New releases from CIMP Records:
CIMP 361: Stephen Gauci (tenor saxophone) Quartet – Nate Wooley (trumpet) – Ken Filiano (bass) – Lou Grassi (drums, percussion)
Here is part two of this remarkable Gauci quartet recording date. Nate Wooley joins Steve’s regular trio and sounds as though he’s been playing with this group for years. This is a classic quartet. Music written for the quartet is purposeful, pointed, and perfect Free Bop and beyond. Recorded April 6 & 7, 2006.
CIMP 362: Kalaparush McIntyre (tenor sax) Quartet – Will Connell (alto sax, bass clarinet) -Michael Logan (bass) – Warren Smith (drums)
Introducing Kalaparush’s new group. Joining the front line, Will Connell’s hard edged alto is an excellent addition to Kalaparush’s quixotic tenor explorations. Add to that the support (now that’s an understatement!) of Messrs. Smith and Logan and you have the basis for some heavy extemporizing. Recorded Jan. 11 & 12, 2007.
CIMP 363: David Schnitter (tenor saxophone) – Dominic Duval (bass) – Newman Taylor Baker (drums)
The Spirit of Things
David Schnitter returns and, quite frankly, is back in top form. Reunited with bassist Dominic Duval (with whom he recorded in 1995), this is David’s first ever trio recording. In addition to bringing renewed life to his recording documentation, this session brings new life to some old standards. Recorded Feb. 14, 2007.
CIMP 364: Khan Jamal (vibes, marimba, balafon) & Dylan Taylor (cello, bass)
Fire & Water
Metal & wood is a lovely pairing and in music it’s a pure delight, especially with this pair of distinguished improvisers. Khan is a master of shimmering tones and this program explores those tones. Underpinning all that is Khan is the sumptuous cello/bass work of Dylan Taylor. This is all together an indulgence in beauty and invention. Recorded April 23 & 24, 2007.
CIMP 365: Bobby Zankel (alto saxophone) Trio – Dylan Taylor (bass) – Edgar Bateman (drums)
Many in Body, One in Mind
Bobby Zankel doesn’t make many recordings and he doesn’t make any bad ones. Here he is joined by the legendary Edgar Bateman and longtime bassist, Dylan Taylor, on six extended outings. Assured and intense, this demands the attention of both the heart and the mind. Recorded May 7 & 8, 2007.