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Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York – Fukushima (2017)

Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York – Fukushima (2017)

feature photo: Bryan Murray Now boasting a remarkable ten albums over twenty years, Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York today takes another step forward with Fukushima (Libra Records), the first new recordings from Satoko Fujii’s American large ensemble project since 2014’s Shiki. The best big band leaders use know how to exploit a large ensemble akin to a single, giant instrument,Read More

Dan Blacksberg – Radiant Others (2017)

Dan Blacksberg – Radiant Others (2017)

Dan Blacksberg’s ‘Radiant Others’ is a fresh, nontraditional take on traditional melodies that happens to be Jewish in origin. You don’t need to be an ethnomusicologist to enjoy this one.

Satoko Fujii w/ Wadada Leo Smith, Natsuki Tamura, Ikue Mori – Aspiration (2017)

Satoko Fujii w/ Wadada Leo Smith, Natsuki Tamura, Ikue Mori – Aspiration (2017)

Four masterfully intuitive musicians who regularly aspire for greater heights with each venture reach the summit together on Satoko Fujii’s ‘Aspiration.’

Crown Larks – Population (2017)

Crown Larks – Population (2017)

Often compared to psychedelic post-rock outfits like Broadcast and Oneida, Chicago’s own Crown Larks can be thought of as jazz’s answer to Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, or indie rock’s answer to Ornette Coleman’s Prime Time, depending on

Brandon Seabrook – Die Trommel Fatale (2017)

Brandon Seabrook – Die Trommel Fatale (2017)

Always crazy like a fox, Brandon Seabrook might have again made radical art with ‘Die Trommel Fatale,’ but it’s art with plenty of purpose, vision and balls.

W-2 – Fanatics (2017)

W-2 – Fanatics (2017)

99.9% of people will listen to the trailer above for W-2’s new album Fanatics and will go no further with this article. If you’re part of that zero-point-one percenter contingent who loves to indulge in anti-music music at least on occasion, keep going…

Roscoe Mitchell – Bells for the South Side (2017)

Roscoe Mitchell – Bells for the South Side (2017)

After five-decade history of rattling the very foundations of jazz, Roscoe Mitchell returns to what’s become a symbol the jazz establishment to make a strong statement of his undying vitality.

Toxic: Mat Walerian, Matthew Shipp, William Parker – This Is Beautiful Because We Are Beautiful People (2017)

Toxic: Mat Walerian, Matthew Shipp, William Parker – This Is Beautiful Because We Are Beautiful People (2017)

”This Is Beautiful Because We Are Beautiful People’ is a set of performances that succeed because the Toxic musicians place all trust on instinct and the instincts of others.

Mike Caratti, Rachel Musson + Steve Beresford – Hesitantly Pleasant (2017)

Mike Caratti, Rachel Musson + Steve Beresford – Hesitantly Pleasant (2017)

‘Hesitantly Pleasant’ is a ridiculously endearing album which takes the listener on a corkscrew journey through mindsets, concepts and ideologies.

Kikanju Baku and James Fei – No One Teaches The Snake To Strike (2017)

Kikanju Baku and James Fei – No One Teaches The Snake To Strike (2017)

Baku and Fei’s ‘No One Teaches The Snake To Strike’ is extreme jazz improv, all tracks made up on the spot, no safety net, no overdubs, just a pure outpouring of drums/reeds co-combustion.

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