“Marc Copland has a unique piano approach with instantly recognizable harmonies; a kind of dreamy dissonance that’s more gentle than jarring. Listening to his music is like being in a sun-dappled forest glade which is [More]
The Gardian awarded the album four stars and reviewer John Fordham titled his article “John Surman and Bergen Big Band: Another Sky review – warmth creative patience”. Track listing: 1 Another Sky (John Surman) 9:03 [More]
Inside Out is an album by American jazz trumpeter Eddie Henderson recorded in 1973 and released on the Capricorn label. Allmusic awarded the album four stars and reviewer Richard S. Ginell called the music “open-ended and [More]
Easy Healing (Live at Jazzhus Montmartre). Personnel: Stefano Bollani – piano Jesper Bodilsen – bass Morten Lund – drums
Track listing: 1.Keep On 00:01 2.Potential 10:50 3.Errors 15:56 4.Breathe (Feat. Kaya Thomas-Dyke) 26:00 5.7th October 33:24 6.Kyoki 37:34 7.Nucleus 43:40 8.Brian 50:22 Personnel: Maria Medvedeva – alto saxophone Kaya Thomas-Dyke , Rudi Creswick  – [More]
“Boreal Forest” (Mammal Hands). Album: “Shadow Work” (2017). “An album that is warmly recommended” (AllAboutJazz) Personnel: Jordan Smart – alto saxophone Nick Smart – piano Jesse Barrett – drums, tabla ___________________ Label: Gondwana Records ‎– GONDCD021 [More]
Whіlе Chuсk Mаngіоnе‘ѕ projects wіth orchestras іn thе 1970ѕ tended tо bе blаnd (although bеѕt-ѕеllеrѕ), hіѕ bеѕt jаzz wоrk саmе when the flugelhornist jаmmеd with his quartet, which іn 1971 also included Gеrrу Nіеwооd on [More]
Spiral is an album by American jazz pianist Andrew Hill, recorded in late 1974 and early 1975 and released on the Freedom label. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stated [More]
“Black Skin, Black Masks” (Shabaka Hutchings). Album: “We Out Here” (2018). “Shabaka Hutchings’ ‘Black Skin, Black Masks’ is typically difficult-to-define: with an off-kilter, shifting rhythmic backbone, repeated phrases – mirrored between clarinet and bass clarinet [More]
The Allmusic review by Mark Allan awarded the album 4½ stars and wrote “with John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, and Jack DeJohnette, this group rivaled the best fusion bands of the day”. Track listing: [More]