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Emerson String Qt – Bach Fugues (DG)

Transcriptions of JS Bach fugues from Emanuel Alloys Forester (+ one from Mozart) for a very modern sounding string quartet. Works for me.

Tetsu Inoue and Carlos Vivanco – Zenith (FAX)
Robert Musso Transonic – Downstream Illusion (FAX)
Pete Namlook and Tetsu Inoue – 2350 Broadway (FAX)

Pete Namlook passed away a few weeks ago, so I’m digging in a little, I haven’t listened to FAX in years. There’s a lot of favorites in my collection, but I haven’t heard anything new in ten years.

Led Zeppelin – Celebration Day (Swan Song)

Son of original member John Bonham, Jason is his own man on drums …but doesn’t swing as hard as Dad. He even sounds lost at times. Too bad they weren’t tighter for this show.

Kenny Wheeler – A Long Time Ago (ECM)

Subtitled “Music for Brass Ensemble and Soloists”, this brass section sounds awesome…Wheeler on flugelhorn with four trumpets and five trombones.

Julian Bream – In Concerto (Alto)
John Williams – Iberia (Sony)
Bach – Four Suites for Orchestra, arr. Brizilian Gtr Qt (Delos)
Ravel – Complete Music for Piano Solo, Werner Hass (Philips)

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Some of the things I’ve been listening to.

Kraftwerk – Autobahn
David S Ware memorial broadcast on http://wkcr.org
Evan Parker & Urs Lemgruber – Twine (Clean Feed)
Frank Lowe – Black Beings (ESP)
Ike Quebec – Blue & Sentimental (Blue Note)
Oregon – Family Tree (CamJazz)
Elliott Carter Memorial Broadcast on http://WKCR.org
Ornette Coleman – In All Languages (Harmolodic/Verve)
Anthony Braxton – Six Monk’s Compositions (1987) (Black Saint)
Lee Koonitz/Bill Frisell – Enfants Terribles (Half Note Records)
Larry Young – Mother Ship (Blue Note)
Bill Frisell – East West (Nonesuch)
Bill Frisell – Rambler (ECM)
Bill Frisell – …..In Line (ECM)
Cecil Taylor – Dark to Themselves (Enja)
Stephen Scott – New Music For Bowed Piano (New Albion)
Panthalassa: The Music of Miles Davis 1969–1974 (Sony)
Miles Davis – Big Fun (CBS)
Miles Davis – On The Corner (CBS)
Ralph Towner – Diary (ECM)
Ralph Towner – Time Line (ECM)
David S Ware – Renunciation (AUM Fidelity)
David S Ware – Live in the World (Thirsty Ear)
James Ilgenfritz – Compositions (Braxton) 2011
Pete Namlook and Tetsu Inoue – 62 Eulengasse (FAX)
Tetsu Inoue and Jonah Sharpe – Electro Harmonix (FAX)
Brian Eno – Lux (Warp)
Travis and Fripp – Follow (Panegyric)
John Williams – Bach: the Four Lute Suites (Sony)
Steve Lacy – the Forest and the Zoo (ESP)
David Liebman – Redemption, Quest Live in Europe (hatology)
Paul Hindemith – String Quartets 1 (Naxos)

A new release, I’m very interested. Eberhard Weber had a stroke a few years ago, I’m glad something new is getting released:

Eberhard Weber played hundreds of concerts in his time as a member of the Jan Garbarek Group, and each of them included an extended feature for the bassist alone, often effectively a spontaneous composition rather than a ‘bass solo’ in strict jazz sense. For “Résumé” Weber has returned to recordings of these solo sequences and reworked them into an album with its own sense of flow. The unique sound of Eberhard’s customised electric bass is heard here mostly in the context of his own keyboard settings and treatments, but also augmented by the saxophones and overtone flute of Jan Garbarek (on three tracks) and by the percussion of Michael DiPasqua. Based on live recordings made between 1990 and 2007 at locations from Karlsruhe to Santiago, the album was mixed in the South of France by Weber, Manfred Eicher, Michael DiPasqua and Gérard de Haro in 2011.

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