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KENNY WHEELER ENSEMBLE :: CONSOLATION, feat. Norma Winstone, 9:17

Consolation is the 5th part of canadian jazz trumpeter/composer Kenny Wheeler’s piece, The Sweet Time Suite.  The piece premiered as Disc 1 of Wheeler’s 1990 album, Music For Large & Small Ensembles, released by ECM records.

  • Kenny Wheeler – Trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Norma Winstone – vocals
  • Evan Parker – Soprano & Tenor saxophone
  • Ray Warleigh – Alto saxophone
  • Stan Sulzmann – Tenor saxophone, Flute
  • Duncan Lamont – Tenor saxophone
  • Julian Arguelles – Baritone saxophone
  • Derek Watkins – Trumpet
  • Alan Downey – Trumpet
  • Ian Hamer – Trumpet
  • Dave Horler – Trombone
  • Chris Pyne – Trombone
  • Paul Rutherford – Trombone
  • Hugh Fraser – Trombone
  • John Taylor – Piano
  • John Abercrombie – Guitar
  • Dave Holland – Bass
  • Peter Erskine – drums
  • Barbara Wojirsch – Cover Art
  • Jan Erik Kongshaug – Engineer

DON CHERRY & ORGANIC MUSIC THEATRE :: Live in Italy, RAI Studios, 1976. 41 min.

Don Cherry, pocket-trumpet, flute
Douss’ngouni, vocals
Giampiero Pramaggiore, guitar, flute, vocals
Nana Vasconcelos, berimbau, percussion, vocals
Moki Cherry, vocals, tamboura

BUD POWELL: a time-lapse of a life via song performances

 

 

Bud Powell is remembered as the father of modern jazz piano. Breaking away from the popular style of stride piano, Bud innovated new techniques and a new sound which melded with the bebop that Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie had invented; he approached the piano in almost the same way that Charlie Parker did the alto saxophone. Continue reading BUD POWELL: a time-lapse of a life via song performances

Wadada Leo Smith :: “Martin Luther King, Jr.”, from the album Ten Freedom Summers

On May 5, 2012, Jazz trumpeter and visionary composer Wadada Leo Smith released Ten Freedom Summers, a large-scale work 34 years in the making, comprising a four-disc box set.  The monumental 5-hour work is Smith’s meditation on the civil-rights movement and other related topics and is organized as 19 fully developed suites for various music ensemble configurations. Continue reading Wadada Leo Smith :: “Martin Luther King, Jr.”, from the album Ten Freedom Summers