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Daniel, Ted Trio

"The Loft Years", Volume One

Daniel, Ted Trio:

Free Jazz in the mid-70s in New York City was guided by The Loft movement of artist-run venues throughout the city, the perfect environment for trumpeter Ted Daniel to develop his approach to the extended improvisations heard here, recorded in the studio with his trio of Tatsuya Nakamura on drums & percussion and Richard Pierce on bass, Daniel playing flugelhorn & French horn.
 

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Richard Pierce-bass

Tatsuya Nakamura-drums

Ted Daniel-trumpet, flugelhorn, French horn, tambourine, voice


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UPC: 643157405443

Label: Ujamaa Records
Catalog ID: Ujamaa 1002
Squidco Product Code: 28113

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded live at Sunrise Studio in New York, New York, on September 28th, 1975, by Eric Enjem.

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"Though sometimes proposed as a period when little new was happening in jazz, the '70s saw the blossoming of one of the most fertile grassroots periods in the music's history with the Loft Jazz movement. By 1975 there was a proliferation of artist-run venues across Manhattan, providing an outlet for independent-minded experimentation without the need to please an audience. For trumpeter Ted Daniel this period represented a very creative and productive time, confirmed by the two live sets at hand.

[...]

Daniel fronted a trio at Sunrise Studio for four more extended workouts, released as The Loft Years, Volume One on his own reactivated label. Starting with Ornette's "Congeniality," Daniel builds from the theme before exposing his post-bop lineage, through involved runs leaving tonal centers well behind, over Tatsuya Nakamura's incessant freeform drums haloed by hissing cymbals. Richard Pierce's bass is not well-served by another murky recording, but when proceedings quiet he steps out for some buzzy strumming, before a rolling drum solo and a theme reprise. Sunny Murray's "Jiblet" has its moments, but it is not until the free ballad "The Moor," with its flamenco bass and brooding muted trumpet-and-drums interplay, that it all gels. Daniel's closing "O.C." pays double homage, with a swirling jaunty rhythm ultimately merging with a spirited rendition of Albert Ayler's "Ghosts"."-John Sharpe, All ABout Jazz


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Richard Pierce is a bassist know for his work with Ted Daniel Trio & Ted Daniel's Energy Module, and with Sonny Sharrock.

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"Tatsuya Nakamura (中村 達也 Nakamura Tatsuya, born January 4, 1965 in Toyama Japan) is a Japanese musician, drummer, actor and founder of Japanese band LOSALIOS.

Tatsuya Nakamura was active in his teens as a drummer in various bands such as Oxydoll, Genbaku Onanies, The Stalin, The GOD, Masturbation, Nickey & The Warriors, The Star Club. After coming up to Tokyo, he went wrong and hunted the leather jacket of motorcycle gangs around Kanto, and he competed with his fellows for the number. When Nakamura had time job at a record store, he found a kindred spirit in Kenichi Asai whom he met by chance at a disco. Then, Nakamura & Asai formed Blankey Jet City with Toshiyuki Terui in 1990.

Nakamura started a design for his solo works "Love Shop Losalios" which he composes all by himself in 1996, and he released 1st album "Sekaichizu wa Chi no Ato (世界地図は血の跡 World map is a trace of blood)" in which many musicians, such as Asai, Terui, Ken Morioka, and Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, participated under the name of Losalios in November 1999.

Blankey Jet City disbanded in 2000. Nakamura restarted Losalios in 2002. Nakamura released the collaboration album "Buck Jam Tonic" of John Zorn and Bill Laswell in 2003. Nakamura formed Twin Tail with Toshiyuki Terui, Yuji Katsui (ROVO) and others in 2006. Nakamura is active under the name of Friction with Reck at present.

Nakamura starred in the movie "Yomigaeri no Chi (蘇りの血 the blood of the resurrection, Director: Toshiaki Toyoda)" released in December 2009. Nakamura appeared on the last episode of NHK Taiga drama "Ryōmaden" in 2010."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatsuya_Nakamura)
2/21/2024

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"Mr. Daniel began studying trumpet in elementary school. He began his professional career playing local gigs with his childhood friend, the legendary guitarist, Sonny Sharrock. Mr. Daniel briefly attended Berklee School of music and Southern Illinois University before a tour of duty will U.S. Army Bands. After his discharge from the Army, Mr. Daniel attended Central State College, in Ohio, on a full music scholarship where he met and studied with Dr. Ken Makanda McIntyre. After a year, Mr. Daniel returned to NYC and eventually received a bachelor of music degree in theory and composition from the City College of New York. Mr. Daniel had begun his recording career while studying in Ohio. He returned briefly to New York to record Sonny Sharrock's first album "Black Woman". His second recording was with a band he co-lead (Brute Force) with his brother, Richard Daniel. The recording was entitled "Brute Force" on the Embryo label, produced by Herbie Mann. Since then, Mr. Daniel has participated in over thirty published recordings with such great artist as: Archie Shepp, Dewey Redman, Andrew Cyrille, Sam Rivers, Billy Bang and Henry Threadgill. Mr. Daniel has held workshops at Amherst College, Bennington College, Williams College and the University of Hosei in Tokyo, Japan. Mr. Daniel has also conducted a seminar in Madrid, Spain as well as work in his community conducting summer music workshops for high and college age students. Mr. Daniel has produced three albums under his own name, which are entitled "The Ted Daniel Sextet" on Ujamaa records, "Tapestry" on Sun records and "In The Beginning" on Altura recordings. This recording features a twelve-piece ensemble featuring such artist as Oliver Lake, Arthur Blythe, Charles Tyler and David Murray."

-Ted Daniel Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/pg/Ted-Daniel-235200259848405/about/?ref=page_internal)
2/21/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Congeniality 18:53

2. Jiblet 17:13

3. The Moor 9:54

4. O.C. 9:26

Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
Jazz
Free Improvisation
NY Downtown & Metropolitan Jazz/Improv
Trio Recordings

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