Performing together since the late 70s, this is the first recorded documentation of West Coast trumpeter Bobby Bradford, NY bassist Mark Dresser, and trombonist Glenn Ferris.
Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 241
Squidco Product Code: 15409
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded in September 2009 by Glenn Ferris in the house of Bruce Fowler, Woodland Hills, CA.
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1. For Bradford 8:12
2. Purge 7:09
3. Bbjc 6:24
4. Pandas Run 7:27
5. In My Dream 4:03
6. Bamboo Shoots 10:04
7. Comin On 8:07
8. Ready To Go 6:39
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West Coast/Pacific US Jazz
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"This is a trio of living musical poets. Cornetist Bobby Bradford was the partner of John Carter until the death of this astonishing clarinetist and he played with giants like Ornette Coleman, Eric Dolphy, Charlie Haden and David Murray. Trombonist Glenn Ferris' curriculum goes from the Don Ellis and Harry James big bands, the rock-jazz bands of Frank Zappa and Billy Cobham and to a multitude of other groups, including those of Tony Scott and Steve Lacy. Double Bassist Mark Dresser, one of the foremost players on the scene, has shared the bandstand with Anthony Braxton, Ray Anderson, John Zorn, Anthony Davis, Dave Douglas, Joe Lovano and many other artists.
Bobby, Mark and Glenn came together in the middle-late 70's through Bobby, who was (and is) a well respected figure head of the "creative music" LA scene. Bobby had his own club-concert room in Altadena California called the "Little Big Horn". This is where they would join their creative forces with other musicians such as John Carter and James Newton. They had always talked about recording together but life took them to other places and dimensions. And time just passed by.
In 2009, Glenn made a very rare visit to LA and contacted Bobby and Mark about finally getting some of their music documented. Glenn brought recording equipment with him and they let the tape roll: in the living room of trombonist-composer Bruce Fowlers house. Since several years now, Glenn video interviews musicians with one question. What is Beautiful Music for You ?. You can hear the collective answer from Bobby, Mark and Glenn on this very beautiful and historically important recording."-Clean Feed Records
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Mark Dresser is a Grammy nominated, internationally renowned bass player, improviser, composer, and interdisciplinary collaborator. At the core of his music is an artistic obsession and commitment to expanding the sonic, musical, and expressive possibilities of the contrabass. He has recorded over one hundred thirty CDs including three solo CDs and a DVD. From 1985 to 1994, he was a member of Anthony Braxton's Quartet, which recorded nine CDs and was the subject of Graham Locke's book Forces in Motion (Da Capo). He has also performed and recorded music of Ray Anderson, Jane Ira Bloom, Tim Berne, Anthony Davis, Dave Douglas, Osvaldo Golijov, Gerry Hemingway, Bob Ostertag, Joe Lovano, Roger Reynolds, Henry Threadgill, Dawn Upshaw, John Zorn. Dresser most recent and internationally acclaimed new music for jazz quintet, Nourishments (2013) his latest CD (Clean Feed) marks his re-immersion as a bandleader. Since 2007 he has been deeply involved in telematic music performance and education. He was awarded a 2015 Shifting Foundation Award and 2015 Doris Duke Impact Award. He is Professor of Music at University of California, San Diego.- Website (https://www.mark-dresser.com/bio)
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