Monat: Dezember 2016

Albert Marques Trio: Live In The South Bronx

There’s something uncommonly special about the way that the young Spanish pianist Albert Marques manages to wed elegant expressions with rumbling designs in his work, limning the very nature of his being and his adopted Bronx turf through fingers and keys. He’s “tough but sweet” according to {{m: …

Umbra: Umbra

Dublin guitarist/composer m: Chris Guilfoyle‘s Umbra has been around for half a decade, so its debut album can be seen as the product of patience and endurance. Critically acclaimed performances at the IMC’s Down With Jazz and 12 Points festivals, as well as Bray Jazz, have helped raise… …

Matador: Matador 4

On his fourth release, Montevideo based guitarist Santiago Bogacz AKA Matador explores various tonalities and harmonies both vocally and instrumentally. He has overdubbed himself performing multiple guitars and singing various lines to create compelling soundscapes of haunting poetry.The short and d… Source: Album Reviews

Sunny Rattana Trio and Natt Buntita: Two Of A Kind

The merging of jazz and Asian folk idioms is gradually becoming more common, though most typically in Indonesia and South Korea. Thailand’s rich folkloric tradition has been overlooked by Thai jazz musicians, who tend to favour American jazz standards. Until now, that is. Two of a Kind sees …

Maureen Choi Quartet: Ida Y Vuelta

The phrase, Ida Y Vuelta, literally translates into roundtrip, as in a journey, going somewhere and returning back to point of origin. For violin virtuoso m: Maureen Choi, her sojourn to Spain in 2012 has turned into an extended residency, as an educator, and applying her musical prowess… …

Richard Pinhas – Barry Cleveland: Mu

French guitarist and electronics ace Richard Pinhas set high standards for electronic rock with the advent of Heldon back in 1974. But his voluminous discography as a solo artist and collaborator surges onward with two concurrent 2016 releases for Cuneiform Records: Process and Reality with drummer… Source: …

Omar Sosa and Seckou Keita: Transparent Water

Cuban Pianist Omar Sosa and Senegalese kora player and vocalist Seckou Keita have assembled an extraordinary album seamlessly melding Latin American and West African music. Additional guest instrumentalists bring with them a host of other sounds predominantly emanating from the Far East. The koto is… Source: Album …