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Gary Windo with Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason – Steam Radio Tapes (2014)

Never-before-released tapes find the late saxist Gary Windo collaborating between 1976-78 with a group that includes Nick Mason, but don’t go in expecting the visceral prog-influenced prog that marked Pink Floyd’s output of that era.

Carla Bley, Andy Sheppard, Steve Swallow – Trios (2013)

Carla Bley returns to her long running drum-less threesome featuring electric bassist Steve Swallow and tenor saxman Andy Sheppard with an album by this ensemble next week.

Paul Bley Trio – Closer (1966; 2013 Remaster)

It’s damned near impossible to pick and choose only a handful of Paul Bley records as being the essential few, he’s been so prolific and readily moves from one idea to the next, constantly evolving along the way.

Steve Swallow Quintet – Into The Woodwork (2013)

As the world’s first, one of the few, and the premier electric bassist of the straight-jazz world, Steve Swallow has long ago carved out his niche, using this unlikely instrument to make vividly lyrical music.

Half Notes: Various Artists – That's The Way I Feel Now (1991)

by Mark Saleski This record has more often than not been out of print. Maybe it’s the legalities involved in dealing with such a large cast. Maybe it’s record company incompetence. I don’t know. What I do know is that it’s one fantastic, diverse and powerful tribute to Thelonious Monk. I got a freshly ‘minted’ copy of the CD thanksRead More

Carla Bley and Her Remarkable Big Band – Appearing Nightly (2008)

by Mark Saleski There are two things that can be counted on when cracking open a new Carla Bley Big Band record: 1. many, many interesting and twisty passages of musical architecture and 2. volume. Oh yes, the horn section is enormous