John Sharpe joined All About Jazz in 2004
John first fell under the spell of free jazz in the 1970s when he wistfully regarded the loft jazz scene from across the Atlantic
Joel Futterman/ Kidd Jordan
Matthew Shipp/ Sabir Mateen
Sax-piano duets have an illustrious lineage. The vast majority have relied on compositional signposts to direct their musings, something avoided on these two studio dates that unite seasoned musicians who have made infrequent joint forays into the territory.
First up is the appropriately named Interaction from pianist Joel Futterman
Tracks and Personnel
Tracks: part one; part two.
Personnel: Joel Futterman: piano; Kidd Jordan: tenor saxophone.
Tracks: SAMA ONE; SAMA TWO; SAMA THREE; SAMA FOUR; SAMA FIVE; SAMA SIX; SAMA SEVEN; SAMA EIGHT.
Personnel: Matthew Shipp: piano; Sabir Mateen: clarinet.
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