Udu Calls Trio feat. William Parker | The Vancouver Tapes | Long Song Records

Tiziano Tononi – Drums, Congas, Gong, Bells, Whistles | Daniele Cavallanti – Tenor and Baritone Saxes, Ney Flute, Bells | William Parker – Double Bass

All music by Tiziano Tononi. Produced by Tiziano Tononi. Executive producer: Fabricio Perissinotto. Recorded Live at Studio 16, Vancouver Jazz Festival, on June 26th, 1999. Sound restoring from the original master by Andrea Rainoldi, Reverse Studio Milano, fall 2013. Layout and cover illustration by Muriel Michele Peretti. Thanks to artistic director Ken Pickering – Vancouver International Jazz Festival for arranging the concert June 26, 1999.

Tracklist: First Set Subterranean Streams of Consciousness [42:27] Second Set Shadows Of The Night [33:31]


A lost and found gem

documenting the first meeting ever of two Italian avant jazz masters with the NY jazz bass giant. Totally live and improvised! Tiziano Tononi says: “Rockin’ the Vaults…sometimes you know, sometimes you don’t, what you find may become a great deal of a surprise, and this time we found out something very unusual like a mini-disc recording!!! What’s that? I’m pretty sure some people don’t even know what a mini disc was, anyway the music contained herein still sounded fresh and surprising after a few years, so I say to myself “why not?”, and here we are! Years after the Long Song Record “Smoke Inside” we got the smokin’ side of a joyful, powerful and subtle trio of characters, praising the Gods of music and improvisation through instruments tuned on a common language, burning, that night in Vancouver, the wall/bridges of the distance from Milano to New York.



Tiziano Tononi on drums & percussion, William Parker on acoustic bass and Daniele Cavallanti on tenor & baritone saxes, ney & flute. This was recorded at the Vancouver Jazz Festival on June 28th of 1999 but has not been released until now when Mr. Tononi found it in the bottom of a chest full of rare recordings. It contains music from tow sets and it quite long (76 minutes). Those of you who read the DMG newsletter weekly certainly know who Tononi and Cavallanti are, as they have worked together over many years with more than a dozen discs from different groups: Nexus, Black Hole Quartet and most recently a superb tribute to Don Cherry on the Nubop label reviewed a couple of weeks ago (August, 2014).

The Udu Calls Trio is phenomenal, stripped down to three titans who are/were ready for action! Besides Don Cherry, Cavallanti and/or Tononi have done tributes to John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman and Rahsaan Roland Kirk, each one a jazz legend and influence on hundreds of musicians worldwide. This trio embodies that same strong, searching spirit. Cavallanti plays tenor for the first section, blowing up a storm backed by a full throttle rhythm team. He eventually switches to bari sax and continues to blow up a storm. There is some earthy, groove-like magic going on about midway through the first set that makes me feel so good. The trio sound as if they have been playing together forever since they remain connected on several levels throughout. Building it up and then sailing down to calmer currents. A great way to start the day and help inspire us to new heights. — Bruce Lee Gallanter


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