After a long break from the world of jazz, California-based Pianist & Composer Dave Bass is back with a new album that is charting very well called No Boundaries. That begins yet another look into jazz with Episode 616 and digging further into the modern and old worlds of jazz. On our journey to discover the new music out there, we profile Avishai Cohen, Doug Carn, Brandon Robertson and Ryan Keberle. And in between, we dip into the older worlds of John Coltrane, Benny Carter and Les Brown.
Dave Bass "Swing Theory" No Boundaries (Whaling City Sound) 00:00
Host talks 5:30
John Coltrane "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise" Live at the Village Vanguard (Jazz Wax Records) 8:07
Avishai Cohen "New York 90's" Arvoles(Sunnyside) 14:32
Rhythm Abstraction: Azure is the first volume of new compositions created as a follow up to 2018’s
release Rhythm Kaleidoscope. As with that release, Brock Avery improvised drum and percussion
solos. Frank Macchia then composed music for woodwinds and orchestra to Brock’s creations. Azure
is the first of three extended play albums of 6-7 compositions which will be released starting in
January and followed up in April and July. In Azure we have a created a group of pieces that continue
our quest for honoring the art of improvisation with a “stream-of-consciousness” sense of
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