Kategorie: Musik

Cory Weeds and the Jeff Hamilton Trio: Dreamsville

Even though the substance and framework of jazz are constantly changing and evolving, the music’s bedrock–marked by spontaneity and free-wheeling swing–remains essentially unimpaired and secure. And when it comes to swinging, it’s hard to eclipse the irrepressible pulse of the tenor saxophone, an… Source: Album Reviews

Low Society: High Time

When one listens to a whole lot of music, it becomes easy to be lulled into the friendly confines of being satisfied with good without ever hearing great. That is, until something exceptional comes along and then it is experienced as an epiphany. So were my feelings hearing …

Wayne Shorter: Adam's Apple

In all the perpetual hubbub surrounding Blue Note records from the 1950s–the aggressive opinions and stratospheric prices– it’s sometime easy to forget that the label released really high quality music all the way through the 1960s, and some of the recordings from the later years of the decade …

: Small World

Romanian-born, Toronto-based vocalist Monica Chapman delivers Small World, her third album since 2013, in a concept recording of songs from some of her favorite movies such as Gypsy, Band Wagon, Goldfinger, and Sweet Charity just to name a few. A classically-trained singer who performed musical thea… Source: …

Chris Washburne: Rags And Roots

The year 1917 stands out in music history, for that was the year of the first jazz recording, (Livery Stable Blues by Original Dixieland Jass Band) and the death of ragtime pianist/composer m: Scott Joplin. To commemorate these events, and the century that ensued, trombonist {{m: Chris Wa… …

Endemic Ensemble: Tangled

Notwithstanding a name that sounds like it could be contagious, the Endemic Ensemble is actually a commendable Seattle-based post-bop quintet whose second recording, Tangled, is packed to the brim with luminous melodies, splendid charts and engaging solos by all hands. While nominally a co-op group… Source: Album …

: Is It Me…?

British songstress Polly Gibbons made her U.S. debut back in 2015 with the well received and seriously-acclaimed Many Faces of Love (Resonance, 2015), and now presents the highly-anticipated and swinging Is It Me…? . Touching on some R&B, pop-styled songs as well as including music from The Great… …

Brass Mask: Live

London’s LOOP Collective has many talented members, including saxophonist and composer m: Tom Challenger and his band, Brass Mask. The nine-piece band–the octet which appeared on debut album Spy Boy (Babel Label, 2013) plus percussionist m: Jon Scott–mixes New Orleans, coun… Source: Album Reviews

Otomo / Yamazaki / Parker: 14.11.2016

Cafe Oto is one of the most important venues for free improvisation and avant-garde jazz in Europe, with an intelligent programming that often focuses on ad-hoc pairings and special projects. The London venue also has a record label, Otoroku, with a small but already impressive catalogue on LP …

Jorn Swart: Malnoia

The debut from Dutch pianist Jorn Swart–A Day In The Life Of Boriz (Mainland Records, 2013)–presented music with an eccentric tilt crafted by a fairly conventional quartet. This sophomore date continues along an offbeat path, delivering an incredibly absorbing collection of curious curios, but it… Source: Album …