Jazz, electronic, and all-around avant-garde label Cuneiform Records has announced two upcoming releases for its fall jazz offerings. Both to be available October 5, tunes by The Microscopic Septet and Jason Robinson will share the label of ALARM-featured bands Ahleuchatistas, Jason Adasiewicz’s Rolldown, and Algernon.
The Microscopic Septet’s Friday the 13th: The Micros Play Monk will feature twelve original arrangements of jazz legend Thelonious Monk’s songs, celebrating the musician that sparked the band’s existence. The album includes artwork by Barry Blitt of the New Yorker, and liner notes by jazz critic Peter Keepnews.
The Two Faces of Janus, by quick-fingered saxophonist/flutist Jason Robinson, is one of three projects to be released simultaneously by three different labels in September and October. The album features ten original pieces ranging from two-reed duets to layered sextet pieces, reflective of NYC’s distinctive jazz scene. Joining him on the album are noted New York musicians Liberty Ellman, Drew Gress, George Schuller, Marty Ehrlich, and Rudresh Mahanthappa.
Stay tuned for news on Cuneiform’s other fall releases, including albums from Richard Pinhas, Univers Zero, and Uz Jsme Doma.