The first ever complete release of the 1968, ‘69 and ’70 sessions.Newly mastered from analogue Rudy Van Gelder tapes.
Two excellent inaugural releases for the Canadian based label Reel to Reel with previously unreleased music from two jazz legends. Available now!!.
First official release of previously-unissued Eric Dolphy studio recordings in over 30 years, including 85-minutes never before released!
This 30-year-old concert tape captures Michel Petrucciani during his first flush of success, after his first recordings for Blue Note, with bassist Gary Peacock and legendary bop drummer Roy Haynes.
Eric Dolphy was a true original with his own distinctive styles on alto, flute, and bass clarinet. His music fell into the "avant-garde" category yet he did not discard chordal improvisation altogether (although the relationship of his notes to the chords was often pretty abstract). While most of the other "free jazz" players sounded very serious in their playing, Dolphy's solos often came across as ecstatic and exuberant. His improvisations utilized very wide intervals, a variety of nonmusical speechlike sounds, and its own logic. Although the alto was his main axe, Dolphy was the first flutist to move beyond bop (influencing James Newton) and he largely introduced the bass clarinet to jazz as a solo instrument. He was also one of the first (after Coleman Hawkins) to record unaccompanied horn solos, preceding Anthony Braxton by five years.
Relative Pitch Records is a NYC based independent record label founded by Mike Panico and Kevin Reilly in 2011. RPR's roster mainly specializes in Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Jazz, Free Improvisation music from artists across the US. Notable artists who recorded for RPR include Greg Cohen, Joey Baron, Matthew Shipp, Vinny Golia, and many more talented musicians.
Solid Jackson Records presents a new CD by American tenor saxophonist Javon Jackson's Quartet. Although the opening title is Jerome Kern's well-known "I'm Old Fashioned", the rest of the program consists of lesser known original titles by other jazzmen such as Wayne Shorter's "Backstage Sally" or Cedar Walton's "Simple Pleasure" and "Holy Land", plus several original tunes by Javon himself. All in all, the quartet gives the album a wonderful continuity in sound and mood. Backing the leader are pianist Jeremy Manasia, bassist David Williams and drummer McClenty Hunter.