Monat: Januar 2017

Heather Bambrick: You'll Never Know

You know those stop-you-dead-in-your-tracks moments that only music can elicit? Those oh-so-rare occurrences where sound and intention hypnotize, leaving a permanent mark on the soul? This writer experienced one of those sonic epiphanies in hearing Heather Bambrick’s enthralling version of “Far From… Source: Album Reviews

Nicolas Kummert: La DiversitA(C)

Belgian saxophonist Nicolas Kummert has been influenced by African music since a two month stay in Senegal at the age of 17, where he collaborated with musicians from that country and later from Benin, Mali, Kenya, Sao TomA(C), Morocco and Tunisia. He met award-winning Blue Note guitarist {{m: …

Francois Carrier: OUTgoing

In the realm of Western music, the role of the performer has been rather circumscribed. In Classical music, the composer is king and the range of “allowed” expression rather limited. For most of its history, jazz performers relied on tunes as the basis for their improvisations, and thus, …

Mariah Parker Indo Latin Jazz: Live in Concert

Traditional Indian music, various Latin styles and contemporary jazz have negotiated an unlikely but productive friendship in the Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble, a periodically convened combo of top Northern California jazz and world music players led by pianist m: Mariah Parker. She reunites… Source: Album Reviews

JoA lle LA(C)andre: A Woman's Work…

How do you sum up the career of an improvising artist like m: JoA lle LA(C)andre? Do you reissue a package of recordings from her 40 years of performance? That is probably not possible, given the multiple labels and the location and ownership of the masters. Besides, free …

John Tilbury, John Lely, Dirar Kalash, Christian Wolff: Seaside

Bearing catalogue number at100, Seaside marks another important milestone for Another Timbre–the one hundredth release on the label’s main imprint, some nine years after its first releases. To mark the event, Simon Reynell has issued music of which he is particularly proud, played by {{m: John Tilb…  …

Jihye Lee Orchestra: April

On the morning of April 16, 2014, four hundred seventy-six souls were living life as they knew it, traveling on the ferry Sewol from Incheon to Jeju in South Korea. Then it all came to an abrupt halt when the ship capsized and sank. The South Korean Coast …

Ballister: Slag

If you were a fan of cyclist Marco Pantani, you must have appreciated the manner in which he could defeat his opponents in a 100 mile bicycle race. Nicknamed il pirata (the pirate), he could rip their legs off from the start, but the real thing of beauty …