Friday, August 30, 2013

Creating music with your thought

Yes, music composition always took place in the brain. But now musicians might be able to eliminate the need for tools and interfaces like sheet music—or even playing an instrument—by simply creating music directly with their thoughts.
Electroencephalography (EEG) headwear devices record the electric signals that are produced when the brain is at work and can connect them wirelessly to a computer. Their wearers can also train their minds to associate a set of EEG brain signals with a specific task.

For example, thinking about pushing a button on the computer screen produces a brainwave pattern that computer software can then recognize and associate with that task.

To make music, such thoughts are associated with notes or sounds to create a language of musical thought that's produced directly from the brain. With this established, users can simply think musical scores to life and play them via the computer.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Martin Luther King

The dream remains unfinished business, but that only reinforces the power of that moment in August 1963

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

International Jazz Festival in Kozani Greece

Kozani, a town in northern Greece, is known for its music tradition and has various talented musicians, who are recognized worldwide in the field of classical music, jazz and other music genres, and it’s going to show off the genre with an international festival Sept. 4-7.
A connection with jazz with the town has been developed for several years, both by its musicians and of the particularly warm audience, which always support music.
Jazz Friends Association in Kozani and the Municipality of Kozani-Cultural Organization, in collaboration with Kozani Regional Unit of the Region of West Macedonia have organized the event that will feature concerts, seminars and jam sessions, aiming at the town’s cultural upgrade and the festival’s safeguard as an institution to the cultural events.
The festival in question has a special character. This is the jam session, in which musicians all around the world will have the joy to play music together and get to know with one another, exchanging musical experiences and offering something unique to their audience.
Top musicians from all around the world will participate in the festival. Christos Rafaelides (vibes), Hector Martignon (piano) New York USA, Panayiotis Andreou (Bass), Mauricio Herrera (drums) New York (Cuba), Lior Yekutieli (Guitar) Israel, Giotis Kiourtsoglou (Bass), Marc Halbheer (drums) Switzerland, Dimitris Mahlis (guitars, oud), California USA, Anastasiadis Kostas (drums), Christos Germenoglou (drums), Giotis Damianidis (Guitar), Petros Damianidis (Bass), Vaso Dimitriou (Guitar), Maximos Drakos (piano), Haris Charalambous (Bass), Kallistratos Drakopoulos (drums), Natassa Mare Moumtzidou (vocals), Giorgos Tzoukas (piano), Lakis Gimkas (Bass) and Manolis Koutsounanos (drums).
The festival’s opening will be held on Sept. 4 at Ermionio Hotel. The concerts will take place on Sept. 5-7 at the outdoor Municipal Theater of Kozani.
Ο Σύλλογος «Φίλοι της Τζαζ στην Κοζάνη», ο Δήμος Κοζάνης – Οργανισμός Πολιτισμού  σε συνδιοργάνωση με την Περιφερειακή Ενότητα Κοζάνης της Περιφέρειας Δυτικής Μακεδονίας  διοργανώνουν για πρώτη φορά  διεθνές τζαζ φεστιβάλ στις 4, 5 , 6 και 7 Σεπτέμβρη 2013 στην Κοζάνη, με συναυλίες,  σεμινάρια  και jam session  με  στόχο την πολιτιστική αναβάθμιση της πόλης και την κατοχύρωση του φεστιβάλ ως θεσμό στα πολιτιστικά δρώμενα. Το φεστιβάλ αυτό στο ξεκίνημά του έχει ιδιαίτερο χαρακτήρα. Είναι το jam session  στο οποίο θα έχουν τη χαρά οι μουσικοί από όλο τον κόσμο να παίξουν μαζί και να γνωριστούν μεταξύ  τους  ανταλλάσσοντας  μουσικές εμπειρίες και να προσφέρουν κάτι μοναδικό στο ακροατήριό τους.
Στο φεστιβάλ θα συμμετέχουν κορυφαίοι μουσικοί από όλο τον κόσμο .
Ο   Χρήστος Ραφαηλίδης (vibes), ο  Hector  Martignon ( piano) New York USA, ο Παναγιώτης Αντρέου (Bass), ο Mauricio Herrrera  (drums) New York (Cuba),  ο Lior Yekutieli  (Guitar)Israel, ο  Γιωτης Κιουρτσόγλου (Bass), ο Mark Halbheer (drums) Switzerland, ο Jimmy Mahlis (guitars, oud),  California USA, ο  Κώστας Αναστασιάδης  (drums), ο Χρήστος Γερμένογλου (drums),  ο Γιώτης  Δαμιανίδης (Guitar), ο  Πέτρος Δαμιανίδης (Bass), η  Βάσω Δημητρίου (Guitar), ο Μάξιμος Δράκος ( piano), ο Χάρης Χαραλάμπους (Bass), ο Καλλίστρατος Δρακόπουλος (drums), η Νατάσα Μάρε Μουμτζίδου  (vocals), ο Γιώργος Τζούκας ( piano), ο Λάκης Τζήμκας (Bass) και ο  Μανώλης Κουτσουνάνος (drums).
Η έναρξη του φεστιβάλ στις 4 Σεπτέμβρη θα γίνει στο ξενοδοχείο « Ερμιόνιο»..  Οι συναυλίες θα πραγματοποιηθούν από τις 5 έως 7 Σεπτέμβρη  στο υπαίθριο Δημοτικό Θέατρο Κοζάνης ( σε περίπτωση κακοκαιρίας στην Αίθουσα Τέχνης).
Τα σεμινάρια μουσικής θα πραγματοποιούνται στην αίθουσα του Θεατροδρομίου (οδός Αγίας Παρασκευής ) . Μετά το τέλος των σεμιναρίων υπάρχει δυνατότητα παράδοσης ιδιαίτερων μαθημάτων από τους μουσικούς των σεμιναρίων κατόπιν συνεννόησης. Τιμή κάθε σεμιναρίου 10 ευρώ. Οσοι παρακολουθήσουν τρία τουλάχιστον σεμινάρια θα έχουν δωρεάν είσοδο σε όλες τις συναυλίες.
Πέμπτη 5-9
Ωρες σεμιναρίων :  11.00 –  13.00   θα διδάξουν  ο Jimmy Mahlis (guitars, oud, bouzouki) μαζί με τον  Κώστα Αναστασιάδη  (drums).
Θέμα σεμιναρίου :  Παράδοση και  εξέλιξη του ρυθμού, δημιουργώντας ένα νέο κράμα ήχων και διαθέσεων.
Παρασκευή 6-9
Ωρες σεμιναρίων :  10.00 –  11.15  ο Hector  Martignon ( piano)
11.30 –  12.45  ο Παναγιώτης Αντρέου (Bass)
13.00 έως 14.15  ο Mauricio Herrrera  (drums).
Θέματα σεμιναρίων : Latin Jazz  & αυτοσχεδιασμός
Σάββατο 7-9
Συναυλία JAM SESSION  12.00  στην αίθουσα του Θεατροδρομίου ( Αγίας Παρασκευής … )   με την μπάντα Hector  Martignon’s Foreign Affair  ( Hector  Martignon, Παναγιώτης Αντρέου,  Mauricio Herrrera, Χρήστος Ραφαηλίδης).   Ο κάθε μουσικός θα έχει τη δυνατότητα να παίξει μαζί τους διαλέγοντας  ένα κομμάτι από το real book.Το συγκεκριμένο jam θα βιντεοσκοπηθεί και θα λάβει ο κάθε μουσικός ένα dvd.
Τιμή jam session 20 ευρώ για τους μουσικούς  και 3 ευρώ για το κοινό.
Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες στα τηλ:  Μανώλης  Κουτσονάνος   6977995060, Φώτης Βακουφτσής  6945810351.
Πέμπτη 5-9 Ωραέναρξης 21.00 
A.  Act up trio
Χρήστος Γερμένογλου (drums)  
Γιώτης  Δαμιανίδης (Guitar)
Πέτρος Δαμιανίδης (Bass)
B. Diaplous
Jimmy Mahlis (guitars, oud, μπουζούκι)
Κώστας Αναστασιάδης  (drums)
Παρασκευή 6-9 Ωρα έναρξης 21.00 
A. Vaso Dimitriou Quartet
Βάσω Δημητρίου (Guitar)
Μάξιμος Δράκος ( piano)
Χάρης Χαραλάμπους (Bass)
Καλλίστρατος Δρακόπουλος (drums)
Β. Hector Martignon’s “Foreign Afair”
Χρήστος Ραφαηλίδης (vibes)
Hector  Martignon ( piano)
Παναγιώτης Αντρέου (Bass)
Mauricio Herrrera  (drums)
Σάββατο 7-9 Ωρα έναρξης 21.00 
A. Apopsis Trio & Natassa Mare Moumtzidou
Νατάσα Μάρε Μουμτζίδου (vocals)
Γιώργος Τζούκας ( piano)
Λάκης Τζήμκας (Bass)
Μανώλης Κουτσουνάνος (drums)
Β. Exit
Lior Yekutieli  (Guitar)
Γιώτης Κιουρτκσόγλου (Bass)
Mark Halbheer (drums)

Monday, August 26, 2013

Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

"Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" (or simply "Motherless Child") is a traditional Negro spiritual.
The song dates back to the era of slavery in the United States when it was common practice to sell children of slaves away from their parents. An early performance of the song dates back to the 1870s by the Fisk Jubilee Singers. Like many traditional songs, it has many variations and has been recorded widely.
The song is clearly an expression of pain and despair as it conveys the hopelessness of a child who has been torn from his or her parents. Under one interpretation, the repetitive singing of the word "sometimes" offers a measure of hope, as it suggests that at least "sometimes" I do not feel like a motherless child. 
Although the plaintive words can be interpreted literally, they might alternatively be metaphoric. The “motherless child” could be a slave separated from and yearning for his or her African homeland, his or her spouse, parents, siblings or child(ren) (from all or any of which he or she may have been separated in the trafficking process) or a slave suffering “a long ways from home”—home being heaven—or most likely all.

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Long way from my home

Sometimes I wish, I could fly
Like a bird up in the sky
Oh, sometimes I wish, I could fly
Fly like a bird up in the sky

Sometimes I wish, I could fly
Like a bird up in the sky
Little closer to home

Motherless children have a hard time
Motherless children have a, such a hard time
Motherless children have such a really hard time
A long way from home

Sometimes I feel like freedom is near
Sometimes I feel like freedom is here
Sometimes I feel like freedom is so near
But we're so far from home

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
[Incomprehensible] sometimes I feel like, motherless child
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Long way from home

Sometimes I feel [Incomprehensible]
Sometimes I feel [Incomprehensible]
Sometimes I feel [Incomprehensible]

But we're so far from home

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Wayne Shorter

Wayne Shorter (born August 25, 1933) is an American jazz saxophonist and composer.
Jazz critic Ben Ratliff of the New York Times has described Shorter as "probably jazz's greatest living small-group composer and a contender for greatest living improviser." Many of Shorter's compositions have become jazz standards. His output has earned worldwide recognition, critical praise and various commendations, including multiple Grammy Awards. He has also received acclaim for his mastery of the soprano saxophone (after switching his focus from the tenor in the late 1960s), beginning an extended reign in 1970 as Down Beat's annual poll-winner on that instrument, winning the critics' poll for 10 consecutive years and the readers' for eighteen.
Shorter first came to wide prominence in the late 1950s as a member of, and eventually primary composer for, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. In the 1960s, he went on to join Miles Davis's Second Great Quintet, and from there he co-founded the jazz fusion band Weather Report. He has recorded over 20 albums as a bandleader.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Freddie Hubbard

Frederick Dewayne "Freddie" Hubbard (April 7, 1938 – December 29, 2008)  was an American jazz trumpeter. He was known primarily for playing in the bebop, hard bop and post bop styles from the early 1960s and on. His unmistakable and influential tone contributed to new perspectives for modern jazz and bebop.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

New Release > Robert Glasper Experiment

On their 2012 breakout Black Radio, Robert Glasper Experiment laid out a new paradigm for creative music, reaching beyond entrenched genre boundaries to create a singular vision that drew from all reaches of contemporary black music and beyond. Black Radio drew unanimous praise from critics across the board and earned Glasper the highest chart positions of his career when the album debuted at #10 on Billboard‘s Top Current Albums chart, also claiming the #1 spot on both theBillboard Jazz chart and the iTunes R&B chart. The album kept earning accolades all the way to the 2013 GRAMMY Awards where Black Radio was awarded Best R&B Album.

On October 29, RGE ups the ante with the release of Black Radio 2 (Blue Note), another genre-defying effort that takes the Black Radio blueprint and builds to even greater heights. The core remains the Experiment, as astoundingly versatile a band as has ever existed, featuring Robert Glasper on keyboards, Derrick Hodge on bass, Mark Colenburg on drums, and Casey Benjamin on vocoder and saxophone. Providing the vocals throughout is another jaw-dropping roll call of vocalists including CommonPatrick StumpBrandyJill ScottDweleMarsha AmbrosiusAnthony Hamilton,Faith EvansNorah JonesSnoop DoggLupe FiascoLuke JamesEmeli SandéLalah Hathaway, andMalcolm-Jamal Warner.

The track listing for Black Radio 2 is as follows:
  1. Baby Tonight (Black Radio Intro)
  2. I Stand Alone featuring Common and Patrick Stump
  3. What Are We Doing featuring Brandy
  4. Calls featuring Jill Scott
  5. No Worries featuring Dwele
  6. Trust featuring Marsha Ambrosius
  7. Yet To Find featuring Anthony Hamilton
  8. You Own Me featuring Faith Evans
  9. Let It Ride featuring Norah Jones
  10. Persevere featuring Snoop Dogg,  Lupe Fiasco and Luke James
  11. Somebody Else featuring Emeli Sandé
  12. Jesus Children of America featuring Lalah Hathaway and Malcolm-Jamal Warner

While waiting the release

John Cage Meets Sun Ra

John Cage and Sun Ra performed together in 1986 at Coney Island, New York. 

No need to say that this post is recomented ONLY to experimental music audience!!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Paul Motian

Stephen Paul Motian (25 March 1931 – 22 November 2011) was an American jazz drummer, percussionist and composer.
He first came to prominence in the late 1950s in the piano trio of Bill Evans, and later led several groups. Motian played an important role in freeing jazz drummers from strict time-keeping duties.


As leader

Conception Vessel (ECM, 1972)

  • Tribute (ECM, 1974)
  • Dance (ECM, 1977)
  • Le Voyage (ECM, 1979)
  • Psalm (ECM, 1982)
  • The Story of Maryam (Soul Note, 1984)
  • Jack of Clubs (Soul Note, 1985)
  • It Should've Happened a Long Time Ago (ECM, 1985)
  • Misterioso (Soul Note, 1986)
  • One Time Out (Soul Note, 1987)
  • Monk in Motian (JMT, 1988)
  • On Broadway Volume 1 (JMT, 1989)
  • Bill Evans (JMT, 1990)
  • On Broadway Volume 2 (JMT, 1990)
  • Motian in Tokyo (JMT, 1991)
  • On Broadway Volume 3 (JMT, 1991)
  • Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band (JMT, 1992)
  • Trioism (JMT, 1993)
  • Reincarnation of a Love Bird (JMT, 1994)
  • Sound of Love (Winter & Winter, 1995 [1997])
  • At the Village Vanguard (JMT, 1995)
  • Flight of the Blue Jay (Winter & Winter, 1998)
  • 2000 + One (Winter & Winter, 1997 [1999])
  • Play Monk and Powell (Winter & Winter, 1998 [1999])
  • Europe (Winter & Winter, 2000 [2001])
  • Holiday for Strings (Winter & Winter, 2001 [2002])
  • I Have the Room Above Her (ECM, 2004 [2005])
  • Garden of Eden (ECM, 2004 [2007])
  • On Broadway Vol. 4 or The Paradox of Continuity (Winter & Winter, 2005)
  • Time and Time Again (ECM, 2006)
  • Live at the Village Vanguard (Winter & Winter, 2006 [2007])
  • Live at the Village Vanguard Vol. II (Winter & Winter, 2006 [2008])
  • Live at the Village Vanguard Vol. III (Winter & Winter, 2006 [2010])
  • On Broadway Volume 5 (Winter & Winter, 2009)
  • Lost in a Dream (ECM, 2010)
  • The Windmills of Your Mind (Winter & Winter, 2011)
  • Selected Recordings (ECM, 2004)
Box Sets
  • Paul Motian (CAM Jazz, 2010)
  • Paul Motian On Broadway Vol. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (Winter & Winter, 2012)
  • Paul Motian (ECM, 2013)

As sideman

With Michael Adkins

  • Rotator (HatHut, 2008) with Russ Lossing and John Hébert
With Geri Allen
  • In the Year of the Dragon (JMT, 1989) with Charlie Haden
  • Segments (DIW, 1989) with Charlie Haden
  • Live at the Village Vanguard (DIW, 1991) with Charlie Haden
With Tim Berne
  • Songs and Rituals in Real Time (Empire, 1982; reissue by Screwgun, 1998) with Mack Goldsbury and Ed Schuller
  • The Ancestors (Soul Note, 1982) with Ray Anderson, Mack Goldsbury, C. Herb Robertson and Ed Schuller
  • Mutant Variations (Soul Note, 1984) with C. Herb Robertson and Ed Schuller
With Samuel Blaser
  • Consort in Motion (Kind of Blue, 2011) with Russ Lossing and Thomas Morgan
With Paul Bley
  • Turns (Savoy, 1964) with John Gilmore and Gary Peacock (also in part on Improvising Artists’ Turning Point, 1975)
  • Paul Bley with Gary Peacock (ECM, 1970)
  • Fragments (ECM, 1986) with Bill Frisell and John Surman
  • Notes (Soul Note, 1987)
  • The Paul Bley Quartet (ECM, 1987) with Bill Frisell and John Surman
  • Memoirs (Soul Note, 1990) with Charlie Haden
  • Zen Palace (Transheart, 1993) with Steve Swallow
  • Not Two, Not One (ECM, 1998) with Gary Peacock
With Salvatore Bonafede
  • Plays (Ken Music, 1991) with Marc Johnson
  • For The Time Being (CAM Jazz, 2006) with Joe Lovano, Michele Rabbia, Mark Dresser and Adam Rogers
With Jakob Bro
  • Balladeering (Loveland, 2009) with Bill Frisell, Lee Konitz and Ben Street
With Guillaume de Chassy / Daniel Yvinec
  • Songs From The Last Century (Bee Jazz, 2009) with Marc Murphy
With Anders Christensen
  • Dear Someone (Stunt, 2010) with Aaron Parks
With Marc Copland
  • New York Trio Recordings Vol.2: Voices (Pirouet, 2007) with Gary Peacock
With Chick Corea and Eddie Gomez
  • Further Explorations (UCJ Japan, 2011; international release by Concord Jazz, 2012)
With Eddie Costa
  • Eddie Costa Quintet (Interlude, 1957)
  • Guys and Dolls Like Vibes (Coral/Verve, 1958) with Bill Evans, Wendell Marshall
  • The House of Blue Lights (Dot, 1959) with Wendell Marshall
With Marilyn Crispell
  • Nothing Ever Was, Anyway: Music of Annette Peacock (ECM, 1997)
  • Amaryllis (ECM, 2000)
  • Storyteller (ECM, 2003)
With Furio Di Castri plus Joe Lovano Quartet
  • Unknown Voyage (A Tempo, 1988)
With Jakob Dinesen
  • Around (Stunt, 2001) with Kurt Rosenwinkel
  • Dino (Stunt, 2009) with Anders Christensen
With Bill Evans
  • New Jazz Conceptions (Riverside, 1957)
  • Portrait in Jazz (Riverside, 1959)
  • Explorations (Riverside, 1961)
  • Sunday at the Village Vanguard (Riverside, 1961)
  • Waltz for Debby (Riverside, 1961)
  • How My Heart Sings! (Riverside, 1962)
  • Moon Beams (Riverside, 1962)
  • Nirvana with Herbie Mann (Atlantic, 1962)
  • Trio '64 (Verve, 1963)
With Pierre Favre
  • Singing Drums (ECM, 1984)
With Anat Fort
  • A Long Story (ECM, 2004) with Perry Robinson and Ed Schuller
With Bill Frisell
  • Rambler (ECM, 1985)
  • Bill Frisell, Ron Carter, Paul Motian (Nonesuch, 2006)
  • Bill Frisell, Ron Carter, Paul Motian EP (Nonesuch Records, 2006) - Download exclusive
With Larry Goldings
  • Awareness (Warner Bros, 1997) with Larry Grenadier
With Alexandra Grimal
  • Owls Talk (Aparte/Harmonia Mundi, 2012) with Lee Konitz and Gary Peacock
With Charlie Haden
  • Liberation Music Orchestra (Impulse!, 1969)
  • Closeness (Horizon/Verve, 1976)
  • Ballad of the Fallen (ECM, 1982)
  • Etudes (Soul Note, 1987) with Geri Allen
  • The Montreal Tapes: with Geri Allen and Paul Motian (Verve, 1989 [1997])
  • The Montreal Tapes: with Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Paul Motian (Verve, 1989 [1997])
  • The Montreal Tapes: with Paul Bley and Paul Motian (Verve, 1989 [1994])
  • The Montreal Tapes: Liberation Music Orchestra (Verve, 1989 [1997])
  • Dream Keeper (Blue Note, 1989)
With Yuri Honing
  • Seven (Jazz In Motion, 2001) with Paul Bley and Gary Peacock
With Keith Jarrett
  • Life Between the Exit Signs (Vortex, 1967)
  • Somewhere Before (Atlantic, 1968)
  • The Mourning of a Star (Atlantic, 1971)
  • El Juicio (The Judgement) (Atlantic, 1971)
  • Birth (Atlantic, 1971)
  • Expectations (Columbia, 1972)
  • Fort Yawuh (Impulse!, 1973)
  • Treasure Island (Impulse!, 1974)
  • Backhand (Impulse!, 1974)
  • Death and the Flower (Impulse!, 1974)
  • Mysteries (Impulse!, 1975)
  • Shades (Impulse!, 1975)
  • Bop-Be (Impulse!, 1976)
  • The Survivors' Suite (ECM, 1976)
  • Eyes of the Heart (ECM, 1979)
  • At the Deer Head Inn (ECM, 1992) with Gary Peacock
With Masabumi Kikuchi
  • Sunrise (ECM, 2012) with Thomas Morgan
With Frank Kimbrough
  • Play (Palmetto, 2006) with Masa Kamaguchi
With Lee Konitz, Brad Mehldau, Charlie Haden
  • Live at Birdland (ECM, 2011)
With Lee Konitz and Steve Swallow
  • Three Guys (Enja, 1999)
With Rudy Linka
  • Songs with Larry Grenadier
With Russ Lossing
  • Dreamer (Double Time, 2000)
  • As It Grows (HatHut, 2004)
With Joe Lovano
  • Village Rhythm (Soul Note, 1988) with Kenny Werner, Tom Harrell and Marc Johnson
  • I'm All For You (Blue Note, 2004) with Hank Jones and George Mraz
  • Joyous Encounters (Blue Note, 2005) with Hank Jones and George Mraz
With Bill McHenry
  • Bill McHenry Quartet Featuring Paul Motian (Fresh Sound, 2002)
  • Roses (Sunny Side, 2007)
  • Ghosts of the Sun (Sunny Side, 2011)
With Sam Most
  • Most Plays Monk Bird & Miles (Bethlehem Records (US), Parlophone (UK), 1958)
With Simon Nabatov
  • Circle the Line (GM Recordings, 1986) and Ed Schuller, Arto Tuncboyaci
With Stephan Oliva and Bruno Chevillon
  • Fantasm - The Music of Paul Motian (BMG France/RCA Victor, 2000)
  • Intérieur nuit (Night Bird, 2002)
With Enrico Pieranunzi)
  • Untold Story (IDA, 1993; reissue EGEA, 2006) with Marc Johnson
  • Flux and Change (Soul Note, 1995)
  • Fellini Jazz (CAM Jazz, 2003) with Kenny Wheeler, Chris Potter and Charlie Haden
  • Doorways (CAM Jazz, 2004) with Chris Potter
  • Special Encounter (CAM Jazz, 2005) with Charlie Haden
  • New York Reflections: Live at Birdland (CAM Jazz, 2012) with Steve Swallow
  • Live at The Village Vanguard (CAM Jazz, 2013) with Marc Johnson
With Augusto Pirodda
  • No Comment (Jazzwerkstatt, 2011) with Gary Peacock
With Enrico Rava
  • Tati (ECM, 2004)
  • New York Days (ECM, 2008)
With Jacob Sacks and Eivind Opsvik
  • Two Miles a Day (Yeah Yeah, 2005) with Mat Maneri
With Saheb Sarbib
  • Seasons (Soul Note, 1982) with Mark Whitecage and Mel Ellison
With Martial Solal
  • Just Friends (Dreyfus, 1997) with Gary Peacock
  • Balade du 10 Mars (Soul Note, 1999) with Marc Johnson
With Martin Speake
  • Change of Heart (ECM, 2002) with Bobo Stenson and Mick Hutton
With Bobo Stenson
  • Goodbye (ECM, 2005) with Anders Jormin
With Tethered Moon (Trio with Masabumi Kikuchi and Gary Peacock)
  • First Meeting (Winter & Winter, 1997)
  • Chansons d’Édith Piaf (Winter & Winter, 1999)
  • Experiencing Tosca (Winter & Winter, 2004)
  • Play Kurt Weill (Winter & Winter, 2005)
With Henri Texier
  • Respect (Label Bleu, 1997) with Bob Brookmeyer, Lee Konitz and Steve Swallow
With Pietro Tonolo
  • Your Songs: The Music of Elton John (ObliqSound, 2007) with Gil Goldstein and Steve Swallow