Bud Kopman , Picks Gernerations Quartet , Flow , Best release 2016
Budd Kopman's Best Releases of 2016
Of the seventy or so albums I was fortunate to review this year (with many still waiting in the wings), the releases below (in chronological order) are those that moved me the most and hence that I remember the clearest, even after a year. The quality of the music is uniformly high, and leaving something off this list was a bit difficult. Of course, reactions to music are completely subjective, so one man's gold is another's lead—your mileage may vary.
Michael Jefry Stevens: Flow
Robert Bush Picks Joe Fonda Satoko Fujii recording , Duet as one the top Jazz Albums 2016
Satoko Fujii & Joe Fonda, “Duet” (Long Song Records 2016)
It’s hard to believe that these two haven’t been collaborating forever. The degree of intimate listening and deep exchange between Fujii’s piano and the woody, natural-sounding bass of Fonda is breathtaking. Unbelievably, this live album was only the second time they played.
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OGJB , Quartet records first cd for Tum Records
The OGJB Quartet, Oliver Lake, Grahm Haynes, Joe Fonda , Barry Altschul recorded for Tum records June 15 ,2016 . CD to to released in May 2017 .
Joe Fonda Oliver Lake in Duo, May 15 2016 , NY NY
Joe Fonda and Oliver Lake in duo, May 15 2016, NY.
Joe Fonda Interview , Jazz Halo , By Ferdinand Dupuis-Panther
Bassists Joe Fonda , By Owen Mcnally
Generations Quartet, with Oliver Lake
Generations Quartet , with Oliver Lake , Joe Fonda, Michael Stevens , Emil Gross will release a live cd in 2017 recorded during there October 2016 tour . The recording was done at the Bunker in Bielefeld Germany on October 29th 2016 .
Joe Fonda,s ,10th Annual Composers and Improvisers Festival
Joe Fonda and the Nu Band will be releasing a new recording .
Joe Fonda and the Nu Band will be releasing a new recording dedicated to memory of Roy Campbel Jr. The cd will be released in April of 2015 on the Nottwo Record Label.
Fonda Stevens , records with Irek Wojtczak , In Warsaw Poland
The Fonda Stevens Group recorded with Saxophonist composer Irek Wojtczak . The recording was done in July in Warsaw Poland . The concept for the project was a reinterpertation of old Polish folks songs, that were rearranged by Erik . The cd is to be released in November of 2014 .
Joe Fonda, recording with pianist Karl Berger and drummer Harvey Sorgen
Joe Fonda recently recorded with pianist Karl Berger and drummer Harvey Sorgen. The music was composed by Karl Berger, and will be released under his own name in the fall of 2015 on Jon Zorns label, Tzidak . It was the most beautiful and challenging recording date of my musucal career.
Joe Fonda's music featured on WMBR Radio, Boston Mass.
Joe Fonda's Music was featured on his 59 birthday, 12/16/2013 on WMBR Radio in Boston Mass. The DJ was saxophonist Charlie Kohlhase, the show is called research and development. Mr Kohlhase started the show by playing music from Joe Fonda's first recording looking for the lake, Alarca Records. The broadcast coverd a lot of material that has been recorded from 1980, on up though 2013. Thank you Charlie. Joe
Joe Fonda , recording again with the Barry Altschul
Joe Fonda will be recording once again with Barry Altschul and the 3dom Factor , on Feburary 11th nd 12th 2014 , in New York city , for the Tum Record label . This will be the 2nd recording for the trio , both for the Tum Label .
The Fonda Stevens Group records live cd as part of its 20th year anniversary tour
The Fonda Stevens group has recorded there next cd. The recordig was done live in Dornbirn Austria at the end of there 20th year anniversary tour, which took place in October 2012. The cd was released in January of 2014 .
Joe Fonda interviewed and featured and the cover of Improjazz
Joe Fonda was recently was interviewed by Philippe Levreaud. The interviw will be published in the April issue of Improjazz . Mr. Fonda can also be seen on the cover of the issue.
Joe Fonda , Bass
Satoko Fujii , Piano