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New Joe MagnarelliLookin' Up! ... CD
Posi tone, 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $11.99 16.99
A storming set from trumpeter Joe Magnarelli – working here in an excellent quintet that also features equally great trombone from Steve Davis – a perfect partner from Joe in the front line! Davis has sharp phrasing that really matches Magnarelli's deft trumpet lines – and the pair get a soulful swing from a tight rhythm trio that features Anthony Wonsey on piano, Mike Karn on bass, and Jason Brown on drums – a group that brings in bold, strong tones right from the start – and still finds a resonant depth even on mellower numgers. Many tunes are originals from Joe, mixed with a few well-chosen classics – and titles include "44", "Third Set", "Inner Beauty", "Miles Mode", "In Walked Lila", "Blue Key", and "Easy Transition". CD
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New Mike Reed's People Places & ThingsClean On The Corner ... CD
482 Music, 2012. Used ... $8.99
A great one from Mike Reed and his People Places & Things group – a clear, crisp statement of Chicago modernism at its best – not just modes from Reed's own generation, but from the 50s and 60s as well! Reed's an amazing player on his own – but we especially love the way that he's gone back into Windy City tradition, and found a way to re-introduce a special blend of Chicago jazz – that crucial pre-AACM, post-bop style that would often swing, but have really freewheeling solos too – a mode that really went onto influence American jazz in general once Chicagoans moved onto the New York scene in the 60s. The horns here are key to the approach – really deft work on alto from Greg Ward and tenor from Tim Haldeman – plus some great guest cornet from Josh Berman. Most tracks are piano-less, which allows for even freer reed work – but Craig Taborn guests on piano on two numbers – and the great bass of Jason Roebke holds the set together solidly throughout. Titles include versions of Roscoe Mitchell's "Old" and John Jenkins' "Sharon" – plus the tracks "Warming Down", "The Ephemeral Words Of Ruth", "House Of Three Smiles", and "The Lady Has A Bomb". CD
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New Jason MoranArtist In Residence ... CD
Blue Note, 2006. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Another wonderful conceptual effort from pianist Jason Moran – perhaps the most exciting young musician recording for new millenium Blue Note! Artist In Residence features compositions that Moran and collaborators have done for exhibitions at New York's Dia:Beacon museum, Minneapolis's Walker Arts Center, Jazz At Lincoln Center's Rose Hall in NY – each exhibit very different, but the composed pieces flow very naturally on the album, and make for sort of a meditation on the artistic process in a fairly broad sense. That's a fussy, clinical sounding approach – but Moran's a very passionate player, with a highly rhythmic, and often very melodic sound – accompanied by his excellent core group of Marvin Sewell on guitar, Tarus Mateen on bass and Nasheet Waits on drums – with guest voice, percussion, and trumpet. We're dying for Moran to give us another killer, straight up, (seemingly) concept-free modern jazz classic a la 2001's Black Stars LP (the record that reminded us how great Sam Rivers remains), but everything he touches is well worth a listen! Titles include Moran's compositions "Break Down", "Refraction"(1 and 2), "Artists Ought To Be Writing", "Arizona Landscape", "RAIN" and "He Puts His Coat On His Sleeve", plus "Milestone" (by Alicia Hall Moran)", "Cradle Song", and "Lift Every Voice". CD