This was the second of Joe Newman's three dates he led under the Swingville banner. For this session he was in the very fine company of Frank Foster (tenor sax), Tommy Flanagan (piano), Eddie Jones (bass) and Bill English (drums). Recorded 10 months after the excellent JIVE AT FIVE album (also for Swingville), and with Flanagan and Jones returnees, this album is just as good as its predecessor. Frank Foster's forceful, mainly middle-register playing is very effective, and Tommy Flanagan is as good as ever. Only one tune, MO-LASSES, which is a blues a bit too overloaded with funk, is not up the the high level of the other tracks. A solid date.
”Phronesis is my attempt to create a small musical unit with equally strong emphasis on each member/instrument in the group. Writing for this group I’ve tried to keep things relatively simple harmonically in order to open up for an exploration of what can sometimes feel like endless rhythmic possibilities. The music on the album is melodic and groove based and often plays around with repetition in order to emphasise and dramatize change when and if it finally occurs. Inspired by a world heritage of rhythms and sounds found in African, Cuban, Brazillian, Middle Eastern, Eastern European folk and traditional music, Phronesis strive to create original and meditative soundscapes fusing these rhythms with lyrical and atmospheric contributions from the respective members of the group.
Compiled by DJ Zea, Time Loop: Beyond Borders was originally released in 2010 on Sentimony Records. Focusing on the downtempo end of the psychedelic spectrum, this compilation features a wide assortment of dazzling tunes from artists located all over the world. Take a journey into hidden universes, feel the freshness of alien atmospheres, take a walk in the most mystical of forests, and dive deep into oceans of sound.
Green Delay is the hotly anticipated new album (2009) by bassist Jasper Høiby's stunning piano trio, Phronesis. Phronesis made a splash in 2007 with its debut release, Organic Warfare . Now, Green Delay sees Høiby return to mine the same rich seam of plush melodies and seductive grooves, revealing a maturity and emotional depth beyond his 31 years. Although officially the second release by Phronesis, Green Delay was recorded by a brand new line-up with Høiby and drummer Anton Eger, now joined by the dazzling young British pianist Ivo Neame. Together, they create music that will delight fans of Esbjorn Svensson Trio, the Avishai Cohen Trio and Keith Jarrett and the ice cool sound of ECM records.
Harry Nilsson spent almost all of his rich, idiosyncratic, sometimes maddening career at RCA Records, releasing his bravura debut, Pandemonium Shadow Show, in 1967 and fading into the sunset with 1977's Knnillssonn. During those ten years, he released 14 albums and left behind a bunch of stray tracks, almost all of which are gathered on Legacy's massive and wonderful 2013 box The RCA Albums Collection…