Mats Gustafsson says it is vital to remain open, inquisitive and to explore music. With ‘MG 50: Peace and Fire,’ he does just that.
Articles by: Sammy Stein
Forebrace’s ‘Steeped’ captures the essence of live performance with a sense of atmosphere, the odd tweak and squeak – everything which makes live music good.
Donny McCaslin’s ‘Beyond Now’ is an astonishing show of talent and indefinable music which crosses boundaries and merges them – yet retains his jazz influences.
‘Making Rooms’ has a connection, not only between the musicians but with the listener. It is real, emotive and altogether beautiful.
Come on a journey with Charlie Parker. Hear the trials, the outtakes and the false starts of some of his most memorable tunes.
John “Papa” Gros’ ‘River’s On Fire’ is one of those albums you “see,” because the stories are so well told. Mentor Allen Toussaint would be proud.
Paul Jolly, a free jazz musician, producer and advocate, has made good on his own personal mantra: “Wake up every day, and do something positive and with love.”
Incredibly interesting, Milton Marsh’s lost album ‘Monism’ is as relevant today as it was in 1975.
Jeff Beck’s confident, virtuoso ‘Loud Hailer’ showcases a veteran performer who’s lost not a jot of cutting edge, provocative style as time passes.
There are just three tracks on ‘Still Happy,’ but they capture the essence of the late Harry Beckett’s fluent jazz trumpet.