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One Track Mind: Jesse Fischer and Soul Cycle (featuring Chris Turner), “Electric Ladyland” (2012)

One Track Mind: Jesse Fischer and Soul Cycle (featuring Chris Turner), “Electric Ladyland” (2012)

What if Jimi Hendrix had not passed in 1970 and went on to re-work the title track from his 1968 opus Electric Ladyland in 1977?

Olivier Manchon – Orchestre de Chambre Miniature, Vol. 1 (2010)

3-D is the big thing in movies right now. Tons of special effects. Tons of computer-generated stuff. The Luddite in me hesitates to refer to any of this as ‘film’ anymore.

John Ellis & Double-Wide – Puppet Mischief (2010)

John Ellis & Double-Wide – Puppet Mischief (2010)

by Pico A new John Ellis CD drops today, which is an occasion to shout an hallelujah or two. And that’s not just because Ellis serves his jazz with heaping spoonfuls of gospel, either. A couple of years ago, one of the of brightest, ascending sax stars today decided to do something that made him really stand out from theRead More

Jacques Schwarz-Bart – Abyss (2009)

Jacques Schwarz-Bart – Abyss (2009)

by S. Victor Aaron There’s a special class of jazz record labels whereby you don’t even have to know the artist to get an idea of the kind of music that’s in store for you when you pop in that CD for the first time. If it’s an ECM, you’re usually in for some immaculately recorded, highly-minded Euro-jazz. A classicRead More

Somi – If The Rains Come First (2009)

Somi – If The Rains Come First (2009)

by Pico One tendency I’ve found among musicians is that worldly artists tend to be pretty good at making worldly music. Vocalist and songstress Somi certainly qualifies. Born in middle-American Illinois but to immigrants from the East African nations of Rwanda and Uganda, Somi spent part of her childhood in Zambia. She studied the cello through much of her life,Read More

Michael Olatuja – Speak (2009)

by Pico Today is the day Nigerian-British bass player Michael Olatuja unfurls his very first album Speak onto the world, but this isn’t the kind of record you’d might expect from a master bassist his first time out. But Olatuja is not an orthodox musician. If he was, I’d most likely would be writing the post about someone else. ButRead More

Quickies: Bujo Kevin Jones & Tenth World, Neil Young, Gilfema

Quickies: Bujo Kevin Jones & Tenth World, Neil Young, Gilfema

by Pico We’re getting to the end of the year and it feels as though there’s still too many 2008 CD’s to sift through and evaluate. I’m not ready for 2009 yet! Before launching into the ol’ year-end “best of 2008” lists, let’s quickly run through a couple of fresh jazz records by some fresh faces, and a new releaseRead More

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