[JPL] bopndicks 20 picks Aug 2004
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Bopndicks 20 Picks August 2004
Benny Golson Terminal 1" Concord Jazz
Golsons masterful ensemble writing blends old times
modern Art Farmer psychic treasures with
Horace Silver colors of blue.
As steady Eddie adds that
gourmet pinch of bop
with a band that plays on,
Maria Schneider Orchestra CONCERT IN THE GARDEN
ARTIST SHARE www.mariaschneider.com
Maria Schneider begins in a quiet almost shy way,
builds to a crescendo with lots of space for flights
and solo excursions. Sophisticated, wry with ironic
carries on Gil Evans tradition to a penultimate
Carla Bley THE LOST CHORDS WATT Works Inc.
Captain Bley, the pirates of Avant-Gard Penzance,
blends world views of jazz together with Monkish
The lost chords of simple worthy.
Joe Gilman Trio TIME AGAIN: BRUBECK REVISITED
Theres a reason why we play Joe Gilman.
Hes Dharma Master of the Jazz Piano.
Spirit of Jack Karoac would agree,
as well as, the 2004 Great American Jazz Piano
competition in Jacksonville.
Greg Osby PUBLIC Blue Note
Osby takes on hard bop
to mid hip-hop
music without words
mayhem with magic
live at the Jazz Standard
disclaimer: (no additional
of any kind.)
with Joe Gilmans
college room mate
Robert Hurst, at large
Karrin Allyson WILD FOR YOU Concord Jazz
Wild For You, Baby is a blue full of rye beauty,
angst, irony and pleasant surprise.
Allysons interpretation and phrase logic is flawless,
proving again, how many different
songs are out there to sing?
Many more for Allyson,
for its a wild world.
She ALWAYS puts herself
on the line.
Giacomo Gates CENTERPIECE Origin Records
Loose, unconventional and hip blue collar hard bop,
transcending middle America solo piano bar
to a more pure hard bop, after years of hard core
Giacomo has a dedicated Lee Marvin swagger to his
The mans serious, like your worst enemy. So be
Michel Petrucciani SO WHAT BEST OF...
A marvelous retrospective of Michel Petrucciani, an
we all love. Sad to say, he left us suddenly and
this compilation of
his work is imaginmativce and helpful.
Chick Corea Electric Band TO THE STARS
Coreas electronics are notable,
regardless the interpretation
Always- I knew it was in me
As fantasy becomes fact
return for forever is now
you hear Jaco, Chick and
Aristophanes. For those not certain-
No hieroglyph, written language,
or sign posting of any kind
allowed in this program.
Dr John NAWLINZ: DIZ, DAT, OR DA UDDAH
From one space platform to another.
Dr John lays it down
since the sixties
Marie Laveau, Nicholas an da udda
notables appear on dis here, dat dere,
xcept Ray, rest in peace.
BEBO & CIGALA Lagrimas Negras Bluebird
Bebo Valdes and Dieguito El Cigala a salude de
You remain the love of my life, bravura. A musty
café in Havana
on a Sunday afternoon, Hemingway, nursing a tequila
and a Havana gold,
you are dancing with Simone Signoret, nostalgic
bittersweet love stories,
Flaminco is sweet dark chocolate in hot August.
Tomasz Stanko Quartet SUSPENDED NIGHT ECM
You know by listening, these people love playing
the language is universal and if you had the pleasure
of being there,
you know then, first hand the music of Miles, Shorter
A melodious fact that Jimi Hendricks was on to
Jeff Marx TREADING AIR- BREATHING FIRE
Jeff Marx leaves an indelible impression forged by
others before him, as
he remains true to the hard bop tradition. On this CD,
you hear free and loose
framework of improvisation. Listen to this and hear
this band of John Esposito,
Ira Coleman and Peter OBrien , knowing youve heard
the truth of the moment
to be attempted in a profound sense, another time and
John Stetch EXPONENTIALLY MONK Justin Time
Stetch mixes Monk with fiery passages of stride on
Rachmaninoff textures with a quirky Monk view on
exploring new Monk , while staying within essential
Stetch understands and plays to the Monk intellectual/
the inner child like core in all our being.
Von Freeman THE GREAT DIVIDE Premonition
Listen to Freeman you hear a joyful progression of
over a half Centurys worth. Heres a man who still
has the chops
to soar over the great barristers of tenor saxophone,
a reminder of
how the great ones could jam and challenge each other
in rapid fire
For Never Fear Jazz Is Here will score you a glimpse
of some vintage Chicago cookin with Eddie Lock Jaw
Davis and Johnny Griffen
trading licks in wee small hours.
Ben Allison & Medicine Wheel BUZZ
Saw a film requiem for Brando and The Wild One.
Then I heard Allisons Respiration, reminding me of
Shorty Rogers, only Allison just begins with a
and takes it away in many exotic and dissonant
directions. His orchestration is superb.
BUZZ is the best Allison, yet!
The Mulgrew Miller Trio LIVE AT YOSHIS
VOLUME ONE MAXJAZZ
One of the best post hard bop players of our era..
His arranging for small bands is a special treat.
Miller is a force on this CD,
as aggressive and straight ahead
as a Peterson live in Chicago set,
a generation ago.
Woody Shaws, The Organ Grinder.
with the Mulgrew Miller special
hot sauce live treatment
is a forgone conclusion.
Jeff Johnson NEAR EARTH Origin Records
This is a fluidity rhythm thing with bass player,
leading in a free direction as everyone in this band
Han Taber sounds a sinewy Getz,
to the rest in step for more open communication.
David Kikoski Trio DETAILS Criss -Cross
Kikoski brings a brand of improvisation in this, His
work is great on Juriki. A lot rests with this
section of Bill Stewart and Larry Grenadier on drums.
Another protected strength on this CD is Kikoskis
Glauco Sagabin WHEN BADEN MEETS TRANE Blue
Glauco Sagibin. Brazilian jazz pianist, is
extraordinary on this new CD.
Especially on Jobims Olha Maria. There are other
delights here that meet the
collective Brazilian ear, as you know translate so
well in jazz.
The Voice 88,7fm
4623 T Street, Suite A
Sacramento, Ca. 95819-4743
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