Jazz

Avi Granite 6 – Orbit (2018)

Avi Granite 6 – Orbit (2018)

You know that great musicianship and creativity are always in store for Avi Granite 6’s strong return but little else can be anticipated, and that’s the main joy of ‘Orbit.’

Big Brooklyn – Purpose (2018)

Big Brooklyn – Purpose (2018)

A melding of klezmer, jazz and not a little bit of funk, Big Brooklyn’s ‘Purpose’ is a hugely engaging debut – and the first, hopefully, of many more to come.

Bill Frisell – Music IS (2018)

Bill Frisell – Music IS (2018)

Bill Frisell is never more Bill than when it’s only Bill, and no one else. ‘Music IS’ features only Frisell’s music, as his deftly looped samples become a second instrument.

Ivo Perelman and Matthew Shipp – Oneness (2018)

Ivo Perelman and Matthew Shipp – Oneness (2018)

‘Oneness’ means a singular mind driving two instruments into a spiritual musical communion.

Matthew Shipp Quartet – Sonic Fiction (2018)

Matthew Shipp Quartet – Sonic Fiction (2018)

With the singularly outsized saxophone and clarinet personality of Mat Walerian in the mix for ‘Sonic Fiction,’ Matthew Shipp has found a plenty good justification for going back to a quartet.

Matthew Shipp – Zero (2018)

Matthew Shipp – Zero (2018)

‘Zero’ is another one of those ‘pure’ Matthew Shipp solo piano records where there’s nothing in between the depths of his soul and your ears.

David Cain – Meditations (2018)

David Cain – Meditations (2018)

Even in this solo ‘piano’ setting, Cain finds ways to leverage technology: the quality organically-conceived music of Meditations was created with a little high-tech assistance.

Uri Gurvich – Kinship (2018)

Uri Gurvich – Kinship (2018)

Uri Gurvich’s ‘Kinship’ is a celebration of differences, both cultural and musical, and yet it retains a sense of the great warmth of harmony.

Jeff Lederer and Shakers n’ Bakers, “Heart Love” from Heart Love (2018): Sneak Peek

Jeff Lederer and Shakers n’ Bakers, “Heart Love” from Heart Love (2018): Sneak Peek

Here is the video premiere of the Albert Ayler/Mary Parks song “Heart Love”, by the Jeff Lederer-led collective Shakers n’ Bakers.

Roberto Maria Zorzi, Michael Manring, Scott Amendola – Facanapa & Umarells and the World Wide Crash (2018)

Roberto Maria Zorzi, Michael Manring, Scott Amendola – Facanapa & Umarells and the World Wide Crash (2018)

The new album by Roberto Maria Zorzi, Michael Manring and Scott Amendola relentlessly delivers surprises with sounds heretofore unheard.

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