Super Hi-Fi: Super Hi Fi Plays Nirvana

Super Hi-Fi founder and bassist Ezra Gale established his cassette-and download-only label Very Special Recordings to give his compatriots and their fans the chance to take a chance. “The fact that cassettes are cheap to manufacture and to buy is huge, because we can take chances and just …

EchoTest: From Two Balconies

When is a bass duo not a bass duo? For m: Julie Slick and m: Marco Machera, the general answer is “whenever we want.” Technically they’re both electric bassists foremost, but that’s far from the only tool in their box. The bottom end was prominent when they first …

Eka trio: Eka

The Malmo based Eka trio is a collaborative group that blends together rock inspired rhythms and jazzy spontaneity to create vibrant and impressionistic music. The eponymous debut consists of eleven captivating originals that are thematically alike but with sufficient distinctiveness as to result in… Source: Album Reviews

Tamuz Nissim and George Nazos: Liquid Melodies

“New York City-based Israeli jazz singer” is a cultural metaphor, but that is exactly what singer Tamuz Nissim is. Born into a creative family in Tel Aviv, educated at the Royal Conservatoire of Den Haag, Nissim emerged into to a bourgeoning recording arena with the release of her …

Lisa Mezzacappa: avantNOIR

The underlying story for this album by West Coast bassist, composer and improviser, Lisa Mezzacappa emanates from her fascination with Paul Auster’s New York Trilogy, Dashiell Hammett’s crime stories and similar literary works. Hence, the program casts a visual of nighttime in an intimidating metrop… Source: Album …