World of Jazz – 27th September 2012

The featured album this week is the brand new release from Fontanelle.

Portland’s FONTANELLE formed in 1998 by guitarist Rex Ritter and keyboardist Andy Brown, after the dissolution of their previous band Jessamine. After the gap of nearly 10 years since their last release, FONTANELLE return with a brand new album entitled Vitamin F which will be released on Southern Lord in the UK on 5th November.

For this brand new recording, FONTANELLE has been trying to transport themselves back in time to 1973 into Patrick Gleeson’s Different Fur Trading Company Studio. Through the studio expertise of Randall Dunn (sunn 0))), Black Mountain, Wolves in the Throne Room), it sounds like they made it!

Rex Ritter’s tour of duty with sunn 0))) during FONTANELLE’s hiatus seems to have irreparably changed his DNA, as well as the entire band’s. Adding an amazing array of horn players, many of whom were heard on the most recent sunn 0))) LP Monoliths & Dimensions, FONTANELLE have fortified their jazz vocabulary and have conjured a burly fusion approach that has been dubbed “White Magus” – a sound sure to appeal to fans of Miles Davis (circa 1969-74), Tortoise and The Mahavishnu Orchestra.
On Vitamin F – the full FONTANELLE lineup including Rex Ritter, Andy Brown, Mat Morgan, Borg Norm, Brian Foote and Paul Dickow – guest contributions from Gentry Densley (Eagle Twin), Steve Moore (Earth, sunn 0))), Hans Teuber, Eric Walton (Skerik), Jef Brown (Jackie-O MF) and Dave Carter add to the mix of influences culminating in this forty-three minute adventure. The fluidity of these enhanced and intricate arrangements as created by this dynamic force of musicians sounds absolutely effortless. Vitamin F is a masterpiece of fuzzed out funk, and a tour de force in improvisation.

You can stream the show here…..

Tracklist:

1 Fontanelle Ataxia Vitamin F
2 Parliament Night of the Thumpasaurus People Mothership Connection
3 Lee Morgan Party Time The Procastinator
4 Fontanelle Watermelon Hands Vitamin F
5 Charles Mingus AdagIo Ma Non Troppo Let My Children Hear Music
6 Matana Roberts Thrills The Chicago Project
7 Fontanelle Vitamin F Vitamin F
8 Stanley Turrentine My Ship Jubilee Shout!
9 Miles Davis Jean Pierre We Want Miles
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Music Diary #26 – 26th January 2012 – World of Jazz Radio Show

As I shall be spending most of the day running around like a mad person and will be out when the show goes out – yes I can be in two places at the same time there is not a great deal to report as I have been otherwise engaged in preparation for the first Salford City Radio Music Night at the Kings Arms, Salford.

So the line up for this weeks jazz show revolves around a tribute to Etta James……with a bit of support from Dionne and Aretha doing Burt Bacharach and in between some classic jazz cuts…..listen in here

Etta James I’d Rather Go Blind The Best of Etta James
Jimmy Hamilton Blues in My Music Room Sweet But Hot
Etta James Security Tell Mama : The Complete Muscle Shoals Sessions
Bobby Watson Watson’s Blues Appointment in Milano
Dionne Warwick Walk On By The Burt Bacharach Collection
Charles Mingus Blue Cee The Clown
Etta James Don’t Cry Baby The Best of Etta James
John Coltrane Trane’s Slo Blues Lush Life
Etta James Tough Lover Single
Milt Jackson I remember Clifford Bag’s Opus
Etta James At Last The Best of Etta James
Aretha Franklin I Say A Little Prayer The Burt Bacharach Collection
Etta James Tell Mamma Tell Mama : The Complete Muscle Shoals Sessions

World of Jazz – Another Blue Note Special

Another selection of Blue Note Classics

  1. Charles Mingus – Alice’s Wonderland
  2. Grachan Monchur III – Monk in Wonderland
  3. Lee Morgan – The Sidewinder
  4. Joe Henderson -Serenity
  5. Sonny Rollins -All the things you are
  6. Sonny Clark – News for Lulu
  7. Lou Donaldson – Dewey Square
Listen on the link below

 

world of jazz #49

The usual mixed bag of jazz gorgeousness from around the world with some hard bop, blues, african, free , serialism, prog-jazz, funk, cool improv and a piece of Mingus magic.

Horace Silver – The Cape Verdean Blues – The Cape Verdean Blues

David Murray and the Gwo-Ka Masters featuring Taj Mahal – Africa – The Devil Tried to Kill Me

Nina Simone – Backlash Blues – Nuff Said

Yazzbot Mazzut – Golem Bambucha – W Pustyni W Pusczy

Nik Bartsch Ronin – Modul 32 (edi) – Stoa

John McLaughlin – Binky’s Beam – Extrapolation

Allessandro Bottura – Black Lady – Morning Grooves

Lee Konitz, Steve Swalllow, Paul Motian – Come Rain or Come Shine – Three Guys

Charles Mingus – Original Faubus Fables -The Complete Candid Recordings of Charles Mingus