Now Is Jaimie Branch

Now Is Jaimie Branch

On August 27th, 2016, Ben Remsen and Jaimie Branch spent a couple hours in the former's living room in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, listening to music in some way related to Jaimie's work.

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Intro: “Jump Off 3”
Jaimie Branch Trio
from Night Vision Living
forthcoming from Relative Pitch Records

Jaimie Branch, trumpet
Brandon Lopez, bass
Mike Pride, drums

Outro: “Theme 2”
Jaimie Branch's Fly or Die
live at (Le) Poisson Rouge
a studio version will appear on Fly or Die
forthcoming from International Anthem Recording Company

Jaimie Branch, trumpet
Tomeka Reid, cello
Jason Ajemian, bass
Chad Taylor, drums

“Jazz Death?”
The Roscoe Mitchell Art Ensemble
from Congliptious (1968)
available from Nessa Records

Lester Bowie, trumpet and maybe also voice, but maybe that's someone else talking?

“After You've Gone”
Roy Eldridge And His Orchestra
available through the ether

Gus Aiken, Roy Eldridge, John Hamilton, Robert Mason, Clarence Wheeler, trumpets
Ted Kelly, Sandy Williams, George Wilson, trombone
Joe Eldridge, Sam Lee, alto sax
Franz Jackson, Hal Singer, tenor sax
Dave McRae, baritone sax
Tony D'Amore, piano
Sam Allen, guitar
Carl Wilson, bass
Les Erskine, drums

“Tea & Trumpets [LP take]”
Rex Stewart & his 52nd Street Stompers
from The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalion and Okeh Small Group Sessions (this track is from '37)
available through the ether

Rex Stewart, trumpet
Freddy Jenkins, trumpet
Johnny Hodges, alto saxophone
Harry Carney, baritone saxophone
Brick Fleagle, guitar
Duke Ellington, piano
Hayes Alvis, bass
Jack Maisel, drums

“Cliff Walk”
Jazz Artists Guild
from Newport Rebels (1960)
available through the ether

Booker Little, trumpet
Walter Benton, tenor saxophone
Julian Priester, trombone
Peck Morrison, bass
Max Roach, drums
Papa Jo Jones, drums

“Burning Spirits no 1”
Sonny Simmons
from Burning Spirits (1971), Contemporary
available through the ether

Sonny Simmons, tenor saxophone
Barbara Donald, trumpet
Michael White, violin
Richard Davis, bass
Cecil McBee, bass
Clifford Jarvis, drums

“Lyon's Leap”
Raphe Malik
from Companions (1998)
available from Eremite Records

Raphe Malik, trumpet
Glenn Spearman, tenor saxophone
William Parker, bass
Paul Murphy, drums

“La Jetee”
Isotope 217
from The Unstable Molecule (1997)
available from Thrill Jockey Records

Rob Mazurek, cornet
Sarah P. Smith, trombone
Jeff Parker, guitar
Matt Lux, bass
Dan Bitney, percussion
John Herndon, percussion
someone's playing synth here and, honestly, it could be any of them

“Black Satin”
Miles Davis
from On the Corner (1972)
available through the ether

Miles Davis, electric trumpet
Chick Corea, electric piano
Herbie Hancock, electric piano, synthesizer
Harold I. Williams, organ, synthesizer
David Creamer, electric guitar
Michael Henderson, electric bass
Khalil Balakrishna, electric sitar
Badal Roy, tabla
Jack DeJohnette, drums
Jabali Billy Hart, drums, bongos
James "Mtume" Foreman, percussion
Don Alias, percussion

“Love for the One You Can't Have”
Woody Shaw
from Song of Songs (1973)
available through the ether

Woody Shaw, trumpet
Ramon Morris, tenor saxophone
Emanuel Boyd, flute, tenor saxophone
George Cables, electric piano
Henry Franklin, bass
Woody Theus, drums

Axel Dorner & Fred Lonberg-Holm
from Object 1 (2003)
once but no longer available from Locust Records

Axel Dorner, Holten slide trumpet
Fred Lonberg-Holm, cello

“Palace of Wind III”
Battle Trance
from Palace of Wind (2014)
available from NNA Records and Tapes

Travis Laplante, Matthew Nelson, Jeremy Viner, Patrick Breiner, tenor saxophone

Ingebrigt Håker Flaten New York Quartet
from Now Is (2012)
available from Clean Feed Records

Nate Wooley, trumpet
Joe McPhee, tenor
Joe Morris, guitar
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, bass