May 30, 2019 Playlist #1103

Buried deep in my stacks of vinyl is a 1964 recording by English singer Cleo Laine with her exploration of the works of William Shakespeare, but Duke Ellington’s “Such Sweet Thunder” preceded that and remains one of the most popular works with old Willie and  jazz. (There’s a Canadian connection too. Ellington and the band were performing in Stratford Ontario at the same time as the 1956 Stratford Festival. Duke was inspired and decided his next project would be a tribute to Shakespeare’s works. And he came back to Stratford the next year to perform it.)

So to present day, and we find French guitarist, Marc Ducret, with a major project based on Lady MacBeth’s soliloquy from Act V of “MacBeth”. Funny, I don’t remember feeling very musical while studying that part of “MacBeth” in high school or college English. Who knew? Ducret’s work, which has been performed all over Europe is one of the feature recordings this episode. Another comes from the very unique ensemble, Anti-Rubber Brain Factory, also from France. Leader/bassist Yoram Rosilio drew upon his first exposure to the mariachi bands of Mexico while visiting that country to form the basis of another great eclectic and killin’ release by ARBF.

Several new albums from saxphonists hit this show: Tori Freestone from England, Nick Mazzarella from Chicago, Caroline Davis from Brooklyn, and Anders Lønne Grønseth from Norway all debut new music.  Plenty more great stuff, as always.

00:00 Matthias Spillmann Trio * Live at The Bird’s Eye Jazz Club – Clean Feed * Peace * Germany
06:24 Host speaks
08:27 Tori Freestone Trio * El Mar De Nubes – Whirlwind * Hiding Jekyl * Grt Britain
16:45 Parnizcky Quartet * Bartok Electrified – BMC * Nagy szekundok (Major Seconds) * Hungary
22:55 Federico Ughi * Transoceanico – 577 Records * Transoceanico * USA
28:10 Host speaks
29:54 Marc Ducret * Lady M – Ayler * Scene 1 A Desert Place * France
32:52 Marc Ducret * Lady M – Ayler * Lady M * France
37:42 Marc Ducret * Lady M – Ayler * Weird Part 1 * France
38:52 William Tatge * General Cargo – Self-released * Illegal Machines * USA
46:46 Verbruggen – Fernandes Quartet * Chasing Penguins – Rat Records * Free Penguins * Belgium
52:27 Host speaks
53:30 Tomasz Stanko Quartet * Matka Joanna – ECM * Monastery In The Dark * Poland
59:07 Hans Ludemann’s TransEuropeExpress * Polyjazz – BMC * Enge Bewegung (Narrow Movement) * Germany
1:08:25 Host speaks
1:10:07 Sameer Gupta * A Circle Has No Beginning – Self-released * Crows At Sunset (intro) * USA
1:12:24 Sameer Gupta * A Circle Has No Beginning – Self-released * Crows At Sunset * USA
1:18:39 Nick Mazzarella Trio * Counterbalance – Astral Spirits * Phonetic * USA
1:25:59 Host speaks
1:27:31 Nick Mazzarella Trio * Counterbalance – Astral Spirits * Headway * USA
1:38:21 Georg Ruby Trio * Village Zone – Jazzhausmusik * Nachtaktiv * Germany
1:44:18 Art Ensemble Of Chicago * We Are On The Edge – Pi * Fanfare and Bell * USA
1:50:59 Host speaks
1:52:03 New York Free Quartet * In Between Gigs…Can You Dig? – Fourth Stream * 24/8 Aren’t We All * USA
1:58:02 Sean Moran * Sun Tiger – Skirl * Big Shoes * USA
2:06:14 Host speaks
2:08:40 Anti-Rubber Brain Factory * Ensueños Burlescos Peligrosos y Misticos de Tierras Mexicanas – Le Fondeur De Son * One Shot o’ Mescal Para El Señor Eric Dolphy * France
2:13:56 Anti- Rubber Brain Factory * Ensueños Burlescos Peligrosos y Misticos de Tierras Mexicanas – Le Fondeur De Son * Family Afternoon * France
2:21:39 Mick Rossi & Peter Hess * Cut The Red Wire – Diskonife * Protoprotozoa * USA
2:28:44 Host speaks
2:29:59 Anne Mette Iversen’s Ternion Quartet * Invincible Nimbus – BJU * Ionian Steps * Germany
2:38:08 Caroline Davis * Alula – New Amsterdam * Scapulars * USA
2:43:00 Hank Roberts, Marc Ducret & Jim Black * Green – Winter & Winter * In The 60s * USA
2:47:50 Host speaks
2:49:51 Anders Lønne Grønseth & Multiverse * Theory Of Anything – Pling * Modal Realism * Norway

 

 

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