Album Review

Bradford, Bobby Extet – “Midnight Pacific Airwaves ” – [Entropy Stereo (Mi)]

Cousin Mary   1/14/2009   CD, Jazz

The first four tracks were recorded KPFK in Los Angeles in April of 1977 with Bradford on cornet, the fine flute of James Newton, and strong contributions from Richard Rehwald on bass and John Goldsmith on drums. Bradford said that since he just played with whoever showed up, he had an extet ??? X being the unknown in the algebraic sense. Fine improv on all, swinging rendition of the standard Blue Monk.

Fifth track is a 2003 duo (X=2?) of Bradford and Vinny Golia on clarinet. Interesting to contrast track 2 and track 5 ??? recordings of ???She??? made 26 years apart.

Warning! Tracks listed on CD back go 1,2,4,3,5 ??? track 3, which is Blue Monk, ends with an intro to Improvisation #12.

Great liner notes from Mark Weber whose reminiscing about the 1970s??? LA jazz scene and late night radio borders on erotic for jazz nerds like me.

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