Derek Bailey – Explanation & Thanks (2005)

Recorded 2005, Barcelona, Spain. It’s a bit difficult to understand how, after more than four decades of playing guitar, Derek Bailey developed a debilitating case of carpal tunnel syndrome. It’s not like holding a pick was something new to him, but the condition (fortunately confined to his right hand) made it such that he was no longer able to hold a “plectrum.” This fact comes out … Continue reading Derek Bailey – Explanation & Thanks (2005)

David S. Ware Quartet – Freedom Suite I. (2002)

From the album Freedom Suite by David S. Ware Quartet. Recorded on July 13, 2002 at Systems Two Studio, Brooklyn. Composed by Sonny Rollins, arranged by David S. Ware. David S. Ware – tenor sax Matthew Shipp – piano William Parker – bass Guillermo E. Brown – drums Recorded by Jim Anderson Tracks on album: Freedom Suite Movement 1 / Interlude / Freedom Suite Movement … Continue reading David S. Ware Quartet – Freedom Suite I. (2002)

Brad Mehldau – Paris (2000)

Places is an album by American pianist and composer Brad Mehldau released on the Warner Bros. label in 2000. AllMusic awarded the album 4½ stars and in its review by Richard S. Ginell, stated “the album is about the constancy of his personality and musical language, taking all of your personal mental baggage with you wherever you travel. This is an important album, one that … Continue reading Brad Mehldau – Paris (2000)

Jens Winther Trio – In A Sentimental Mood (2000)

Amazing rendition of “In A Sentimental Mood” by Danish trumpeter Jens Winther, who sadly passed away 24 February 2011. The album “Standards” is highly recommended to anyone who likes excellent musical talent and superb playing. In other words if you’re into great jazz, buy it! Personnel: Jens Winther – Trumpet Lennart Ginman – Bass Søren Christensen – Drums Album: Standards (2000) Label: Stunt Records Continue reading Jens Winther Trio – In A Sentimental Mood (2000)

Ingrid Sertso / Karl Berger / Les Gammas – Discipline 100 (2001)

Composed by Karl Berger / Marc A. Frank / C. Jochen Helfert. From the album Compost 100 with Various Artists. Ingrid Sertso – Lead Vocals One of the coolest underground electronic music labels in the world celebrated its 100th release with a double-CD sampler of killer tracks at a wonderful price. What’s best is that since Compost is only trying to showcase its sound, not its catalogue, … Continue reading Ingrid Sertso / Karl Berger / Les Gammas – Discipline 100 (2001)

Derek Bailey – What Is It (2000)

Welcome to the strange and beautiful world of Derek Bailey, the late king of freely-improvised guitar. Bailey made a lot of recordings in various contexts: solo, duos, small ensembles and large groups. All are worth checking out. On 2000′s Mirakle he teamed up with Jamaaladeen Tacuma on bass and Calvin Weston on drums. Definitely a formidable pair. Mirakle was a good introduction to this style … Continue reading Derek Bailey – What Is It (2000)