We continue to listen to Long Plays during the 11 o’clock hour of The Nightside with Andy O’…these special extensive compositions needed a deeper listen.
“Make Way to the City/The Arc of Slavery (Part 1)” (19:22) by Rob Mazurek, Exploding Star Orchestra
From the album Galactic Parables Vol.1
Featuring Rob Mazurek – composition, direction, cornet, electronics
Damon Locks – text, voice, electronics
Angelica Sanchez – piano
Jeff Parker – guitar
John Herndon – drums
Chad Taylor – drums
Matthew Bauder – tenor saxophone, clarinet
Matthew Lux – bass guitar
Guilherme Granado – keyboard, samplers, synth, voice
Mauricio Takara – cavaquinho, electronics, percussion
“Mazurek and company channel electric Miles, Sun Ra, and the Art Ensemble of Chicago to make a recording that is cosmic, spiritual, raw, and powerful.” — Avant Music News
“Inspired by years of living in Brazil, Chicago cornet player Rob Mazurek … mixes jazz fusion influenced by Miles Davis’s early 70s output with Brazilian Tropicalia and electronica. The result is a psychedelic, spacey, multi-layered electro-acoustic trip; epic and, at times, intense and scary.” – The Jazz Breakfast
“Now He Sings, Now He Sobs” (15:56) (originally, a version of this was the title track from the debut album)
Trilogy 2 is a live album by Chick Corea with Christian McBride and Brian Blade. It was first released in 2018 in Japan on the Universal Music label and in 2019 by Concord Records. This is a followup album of Trilogy which was issued in 2013. It won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album in 2021. The track “All Blues” won for Best Improvised Jazz Solo.
Long Play, a deep dive during the last hour of The Nightside into the music that time forgot.
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