German drummer and composer Mareike Wiening released her debut album featuring her original compositions performed by an outstanding quintet of New York improvisers on November 1st . Metropolis Paradise is dedicated to Wiening's six year residence in the Big Apple and is the featured album on this show. We also preview the excellent new album from Sanja Marcovic and a couple of tracks from the wild and wacky world of Italian jazz wunderkind Pietro Bittolo Bon, including one from his latest release. The rest of the show is mostly a selection of avant-garde/free improvisation pieces.
Mareike Wiening "2 in 1" from Metropolis Paradise (Greenleaf) 00:00
Sanja Marcovic "It Has Always Been" from It Has Always Been (Self Released) 09:25
Zyft "Purple Room" from Midnight Tea Suite (Creative Sources) 13:44
Rhythm Abstraction: Azure is the first volume of new compositions created as a follow up to 2018’s
release Rhythm Kaleidoscope. As with that release, Brock Avery improvised drum and percussion
solos. Frank Macchia then composed music for woodwinds and orchestra to Brock’s creations. Azure
is the first of three extended play albums of 6-7 compositions which will be released starting in
January and followed up in April and July. In Azure we have a created a group of pieces that continue
our quest for honoring the art of improvisation with a “stream-of-consciousness” sense of
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