soprano saxophone Archive
Phillip Johnston & the Coolerators – The Adventures of Prince Achmed and Diggin’ Bones – Asynchronous
Organ jazz and a jazz soundtrack with a difference.
A welcome reissue of pianist Ron Blake’s iconic album about and for film noir.
The family that plays together…is well worth hearing.
All the delightful elements of Afro-Cuban jazz are on full display with this assertive offering from a stellar band.
LACY – Steve Lacy: Quartet, Quintet, Sextet, Octet – Steve Lacy, soprano sax; Misha Mengelberg, piano; Kent Carter, bass; Irène Aebi, vocals; Oliver Johnson, drums, et al. – Black Saint/Soul Note Records [Disc List follows] – 10-CD set
Before buying this set, you should know: it comes with one caveat.
A veteran crew supplies a soul-jazz effort which brims over with the blues.
A jazz journey which stretches from social unrest to personal growth; and from present-day conflict to hopeful future.
The Choral Sea: New music for soprano saxophone and piano = GABRIEL JACKSON: The Choral Sea; GRAHAM FITKIN: Gate; Glass; NIKKI ILES: Alma Venus; MARK-ANTHONY TURNAGE: Two Memorials; GAVIN BRYARS: Allegrasco – Sue McKenzie, sax/ Ingrid Sawers, p. – Delphian
Marvelous playing by two consummate artists, and the compositions are terrific.
Straight-ahead jazz done right.
Wellstone Conspiracy: no politics or paranoia, just pointedly prominent Pacific Northwest jazz.