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New albums from Webber Morris Big Band, Alex Massa, Wayne Wallace, and Vanderlei Pereira

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On this show four great albums and some other fantastic music in-between:

Wayne Wallace delivers dazzling new compositions and classic jazz standards, using the expanded sonic palette of an orchestra to highlight the strengths of his core conjunto. Underneath it all is an effortlessly instructive survey of Latin rhythms, from the familiar to the arcane, that reflect Wallace's lifelong study of these sounds

The Webber/Morris Big Band is an ensemble of eighteen stellar New York improvisers. While the band's instrumentation may be seen as typical, the music is rooted in minimalism, noise, pop, and the sounds of today. Integrating improvisation and composed material in unorthodox ways the traditional big band sound mutates into something unpredictable and exciting.

Alex Massa's Bandcamp released mini-album is the first in a series of "Adventures" with other musicians with no specific agenda other than the act of creation itself.

A greatly in-demand Brazilian drummer who has been in the U.S. for over 30 years, Vanderlei Pereira's mastery of rhythms, superb technique, and versatility have uplifted a countless number of sessions. I am featuring the recording debut of his group, Blindfold Test, and it features fresh material, rich melodies, infectious rhythms, colorful solos, and a very attractive group sound

Playlist

  • Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet "Vamanos Pa'l Monte" from The Rhythm of Invention (Patois Records) 00:00
  • Webber Morris Big Band "Coral" from Both Are True (Greenleaf) 8:03
  • Alex Massa Plays Well With Others "Take Me to Tulsa" from Adventure #1 Glaspie/Haas (Bandcamp) 18:41
  • Vandelei Pereira Blindfold Test "Ponto De Partida" from Vision for Rhythm (Jazz Heads) 22:17
  • Carrier, Gadecki, Bożek, Lambert "Radiancy" from Wide (FMR Records) 27.35
  • Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet "So What/Softly as in Morning Sunrise" from The Rhythm of Invention (Patois Records) 37.52
  • Webber Morris Big Band "Foggy Valley" from Both Are True (Greenleaf) 45:40
  • Jorrit Dijkstra, Jeb Bishop, Pandelis Karayorgis, Nate McBride, Luther Gray "Hyphen" from Cut Out (Driff Records) 49:48
  • Anna Webber "Kore II" from Clockwise (Pi Recordings) 56:16
  • Alex Massa Plays Well with Others "Dancing with Trolls" from Adventure #1 Glaspie/Haas (Bandcamp) 1:01:06
  • Vandelei Pereira Blindfold Test "O Que Ficou" from Vision for Rhythm (Jazz Heads) 1:05:12
  • Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet "El Arroyo" from The Rhythm of Invention (Patois Records) 1:12:05
  • Webber Morris Big Band "Reverses" from Both Are True (Greenleaf) 1:17:28
  • Jorrit Dijkstra, Jeb Bishop, Pandelis Karayorgis, Nate McBride, Luther Gray "Shadowi / Bird Call / Chickadee" from Cut Out (Driff Records) 1:29:35
  • Vandelei Pereira Blindfold Test "Les Matins de Rixensart" from Vision for Rhythm (Jazz Heads) 1:44:48
  • Alex Massa Plays Well with Others "Filles De Kilimanjaro" from Adventure #1 Glaspie/Haas (Bandcamp) 1:52:15
  • Miles Davis "Sanctuary" from Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2 (Columbia/Legacy) 1:56:34

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