Category Archives: Five Spot

THE FIVE SPOT:
WILLIAM PARKER ON INSPIRATIONS

SHIFT David S. Ware Planetary Unknown AUM Fidelity : 2011 David S. Ware, saxophones; Cooper-Moore, piano; William Parker, bass; Muhammed Ali, drums. We are thrilled to present the next installment of our Five Spot series, selected and described by bassist/composer/bandleader… Continue reading

Category Five Spot, guest posts, William Parker

THE FIVE SPOT:
Matthew Shipp on Jazz Teachers

TEA FOR TWO Ran Blake Breakthru Improvising Artists : 1976 RB, piano. The Five Spot is our new feature where musicians, critics, and fans select five significant tunes or albums from a favorite artist. Pianist and composer MATTHEW SHIPP chooses FIVE TRACKS BY… Continue reading

Category Dennis Sandole, Five Spot, Lennie Tristano, Matthew Shipp, Ran Blake

THE FIVE SPOT:
5 Underdog Mingus Tunes

MEDITATION ON INNER PEACE Charles Mingus Music Written for Monterey, 1965. Not Heard… Played in its Entirety at UCLA  Sunnyside : 2005 (Rec. 1965) CM, bass; Hobart Dotson, trumpet; Lonnie Hillyer, trumpet; Jimmy Owens, flugelhorn; Charles McPherson, alto sax; Julius… Continue reading

Category Charles Mingus, Five Spot, guest posts