Post Tagged with: "Motéma Music"

Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski, John Scofield – Hudson (2017)

Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski, John Scofield – Hudson (2017)

The combination of Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield, John Medeski and Larry Grenadier is capable of so much; but ‘Hudson’ delivers in that it doesn’t kowtow to expectations of what kind of music these four legends should make.

Kneebody – Anti-Hero (2017)

Kneebody – Anti-Hero (2017)

From their first, self-titled album of 2005, Kneebody has been bringing a fresh conception to fusion or electric jazz.

Jaimeo Brown Transcendence – Work Songs (2016)

Jaimeo Brown Transcendence – Work Songs (2016)

Jaimeo Brown and Chris Sholar are able to make sense of traditional work songs from the American South and all corners of the world all and place it in the context of the present.

Marc Cary, “Astral Flight 17” from Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2 : Exclusive stream

Marc Cary, “Astral Flight 17” from Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2 : Exclusive stream

Here is an exclusive stream of Marc Cary’s “Astral Flight 17” from his upcoming, exploratory electric project Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2.

Omer Avital – New Song (2014)

Omer Avital’s ‘New Song’ is a finely crafted synthesis of Middle Eastern, Afro-Cuban and American soul-jazz that’s world music without being self-consciously so.

Something Else! exclusive stream: Michael Carvin Experience, “Night In Tunisia” from Flash Forward (2014)

It’s clear from “Night In Tunisia” that Michael Carvin is the Bill Parcells of drums.

Oran Etkin – Gathering Light (2014)

Oran Etkin brings a childlike wonder to the clarinet, which is not just a passing comment in his case; the clarinetist and saxophonist has a school that teaches smalls kids up to age ten about music in an open and effective way through his Timbalooloo method.

Marc Cary Focus Trio – Four Directions (2013)

Calling this CD Four Directions is helpful, because there are so many directions the music on Marc Cary’s his latest album, I’ve lost count. And in this case, that’s a good thing.

Something Else! sneak peek: Geri Allen, “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” (2013)

Lots of notable jazz pianists have been making solo piano records lately, and Geri Allen joins the fray Tuesday when she releases her own such album.

Ryan Cohan – The River (2013)

When we last visited Ryan Cohan three years ago, the Chicago-based pianist, composer and bandleader had just issued he third album.

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