[Music Podcast] La Montaña Rusa #448. Especial Geri Allen

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: https://www.ivoox.com/player_ej_19572860_4_1.html?c1=ff6600

[Music] – Jeff Gburek – The Thought That Comes Between (Works Based On Diverse Pianos 2017)

Jeff Gburek’s first release of the year isn’t quite finished yet, and to be honest, I hope it simply grows and mutates. For those of you who can appreciate minimalist piano performances in the manner of some of Arvo Pärt’s best works, this release comes highly recommended. For the best effect, consider using a good […]

[Music] Jeffrey Roden – Threads Of A Prayer: Volume 1

A Miscellany of Tasteful… is proud to announce the release today of a record I’ve been waiting to hear for months now. Jeffrey Roden is an old friend from my days working at Aron’s Records and Lumpy Gravy, a restaurant and record shop located in Hollywood, and owned by animator Gábor Csupó. Today is the […]

[Music] Hans-Joachim Roedelius & Noël Akchoté – Opus (2013)

To review each and every release by Noël Akchoté would be impossible for this one-man blog to do, but I have the luxury of cherry-picking some real treats. This one, in particular, pairs Noël with Hans-Joachim Roedelius of Cluster fame, as well as a maestro in his own right. The album is a guitar/piano improvisation […]

[Music] Gary Monheit & Dan Krimm will perform at Yoshi’s 10/03/2016

My Bay Area-based jazz heads will be in for a treat in early October. Gary Monheit and Dan Krimm, who exceptionally talented performers and improvisers, have been playing together off and on for 35 years, and they flow together beautifully. They have a new CD to promote, and Yoshi’s will host their performance on October […]