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THINGS HEARD UNHEARD is the first recording by Brian Willson as a leader. This recording is a combination of completely free improvisation and composed pieces, nothing written, just some words. Influenced by free jazz of the 60’s, world music, and contemporary, Willson fuses these elements into a diverse amalgam of improvised music • some pieces are classic free piano, bass and drums, evidence of the strong Cecil Taylor influence abounds, others are evocative of Eastern culture utilizing sounds and instruments particular to Tibet, Japan and China, evoking images of Buddhist ritual. Brian had played with Yuko and Dom individually and they enjoyed a long friendship collectively, but this was the first musical meeting of this trio of gifted musicians. The recording is a culmination of years of performing for Brian Willson• he has traveled from rock and roll to jazz to club dates to oldies bands to Broadway shows to contemporary music


Article: Radio

Impressions of Coltrane

Read "Impressions of Coltrane" reviewed by Bob Osborne

To mark reaching the 350th edition of World of Jazz a show focusing on the music of John Coltrane with music from the man and also interpretations of his compositions by other jazz artists.... Playlist John Coltrane “Billie's Bounce" from The Prestige Recordings (Prestige) 00:00 Khan Jamal “Blues for P.C." from Impressions of Coltrane (Steeplechase) 10:44 ...

Article: Album Review

Brian Willson: Border Crossing

Read "Border Crossing" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Questa registrazione del 2007 vede gli statunitensi Brian Willson e Dominic Duval, entrambi nomi rilevanti della libera improvvisazione, con il sassofonista Antonio Arnedo, uno dei migliori jazzmen colombiani, docente all'Universidad Nacional de Colombia ma quasi sconosciuto fuori dal suo Paese. Eppure è uno strumentista di rilievo ed in questo disco gioca al meglio le sue carte ...


Border Crossing

Label: Zebra Records
Released: 2010


Things Heard Unheard

Label: Skylight Music
Released: 2005


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