Autor: Roger Farbey

Partikel: Counteraction

Counteraction is Partikel’s fourth album to date and their follow-up to 2015’s String Theory. Without wishing to wrap this review up in a couple of sentences, it’s probably their best to date and adopts their customary deployment of heterogeneous instrumentation–strings and reeds notably–and chara… Source: Album Reviews

Andrew Vogt: The AV Club

For a self-produced album, this really is first class fusion. Bassist Andrew Vogt and his band would give Snarky Puppy a real run for their money. Further proof can be seen on YouTube with a video of Vogt’s earlier ensemble Humble Organisms playing “Pearhofjax,” a number included in …

John Warren and The Brass Project: The Traveller's Tale

The m: John Warren /m: John Surman collaboration The Brass Project(ECM 1478) recorded in 1992, was a belated follow-up to their previous 1971 collaboration Tales Of The Alonquin on Decca’s Deram label. As John Kelman’s 2005 review of the Vocalion reissue of Tales of the Alonqu… Source: …

Tim Armacost: Time Being

m: Tim Armacost may not be the most well-known jazz musician on the planet but he’s certainly one of the best. His early life was spent in Tokyo, and Washington, then moving to Los Angeles at the age of 18. He travelled to Amsterdam and India where, in …

Josephine Davies: Satori

An alumnus of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Josephine Davies’s follow-up to her 2010 Trio Records album Perspective. She is a member of the excellent London Jazz Orchestra which habitually stuns audiences with its collective virtuosity; she also composes for this big band too. She appeare… …

Baron Tymas: MontrA(C)al

The title of this album recalls guitarist m: Baron Tymas‘s experience as a Fulbright Fellow at Concordia University, MontrA(C)al in late 2015. All the compositions here are written by Tymas and mostly they are inspired by the sights, sounds and people of that city. It was warm during …

Kurt Rosenwinkel: Caipi

Ten years in the making and with master guitarist m: Kurt Rosenwinkel predominantly playing all the instruments (aside from additional contributions from notable guests such as Mark Turner on tenor sax and m: Eric Clapton on “Little Dream”), this is an intriguingly fine album o… Source: Album …

Arthur Lipner: Two Hands, One Heart

Arthur Lipner is one of the most prolific vibraphone and marimba players working on the New York scene. His musical influences are eclectic having performed with Tuvan Throat Singers from Russia, The Saakumu Dance Company of Ghana, in Chiapas Mexico’s “Marimba Park,” at the Royal Palace in Marrakesh… …