Mat Walerian places much trust in his good instincts on ‘Jungle,’ even as he does show he knows much about the tenants music and even in the presence of more established masters.
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The Yellowjackets’ superb musicianship along with insightful composing and arrangements make ‘Cohearence’ maintain this group’s reputation as one of the foremost fusion groups operating. Since 1981.
Barely lasting one hundred seconds, Corey Healey’s “Wheel Remix” transforms a solid song into a modern, solid groove.
That Nik Bärtsch can apply his innovations so effectively with a bass-less combo and even with a small string section further validates the soundness of this unique approach.
Volcano Radar was formed back in 2012 when Chicago-based guitarist, composer, eductor and poet Julia Miller found musical chemistry with a multi-instrumentalist and composer from Uruguay, Elbio Barilari. Two very outward thinking musicians who came together from decidedly different backgrounds to exploit some common ground in the playground of experimental, noisy electro-jazz. Refutation of Time (2013) was the first productRead More
‘Santana IV’ remind us of what made the Santana band so groundbreaking, influential and appealing back in the day, plus a little bit more.
Featuring Tomas Fujiwara, Ben Goldberg and Mary Halvorson, the Out Louds aren’t always necessarily loud – but they are sure enough ‘out.’
Starting perhaps around the time Ben Goldberg assembled his New Klezmer Trio and The Klezmatics was formed, the clarinet went from being a meek instrument associated with the traditional and archaic — like trad jazz and Polish weddings — to becoming
No matter how much saxophonist Walt Weiskopf mixes things up for the vibes and organ-powered jazz ‘The Way You Say It,’ the craftsmanship shines through.
‘Spark’ is Hiromi’s fourth go aorund with a formula that might get a little tiresome by now if she wasn’t so danged daring and exuberant in how she goes about it.