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Paul Smoker Quartet - Standard Deviations (1999)

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Paul Smoker Quartet - Standard Deviations (1999)

Paul Smoker Quartet - Standard Deviations (1999)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
CIMP 186 | ~ 400 or 170 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 1.97 Mb
Free Jazz

Trumpeter Paul Smoker leads his quartet through six standards in characteristic deconstructive fashion, crushing and compressing harmonies while reinventing the entire nature of the song. You would hardly recognize "You Better Go Now" or "Speak Low" under Smoker's scalpel, but the results are exquisite, if not classic…

Randy McKean, Paul Smoker, Drew Gress, Phil Haynes - So Dig This Big Crux (1992)

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Randy McKean, Paul Smoker, Drew Gress, Phil Haynes - So Dig This Big Crux (1992)

Randy McKean, Paul Smoker, Drew Gress, Phil Haynes - So Dig This Big Crux (1992)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Rastascan, BRD-012 | ~ 295 or 143 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 4.17 Mb
Avant-Garde Jazz

The odd title of this album is taken from the lyrics to a Minutemen song, but the listener will hear a lot more Anthony Braxton and Roscoe Mitchell in Randy McKean's work than any punk band. Indeed, the recording is dedicated to the former and includes two pieces by the latter. McKean's compositions tend to be knotty, post-bop structures with an underlying sense of swing and good humor, much in the manner of his mentors…

The Paul Smoker Notet - Cool Lives (2012)

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The Paul Smoker Notet - Cool Lives (2012)

The Paul Smoker Notet - Cool Lives (2012)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Alvas Records, 2102| ~ 281 or 135 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 33 Mb
Avant-Garde, Free Jazz

~ Recorded in concert at Bucknell Hall, Bucknell University, Lewisburg PA April 27, 2011 ~

Paul Smoker Trio - Mirabile Dictu (2001)

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Paul Smoker Trio - Mirabile Dictu (2001)

Paul Smoker Trio - Mirabile Dictu (2001)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
CIMP, #233 | ~ 187 or 147 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 16 Mb
Avant-Garde, Post-Bop

The CIMP label has documented trumpeter Paul Smoker well through the years. He appeared as either a sideman or leader on nine other recordings on the label before this one. Like his groundbreaking album Healing Song, the trumpeter focuses on deconstructing melodies, although this time they are mostly ones contributed by him or his colleagues, and insofar as they are unfamiliar, the results are somewhat less compelling…

Paul Smoker Trio - Come Rain Or Come Shine (1989)

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Paul Smoker Trio - Come Rain Or Come Shine (1989)

Paul Smoker Trio - Come Rain Or Come Shine (1989)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Sound Aspects, SAS CD 024 | ~ 240 or 110 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 3.41 Mb
Modern Creative, Free Jazz

~ Recorded 18-19 Aug, 1986 in Cedar Falls, Iowa ~

Jay Rosen Trio - Drums 'n Bugles (2002)

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Jay Rosen Trio - Drums 'n Bugles (2002)

Jay Rosen Trio - Drums 'n Bugles (2002)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
CIMP, CIMP 253 | ~ 244 or 120 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 2.63 Mb
Free Jazz, Contemporary Jazz

~ Recorded at The Spirit Room, Rossie, NY, August 7, 2001 ~

Paul Smoker (with Ed Schuller, Dominic Duval) - Duocity in Brass & Wood (2003)

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Paul Smoker (with Ed Schuller, Dominic Duval) - Duocity in Brass & Wood (2003)

Paul Smoker (with Ed Schuller, Dominic Duval) - Duocity in Brass & Wood (2003)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Cadence Jazz Records, CJR 1155/56 | ~ 476 or 291 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 4.39 Mb
Free Jazz, Contemporary Jazz

As is so often the case with music this adventurous, reactions are likely to be extreme: most probably will either love it or hate it. Both CDs from this set were recorded live at Rochester, NY's appropriately titled Bop Shop, a venue that has excelled at hosting the best artists on the radical fringes of jazz. Each CD features the sinewy trumpet of Paul Smoker with a different acoustic string bassist, Ed Schuller on the first and Dominic Duval on the second…