Monday, November 30, 2015

Maria Schneider Orchestra - "Hang Gliding"

Recorded November 16, 2005 at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, featuring Steve Wilson, Charles Pillow, Rich Perry, Donny McCaslin, and Scott Robinson (saxophones, flutes, clarinets); Tony Kadleck, Greg Gisbert, Laurie Frink, and Ingrid Jensen (trumpets, fluegelhorns); Keith O'Quinn, Rock Ciccarone, Mark Patterson, and George Flynn (trombones); Ben Monder (guitar); Frank Kimbrough (piano); Jay Anderson (bass); Clarence Penn (drums); and Maria Schneider (composer, conductor).

Maria Schneider official site

Friday, November 27, 2015

Steve Reich & Musicians
- "Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ"

Recorded June 17, 1976 at the Holland Festival in the Koninklijk Theater Carré, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, featuring Steve Reich, Timothy Ferchen, David van Tieghem and James Preiss, marimbas; Glen Velez, metallophone; Ben Harms and Gary Schaal, glockenspiel; Jay Clayton, Janice Jarrett and Geordie Arnold, vocals; and Steve Chambers, Farfisa mini compact organ.

Steve Reich official site

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Art Ensemble Of Chicago & Cecil Taylor - Live in Paris

Recorded in 1984 at the Theatre Musical de Paris, featuring Roscoe Mitchell (saxophones, clarinets), Joseph Jarman (saxophones, clarinets), Lester Bowie (trumpet), Malachi Favors (bass), Famoudou Don Moye (drums, percussion), and Cecil Taylor (piano, percussion).

Art Ensemble of Chicago official site
Cecil Taylor on Wikipedia

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Jay McShann - "I'm Just a Lucky So and So"

Recorded in 1991 at the Bern Jazz Festival, featuring Jay McShann (piano), Plas Johnson (tenor sax), Milt Hinton (bass), and Clyde Lucas (drums).

Jay McShann on Wikipedia

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Sun Ra Arkestra - Live at Jazzfestival Konfrontationen

Recorded June 11, 2014 in Nickelsdorf, Austria, featuring Marshall Allen (flute, alto sax, EVI, vocals), Danny Ray Thompson (flute, baritone sax), Abshalom Ben Shlomo (clarinet, alto sax), Knoel Scott (alto sax, percussion, vocals), Charles Davis and James Stewart (tenor sax), David F. Gordon (trumpet, vocals), Cecil Brooks (trumpet), Vincent Chancey (French horn), Craig Harris and Dave Davis (trombone), George Burton and Owen "Fiddla" Brown (viola), Tara Middleton (viola, vocals), Kash Killion (cello, sarangi, bolong), Nina Bogomas (harp), David Hotep (guitar), Farid Baron (piano, synthesizer), Tyler Mitchell (bass), Wayne Anthony Smith Jr. (drums), Ron McBee and Elson Nascimento (percussion), and El Moondew and Chandra Washington (dancers, vocals).

Sun Ra Arkestra official site

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Mandrill - "Cohelo"

Recorded in 2002 at the Montreux Jazz Festival, featuring Rick Wilson (tenor sax, percussion, vocals), Carlos Wilson (trombone, flute, percussion, vocals), Louis Wilson (trumpet, percussion, vocals), Wilfredo Wilson (percussion, vocals, bass), Arlan Schierbaum (keyboards), Lou Castro (bass), Marc Rey (guitar), Keith Barry (baritone sax, flute, violin, harmonica), and Neftali Santiago (drums).

Mandrill official site

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Joe Henderson, Johnny Griffin & George.Adams - "Blues Up And Down"

Recorded in 1988 at the Mt. Fuji Jazz Festival, featuring Joe Henderson (tenor sax), Johnny Griffin (tenor sax), George Adams (tenor sax), Horace Parlan (piano), Peter Washington (bass), and Kenny Washington (drums).

George Adams on Wikipedia
Joe Henderson at the Hard Bop Homepage
Johnny Griffin tribute site

Monday, November 09, 2015

Willie "The Lion" Smith - Live at the Marquee Club

Recorded for the BBC program Jazz 625 on November, 7 1965 at the Marquee Club in London, featuring Willie "The Lion" Smith (piano), Brian Brocklehurst (bass), and Lennie Hastings (drums).

Willie "The Lion" Smith on Wikipedia

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Stevie Wonder - Live on Soul

Recorded in 1972 in New York City for the WNET TV program Soul, featuring Stevie Wonder (vocals, keyboards, harmonica), Scott Edwards Jr. (bass), Ollie E. Brown (drums), Ray Parker Jr. (guitar), Ralph Hammer (guitar), Steve Madaio (trumpet), Denny Morouse (saxophone), Keith Stevens (congas, percussion), and Shirley Brewer, Lani Groves & Delores Harvin (vocals).

Stevie Wonder official site

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Freddie Hubbard - Live in Paris

Recorded in 1973 for ORTF TV, featuring Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Junior Cook (tenor sax, flute), George Cables (electric piano), Kent Brinkley (bass), and Michael Carvin (drums).

Freddie Hubbard official site

Friday, November 06, 2015

Mose Allison - "Swingin' Machine"

Recorded in 1975 in Chicago for the PBS program Soundstage, featuring Mose Allison (vocals, piano), Jack Hannah (bass), and Jerry Granelli (drums).

Mose Allison official site

Thursday, November 05, 2015

James Carter - Live at the Newport Jazz Festival

Recorded August 16, 1996, featuring James Carter (alto sax, tenor sax, clarinet), Craig Taborn (piano), Jaribu Shahid (bass), Tani Tabbal (drums), and Javon Jackson (tenor sax).

James Carter official site

Monday, November 02, 2015

Snarky Puppy - "What About Me?"

From the live DVD We Like It Here, featuring Michael League (bass); Shaun Martin, Bill Laurance and Cory Henry (keyboards); Justin Stanton, Mike Maher and Jay Jennings (trumpets); Chris Bullock and Bob Reynolds (saxophones); Mark Lettieri, Bob Lanzetti and Chris McQueen (guitars); Nate Werth (percussion); and Larnell Lewis (drums).

Snarky Puppy official site

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Eddie Palmieri - "Picadillo"

Featuring Eddie Palmieri (piano), George Delgado (congas), Karen Joseph (flute), Doug Beavers Rovira (trombone), José Clausell (timbales), John Walsh (trumpet), Joe Santiago (bass), and Johnny "Dandy" Rodriguez (bongos).

Eddie Palmieri official site