1. Starting in the late 1960s, jazz saxophonist Clifford Jordan produced a series of recordings mostly by other leaders, that were released on the musicians-owned Strata-East label. Those seven albums are now collected in a box set, The Complete Clifford Jordan Strata-East Sessions, on six CDs from Mosaic. The sound on these albums is just OK, but they all feature fiery playing, original material, and great and underappreciated players—especially rhythm players.

Kevin Whitehead reviews the box set The Complete Clifford Jordan Strata-East Sessions  

    Starting in the late 1960s, jazz saxophonist Clifford Jordan produced a series of recordings mostly by other leaders, that were released on the musicians-owned Strata-East label. Those seven albums are now collected in a box set, The Complete Clifford Jordan Strata-East Sessions, on six CDs from Mosaic. The sound on these albums is just OK, but they all feature fiery playing, original material, and great and underappreciated players—especially rhythm players.

    Kevin Whitehead reviews the box set The Complete Clifford Jordan Strata-East Sessions
     

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  1. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead looks at saxophonist Tim Berne’s album Insomnia, just released after a 14-year wait: ”The progress of Berne’s long suites unfolds like a road novel, full of picaresque or elliptical episodes, with heroes who end up far from where they started. Or, put yet another way, Tim Berne is a master of slow cooking. He keeps you waiting, but it’s worth it.” View in High-Res

    Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead looks at saxophonist Tim Berne’s album Insomnia, just released after a 14-year wait: ”The progress of Berne’s long suites unfolds like a road novel, full of picaresque or elliptical episodes, with heroes who end up far from where they started. Or, put yet another way, Tim Berne is a master of slow cooking. He keeps you waiting, but it’s worth it.”

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  1. Before ‘Ipanema,’ Stan Getz’s Exquisite ‘Quintets’ 

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  1. Jazz Critic Kevin Whitehead on jazz saxophonist Henry Threadgill: “I don’t know anyone whose bands ooze through time the way his do. Even  when you hear where he’s coming from, he still comes at you sideways.” View in High-Res

    Jazz Critic Kevin Whitehead on jazz saxophonist Henry Threadgill: “I don’t know anyone whose bands ooze through time the way his do. Even when you hear where he’s coming from, he still comes at you sideways.”

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  1. 
Jazz Saxophonist James Moody, on his close relationship with Dizzy Gillespie: "For  the longest time, I used to call my wife — I used to call Linda, my  honey, and tell her, ‘Honey, I called you and you weren’t home.’ You  know?  She says, ‘Honey, I’ve been home all day.’ I said, ‘Well, but I  called’ — and then I’d say the number.  And she’d say, ‘Honey, that’s  Dizzy’s number.’ " 
Moody died on Thursday. He was 85. On today’s Fresh Air, we’ll listen back to a 1996 interview with Moody. View in High-Res

    Jazz Saxophonist James Moody, on his close relationship with Dizzy Gillespie: "For the longest time, I used to call my wife — I used to call Linda, my honey, and tell her, ‘Honey, I called you and you weren’t home.’ You know?  She says, ‘Honey, I’ve been home all day.’ I said, ‘Well, but I called’ — and then I’d say the number.  And she’d say, ‘Honey, that’s Dizzy’s number.’ "

    Moody died on Thursday. He was 85. On today’s Fresh Air, we’ll listen back to a 1996 interview with Moody.

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