The CD features Jamie Masefield (Jazz Mandolin Project) on mandolin, Mat Maneri (William Parker/Cecil Taylor) on viola, John Hebert (Fred Hersch/Mary Halvorson) on bass, and me on drums. This is a project I had be speaking with Paul Motian about for over three years and he sent me all the compositions.
Monday, January 2, 2012
David Murray's Black Saint Quartet in Berlin
I received a nice note from Jeff Cosgrove. Jeff is a drummer and he has just recorded a CD with the title Motian Sickness - The Music of Paul Motian, For the Love of Sarah. You gotta love that title.
I'll be reviewing this CD as soon as I get it. I am a big fan of Paul Motian, who passed away in November. As it happened, I had just noticed a review of Jeff's recording at Jazz Times.
In a subsequent email, Jeff alerted me to a recording by David Murray and the Black Saint Quartet, Black Saint Quartet: Live in Berlin. I found it on eMusic. I hadn't noticed it before because eMusic didn't list it under David Murray. I am big into David Murray. I have been listening to it and it is exquisite. I have a cut playing on my Live365 station. Holy buckets but it is good!
Here's the lineup, from Discogs:
ps. If David Murray should happen to notice this post, he should send me an email. I will whirl like a Dervish if I get one.