Bosnian-Dutch accordionist and composer Nihad Hrustanbegović takes on the Dave Brubeck standard and does justice to it.
Another fine podcast by Slovakian vinyl hound Adam Kvasnica! The only problem here is that we’d really love a track listing. Otherwise, this is, hands down, the best podcast on Mixcloud!
It comes as a very pleasant surprise to see that ECM Records has its very own blog now. Simple, beautifully designed, and a great repository for promoting their new releases and reissues, as well as highlighting the reviews given to said releases. Bravo!
Naples, Italy wasn’t a completely bad experience for me. It gave me some of the best music I’ve heard in some time, and I got to browse my mate Paolo’s collection! Thanks to Jazzcat, who posted this. The tracks are as follows: Track 1: from the album “Napoli Centrale” (Ricordi 1975) by Napoli Centrale Track …
Photo Courtesy John Munson/ Star Ledger Truth be told, it was engineer Rudy Van Gelder who got me hooked on jazz. I had no idea of that when I started listening. I just heard the music and was drawn to it. I had failed miserably in 6th grade playing saxophone because of my teacher Mr. […] …
I have to admit that, as someone who grew up in the 1980s and 1990s, and who enjoyed hip-hop when it came out, today’s batch is not my cup of tea, to put it as politely as possible. This record, by the French group Gasoline, is a massive exception. They have something which reminds me …
I confess ignorance to the work of Horace Parlan. He’s a hard-bop pianist who swings wonderfully.
There isn’t a setting where Keith Jarrett is bad in. He is particularly powerful, however, when paired with Jack DeJohnette and Gary Peacock on drums and double bass.
Miguel Alzerreka is a vibraphonist from Mexico. I came across him thanks to a newsletter from Museo Tamayo, one of Mexico’s best centers for art, music and culture. Miguel also has a Soundcloud page worth exploring.
Saxophonist and clarinetist Mikołaj Trzaska (link is in Polish, unfortunately) produces a very heavy, poetic album of noir-influenced jazz here.