Pedro Melo Alves' Omniae Large Ensemble —
Lumina ... CD CleanFeed (Portugal), 2021. Used ...
Frederic Cardoso on alto and bass clarinet, Jose Soares on alto saxophone, Albert Cirera on tenor and soprano saxophone, Ricardo Pereira and Xavi Sousa on trombone, Gileno Santana on trumpet, Fabio Rodrigues on tuba, Clara Saleiro on flute, Joao Pedro Brandao on flute and alto saxophone, Alvaro Machado on bassoon, Luis Andre Ferreira on cello, Luis Jose Martins on classical guitar, Mane Fernandes on electric guitar, Joao Carlos Pinto on electronics, Jose Diogo Martins on piano, Alvaro Rosso and Pablo P Moledo on double bass, Joao Miguel Braga Simoes and Pedro Melo Alves on percussion, and vocals from Diogo Ferreira, Mariana Dionisio, and Nazare da Silva. CD
Ze Eduardo/Jack Walrath Quartet —
Bad Guys ... CD CleanFeed (Portugal), 2005. Used ...
Ze Eduardo on double bass, Jack Walrath on trumpet, Jesus Santandreu on tenor saxophone, and Marc Miralta on drums. CD
Jason Scott on tenor and alto saxophone and clarinet, JC Kuhl on tenor saxophone and clarinet, John Lilley on tenor saxophone, Steven Bernstein on trumpet and slide trumpet, Bob Miller on trumpet, Bryan Hooten and Reggie Pace on trombone, Matt White on guitar, Cameron Ralston and Eddie Prendergast on bass, Pinson Chanselle on drums, and Brian Jones on percussion. CD
Beautiful work from bassist Jason Roebke – a player we grow to respect more and more over the years, and one who continually surprises us with music like this! The set features three long tracks, played by a trio with Matthew Schneider on guitar and Marcus Evans on drums – but always at a level that's relatively unconventional – both for a standard trio format, and for a freer jazz session as well. Roebke's deep deep tones resonate with this very strong, yet gentle sound that informs the record from the start – and the other members step in gingerly to find their right space alongside him, with sounds that are fresh but surprisingly tuneful too. Titles include "Every Sunday", "So Big", and "For Jimmy Woode". CD
A recent evening in Houston from one of the most revolutionary voices in jazz – the legendary Patty Waters, best known for her ESP recordings in the 60s – making a great return to form in more recent years! Waters works here with a group that's maybe as equally legendary as she is – Burton Greene on piano, Barry Altschul on drums, and Mario Pavone on bass – kind of an inversion of the usual energy of a jazz trio accompanying a singer, which is perfect for the way that Waters completely breaks open the form of vocal jazz! Most titles here are familiar, but done in really unique, mindblowingly personal versions – in a lineup that includes "Loverman", "Moon Don't Come Up Tonight", "You're My Thrill", "Lonely Woman", "Strange Fruit", "I Loves You Porgy", and "Off Minor". CD