The Squid's Ear Magazine

  Rapid SSL

  PayPal

  Mastercard

  Visa

  Discover

  American Express



© 2002-2017, Squidco LLC


Swell, Steve (w/ Brown / Hwang / Ulrich / Boston / Pugliese): Music for Six Musicians: Hommage a Oli (Silkheart)

Steve Swell presents an homage to composer Olivier Messiaen in a sextet with Rob Brown (saxophone), Jason Kao Hwang (violin & viola), Robert Boston (piano & organ), Tomas Ulrich (cello), and Jim Pugliese (drums & percussion) performed live at Metro Baptist Church in NYC, 2017, a presentation of encompassing and passionate free music that knows little boundary.
 

Price: $16.95


Quantity:

In Stock


Shipping Weight: 4.00 units

Quantity in Basket: None

Log In to use our Wish List
product information:


UPC: 7320470215708

Label: Silkheart
Catalog ID: SHCD161
Squidco Product Code: 25195

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2017
Country: France
Packaging: Jewel Case
Recorded live at Metro Baptist Church, New York City, New York, on June 13th, 2017, by Robert O'Haire.


Personnel:

Rob Brown-alto saxophone

Steve Swell-trombone, aerophone

Jason Kao Hwang-violin, viola, electronics

Robert Boston-piano, organ

Tomas Ulrich-cello

Jim Pugliese-drums, percussion

Highlight an artist name or instrument above
and click here to Search
track listing:


1. Opening 24:42

2. Sextet for the End of Democracy 12:26

3. Vautour Fauve 14:54

4. Joy and the Remarkable Behavior of Time 14:51

5. Exit the Labyrinth 9:27
Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
Jazz
Free Improvisation
NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv
Sextet Recordings
Staff Picks & Recommended Items
New in Improvised Music
Recent Releases and Best Sellers

sample the album:








descriptions, reviews, &c.

"What we have here is new music. Free music. Ellington and Armstrong were right in not wanting to call it anything else but Music. Why put it in a sub-category? This belongs with the best of any new music, period. And this new music is created (with the assistance of Swell's scores and direction) by an ensemble that knows how to both play and listen geometric and mystical constructions: some preconceived by the skillful pen of Steve Swell and some spontaneously shaped and formed. Lean in. Listen again. And swim upstream and down with the band - it's completely worth it."-Stephen Rush, Ann Arbor, July 2017


Artist Biographies:

"Rob Brown (born February 27, 1962) is an American free jazz saxophonist and composer.

Rob was born in Hampton, VA. He started playing saxophone at the age of 12 or 13. His first gigs were with a local Virginia and swing band. He eventually studied at Berklee College for two years and worked privately with both Joe Viola and John LaPorta. After a year on the west coast, Brown bounced back to Boston, where he met pianist Matthew Shipp. He moved to NY in 1984 where he enrolled at New York University, earned a music degree, and studied with saxophone masters such as Lee Konitz, but the teacher who had more influence on Rob conceptually was Philadelphian Dennis Sandole. Rob took the train to Philly once a week to study with him for a year and a half.

His first issued recording was the duet with Shipp Sonic Explorations and since then has been actively leading groups or working as a sideman with Shipp, William Parker, Whit Dickey, Joe Morris and Steve Swell.

He is a 2001 CalArts/Alpert/Ucross Residency Prize winner and has received many Meet The Composer Fund grants. In 2006 Rob was awarded a Chamber Music America New Works grant."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Brown_(saxophonist))
12/8/2017

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

"Born in Newark, NJ, Steve Swell has been an active member of the NYC music community since 1975. He has toured and recorded with many artists from mainstreamers such as Lionel Hampton and Buddy Rich to so called outsiders as Anthony Braxton, Bill Dixon, Cecil Taylor and William Parker. He has over 40 CDs as a leader or co-leader and is a featured artists on more than 100 other releases. He runs workshops around the world and is a teaching artist in the NYC public school system focusing on special needs children.

Swell has worked on music transcriptions of the Bosavi tribe of New Guinea for MacArthur fellow, Steve Feld in 2000. His CD, "Suite For Players, Listeners and Other Dreamers" (CIMP) ranked number 2 in the 2004 Cadence Readers Poll. He has also received grants from USArtists International in 2006, MCAF (LMCC) awards in 2008 and 2013 and has been commissioned twice on the Interpretations Series at Merkin Hall in 2006 and at Roulette in 2012.

Steve was nominated for Trombonist of the Year 2008 & 2011 by the Jazz Journalists Association, was selected Trombonist of the Year 2008-2010 , 2012 and 2014-2015 by the magazine El Intruso of Argentina and received the 2008 Jubilation Foundation Fellowship Award of the Tides Foundation. Steve has also been selected by the Downbeat Critics Poll in the Trombone category each year from 2010-2016.

Steve is presently a teaching artist through the American Composers Orchestra, Healing Arts Initiative , Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center (Bronx), the Jazz Foundation of America and Leman Manhattan Preparatory School.

Steve was also awarded the 2014 Creative Curricula grant (LMCC) for the project: "Metamorphoses: Modern Mythology in Sound and Words" which was taught in a month long residency at Baruch College Campus High School in Manhattan."

-Steve Swell Website (http://www.steveswell.com/SteveSwellBio.htm)
12/8/2017

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

"Jason Kao Hwang (composer/violin/viola) recently released the CD Sing House, featuring his quintet, and VOICE, which features several ensembles with poetry. Sing House performances include the Vision Festival and Edgefest (MI). Burning Bridge, his octet of Chinese and Western instruments was one of the top CDs of 2012 in Jazziz and the Jazz Times. Performances include the Festival International de Musique Actuelle (Canada) and Freer Gallery (D.C.). The 2012 Downbeat Critics' Poll voted Mr. Hwang as "Rising Star for Violin." In 2011 he released two critically acclaimed recordings, Symphony of Souls, for improvising orchestra, and Crossroads Unseen, the third CD of his quartet EDGE. His opera, The Floating Box, A Story in Chinatown, was one of the top ten recordings of 2005 in Opera News. As violinist, he has worked with Wadada Leo Smith, Pauline Oliveros, William Parker, Anthony Braxton, Steve Swell, Tomeka Reid, and others. Mr. Hwang has received support from Chamber Music America, US Artists International, the NEA, Rockefeller Foundation and others. Mr. Hwang currently teaches sound design at New York University."

-Jason Kao Hwang Website (https://www.jasonkaohwang.com/short-bio)
12/8/2017

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

"Robert Boston is a pianist who regularly performs free jazz, contemporary classical, rock and electronic music. As a composer, Boston endeavors to fuse his eclectic experience, finding form within mechanical noise and functionality of harmony/melody for each specific dance piece or instrumentation. He has scored dances by Korhan Basaran, Diane Coburn Bruning, Giada Ferrone, Loni Landon, Lone Larsen, Jodi Melnick, Pietro Pireddu, Caitlin Trainor, and the Martha Graham Dance Company. Boston has appeared on NPR's Front Row and at the Prospect Park Bandshell, the Joyce Theater, 92Y Tribeca, The Knitting Factory, The Stone, Rockwood Music Hall and Pianos, among others. Formerly Principal Pianist for the Mark Morris Dance Group, he is currently Music Director at Barnard College Department of Dance."

-Robert Boston Website (http://robertboston.net/about.html)
12/8/2017

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

"Cellist-composer Tomas Ulrich received music degrees from Boston University and the Manhattan School of Music. After attending a performance by the great Soviet cellist Mstislav Rostropovich at the age of eight, Mr. Ulrich was inspired to begin his musical journey on the cello. In addition to the traditional classical repertoire, Mr. Ulrich's work clearly demonstrates the influence of such diverse artists as Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, Miles Davis,Charles Mingus, Eric Dolphy, Dmitri Shostakovich and Olivier Messiaen. Mr. Ulrich has performed and recorded with such diverse artists as Anthony Davis, Joe Lovano, McCoy Tyner, Alice Coltrane, Anthony Braxton, Aretha Franklin, Derek Bailey, Ravi Coltrane, James Moody,Taylor Ho Bynum, Gerry Hemingway, Dom Minasi, Jason Kao Hwang, Dominic Duval, Ayman Fanous, Ben Allison, Ted Nash, Dave Douglas, Kevin James, Karl Berger, Hans Tammen, Coheed and Cambria, Natalie Merchant and Ivo Perelman. He is also a member of the Diller-Quaile String Quartet, which premiered his Quintet for Trumpet and Strings (featuring guest soloist Herb Robertson) in May of 1996. In 2006, Tomas began his recorded musical collaboration with the acclaimed German trombonist Christof Thewes with the release of Quartetto Pazzo "Melancholera" (with Rudi Mahall and Dirk Peter Kolsch). 2007 saw the release of Mr. Ulrich's first CD as a co-leader (Labryinths with Ayman Fanous on the Konnex label). In 2008, Mr. Ulrich released his first CD as a leader. Cargo Cult (with Rolf Sturm-electric and acoustic guitars and Michael Bisio-acoustic bass) released their first CD "If You Should Go" on the Cadence label to great critical acclaim. This ensemble has gone on to release three more CDs on the CIMP label (Tomas Ulrich's Cargo Cult (2009), Lonely House (Covers) (2010), Discovers (2011)). 2010 also saw the release of "Clear Horizons" on the German gligg record label with a new ensemble Tomas Ulrich's TransAtlantic Quartet (with Christof Thewes -trombone, Martin Schmiddi Schmidt-mandolin and Michael Griener-drums). JAZZ NOW has characterized him as "the total package ... incredible chops, great imagination and superb pitch. He fulfills the roles of bassist, guitarist, and additional horn player and is endlessly talented and creative". Jay Collins from Signal to Noise has written that "Tomas Ulrich is surely one of the most accomplished and intriguing cellists in improvised music, with a brilliant technical mastery and ability to play prickly improv, jazz, classical, film music or pretty much anything he desires." Tomas has written music for film, theater and instrumental performance and has concertized in Europe, Japan, South America and the United States. Mr Ulrich can be heard on over 100 CDs in a wide variety of musical styles and settings. Tomas has recently returned from a wonderful tour in Avignon with Bruno Bertrand percussion and Francois Grillot bass. These performances have been released as digital downloads by AMJI and are available on Itunes, Amazon, etc. . Tomas will be performing a solo cello recital in Saarbrucken on August 9th in addition to a series of concerts with Christof Thewes, Martin Schmidt, the Christof Thewes Little Big Band (Concerto for Cello, Mandolin and Big Band), Alexander Schlippenbach and Jan Roder."

-All About Jazz (https://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/tomasulrich)
12/8/2017

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

"Jim Pugliese is a drummer, percussionist and composer His performing experience is diverse. As a freelance percussionist he is in much demand and has performed with The New York Philharmonic Horizon Series (guest artist), New York City Ballet and soloist or performer on numerous new music and jazz festivals in Europe, Japan and the USA Jim grew up listening to and playing soul music and rhythm and blues. He went on to study percussion with Raymond Des Roches and by the age of eighteen he had recorded the music of Edgar Varese and Charles Wuorinen for Nonsuch Records. He continued performing and or recording new music with John Cage, Lukas Foss, Kent Nagano, Philip Glass and many more. He spent twelve years as a member of Dean Drummond's Newband and The Harry Partch Ensemble, studying and performing microtonal music. During this same period he developed an interest in Afro-Cuban music and studied drumming and rhythm with Master Drummer Pablo Landrum.

For the last twenty years, while living in the East Village of New York City, Jim has been improvising recording and touring with many of downtowns NY's most prominent composer/improvisers including John Zorn, Marc Ribot, Zeena Parkins, Bobby Previte and Anthony Coleman. He has recorded on over 100 CD's of new music, jazz, rock and movie soundtracks. His latest projects are a continuation of his vision to combine his diverse performing experiences into a single new sound with its base in rhythm. His music skirts and shifts along the edges of free improvisation, deep groove and New Music. The music reflects Jim's ongoing quest to explore the powerful, enlightening and spiritual secrets of rhythm and drumming and is inspired by his association and work with Nii Tettey Tetteh, master musician from Ghana, with Milford Graves, learning drumming and healing through the heartbeat and his continued study of the spiritual songs of the Mbira Dzavadzimu from Zimbabwe.

Jim's CD "Live @ Issue Project Room NYC" won "Best New Release of 2008" in "All About Jazz NY". His other current projects include a collaborative band "IDR" with Marco Cappelli, exploring the relationship between Southern Italian Folk Music and Italian/American roots; the percussion trio Eastside Percussion,Ensemble 50 with Eleonor Sandresky, Mary Rowell and Kevin Norton and Mbira NYC."

-Jim Pugliese Website (http://www.jimpugliese.org/about-2/)
12/8/2017

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

Other Releases With These Artists:
Bynum, Taylor Ho
Enter the Plustet [VINYL]
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Shipp, Matthew
Magnetism(s) [2 CDs]
(RogueArt)
Parker, William Quartets
Meditation / Resurrection [2 CDs]
(Aum Fidelity)
Diplomats, The
We Are Not Obstinate Islands
(Clean Feed)
Chicago Plan, The (Swell / Ullmann / Lonberg-Holdm / Zerang)
The Chicago Plan
(Clean Feed)
Swell, Steve
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Improviser
(Swell Records)
Braxton, Anthony
Trillium J [4 CDs + Blu Ray]
(Braxton House/Firehouse 12 Records)
Brooklyn Express, The (Fonda / Tononi / Cavallanti / Swell / Robertson)
No Time Left!
(Long Song Records)
Parker, William / Raining on the Moon
Great Spirit
(Aum Fidelity)
Swell's, Steve Kende Dreams (Swell/ Brown / Crothers / Parker / Taylor)
Hommage A Bartok
(Silkheart)
Parker, William
For Those Who Are, Still [3 CD BOX]
(Aum Fidelity)
Costa, Carlo Quartet
Sediment
(Neither/Nor Records)
Burrell, Dave / Steve Swell
Turning Point
(NoBusiness)
Inner Ear (Trzaska / Swell / Daisy / Holmlander)
Return From The Centre of Earth
(Bocian)
Mazurek, Rob Exploding Star Orchestra Featuring Roscoe Mitchell
Matter Anti-Matter, Sixty-Three Moons Of Jupiter & Electronic Works [2 CDs]
(RogueArt)
Gregorio, Guillermo / Pandelis Karayorgis / Steve Swell
Window and Doorway
(Driff Records)
Johnson, Max
Quartet
(Not Two Records)
Platform 1
Takes Off
(Clean Feed)
Various Artists
13 Statements Concerning WERK
(Charhizma)
Braxton, Anthony
Trillium E
(New Braxton House)
Nechushtan, Alon (with Dresser / Swell / Rothenberg / Dick / Wooley / Kaiser / &c.)
Dark Forces
(Creative Sources)
Brown, Rob
Unknown Skies
(RogueArt)
Grassi, Lou Po Band With Marshall Allen
Live At The Knitting Factory Volume 1
(Porter Records)
Bynum, Taylor Ho & SpiderMonkey Strings
Madeleine Dreams
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Ulrich, Tomas Cargo Cult
Tomas Ulrich's Cargo Cult
(CIMP)
Swell, Steve presents
Planet Dream
(Clean Feed)
Moondoc Tentet, Jemeel / Jus Grew Orchestra
Live at the Vision Festival 2001
(Ayler)
Amado / Zingaro / Ulrich / Filiano
Surface: for Alto, Baritone, and Strings
(European Echoes)
T.E.C.K. String Quartet (Sharp / Ulrich / Zingaro / Filiano)
String 4TET
(Clean Feed)
Parker, William Double Quartet
Alphaville Suite: Music Inspired by the Jean Luc Godard film
(RogueArt)
Swell's Fire Into Music, Steve
Swimming In A Galaxy Of Goodwill And Sorrow
(RogueArt)
Brown Trio, Rob
Sounds
(Clean Feed)
Noonan Brewed by Noon, Sean
Stories to Tell
(Songlines)
Parker, William & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra
For Percy Heath
(Les Disques Victo)
Mandarin Movie
Mandarin Movie
(Aesthetics)
Diplomats, The
We Are Not Obstinate Islands
(Clean Feed)
Dickey, Whit
Sacred Ground
(Clean Feed)
Shipp, Matthew Quartet
Points
(Silkheart)
Brown, Rob Quartet
Radiant Pools
(RogueArt)
Dickey, Whit
In a Heartbeat
(Clean Feed)
Blue Collar
Is an Apparition
(Rossbin)
Active Ingredients (Chad Taylor / Jemeel Moondoc / Tom Abbs / Steve Swell / Rob Mazurek / David Boykin / Avreeayl Ra)
Titration
(Delmark)
Recommended & Related Releases:
Diplomats, The
We Are Not Obstinate Islands
(Clean Feed)
Braxton, Anthony
Trillium J [4 CDs + Blu Ray]
(Braxton House/Firehouse 12 Records)
Parker, William / Raining on the Moon
Great Spirit
(Aum Fidelity)
Parker, William
For Those Who Are, Still [3 CD BOX]
(Aum Fidelity)
Costa, Carlo Quartet
Sediment
(Neither/Nor Records)
Inner Ear (Trzaska / Swell / Daisy / Holmlander)
Return From The Centre of Earth
(Bocian)
Johnson, Max
Quartet
(Not Two Records)
Platform 1
Takes Off
(Clean Feed)
Various Artists
13 Statements Concerning WERK
(Charhizma)
Braxton, Anthony
Trillium E
(New Braxton House)
Grassi, Lou Po Band With Marshall Allen
Live At The Knitting Factory Volume 1
(Porter Records)
Bynum, Taylor Ho & SpiderMonkey Strings
Madeleine Dreams
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Ulrich, Tomas Cargo Cult
Tomas Ulrich's Cargo Cult
(CIMP)
Moondoc Tentet, Jemeel / Jus Grew Orchestra
Live at the Vision Festival 2001
(Ayler)
Amado / Zingaro / Ulrich / Filiano
Surface: for Alto, Baritone, and Strings
(European Echoes)
Parker, William Double Quartet
Alphaville Suite: Music Inspired by the Jean Luc Godard film
(RogueArt)
Brown Trio, Rob
Sounds
(Clean Feed)
Noonan Brewed by Noon, Sean
Stories to Tell
(Songlines)
Parker, William & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra
For Percy Heath
(Les Disques Victo)
Mandarin Movie
Mandarin Movie
(Aesthetics)
Dickey, Whit
Sacred Ground
(Clean Feed)
Shipp, Matthew Quartet
Points
(Silkheart)
Brown, Rob Quartet
Radiant Pools
(RogueArt)
Dickey, Whit
In a Heartbeat
(Clean Feed)
Blue Collar
Is an Apparition
(Rossbin)
Other Recommended Releases:
Bynum, Taylor Ho
Enter the Plustet [VINYL]
(Firehouse 12 Records)

Search for other titles on the Silkheart label.