A selection of CDs reviewed in JJ July 2011

MONTY ALEXANDER
UPLIFT
(2) Come Fly With Me; (1) One Mint Julep; Renewal; Sweet Georgia Brown; (2) I Just Can’t See For Lookin’; Django; (1) Body And Soul; Hope; Medley: (1) Home/Fungii Mama (63.00)
(1) Alexander (p); Hassan Shakur (b); Herlin Riley (d). Various concert halls around the globe, 2007-10.
(2) as (1): Frits Landesbergen (d) replaces Riley.
Jazz Legacy Productions JLP 1001012

DAVID BINNEY
GRAYLEN EPICENTER

All Of Time; Graylen Epicenter; Equality At Low Levels; Everglow; From This Far; Terrorists And Movie Stars; Same Stare, Different Thought; Home; Any Years Costume; Waking To Waves (73.50)
Binney (ss, as, v); Gretchen Parlato (v); Ambrose Akinmusire (t); Chris Potter (ts); Wayne Krantz (g); Craig Taborn (p); Eivind Opsvik (b); Brian Blade (d, 1-4, 6, 8-10); Dan Weiss (d, 1 ,5, 6, 9, 10); Kenny Wolleson (pc, vib); Rogerio Boccato (pc); Nina Geiger (v harmony on 10). Brooklyn, NY, 2010.
Mythology MR0008

MARC COPLAND
CROSSTALK

Talkin’ Blues; Diary Of The Same Dream; Ozz-Thetic; Tenderly; Crosstalk; Slow Hand; Hey, It’s Me You’re Talkin’ To; Three Four Civility; Minority (53.55)
Copland (p); Greg Osby (as); Doug Weiss (b); Victor Lewis (d). NJ, 4-5 December 2010.
Pirouet PIT3054

MILES DAVIS
TUTU: DELUXE EDITION

CD1: (1) Tutu; Tomaas; Portia; Splatch; Backyard Ritual; Perfect Way; Don’t Lose Your Mind; Full Nelson (42.23)
CD2: (2) Opening Medley (Theme From Jack Johnson, Speak, That’s What Happened); New Blues; Maze; Human Nature; Portia; Splatch; Time After Time; Carnival (76.43)

(1) Collectively: Davis (t); Marcus Miller (elb, elg, syn, ss, bcl, d); Jason Miles (syn prog); Adam Holzmann, Bernard Wright (syn); Michal Urbaniak (elvn); George Duke (kyb, syn); Omar Hakim (d); Paulinho Da Costa, Steve Reid (pc). 1986.
(2) Miles Davis Octet: Davis (t, syn); Bob Berg (s); Robben Ford (elg); Robert Irving III, Adam Holzmann (syn); Felton Crews (elb); Vincent Wilburn, Jr (d); Steve Thornton (pc). Nice, July 1986.
Warners 8122797687

THE IMPOSSIBLE GENTLEMEN
THE IMPOSSIBLE GENTLEMEN

Laugh Lines; Clockmaker; When You Hold Her; You Won’t Be Around To See It; Wallenda’s Last Stand; Gwil’s Song; Play The Game; Sure Would Baby (63.35)
Mike Walker (g, elg); Gwilym Simcock (p, mel); Steve Swallow (elb); Adam Nussbaum (d). Ardingly, West Sussex, 20-21 July 2010.
Basho SRCD 36-2

PAT METHENY
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT

The Sound Of Silence; Cherish; Alfie; Pipeline; Garota De Ipanema; Rainy Days And Mondays; That’s The Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be; Slow Hot Wind; Betcha By Golly, Wow; And I Love Her (55.55)
Pat Metheny (g). 2011.
Nonesuch 527912

BOB MINTZER
CANYON COVE

Somewhere Up There; Bebop Special; Papa Lips; Bugaloo To You; Thaddeus; When I Fall In Love; Improv #3; Road Well Travelled; Truth; Mr. Fonebone; Improv #2; Canyon Cove; Improv #1 (68.35)
Mintzer (ts, bcl, f); Larry Goldings (org); Peter Erskine (d). Plus Judd Miller (EWI on Improvs #1-3). California, 2010.
Pony Canyon/Cheetah

DICK MORRISSEY/ MICHAEL GARRICK TRIO
THE GIRL WITH THE BROWN HAIR

Blues; Autumn Leaves; The Gypsy; The Girl With The Brown Hair (19.57)
Dick Morrissey (ts); Michael Garrick (p); Dave Green (b); Colin Barnes (d). Barnes, London 1964.
Gearbox GB 1507 (vinyl)

GRETCHEN PARLATO
THE LOST AND FOUND

Taylor Eigsti (p, kyb, org); Robert Glasper (elp); Derrick Hodge (b, elb); Kendrick Scott (d) and others. 2011.
Obliq-Sound OS 113

TOMMY SMITH
KARMA

Cause And Effect; Land Of Heroes; Good Deed; Body Or Soul; Tomorrow; Karma; Star; Projection; Sun; Who Are You? (61.30)
Smith (ss, ts, shakuhatchi, syn); Steve Hamilton (p, syn, tamb); Kevin Glasgow (elb); Alyn Cosker (d). Pencaitland, Scotland, 5 August 2010.
Spartacus STS015

CRAIG TABORN
AVENGING ANGEL

The Broad Day King; Glossolalia; Diamond Turning Dream; Avenging Angel; This Voice Says So; Neverland; True Life Near; Gift Horse/Over The Water; A Difficult Thing Said Simply; Spirit Hard Knock; Neither-Nor; Forgetful; This
Is How You Disappear (72.06)

Taborn (p). Lugano, Switzerland, July 2010.
ECM 276 3637


Also reviewed in JJ July 2011
Chris Barber, Nels Cline, Joséf Eliasz, Wolfgang Dauner, Ernest Dawkins' New Horizons, Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, Roger Kellaway, Rebecca Kilgore & Harry Allen, Dave Moorwood's Big Bear Stompers, Jeremy Pelt and more, plus a host of reissues. See some of this month's Jazz Journal reviews and our critics' favourites


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