Today’s treasure comes from a release from 2016. Finland’s Eero Koivistoinen pairs with his UMO Jazz Orchestra for a mellow, occasionally hot, new work. Not quite as wild as his 70s material, but still quite impressive.
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Estonia’s Estrada Orchestra are a funky jazz combo that blends the best of groups the The James Taylor Quartet with the soundtrack to the old Starsky & Hutch TV series.
The world of jazz mourned the loss of American pianist Geri Allen, who died on June 12th at the age of 60. Our good friends at La Montaña Rusa, one of Spain’s best jazz podcasts, offers a program in tribute to Geri here:
I don’t think it’s possible to surpass the talent in this supergroup quartet, featuring drummer and bandleader Jack DeJohnette, double-bassist Larry Grenadier, keyboardist John Medeski and his sometimes-collaborator, guitarist John Scofield.
Cezary Lerski lived in Los Angeles last I remember, and his label should be sainted for providing so many re-releases of classic Polish Jazz. This new series is being handled by Languidity Records, and they also do amazing work. Liza Premiyak of The Calvert Journal has more here.
The Fradejas family is no stranger to this blog. Both Santiago and A.M. have had releases featured here. This one is yet another feast for the ears. Santiago’s guitar compositions can be explosive at times, but this more subdued, but intense performance couples beautifully with the trumpeting of James Hill, a brand new name for …
Beautiful, not-quite-straight-ahead jazz by Artur Tuźnik, a pianist out of Poland.
‘Muziek bestaat niet. Het is hooguit een illusie’. Misha Mengelberg PINTOTONICS n+1 Huis de Pinto St Antoniebreestraat 69 1011 Hb Amsterdam 020-3700210 > reserveren 20 :00 deuren open 20:30 start solo set 23:00 einde Entree 10 + 7 (studenten/cjp) PROGRAMMA 9 JANUARI Solo set Luis Vicente/trompet Ensemble set Tecla Gato Trio Pablo Vazquez/contrabas Caro Thierhs/altviool …
Sundays are great days for indulging in John Coltrane albums.