World of Jazz 130


  1. The Mandala Octet – La Spada Di San Galgano – La Spada Di San Galgano (Accurate Records 1991)
  2. Tom Varner – Search For Sanity – Long Night Big Day (New World 1985)
  3. Cooper-Moore, Tom Abbs, Chad Taylor – The Fox – Triptych Myth (Hopscotch Records : 2004)
  4. Michael Bates – Machinery – Clockwise (Greenleaf : 2008)
  5. Miles Davis Quintet – Autumn Leaves – Live at the Oriental Theatre (1966)
  6. Azanyah – I Will Surely Come Again – The One (Jazzman Holy Grail
  7. Om – No Ho Sap Ningu – Om (Picap : 2011)
  8. Don Cherry,Lennart Aberg,Bobo Stenson,Anders Jormin,Anders Kjellberg,Okay Temiz – Fort Cherry – Dona Nostra (ECM : 1994)


  1. The Mandala Octet’s 1991 Accurate debut garnered heaps of radio with its hauntingly beautiful title track. Personnel: Tom Duprey, trumpet; Douglas Yates, alto sax; Matt Langley, tenor sax; Curtis Hasselbring, trombne ; Charlie Kohlhase, baritone sax; John Medeski, piano; John Leaman, bass; Matt Wilson, drums.
  2. Phil Haynes, drums; Lindsey Horner, bass ; Ed Jackson, alto saxophone;  Rich Rothenberg, tenor saxophone ; Tom Varner, French horn.
  3. Tom Abbs: bass; Cooper-Moore: piano, homemade instruments; Chad Taylor: drums.  Cooper-Moore, both as writer and pianist, offers a refreshing alternative to all those conventionally dazzling jazz pianists that keep coming out of the woodwork. He plays well, but deliberately avoids prettiness. Has anyone coined the term ‘punk jazz’ yet?
  4. Michael Bates: double bass; Russ Johnson: trumpet; Quinsin Nachoff: saxophone, clarinet; Jeff Davis: drums. Clockwise is the third offering from Canadian-born bassist Michael Bates’ ensemble Outside Sources. Charting impressive compositional growth since his previous album, A Fine Balance (Between the Lines, 2004), this session finds the Brooklyn-based composer leading his quartet through a dynamically varied program. Fueled by youthful verve, he deftly combines adventurous post-bop structures with the advanced compositional strategies of classical chamber music.
  5. Miles Davis – trumpet; Wayne Shorter – tenor saxophone ; Herbie Hancock – piano ; Richard Davis – bass ; Tony Williams – drums. This release contains a complete previously unissued concert by the 1966 Miles Davis Quintet. Recorded at the impressing Oriental Theatre in Portland shortly before it was demolished, it presents the only existing testimony of bassist Richard Davis playing with Miles. Among its many highlights are many great trumpet solos by Miles, including his only existing version of “Who Can I Turn To ?” a free jazzoriented So What, and a beautiful reading of My Funny Valentine.
  6. Bass – Mamaniji Azanyah ; Congas, Percussion – Kofi McDonald ; Drums – Eric Johnson , Otis Gould ; Guitar – Chaka; Piano – Vance Taylor ; Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Flute, Percussion – Immanuel Zechariah ; Vocals – Marva Shelton. A very spiritual voyage into the pan-African jazz fusion revolution music that marked and defined the career of many black artists during the 60’s, 70’s and on. Bassist Mamaniji Azanyah and saxophonist/flautist Immanuel Zechariah are leaders of Azanyah, a group that takes flight in the deep territory that Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Thelonious Monk, Tony Williams Max Roach, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Pharaoh Sanders among many more were taking the language of jazz and their African origins towards.
  7. Spanish Jazz Fusion/Rock band from Barcelona. Contrabass – Alfonso De Lucas ; Drums – Pedro Van Eeckout, Peter Hodgkinson ; Electric Bass – Manuel Elias ; Electric Guitar – Jordi Soler ; Flute – Romà Escales ; Piano – Jordi Sabatés.
  8. Don Cherry — trumpet ; Lennart Åberg — soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, alto flute ; Bobo Stenson — piano ; Anders Jormin — bass ; Anders Kjellberg — drums ; Okay Temiz — percussion. The album was Cherry’s last as a leader prior to his death in 1995.

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