ESP DISK

This 2012, newly transfered and remastered version is by far the best sounding CD version of this album! Marzette Watts was much better known as a painter, but he was a fine musician and this was the 2nd of only 2 albums he released. It has a great...

"Recorded live in 1974 at Coltrane drummer Rashied Ali's Studio 77 - Ali's Alley upon Wright's triumphant return from an extended European sojourn, this previously unreleased date features Wright paying tribute to his mentor Albert Ayler on his...

Megumi Yonezawa - piano
Masa Kamaguchi - bass
Ken Kobayashi - drums

"Japanese musicians Megumi Yonezawa, Masa Kamaguchi, and Ken Kobayashi present Boundary. The pianist and drummer live in New York City and often collaborate; the bassist lives in Madrid but comes to New York City twice a year for a month each time. The producer heard them at Manhattan jazz bar Tomi Jazz and immediately booked a session to capture their magic before Masa Kamaguchi left town. Megumi Yonezawa, from Hokkaido.

"Drawing from the traditions of Sun Ra, the Art Ensemble of Chicago as well as Miles Davis in his '60s and '70s electric period, multi-instrumentalists Steve Rush (fender rhodes, moog, bells, recorder, slide whistle, euphonium, maraca, ocarina...

"For his debut as a leader, drummer James Zitro leads a couple of lengthy blowouts ("Freeken" and "Happy Pretty"), plus the dense "Fourth." With altoist Allan Praskin, tenor saxophonist Bert Wilson, trumpeter Warren Gale, pianist Michael Cohen and...

Gabriel Zucker - piano, compositions
Tyshawn Sorey – drums
Adam O'Farrill – trumpet
Eric Trudel - saxophone

“A suite inspired by Rachel Kushner's novel The Flamethrowers (2013), Weighting is a spacious mix of composition and improvisation, frequently intimate -- sometimes consisting of just intertwined sax and trumpet lines -- but occasionally punctuated with rowdy outbursts or densely-woven passages.
Gabriel Zucker’s work combines maximalist compositions with the progressive..

"he latest release from polymath and musical maximalist Gabriel Zucker is a sprawling and ambitious achievement that defies categorization, featuring complex mixed-meter jazz, virtuosic chamber music, electronic soundscapes, and indie art rock -- performed with emotion and urgency by Zucker's virtuoso large ensemble The Delegation. Written primarily between 2015 and 2018, during several stints Zucker spent living and performing in England and throughout Europe, the record reckons with time, and with the...