[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPtBOpq4v1E&w=500&h=305] With another year gone, the time for lists is upon us. I’ve already toiled over my list of favorite metal albums and my list of pop/rock/whatever albums, so the unenviable task now falls to identifying 2012’s favorite jazz records.
Archive for January 1st, 2013
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhNXoeogHDo&w=500&h=305] Brilliantly off-kilter, completely unquantifiable, Xenat-Ra is, at any given moment, the best prog/free jazz/hip hop/metal band you’ve never heard of.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB7aWTFGcuI&w=420&h=315] Vancouver native and saxophonist Michael Blake came back to this Canadian city after residing in NYC for a quarter century, and brought home a wealth of ideas with him.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TkW6AhS2Rg&w=500&h=305] I would bet a pepperoni pizza that Jeremy Morris is the most prolific artist in the history of recorded music. The Portage, Michigan resident sings, writes songs, plays a flurry of different instruments and runs his own label.