Jazz

Matthew Shipp Trio – To Duke (2015)

Matthew Shipp Trio – To Duke (2015)

‘To Duke’ is a madly clever tribute to Duke Ellington from the Matthew Shipp Trio.

Colin Webster, Andrew Lisle + Alex Ward – Red Kite (2015)

Colin Webster, Andrew Lisle + Alex Ward – Red Kite (2015)

‘Red Kite,’ the debut album by the London-based trio of Colin Webster, Andrew Lisle and Alex Ward, unfolds as an exercise in brilliant extremes.

Ben Wolfe – The Whisperer (2015)

Ben Wolfe – The Whisperer (2015)

Ben Wolfe’s Posi-Tone debut ‘The Whisperer’ is supple, solid mainstream jazz full of quality Wolfe originals and strong support from his backing band.

Leslie Johnson – The Leslie Johnson Project (2015)

Leslie Johnson – The Leslie Johnson Project (2015)

The Leslie Johnson Project finds this formidable Texas talent making passionate, funky and forward-leaning music firmly rooted in jazz and funk.

Sasha’s Bloc + Jane Monheit, “Feels Like Jazz” (2015): Exclusive Something Else! stream

Sasha’s Bloc + Jane Monheit, “Feels Like Jazz” (2015): Exclusive Something Else! stream

Take a pre-war jazz era-inspired journey with this Jane Monheit-sung exclusive advance stream from the new album by Sasha’s Bloc.

Jon Lundbom + Big Five Chord – Jeremiah (2015)

Jon Lundbom + Big Five Chord – Jeremiah (2015)

‘Jeremiah’ is the jazziest Jon Ludbom and Big Five Chord album yet but none of the Big Five Chord edge gets diminished in the process. The adventures continue with the same vigor and ingenuity as before.

Jerry Kalaf – Welcome to Earth (2015)

Jerry Kalaf – Welcome to Earth (2015)

‘Welcome to Earth’ features three different bands, a sextet and two trios, with composer, arranger and drummer Jerry Kalaf’s melodic sense at the heart of everything.

Aaron Comess, “Resolution” from Aaron Comess Quintet (2015): Exclusive stream

Aaron Comess, “Resolution” from Aaron Comess Quintet (2015): Exclusive stream

Aaron Comess takes on a John Coltrane classic in this exclusive advance stream from his forthcoming scorcher of an album, ‘Aaron Comess Quintet.’

Rudresh Mahanthappa – Bird Calls (2015)

Rudresh Mahanthappa – Bird Calls (2015)

Here is a review of ‘Bird Calls,’ a creative tribute by alto sax great Rudresh Mahanthappa to his primary inspiration Charlie Parker.

Gilad Atzmon + the Orient House Ensemble – The Whistle Blower (2015)

Gilad Atzmon + the Orient House Ensemble – The Whistle Blower (2015)

Gilad Atzmon and his Orient House Ensemble have been busy in their musical kitchen, cooking up a delightful menu. Time to dig in!