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Live At Birdland! - Cookin' In Midtown


Release Date: 11/23/2010 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 63325  
Composer:  D.D. JacksonDave DouglasOriente LopezPeter Bernstein,   ... 
Performer:  D.D. JacksonDave DouglasLouis PerdomoPeter Bernstein,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D.D. Jackson GroupDave Douglas QuartetTimbalaye,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Special Order: This CD requires additional production time and ships within 2-3 weeks.  

This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Compilation producers: Steve Backer, Andy Kaufman, Bob Belden.

Recorded live at Birdland, New York, New York between March 11 and June 28, 1998. Includes liner notes by Larry Blumenfeld and Ted Panken.

Personnel: Peter Bernstein (guitar); Christian Howes (violin, electric violin); Antonio Malaby (saxophone); Jimmy Greene (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Chris Potter (tenor saxophone); Darren Barrett (trumpet, flugelhorn); Richard Nant, Hugh Ragin, Dave Douglas (trumpet); Aaron Goldberg (piano, Fender Rhodes piano); D.D. Jackson (piano, keyboards); Bruce Barth (piano); Kenny Davis (acoustic bass, electric bass); Ben Perowsky, Billy Kilson, Joe Farnsworth (drums); Robert Quintero (congas); Ralph Irizarry
Read more (timbales); John Lamkin (percussion).

Liner Note Author: Ted Panken.

Recording information: Birdland, New York, NY (03/11/1998-06/28/1998).

Editors: Dave Baker ; Katsuhiko Naito.

Photographers: Teri Bloom; Joseph A. Rosen.

Featuring a nice slice of New York's modern jazz crowd, this ten-cut compilation showcases two songs apiece from pianist D.D. Jackson's quintet, trumpeter Dave Douglas' quartet, timbales player Ralph Irizarry and Timbalaye, the Jimmy Greene/Darren Barrett quintet, and guitarist Peter Bernstein's non-organ quartet. Jackson leads off the record in a spiritual mood on "Easy," and follows up with the hot bopper "For Monk's Sake," which features the heart-tugging violin of Christian Howes, the shining star of this entire showcase. The Douglas quartet offers a bluesy "Driftwood" and the slow, dour "The Frisell Dream." Greene and Barrett recall Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers on the hard-charging "Half-Steps," and go easy on the steadiest cut of the disc, "Re-Affirmation." The hottest and most innovative band here is Timbalaye, with its riddle-laden charts and atypical Afro-Cuban grooves. The Oriente Lopez composition "Rampa Arriba" finds this septet using a deep bass and piano line from Waldo Chavez and Luis Perdomo as a thrust for saxophonist Tony Malaby, trombonist Joseph Fiedler, trumpeter Richard Nant, and conga player Robert Quintero. Timbalaye's take on Bob Franceschini's "Piesotes (Giant Feet)" is a sweet, jiving chart featuring a piano montuno and a spontaneous solo by Irizarry. Bernstein is steadily earning a reputation as one of the best young jazz guitarists, as evidenced by his supersonic bopper "Jet Stream" and the midtempo swing of "Booker's Little Blues." Certainly, more can be heard from each of these leaders on their own recordings, but this CD brings them all together in one, nice package. A fine example of the modern jazz movement. ~ Michael G. Nastos
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Works on This Recording

1. Easy by D.D. Jackson
Performer:  D.D. Jackson (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D.D. Jackson Group
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 5/28/1998 
Venue:  Birdland, New York City 
2. Driftwood by Dave Douglas
Performer:  Dave Douglas (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dave Douglas Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 6/28/1998 
Venue:  Birdland, New York City 
3. Rampa Arriba by Oriente Lopez
Performer:  Louis Perdomo (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Timbalaye
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 3/11/1998 
Venue:  Birdland, New York City 
4. Jet Stream by Peter Bernstein
Performer:  Peter Bernstein (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Peter Bernstein Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 5/27/1998 
Venue:  Birdland, New York City 
5. Half-Steps by Darren Barrett
Performer:  John Lamkin (Percussion), Aaron Goldberg (Keyboards), Jimmy Greene (Saxophone),
Darren Barrett (Trumpet), Dwayne Bruno (Doublebass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dave Douglas Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 4/19/1998 
Venue:  Birdland, New York City 
6. Re-affirmation by Jimmy Greene
Performer:  Jimmy Greene (Saxophone), Darren Barrett (Trumpet), Dwayne Bruno (Doublebass),
Aaron Goldberg (Keyboards), John Lamkin (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dave Douglas Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 4/19/1998 
Venue:  Birdland, New York City 
7. The Frisell Dream by Dave Douglas
Performer:  Dave Douglas (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dave Douglas Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 6/28/1998 
Venue:  Birdland, New York City 
8. For Monk's Sake by D.D. Jackson
Performer:  D.D. Jackson (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D.D. Jackson Group
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 5/28/1998 
Venue:  Birdland, New York City 
9. Piesotes by Bob Franceschini
Performer:  Louis Perdomo (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Timbalaye
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 3/11/1998 
Venue:  Birdland, New York City 
10. Booker's Little Blues by Peter Bernstein
Performer:  Peter Bernstein (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Peter Bernstein Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 5/27/1998 
Venue:  Birdland, New York City 

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