"So, listen closely, and savor the sounds: you are in the hands of a master soul traveler!"
Steve Swell (trombone), Jemeel Moondoc (alto saxophone), Dave Burrell (piano), William Parker (double bass), Gerald Cleaver (drums).

Swell Steve (trombone)
Jemeel Moondoc (alto saxophone)
William Parker (double bass)
Hamid Drake (drums)

"The melodies capture the imagination with a complex beauty that hooks into the inner being of soulfulness."

Steve Swell: trombone
Jemeel Moondoc: alto saxophone
Dave Burrell: piano
William Parker: double bass
Gerald Cleaver: drums
special guest
Leena Conquest: vocal

“Second album of these five incredible musicians; with two Swell’s poems magnificently sung by guest Leena Conquest.”

Orrin Evans: piano
Eric Revis: double bass
Nasheet Waits: drums
special guests
Oliver Lake: alto saxophone
Marc Ducret: guitar

"Violently, this album begins violently, it's unavoidable, even though the music itself can never be as violent as the subject matter it evokes, it creates the similar effect Frantz Fanon aimed at in “The Wretched of the Earth”...
...Introducing pianist Orrin Evans is recalling he studied with Kenny Barron, amongst others, before playing with a

"Another great, large ensemble work by Rob Mazurek, of Exploding Star Orchestra, São Paulo Underground and so much more. "Avant-garde and in the tradition of large ensemble jazz; this great album is the proof that they are not incompatible."

Joëlle Léandre: double bass
Myra Melford: piano
Nicole Mitchell: flute, alto flute, piccolo

“In any case, these are three strong personalities, determined to face “in concert” the dangers of the musical forest. These dangers, it turns out, lie less within the forest itself than in the reactions of the protagonists facing the surprises and traps of the unknown that they have invented. These reactions can only be good. Creative, if you prefer. For these ladies, also known as Myra Melford...

Myra Melford-piano
Joelle Leandre-double bass
Nicole Mitchell-flute, alto flute, piccolo
"How fierce should a musical tiger trio be? The three produce unique, affirmative music that demands no qualifiers!"

Steve Swell: trombone
Jemeel Moondoc: alto saxophone
William Parker: double bass
Hamid Drake: drums

“As welcome as it is to have this treasure trove of previously unheard music from this masterful quartet, Fire From the Road also serves as a powerful tribute to the band’s late saxophonist, Jemeel Moondoc, who passed away in August 2021 from complications of sickle cell anemia.
The three-disc set compiles three hours of music captured in 2004 and 2005 at concerts in Houston and...