Monat: Oktober 2016

Jordan Young: Jazz Jukebox

The predominance of the jukebox in social situations is essentially a thing of the past. But how much has really changed? Those once-ubiquitous machines that brought musical happiness to the good people in corner bars and diners throughout the land may have vanished, but the concept they put …

Ingrid and Christine Jensen: Infinitude

On paper and with this line-up you might be forgiven for regarding this as a new version of the Brecker Brothers with the two West Canadian sisters Ingrid and Christine Jensen taking the roles respectively of m: Randy Brecker and the sorely missed Michael. But this would be …

Doug Webb: Bright Side

From one perspective, m: Doug Webb‘s Bright Side is basically twelve tracks clothed in very recognizable forms –a few varieties of soul-jazz, a couple of heartfelt ballads, a taut bossa nova, and an array of middling and up tempo straight- ahead swingers. Although the material is thorou…  …

Josh Ison: Perceive React

The road to saxophonist m: Josh Ison‘s debut recording Perceive React is a very interesting one of connecting up with and finding players whom one admires, asking them to take part in a recording session, their acceptance, and finally their meeting for the first time and clicking impress… …

Frank Kimbrough: Solstice

Gravitas and weightlessness may seem like odd compeers, but both are ill at ease with one another and beautifully in league in the music of pianist Frank Kimbrough. On Solstice–the latest of many fine trio dates in Kimbrough’s discography, and his first release on the Pirouet imprint–Kimbrough doe… …

BassDrumBone: The Long Road

m: BassDrumBone has been in the business of making bold, muscular music for forty years, starting their unusual instrumental collaboration in 1977, and releasing their first album, Ohaspe on Auricle Records, in 1979. Trombonist m: Ray Anderson, bassist {{m: Mark Helias = 1482… Source: Album Reviews

Ian Hunter: Ian Hunter: Fingers Crossed

Assuming his role as chief vocalist for Mott the Hoople, then becoming its main songwriter, Ian Hunter evolved into the figurative voice for the British band as it evolved and reached its apex of commercial and critical acclaim with Mott (Columbia Records, 1973). And as he initiated his …

Michael Musillami/Rich Syracuse: Of The Night

For some reason, m: Wayne Shorter is in the air, as evidenced by pianist m: Denny Zeitlin‘s wonderful Early Wayne and now guitarist m: Michael Musillami‘s duo album with bassist m: Rich Syracuse, Of The Night. As stated in the earlier review, Shorter tune… Source: Album Reviews

Nils Petter MolvA|r: Buoyancy

More than thirty years ago, Norwegian trumpeter Nils Petter MolvA|r had left his mark as an exceptional improviser with his ECM Records debut on Masquarelo’s Bande A Part (1985). Those beginnings–in the company of Nordic jazz legends–led MolvA|r to an ongoing process of nurturing his musical sens…  …

Steve Reich: Steve Reich: The ECM Recordings

Steve Reich Steve Reich: The ECM Recordings e: ECM Records 2016 Celebrated as one of the most significant contemporary American composer-musicians of the late 20th century, Steve Reich successfully dismantled the cemented bedrock of Western Music and rebuilt it in surprisingly innovative… Source: Album Reviews