Yugoslavian tenor saxophonist Igor Lumpert Innertextures Trio with NY bassist Christopher Tordini and drummer Nasheet Waits in an album of modern jazz bridging unknown Europe with emerging NY talent.
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Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 257
Squidco Product Code: 16838
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded live at the 52nd Ljubljana Jazz Festival on July 2nd, 2011 by Luis Delgado.
Igor Lumpert-tenor saxophone
Christhopher Tordini-double bass
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1. Still Dreaming 8:21
2. America I really like your shoes 8:01
3. Open the safe! 7:44
4. Sea Whispers 6:26
5. Perug 12:18
6. This is for Billy Holiday 6:09
7. In my eyes 4:15
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv
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"The present day jazz scene in the countries born when Tito's Yugoslavia collapsed is very badly known by the rest of the world. Only recently have things changed a bit, and one of the most alluded names of that part of Europe is tenor saxophonist Igor Lumpert. Searching for international recognition, for his Innertextures Trio he uses to invite American musicians. After touring and recording with, for instance, Matt Brewer and Tommy Crane, Lumpert's rhythm section is now formed by two New Yorkers used to working together, bassist Christopher Tordini and drummer extraordinaire Nasheet Waits. More than an emergent name, Tordini collaborated with the likes of Greg Osby, Steve Lehman and Jim Black, and Waits is one of the most intriguing and brilliant drummers of our time. With partners like these and his very special talent, Lumpert is in the way to be widely known. The reasons why are in this CD - don't be the last to know it."-Clean Feed
• Show Bio for Nasheet Waits
"Nasheet Waits, drummer/music educator, is a New York native. His interest in playing the drums was encouraged by his father, legendary percussionist, Frederick Waits. Over the course of his career, Freddie Waits played with such legendary artists as Ella Fitzgerald, Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, McCoy Tyner, and countless others.
Nasheet's college education began at Morehouse in Atlanta, GA, where he majored in Psychology and History. Deciding that music would be his main focus, he continued his college studies in New York at Long Island University, where he graduated with honors, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Music. While attending Long Island University, Waits studied privately with renowned percussionist, Michael Carvin. Carvin's tutelage provided a vast foundation upon which Waits added influences from his father, as well as mentor Max Roach. It was Max that first gave Nasheet's formidable talent international spotlight, hiring him as a member of the famed percussion ensemble M'BOOM. One highlight of Nasheet's tenure with M'BOOM was the live concert performance of M'BOOM with special guests Tony Williams and Ginger Baker.
Nasheet's talent came to the attention of reedman Antonio Hart, who asked Waits to originate the percussion chair of his first quintet. Waits remained a standing member of Antonio's various ensembles, recording three albums and touring nationally and internationally in noted venues, jazz festivals, as well as live television and radio performances. Nasheet remained a member of Antonio's group through 1998.
Most recently Nasheet has been a member of Andrew Hill's various bands, Jason Moran's Bandwagon, and Fred Hersch's trio. As an originating member of pianist Jason Moran's Bandwagon, Jason, bassist Tarus Mateen, and Nasheet have been deemed, "the most exciting rhythm section in jazz" by JazzTimes, The 2001 recording "Black Stars" with the Bandwagon, featuring Sam Rivers was named the "Best CD of 2001" in (Jazz Times, Jan 2002) and "The New York Times".Nasheet's recording and performing discography is a veritable who's who in Jazz, boasting stints with jazz notables such as Geri Allen, Mario Bauza, Hamiett Bluiett, Abraham Burton, Ron Carter, Marc Cary, Steve Coleman, Stanley Cowell, Orrin Evans, Stefon Harris, Andrew Hill, Bill Lee, Jackie McLean, The Mingus Big Band, The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Greg Osby, Joshua Redman, Vanessa Rubin, Antoine Roney, Wallace Roney, Jacky Terrason, Bunky Green, and Mark Turner. Waits has recorded and toured extensively in Africa, Europe, Japan, Canada, South America and the United Stat
Amidst his performing, recording and touring activity, Nasheet teaches private lessons to youth and adults, stressing a personal approach to the drums and music. He has been heralded for his musicality and creativity by such virtuosos as Ed Thigpen, Max Roach, Andrew Hill, and Stanley Cowell . True to his personal philosophy of the necessity to balance Tradition and Modernism, Waits collaborates and performs regularly with a wide range of artists. He remains dedicated to exploring his role and creative path in music."-Nasheet Waits Website (http://www.nasheetwaits.com/biography.htm)
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