Jazzin’Around The Shape of Jazz to Come
Starting and ending with Ornette Coleman‘s composition ‘Lonely Woman’, we have mixed 18 ‘linked together by a clue‘ tunes around the theme of ‘Ornette Coleman‘. It has Chet Baker, Lyambiko, Charles Mingus, Jimmy Rodgers and many more.
Charlie Haden: Haden’s vision extends beyond category to encompass music from all genres and all parts of the world. He has performed and recorded with international greats such as Egberto Gismonti from Brazil, Carlos Paredes from Portugal, Dino Saluzzi from Argentina, Gonzalo Rubalcaba from Cuba, as well as recorded with eclectic musicians such as Beck, Ringo Starr, Bruce Hornsby and Ricky Lee Jones to name a few. The British classical composer Gavin Bryars composed a piece for him entitled, “By the Vaar” which Haden recorded with the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by James Judd.
Pat Metheny : Metheny’s versatility is almost nearly without peer on any instrument. Over the years, he has performed with artists as diverse as Steve Reich to Ornette Coleman to Herbie Hancock to Jim Hall to Milton Nascimento to David Bowie. He has been part of a writing team with keyboardist Lyle Mays for more than twenty years – an association that has been compared to the Lennon/McCartney and Ellington/Strayhorn partnerships by critics and listeners alike. Metheny’s body of work includes compositions for solo guitar, small ensembles, electric and acoustic instruments, large orchestras, and ballet pieces, with settings ranging from modern jazz to rock to classical.
Blossom Dearie @NYTimes : But just under her fey camouflage lay a needling wit. If you listened closely, you could hear the scathing contempt she brought to one of her signature songs, “I’m Hip,” the Dave Frishberg-Bob Dorough demolition of a namedropping bohemian poseur. Ms. Dearie was for years closely associated with Mr. Frishberg and Mr. Dorough. It was Mr. Frishberg who wrote another of her perennials, “Peel Me a Grape.”
Chick Corea : Shortly after the historic Isle of Wight concert, both Chick and bassist Dave Holland left Miles’ group to form the cooperative avant-garde quartet Circle with drummer Barry Altschul and saxophonist Anthony Braxton. Though short-lived, Circle recorded three adventurous albums, culminating in the arresting live double LP Paris-Concert recorded on February 21, 1971 for the ECM label. Chick also recorded the trio album ARC with Holland and Altschul, before he changed directions again. His excellent Piano Improvisations, Vol. 1 and 2, recorded over two days in April 1971 for ECM, was the first indication that solo piano performance would become fashionable
McCoy Tyner : Tyner’s partnership with the Blue Note has led to the formation of his own record label, aptly titled McCoy Tyner Music. The label is a subsidiary of the Blue Note’s In-House record label, Half Note Records.
Frank Morgan @allmusic.com : It is a real rarity for a jazz musician to have his career interrupted for a 30-year period and then be able to make a complete comeback. Frank Morgan showed a great deal of promise in his early days, but it was a long time before he could fulfill his potential.
Lyambiko : In 2003 the Boston Globe described LYAMBIKO as “the most promising vocalist jazz has seen in a long, long time”. Two acclaimed CD’s were released by Nagel/Heyer before the quartet signed with Sony BMG in 2005.