Pendulum is a three disk live set from ’79, nice to hear them tackle Well You Needn’t by Monk. More interesting is the Richie Bierach and David Liebman set. Disk one, Lookout Farm from ’76 sounds dated. Disk two is a great duet and disk three, 1988/1991 live shows from Quest smoke. Liebman is almost always a joy.
Jon Hassell -– Last night the moon came dropping its clothes in the street (ECM)
Previously reviewed for DMG. This is still a very exciting recording for me, it’s a shame that Hassell doesn’t record more, but he’s getting on in years…someone should throw a lot of money at him and maybe the legend will give new material a serious thought. Please.
Mal Waldron/Steve Lacy – Sempre Amore (Soul Note)
Steve Lacy/Mal Waldrom – CommunIque (Soul Note)
Steve Lacy Trio – the Window (Soul Note)
Totally digging it, Steve Lacys soprano tone is much earthier than those that came later like Coltrane, Shorter and Liebman. I like how he digs into the low range.
Billy Hart – All Our Reasons (ECM)
Just checking it out.
Wim van Dullemen, piano – Gurdjieff’s Music for the Movements (Channel Crossings)
Keith Jarrett – Gurdjieff, Sacred Hymns (ECM)
Vintage, quiet, dusty old music…but I like it. Robert Fripp’s very public interest in Gurdjieff moved me to buy a few books 32 years ago, then I later heard some of the Jarrett album on WNYC’s New Sounds.
McCoy Tyner – Time for Tyner (Blue Note)
McCoy Tyner – Today and Tomorrow (Blue Note)