A duo album for Vijay Iyer with trumpeter Wadala Leo Smith.A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke features pianist Viay Iyer and the musician he has described as his “hero, friend and teacher”, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith. Vijay has previously played extensively with Wadada in Smith’s Golden Quartet, but t..
A Humdrum Star (2018) is the second album from Manchester's instrumental trio GoGo Penguin for the Blue Note Label.Inspired by electronic and contemporary (minimalist, notably) music, the trio's jazz is exciting and exhilirating!Tracklist -A /Player/Raven/Bardo/ -B /A Hundred Moons/Strid..
A Humdrum Star (2018) is the second album from Manchester's instrumental trio GoGo Penguin for the Blue Note Label.Inspired by electronic and contemporary (minimalist, notably) music, the trio's jazz is exciting and exhilirating!Tracklist1 /Player/ 2 /Raven/ 3 /Bardo/ 4 /A Hundred Moons/ 5 /Strid/ 6..
A Pouting Grimace is an audacious release from pianist and composer Matt Mitchell. Not only Mitchell is one of the most in-demand pianists in jazz, he has also established himself as a composer of bold distinction. Substantial in scope, the album - which features twelve musicians (five woodwin..
The Heliocentrics are primarily an instrumental group, which operates
out of their vintage analogue studio in East London, called the
Quatermass Sound Lab. For their fourth album, they brought in a young
Slovakian singer named Barbora Patkova. Rooted in far-reaching psych-funk grooves, this is..
The Heliocentrics are primarily an instrumental group, which operates out of their vintage analogue studio in East London, called the Quatermass Sound Lab. For their fourth album, they brought in a young Slovakian singer named Barbora Patkova. Rooted in far-reaching psych-funk grooves, this is cosmi..
Second album by Hammond B-3 organ legend Dr. Lonnie Smith for the Blue Note label, since his return in 2016 after an absence of 46 years.Flanked by his long-time trio of guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg and drummer Johnathan Blake, All In My Mind was recorded live (at Smith's request) during his 75th bi..
Angular Blues is the fourth album for the ECM label by Austrian guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel, back in a trio with exceptional musicians, bassist Scott Colley and Brian Blade on drums.The fluidity and spaciousness of Muthspiel's approach to composition give rise to introspective and symbiotic improvi..
The Robert Glasper Experiment, and Robert Glasper himself, have a pretty impressive career and produce some of the most exciting contemporary jazz music.On ArtScience, the Experiment - sax man and vocalist Casey Benjamin, bassist Derrick Hodge, drummer Mark Colenburg and Glasper on piano - weaves ja..
After studying with Anthony Braxton and performing with great names from the current jazz scene (including Braxton himself, Marc Ribot, Trevor Dunn and Tim Berne), Mary Halvorson is one of the most astonishing guitarists and composers of her generation.Her innovative musical approach, whether atonal..
Original soundtrack for the documentary Becoming, composed, arranged, and produced by the brilliant saxophonist Kamasi Washington. The documentary, produced by Netflix Originals and four-time Emmy Award-nominated, takes an intimate look at the life of the former first lady of the United States, Mich..
Big Vicious (2020) is the fourth album of charismatic trumpeter Avishai Cohen - a blazing star of the international jazz scene - for ECM Records as bandleader.In addition to the title of the album, Big Vicious is also the name of the collaborative group that Cohen formed six years ago; an unconventi..
Black Fire (1964) immediately stood out as an impressive album, critically acclaimed upon its release. Andrew Hill's music on this first album for Blue Note was bold and avant-gardist both in rhythmic patterns and complex modal harmonies. Black Fire also marked the beginning of an astonishing series..
The duo of Yussef Kamaal is one of the figureheads in the current London jazz scene.As their American contemporaries who have given a new (and welcome!) breath to jazz by infusing it with hip-hop sounds (and rhetoric), Kamaal Williams and Yussef Dayes formulated a typically London-based self-taught ..
With awesome fluidity, Black Radio combines jazz, hip-hop, neo-soul and R & B with an advanced and sophisticated vision of urban music. The vocal contributions are varied (Erykah Badu, Mos Def, Me' Me'shell Ndegeocello...) and perfectly complement the spacious, warm and organic music from pianis..