Source: Wide Hive Records.
Phil Ranelin Collected Works 2003-2019
Phil Ranelin’s love for the slide trombone stems from the almost royal tradition that the trombone holds in Indianapolis’ Jazz heritage: and from the slide trombone’s spiritual position within the genesis of Jazz as an indigenous American cultural treasure. As a Straight Ahead innovator, Phil Ranelin continues to explore new realms of collaborations with younger generations, with the presentations of atypical configurations, and with complex-rhythmic and melodic-groove juxtapositions. Collaborators include: Kamasi Washington, Calvin Keys, Big Black, Pharoah Sanders, Henry Franklin, Roger Glenn and more.
Roscoe Mitchell Orchestra Littlefield Concert Hall Mills College
Roscoe Mitchell 25 Piece Orchestra Returns with an Outstanding Follow up to it’s 2017 release ‘Discussions.’ Recorded March 19th and 20th 2018 in the Littlefield Auditorium, Mills College, where Roscoe has held the chair of composition, once held by esteem composer Darius Milhaud for over a decade. Encompassing intriguing instrumentation with full written orchestrations by Mr. Mitchell this recording contains performance by many notable musicians and is of the highest quality both sonically and musically.