Whenever problems arise, it’s always helpful to remember that we’re not alone. On his new album,Everybody Gets the Blues, pianist Eric Reed draws strength from his mentors and heroes, the celebrated and the unsung, in order to face down struggles both personal and global. The album finds Reed reaching back into his roots in the church to find a singular way forward.
Beautiful large form work from Roscoe Mitchell – the famous saxophonist working here as a composer/conductor, but on music that's based on earlier improvisations created by his trio! The large ensemble has a really compelling blend of instruments mixed occasionally with baritone voice, and used with all those sonic sensitivities that have always made Mitchell's music far more than jazz, and even far more than improvised jazz.
This book compiles more than 150 Francis Wolff photos of jazz stars, most of which are published here for the very first time. It also includes a special introduction by renowned music historian and jazz critic Ashley Kahn.
This fascinating unissued concert finds Gordon at the Subway jazz club in Köln, Germany, on September 11, 1973, playing along Irv Rochlin on piano, Henk Haverhoek on bass, and Tony Inzalaco on drums. This edition contains a 16-page booklet with rare photographs, and special essays by famed jazz producer Michael Cuscuna and by Dexter s widow, Maxine Gordon.
Complete previously unissued quintet performance by the great Woody Shaw recorded live at the Foyer Stadttheater, in Basel, Switzerland, on January 16, 1980. This outstanding concert features Shaw in the company of Carter Jefferson, Larry Willis, Stafford James, and Victor Lewis. This set contains a 16-page booklet with rare photographs, and special essays by famed jazz producer Michael Cuscuna and by Shaw's son Woody Shaw III.
Resonance Records proudly announces the issue of "Evans in England", a vibrant, previously unreleased set of recordings featuring music by lyrical piano master Bill Evans with bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Marty Morell captured during an engagement at Ronnie Scott’s celebrated jazz club in December 1969.
Marc Copland is a modern jazz pianist, composer, and recording artist whose nickname "the Piano Whisperer" was earned by his rich harmonic technique and crystalline sound. He was born Marc Cohen in Philadelphia in 1948. His early musical studies were on the alto saxophone with Joe Allard. He also studied composition under Romeo Cascarino and Meyer Kupferman. By the early '60s, while still a teen, he became an integral part of Philly's jazz scene. Copland moved to New York in 1966 to attend Columbia University. He studied music theory, composition, and improvisation under various instructors including pianist Lennie Tristano. He graduated with a B.A. in music in 1970.
hatOLOGY has been the main label for Swiss imprint HatHut since 1997. The label is used for new recordings and reissues, often expanded, of music from the early HatHut catalogue. Focused on Free Jazz and related improvised music, hatOLOGY catalogue includes releases by Steve Lacy, Anthony Braxton, and Cecil Taylor, among others. HatHut Records was founded in 1974 by Werner X. Uehlinger to document the work of saxophonist Joe McPhee. Almost 50 years later, the label has grown into a premier documenter of new jazz, avant-garde, classical and improvised music with over 300 titles in its catalogue, including releases by the aforementioned artists, as well as groundbreaking works by John Cage and Morton Feldman.
The music on this album could be called ’a prelude to a love affair’. Why? Because it was the great tenor saxophonist Ben Webster’s first encounter with the country and city he decided to spend the rest of his life in, living, playing and loving. It was also his first day on the continent after a successful time in London, mostly at Ronnie Scotts famous club.