Now Is Josh Berman

Now Is Josh Berman

On March 12, 2016, Ben Remsen and Josh Berman spent a couple hours in the former's livingroom in Rogers Park, Chicago, listening to music in some way related to Josh's work.

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Intro: “Blues”
Josh Berman Trio
from A Dance and a Hop (2015)
available from Delmark Records

Josh Berman, cornet
Jason Roebke, bass
Frank Rosaly, drums

Outro: “Liza”
Josh Berman & His Gang
from There Now (2012)
available from Delmark Records

Josh Berman, cornet
Jeb Bishop, trombone
Guillermo Gregorio, clarinet
Jason Stein, bass clarinet
Keefe Jackson, tenor saxophone
Jason Adasiewicz, vibraphone
Joshua Abrams, bass
Frank Rosaly, drums

Don Cherry
from Complete Communion (1966)
readily available via the normal avenues

Don Cherry, cornet
Leandro “Gato” Barbieri, tenor sax
Henry Grimes, bass
Ed Blackwell, drums

Bix Beiderbecke and His Gang
recorded in 1927 and available on dozens of collections
readily available via the normal avenues

Bix Beiderbecke, cornet
Don Murray, clarinet
Bill Rank, trombone
Adrian Rollini, bass saxophone
Frank Signorelli, piano
Chauncey Morehouse, drums

“One Finger Snap”
Herbie Hancock
from Empyrean Isles (1964)
readily available via the normal avenues

Herbie Hancock, piano
Freddie Hubbard, cornet
Ron Carter, bass
Tony Williams, drums

“With (Exit)”
Cecil Taylor
from Conquistador (1966)
readily available via the normal avenues

Cecil Taylor, piano
Bill Dixon, trumpet
Jimmy Lyons, alto sax
Henry Grimes, bass
Alan Silva, bass
Andrew Cyrille, drums

Lester Bowie
from All the Magic (1982)
available from ECM Records

Lester Bowie, trumpet (also composed by him
Ari Brown - tenor and soprano saxophones
Art Matthews, piano
Fred Williams, bass
Phillip Wilson, drums

“Njung-Lumumba Malcolm”
Marion Brown & Leo Smith
from Creative Improvisation Ensemble (1975, rec. 1970), released by Freedom Records and later Arista-Freedom, but seemingly not available at all digitally

Marion Brown, alto sax, percussion, etc
Leo Smith, trumpet, percussion, etc

Franz Hautzinger
from Gomberg (2000)
available from Grob Records

Franz Hautzinger, quarter-tone trumpet

“Eronel”/“Monk's Mood”
Alexander von Schlippenbach
from Monk's Casino: The Complete Works of Thelonious Monk (2005)
available from Intakt Records

Alexander von Schlippenbach, piano
Axel Dörner:, trumpet
Rudi Mahall, bass clarinet
Jan Roder, cass
Uli Jennessen, drums

“Orange Blossom”
from Double Demon (2011)
available from Delmark Records

Rob Mazurek, cornet
Jason Adasiewicz, vibraphone
John Herndon, drums