Recorded during their 2014 tour, Jorrit Dijkstra (sax), Pandelis Karayorgis (piano), Jeb Bishop (trombone), Mary Oliver (violin), Jason Roebke (bass) and Han Bennink (drums) recorded this new set of inspired Steve Lacy & Monks tunes primarily in Padova, Italy.
Whammies, The (Dijkstra / Oliver / Karayorgis / Roebke / Bishop / Bennink)
Play The Music of Steve Lacy Vol. 3, Live
Label: Driff Records
Released in: USA
"In the spring of 2014 The Whammies played a short tour that included concerts in Padova, Italy and St. Johann, Austria, featuring a new set of Steve Lacy's compositions. The Whammies Vol. 3 Live consists mostly of the Padova concert, and shows how the band has developed since its founding in 2012. Rather than making arrangements of the tunes beforehand, The Whammies take an open, "instant arranging" approach towards Lacy's source material. During a concert each band member has the freedom to introduce backgrounds, solos, smaller groupings, or the next tune, to move the music forward.
Apart from Lacy highlights such as "Revolutionary Suicide" (dedicated to Black Panthers activist Huey Newton) and "Papa's Midnite Hop" (based on a poem by Goethe), The Whammies play a few gems that have never been recorded, such as the Sun Ra tribute "Sublimation" (featuring Dijkstra's Lyricon, an analog wind synthesizer from the '70s), and the hard swinging tune "Bumpers." The piece "Palermo-Orgosolo" which appears to be unfinished in Lacy's notebooks, is a melody set to a poem by Italian "sound" poet Giulia Niccolai whose work Lacy used in a few other compositions. The composition "Letter," set to a sweet letter that Lacy and his wife Irene Aebi received from young nephew Alex Aebi, is another beautiful piece that highlights Lacy's elegant melodic writing. Following the tradition set on the first two volumes, Vol. 3 again closes with a Thelonious Monk tune, this time "Hornin' In." "-Driff
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Label: Driff Records
Catalog ID: 1401
Squidco Product Code: 19482
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded live at Cinema Lux, Padova, Italy on March 14th, 2014 by Mikro Di Cataldo, and at Festival ArtActs in St. Johann in Tirol, Austria on March 15th, 2014.
Jorrit Dijkstra-alto saxophone, lyricon
Mary Oliver-violin, viola
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1. Bumpers (To Vincent Lopez) 6:53
2. Snorts (To Pablo Picasso) / Papa's Midnite Hop (To Kurt Aebi) 11:46
3. Letter (To Hoagie Carmichael & Palermo-Orgosolo) 11:01
4. Stations (To Thelonious Monk) 4:23
5. The Kiss (To Maurice Ravel) 8:24
6. Revolutionary Suicide (To Huey Newton) 5:16
7. Sublimation (To Sun Ra) 6:03
8. Hornin' In 6:01