South Indian jazz is practically Arun Ramamurthy’s life’s calling and he answers that call to virtual perfection with ‘Jazz Carnatica.’
We review ‘Blues and Daily News’ by Ross Hammond and Grant Calvin Weston, a creative guitar/drums improv record.
‘Etymology’ by Burnt Belief, featuring Porcupine Tree’s Colin Edwin and Jon Durant, is as good as you can get with downtempo music.
Rob Mazurek pours his heart out with a very sympathetic squad from Brazil for this paean to his mother.
Aram Bajakian and Julia Úlehla have combined the richness of the old music of Moravia with the freshness and boldness of the new like no one else has done before with the ethnic music of Central and Estern Europe..
A thinking man’s garage band, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey unveils ‘Worker,’ suggesting that at twenty years old, this endeavor is nowhere near the end.
Once again, the Cellar and Point puts disparate classical/jazz/rock/experimental elements together into a consistent, connected whole.
A record that’s equally capable of enchanting you and pummeling you with many shades of aura in between, ‘Palo Colorado Dream’ catapults Anthony Pirog into the corps of elite experimental guitarists.
A welcome return to fusion, ‘Up’ finds Stanley Clarke going back to his genre-defying ways.
Bryan Murray creates a scary hip-hop/out-jazz Frankenstein that points ahead to an interesting new direction for this intensely creative saxophonist.