The second half of a June 11, 2011 session at 3 Egg Studios, Brooklyn NY for the blazing free jazz trio of saxophonist Kidd Jordan, bassist & cellist Harrison Bankhead, and drummer Warren Smith.
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Catalog ID: E049
Squidco Product Code: 18262
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded on June 11th, 2011 at Three Egg Studios, Brooklyn, NY.
Harrison Bankhead-bass, cello
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1. Speaking In Tongues 28:26
2. Waves Of Birds 5:48
3. Coming Down Blue 21:03
NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv
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"Kidd Jordan returns with his unique brand of fire blues free jazz. When you hear Kidd's staccato phrases circling Harrison Bankhead's skewed bowing in the opening of the 25 plus minute first track 'Speaking in Tongues' you know everybody, including the listener, is gonna get pushed around. Sandwiched between the two extended pieces that open and close the record is the Jordan/Bankhead duet 'Waves of Birds', a tightly knit and undulating saxophone/cello flyover. On Fire Volume 2 wraps with the tender 'Coming Down Blue' as the rapid fire bursts make way for the mournful wailing sound of three under-recognized free jazz veterans keepin' on down the road."-Engine
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"Warren Smith (born May 14, 1934) is an American jazz drummer and percussionist, known as a contributor to Max Roach's M'boom ensemble and leader of the Composer's Workshop Ensemble (Strata-East).
Smith was born May 14, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois to a musical family. His father played saxophone and clarinet with Noble Sissle and Jimmie Noone, and his mother was a harpist and pianist. At the age of four he studied studied clarinet with his father. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1957, then received a master's degree in percussion from the Manhattan School of Music in 1958.
One of his earliest major recording dates was with Miles Davis as a vibraphonist in 1957. He found work in Broadway pit bands in 1958, and also played with Gil Evans that year. In 1961 he co-founded the Composers Workshop Ensemble. In the 1960s Smith accompanied Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Lloyd Price, and Nat King Cole; he worked with Sam Rivers from 1964Ð76 and with Gil Evans again from 1968 to 1976. In 1969 he played with Janis Joplin and in 1971 with King Curtis and Tony Williams. He was also a founding member of Max Roach's percussion ensemble, M'Boom, in 1970.
In the 1970s and 1980s Smith had a loft called Studio Wis which acted as a performing and recording space for many young New York jazz musicians, such as Wadada Leo Smith and Oliver Lake. Through the 1970s Smith played with Andrew White, Julius Hemphill, Muhal Richard Abrams, Nancy Wilson, Quincy Jones, Count Basie, and Carmen McRae. Other credits include extensive work with rock and pop musicians and time spent with Anthony Braxton, Charles Mingus, Henry Threadgill, Van Morrison, and Joe Zawinul. He continued to work on Broadway into the 1990s, and has performed with a number of classical ensembles.
Smith taught in the New York City public school system from 1958 to 1968, at Third Street Settlement from 1960 to 1967, at Adelphi University in 1970Ð1, and at SUNY-Old Westbury from 1971."-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Smith_(jazz_percussionist))
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