Albums Featuring Instrument or Role - Guitar
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Lonely House (Covers)Tomas Ulrich (Cello), Rolf Sturm (Guitar), Michael Bisio (Bass), Cargo Cult (Primary)Tomas Ulrich's Cargo Cult: certainly one of the definitive string groups of the 21st century and perhaps the most versatile and expansive. This latest release follows up CIMP 375 and Cadence Jazz 1214 with a recording that references a wide range of compositions. The inspirations here range from Leadbelly to Monk. Definitely an enchanting and fun listening experience. Cargo CultTomas Ulrich (Cello), Rolf Sturm (Guitar), Michael Bisio (Bass)Cargo Cult’s first recording (Cadence Jazz Records 1214) was so inspiring, CIMP moved quickly to make this recording. And this recording further inspired CIMP enough to record two more (to be released in the near future) performances by this group. Here is a string trio like you’ve never heard before. Passionate, improvising, beautiful compositions, and soulful delivery. Try this and listen to what the fuss is all about. To The RoachOdean Pope (Tenor Saxophone), Matt Davis (Guitar), Michael Taylor (Bass), Craig McIver (Drums)Odean Pope is a master of improvised music in both technique and thought. A distinguished and distinguishable voice, his latest CIMP event finds him playing tribute to his "boss" of 20 years, Max Roach. This session finds Odean outfitted with a new quartet featuring guitar—unprecedented in the Pope discography. No need to pontificate further. This is pure Pope—a broad view from the typically more lyrical to arguably his most volcanic work on record. There's a surpise at the end of this recording: a few moments of something very special albeit in low low fidelity. This is the complete Pope. Younger DryasWilliam Gagliardi (Alto, Soprano,&Tenor Sax), John Carlson (Trumpet, Pocket Trumpet), Ken Wessel (Guitar), Dave Hofstra (Bass), Lou Grassi (Drums)This release is the companion to CIMP 332. As regular CIMP listeners know, a second volume is not "leftovers." We don't release culls or anything of a standard we don't endorse. So be assured this is in fact more - more of the joyous, quirky inventive music from "Billy Gags" and his handpicked group of excellent and interesting artists. Recorded May 26 & 27, 2005 Stellar SaxErnie Krivda (Saxophone), Bob Fraser (Guitar), Dominick Farinacci (Trumpet), Jeff Halsey (Bass), Carmen Intorre (Drums)One of the most distinctive and uncompromised stylists in Jazz, this new release from the quintet offers up four extended explorations including some new Krivda compositions, plus a fascinating solo invention off "Stella By Starlight." Sharing the front-line as he has on four other Krivda releases is Dominick Farinacci (trumpet) while Bob Fraser (g) and Carmen Intorre (d) also return. And Jeff Halsey's big bass finally reunites with Krivda after a long association that began in 1985. Recorded June 15 & 16, 2005. JawboningKen Wessel (Guitar), Ken Filiano (Bass), Lou Grassi (Drums)There may be better known guitarists but none of them get to the heart of an improvisation better than Ken Wessel. A sideman on other CIMP sessions, we've been waiting for him to stand up and do his own date. The anticipation is justified as you'll hear on this mostly original music which also includes "I Remember You" and "Softly As In a Morning Sunrise." Recorded September 9 & 10, 2004 Lost in the StarsMarc Pompe (Vocals), Curt Warren (Guitar), Nick Tountas (Bass), Rusty Jones (Drums)Marc Pompe is a Jazz singer. At 68 years this is only his third release and it's on CIMP, so you know he must be the real thing. Backed by a trio equal to his hipness, he makes memorable Pompe interpretations of 14 Jazz standards and 1 original. Hip, tender, and poignant: another original voice. Recorded August 30 & 31, 2004.
Celebration of the SpiritJazz Composers Alliance Orchestra (Group), Hiroaki Honshuku (Flute), Jims Hobbs (Alto Sax), Jeremy Udden (Alto Sax), Phil Scarff (Tenor&Soprano Sax), Hands Indigo (Bari Sax), Mike Peipman (Trumpet), Keiichi Hashimoto (Trumpet), Jim Mosher (French Horn), Bob Pilkington (Trombone), David Harris (Trombone), Jim Gray (Tuba), Richie Barshay (Drums), Winnien Dahlgren (Vibes), Soo-Jung Kae (Piano), Takaaki Masuko (Percussion), Rick McLaughlin (Bass), Norma Zocher (Guitar), Laura Andel (Composer/Conductor), Darrell Katz (Composer/conductor, dir. of Jazz Compose), Ken Schaphorst (Composer/Conductor), Warren Senders (Composer/Conductor)Here is an incredible combination: a big band full of exciting soloists playing the compositions of 5 composers recorded in real stereo, the CIMP way - with clarity, space and accurate dynamics. Everything about this recording will excite. You'll have to hear it to believe it. Recorded at The Tsai Performance Center at Boston University, Boston, MA October 5, 2003. Leave it to LutherLuther Thomas (Alto Sax), Ethan Mann (Guitar), Brian Smith (Bass), Cliff Barbaro (Drums)287 Luther Thomas (alto sax) - Ethan Mann - (guitar) - Brian Smith (bass) - Cliff Barbaro (drums)
Leave It to Luther
The distinct energized sound of Luther Thomas is all over the 9 cuts on this CD which includes "Groovin' High," "Body & Soul," and "'Round Midnight." Unexpected is the presence of Ethan Mann’s hip and complementary guitar work. Like Luther, this music is irrepressible. Recorded April 15, 2003, Rossie, NY.
Leave It To Luther - Belona - Tatjana - Body and Soul - Groovin' High - Luther's Theme - Nova Zembla - Up South - 'Round Midnight Hope is Bright Green Up NorthJohn Tchicai (Tenor Sax, Bass Clarinet), Pierre Dorge (Guitar), Lou Grassi (Drums)When John Tchicai was the featured guest on Lou Grassi's Po Band recording (CIMP 262), they had such a good time that John decided this would be a good combination to pair up with his long-time associate Pierre Dorge. Dorge is best known (and justifiably so) for leading the New Jungle Orchestra. Here you get a good listen to the instrumentalists in a small group setting. One would expect John and Pierre to debut their own compositions, but the big surprise is that this recording marks Lou's compositional debut. Let's hear it for the drummer. Recorded October 1 & 2, 2002, The Spirit Room, Rossie, NY.
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. Standards&InsightsT.J. Graham (Vocals), Rory Stuart (Guitar)Here’s something for the lovers of standards and vocals: T.J. Graham, backed only by the sensitive artistry of guitarist Rory Stuart. It takes guts to record a vocal record with our audiophile demands: there’s no place to hide, no “fix” in the mix. Recorded July 23 and 24, 2001. Finishing TouchesDom Minasi (Guitar), Michael Bocchicchio (Bass), Jay Rosen (Drums)Dom Minasi returns after almost 25 years of recorded silence with a recording of his very original guitar. A controversial guitar stylist, Minasi's original darkly rhythmic attack is wonderfully captured on a program of standards and 5 originals. Recorded Feb. 22 & 23, 1999. Relax, Keep the Tension, PleaseAndrew Cheshire (Guitar), Dominic Duval (Bass), Jay Rosen (Drums)Guitarist Andrew Cheshire comes from a Tal Farlow lineage. Here is a driving, warm, and very inventive bopster who references the tradition and doesn't try to clone it. 8 tracks, with a mixture of ballads and swingers, originals and standards make up a fine demanding inside session. With Jay Rosen on drums and Dominic Duval at the bass, you know there's no coasting. Recorded Jan. 26 & 27, 1998. DedicationAhmed Abdullah (Trumpet), Carlos Ward (Flute), Masujaa (Guitar), Alex Blake (Bass), Cody Moffett (Drums)Ahmed Abdullah's first release in ten years is a well-conceived and executed dedication to the late Charles Moffett, his colleague of many years. Cody Moffett took over his father's drum seat (and drums) for this eclectic and charming program of 9 tunes (La Vie En Rose and I'll Be Seeing You along with standards and traditional music. Recorded June 17 & 18, 1997. EssenceLee Shaw (Piano), Mike DeMicco (Guitar), Rich Syracuse (Bass)Lee Shaw is out of the tradition of Art Tatum and Oscar Peterson. What marks her work is an enthusiasm, swing, and over-all effervescence which is unsupressable. Add to this the fine bop sensibilities of her rhythm section and you have an everfresh program of standards and exceptional Shaw originals. Recorded Sept. 16, 1996.