new from New York Downtown scene in first quarter of 2017
1. Theo Bleckmann
track 4: The Mission (Theo Bleckmann) 7:44
Theo Bleckmann - voice, live electronic processing; Shai Maestro - piano, keyboards; Ben Monder - electric guitar; Chris Tordini - double bass; John Hollenbeck - drums, percussion.
recorded by James A. Farber at Avatar Studios, NYC in January 2016.
album "Elegy" (ECM Records ECM 2512)
2. Craig Taborn
track 2: Abandoned Reminder (Craig Taborn) 7:46
Chris Speed - tenor saxophone, clarinet; Craig Taborn - piano, Farfisa Compact organ, Sequential Circuits Prophet 6 synthesizer, electronics; Chris Lightcap - double bass, electric bass; Dave King - drums, percussion, electronic percussion.
recorded by James A. Farber at Avatar Studios, NYC in May 2016.
album "Daylight Ghosts" (ECM Records ECM 2527)
3. Jim Black
track 1: Almost Awake (Jim Black) 3:56
track 7: Just Turned Two (Jim Black) 5:27
Óskar Guðjónsson - tenor saxophone; Elias Stemeseder - keyboards, laptop; Chris Tordini - electric bass; Jim Black - drums, sampler.
recorded by Amandine Pras at Water Music, NJ on March 25-26, 2016 and August 20-21, 2016.
album "Malamute" (Intakt Records Intakt CD 283)
4. Eivind Opsvik
track 3: Extraterrestrial Tantrum (Eivind Opsvik) 4:34
track 7: Shoppers and Pickpockets (Eivind Opsvik) 5:23
Tony Malaby - tenor saxophone; Jacob Sacks - piano, RMI rock-si-chord organ; Brandon Seabrook - electric guitar; Eivind Opsvik - double bass, analog bass synthesizer, Oberheim drum machine, hand claps; Kenny Wollesen - drums, percussion, Rhythm Ace drums machine, hand claps.
recorded by Tom Schick at Sear Sound, Studio A, NYC on June 20, 2016.
album "Overseas V" (Loyal Label LLCD 020)
5. Matthew Stevens
track 4: Cocoon (Matthew Stevens) 7:56
Matthew Stevens - electric & acoustic guitars, sampling, synthesizer, electric bass (2); Vicente Archer - electric bass; Eric Doob - drums, sampling, synthesizer, programming; Esperanza Spalding - vocals (8).
recorded by Kyle Hoffmann at Revolution Recording, Toronto. ©2017
album "Preverbal" (Ropeadope Records RAD-339)
6. Vitor Gonçalves Quartet
track 2: Cortelyou Road (Vitor Gonçalves) 8:53
Vitor Gonçalves - piano; Todd Neufeld - electric guitar; Thomas Morgan - double bass; Dan Weiss - drums.
recorded by Ryan Streber at Oktaven Audio, Mount Vernon, NY on June 5, 2015.
album "Vitor Gonçalves Quartet" (Sunnyside Records SSC 1462)
7. Rema Hasumi
track 1: Vers Libre I (Rema Hasumi) 3:54
track 2: Still or Again (Rema Hasumi) 7:04
Rema Hasumi - piano, voice; Masa Yamaguchi - double bass; Randy Peterson - drums.
recorded by Ryan Streber at Oktaven Audio, Mount Vernon, NY on June 16, 2016.
album "Billows of Blue" (Ruweh Records 004)
8. Sylvie Courvoisier/Mary Halvorson
track 4: Absent Across Skies (Mary Halvorson) 7:08
Sylvie Courvoisier - piano; Mary Halvorson - electric guitar.
recorded by Joseph Branciforte at Studio LULU, Brooklyn on August 21, 2016.
album "Crop Circles" (Relative Pitch Records RPR 1045)
9. Stephan Crump/Ingrid Laubrock/Cory Smythe
track 1: With Eyes Peeled (Crump/Laubrock/Smythe) 5:49
Ingrid Laubrock - tenor & soprano saxophones; Cory Smythe - piano; Stephan Crump - double bass.
recorded by Ryan Streber at Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, NY on August 13, 2015.
album " Planktonic Finales" (Intakt Records Intakt CD 285)
10. Matt Mitchell
track 2: TRĀÇĘŚ (Tim Berne) 9:56
Matt Mitchell - piano.
recorded by Daniel Goodwin at Systems Two, Brooklyn. ©2017
album "Førage" (Screwgun Records)