Ron Welburn

Ron’s Contributions


October 1997    Albums

Ghost in the Machine/Evan Parker
Evan Parker and Ghost in the Machine

This 1993 Copenhagen concert was a natural collaboration for saxophonist Parker and Ghost-in-the-Machine, a quartet of mostly Danish musicians who use electronic and amplified instruments and "objects" associated with musique concrete and early electronic...

April 1997    Albums

Hank Crawford

For Tight, producer Bob Porter and Hank Crawford decided on the expanded background offered by two trumpets, tenor and baritone. The relaxed settings for Crawford's unmistakable alto, by virtue of his arrangements, may recall the late Atlantic period and...

March 1997    Albums

Ben Monder Trio

Each loosely bound composition with its staccato effects as performed by Ben Monder's trio of guitar, bass and drums is an excursion toward darker realms of spirit and kaleidoscope. Within the cohesive, well-executed performances, however, an emotional singularity...

March 1997    Albums

My Desire
Bob Nieske's Wolf Soup

Inspired around Boston by mentors George Russell and Jimmy Giuffre, and by Monk's angular possibilities, bassist Bob Nieske achieves rangy effects from his quintet with drums, guitar, and two saxophones doubling baritone. Actually, he presents a joyous two...


March 1997    Albums

Rules of Engagement
Jeff Song and Lowbrow

The young Asian Improv label, Berkeley based, is committed to improvised music under the leadership of Asian Americans. Rules of Engagement contains an array of musical fractals coordinated by Jeff Song who plays bass guitars. Song pulls together into a...

March 1997    Albums

Carl Leukaufe

Warrior status identifies the doer, the defender of the flame on the local scene. The warrior's skills and deeds may be recommended by peers near and far, but veritable big-time stardom seldom ensues, and probably isn't an essential measure of valor and...

March 1997    Albums

Monkey: Part One
Fred and the Monkey Orchestra Ho

Sit up and take note of Fred Ho's performance vistas! His extraordinary orchestrational and theatrical senses are rooted in Chinese traditional folk forms and jazz scores that seem inspired by Evans and Mingus. Leading with his own baritone sax and flute...

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