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Rabble Without A Cause
Wednesday July 28th, 2021 with Bernard Stepien
Beach Combers Treasure Trove

As usual, during my vacation my path crossed some several CD stores… Here is a sample of CDs I picked up in Strasburg, Basel, Nantes and Château d’Oléron: 1. Roland Kirk in Copenhagen, 1963. A very Free-Jazz oriented session under the cover of straight ahead Jazz. 2. Bojan Zufikarpasic, a Bosnian pianist living in Paris for quite a while but never forgetting his balkanic roots. 3. Art Blakey, Caravan in 1961 with then young Freddie Hubbard and Wayne Shorter. 4. Tim Berne’s ECM Snakeoil CD, a proof that Free Jazz can become commercial. 5. The Firehouse Five. What ? what is a New Orleans Jazz CD doing in the middle of Free Jazz? They just play so beautifully, no one can resist. 6. Yoichiro Kita, Ninja Jockey, trumpet and laptop computer. Now I understand why Canadian trumpeter Craig Pedersen does things like that too. They just can’t resist… 7. Don Cherry, Complete Communion demonstrates that Don can play without Ornette. 8. Thelonious Monk, unissued live at Newport with Monk playing with the Duke Ellington Orchestra and an introduction by the Duke himself.
Cabin In Sky
Roland Kirk - Kirk In Copenhagen - Verve
Bojan Zufikarpasic - Xenophobia - Label Bleu
Art Blakey - Caravan - Riverside
Son Of Not So Sure
Tim Berne - Snake Oil - ECM
Basin Street Blues
The Firehouse Five - Plus Two - Warner Jazz
Yichiro Kita - Ninja Jockey - no label
Complete Communion
Don Cherry - Complete Communion - Blue Note
Monk's Dream
Thelonious Monk - Unissued Live At Newport - In Crowd