For this entry in Dave Brubeck's series of Time albums, his Quartet with altoist Paul Desmond performs "Elementals" with an orchestra and plays five briefer originals including four that have unusual time signatures; "World's Fair" is in 13/4 time.
Beginning with the first notes of Too Much through to the last notes of its reprise, this midsummer show from Atlanta, GA brings some heat. The 2004 Summer Tour saw the live debut of Sugar Will, Joyride, Crazy Easy, Good Good Time and Hello Again played alongside proven fan favorites and rarities. From Captain to Crush, founding member LeRoi Moore’s playing is nothing short of amazing as the band delivers one of its finer sets.
Bassist Dave Holland leads one of his most stimulating groups on this superlative quintet date. With the young Steve Coleman on alto and flute, trumpet great Kenny Wheeler, trombonist Julian Priester, and drummer Steve Ellington in the band, Holland had a particularly creative group of musicians in which to interpret and stretch out his six originals; Coleman also contributed one composition. This set, which has plenty of variety in moods, tone, colors, and styles, is one of Holland's better recordings.
"Static" is Dave Kerzner's follow up studio solo album to his acclaimed debut "New World". It's a progressive rock concept album and a "rock opera" about the distractions, chaos and clutter in everyday life and about navigating past this "static interference" in our heads toward clarity and happiness. The album features Kerzner on vocals, keyboards and guitars and he is joined by top musicians including Steve Hackett (Genesis), Fernando Perdomo (Jakob Dylan), Derek Cintron (DC3), Nick D'Virgilio (Big Big Train, Spocks Beard), Randy McStine (The Fringe), Matt Dorsey (Sound of Contact), Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd), Alex Cromarty (Mostly Autumn), Stuart Fletcher (Sea Horses), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) and more…