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Meet the Mancunian trumpeter, composer, and leader who is leaving his mark on the contemporary spiritual and modal jazz scene.
Data Lords is an expansive and brilliantly realized project, presenting two starkly contrasting views of the digital and natural world and whatever your own take on that is, the music is compelling. Schneider’s writing is remarkable; the performance she conjures with the orchestra in places is quite extraordinary.
The American jazz pianist and composer, is considered to be one of the most original and prolific jazz musicians to emerge during the late 20th century. He was also a noted classical pianist. His career started with Art Blakey, Charles Lloyd and Miles Davis. Since the early 1970s he has enjoyed a great deal of success in both classical music and jazz, as a group leader and a solo performer. His improvisation technique combines not only jazz, but also other forms of music, especially classical, gospel, blues, and various ethnic-folk musics. Jarrett, whose recent announcement that he suffered two debilitating strokes in 2018 casts severe doubt on the likelihood of his performing again—is already on record as saying that he now considers his last album, Budapest Concert, the “gold standard” among his solo live albums.
Independent free jazz and improvised music label from Lithuania founded by Valerij Anosov, Danas Mikailionis and the multi-reeds player and composer Liudas Mockunas. Active since 2008, NoBusiness was named Best Record Label in 2009 by All About Jazz and in 2011 by New York City Jazz Record magazine. The label sees itself as a completely non-commercial company: all profits are invested in future publications or the performance of concerts. With a top notch rooster including such luminaries as Alexander von Schlippenbach, Aki Takase, Mats Gustafsson, Jemeel Moondoc, Barry Guy, Julius Hemphill, William Hooker, Joëlle Léandre, Joe McPhee, Jemeel Moondoc, William Parker, Sunny Murray or Sam Rivers, among others, its goal is “delivering to listeners an experience of what we consider the `true art of music´.”
Together, Spirits Rejoice and Bells encapsulate a four month period where long-gestating ideas of Ayler's were birthed, helping to usher in a conception of music unlike virtually anything else extant, paving the way for his own adventures of the next several years and, perhaps more importantly, providing an extremely fertile bed for a generation or two of musicians to come.