vol. 23 Cooking With Roscoe Mitchel,Craig Taborn and Kikanjyu Baku
Hello listeners! Today, I will play tunes from this album “Roscoe Mitchel Conversations with Craig Taborn and Kikanjyu Baku”
3 weeks ago(prob 4), my old musician friend in London emailed me to ask my address in Berlin. He suddenly sent this CD to me.
To be honest, I am not familiar to Avant Garde/Free Impro scene as much as I improvise music. So I didnt know even Roscoe Mitchel….
But my friend Kinkanjyu Baku!! As he is one of the best drummer in London , I thought ” Wow” this must be interesting” and listened to the CD. In fact, it is super good! Very sensitive and wile, aggressive and passive, seriousness and cuteness. I guess its nice with your lunch and Sunshine (in Berlin now)
Roscoe Mitchell (born August 3, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois) is an African-American composer, jazz instrumentalist and educator, mostly known for being “a technically superb — if idiosyncratic — saxophonist.”He has been called “one of the key figures” in avant-garde jazz who has been “at the forefront of modern music” for the past thirty years. He continues “to be a major figure.”He has even been called a “super musician”and the New York Times has mentioned that he “qualifies as an iconoclast.”
Craig Marvin Taborn (born February 20, 1970) is an American pianist, keyboardist and composer.Also playing organ and Moog synthesizer, Taborn has worked mostly in jazz, although he also does dark ambient and techno music.
Taborn started playing piano and Moog synthesizer as an adolescent and was influenced at an early stage by the freedom expressed in the recordings of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, Sun Ra, and Cecil Taylor. While still at university, Taborn toured and recorded with saxophonist James Carter. He went on to play with numerous other musicians in electronic and acoustic settings, while also building a reputation as a solo pianist. In 2011, Down Beat
chose Taborn as winner of the electric keyboard category, as well as rising star in both the piano and organ categories. By the middle of 2013, Taborn had released five albums under his own name and appeared on more than 70 as a sideman.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Taborn
I couldn’t find Kikanjyu Baku on Wiki, please make it,somebody who is good at writing!!
starting in 1 hour (13:00 25/3/2014 in Berlin), Enjoy!
Cozmik Onion lunch Radio show
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