This one has been on my list for a while – see my Year in Music post – and gets frequent spins. Virtual spins. Streams…Wait, I think the vinyl is available now…hold on. Yep. It’s on the way. Will follow up on that soon. In the meantime, if you are looking for a great new […]
21st century interpretations of Thelonius Monk’s music arranged for a 15 piece band. This is innovative, engaging and intriguing in it’s depth. Still absorbing it… Check it out.
Today it’s trumpeter Terence Blanchard’s soundtrack for The Comedian. Joining Blanchard are Ravi Coltrane and Kenny Barron, Carl Allen, David Pulphus and Khari Allen Lee. Check it out.
John Zorn’s second release with the organ trio, delivering intense, heavy tunes. The Lineup: Trevor Dunn: Bass John Medeski: Organ Marc Ribot: Guitar Kenny Grohowski: Drums Matt Hollenberg: Guitar
Another favorite, that deserves attention. Improvised music for people.
Knuffke again. Ya, I know I’m a fan. But, this record is funky. And, surprising. No kidding – check it out. Kirk Knuffke – Cornet Stomu Takeishi – Acoustic bass Bill Goodwin – Drums/percussion Kenny Wolleson – Drums/percussion. Not your typical arsenal of instruments. Cornet, acoustic bass guitar (not upright), and two drummers playing an […]
Today, it’s Avishai Cohen’s record for ECM released February 2016. Somber and atmospheric. Cohen spent several years with the SF Jazz Collective, and first recorded for ECM playing with Mark Turner’s quartet on Lathe of Heaven. One of my favorites from last year.
If you’re a music and/or tech nerd (me), you may already be aware of the new digital format that experienced a limited release this month, and, is currently occupying many of the denizens of online audio forums. MQA. If that’s not you, then this is for you… What is it? Look here. MQA is the […]
Oohh, they’re back. At first listen, the new Flaming Lips record – Oczy Mlody – sounds like it’s bridging the gap between the later, more experimental releases, and their older and more melodic pop work. I dig it.
Tidal has added more MQA Masters records today, and I’m a bit more jazzed. I’m using the software decoding, since the Yggdrasil isn’t ready for MQA. Listening to Yankee Hotel Foxtrot now, and it sounds lovely. Again, it feels less compressed in this version – wide open – and so spatial cues are more there. […]