Dec 16, 2009

The Free Sounds Of SOUL NOTE (ITA)



With its numerous exciting works (recorded mostly in NY or Milano) by some top american, italian and european free-jazzmen and improvisors, italian SOUL NOTE label has established itself as one of the most creative forces in avant-jazz and innovative music of the last 30 years...

Few selections from the endless catalog of SOUL NOTE are here:

A
01. MENGELBERG/LACY/LEWIS/GORTER/BENNINK
the happenings (1984, "Change Of Season")
02. MAX ROACH
The drum also waltzes (1984, "Survivors")
03. BILLY BANG (featuring SUN RA)
Foggy day in London town (1993, "A Tribute To Stuff Smith")
04. GIANLUIGI TROVESI
Dance for a king (1998, "Around Small Fairy Tales")
05. HAMIET BLUIETT
Nu tune (1984, "Ebu")
06. JIMMY GIUFFRE 4
Cool (1983, "Dragonfly")
07. CONFERENCE CALL (G. ULLMANN/M.J. STEVENS/JOE FONDA)
Could this be a polka (2002, "Final Answer")
08. MAL WALDRON, STEVE LACY
Azure (1986, "Sempre Amore")
09. CHARLIE HADEN (w GERRI ALLEN, PAUL MOTIAN)
Sandino (1987, "Etudes")
10. DAVE DOUGLAS
Ballad in which Macheath asks everyone to forgive him (1993, "Parallel Worlds")
11. TONY SCOTT
Spirits return (1984, "African Bird Come Back! Mother Africa")
12. BILL DIXON
Dusk (1981, "In Italy vol 2")
13. RAN BLAKE
Vradiazi (1986, "Short life Of Barbara Monk")

B
01. PETER KUHN
Being human (1982, "The Kill")
02. GEORGE RUSSELL
Esoteric circle (1993, "Trip To Prellarguri")
03. GIORGIO GASLINI
Lampi (1994, "Lampi")
04. STEVE LACY TRIO
Flakes (1988, "The Window")
05. GIANLUIGI TROVESI
Verano (1998, "Around Small Fairy Tales")
06. CONFERENCE CALL
Liquid cage (2002, "Final Answer")
07. BILLY BANG QUINTET
Broken strings (1981, "Rainbow Gladiator")
08. ELLERY ESKELIN
The sun died (1996 "The Sun Died")
09. TOM VARNER
Prayer (1993 "The Mystery Of Compassion")
10. LEE KONITZ QUARTET
Taking a chance on love (1991, "Zounds")
11. ENRICO PIERANUNZI TRIO
L'heure oblique (1996, "Seaward")
12. BORAH BERGMAN, ANDREW CYRILLE
Red Shadows (1993, "The Human Factor")


compiled by LaFolieDuJour
listen to: part I / part II/

4 comments:

kool thinks said...

nice very very nice:)

d.ross said...

Thanks for such great variety.

I thought I should mention that "Soul Note" was their label when presenting white artists.
"Black Saint" was the name when the artists were black.
A little odd...

serviceton said...

Not correct about Soul Note for white artists, Black Saint for black artists. Go and look at their catalogues again.
Here's a Soul Note illustrated discography that looks nicely done - http://jazzrealities.blogspot.com/2010/01/soulnote-label-discography-compiled-by.html

Cecil Taylor, Max Roach, Andrew Hill, Art Blakey and Archie Shepp are not usually considered "white artists".
Although Paul Bley, Steve Lacy, Lee Konitz,and Ran Blake are.
Point is, it was nothing to do with race.
Billy Harper was incidentally, the first artist on both labels

serviceton said...

Way old post to comment on I know - Think it's worth mentioning tho..
Nice compilation !