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Jazz Passengers leader and saxophonist Roy Nathanson in an album of duos recorded live during a series of concerts at The Stone in NY, with collaborators including Marc Ribot, Curtis Fowlkes, Anthony Coleman, Arturo O'Farrill, Myra Melford, and Lucy Hollier.

Nathanson, Roy & Friends (O'Farrill, Ribot, Fowlkes, Coleman, Melford, Hollier)
The Nearness of you

Nathanson, Roy & Friends (O'Farrill, Ribot, Fowlkes, Coleman, Melford, Hollier): The Nearness of you (Clean Feed)

Label: Clean Feed    
Released in: Portugal    

"A Roy Nathanson CD released by Clean Feed? That can only be good news. The leader/saxophonist of the legendary Jazz Passengers, and the second saxophonist, with John Lurie, of the even more mythical Lounge Lizards debuts in the Portuguese catalogue with a compilation of duos. Taking a break from his paired down combo Sotto Voce which features his poetry and songwriting, this CD represents an even more intimate series of performances recorded live during a series of sessions at The Stone, John Zorn's venue in New York, in June of 2015. The musicians invited include some of his old mates, namely trombonist Curtis Fowlkes, Passenger co-founder and former Lizard, pianist Anthony Coleman, his partner in a much applauded duet, and guitarist Marc Ribot, with whom Nathanson played in the Passengers and Rootless Cosmopolitans. The others, Arturo O'Farrill, Myra Melford and Lucy Hollier, are close souls of this man who turned jazz popular again in the Nineties, establishing himself as one of the protagonists of the downtown scene. This is the same man who somehow engaged Debbie Harry, vocalist of the punk / new wave band Blondie, and Elvis Costello to sing in a jazz context, with that gesture attracting a new audience without compromising himself and his ideas. The record is presented as a collection of "musical conversations between friends", that highlights the concept of "nearness" with the decision to include five completely different versions of the standard "The Nearness of You", by Hoagy Carmichael and Ned Washington. Two are presented as such, the others appear with the humoristic titles "The Nearness of Ewes", "The Nearness of Youse" and "The Nearness of Jews". The other tracks are free improvisations, with the exception of a Carla Bley's ex-libris, "Ida Lupino", a composition by Nathanson and another by Hollier. It's so good you wish you were there with them."-clean Feed

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Product Information:

UPC: 5609063003659

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 365CD
Squidco Product Code: 21883

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded live at The Stone, NY, June 2 - 6, 2015 by Hugo Dwyer. Edited, mixed, and mastered by Hugo Dwyer. Produced and Engineered by Hugo Dwyer.


Roy Nathanson-alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, baritone saxophone, voice

Arturo O'Farrill-piano

Marc Ribot acoustic guitar

Curtis Fowlkes-trombone,vocals

Anthony Coleman-piano

Myra Melford-piano

Lucy Hollier-trombone

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Track Listing:

1. The Nearness of You 6:20

2. The Low Daze 7:29

3. Indian Club 4:19

4. What's Left 11:01

5. The Nearness of Ewes 2:29

6. The Nearness of Youse 1:31

7. The Nearness of Jews 0:40

8. What? Shoes? 2:55

9. Ludmilla's Lament 2:10

10. Ida Lupino 6:41

11. An Other's Landscape 6:48

12. And Then Some 8:40

13. A Surprisingly Pastoral Moment 1:57

14. The Nearness of You 7:56