World of Jazz 151


  1. Intro : John Coltrane – Body and Soul – Coltrane’s Sound
  2. Get The Blessing – Carapace – Astronautilus
  3. Tom Rainey Trio – Briefly Lompoc – Hotel Grief
  4. Herb Robertson Brass Ensemble – Hallucinations – Shades of Bud Powell
  5. Bob Stewart – Metamorphosis – First Line
  6. Charles Tolliver and his All Stars – Household of Saud – Paper Man
  7. Jack DeJohnette – Jack In – Oneness
  8. Koichi Matsukaze Trio plus Toshiyuki Daitoku – Don’t Worry About Tenor Saxophone – Earth Mother
  9. Gunter Hampel and His Galaxie Dream Band – Starbrother Ruomi – Ruomi


  1. Get the Blessing (previously known as The Blessing) are a jazz rock quartet based in Bristol, England, active since 2000. They were formed when Jim Barr (bass) and Clive Deamer (drums), the rhythm section from the trip hop group Portishead, teamed up with Jake McMurchie (saxophone) and Pete Judge (trumpet) over their mutual appreciation of Ornette Coleman. To date, they have released five albums, their debut All is Yes won best album at the 2008 BBC Jazz Awards. Their most recent album, Astronautilus, was released in 2015.
  2. Thomas “Tom” Rainey (born 1957, Santa Barbara, California) is an American drummer. After attending Berklee College of Music he moved to New York in 1979. He has played with American jazz saxophonist and composer Tim Berne, and also with Nels Cline, Fred Hersch, Tony Malaby, Tom Varner, Drew Gress, Kenny Werner, Mark Helias, and Simon Nabatov. A prolific session musician, he has appeared on close to eighty recordings over a career spanning over 25 years. Hotel Grief is his latest recording on the Intakt Label,
  3. Clarence “Herb” Robertson (born February 21, 1951) is a jazz trumpeter and flugelhornist. He was born in New Jersey and attended the Berklee School of Music. He has recorded five solo albums for the JMT record label and also worked as a sideman for Tim Berne, Anthony Davis, Bobby Previte, David Sanborn, George Gruntz, Bill Frisell and Paul Motian, among others. Shades of Bud Powell is the third album by Robertson featuring compositions by Bud Powell which was recorded in 1988.
  4. Bob Stewart (born February 3, 1945 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota),is an American tuba player. Stewart has toured and recorded with such artists as Charles Mingus, Gil Evans, Carla Bley, Muhal Richard Abrams, David Murray, Taj Mahal, Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, Arthur Blythe, Freddie Hubbard, Don Cherry, Nicholas Payton, Wynton Marsalis, Charlie Haden, Lester Bowie, Bill Frisell and many others both in the United States, Europe and the Far East. First Line was his 1988 debut solo release.
  5. Charles Tolliver (born March 6, 1942) is an American jazz trumpeter and composer. He came to prominence in 1964, playing and recording on Jackie McLean’s Blue Note albums. In 1971, Tolliver and Stanley Cowell founded Strata-East Records, one of the pioneer artist-owned jazz record labels. Tolliver himself released many albums and collaborations on Strata. Following a long hiatus, he re-emerged in the late 2000s, releasing two albums arranged for big band. With Love was nominated in 2007 for a Grammy award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble. Paper Man is his debut album featuring Gary Bartz, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Joe Chambers recorded in 1968 and first released on the British Black Lion label as Charles Tolliver and His All Stars then later released on the Freedom label.
  6. Jack DeJohnette (born August 9, 1942)[1] is an American jazz drummer, pianist, and composer. An important figure of the fusion era of jazz, DeJohnette is one of the most influential jazz drummers of the 20th century, given his extensive work as leader and sideman for musicians including Freddie Hubbard, Keith Jarrett, John Abercrombie, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Joe Henderson, and John Scofield. He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2007. Oneness is an album with Michael Cain, Jerome Harris and Don Alias, recorded in 1997 and released on the ECM label.
  7. Modal jazz from Japan from 1978.
  8. Gunter Hampel (born 31 August 1937) is a German jazz vibraphonist, clarinettist, saxophonist, flautist, pianist and composer born in Göttingen, Germany, perhaps best known for his album The 8th of July 1969 that included fellow musicians Anthony Braxton, Willem Breuker and Jeanne Lee. Jeanne, now deceased, was Gunter’s wife. Hampel became dedicated to free jazz in the 1960s, developing his own record label (Birth Records), and worked with a variety of artists over the years, including John McLaughlin, Muruga Booker, Laurie Allan, Udo Lindenberg, Pierre Courbois and Perry Robinson. In the 1970s he also formed the Galaxie Dream Band. The featured album was released in 1974.

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