracks fall into two categories: Those that utilise the instruments in an almost conventional manner, and those in which the trio members eschew the instruments’ inherent sound for prepared piano, percussive effects and other seemingly random noises. Just like Isotropes, a definite mood comes out of these sonic sculptures, which more than justifies Spence’s approach. Indeed, it is a very satisfying album. Cantillo manages to extract a panorama of noises and effects from his kit, such that at times it appears as if the leader is being led by his percussionist. There is much diversity in these two albums, confirming that Spence is a musician of great vision. For more info go to www.alisterspence.com

 

james-mullerJames Muller

Neurotica                                 Self Release                ★★★

James Muller (g), Sean Wayland (k), Desmond White (b), Alex Boneham (b), Ben Vanderwal (d). Rec. October 2103, November 2014

James Muller is a fine guitarist who seems to have slid under the radar in recent years. This is unfortunate as he has a distinctive tone and a capacity for some quirky compositions. After a lengthy gap since his last platter, Muller returns with a fine new album entitled Neurotica, which features more strange rhythms (which must have been difficult to play) and great playing from all concerned. While Muller is a thoroughly modern guitarist, his edgy but strangely laid back tunes take what could have been just another guitar album to a different place. The album kicks off with ‘K. L. M.’, a trio track with a strong melodic tune played over a shifting rhythmic base, sets the tone for the remainder of the album. For two tracks, ‘Trane Plus Molly Equals Countdown’ (a clear reference to the eccentric host of the iconic but long gone pop show, ‘Countdown’) and ‘Dogs in Calcutta’, the keyboards of Sean Wayland add welcome colour and depth to the music. The overall impression is of accomplished musicians recording in a very relaxed mode while successfully taking on some challenging compositions. Of particular note is drummer Ben Vanderwal whose great percussive skills are evident throughout. There is no doubt that Muller is a guitarist who should be far better known than he is. Hopefully the exposure from this album will rectify this and we will not have to wait years before his next venture into the recording studio.
For more info go to
jamesmuller.bandcamp.com/releases

 

jamesmustafaJames Mustafa

The Last Sanctuary                 Jazzhead                     ★★★★

James Mustafa (tb, compositions, bandleader), Stephen Blyth (ts), Adrian Sherriff (bt), Lachlan Davidson (as), Tim Wilson (as), Gian Slater (v). Rec 27 January 2014

Rarely does a musician appear from nowhere with a clear, fully formed musical vision, and even more rarely do they possess the ability to give effect to that vision. James Mustafa is one of those rare musicians. The trumpeter, trombonist, composer and bandleader has produced a splendid debut with The Last Sanctuary. The maturity of his compositions and arrangement belie his youth and the scope of his work is simply inspiring. That said, his influences are evident, most notably Maria Schneider and in his liner notes, Paul Grabowskyrefers to the great composer. As such it is not a big band that has been forged from an Ellington or Basie mould; rather it is contemporary in outlook and that is no bad thing. The album comprises six Mustafa originals, all of which are of note, but the centrepiece is undoubtedly the title track. Over the course of its 18 minutes, Mustafa manages to take a basic theme and then proceed to bend and shape it into numerous musical concepts, most notably when he adds Gian Slater’s atmospheric vocals over the top of the band. Just about a modern masterpiece. This album has already received much attention and this has heightened since Mustafa’s Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year gong at the recent Bell awards. Make no mistake; this is a fine album, which augurs well for the young composer.
For more info go to www.jamesmustafajazzorchestra.com

LIVE REVIEW

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Joseph Tawadros Quartet

Lion Theatre, Adelaide: Joseph Tawadros (oud), Matt McMahon (p), Karl Dunnicliff (b), James Tawadros (Egyptian perc.)

Joseph Tawadros chose to bring his quartet to Adelaide to perform before an enthusiastic audience on the day of release of his new album, the remarkable Truth Seekers, Lovers And Warriors. His music is a melding of middle-eastern forms with other genres including jazz, and this made for compelling listening in this intimate space. To say the least, Tawadros is an extraordinary musician whose skill and dexterity with the oud is something to behold and on this night he was in great form. The group covered compositions from across his catalogue, most notably last year’s brilliant ‘Permission To Evaporate’, (reviewed on these pages early last year) and the title suite from the new disc. While the focus was on Tawadros, he was supported by a trio of musicians who laid the perfect base for his flights of improvisation. Long time cohort Matt McMahon, who appears on ‘Permission To Evaporate’, was intuitive while Joseph’s brother James Tawadros extracted an extraordinary range of rhythms from his tambourine-like instrument and gave the audience a mesmerising solo while appearing completely stone faced. However, Joseph was the star of the show; his amazing skill and melodic sense was fully on display and held the audience spellbound. Probably not surprising from a musician who can attract the likes of Jack DeJohnette, Christian McBride and John Abercrombie, among others, to appear on his various recordings, but wonderful nonetheless.
For more info go to www.josephtawadros.com

Michael Prescott,Jazz Presenter 5MBS, Australia

 

Video Exclusive: Binker and Moses new album preview Dem Ones

Jazzwise is proud to present an exclusive video preview from the forthcoming album, Dem Ones, by rising star duo Binker and Moses, featuring saxophonist Binker Golding and hotly tipped drummer Moses Boyd, which is set for release on Gearbox Records on 29 May.

For the album the pair performed in the live room at Mark Ronson’s Zelig Studio and recorded direct to Gearbox's vintage Studer 1/4" tape machine next door. With Charles Lloyd and John Coltrane as stylistic touchstones, along with modern influences, fuelling their fiery improvisations, Binker and Moses’ youthful energy and fresh ideas have been captured with authentic, old school warmth. The album will be released on 180-gram vinyl and accompanying digital download.

 For more info go to gearboxrecords.wazala.com/

– Mike Flynn

Vicky Tilson Quartet – Mojo Risin’ ★★★

F-ire Presents F-IRE CD79

Have you ever bought an album and put it on in the car one day and then never taken it out of the CD player because you love listening to it so much? This is one of those albums. My whole review could stop right here, but I’m guessing you probably want to know a bit more, like who’s playing on it and what sort of jazz it is. Mojo Rising is west country-based double bassist Vicky Tilson’s third album, and she has written all the material on it. Her quartet features Dee Byrne on alto, Stuart Fiddler on guitar and Reinis Axelsson on drums.

It is a joyous adventure from start to finish, passing through some splendid scenery to a place far from home. The opening track, ‘Only the Brave’ gives a clue as to what sort of intrepid travellers this band is composed of, Byrne and Fiddler’s equally firm tone and laconic phrasing brilliantly juxtaposed. ‘Black Dog’ is no doubt a nod to a bleaker frame of mind, with Byrne’s horn at the outset sounding ratty and obstreperous, while Tilson patiently leads her away into a lighter swung feel momentarily, before Fiddler gives advice from a more latin perspective, accented by Axelsson’s crisp Cuban patterns, delivering the horn in an infinitely better state of mind than it started out. ‘Better Late Than Never’ is very aptly named, as I wasn
t as keen on it to begin with, but its modest gospelesque tune eventually got right under my skin, and it’s the one I’m most likely to sing along to. There’s space, understatement and pathos throughout the album, as well as proper story-telling, vigorous vamps, gutsy bluesy moments, as well as an irresistible funkiness here and there. The line-up is so secure and supportive of one another, they are all able to stretch out and bask in the accompaniment of the other three. I say secure, but I don’t mean safe - they’re all taking risks, but it doesn’t ever sound forced or wayward.

The core of the album lies in ‘Headlovin’’, incisive and complex harmonically while coming across as simple and highly funky. The dissonant combination of the bass figure with jangly guitar chord tones and then the main tune over the top works like a jazz version of a song by The Fall (which in my book is high praise!), through which Byrne embroiders a solo of shifting patterns and moody fuzz. Fiddler responds with an equally reckless solo before reverting to the main riff. Actually, for all the harmonic interest on this track, it’s the drumming that really brings it alive, especially during the extended outro where the band members trade with each other, swapping the urgent rock feel for a languid swung one, slipping between each other effortlessly in short snappy bursts until it’s just bass and drums left before the final reprise of the main tune. Awesome stuff.

By way of contrast, we are given ‘Pas de Tout’, which starts as a gracious elegy with arpeggiated guitar backings and a slow, dark melody on alto. I love how this develops, picking up momentum and vigour, handing over to bass and guitar to work it into an easygoing meandering minor piece. The chord sequence offers a lovely workout; the saxophone comes back soulful and vivid, with Tilson then weaving her own brand of magic before it draws to a mellow close.

I think of the album is like one of those tasting menus, comprising nine courses in total, where nothing’s over salty or rich, it’s all beautifully judged, the flavours are inspired and delectable, and when you’ve eaten it all, you want to go back to the beginning and start all over again. Tilson makes it all sound very easy, but like every album, Mojo Risin’ represents a tremendous feat of writing, playing, mixing, mastering and sound design. Be sure to give it a listen!

– Sarah Chaplin

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