Albums By Artists Whose Names Begin With - F
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Side By SideFrode Gjerstad (Saxophone), Paal Nilssen-Love (Drums)Frode Gjerstad needs no introduction. As one of the most dynamic reedmen in the world, not to mention his native Norway, he has been recorded prolifically and is always interesting. Along with associate Paal Nilssen-Love, the duo "concentrates on the smaller sounds." Not to be confused with pointillism or ambient music this is nevertheless big music of interest. Steve Swell's Suite for Players, Listeners and other DreamersSteve Swell (Trombone), Will Connell (Alto Sax, Flute, Bass Clarinet), Roy Campbell (Trumpet, Flute), Charles Burnham (Violin), Francois Grillot (Bass), Kevin Norton (Percussion)Over the 8 years Steve Swell has been recording for CIMP, he has produced a little less than a dozen projects, all of them distinct and purposeful. This latest effort may be his most ambitious to date, a large scale work that retains the intimacy and personality of a smaller work with the power and impact of the larger concept. A solid statement from a trombonist now considered to be a major talent on the post Bop, creative improvised music scene. Recorded July 16 & 17, 2003. Lowe-down&BlueFrank Lowe (Tenor Saxophone), Berne Nix (Guitar), Dominic Duval (Bass), Michael Carvin (Drums)This is Frank Lowe's fourth CIMP session and we think this one captures the tender soul of this tenor stylist. Recorded just days before Frank had to have lung surgery, this concert finds him ironically more robust than usual. But, in essence, it is a quintessential Lowe concert: full of the compositional and playing quirks which mark his best work. A real stylist with giving, unselfish support from a great rhythm grouping. Recorded September 16, 2002. ExposedFred Hess (Tenor Saxophone), Paul Smoker (Trumpet), Ken Filiano (Bass), Damon Short (Drums)Noted for establishing the Boulder Creative Music Ensemble in the mid-80's, composer, arranger, and tenor saxman Fred Hess takes a rare excursion outside of that role to expose his compositions and sax in a dynamic quartet. If Mr. Hess' previous activities have missed your attention, this release should put him in your sights. It's one of his best (we might even immodestly suggest that it is his best) to date. Recorded June 11 & 12, 2001. Through the WoodsFrode Gjerstad (Alto Saxophone), Bobby Bradford (Trumpet), Wilber Morris (Bass), Newman Baker (Drums)Frode Gjerstad is a dynamic Norwegian saxman obviously unafraid of the unknown; actually, he embraces it. On this strong quartet date, he matches his aptitudes with Wilber Morris, Newman Baker, and the (legendary?) avant garde trumpeter, Bobby Bradford. They've never sounded better, this is music of emotional and cerebral power. Recorded Sept. 15 & 16, 1997.