Coming Soon on CD from Delmark
It Ain't Right
Delmark DE 841
A walk in the Delta with sanctified swagger, It Ain't Right is a joyous culmination and testimonial to Jimmy's vocal talent and musical gifts. Relevant and inspiring, these songs are loaded with a great sense of collective purpose. Other musicians may cover a tune, but his clear and soulful message and individual approach make any song directly his own, and Jimmy Burns our musical treasure. Jimmy is accompanied by his working band Anthony Palmer, guitar; Greg McDaniel, bass: Bryant "T" Parker, drums; with additional support from Sumito "Ariyo" Ariyoshi, piano; Roosevelt Purifoy, organ; Marques Carroll, trumpet; Chris Neal, tenor sax; Aaron Getsug, baritone sax. 15 songs include two new originals by Billy Flynn. Produced by Dick Shurman.
Dave McDonnell Group
The Time Inside A Year
Delmark DE 5020
One of Dave McDonnell's biggest takeaways from putting time in with dozens of outfits is a desire for his own music to be immediate and reactive, mindful of pulse and the body's innate rhythm but also cerebral. A groove-oriented framework functions as rhythmic scaffolding for his complex harmonic motifs: witness the stacked polyrhythms on the hard-driving "Bullitt" and lithe "Vox Orion," or the lively Latin feel of "Nodes of the Moon." "Brandywine" is hook-laden and swings hard, similar to the bookends of "Bakers Man," the bulk of which is dominated by explosive free-improv fireworks. Dave McDonnell, alto sax; Chris Welcome, guitar; Joshua Abrams, bass; Frank Rosaly, drums; with guests Jason Adasiewicz, Tomeka Reid and Nate Lepine.
Born And Raised
Delmark DE 840
The music of Omar Coleman, like Chicago itself, contains multitudes. Rooted in the blues, spiked with R&B urgency, and resonant with deep-soul passion, it both moves the heart and galvanizes the feet --"grown folks' music," as they say, but abrim with the enthusiasm, fire, and dedication of a young man making his mark on the world. The stories his songs tell are drawn from real life, rich with affirming humanity. Fourteen original songs, most either written or co-written by Omar, include "I Was A Fool" and "Wishing Well" with guest Mile Wheeler, "Man Like Me" and "You've Got A Hold On Me" with guest Toronzo Cannon, "Tell Me What You Want" and "Slow Down Baby" with guest Dave Herrero, "One Request", "Sit Down Baby" and "Very Lucky Man".
| COLEMAN, OMAR / BORN&RAISED -CD
Blues CD DELMARK 840
Don Menza / Pete Magadini Quartet
Live at Claudios
Sackville SK 3052
This 1991 live album is a reunion of the same group that recorded Bones Blues (Sackville SK 4004) in 1977, still rated as a milestone in these musicians’ artistry. Don Menza is a powerful tenor saxophonist, with a dynamic and distinctive sound and style. Menza joined Buddy Rich’s 1968 big band in the “jazz tenor” chair, recording the famous solo cadenza on "Channel 1 Suite" that utilized circular breathing and has become known as a classic. He settled in California and worked with Elvin Jones, Louie Bellson and as a member of The Tonight Show Band, with Johnny Carson. With Wray Downes, piano, Dave Young, bass and Pete Magadini, drums. CD contains "Confirmation", "These Foolish Things", "I Mean You", "On A Misty Night" and three originals.
| MENZA,D.& PETE MAGADINI / LIVE
AT CLAUDIO'S -CD
Jazz CD SACKVILLE 3052