Category Archives: guest posts

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

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We Remember Tchicai
…as does Ches Smith

PAROLE AMUBLANTE John Tchicai’s Five Points One Long Minute Nu Bop : 2008 TC, tenor sax; Alex Weiss, alto sax; Garrison Fewell, guitar; Dmitry Ishenko, bass; Ches Smith, drums. John Tchicai died a year ago last week; October 8th, to be… Continue reading

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Got Live If You Want It:
Vijay Iyer, MacArthur “Genius” Grant Recipient

CARDIO – LIVE QUESTIONS OF AGENCY – LIVE Vijay Iyer Trio [ exclusive to D:O ] : 2009 VI, piano; Stephan Crump, bass; Marcus Gilmore, drums. We’re thrilled that longtime friend of the site Vijay Iyer just won a prestigious MacArthur “Genius”… Continue reading

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Bass on Bass: Jack Bruce’s Jazz Flight

OVER THE CLIFF Jack Bruce Things We Like Polydor : 1970 Dick Heckstall-Smith, saxophones; Jack Bruce, bass; Jon Hiseman, drums.  We’re pleased to host this guest post by bassist and composer extraordinaire Ron Brendle. A while back, he introduced us… Continue reading

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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

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GUEST POST: Barry Altschul
Interviewed by Harris Eisenstadt, Pt. 3

We at D:O are incredibly pleased to present this guest post from Harris Eisenstadt. Harris interviewed Barry Altschul over two marathon sessions, on the occasion of his 70th birthday (which was in fact 6 January) and in advance of his… Continue reading

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GUEST POST: Barry Altschul
Interviewed by Harris Eisenstadt, Part 2

We at D:O are incredibly pleased to present this guest post from Harris Eisenstadt. Harris interviewed Barry Altschul over two marathon sessions, on the occasion of his 70th birthday (which was in fact 6 January) and in advance of his… Continue reading

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