World of Jazz Podcast 47

This time around cuts from the new releases from Dave Holland, and  John Abercrombie , a selection from previous recordings from the two leaders plus a nod towards close colleague Ralph Towner who has a new album out in a couple weeks. Plus an  example of all three of them working together on Kenny Wheeler’s classic “Deer Wan” album. To conclude another cut from Deer Wan and a track from drummer Joey Baron who appears on the Abercrombie tracks.

  1. Dave Holland – The Watcher
  2. John Abercrombie – LST
  3. Kenny Wheeler – 3/4 In The Afternoon
  4. Dave Holland – See Saw
  5. John Abercrombie – Out of Towner
  6. Ralph Towner & Paulo Fresu – Zephyr
  7. Kenny Wheeler – Deer Wan
  8. Joey Baron – Contact

As usual the show can be streamed from Mixcloud

  1. Prism (2013) – Holland on the bass with guitarist Kevin Eubanks, pianist/Rhodes keyboardist Craig Taborn, and drummer Eric Harland.
  2. 39 Steps (2013) – Abercrombie is the guitarist, the pianist is Marc Copland, the bassist Drew Gress, and the drummer Joey Baron

  3.  Deer Wan (1977) – Wheeler with Jan Garbarek (on tenor and soprano),John Abercrombie,Dave Holland, drummer Jack DeJohnette and on this track Ralph Towner,

  4. Conference of the Birds (1972) – Hollands debut as a leader with Anthony Braxton, Sam Rivers, and Barry Altschul on the drums.
  5. Wait Till You See Her (2009) Abercrombie with Mark Feldman, Thomas Morgan and Joey Baron.
  6. Chiaroscuro (2010) – Towner with Italian Trumpeter Fresu.
  7. as 3. this time without Towner
  8. We’ll Soon Find Out (2000) Baron with the dream team of Bill Frisell (guitar), Ron Carter (bass), and Arthur Blythe (alto sax.
John Abercrombie
John Abercrombie
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World of Jazz – 6th January 2010

The usual mix of jazz from around the world including:

The Jadid Ensemble – a “world music” band from Manchester who manage to meld flamenco with Turkish and Arabic music with a smidgen of jazz to create a relaxed and compelling sound.

Paulo Fresu – a handful of tunes featuring Paulo’s work with Ralph Towner, Carla Bley and Enrico Rava.  This italian trumpeter builds on Miles Davis’s sound from the 1950s and he has been extremely productive with over 130 albums in his discography.

Ahmad Jamal – a great player who did not achieve much commercial recognition – an innovator and minimalist who Miles Davis (him again!) counted as one his main influencers.

Horace Tapscott  – another great writer who did not make it onto the main jazz stage – highly regarded by his peers.

Johnny Dyani – a great bass player and composer whose music combines  South African folk heritage with Ornette Coleman’s free bop and elements of avant-garde jazz.

Don Grolnick – a subtle and rather underrated pianist throughout his career, but his flexibility and talents were well known to his fellow musicians.

Roland Kirk – some might argue he is the most exciting saxophone soloist in jazz history,  a post-modernist before that phrase even existed. A master at  mixing and matching elements from jazz  history, with memorable results.