2017-01-18 Vibrations of the Day

Vibrations of the Day

Vibrations of the Day by KonstruKt with Marshall Allen, Hüseyin Ertunç, and Barlas Tan Özemek.

KonstruKt is a Turkish improvising ensemble. The core ensemble is Umut Çağlar, guitar, Korhan Argüden, drums, Ozone Usta, percussion, and saxophonist Korhan Futaci. On this album they are augmented by Marshall Allen, Alto Saxophone, Hüseyin Ertunç, percussion, and Barlas Tan Özemek, guitar and synthesizer.

Marshall Allen is one of the great masters of the Alto Saxophone. Full stop. However, most of his life’s work has been consumed with propagating the vision of Sun Ra and his Arkestra. It’s rare you get to hear him blow outside of that context, so take those opportunities when you can get them.

KonstruKt’s interstellar tendencies are a fine match for Marshall Allen. It is especially fun to hear him spar with Korhan Futaci’s Soprano playing. As always, Mr Allen never lets anyone get too comfortable without challenging them. Too much melody, and he’ll take you out with an altissimo figure. Too abstract, and he blows you down with a bluesy noir lick.

Check it out, man!

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2017-08-01 Sunrise in Different Dimensions

Sunrise in Different Dimensions by Sun Ra Arkestra.

Tune in to Disco Roto on Radio Valencia tonight at 8pm. Mrs. Flannestad will be featuring Sun Ra and the Arkestra in anticipation of the Arkestra’s upcoming concerts this week at SF Jazz. (Or listen to the podcast later at: Disco Roto Travels the Spaceways.)

One of my favorite Arkestra albums, mostly because even though it is on the late side in his career, Mr. Ra sticks primarily to the piano. Great to hear him tickling the ivories, rather than squelching the buttons on an organ or farfisa.

#TheArkestra #SunRaArkestra #SunRa #MarshallAllen#JohnGilmore #ChrisChubbyHenderson #GrahamLock #PeterPfister #MichaelRay #KnoelScott #DannyThompson #JuneTyson #EricSamaraiCelestialWalker #KennethWilliams #TodaysCommuteSoundtrack #DiscoRoto #radiovalencia