Post Tagged with: "Jazz"

Mostly Other People Do The Killing – Blue (2014)

Mostly Other People Do The Killing – Blue (2014)

If you like ‘Kind of Blue,’ then you…uhh…will like ‘Blue’.

Marcin Wasilewski Trio with Joakim Milder – Spark of Life (2014)

Marcin Wasilewski Trio with Joakim Milder – Spark of Life (2014)

Marcin Wasilewski Trio’s ‘Spark of Life’ does absolutely nothing to dispel the ECM stereotype. But so what? Other record companies would kill to be stereotyped like that.

Peter Brotzmann: We Thought We Could Change The World, with Gerard Rouy (2014): Books

Peter Brotzmann: We Thought We Could Change The World, with Gerard Rouy (2014): Books

As Peter Brotzmann speaks through ‘We Thought We Could Change The World,’ this becomes the rare book that reveals the essence of a man.

Ernie Watts Quartet – A Simple Truth (2014)

Ernie Watts Quartet – A Simple Truth (2014)

Ernie Watts and a band he’s worked with for more than a decade journey through a 24-hour cycle in sound.

John Coltrane – Offering: Live at Temple University (2014)

John Coltrane – Offering: Live at Temple University (2014)

This goes much farther out than the celebrated rock music of its time.

Elizabeth Shepherd – The Signal (2014)

Elizabeth Shepherd – The Signal (2014)

‘The Signal’ is bold, personal and completely lucid audio art from Elizabeth Shepherd. It wouldn’t be overstating it at all to assert that this is the most important vocal jazz record of 2014.

Wadada Leo Smith, with Jamie Saft, Joe Morris, Balazs Pandi – Red Hill (2014)

Wadada Leo Smith, with Jamie Saft, Joe Morris, Balazs Pandi – Red Hill (2014)

Leading by example, Wadada Leo Smith inspired Saft, Morris and Pandi to reach even deeper into themselves as well. Group improv like you’ve never heard it before.

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble – Sketches of Spain Revisited (2014)

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble – Sketches of Spain Revisited (2014)

There is no small amount of blasphemy going on here.

Ivo Perelman + Karl Berger – Reverie (2014)

Ivo Perelman + Karl Berger – Reverie (2014)

25 years in, Perelman shows no sign of slowing down or running out of ideas.

An Appreciation: Joe Sample and the Crusaders, “It Happens Everyday” (1977)

An Appreciation: Joe Sample and the Crusaders, “It Happens Everyday” (1977)

Remembering a drop-dead gorgeous tone poem that was so emblematic.