Monat: Februar 2017

Al Muirhead: Northern Adventures

When you’ve been a musician as long as Al Muirhead has, you not only earn many friends in the business, you also recognize who among them can play. For Northern Adventures, Muirhead’s second album as leader of his own group, the eighty-one-year-old Canadian trumpeter assembled a who’s who …

DKV Trio / The Thing: Collider

Recorded live at Krakow Jazz Autumn in 2014, Collider unites two of the hardest hitting contemporary outfits in an off the wall summit. It’s notable that all the members of the DKV Trio and The Thing, except bassist m: Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, have a history of working with …

Patti Cudd: Eos

Percussionist Patti Cudd performs as a soloist and a chamber musician and is a member of the ensemble Zeitgeist. She teaches music at the University of Wisconsin and the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University. She holds a PhD. In Musical Arts and a Fulbright Scholarship …

Greg Abate with the Tim Ray Trio: Road to Forever

m: Greg Abate‘s name isn’t often broached when debating the merits of contemporary jazz saxophonists. It should be. While perhaps best known for his work on alto, the Rhode Island-based swinger proves on Road to Forever, recorded with his regular working trio, not only that his talents on… …

Marbin: Goat Man and The House of the Dead

It’s truly been fun to watch m: Marbin grow and develop over the past few years. Their eponymous, self- released debut album, from way back in 2009, was a duet affair with the two principals–saxophonist Danny Markovitch and guitarist Dani Rabin–plying their talents on a clutch… Source: …

Greg Diamond: Avenida Graham

Brooklyn-based jazz guitarist Greg Diamond issues his most culturally diverse musical mosaic on Avenida Graham reflecting a blend of jazz and the Latin sound that has been an influential part of his life. Being half Eastern European Jewish and half Colombian, Diamond long ago learned to appreciate t… …

TAI No-Orchestra: TAI Fest #1 (Vol.1&2)

TAI No-Orchestra is a multi-disciplinary project comprising some of the best improvisers of the Italian scene, both historical figures like Filippo Monico or Roberto Del Piano and new talents like m: Silvia Bolognesi and m: Paolo Botti. The main originators for this project a… Source: Album Reviews

Marcello Pellitteri: Acceptance

From branches of sadness have sprouted leaves of affirmation, and these are their songs. As the first in a series of albums dedicated to Marcello Pellitteri’s late daughter, Veronica (1991-2014), Acceptance marks a turning point in the renowned drummer’s career that no one could have foreseen. Despi…  …