Roscoe Mitchell and the Note Factory: Song for My Sister (2002)
From there, Mitchell and his bandmates blow all over the globe: open, frenetic on "Sagitta"; eerie and third world on "this"; "When the Whistle Blows" is an ominous, churning caldron; "Megaplexian" tinks and rattles with haunted sounds; "Step One, Two, Three" broods darkly, like a mad funeral march; the closer, "Count Off", is a rumbling James Brown funk, with a free jazz sensibility, Mitchell's tenor a rough hewn growl, with a muted trumpet screaming softly behind his band saw attack in front of a snapping, cracking rhythm.
Stylistically diversea complex, cerebral, hugely rewarding set of songs.
Track Listing: Song for My Sister; Sagitta; this; When the Whistle Blows; The Megaplexian; Step One, Two, Three; The Inside of a Star; Wind Change; Count Off
Personnel: Roscoe Mitchell, reeds, percussion, bass recorder; Leon Dorsey, bass; Vijay Iyer, piano; Vincent Davis, drums; Gerald Cleaver, drums; Spenser Barefield, guitar; Jaribu Shahid, bass; Corey Wilkes, trumpet; Craig Taborn, piano
Record Label: Pi Recordings
Style: Modern Jazz