Articles by: S. Victor Aaron

Spin Marvel featuring Nils Petter Molvær – Infolding (2015)

Spin Marvel featuring Nils Petter Molvær – Infolding (2015)

Here is a review of ‘Infolding,’ an explosive techno-jazz record by Martin France-led Spin Marvel featuring trumpeter Nils Petter Molvær.

Syberen van Munster – Plunge For Distance (2015)

Syberen van Munster – Plunge For Distance (2015)

Here’s a review of Syberen van Munster’s debut album ‘Plunge For Distance,’ a sophisticated work that gently combines Old and New Worlds.

Aram Bajakian, Music Inspired by ‘The Color of Pomegranates’ (2015): Sneak peek #2

Aram Bajakian, Music Inspired by ‘The Color of Pomegranates’ (2015): Sneak peek #2

Aram Bajakian consistently finds inspiration for his music from places few or no one else thinks to look. This time, he’s making a new soundtrack for an old, classic film made in the former Soviet Union, and here is a second advance taste of this project.

Anthony Braxton – Trio and Duet (1974; 2015 expanded reissue)

Anthony Braxton – Trio and Duet (1974; 2015 expanded reissue)

Here is a review of an expanded reissue of the 1974 recording ‘Trio And Duet,’ exploring two sides of avant-garde great Anthony Braxton.

Dewa Budjana – Hasta Karma (2015)

Dewa Budjana – Hasta Karma (2015)

Here’s a review of Indonesian guitar whiz Dewa Budjana’s new MoonJune release ‘Hasta Karma,’ featuring the elite Pat Metheny rhythm section of Antonio Sanchez and Ben Williams.

Mahalia Barnes & the Soul Mates + Joe Bonamassa, “Nasty Gal” from Ooh Yea, The Betty Davis Songbook (2015): Exclusive stream

Mahalia Barnes & the Soul Mates + Joe Bonamassa, “Nasty Gal” from Ooh Yea, The Betty Davis Songbook (2015): Exclusive stream

Here is an exclusive stream of Mahalia Barnes’ cover of the irresistibly raunchy Betty Davis funk number “Nasty Gal,” featuring Joe Bonamassa.

Marc Cary, “Astral Flight 17″ from Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2 : Exclusive stream

Marc Cary, “Astral Flight 17″ from Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2 : Exclusive stream

Here is an exclusive stream of Marc Cary’s “Astral Flight 17″ from his upcoming, exploratory electric project Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2.

Aram Bajakian, Music Inspired by ‘The Color of Pomegranates’ (2015): Sneak peek

Aram Bajakian, Music Inspired by ‘The Color of Pomegranates’ (2015): Sneak peek

Aram Bajakian consistently finds inspiration for his music from places few or no one else thinks to look. This time, he’s making a new soundtrack for an old, classic film made in the former Soviet Union.

Matthew Shipp Trio – To Duke (2015)

Matthew Shipp Trio – To Duke (2015)

‘To Duke’ is a madly clever tribute to Duke Ellington from the Matthew Shipp Trio.

Ben Wolfe – The Whisperer (2015)

Ben Wolfe – The Whisperer (2015)

Ben Wolfe’s Posi-Tone debut ‘The Whisperer’ is supple, solid mainstream jazz full of quality Wolfe originals and strong support from his backing band.