This week we look at the variety that can be found in the World of Jazz as exemplified by the amazing new collaboration with operatic baritone Steven Herring on the new album from Kirk Knuffke, which we contrasted with the ground breaking avant-garde work of featured artist Ingrid Laubrock and with the traditional stylings of another featured player Jerry Bergonzi. In between a selection of new releases and archive cuts from the Greenleaf label.
Kirk Knuffke "Witness" from Witness (SteepleChase) 00:00
Ryan Keberle & Catharthis "Canción Mandala" from Azul Infinito (Greenleaf) 07:33
Dave Douglas Quintet "Hawaiian Punch" from Brazen Heart Live at Jazz Standard : Complete (Greenleaf) 14:19
Ingrid Laubrock "Contemporary Chaos Practices : Part 3" from Two Works For Orchestra With Soloists (Intakt) 22:40
Ingrid Laubrock "Hall of Mirrors" from Ubatuba (Firehouse 12) 28:34
Ingrid Laubrock Anti House "From Farm Girl to Fabulous, vol. II" from Roulette of the Cradle (Intakt) 33:22
Ingrid Laubrock & Tom Rainey "Thunderbird" from Bouyancy (Relative Pitch) 42:28
Ingrid Laubrock & Tom Rainey "Flutter" from Utter (Relative Pitch) 48:51
Kirk Knuffke "Aria Mustafa" from Witness (SteepleChase) 57:13
Jerry Bergonzi "Osiris" from Convergence (Savant) 1:03:59
Jerry Bergonzi "Lost in the Shuffle" from Lost in the Shuffle (Double Time) 1:09:01
Jerry Bergonzi "Bob Berg" from Tenor of the Times (Savant) 1:18:00
Antonio Adolfo "Partido Samba Funk" from Encontros : Orquestra Atlantica (AAM Music) 1:26:58
Chris Passin "Jayne" from Ornettiquette (Planet Arts) 1:32:59
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