Jazzwise May 2012 Issue CD Reviews List

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New Releases

Artist            Album                      Label

Alan Barnes        The Art Trip/ The Music Of Art Pepper    Woodville

Rez Abbasi’s Invocation Suno Suno                Enja        

Yazz Ahmed        Finding My Way Home        Suntara Records
Roy Assaf        Respect Vol 1              Jazz Legacy Productions  
Fini Bearman        Step Up                Feenz Beenz Records

Beats & Pieces     Big Band     Big Ideas    Ef pi                  

Bilbao Syndrome     I-VI                        Babel

Blink            Twice                        Babel

Yolanda Brown    April Showers, May Flowers        Blackgrape Records

Adam Cruz        Milestone                    Sunnyside

Carsten Dahl         Metamorphosis                Storyville Experience

Earth    Angles Of Darkness,                Southern Lord Demons Of Light II               

Roberto Fonseca    Yo                        Jazz Village

Dr John    Locked Down                    None such

Gannets    Transmissions of Not            Babel

Sunna Gunnlaugs    Long Pair Bond            Sunny Sky Records

Joel Harrison 7    Search                        Sunnyside

Garry Husband    Dirty & Beautiful Volume 2            Abstract Logix

JBBG- Jazz Big Graz    Urban Folktales                ACT

Bireli Lagrebe and     Best Moments                Dreyfus          Sylvain Luc

The Michael Landau Group                  Organic Instrumentals            Provogue  
Andrew Linham    Abandoned Silence                       www.andrewlinham.co.uk Quartet

Mike Longo Trio+2     To My Surprise            Consolidated Artists

Marcus Miller    Renaissance                Three Deuces

Phil Miller        Mind Over Matter            Crescent Discs           In Cahoots

Livio Minafra 4tet      Surprise!!!                Enja

Hedvig Mollestad    Shoot!                    Rune Grammofon Trio        

Jim Mullen Reunion    String Theory                Diving Duck Recordings Quartet                       
Orla Murphy        Wonderous Visions            Golden Records

Linda Oh        Initial Here                Greenleaf Music

Oltremare Quartet        Uncommon Nonsense        Babel

Dafnis Prieto    Si O Si Quartet Live at         Dafnison Music              Jazz Standard NYC       

Tom Rainey Trio    Camino Cielo Echo            Intakt

Hank Roberts    Everything Is Alive            Winter and Winter

Alfredo Rodriguez     Sounds Of Space            Mack Avenue Records

Claire Martin    Too Much in Love to Care        Linn

Esmond Selwyn     The Middle Half            Slam

Emma Smith    The Huntress                Frantic Jazz

Nick Sorensen and    The Journey Home            Improvising School     John Law

Martin Speake/    Two Not One                Pumpkin Records                  Colin Oxley

David Stapleton    Flight                    Edition Records

Ignasi Terraza Trio    Live at the Listening Room,        SWIT                        Bangkok.

Trio M            The Guest House            Yellowbird

Various Artists    The Jubilee Years:            ACT                        20 Magic Years

Caetano Veloso and     Live at Carnegie Hall            None such                               David Byrne

Krystle Warren &    Love Songs: A Time You May    Parlour Door Music       the Faculty        Embrace

Charlie Wood        Lush Life                Archer Records

New Releases Short Cuts

Artist            Album                      Label

Dimitry Baevsky    The Composers                Sharp Nine

Batist             Traumstoff                    Bauer Studios

Chloe Brisson        Blame It On My Youth            chloebrisson.com

Toufic Farroukh    Cinema Beyrouth                Enja

Friends & Neighbours         No Beat Policy                Ora Fonogram    

Richard Galliano    Piazzola Forever 20th Anniversary        Dreyfus   

Alex Goodman              Bridges                       Connection Point Records Quintet   

Martin Kershaw    The Howness                    EFJ Records

Guy Klucevsek    The Multiple Personality            Innova             Reunion Tour       

Led    The Ocean                    Kopasetic

Bill Mobley     Live at Smoke                Space Time Records

Sandra Nkake    Nothing For Granted                Jazz Village

John Raymond    Strength & Song                Strength & Song

James Ross    Chasing The Sun                Trinkie Records

Marc Rossi Group    Mantra Revealed                Nova

Jerome Sabbagh    Plugged In                    Bee Jazz  

Karolina Strassmayer    Joining Forces                Lilypad             /Drori Mondlak’s                                                        Klaro!
Aki Takase         New Blues                    Enja

The Michael Treni Big Band     Boy’s Night Out                            The Bell Production Company

Trondheim Jazz       Orchestra and Oyvind Braeke         Migrations        MNJ                                                           
Steve Tyrell        I’ll Take Romance                Concord

Randi Tytingvag    Let Go                        Ozella         Ensemble

Tytingvag Ensemble        Let Go Instrumentals         Ozella

Ullmann Dahlgren Thomas    Transatlantic Bassx3            Leo

Teemu Viinikainen Trio    NYT                Prophone Finnish Jazz

Dan Wilensky            Back In The Mix            Speechless
Reissues New

Artist            Album                      Label

Gary Burton        New Vibe Man in Town/Jazz Winds from a New Direction        American Jazz Classics                                   
John Coltrane        “Live” At The Village Vanguard    Essential Jazz Classics

Miles Davis        Someday My Prince Will Come    Essential Jazz Classics

Miles Davis        At Carnegie Hall    Essential Jazz Classics

Eric Dolphy/Booker Little Quintet     At The Five Spot    Essential Jazz Classics                                                 
Eric Dolphy Quartet    In Europe    Essential Jazz Classics

Duke Ellington    Such Sweet Thunder    Poll Winners

Duke Ellington    Black, Brown & Beige        Poll Winners

Bill Evans Trio    Explorations                Essential Jazz Classics

Bill Evans Trio    Sunday At The Village Vanguard    Essential Jazz Classics

Bill Evans Trio    Waltz For Debby            Essential Jazz Classics

Gil Evans        Out Of The Cool            Poll Winners

Herb Geller and     Halle Opera House 2002        Hep                  Charlie Mariano

Jimmy Giuffre        Dragonfly/ Quasar / Liquid /  Black Saint and Dancers / Conversations with a Goose Soul Work                                
Coleman Hawkins    The Hawk Relaxes            Essential Jazz Classics

Headhunters        Survival Of The Fittest/From The Gate        RC2CD019    Straight
Ernie Henry        The Last Sessions            Fresh Sound

Ernie Henry         Presenting Ernie Henry with    Fresh Sound                 Kenny Dorham

Bille Holiday         Songs For Distingue Lovers/Body and Soul    Essential Jazz Classics       

Milt Jackson/Wes Montgomery     Bags Meets Wes!            Essential Jazz Classics

Ramsey Lewis     Funky Serenity/ Salongo        R2CD019

Abbey Lincoln    Straightahead                American Jazz Classics

Carmen McRae    Carmen McRae Sings Lover Man And Other Holiday Classics        Essential Jazz Classics

Wynton Marsalis     The Music Of America        Sony Masterworks Jazz

Charles Mingus    Jazzical Moods            Poll Winners

Modern Jazz  Quartet       Live At The Montreux Jazz Festival         Pablo Live                       

Mark Murphy        Rah/Hip Parade            American Jazz Classics

Oliver Nelson        Blues And The Abstract Truth    American Jazz Classics

Mike Osborne Trio    The Birmingham Jazz Concert    Cadillac   

Oscar Peteson Trio    Very Tall    American Jazz Classics With Milt Jackson

Don Pullen         Capricorn Rising/ Healing Force    / Warriors/ Milano Strut/ The Magic Triangle/ Evidence Of Things Unseen/ The Sixth Sense  CAM BXS 1017   

Juma Sultan’s Aboriginal Music Society         Father Of Origin             Eremite                                                        
Cecil Taylor        The Complete Nat Hentoff        Solar                   

Cecil Taylor        The World of Cecil Taylor        American Jazz Classics

World Saxophone    Quartet     The Complete Remastered Recordings in Black Saint/Soul Note        BXS 1016   

Short Cuts Reissues

Artist            Album                      Label

Louis Armstrong/     The Great Summit            Essential Jazz Classics Duke Ellington

Count Basie        One O’Clock Jump            Fresh Sound

Count Basie        April In Paris                Phoenix

Merrit Brunies    Complete Recordings 1924-6    Jazz Oracle

Cliff Edwards        The Charm Of Cliff “Ukulele Ike”    Upbeat

Duke Ellington    Piano In The Foreground        Essential Jazz Classics

Red Garland/Ray Bryant         Alone / Blues and Ballads        Fresh Sound                   

Sir Roland Hanna    Solo Piano                Storyville

Etta James         Time After Time/ Mystery Lady    Retroworld

Etta James         Love’s Been Rough On Me/Life Love and the Blues        Retroworld                           

Stan Kenton With Kenton      Back To Balboa/ Rendezvous     Solar                           

Jeanne Lee/Ran Blake        The Newest Sound Around        Solar                        

Jelly Roll Morton     Rarities                Jazz Oracle

Kid Ory        Song of the Wanderer/        Upbeat     Dance With Ory

Kid Ory        Live at the Club Hangover        Acrobat   

Tony Perkins        Tony Perkins/ On A Rainy        Jackpot        Afternoon   

Oscar Peterson    The Sound Of The Trio        Essential Jazz Classics

Oscar Peterson    Put On A Happy Face/Something Warm        Essential Jazz Classics       

Gene Quill        The Tiger: Portrait of a Great Alto Player    Fresh Sound                   

Al Smith/ Mildred     Hear My Blues/ Person to Person    Fresh Sound          Anderson with Eddie                                          Lockjaw Davis

Sister Rosetta     The One The Only Queen Of Hot Gospel    Upbeat                 Tharpe                   

Various Artists        History of New Orleans Rhythm and Blues: Jazz & Blues Creole    Rhythm and Blues               


Jazzwise April 2012 Issue CD Reviews List

CDs reviewed in April 2012 issue

New Releases

Eric Alexander & Vincent Herring
Friendly Fire
HighNote HCD 7232 | ****

Hubro CD2510 | ***

Anderskov Accident
Full Circle
ILK178 | ****

Matt Baker
MBCD 004  | ***

Eraldo Bernocchi, Harold Budd, Robin Guthrie
Winter Garden
RareNoise Records  | ***

Piero Bittolo Bon And His Original Pigneto Stompers
Musica Acustica
Long Song LSRCD 12o/2011     | **

Cuneiform Rune 335 | **

Tore Brunborg/Kirsti Huke
Scent of Soil
Hubro CD 2513 | ****

Bushman’s Revenge
A Little Bit of Big Bonanza
Rune Grammofon RCD 2123 | ***

The Claudia Quintet + 1
What is the Beautiful?
Cuneiform Rune 327 | ****

Chick Corea /Eddie Gomez /Paul Motian
Further Explorations
Concord Jazz CJA3336402 | ***

Andrew Cyrille and Haitian Fascination
Route Des Freres
TUM CD02  | ****

Dead Cat Bounce
Chance Episodes
Cuneiform Rune 323 | ***

EST 301
ACT 9029-2 | ****

FAB Trio
History Of Jazz In Reverse
TUM CD 028 | ***

Full Blast And Friends
Sketches And Ballads
Trost TR107 | ***

Larry Goldings
In My Room
Challenge Records CR73322  | ***

Yuri Goloubev
Titanic for a Bike
Caligola 2145 | ****

Billy Hart
All Our Reasons
ECM 2248 | ****

Gerry Hemingway and Marilyn Crispell
Intakt CD 177  | ****

Indigo Kid
Indigo Kid
Babel | ****

Anders Jormin
Ad Lucem
ECM 2786145 | ***

Kenny Garrett
Seeds From The Underground
Mack Avenue MAC1063  | ****

Get The Blessing
Naim 170 | ****

Mário Laginha / Julian Argüelles  / Helge Norbakken
20 Anos de Jazz no Parque
Serralves | ****

Lighthouse Trio
ACT | ****

David Linx, Rhoda Scott, André Ceccarelli
Rock My Boat
Naïve NJ621311 | ***

Tania Maria
Naïve NJ621711 | ***

Brad Mehldau Trio
Nonesuch 529689 | ***

Joyce Moreno
Rio de Janeiro
Far Out Recordings FARO163CD | ****

In Case The World Changes Its Mind Live
Indirecto Records IR13  | ***

Opus 5
Introducing Opus 5
Criss Cross Jazz 1339 CD | ***

Ivo Perelman/Joe Morris/Gerald Cleaver
Family Ties
Leo CDLR 630 | ***

Walking Dark
Edition EDN1031 | ****

Verneri Pohjola Quartet with Aki Rissanen
Ancient History
ACT 9517-2 | ****   

Edward Ricart Quartet
SLAM 529 | ***

Rodrigo y Gabriela
Area 52
Rubyworks RWXCD100P | ****

Wallace Roney
HighNote HCD 7218 | ****

São Paulo Underground
Três Cabeças Loucuras
Cuneiform Rune 325 | ***

Ronnie Scott’s All Stars
Jazz Classics
Ronnie Scott’s Records RSR 001 | ***

Theo Trio
Theo Trio
South West Music School SWMS004  | ***

Jens Thomas
Speed of Grace
ACT 9509-2 | **

Steve Turre
Woody’s Delight
HighNote 7228 | ****

Warren Vaché
Ballads and Other Cautionary Tales
Arbors ARCD 19340 | ***

Larry Vuckovich
Somethin’ Special
Tetrachord Music 686  | ***

Bugge Wesseltoft
Jazzland 279 173-3  | ****

Kenny Wheeler Big Band
The Long Waiting
CamJazz CAMJ7848-2  | ****


Chet Baker
At The Salt Peanuts Club, Cologne 1981
Domino Records 891217 | ***

The Blue Notes
Before The Wind Changes
Ogun OGCD037 | ****

Dave Brubeck Quartet With Carmen McRae
Tonight Only!
American Jazz Classics 99027 | ***

Steve Colson And The Unity Troupe
Universal Sound US CD40 | ****

John Coltrane
Coltrane Plays The Blues
Essential Jazz Classics EJC55523 | ***

Miles Davis
The Complete Recordings 1945-1960
Membran/Proper 233448  (34 CDs) | ***

Miles Davis
Unissued At Birdland 1952-59
Essential Jazz Classics RLR88666 | ***

Bob Downes Open Music
New York Suite
Openian BDOM 91011 | ***

Duke Ellington
The Treasury Shows Vol.15
Storyville 903 9015 (2 CDs) | ***

Duke Ellington
At The Crystal Gardens 1952 
Hep CD92/93 (2 CDs)  | ***

Fania Allstars
Live At the Cheetah
Strut Records 088 (2 CDs and DVD)  | ****

Stan Getz
Stan Getz In Halen
Riverside RRCD 139 | **

Jimmy Giuffre Quartet
Live In 1960
Phoenix 131536 | ****

Johnny Hammond
Wild Horses Rock Steady
Sony Jazz Masterworks 943802 | **

John Handy Quintet And Quartet
In The Vernacular/No Coast Jazz
Fresh Sounds FSR-CD 647 | ****

Antonio Carlos Jobim
Original Album Series
Rhino/Warner Brothers 8122797706 | ***

Lloyd McNeil Quartet
Washington Suite
Universal Sound US CD39 | ****

Wes Montgomery
Poll Winner Records PWR2728 | ****

Lee Morgan and Wynton Kelly
Dizzy Atmosphere
Specialty OJCCD 1762-2  | ***

Michael Nyman Band
Michael Nyman
MN MNRCD  | ***

Sonny Rollins Trio
Live In Europe 1959
Solar 4569910 (3 CDs)  | ****

Heiner Stadler
Brains on Fire
Labor Records LAB 7069 | ***

Billy Taylor Trio
With Candido
Prestige OJCCD-015-2 | ***

Various artists
The Big Blast:100 Classic Big Bands
Properbox 165 | ****

Various Artists
Spiritual Jazz: Esoteric, modal and deep European jazz 1960-78
Jazzman JMANCD 046 | ****

Michael White
Spirit Dance/Pneuma
Impulse! 06025 2780958 | ****

Short Cuts – New releases
Duck Baker Trio Amnesia in Trastevere
Les Cousins     | ***

Jon Balke Batagraf  Say and Play ECM | ***

Theo Bleckmann Hello Earth!
Winter & Winter | ***

Carolina Chocolate Drops
Leaving Eden Nonesuch | **

Heather Cairncross At Last
BearPaw Music | **

Francois Carrier In Motion Leo | ***

Cinque  Catch a Corner Alma | *

Dave and Don Grusin One Night Only!
CARE Music Group | *

Carolyn Hume/Katja Cruz Light And Shade Leo  | **

Imperial Tiger Orchestra Mercato
Mental Groove | ***

Jezebel Sextet  Lift it Up!
Sookie Records | ***

Mats/Morgan Band Live
Cuneiform | ***

Ola Onabule Seven Shades Darker
Rugged Ram Records | ***

Parallax Krutthuset Pling | **

Tournesol  Tournesol
Kelsey Records | ***

Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra
Tito Puente Masterworks Live!!!
Jazzheads | ***

Quantic & Alice Russell
Look Around The Corner
Tru Thoughts | ***

Barry Romberg’s Random Access
World Creativity / Unplugged Live
Romhog | ** / **

Irène Schweizer
To Whom it May Concern
Intakt | ***   

Bob Sheppard
Close Your Eyes
Challenge | ***

E Simon S Colley C Penn
A Master’s Diary
CamJazz | ***

Gary Smulyan
Smul’s Paradise
Capri | ***
Ex-Woody Herman/Dave Holland baritone sax specialist in combination with an organ trio here plays consummate straightahead.

Bram Stadhouders/Sidsel Endresen/Jim Black
Bell Time
IDGR | ***

Steve Tromans/JJ Wheeler
Blue Room
Mongrel Records | **

The Wee Trio
Ashes to Ashes
Bionic Records | *

Short Cuts Reissues

Count Basie Chairman of the Board
Essential Jazz Classics | ****

Sidney Bechet Petite Fleur
Phoenix | **

Bob Brookmeyer Street Swingers
Phoenix | ***

Dave Brubeck At Newport 1956 and 1959 Phoenix | ***

Teddy Edwards / Howard McGhee
Together Again
American Jazz Classics | ***

Duke Ellington Treasury Shows Vol. 15 DETS | ***

Don Ellis
New Ideas
Poll Winners | ***

Tony Fruscella / Brew Moore
1954 Unissued Atlantic Session
Fresh Sound | ***

Stéphane Grappelli Plays Jerome Kern Just a Memory | **

Toni Harper With the Oscar Peterson Quartet Fresh Sound | ***

Hampton Hawes All Night Session 1-3 Phoenix | ***

Coleman Hawkins and Tommy Flanagan All Stars / At Ease / Night Hawk Fresh Sound  | ***

Milt Jackson / Monty Alexander
Soul Fusion Pablo/OJC | ***

Steve Lacy and Don Cherry
Evidence Poll Winners | ***

Les McCann 
The Shout Fresh Sound  | ***
The Truth Fresh Sound | ***

Carmen McRae After Glow / Mad About The Man Phoenix | ***

Wes, Buddy and Monk Montgomery
Montgomeryland Sessions / Plus Horns and Strings Fresh Sound | ***

Oscar Peterson Plays the Jimmy McHugh Songbook Solar | ***

Bill Potts The Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess Fresh Sound | ***

Max Roach Plus Four Quiet as it’s Kept / Parisian Sketches
Essential Jazz Classics | ***

Charlie Rouse  / Julius Watkins
Complete Jazz Modes Sessions
Solar | ***

Zoot Sims / Bob Brookmeyer
Stretching Out Phoenix | ***

Various Artists Down Beat Jazz Concert Fresh Sound | **
This 1958 New York Town Hall concert has a great array of talent, occasionally given the chance to shine, amid Manny

Dinah Washington The Swingin’ Miss D Phoenix | ****

EST – 301 ★★★★

ACT 9029-2
Esbjörn Svensson (p), Dan Berglund (b), and Magnus Öström (d). Rec. 2007

Is this some of the finest moments from EST? Quite probably the verdict visited by posterity will be yes, as they reveal a side of themselves never before heard on record. The seven performances on this album were recorded during some downtime during their tour of Australia in 2007. The idea was to go into the recording studio and just play, a risky venture for any jazz group. But this band had been performing together for so long that they had the knack of making even spontaneously conceived material sound as if it was instead the result of assiduous rehearsal and careful preparation.

Yet the revelation is perhaps not the high level of interaction the group achieve (those who saw the band live may recall it had become an aspect of their performance either as an improvised introduction or to segue between numbers), but in the playing of Svensson himself. Here his virtuosity is less masked, his playing unbuttoned in a way that he had never hitherto revealed in concert or recording studio. Pieces like the dynamic ‘Three Falling Free Part II’ or the thoughtful ‘Inner City, City Lights’ show the pianist in a fresh light, and serve to underline what an absolutely huge loss at the peak of his powers this young man was to jazz.

– Stuart Nicholson

Kenny Garrett – Seeds From The Underground ★★★★

Kenny Garrett (as,ss,p), Benito Gonzalez (p), Nat Reeves (b), Ronald Bruner (d), Rudy Bird (perc), and Nedelka Prescod (v). Rec. date not stated

A jazz journalist’s lot is a happy one, being sent all these fab CDs to listen to, but when a Garrett release comes along, boy, do you know you’re in the presence of The Princely One. Even at his most prosaic Garrett maintains a range of tone, an emotional verve, a lust for life and rhythmic control that beggars belief. This is not Garrett’s ‘best’, whatever that means: the genius of Chris Dave is absent (Standard of Language) (although Bruner is formidable) while there’s not the intensity of Trilogy or Pursuance. Instead this is a deeply personal album for Garrett, with each track summoning the spirit of a character who has influenced him.

So the opening ‘Boogety Boogety’ is a rollocking song of joy for his dad, ‘J.Mac’ is a scintillating post-bop tribute to Jackie McLean and ‘Ballad Jarrett’ is just that, a lyrical trip for you know who. But the most moving song is the profound blues of ‘Detroit’ played for Marcus Belgrave and Garrett’s hometown. There’s nothing ‘post modern’ about Garrett: everything’s straight from his heart to yours. Life’s too short for irony or flash. Why use complex forms if they get in the way of the love. This is unadorned, classic acoustic jazz from a master on top of his game, backed by a core trio who know him well and play their best to get the best from him. Avoid all toads: buy this.

– Andy Robson

Miles Davis – Unissued At Birdland 1952-59 ★★★

Essential Jazz Classics RLR88666 | Miles Davis (t), Cannonball Adderley (as), John Coltrane, Bobby Jaspar (ts), Don Elliott (vbs, mellophone), Chuck Wayne (g), Wynton Kelly, Tommy Flanagan, Beryl Booker (p), Paul Chambers, Clyde Lombardi (b), Jimmy Cobb, and Connie Kay (d). Rec. 26 April 1952, October 1957, 7 August 1959 and 25 August 1959

Soon after Birdland opened its doors in December 1949, radio station WJZ began broadcasting nightly live and direct from the Broadway club’s bandstand. Meanwhile, out there in the dark, dedicated amateur recordists captured these early morning government sponsored airshots on all manner of (often primitive) equipment. As a result, audio quality often left much to be desired. Whether these recordings are, as the sleeve proclaims, previously unissued is open to debate when taking into account the current proliferation of unofficial releases. The main point of interest here is that the surprisingly well recorded versions of both ‘The Theme’ and ‘So What’ were performed one fateful night (August 25 1959) just prior to racist members of New York’s ‘finest’ savagely attacking Miles who was taking a breather between sets on the sidewalk outside the club.

So this places these two majestic performances in context while an equally forceful version of ‘So What’ taped on August 7 during the first Playboy Jazz Festival at the Chicago Stadium captures the sextet reduced to a five-piece (Coltrane’s replacement, Jimmy Heath, couldn’t make the gig as he was on police parole), so Cannonball stepped up to the plate to file one of his most electrifying live performances. Had the remaining material featuring Bobby Jaspar or Miles sitting in with Beryl Booker been of listenable quality then it would have garnered a higher rating.

– Roy Carr

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