Music and More Reviews

From Music and More:

Sunday, August 16, 2009
Pendulum – Mosaic Select 32 (Mosaic, 2008)

Saturday, August 15, 2009
Joe Morris – Wildlife (AUM Fidelity, 2009)

Friday, August 14, 2009
Jim Black’s Alasnoaxis – Houseplant (Winter and Winter, 2009)

Thursday, August 13, 2009
Flow Trio – Rejuvenation (ESP, 2009)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Medeski, Martin and Wood – Radiolarians III (Indirecto, 2009)

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AUM Fidelity To Present NYC Label Showcase October 15th

From Improvised Communications:

On Thursday, October 15th at 7:30 p.m., AUM Fidelity will present a label showcase at New York’s Abrons Arts Center featuring notable performances by three of its artists on one bill. The event will celebrate the release of alto saxophonist Darius Jones‘ debut recording as a bandleader, eminent saxophonist David S. Ware’s triumphant return to performing after a highly publicized kidney transplant in May, and the first performance of bassist William Parker’s acclaimed Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra in more than four years.

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Free Jazz Blog Reviews

From Free Jazz:

Sunday, August 2, 2009
Steve Lehman Octet – Travail, Transformation, And Flow (Pi Recordings, 2009) ***½

Saturday, August 1, 2009
Mêlée + Joe Morris – Cloud Atlas Quartet (Brokenresearch, 2009) ****½

Friday, July 31, 2009
Torben Snekkestad – Conic Folded (Ilk, 2009) ****

Thursday, July 30, 2009
Nick Howell & Collin Thomas – Floor Fifty (Self Published, 2009) ***½

Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Julian F. Thayer – The Door Is Open (KSJazz, 2009) ****½

Monday, July 27, 2009
Joe Morris – Wildlife (AUM Fidelity, 2009) ****

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Aum Fidelity Releases Morris / Cancura / Gray

Out today on Aum Fidelity:

Joe Morris: bass
Petr Cancura: tenor and alto saxophone
Luther Gray: drums

Wildlife is the debut recording of a new group concept from Jazz Master nonpareil Joe Morris. Within this trio anything is possible. Joe Morris is here featured on bass. Petr Cancura, a remarkably gifted young musician (featured here on tenor and alto sax, and as recording engineer!), is a Czech Republic native who now resides in Brooklyn (by way of Ottawa, then Boston). Petr’s name was new to us at AUM Fidelity when Joe first spoke of his great musical gifts, which are on gorgeous display here. Drummer Luther Gray developed from kicking it in punk rock bands in Washington DC in the late 80s to being a jazz drummer of great finesse and technique in the modern day. He has been working with Joe Morris since 2002.

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All About Jazz Reviews

From All About Jazz:

Fred Anderson
Staying in the Game (Engine Studios)
Reviewed by Lyn Horton

14-Jul-09 Mark Alban Lotz and Lotz of Music
Bite! (LopLop Records)
Reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

14-Jul-09 Tortoise
Beacons Of Ancestorship (Thrill Jockey)
Reviewed by Glenn Astarita

14-Jul-09 Phosphor
II (Potlatch Records)
Reviewed by Mark Corroto

13-Jul-09 Kirk Knuffke / Federico Ughi / Chris Welcome
Garden Of Gifts (577 Records)
Reviewed by Mark Corroto

12-Jul-09 Andy Milne / Benoit Delbecq
Where is Pannonica? (Songlines Recordings)
Reviewed by George Kanzler

11-Jul-09 Multiple Artists
Globe Unity – Italy: Gianni Basso/Renato Sellani, Norberto Tamburrino & Giorgio Gaslini
Reviewed by Fred Bouchard

10-Jul-09 Joe Morris / Petr Cancura / Luther Gray
Wildlife (AUM Fidelity)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

10-Jul-09 George Cartwright
Send Help (Innova Recordings)
Reviewed by Glenn Astarita

09-Jul-09 Trio 3 Geri Allen
At This Time (Intakt Records)
Reviewed by Chris May

09-Jul-09 The Thirteenth Assembly
(un)sentimental (Important Music)
Reviewed by Sean Patrick Fitzell

08-Jul-09 Warren Smith
Old News Borrowed Blues (Engine Studios)
Reviewed by Raul d’Gama Rose

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All About Jazz Reviews

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From All About Jazz:

16-Jun-09 Rob Mazurek Quintet
Sound Is (Delmark Records)
Reviewed by Nic Jones

16-Jun-09 Bill Bruford
Bill Bruford: The Summerfold and Winterfold Collections (Winterfold Records)
Reviewed by Phillip Woolever

15-Jun-09 Gerald Cleaver / William Parker / Craig Taborn
Farmers by Nature (AUM Fidelity Records)
Reviewed by Ian Patterson

15-Jun-09 Rob Burger
City of Strangers (Tzadik)
Reviewed by Warren Allen

15-Jun-09 KTU
Quiver (RockAdillo)
Reviewed by John Kelman

14-Jun-09 Mark Dresser & Denman Maroney
Live In Concert (Kadima Collective)
Reviewed by Nic Jones

13-Jun-09 Fast ‘n’ Bulbous
Waxed Oop (Cuneiform Records)
Reviewed by Nic Jones

13-Jun-09 Steven Bernstein / Marcus Rojas / Kresten Osgood
Tattoos and Mushrooms (Ilk Music)
Reviewed by Chris Mosey

12-Jun-09 Jerry Granelli V16
Vancouver ’08 (Songlines Recordings)
Reviewed by Glenn Astarita

12-Jun-09 Crimson Jazz Trio
King Crimson Songbook Volume Two (Inner Knot)
Reviewed by John Kelman

12-Jun-09 Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber
Making Love to the Dark Ages (LiveWired Music)
Reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

11-Jun-09 Marc Edwards / Weasel Walter Group
Mysteries Beneath The Planet (ugEXPLODE)
Reviewed by Glenn Astarita

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Free Jazz Blog Reviews

From Free Jazz:

Sunday, June 14, 2009
Zed-U – Night Time On the Middle Passage (Babel, 2009) ***

Saturday, June 13, 2009
David S Ware Quartet – Live In Vilnius (No Business, 2009) *****

Friday, June 12, 2009
Rob Brown Trio – Live At The Firehouse (Not Two, 2009) ****

Thursday, June 11, 2009
Fully Celebrated – Drunk On The Blood Of The Holy Ones (AUM Fidelity, 2009) ***

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All About Jazz Reviews

From All About Jazz:

04-Jun-09 Alexander Hawkins Ensemble
No Now Is So (FMR Records)
Reviewed by John Eyles

04-Jun-09 Multiple Artists
Summer Love from Clean Feed (Clean Feed Records)
Reviewed by Mark Corroto

03-Jun-09 simakDialog
Demi Masa (Moonjune Records)
Reviewed by Gary Gomes

03-Jun-09 Marc Ducret
Le Sens De La Marche (Illusions Music)
Reviewed by Martin Longley

02-Jun-09 Daphna Sadeh and the Voyagers
Reconciliation (Tzadik)
Reviewed by Ian Patterson

02-Jun-09 Alex Maguire Sextet
Brewed in Belgium (Moonjune Records)
Reviewed by Gary Gomes

01-Jun-09 Michael Musillami Trio 3
From Seeds (Playscape Recordings)
Reviewed by Lyn Horton

01-Jun-09 15 Degrees Below Zero
Resting On A (Edgetone Records)
Reviewed by Glenn Astarita

01-Jun-09 Fred Anderson Quartet
Live at the Velvet Lounge Volume III (Asian Improv Records)
Reviewed by Jeff Stockton

01-Jun-09 FAB Trio
Live in Amsterdam (Porter Records)
Reviewed by Terrell Kent Holmes

01-Jun-09 The Thing
Bag It! (Smalltown Superjazzz)
Reviewed by Andrey Henkin

31-May-09 Josh Berman
Old Idea (Delmark Records)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

31-May-09 Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coalition
Apti (Innova Recordings)
Reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

31-May-09 The Fully Celebrated
Drunk on the Blood of the Holy Ones (AUM Fidelity Records)
Reviewed by John Sharpe

31-May-09 Steve Lantner
Given – Live In Munster (Hatology)
Reviewed by John Sharpe

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David S. Ware Update

The Chicago Reader discusses Ware’s recent release as well as his kidney operation.

In January powerhouse saxophonist David S. Ware released Shakti (Aum Fidelity), his 23rd album as a bandleader, recorded in May 2008 following a European tour. It was his first new studio disc since 2003, and on it he debuted a superb group with guitarist Joe Morris, drummer Warren Smith, and longtime bassist William Parker. Though Ware’s muscular tone and rigorous style of post-Sonny Rollins motific exploration remained intact, the band as a whole sounded markedly different than the quartet he’d led for the previous 17 years.

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The Squid’s Ear Reviews

From the Squid’s Ear:

Sun Ra – Featuring Pharoah Sanders & Black Harold
Pat Thomas – Plays the music of Derek Bailey and Thelonious Monk
Okkyung Lee, Peter Evans, Steve Beresford – Check for Monsters
David S. Ware – Shakti
Jamie Saft – Black Shabbis

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