I've been delighted to see that some of the records released on the Centre of the World label have been popping up on this blog lately. So about time then to do a quick update on one of the main featured artists on that label, and as it turns out, very much active today, happily.
This is off a recent trio concert in Sardinia, Italy, with new folks in the rhythm section. To keep things in some sort of perspective, I'm going to throw into the ring an old trio recording done back in the early 70s and released on the Centre label and at that time with Alan Silva and Mohammad Ali backing him up. This was "More or less Few" which some old timers to the blog scene might have seen or downloaded before, but still relevant to new timers who may not know this or the other seminal pieces from that time. Do listen to the two versions of "Chasing the piano" and compare notes, as it were. For hard core audio freaks, this was from the days of mp3s, but I'm hoping to do an upgrade from a less scratchy, second copy.
Got a couple of more Fews which I'm hoping to get to, but meanwhile, dig this!
More than an hour of goodness!
Nuthin but the facts:
AI CONFINI TRA SARDEGNA E JAZZ 2010 - Bob Few Trio
Bob Few, pianoforte, vocals / Henry Robert Swift, bass / Ichiro Onoe, drums
with guest Ernest Dawkins (sax) on track 05
recorded in Piazza del Nuraghe, Sant'Anna Arresi (Sardegna/Sardinia - Italy)
on thursday 26 August 2010
(00-radio introduction by Pino Saulo) 3.17
01-Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe 6.14
02-One For Albert 15.12
04-introduction to Dawkins 0.40
05-Chasing The Piano [with drums and bass solos] 19.00
06-I Don't Work, You Dig 1.13
07-to Ellington 7.02
08-Come On Back blues 6.22
09-Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe [reprise] 5.17
10-radio outro 0.08
running time : 67'47" (without radio intro and outro)
WITH radio intro and outro, it would be 71'12"
FM radio broadcast by "Il Cartellone - Radio 3 Suite Jazz", Radio 3 RAI [third channel of Italian national radio], on tuesday 04 January 2011, 20:38 hours.
This is from the Dime network, so thanks to seeders, leechers et al.