September 26, 2019 #1119

A new release of anything Miles Davis-related is bound to attract attention, so expect to hear and read much about “Rubberband”, the 1985 project which was Miles’ first for Warner Brothers after he had suddenly left Columbia Records. It was an album that Miles intended to head in a different direction, more funk and soul with singers like Al Jarreau and Chaka Khan. Miles was pleased with the results but Warner’s head of jazz, Tommy Lipuma, said no. The attention then shifted to recording “Tutu”. Those masters sat until 2017 when the Miles Davis Estate reclaimed the music and with much added production completed the project.

Also new this episode: great stuff from drummer Dan Weiss’ “Utica Box” with a second bassist added to the trio, tunes from some of Poland’s rising stars — KAMASZ (guitarist Marek Kadziela, bassist Jacek Mazukiewicz & drummer Krzysztof Szmanda), Kuba Wiecek Trio & Jerzy Maczynski), violist Mat Maneri, bassist Hilliard Greene and saxophonist Michael Eaton, heard last show with Tenor Triage.

And speaking of re-issues, French drummer Olivier Le Goas has made available a recording he did in 2005 with Drew Gress, Ralph Alessi and the now-late John Abercrombie. Can’t have too much Abercrombie, I say.

00:00 Miles Davis * Rubberband – Rhino * Maze * USA
04:03 Host speaks
06:49 Miles Davis * Rubberband – Rhino * Rubberband Of Life * USA
12:33 Andrew Munsey * High Tide – Birdland * Requite * USA
19:35 Whit Dickey * Peace Planet – Box Of Light – AUM Fidelity * Peace Planet * USA
29:36 Host speaks
30:37 Michael Eaton * Dialogical – Destiny * I And Thou * USA
43:04 Simon Nabatov Trio * Last Minute Theory – Clean Feed * Slow Move * Germany
50:45 Hilliard Greene * Spirituals – Unseen Rain * Couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray * USA
53:35 Host speaks
54:40 Caroline Davis & Rob Clearfield * Anthems – Sunnyside * Miss Ann * USA
58:27 Stephen Gauci & Cooper-Moore * Studio Sessions Vol. 1 – Gaucimusic * Improvisation # 2 * USA
1:06:06 Host speaks
1:07:09 KAMASZ * Eight Rocks From Grandma’s Box – Multikulti Project * Misjo * Poland
1:12:03 KAMASZ * Eight Rocks From Grandma’s Box – Multikulti Project * Grobracht * Poland
1:16:56 José Lencastre * Spirit In Spirit – Live At Zaal 100 – FMR * Walk In The City * Portugal
1:21:38 Host speaks
1:22:42 Kuba Wiecek Trio * Multitasking – Polish Jazz * Sugarboost * Poland
1:26:15 Kuba Wiecek Trio * Multitasking – Polish Jazz * Eden * Poland
1:32:43 Cristiano Calcagnile * Cherry On – Caligola * Cherry On * Italy
1:40:38 Mat Maneri * Dust – Sunnyside * Two HymnsvUSA
1:46:56 Host speaks
1:48:33 Scott Dubois Quartet * Banshee – Sunnyside * Old Man On A Platform * USA
1:57:50 Jerzy Maczynski * Jerry And The Pelican System – WM Poland * Big Kraska * Poland
2:04:43 Host speaks
2:07:00 Dan Weiss Trio Plus 1 * Utica Crib – Sunnyside * Bonham * USA
2:22:49 Mirko Cisilino * Effetto Carsico – Auand * Uno * Italy
2:27:36 Earprint * Easy Listening – Endectomorph * Trump University * USA
2:31:40 Host speaks
2:33:11 Olivier Le Goas * The Gravitations Sessions – Self-released * Free #1 * France
2:40:30 Louis Moholo-Moholo * Four Blokes – Ogun * Something Gentle * Grt Britain
2:50:30 Host speaks
2:51:27 Stefan Aeby * Piano Solo – Intakt * Misty * Switzerland

 

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