August has arrived, and with it, some excellent new recordings that I immediately placed on my potential favourites of 2020. One comes from the trio of saxophonist Jason Robinson, bassist Bruno Räberg & drummer Bob Weiner. The “Urgency Of Now” has all the ingredients for a most memorable recording. Another album that I think is very special is a powerhouse session by L.A. trumpeter Dan Rosenboom and his quintet. “Points On An Infinite Line” comes with power, sass, energy and statement. Admittedly I don’t play a lot of big band recordings on this show, but I could not pass up saxophonist Andrew D’Angelo’s DNA Orchestra. Wow! He stretches the concept of a big band on this recording. Other noteworthy debuts this week come from a Norwegian group called Barrage which definitely takes no prisoners, and the Chicago group Stirrup augmented by another of Fred Lonberg-Holm’s groups, the Lightbox Orchestra. Best you don’t pass up this show!
00:00 Stirrup + 6 * The Avondale Addition – Cuneiform * Insen For Yonsei * USA 07:31 Host speaks 10:08 Andrew D’Angelo’s DNA Orchestra * DNA Orchestra – Self-released * Big Butt * USA 17:20 Andrew D’Angelo’s DNA Orchestra * DNA Orchestra – Self-released * Mee Nem Sa * USA 30:01 Pauli Lyytinen’s Magnetia Orkestri * Hypnosis – Eclipse Music * Polynesian Prayer * Finland 35:14 Host speaks 35:53 Barrage * The Was And Is To Come – Self-released * Moriarty * Norway 42:09 Barrage * The Was And Is To Come – Self-released * The Was * Norway 50:35 Host speaks 51:45 Henry Threadgill * Too Much Sugar For A Dime – Axiom * In Touch * USA 1:00:28 Christophe Monniot * Une Nouvelle Terre – Le Triton * Aunt Hagar Blues * France 1:06:56 Host speaks 1:08:20 Michael Gregory Jackson * Change: A Suite For Nelson Mandela – Golden * Change * USA 1:28:17 Mircea Tiberian Trio * Raphäel – Self-released * Raphäel * Romania 1:33:04 Host speaks 1:34:14 Samuel Blaser Quartet * Live At Cornelia Street Café – Blaser Music * Pascalio * Germany 1:44:28 Stanley J. Zappa * Muster Point – We Jazz * Muster Point IV * Canada 1:51:18 Host speaks 1:52:46 Dan Rosenboom Quartet * Points On An Infinite Line – Orenda * Momentum * USA 2:00:26 Lisa Ullén, Joe Williamson & Erik Carlsson * Slow Dance – Self-released * Jello * Sweden 2:06:15 Host speaks 2:08:05 Jason Robinson, Bruno Räberg & Bob Weiner * The Urgency Of Now – Creative Nation * Remembering Brother Lateef * USA 2:19:22 Jason Robinson, Bruno Räberg & Bob Weiner * The Urgency Of Now – Creative Nation * The Urgency Of Now * USA 2:25:50 Rez Abbasi * Django-Shift – Whirlwind * Anniversary Song * USA 2:33:10 Host speaks 2:34:33 Thumbscrew * The Anthony Braxton Project – CuneiformComposition #35USA 2:42:10 Stirrup + 6 * The Avondale Addition -Cuneiform * Floating MemoryUSA 2:50:37 Host speaks 2:52:01 Luis Nubiola * Ten Plagues – Self-released *The B&W Pathfinders *Poland