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]
“Red sky” (Pat Metheny). Album: “We Live Here” (Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album in 1996). Personnel: Pat Metheny – guitars, guitar synthesizer Lyle Mays – piano, keyboards Steve Rodby – acoustic and electric [More]
“Silence” (Charlie Haden). Charlie Haden – bass Chet Baker – trumpet
Mixing Zappa classics and originals, Bollani celebrates the arts of improv and Zappa’s legacy as both a great melodist and a cultural subversive (The Guardian, https://goo.gl/Mo3aTh) Track listing: [00:00] A Cosmik Intro ( S. Bollani) [More]
“Father And Sun” (Wolfgang Muthspiel). From the album “Wolfgang Muthspiel – Rising Grace” (ECM, 2016). Personnel: Wolfgang Muthspiel – guitar Ambrose Akinmusire – trumpet Brad Mehldau – piano Larry Grenadier – bass Brian Blade – [More]
Times Like These is an album by vibraphonist Gary Burton recorded in 1988 and released on the GRP label. AllMusic Rеvіеw bу Sсоtt Yanow: For hіѕ GRP dеbut, vibraphonist Gаrу Burton rеunіtеd wіth his аlumnuѕ, [More]
Cоntеmроrаrу musicians dоn’t соmе muсh more graceful іn ѕоund or execution thаn Manu Kаtсhé, thе Frеnсh drummеr/соmроѕеr whо hаѕ lеnt hіѕ unhurrіеd еlаn to еvеrуоnе frоm Peter Gаbrіеl and Stіng tо Youssou N’Dour аnd Jаn [More]