Latest News: Jazz, New Release Round-up
R&B blowers, avant-tunesmiths, Jazz Messengers, multi-instrumentalists and ambient noodlers all get attention in this week's round-up.
New releases this week include albums from Terri Lyne Carrington, Emilia Martensson, Genzo Okabe and Craig Brann.
The week in jazz, from titans like Keith Jarrett and Bill Frisell to new artists like bassist Kinga Glyk.
New releases this week include albums from The Bad Plus, the Alison Rayner Quintet, Scott Kinsey and a Charles Lloyd Quartet discovery recorded at the first Montreux Jazz Festival.
A great selection of new releases this week, with a Bernard Herrmann tribute from the Carla Marciano Quartet, a live concert recording from Chick Corea, Christian McBride and Brian Blade, and surfing fun from trio Alaias.
A couple of this week's releases draw inspiration from classical models, and do it convincingly! There's also further proof of talent coming out of London at the moment, and Matt manages to slip some Japanese noise under the radar because it's on a jazz label. Happy days.
Abdullah Ibrahim leads a strong brace of new releases this week, with excellent offerings from ECM, Edition, Conchord Records and Enja.
Some edifying releases out this week, from blissed-out jazz- pop, Bach-goes-jazz, Garner gets mangled and a Bill Evans documentary.
This week's releases include new albums from Matt Olson, Frode Haltli, and Charlie Apicelli plus a selection of vinyl re-issues on Blue Note.
Two excellent releases from Norwegian label Odin are floating Matt's boat this week.
A brace of Impulse! vinyl reissues have caught Matt's eye this week.
A couple of standout vocal releases from Jazzmeia Horn and Bryony Jarman-Pinto are the highlights this week. Matt also revisits some not-strictly-jazz but still improvised releases that remind him of his youth.
Stopping off in NY for some Latin jazz and R&B, we then head towards Scandinavia for Norwegian double bass and Swedish folk mixed with jazz.
It's Friday again, so lets take a stroll around the latest jazz new releases. From Evan Parker Avenue (easy to get lost here) head south down Steve Herring Cul-de-Sac, find the footpath sign-posted towards the Monkey House, then take a left with Jon Batiste when you get to the Village Vanguard, and if you're lucky get a lift home in Andy Fusco's Punto.
All jazz life is here... from the bawdy Pearl Bailey, through lost Tubby Hayes, guitar noodlings, George Haslam in a church, and wasp-deterrent improv.
A quiet week for new releases affords Matt the chance to check out some of the latest vinyl reissues, including flautist Bobbi Humphey's Black and Blues and Roy Haynes's Out of the Afternoon
The week in jazz includes laid-back Gullah music from Ranky Tanky, a Hammond-less Mike LeDonne, JD Allen's itching for a fight, and happy-birthday to Alan Barnes!
Matt assess some of the week's new releases, whilst simultaneously being locked into a life-or-death struggle to revive a neglected pot plant... all through the healing power of jazz.
A tribute to the 'Jazz Baroness', a trip back to 52nd Street, Ryan Keberle's interpretation of a thirties poem, Jeanie Barton's Moment of Clarity, more Hammond madness, and cutting edge cello abstractions... it's all happenin' over here folks!
Matt vents spleen over boring cover artwork, and also finds time to check out the latest releases, and a diverse bunch they are too.