Every song finds a different way to soothe, groove and satisfy the soul. Blades and his badassed organ trio never seem to run out of ideas.
This is what free playing is all about.
Earlier this year, outlier saxophonist Johnny Butler made an EP titled Raise It Up, pulling most everything from the pantry and throwing it into a logic board-laden blender.
“Got 2 Be Groovin'” is another calling card tune from smooth jazz sax master Euge Groove, destined to delight his fans.
Unpredictability and real passion characterizes ‘The Darkseid Recital’ as a whole, just as it did for Jones’ and Shipp’s amazing ‘Cosmic Lieder’, but those things are magnified from doing it from the stage. That’s the perfect way to follow up on that earlier, acclaimed duet.
ree-form jazz doesn’t need to go on for mind-numbingly lengths if the musicians know what they’re doing. The Sputnik Trio have this all figured out.
The rougher edges of the guttural ‘Arise’ revisits the period when jazz and rock collisions created explosive music and rekindles the old magic with new vigor.
This Miles-meets-Mosada alchemy offers Interesting new twists.
Provocative and fanciful, they bring Ellington and Strayhorn closer to us.
There’s a spiritual unity uncommon in much of jazz today, and even rarer in a debut album.