September 2010 – New releases

Michael Formanek
The Rub and Spare Change

Tim Berne alto saxophone
Craig Taborn piano
Michael Formanek double-bass
Gerald Cleaver drums

Twenty Three Neo
The Rub And Spare Change
Inside The Box
Jack’s Last Call
Tonal Suite
Too Big To Fail

Recorded June 2009

ECM 2167

Where to buy:
ecm records

A Note from ECM:

ECM debut for Michael Formanek, whose formidable bass has propelled groups from the Mingus Big Band to Tim Berne’s Bloodcount and has backed artists as diverse as Chet Baker and Elvis Costello. A bandleader and composer in his own right, he is heard here with some highly-talented colleagues in an outgoing programme of his own pieces, whose unorthodox constructions set up strong solos and fiery group interaction.

Promotional video from ECM:

Trio X
Live On Tour 2008

Label CIMP

Joe McPhee (flugelhorn, trumpet, tenor and soprano saxophones)
Dominic Duval (bass)
Jay Rosen (drums)

CD 1: Colgate University
CD 2: Ann Arbor, MI
CD 3: Champaign, IL
CD 4: Waukee and Davenport, IA
CD 5: University of Bowling Green (OH) and Hamilton College (NY) Recorded October 14 – 21, 2008

CIMP OL 5015-19

Note from Downtown Music Gallery:

Featuring Joe McPhee on flugel & trumpet, tenor & soprano sax, Dominic Duval on bass and Jay Rosen on drums. Trio X have been together since 1997 and have some ten single discs as well as a 10-CD set on this the same CIMPoL label. I am a longtime fan of this trio and savor each & every release & gig. I am currently working my way through this five CD set from their 2008 tour in New York State, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana & Ohio. Their sets are completely organic, flowing effortlessly through freer terrain and handful of standards like “Motherless Child”, “Old Man River” and “People Get Ready”. The sound quality is consistently strong and the performances ever-engaging. All three members of this wonderful trio get a chance to stretch out and solo and each musician takes advantage of the opportunity. “Motherless Child” is a particularly poignant song to cover and a great choice to do more than once on this tour. Time to get up and switch to another great disc. As I write this (9/15/10) Trio X are leaving for yet another CIMP sponsored tour. Some of you will be experiencing them this week. Lucky for you there is nothing quite like checking them out in person. In the meantime, you can purchase one of these momentous 5 CD sets. – Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery

Where to buy:
downtown music gallery

Theater Tilters

Label Jazzland

Bass – Ingebrigt Håker Flaten
Drums – Paal Nilssen-Love
Piano – Håvard Wiik
Recorded By, Mixed By, Mastered By – Thomas Hukkelberg
Saxophone [Tenor, Baritone], Clarinet – Fredrik Ljungkvist
Trumpet – Magnus Broo

Disc: 1
1. Green Mill Tilter
2. Andersonville
3. Fissures
4. Murmansk
5. Bop About

Disc: 2
1. Roma
2. Sanguine
3. Edit
4. Barylite
5. Two Boxes

Where to buy:

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