Jazz

Aruán Ortiz Trio feat. Eric Revis + Gerald Cleaver – Hidden Voices (2016)

Aruán Ortiz Trio feat. Eric Revis + Gerald Cleaver – Hidden Voices (2016)

While the tactics might be altered for each time out, Aruán Ortiz’s sophisticated, ultra-modern style of composing, arranging and improvising emerges each time.

John Raymond announces release of trio record John Raymond and Real Feels: Something Else! album teaser

John Raymond announces release of trio record John Raymond and Real Feels: Something Else! album teaser

Here’s an album teaser for John Raymond’s upcoming covers album with his exciting new trio, Real Feels.

Florian Hoefner Group – Luminosity (2016)

Florian Hoefner Group – Luminosity (2016)

They say the third time is the charm, and pianist/composer Florian Hoefner’s third album ‘Luminosity’ has charm, freshness, dynamism and more.

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Brad Cheeseman – Figurants (2016, EP)

Toronto bassist and composer Brad Cheeseman is releasing a four-track EP, but with ambition.

Gutbucket, “Luton” from Dance (2016): Something Else! video premiere

Gutbucket, “Luton” from Dance (2016): Something Else! video premiere

Through the magic of cinematography and editing, Gutbucket show how their angular wallop can inspire dancing in this world premiere video of “Luton”.

People Band, January 14, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

People Band, January 14, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

If this gig at London’s Cafe Oto is anything to go by, we should be hearing the People Band for a long time to come.

Fred Hersch – Sarabande (1987, 2016 reissue)

Fred Hersch – Sarabande (1987, 2016 reissue)

If Fred Hersch has attained legendary status, then the legend began nearly thirty years ago. ‘Sarabande’ makes that clear, and the new, remastered edition makes it even more so.

Ken Fowser – Standing Tall (2016)

Ken Fowser – Standing Tall (2016)

We already knew from his recordings with Behn Gillece that Ken Fowser has the goods as a saxophonist and composer; ‘Standing Tall’, his debut as sole leader, further confirms those things.

Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg – Dialogue (2016)

Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg – Dialogue (2016)

‘Dialogue’ is a true meeting of the minds between musicians who value a lovely strain and places just as much value to go anywhere with it.

Peter Erskine – Dr. Um (2016)

Peter Erskine – Dr. Um (2016)

The drummer who is capable of taking on any role he wants behind his drum set makes his best music when he takes on the role of simply being himself.