Carcinoma by Deanna Witkowski
From the album
About the Album
From the liner notes by Deanna Witkowski: To my knowledge, this trumpet-bass-piano piece has not been recorded since Mary Lou Williams’s 1944 session for producer Moe Asch. (It appeared on the flip side of the 45-rpm record containing Mary’s arrangement of Gershwin’s “Lady Be Good”; Coleman Hawkins would claim this melody one year later as “Rifftide,” and Thelonious Monk would appropriate it in 1954 as “Hackensack.”) The spare instrumentation, unusual form, and Mary’s single-note harmony line, played underneath the trumpet until the solos begin, place the sound in the 1940s while remaining ultramodern.
Gjon Mill Jam Session; Aries; Taurus; Cancer / Act of Contrition; Lonely Moments; What's Your Story, Morning Glory? / Ghost of Love; Force of Mature; Intermission; Dirge Blues; Carcinoma; Stompin' at the Savoy; My Blue Heaven.
Clay Jenkins (1, 4, 5, 10); Daniel Foose (1-7, 10, 11); Scott Latzky (1-7, 11); Dwayne Dolphin: (8, 9, 12); Roger Humphries: (8, 9, 12).
- Force of Nature by Jerome Wilson
February 11, 2022
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