Label: EmArcy - 2707556 • Format: CD Album • Country: Europe • Genre: Jazz • Style: Free Improvisation
This article is an unpublished draft. Byars discovered some of his NDR Jazz Workshop arrangements and worked them out for a sprightly octet that splits the difference between big band and bebop combo -- a difference that matters less and less as memory and skills synthesize.
The brass polish up his rough sax, and Jeff Parker's guitar ties it all together. Sounds a bit like calypso when they venture a vocal. Picked up a world class baritone saxophonist, too. Cut one day before Shank died, this is more than a memento. Simple Melody - João Paulo - Plays Carlos Bica White Works the best way to carry on, and not just tradition since most of the old-sounding songs are new.
Of course, the sax guest guarantees that this will get ugly, but it usually trailing in the leader's wake. Promoting guitarist Roos from player to producer to partner adds much needed muscle tone to the rhythms, and presenting them live add presence -- something even flutes and vocals are good for, especially when the lyrics stick to the integers. Fortunate that the pianist is Uri Caine, who cleverly extends Simple Melody - João Paulo - Plays Carlos Bica White Works thought McCabe left off, and never lets the pace slacken.
The soprano sax is haunting and evocative, the guitar grooveful, the interplay complex. Toasting Don Cherry is his most natural move. The closing tributes to Toni Morrison and Leroy Jenkins are rougher going. No News! Watch Out! Fell Composition No. This table provides a working guide to how the JCG is shaping up.
This does not include anything moved to bk-flush: these include items relegated to Surplus, reviewed in Recycled Goods, or just passed over. Entries in black are written, gray graded but not written, red ungraded but with prospect notes all these are at the bottom of their approximate grade levels, alphabetized.
A-list, B-list and Duds are alphabetical; HM lists are ranked, with breaks for three-two-one stars. I try to write up an informal note on every jazz record I hear the first or sometimes second time I play it. Those notes are collected over the course of a week, then posted in the blog. They are also collected here. The surplus file collects final The Hands Of Chaos - Nokturnal Mortum - To The Gates Of Blasphemous Fire when I decide that I cannot realistically keep a record under active consideration for the Jazz Consumer Guide.
These notes are mostly written at the end of a JCG cycle and posted to the blog when the column is printed. In effect, they are the extended copy to the column. There are various reasons for this. For old music it is often because I wrote something in Recycled Goods and figure that was enough.
Sometimes good records have just gotten old. Most of the time the records aren't all that interesting anyway. I can handle records per column. It just doesn't make sense for me to keep more than graded records in the active list at the start of a new cycle. In many Rozannes World - 2-Robots* - Electrohop EP, I decide the prospecting notes or Recycled Goods review suffices, so note that in the file.
Working on the following both new and old. When done they will In The Bleak Midwinter - Aled Jones - Aleds Christmas Gift to the print or done or flush file. When the column is published, the done entries will be dumped into notebook. Jazz Consumer Guide 28 : no title yet no tagline yet by Tom Hull This article is an unpublished draft.
3rd Movement: Scherzo Molto Vivace - Dvořák* / Antal Dorati, New Philharmonia Orchestra - Symphony N, Robbie Robot - Various - Raucous Records (The Psychobilly Collection), Quattro Pezzi Sacri - Laudi Alla Vergine Maria - José Carreras, Die Wiener Sängerknaben, Wiener Symp, Existence - Various - Different