MUSICIANS ON THIS PAGE: ARCHIE SHEPP * MIGUEL ZENON * NUBYA GARCIA * MELODY GARDOT * ART PEPPER * AL DI MEOLA * BEN WEBSTER * LIZZ WRIGHT * BRAD MEHLDAU * JULIAN LAGE * JOHN ZORN [GO TO NEXT PAGE]
Recorded 1969 in Paris. Jeanne Lee sings and Sonny Boy Williamson II plays harmonica. Very bluesy tenor saxophone from Archie Shepp:
Mellower tenor saxophone:
Trouble in Mind is a studio album by American jazz saxophonist Archie Shepp and pianist Horace Parlan, featuring performances recorded in 1980 and released on the Danish-based SteepleChase label. The album consists mainly of early and traditional blues and follows up to their 1977 album of duets on spirituals Goin’ Home.
Great Puerto Rican alto sax player and arranger (won MacArthur Genius Award):
From Zenon’s gorgeous album “Alma Adentro, the Puerto Rican Songbook”:
London-based saxophonist won the Jazz FM awards for Breakthrough Artist of the Year in the UK on April 30, 2018. Below is the announcement of Nubya’s win: https://www.independent.ie/…/nubya-garcia-takes-breakthroug….
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Melancholy & sultry singer is a natural:
Lyrical alto saxophonist performs live in Los Angeles:
Pepper performs with a string section here:
For rock guitar fans who don’t think they like jazz:
Later–and mellower–Al plays a Beatles tune:
Amazing guitar trio featuring Di Meola, John McLaughlin and flamenco star Paco de Lucia:
Classic bluesy album from a Duke Ellington Band alum:
Tenor titan Webster performs with the amazing pianist Art Tatum:
Pianist Brad Mehldau delivers a beautiful Latin-tinged version of an old Beatles tune:
Great version of another standard:
Julian Lage (guitar), Kenny Wollesen (drums) and Scott Colley (bass) perform “I’ll Be Seeing You” at the Blue Whale on 6/4/16:
Another tune from the same concert:
Bill Frisell, guitar; Carol Emanuel, harp; Kenny Wollesen, vibes. Composer: John Zorn
This was part of the Zorn@60 event “Zorn at the Met” on Sept 28, 2013 where John Zorn put together an incredible 10.5 hour collection of performances in the galleries of the museum.
From a Zorn album inspired by poet William Blake:
Carol Emanuel, Harp; Bill Frisell, Guitar; Ikue Mori, Electronics; Kenny Wollesen, Bells, Vibraphone; John Zorn, Arranger, Composer, Conductor, Producer.
This next one is an entire album:
Carol Emanuel, Harp; Bill Frisell, Guitar; Kenny Wollesen, Bells, Vibraphone; John Zorn, Arranger, Composer, Conductor, Producer.
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