First Wadada Leo Smith, Vijay Iyer and Jack DeJohnette recording to be issued

The TUM Records label in mid-October are releasing Wadada Leo Smith, Vijay Iyer and Jack DeJohnette's first collaboration together. A Love Sonnet For Billie Holiday includes originals by all three leaders. Iyer on the record plays Fender Rhodes and …

Published: 26 Sep 2021. Updated: 31 days.

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The TUM Records label in mid-October are releasing Wadada Leo Smith, Vijay Iyer and Jack DeJohnette's first collaboration together. A Love Sonnet For Billie Holiday includes originals by all three leaders. Iyer on the record plays Fender Rhodes and the Hammond B-3 organ in adddition to his more usual preference for piano. The track 'Deep Time No. 1' includes an excerpt from the Malcolm X speech ''By Any Means Necessary". The title track is a Wadada composition and is the trumpeter-composer's latest Billie Holiday tribute. The label are also releasing 4-CD box set The Chicago Symphonies by Wadada's Great Lakes Quartet ahead of his 80th birthday. Photos: R.I. Sutherland-Cohen

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The Kevin Brady quartet's tumbling Suicide Squeeze streams ahead of Plan B and their Sligo theatre show

Shaping up to be one of the big releases of October a heavyweight Irish and North American jazz constellation comes together for Plan B. Listen to the tough fat bass guitar lines and more of the pulsating 1970s jazz-rock flavoured 'Suicide …

Published: 26 Sep 2021. Updated: 31 days.

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Shaping up to be one of the big releases of October a heavyweight Irish and North American jazz constellation comes together for Plan B. Listen to the tough fat bass guitar lines and more of the pulsating 1970s jazz-rock flavoured 'Suicide Squeeze' drawn from the Ubuntu release. US-based Bill Carrothers on Fender Rhodes is with tenor saxophonist Seamus Blake who plays a blinder on the bustling number as does up-for-it Irish bassist Dave Redmond and cooking with gáis, leading the charge, the fast shuffling Kevin Brady. Bill Carrothers, above, left, Dave Redmond, Seamus Blake, Kevin Brady head to play spiritual Sligo on 27 November. Photo: Daragh McDonagh