Thirsty Ear Presents: Blue Series Sampler [2003]

Thirsty Ear Presents: Blue Series Sampler [2003]


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While many labels issue samplings of their artists to hip the consumer to what it is they have to offer them as product, the folks at Thirsty Ear, curated by pianist and composer Matthew Shipp, put together Blue Series Sampler, an aesthetic sampling of what is inarguably the most exciting, forward-thinking jazz label in the United States. The Blue Series deal is one based on approaches to creating music, not genre approaches. Hence, there are tracks from Shipp's varied acoustic and electric ensembles, DJ tracks by everybody from Spooky to the cats in Spring Heel Jack playing live with everyone from Evan Parker to William Parker, to David S. Ware's new string band, to El-P's forthcoming experimental forays into jazz and hip-hop, with a ton of stuff in between. There are no dogs, no forsaken tracks, and no haphazardly chosen selection on this collection -- great evidence is the inclusion of the Kidd Jordan/Fred Anderson cut from the Vision Festival. This is just the shape of jazz to come, but its texture, its treatise, its look, sound, and artifice all sprawled out in Technicolor blue.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/23/2003
Label: Thirsty Ear
UPC: 0700435713826
catalogNumber: 57138
Rank: 129164

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Han Bennink   Drums
Tim Berne   Alto Saxophone
Evan Parker   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Kenny Wheeler   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Billy Bang   Violin
Fred Anderson   Alto Saxophone
Khan Jamal   Vibes
Paul Rutherford   Trombone
David S. Ware   Tenor Saxophone
Matthew Shipp   Piano,Korg,fender rhodes
William Parker   Bass
Roy Campbell   Trumpet
Marc Ducret   Electric Guitar
Hamid Drake   Drums
Alex Lodico   Trombone
Tom Rainey   Drums
Steve Swell   Trombone
Ashley Wales   Multi Instruments
Evan Ziporyn   Clarinet
John Coxon   Multi Instruments
Josh Roseman   Trombone
Kidd Jordan   Alto Saxophone
Jason Pierce   Electric Guitar
Craig Taborn   Organ,fender rhodes
Gerald Cleaver   Drums
Ed Coxon   Violin
Mat Maneri   Viola
Keef Destefano   Sampling
Daniel Carter   Reeds,Trumpet
John Edwards   Double Bass
Flam   Synthesizer
Guillermo E. Brown   Drums
Daniel Bernard Roumain   Violin
GoodandEvil   Sounds
George Trebar   Double Bass
Peter Gordon   Flute

Technical Credits

Tim Berne   Composer,Author
David S. Ware   Composer,Author
Matthew Shipp   Composer,Author
William Parker   Composer
Chip Davis   Composer
DJ Wally   Composer,Author
Craig Taborn   Contributor
Flam   Programming
Cynthia Fetty   Art Direction
DJ Goo   Remixing
Peter Gordon   Author
Robert Lamm   Composer

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