Catalog Number: CIMP LTD 355
Retrospective 1961-2005: Solo PianoRetrospective 1961-2005: Solo PianoBurton Greene (Primary)This is the final release of the precedent-setting recording sessions with Burton Greene that documented this artist’s music in quintet (#339), trio (#345), and now solo settings. This trilogy is an important milestone in Burton’s career, spanning five decades of defining and redefining his very distinctive artistry. In the undertaking of this project, CIMP affirms that Burton Greene was at the top of his form and focus. And this solo recital confirms the originality, humor, and emotional maturity of this unique artist. As is the CIMP method, extensive notes give insight to both the music and the occasion, setting, and preparation.
Catalog Number: CIMP LTD 354
Blues RoyaleBlues RoyaleDavid Haney (Primary), Mike Bisio (Primary), Adam Lane (Primary)David Haney: one of the most originally rooted improvisers and a true original, backed by two of the most probing, inventive bassists in this music: Mike Bisio and Adam Lane. Just the logistics and possibilities of this encounter will intrigue the seasoned listener. Now add in the program conceptâ€”Traditional Blues and other music of antiquityâ€”and the challenge further intrigues. Involving and deeply soulful creative improvised music.
Catalog Number: CIMP LTD 353
To The RoachTo The RoachOdean Pope (Primary), Matt Davis (Primary), Michael Taylor (Primary), Craig McIver (Primary)Odean Pope is a master of improvised music in both technique and thought. A distinguished and distinguishable voice, his latest CIMP event finds him playing tribute to his “boss” of 20 years, Max Roach. This session finds Odean outfitted with a new quartet featuring guitarâ€”unprecedented in the Pope discography. No need to pontificate further. This is pure Popeâ€”a broad view from the typically more lyrical to arguably his most volcanic work on record. There’s a surpise at the end of this recording: a few moments of something very special albeit in low low fidelity. This is the complete Pope.
Catalog Number: CIMP LTD 352
Double DiploidDouble DiploidSteve Swell (Primary), David Taylor (Primary), Warren Smith (Primary), Chad Taylor (Primary)Whoa! Two trombones and two percussionists? What can this be? What it is is music of great rhythm, drive, humor, intensity, and downright fun. If you’ve come across the talents of either or both Messrs. Swell and Taylor, then you know the contrast of their brilliance. Add in Warren Smith (a senior percussion master) and Chad Taylor (no longer just in the underground) and you have a quartet of great capabilitiesâ€”even of accomplishing the musical Double Diploid, and more the fun for it. Twice the pleasure just for the asking.
Catalog Number: CIMP LTD 351
Wisps Of An Unknown FaceWisps Of An Unknown FaceStephen Gauci (Primary), Nate Wooley (Primary), Ken Filiano (Primary), Lou Grassi (Primary)Stephen Gauci has come on strong in the past three years. A veteran of the business, it’s only of recent that he’s decided to record. And that still slim body of work has been enthusiastically received by both the public and critics. Here Stephen expands his core trio with trumpeter Nate Wooleyâ€”a brilliant choice. The whole of Gauci, Wooley, Filiano, and Grassi is music far more than the sum of its parts.