Monat: September 2016

Ron Carter Quartet and Vitoria Maldonado: Brasil L.I.K.E

The road that connects Brazilian music and jazz–the essential thematic nexus on this collaborative venture that brings bassist Ron Carter (and his quartet), vocalist Vitoria Maldonado, Ruria Duprat’s Brasilian Orchestra, and a handful of guest soloists into the same line of thinking–has always bee… Source: Album Reviews

Satoko Fujii / Joe Fonda with Natsuki Tamura: Duet

Two of creative music’s most inventive forces come together on Duet. Musical restiveness is at the core of pianist/accordionist and composer Satoko Fujii. With a catalogue three-score deep, she has covered formations from large orchestra to solo where the common denominator is her wide and daring ex…  …

Matt Piet: Of Sound Mind

Pianist m: Matt Piet is most definitely a thinking man’s player, roughly on a par with m: Ron Stabinsky (see Free For One), but with less notoriety (at least for now). Appearing as a member of the cooperative group Four Letter Words on Blow, he seemed to drive …

Masayuki Takayanagi: Angry Waves Vol.1&2

Jinya Disc continues to explore the unissued recordings of m: Masayuki Takayanagi, one of the most original guitarists of the excellent Japanese free jazz scene, active from the 1950s until his untimely passing in 1991. This time we have a live recording (split in two CDs) of a …

Michael Moynihan Quartet: Chronicles

Tucson, Arizona is not the first place most people associate with jazz. But it’s where saxophonist m: Michael Moynihan grew up, and the setting for his debut album Chronicles. He says “I try to incorporate the settings as an integral part of the music on Chronicles, and have …

Chuck Hammer: Chuck Hammer: Blind On Blind

Award-winning composer, guitarist, recording artist and producer m: Chuck Hammer has been an active influence on the progressive music scene since the mid-1970’s, working with m: Laurie Anderson, m: David Bowie and Tony Visconti, Nile Rodgers, and {{m: Lou Reed… Source: Album Reviews

Bobby Rush: Porcupine Meat

They don’t call m: Bobby Rush the King of the Chitlin’ Circuit for nothing. With an extraordinary discography, and legendary status as an enthusiastic live performer, Rush was recognized in 2015 with a fifty year, retrospective box set, titled “Chicken Heads,” by Omnivore Recordings. Retu… Source: Album …

Kayle Brecher: This is Life

m: Kayle Brecher is in the lineage of jazz singers like m: Sheila Jordan and m: Lisa Sokolov who use their voices as a serpentine instrument that slides through and around melodies as deftly as any jazz instrumentalist. On this CD she does her thing on a number …