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A Night In November - Live in New Orleans

Label: Valid Records
Released: 2014
Track listing: Set One: Alto and drums; Drums; Tenor and Drums; Tenor – Wade in the Water; Set Two: Tenor and Drums.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Kidd Jordan & Hamid Drake: A Night In November - Live in New Orleans

Read "A Night In November - Live in New Orleans" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Hard to believe, but A Night In November--Live in New Orleans is the first drums / saxophone duet recording by legendary New Orleans free jazz saxophonist and educator Kidd Jordan. He's accompanied by a true kindred spirit, Hamid Drake. Though both have made names for themselves in the rarefied world of free improvisation, neither are shy ...

A Night In November - Live in New Orleans

Label: Valid Records
Released: 2013
Track listing: Set One: Alto and drums; Drums; Tenor and Drums; Tenor – Wade in the Water; Set Two: Tenor and Drums.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Kidd Jordan & Hamid Drake: A Night In November - Live in New Orleans

Read "A Night In November - Live in New Orleans" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

New Orleans is valued for its storied traditional jazz legacy, and not so much for avant-garde persuasions. But when it comes to off-center or free-jazz music, saxophonist Kidd Jordan's artistic persona frequently becomes a topic of conversation. He's performed and recorded with iconoclastic musicians and is perhaps the Crescent City's most prolific improviser. This excursion features ...

Trio

Label: Valid Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: Desoparia (They handed out $12 billion cash in Iraq and couldn't even give New Orleans drinking water); Plutino; Where Is Home?; Shock, Awe, Sham, Shame; Childhood Memory; La Madrugada; Freedumb (Aren't you glad to vote in America?); Penumbria.

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Desoparia

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Label: Valid Records
Released: 2007
Duration: 6:03

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Rob Wagner / Hamid Drake / Nobu Ozaki: Trio

Read "Trio" reviewed by Troy Collins

With time to reflect on the Katrina tragedy, jazz artists with ties to New Orleans have been emerging to tell their stories. Kidd Jordan, William Parker, Hamid Drake, Kali Z. Fasteau, James “Blood" Ulmer and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band are among those who have committed their concerns to tape. Accompanied by drummer Hamid Drake and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Rob Wagner / Hamid Drake / Nobu Ozaki: Trio

Read "Trio" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Since the post-Hurricane Katrina exodus from New Orleans, the city's fabled music scene parallels the uncertainties of habitation and commerce issues. Here, modern jazz saxophonist Rob Wagner aligns with a killer rhythm section for a set recorded in December of 2005 at the French Quarter's thoroughly hip Café' Brasil. And while many musicians have scurried about ...

Lost Children

Label: Valid Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: Wash Away Our Sins; Early; Lost Children; 2068; Little Lamb; Talking in Sponges; 33 Nights with Mars; Night Before; When Sax was King.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Rob Wagner Trio: Lost Children

Read "Lost Children" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Modern/free jazz saxophonist Kidd Jordan is arguably New Orleans' most forward-thinking artist, manifested in his freeform endeavors with drummer Andrew Cyrille and work with pianist Joel Futterman, among others. Multi-reedman Rob Wagner can be added to the same list of New Orleans' more adventurous jazz practitioners. And while Hurricane Katrina has forced many folks into evacuation ...


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