The Squid's Ear Magazine


Clark, Scott 4tet (Clark / Ralston / Miller / Scott): Bury My Heart (Clean Feed)

Jazz drummer and composer Scott Clark leads his Richmond, VA 4Tet of Cameron Ralston (bass), Jason Scott (sax) and Bob Miller (trumpet) on a lyrical and passionate suite exploring Clark's Native American roots, referencing Dee Brown's "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee".
 

Price: $12.95



Quantity:

In Stock

Quantity in Basket: None

Log In to use our Wish List
Shipping Weight: 2.00 units

Sample The Album:





product information:

Personnel:



Cameron Ralston-doublebass

Jason Scott-saxophone

Bob Miller-trumpet

Scott Clark-drums

JC Kuhl-bass clarinet

Bryan Hooten-trombone


Click an artist name above to see in-stock items for that artist.




UPC: 560906303475

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF347
Squidco Product Code: 21375

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Spacebomb Studios by Michael Hegner except for "Wounded Knee" recorded at Minimum Wage Studios in Richmond, VA by Lance Koehler.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"The title of this recording isn't a mere literary reference (to Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown). Just like the novel, the music inside is a tragic and soulful portrait of one of the darkest pages of human history and particularly the United States past (with effects continuing to present days): the Native-American genocide. Created by jazz drummer and composer Scott Clark, himself of Native-American descent, it has the form of a suite but none of its formal, classical, aspects.

The approach is irreverent, visceral, raw and urgent, further developing the unique style of this incredible musician coming from the vibrant scene of Richmond, Virginia. This is downbeat music, very much connecting to the inner feeling of that musical language called jazz, and we do feel the pain, but there's no negativity on it. As Brian Edward Jones writes in the liner notes, remembering Albert Ayler, "music is the healing force of the universe". And what heals us is the freshness, the novelty and the creativity of this magnificent opus. Here is a masterpiece, not just another jazz album."-Clean Feed



This album has been reviewed on our magazine:

The Squid
The Squid's Ear!

Artist Biographies

"Cameron Ralston is the House Bassist & Producer for Spacebomb Records. He tour sometimes. He lives in Richmond, VA."

-https://twitter.com/cameronthewise?lang=en (Twitter)
2/28/2024

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

"Jason Scott is active as a performing musician, composer, and educator with over 10 years of college teaching experience and over 16 years in classroom and private instruction. His private studio includes students of all ages and skill level, many of whom have been recognized in state, district, and county ensembles.

As a performer, Jason has been a featured artist with many of Richmond's top bands. Jason is currently a member of Richmond's critically acclaimed avante garde jazz ensemble, "Fight the Big Bull", signed to Clean Feed records and featured regularly on National Public Radio. While attending New York University he was awarded the "Charles McGhee Scholarship for Musical Excellence" and "Outstanding Leadership in Jazz/Contemporary Music Studies" grant.

Most recently Jason performed for 2 nights in the main hall at the iconic Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia with the critically acclaimed show "Sounds of the South". Members of the group include Grammy Award winner Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and Rolling Stone's artist to watch Matthew E White. In addition to performances throughout the United States, South America and Europe, Jason was invited to a one month residency funded by the United States embassy in Turkey. There, he provided jazz education for university students through classroom lectures and interactive performance classes. A past student of world-renowned saxophonist George Garzone, he has performed in major venues including New York's famous Birdland, headlined the Williamsburg Jazz Festival and has performed alongside many of the world's most revered jazz artists. He holds degrees from Virginia Commonwealth and New York University."

-LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasscott)
2/28/2024

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

"Bob Miller plays trumpet, synth and sings coro for Bio Ritmo. He's been in the band almost since the beginning.

He has been playing trumpet professionally since 1991. He graduated from Towson State University with a degree in Music Education in 1995 and went on to do Master's work in jazz at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has appeared on over 50 recordings ranging from jazz to folk to latin to rock and roll, including albums with Bio Ritmo, Matthew E. White, The Mountain Goats, Megafaun, Steven Bernstein, The Squirrel Nut Zippers, David Karsten Daniels, Sarah Lee Guthrie, and Marion James. He has been honored to share the stage with artists such as Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Sharon Van Etten, Ken Vandermark, Clark Terry, Dave Holland, John Pizzarelli, Don Byron, Uri Caine, Poncho Sanchez, Eddie and Gerald Levert, and Barry Harris as well as most of the artists on whose recordings he has appeared. His open-minded approach to music has made him a highly sought after studio musician and freelance artist. Current projects include old-school salsa outfit Bio Ritmo, Avant-jazz groups The Scott Clark 4tet and Fight the Big Bull, Modern Americana artist Matthew E. White and numerous other projects in the Richmond, VA area including Fear of Music, Hi-Steps and Microwaves."

-Bio Ritmo (http://bioritmo.com/bob-miller/)
2/28/2024

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

"Drummer and composer, Scott Clark keeps time in the balance. His performances behind the kit are generous and empathetic, establishing his voice immediately upon striking the surface. It is rare to find art that is both formally rigorous and aesthetically vital, but Clark thrives in this project, engineering frameworks for lucid, active songs, drawing on the performances of his collaborators and the weight of his subject matter. A series of jazz suites have emerged from the study of his own Native ancestry, beginning with Bury My Heart (2016) written in response to Dee Brown's book of the same title, and continuing with ToNow (2018) written as a contribution to the Standing Rock protests and the unlawful construction of an oil pipeline across Native land. By centering jazz in this historic and ongoing injustice, Clark pulls together a deeply American artform and a deeply American tragedy, yet his project never feels weighed down by its sense of purpose. Protest music that is lucid and nourishing, a rhythmic shape of restless assurance."

-Scott Clark Website (https://scottwclark.com/about/)
2/28/2024

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.


Track Listing:



1. Broken Treaties 7:33

2. Wounded Kneee 4:08

3. Little Crow's War 5:09

4. Big Horn 6:35

5. Sand Creek 10:01

6. Remembrance 4:38

Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
Jazz
Clean Feed
Quartet Recordings
Melodic and Lyrical Jazz

Search for other titles on the label:
Clean Feed.


Recommended & Related Releases:
Clark, Scott
Dawn & Dusk
(Out Of Your Head Records)
A stunningly beautiful suite from Richmond, VA drummer and composer Scott Clark, poetic songs rendered by Laura Ann Singh in a sextet with Bob Miller on trumpet, flugelhorn, J.C. Kuhl on bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, Michael McNeill on piano and Adam Hopkins on bass, in four sublimely passionately compositions presented in studio recording and live versions.
Clark, Scott
Dawn & Dusk [VINYL]
(Out Of Your Head Records)
A stunningly beautiful suite from Richmond, VA drummer and composer Scott Clark, poetic songs rendered by Laura Ann Singh in a sextet with Bob Miller on trumpet, flugelhorn, J.C. Kuhl on bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, Michael McNeill on piano and Adam Hopkins on bass, in four sublimely passionately compositions presented in studio recording and live versions.
Other Recommended Releases:
Clark, Scott
This Darkness [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Out Of Your Head Records)
Leveraging the rhythms of his Native American ancestry through deep tom drums, along with percussion focusing around clarion bells, Richmond, VA drummer/percussionist Scott Clark (Scott Clark 4tet, SCUO) brings his listener on a darkly diverse journey through six superb solo drum improvisations, laid out with resolute patience in an epic rhythmic journey.
Clark, Scott
Tonow
(Clean Feed)
Drummer Scott Clark continues to explore his Native American roots in this album dedicated to the protests at Standing Rock, North Dakota, each heartfelt piece titled for aspects of those demonstrations, performed with bassist Cameron Ralston, trumpeter Bob Miller, saxophonist Jason Scott, guitarist Alan Parker, and extended with Chicago guitarist Tobin Summerfield.
Roots Magic (Popolla / Defabriths / Tedeschi / Spera / Ventiucci)
Hoodoo Blues
(Clean Feed)
An Italian quartet playing rootsy jazz and blues compositions from John Carter, Charley Patton, Julius Hemphill, Phil Cohran, Sun Ra, Blind Willie Johnson, Olu Dara, alongside and a few originals; gutsy, informed, spell-binding Hoodoo from the delta blues to outer space.
Malaby's, Tony TubaCello
Scorpion Eater
(Clean Feed)
NY saxophonist Tony Malaby's latest album was recorded with his most consistent collaborators--tubist Dan Peck, cellist Christopher Hoffman, and drummer/percussionist John Hollenbeck--in an album of energetic improv with a unique timbral configuration.
Resnik, Cene Quartet
From the Sky
(Clean Feed)
Slovenian saxophonist Cene Resnik in a trio with violinist Emanuele Parrini, double bassist Giovanni Maier and drummer Aljosa Jeric and Resnik in a unique dialog of free improvisation using the jazz language influenced as much by Buddhism as it is by Archie Shepp.
Amado, Rodrigo / Mota / Faustino / Ferrandini
Wire Quartet
(Clean Feed)
Saxophonist Rodrigo Amado in a quartet with 2/3's of Red Trio - bassist Hernani Faustino and drummer Gabriel Ferrandini - and guitarist Manuel Mota adding unusual angles to their exemplary blues-based free improvisation.
Kaluza, Anna / Artur Majewski / Rafal Mazur / Kuba Suchar
Tone Hunting
(Clean Feed)
With links to Foton Quartet, Rob Mazurek, Nicole Mitchell, Keith Rowe, Kevin Drumm, Matt Bauder, &c, the Polish & German quartet of Anna Kaluza (sax), Artur Majewski (trumpet), Rafal Mazur (guitar) & Kuba Suchar (drums) perform a perfect blend of bebop, free forms, west coast jazz and free improvisation.
Fight the Big Bull
All is Gladness in the Kingdom
(Clean Feed)
Guitarist, composer and arranger Matt White with his unique big band including Steven Bernstein, J.C. Kuhl, John Lilley, BobMiller, Reggie Pace, Bryan Hooten, &c.
Dunmall, Paul Sun Quartet
Ancient and Future Airs
(Clean Feed)
Saxophonist & bagpipe player Dunmall's amazing Sun Quartet with Tony Malaby, Mark Helias and Kevin Norton performing live in NYC the day after Dunmall's Vision 2008 Fest show.
RIDD Quartet
Fiction Avalanche
(Clean Feed)
The Ridd Quartett is Jon Irabagon, Reuben Radding, Jeff Davis and Kris Davis, bringing a variety of approaches together into the free improvising of many dimensions.
Fight the Big Bull (White / Chanselle / Ralston / Jones / Miller / Pace / Hooten / Kuhl / Sandi)
Dying Will Be Easy
(Clean Feed)
Matthew White's collective Fight the Big Bull nonet utilizes the history of jazz in compsitions that refer to Blind Willie Johnson, Charles Mingus, Art Ensemble, &c. &c.



Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought:
Elyakim, Dganit
Failing Better
(Aural Terrains)
Using electronics and voice, composer & sound artist Gtanit Elyakim presents a diverse set of compositions in collaboration with other acoustic, voice and electronic artists, a superb debut for an artist interested in aspects of the human and the digital paradigm.
Threadgill, Henry Ensemble Double Up
Old Locks and Irregular Verbs
(Pi Recordings)
Henry Threadgill's tribute to friend, composer-conductor Lawrence D. Butch Morris, in a detailed 4-part work with an excellent set of improvisers: Henry Threadgill, Jose Davila, Jason Moran, Christopher Hoffman, David Virelles, Roman Filiu, Curtis Macdonald, and Craig Weinrib.
Power Trio (Raon / Sa / Martins)
Di Lontan
(Clean Feed)
Guitarist Luis Jose Martins and pianist Joana Sa, known from their Shhpuma release "Almost a Song" and a release on Creative Sources, join again with harpist Eduardo Raon, with two Shhpuma releases, for a delicately complex, effervescent, and sometimes turbulent release.
De Looze, Bram (D Looze / St-Louis / Levin / Van Hemmen / Van Der Werf / Verheyen / Ullmann)
Septych
(Clean Feed)
Young Belgian pianist & composer Bram De Looze in a new Septych (septet) orchestrated with two cellos, three horns, piano and drums from a tremendous set of players: Daniel Levin, Gebhard Ullmann, Robin Verheyen, Lester St-Louis, Bo Van Der Werf and Flin Van Hemmen.
Lopes, Luis / Jean-Luc Guionnet
Live at Culturgest
(Clean Feed)
Guitarist Luis Lopes (Humanization 4tet, Lisbon-Berlin Trio) is known for his mix of jazz, blues, rock; saxophonist Guionnet (The Fish, Hubub) for a mix of free jazz and electroacoustic experimentation; together live they create a riveting and unexpected hybrid of sound.
Levin, Daniel / Mat Maneri
Transcendent Function
(Clean Feed)
Two string masters--Mat Maneri on viola and Daniel Levin on cello--recording at The Village in Copenhagen, Denmark in an album titled for psychologist and philosopher Carl Jung, reflecting the balance between intuitive spontaneity and pre-established conditions.
Wooley, Nate Quintet (Wooley / Sinton / Moran / Opsvik / Eisenstadt)
(Dance to) The Early Music
(Clean Feed)
Nate Wooley assembled his outstanding quintet of Josh Sinton on bass clarinet, Matt Moran on vibs, Eivind Opsvik on bass and Harris Eisenstadt on drums to present a non-ironic take on the early music of a trumpeter who inspired Wooley at an early age - Wynton Marsalis.
Ballou, Dave
Solo Trumpet
(Clean Feed)
Baltimore brass player and composer Dave Ballou, know for Either/Orchestra, Meridian Art Ensemble, John Hollenbeck's Large Ensemble, Satoko Fujii ensembles, &c, in an intimate, diverse, and informed solo album performed on Bb trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet, and mutes.
Fraser, Nick (feat. Tony Malaby and Kris Davis)
Too Many Continents
(Clean Feed)
Toronto drummer and composer Nick Fraser in a superb trio with saxophonist Tony Malaby and pianist Kris Davis, performing Fraser originals that merge free improvisation, jazz and avant compositional approaches with astonishing solos from all three.
Prehn, Tom Quartet
Axiom
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)
Pianist Tom Prehn's quartet with Frits Krogh on tenor sax, Poul Ehlers on bass, and Finn Slumstrup on bass, superb European free jazz recorded in 1963 in Copenhagen but never formally released, here remastered and issued with an unreleased track from 1966.
Brotzmann / van Hove / Bennink
1971
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)
Unreleased material from legendary European players Peter Brotzmann (sax), Fred Van Hove (piano) and Han Bennink (drums), captured live in 1971 for intensely heavy playing at the 2nd Internationales New Jazz Meeting Auf Burg Altena, and in detailed studio work at Radio Bremen.
Sousa / Berthling / Ferrandini
Casa Futuro
(Clean Feed)
With members from Fire!, Red Trio, Amado Motion Trio, &c., the trio of Pedro Sousa (sax), Johan Berthling (bass) and GabrielFerrandini (drums) push the envelope in free improvisation that is energetic, argumentative, restless, and ultimately extremely intelligent.
Lama + Joachim Badenhorst (Silva / Smith / Almedia)
The Elephant's Journey
(Clean Feed)
Crossing tonal material with post-bop playing, trumpeter Susana Santos Silva leads her LAMA trio in electroacoustic and traditional playing, with guest reedist Joachim Badenhorst adding a masterful edge, as they interpret the novel by the Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago.



The Squid's Ear Magazine

The Squid's Ear Magazine

© 2002-, Squidco LLC