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Ted Daniel's Energy Module: Innerconnection

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Although 72-year old trumpeter Ted Daniel remains active on the scene -courtesy of his Duology partnership with clarinetist Michael Marcus, and his own International Brass and Membrane Corps -a significant part of his recent output has focused on archival recordings. As such, the first time release of the 2 CD Innerconnection from fall 1975 neatly fits with a succession of reissues comprising 1970's The Ted Daniel Sextet (Ujamaa Records, 2006), 1974's Tapestry (Porter Records, 2008) and 1975's The Loft Years ...

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Ted Daniel: Tapestry and The Loft Years

Read "Ted Daniel: Tapestry and The Loft Years" reviewed by John Sharpe

Ted Daniel Tapestry Porter Records 2008 Ted Daniel The Loft Years Volume 1 Ujamaa 2009

Though sometimes proposed as a period when little new was happening in jazz, the '70s saw the blossoming of one of the most fertile grassroots periods in the music's history with the Loft Jazz movement. By ...

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Ted Daniel: Brass Tapestry

Read "Ted Daniel: Brass Tapestry" reviewed by Clifford Allen

Trumpeter Ted Daniel was born in Ossining, New York on June 4, 1943. Encouraged early on by his father and brother, Daniel played trumpet from age nine and throughout high school played in bands with his brother and the guitarist Warren “Sonny" Sharrock, a neighborhood pal. Stints at Berklee and SIU provided some context, but the university of the Lower East Side jazz scene provided the most fruit--where he played with Sharrock, Byard Lancaster, Dave Burrell, Archie Shepp and others.

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Ted Daniel: Ted Daniel Sextet

Read "Ted Daniel Sextet" reviewed by Clifford Allen

Fragile fragments and brittle smears make up much of the trumpet's language in creative music, and the 1970s saw an influx of important voices on the instrument, expanding on the innovations of their reed-playing brethren. Among them were Earl Cross, Raphe Malik, Eddie Gale, Butch Morris and Ted Daniel, a childhood friend of Sonny Sharrock who made his first appearance on the guitarist's Vortex LP Black Woman (specifically, the staggering “Portrait of Linda in Three Colors, All Black ).

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