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7 Black Butterflies (2005)
"One of the best jazz releases of the year." - New York Newsday
Liner Note Author: Robert Iannapollo.
Recording information: The Studio, New York, NY (10/11/2004).
Personnel: Herb Robertson (trumpet, cornet); Herb Robertson; Tim Berne (alto saxophone); Sylvie Courvoisier (piano, prepared piano); Mark Dresser (double bass); Tom Rainey (drums).
Audio Mixer: Jon Rosenberg.
Black Pastels (1987)
One of the top jazz cellists of the 1980s and 1990s, Hank Roberts performs eight of his spirited originals on this set which was his debut as a leader. Roberts, who also plays a bit of classical 12-string guitar and ...
Track Listing: AK; Rest & Unrest; Structural Functions Of Prezens; Bulbs; Them Buried Standing; Sink; Neck-Deep In The Harrow...; Ever More Other; Ring For Endless Travel; Miss Place, The Mist; Transmit Regardless;
||Tim Berne's Science Friction|
Sublime And (2003)
Track Listing: DISC 1: Van Gundy's Retreat; Shell Game, The; Mrs. Subliminal/Clownfinger: Mrs. Subliminal / Clownfinger; DISC 2: Smallfry; Jalapeno Diplomacy/Traction: Jalapeno Diplomacy / Traction; Stuckon U;
Low Profile (1994)
Bassist Michael Formanek, an underrated composer who wrote the ten pieces explored on this CD, welcomes an all-star group of adventurous improvisers. Marty Ehrlich (on clarinet, bass clarinet, alto and soprano), Tim Berne (doubling on alto and baritone), trumpeter Dave ...
Liner Note Author: Rui Eduardo Paes.
Recording information: Namouche Studio (06/10/2009-06/13/2009); Quinta Da Música (06/10/2009-06/13/2009); Namouche Studio (08/07/2009); Quinta Da Música (08/07/2009).
Personnel: Hugo Carvalhais (double bass, electronics); Tim Berne (alto saxophone); Gabriel Pinto (piano, synthesizer); Mário Costa (drums).
Audio Mixer: Joao ...
Something Personal (1992)
Recorded at WDR Studios, Cologne, Germany in May 1991.
Personnel: Peter Herborn (conductor); Tim Berne (alto saxophone); Marc Ducret (electric guitar, 12-string guitar); Lindsay Horner (bass); Auryn String Quartet.
Nature of the Beast (1997)
Unlike bassist Michael Formanek's previous efforts as a leader, which have primarily employed dynamic saxophonists (Tim Berne, Marty Ehrlich, or Greg Osby) as lead voices, Nature of the Beast is all about the brass. Despite guest appearances from a trio ...
Loose Cannon (1992)
This 1993 release for the Italian Soul Note label signifies one of those lightly marketed gems that may have gotten lost in the grand mix of modern jazz-style fare. Here, three of the most prominent figures in the area of ...
We Speak Etruscan (1996)
Lee Hyla's music derives largely from the post-serial, neo-romantic contemporary classical tradition, but with the occasional dollop of jazz thrown in for good measure. He has great concern for tonal colors, often evoking the work of composers like John Harbison, ...
Spy vs. Spy: The Music of Ornette Coleman (1989)
Old school jazz fans might very well be horrified at this tribute to Ornette Coleman by saxophonist, experimentalist and musical deconstructionist extraordinaire John Zorn. Coleman's retooling of jazz syntax, his theories of harmolodic structure and, moreover, the tenacity of his ...
Souls Saved Hear (2004)
The members of Big Satan have been working together in various groups for years, and all that time playing in various contexts has given them a nearly unmatched rapport as musicians. Tim Berne is one of the most original alto ...
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Bass & Bird Pond (2000)
Jon Raskin performs on a variety of saxophones, from the bright sopranino to the more substantial alto. The result is a dive into secluded body of sounds, sunlight playing on ripples at the surface and gently moving fish exploring the ...
Sins 'N' Wins 'N' Funs: Left-Cores And Hard-Core En-cores, The Worlds Greatest Unknown Hits (1996)
Concert Jazz Band.
Personnel: George Gruntz (piano); Sheila Jordan (vocals); Django Bates (whistling); Dino Saluzzi (bandoneon); Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky (clarinet, alto saxophone); Chris Hunter, Tim Berne, Sal Giorgianni (alto saxophone); Jerry Bergonzi, Seamus Blake, Alan Skidmore (tenor saxophone); Arturo Sandoval (trumpet, timbales); ...
Please Advise (1998)
Is jazz-based free improvisation still a viable mode of expression? At least in the case of Paraphrase, the answer would have to be "yes." Composed of alto/baritone saxophonist Tim Berne, bassist Drew Gress, and drummer Tom Rainey, the trio is ...
Cause & Reflect (1998)
What would you make of a 1998 meeting between longtime vanguard jazz buddies like saxophonist Time Berne and cellist Hank Roberts? It'd be a skronk-fest, right? Wrong. This gorgeous duet album between Berne and Roberts explores improvisation to be sure, ...
Fulton Street Maul (1987)
How did avant-gardist Tim Berne get signed to Columbia? During his relatively brief alliance with that media giant, the passionate altoist was somehow able to continue recording his uncompromising music with apparently no real interference. On this set, he teams ...
Heavy Load (1993)
HEAVY LOAD firmly establishes New Kingdom as a distinctive new voice in the hip-hop genre. Rapper/DJs Nosaj and Sebastian process their loops and vocals with a wide array of low-fi effects, portraying their rambling stream-of-consciousness monologues with the kind of ...
Five Chord Stud (1993)
Recorded in New York, New York on November 18 & 19, 1993. Includes liner notes by Bill Shoemaker.
FIVE CHORD STUD documents the work of a great composer at a point in his career when the physical ravages of time had ...
Sanctified Dreams was the second of two albums recorded by saxophonist/composer Tim Berne for Columbia and, if it falls short of the dense, chaotic heights of the first release (Fulton Street Maul), it offers its own rewards. One of Berne's ...
||Marilyn Crispell & Tim Berne|
An avant-gardist whose playing (even at its most intense) is lyrical, the remarkable pianist Marilyn Crispell was originally influenced by Cecil Taylor but has since carved out her own musical personality. For this particular CD she is teamed with altoist ...
It doesn't take long for Tim Berne to assert his presence on Theoretically, his outstanding 1986 collaboration with Bill Frisell. Over the guitarist's carefully orchestrated acoustic parts, the alto player shrieks and soars like, well, Tim Berne. The overall feel ...
Big Band Record (1994)
Ray Anderson has nine of his originals performed by the 17-piece George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band on this Gramavision CD and the results are quite spirited and very satisfying. The often riotous trombonist is fortunate to have his complex but ...
Bassist Mark Helias' work as a leader has always been a touch more straight-ahead than many of the musicians for whom he's worked as a sideman, but his heart seems to be with bouncy heads and elastic grooves and that's ...