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Gregory HoweGregory Howe ... CD
Wide Hive, 2017. New Copy ... $4.99 14.99
A very different set from Gregory Howe – an artist who you might know from jazz recordings as part of the Wide Hive Players, and on other projects for that label as well – stepping out here as a surprisingly compelling singer/songwriter in a whole new mode! Gregory supplied the lyrics for all tunes, and sings in this raspy style that's really great – offset by warmer guitar work, and some nice use of additional strings, too – gently, with production that's almost in a cool 70s mode – never overdone, and really fitting the spirit of the tunes. Titles include "The Things We Do", "Life Is Rain", "Work It Out", "Flower In The Weeds", "Chasing Shadows", "Reaching Higher", and "Concertina". CD

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Roscoe Mitchell & Ostravaska BandaDistant Radio Transmission – Also Nonaah Trio & 8-8-88 ... LP
Wide Hive, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 19.99
The legendary Roscoe Mitchell works here in the more sophisticated compositional style he's been exploring heavily in later decades – joined by the Ostravska Banda ensemble in a large version of "Distant Radio Transmission" – a piece that was first created as an improvisation with Craig Taborn and Kikanju Baku! The format here is quite different than that earlier work – as Mitchell uses a host of woodwinds and strings in really inventive ways – opening up different sonic textures inside the structure of the work, and still allowing for some individual moments of improvisational expression. The album also features a smaller combo work – the really lovely "Nonaah Trio", which features Dana Reason on piano, John C Savage on flute, and Catherine Lee D Mus on oboe – all at a level that's a bit like some of Mitchell's unusual 80s material. "8-8-88" is performed on a Yamaha Kisklavier, and is essentially a solo piece. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Erik JekabsonErik Jekabson Sextet ... CD
Wide Hive, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Trumpeter Erik Jekabson always has such a great sense of color – one that soars out strongly through his own leadership, but which also is really reflected in the energy of the larger group as well! As before, guitarist Dave MacNab is on hand – moving things both rhythmically and tonally in this really nice style – and saxophonist Dave Ellis provides some sharper lines on tenor and soprano sax – the last of which we like especially well! At points, the guitar is almost providing more of an introduction to the sound than the rest of the group – often in blue colors that reflect the cover image – and the group also features work from Matt Clark on electric piano and John Santos on percussion. Titles include "San Pablo Avenue", "Floating Song", "The Hills Of Santa Cruz", "Maintain", "The Rising Tide", and "Emily Jane". CD

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✨✧ Erik JekabsonOne Note At A Time ... CD
Wide Hive, 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the strongest sessions we've heard from trumpeter Erik Jekabson – working here with a sextet, and maybe a bit more sense of force than before – especially on the numbers where the group really hits a groove! Erik plays trumpet and flugelhorn, and the lineup features Dave Ellis on tenor and soprano, Dave MacNab on guitar, John Wiitala on bass, David Flores on drums, and John Santos on congas and percussion – the last of which really add a lot once the pace picks up a bit. There's also guest vocals on "One Note At A Time" by Avotcja – and other titles include "Bell Song", "Brother Todd", "Days Of Haze", "Shaker Funk", and "The Growing Place". CD

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✨✧ Roscoe MitchellConversations With Craig Taborn & Kikanju Baku ... CD
Wide Hive, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Roscoe Mitchell returns to a mode that he explored freely back in the 70s – loose, improvised collaborations with other musicians – done at a level that offers up a richly organic blend of sonic elements and musical moments! Some of Mitchell's later work has been more structured, but the approach here is very much in the best early AACM mode – or maybe a bit like Roscoe's classic Sackville recordings – extended "conversations" between his own flutes and saxes, the drums and percussion of Kikanju Baku, and the piano, organ, and keyboards of Craig Taborn. All players are nicely restrained – and as with Mitchell and the Art Ensemble, the mix of instruments is never used in any way that's gimmicky at all – but with subtle shifts that really emphasize the need of the players to communicate together. Titles on this first volume include include "Splatter", "Rub", "Cracked Roses", "Last Trane To Clover Five", and "Knock & Roll". CD

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✨✧ Roscoe MitchellDiscussions ... CD
Wide Hive, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The title's an apt one – as the music here is based on the improvisations from Roscoe Mitchell's earlier Conversations albums – but recast in a whole new way for an improvising orchestra! The group here features Mitchell on sopranino sax – a very strong voice out in the lead – but the larger ensemble really has a lot to add to the sound, in a lineup that includes flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, and oboe – reed elements used by Mitchell as in some of his previous "serious music" experiments – then mixed with violin, viola, electronics, trumpet, trombone, and percussion. The sound is a wonderful bridge between the compositional world of Mitchell and some of his looser small group improvisations – and the album satisfied both sides of that sonic spectrum in a great way. Titles include "Cascade", "Cracked Roses", "Who Dat", "Frenzy House", "Home Screen", and "I'll See You Out There". CD

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✨✧ Roscoe MitchellDuets With Tyshawn Shorey & Special Guest Hugh Ragin ... CD
Wide Hive, 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Very spare sounds from Roscoe Mitchell and drummer Tyshawn Sorey, but still very sharp-edged too – and in a way, a mix of deeper thoughts and spontaneous energy that reminds us a lot of some of the more "out there" moments of the Art Ensemble back in the 70s! Roscoe's reeds have those complex qualities that we've heard in recent compositional work – but the overall approach is a bit looser, too – and clearly dictated by the range of percussion added by drummer Tyshawn Sorey. Trumpeter Hugh Ragin blows a fair bit on the record too – adding in sounds that shift from textural to musical – and overall, it may well be his tracks that we like the best. Titles include "The Horn", "Bells In The Air", "Out There", "A Cactus & A Rose", "Meadows", "A Game Of Catch", "Waves", and "Windows With A View". CD

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✨✧ Roscoe MitchellLittlefield Concert Hall Mills College – March 19/20, 2018 ... CD
Wide Hive, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful large form work from Roscoe Mitchell – the famous saxophonist working here as a composer/conductor, but on music that's based on earlier improvisations created by his trio! The large ensemble has a really compelling blend of instruments – flutes, oboes, French horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion, cello, violins, and live electronics – mixed occasionally with baritone voice, and used with all those sonic sensitivities that have always made Mitchell's music far more than jazz, and even far more than improvised jazz. Part of the scoring here comes from improvisations that Mitchell created in a trio with pianist Craig Taborn and drummer Kikanju Baku, but the performers themselves are also given plenty of space to improvise amidst the orchestra – on titles that include "Rub", "Nonainainah", "Wah Wah", and "Frenzy House". CD

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✨✧ Roscoe MitchellLittlefield Concert Hall Mills College – March 19/20, 2018 ... LP
Wide Hive, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful large form work from Roscoe Mitchell – the famous saxophonist working here as a composer/conductor, but on music that's based on earlier improvisations created by his trio! The large ensemble has a really compelling blend of instruments – flutes, oboes, French horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion, cello, violins, and live electronics – mixed occasionally with baritone voice, and used with all those sonic sensitivities that have always made Mitchell's music far more than jazz, and even far more than improvised jazz. Part of the scoring here comes from improvisations that Mitchell created in a trio with pianist Craig Taborn and drummer Kikanju Baku, but the performers themselves are also given plenty of space to improvise amidst the orchestra – on titles that include "Rub", "Nonainainah", "Wah Wah", and "Frenzy House". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Roscoe Mitchell & Ostravaska BandaDistant Radio Transmission – Also Nonaah Trio, Cutouts For Woodwind Quintet, & 8-8-88 ... CD
Wide Hive, 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The legendary Roscoe Mitchell works here in the more sophisticated compositional style he's been exploring heavily in later decades – joined by the Ostravska Banda ensemble in a large version of "Distant Radio Transmission" – a piece that was first created as an improvisation with Craig Taborn and Kikanju Baku! The format here is quite different than that earlier work – as Mitchell uses a host of woodwinds and strings in really inventive ways – opening up different sonic textures inside the structure of the work, and still allowing for some individual moments of improvisational expression. The album also features a smaller combo work – the really lovely "Nonaah Trio", which features Dana Reason on piano, John C Savage on flute, and Catherine Lee D Mus on oboe – all at a level that's a bit like some of Mitchell's unusual 80s material. "8-8-88" is performed on a Yamaha Kisklavier, and is essentially a solo piece – and the CD version also features a version of Mitchell's "Cutouts For Woodwind Quintet". CD
Also available Distant Radio Transmission – Also Nonaah Trio & 8-8-88 ... LP 12.99

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✨✧ Phil RanelinPhil Ranelin Collected 2003 to 2019 ... CD
Wide Hive, 2000s/2010s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
An incredible late-life chapter from trombonist Phil Ranelin – a musician who first flourished on the Detroit scene of the 70s, as part of the Tribe Records underground in that city – and one who dropped off the radar of most folks until a huge revival in the past two decades, spurred on by new interest in his classic recordings! Ranelin got a chance to work elsewhere during this stretch, but his greatest champions may well have been the Wide Hive label – who not only gave Phil new access to the studio, and exposure to a much wider audience than before – but also allowed him to create in some of the larger ensemble modes that were always his strongest suit! The music here is pulled from Ranelin's albums for Wide Hive, but also includes a few new tracks too – and musicians include Pharoah Sanders on tenor, Zane Musa on alto and tenor, Kamasi Washington on tenor, Roger Glenn on vibes, Danny Grissett on piano, Nate Morgan on piano, Henry Franklin on bass, Calvin Keys on guitar, Big Black on congas, and Donald Bailey on drums. Titles include "Living A New Day", "Blue Bossa", "Moorish", "In Search Of The One", "This One's For Trane", "Freddie's Groove", "Full Moon", "Spiritual Vibrations", "How Do We End All This Madness", "Fantasy Vibrations", "Black On The Nu", "A Tear In Elmina", "Close Encounters", "Shades Of Dolphy", and "Perseverance 2019". CD

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✨✧ Phil RanelinPhil Ranelin Collected 2003 to 2019 (3LP set) ... LP
Wide Hive, 2000s/2010s. New Copy 3LP ... Out Of Stock
An incredible late-life chapter from trombonist Phil Ranelin – a musician who first flourished on the Detroit scene of the 70s, as part of the Tribe Records underground in that city – and one who dropped off the radar of most folks until a huge revival in the past two decades, spurred on by new interest in his classic recordings! Ranelin got a chance to work elsewhere during this stretch, but his greatest champions may well have been the Wide Hive label – who not only gave Phil new access to the studio, and exposure to a much wider audience than before – but also allowed him to create in some of the larger ensemble modes that were always his strongest suit! The music here is pulled from Ranelin's albums for Wide Hive, but also includes a few new tracks too – and musicians include Pharoah Sanders on tenor, Zane Musa on alto and tenor, Kamasi Washington on tenor, Roger Glenn on vibes, Danny Grissett on piano, Nate Morgan on piano, Henry Franklin on bass, Calvin Keys on guitar, Big Black on congas, and Donald Bailey on drums. Titles include "Living A New Day", "Blue Bossa", "Moorish", "In Search Of The One", "This One's For Trane", "Freddie's Groove", "Full Moon", "Spiritual Vibrations", "How Do We End All This Madness", "Fantasy Vibrations", "Black On The Nu", "A Tear In Elmina", "Close Encounters", "Shades Of Dolphy", and "Perseverance 2019". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbered set!)

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✨✧ Throttle Elevator Music with Kamasi WashingtonThrottle Elevator Music IV ... LP
Wide Hive, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The best album so far from Throttle Elevator music – thanks to some fantastic saxophone from Kamasai Washington! The group was always pretty good before – but this time around, they really rise above their past – and also have Washington handling all the arrangements on the record, which gives them a spiritual sound we never would have expected! Core group members include Gregory Howe and Matt Montgomery on guitars and piano, Mike Hughes on drums, and Erik Jekabson on flugelhorn and trumpet – but the presence of Washington is what really seals the deal, on tracks that include "Gibraltar Road", "We Can Work With That", "Sweet Spot", "No One To Vote For", "Boeske Trail", and "Throwing The Switch". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Throttle Elevator Music feat Kamasi WashingtonRetrorespective ... CD
Wide Hive, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Not a retrospective of the music of Throttle Elevator Music – as you might mistake from the title – but instead a fresh new album that features the group working tremendously with the mighty Kamasai Washington! Washington isn't just a guest, but a key member of the group – and he really helps to push forward that deepening sound they've developed since their first release – a huge evolution that only gets better when Kamasai's on board. Washington plays tenor on the record, and contributes songs and arrangements – and some of the vibe of the set is maybe a small combo take on territory he explored on The Epic album – proud and righteous, with a very uplifting spirit. Other group members include Erik Jekabson on flugelhorn and trumpet, Ava Mendoza on guitar, Matt Mongtomery on bass and piano, and Thomas McCree on drums – and producer Gregory Howe also contributes songs and arrangements. Titles include "Flux & Solder", "Liminality", "Playing The Alleyway", "February Drift", "Subtract Limited", and "Rapid Rotation". CD
 
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✨✧ Raymond Scott with Dorothy Collins & Mel TormeJingle Workshop – Midcentury Musical Miniatures 1951 to 1965 (2019 Black Friday Release) ... CD
Modern Harmonic, 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really cool side of work from the enigmatic Raymond Scott – the legendary midcentury figure who did a wealth of creative work in jazz, soundtrack, and electronic music fields! Turns out, Scott also recorded a heck of a lot of commercials in his studio – all in ways that embrace all the many modes that Raymond did so well – a good number of which also feature lead vocals from his wife Dorothy Collins – a great recording star in her own right! The songs here are all pretty darn short – usually just a minute or less – but the set features a whopping 82 numbers in all, and is a fantastic representation of this lost side of the Raymond Scott legacy – all packaged beautifully with plenty of notes, and sound quality strong enough to move this material way past the demo archive status. Includes ads and jingles for a wide variety of products – from Hamm's Beer, to RCA TV, Gold Medal Flower, Teryton Cigarettes, Krystal Hamburgers, Sprite soda, Revlon Hair Spray, and other big products for the 50s homemaker! Also includes a few rare jingles sung by Mel Torme, too. CD
(Limited to 350 copies – in a hardbound style book!)
 
 
 



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