The New Jazz Orchestra (NJO) was a British jazz big band active from 1963 to 1970. “Déjeuner is one of the finest British jazz records of any period. The obvious comparison in terms of its [More]
“Originally released in 2003 but reissued in 2009, WHERE YOU AT? puts Scandinavian jazz chanteuse Karin Krog in front of an aggressive modern jazz trio led by drummer Steve Kuhn. The resulting tension brings both [More]
Guitarist John Scofield celebrates the music of his friend and mentor Steve Swallow in an outgoing and spirited recording, made in a day in New York in March 2019 – “old school” style as Scofield [More]
Track listing: 1 Plum Island (Charlie Mariano) 5:16 2 Ballad For Ryan And Ambika (Nicola Fiszman) 3:40 3 Cuffe Parade (Charlie Mariano) 10:51 4 Randy 10:51 7:09 5 Mute (Jasper van’t Hof) 6:05 6 Tooth [More]
“5 Dias De Primavera” (Vladimir Torres, Tom Moretti, Martin Schiffmann, Christophe Panzani). from an album Inicial (2020). Personnel: Martin Schiffmann – Fender Rhodes Tom Moretti – drums Vladimir Torres – bass ________________ Release Date: April [More]
“The distinctive trumpet of Dizzy Gillespie (1917-1993), with the idiosyncratic upward angle of its bell, is transformed into a starship on the cover of Dave Douglas’ Dizzy Atmosphere: Dizzy Gillespie in Zero Gravity, seemingly soaring [More]
Memoirs is an album by pianist Paul Bley, bassist Charlie Haden and drummer Paul Motian recorded in 1990 and released on the Italian Soul Note label. “Memoirs serves as a tidy summation of Paul Bley’s [More]
Benjamin Moussay – Villefranque from the album “Promontoire” (2020). After three acclaimed ECM recordings with Louis Sclavis (Sources, Salt and Silk Melodies, and Characters on a Wall), each of them attesting his improvisational resourcefulness, French [More]
“Modern jazz heaven! All golden from the captivating opener Ubermensch to the swinging swagger of closing cut Absolute Power” (bandcamp). Track listing: A1 Übermensch 6:44 A2 Beta Clear 5:28 A3 Ear Pollution 6:28 B1 Miracle [More]
First Song is an album by the American jazz bassist Charlie Haden recorded in 1990 and released on the Italian Soul Note label in 1992. The album features Haden playing with pianist Enrico Pieranunzi and [More]