[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] Polish Jazz: Era-Defining Records From Behind The Iron Curtain

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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.

[Music] James Hill + Santiago Fradejas – Requiem

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 me to explore. ECM Records, or a label of equal quality, really ought to consider re-releasing an album like this in the future.