Two rather contrasting recordings highlight this episode: Dan Weiss with his trio augmented by a second bassist and Rubberband, the once-shelved and now revived release from Miles Davis which was recorded after he had left Columbia. On Weiss' album, he displays the chops (often with heavy rock influences) that make him such a high-in-demand player, while Davis jumped into soul and R&B; he planned to use singers like Al Jarreau on the album but eventually the brass at Warner Brothers said "uh, no" to the music. And so are a lot of critics today.
Music from three younger players on the current Polish scene are featured as well: saxophonists Kuba Wiecek and his trio and Jerzy Maczynski plus a hard hitting trio KaMaSz led by guitarist Marek Kadziela. There's plenty more fine music in this episode of One Man's Jazz originally heard on taintradio.org, including some John Abercrombie from an earlier recording by French drummer Olivier Le Goas.
Miles Davis "Maze" from Rubberband (Rhino) 00:00
Host speaks 04:03
Miles Davis "Rubberband Of Life" from Rubberband (Rhino) 06:49
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