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Entries from May 2014

Tatsuya Nakatani and Shane Perlowin: Anatomy of a Moment

On Anatomy of a Moment, Aleuchatistas guitarist Shane Perlowin joins the legendary percussionist m: Tatsuya Nakatani for a series of duets that are as perplexing as they are beautiful. Sticking largely to fingerstyle acoustic guitar, Perlowin’s controlled and tightly parameterize…

Date: May 30th, 2014 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews

Ivo Perelman: Book of Sound

The mighty tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman leads a team of frequent collaborators and superior craftsmen, pianist m: Matthew Shipp and bassist m: William Parker . Drawing on past endeavors in various settings, the trio’s remarkably intuitive powers are inherent throughout. With…

Date: May 30th, 2014 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews

Erik Friedlander: Nighthawks

Named after the famous Edward Hopper painting, which depicts four people in a diner late in the evening, Nighthawks was conceived by cellist Erik Friedlander under similarly evocative circumstances–during the nearly week-long blackout that enveloped much of New York City in the aftermath of Hurrica…

Date: May 29th, 2014 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews

Peter Lerner: Continuation

Nothing unflattering can be said about Chicago-born and -based guitarist m: Peter Lerner ‘s latest album, Continuation. The energy level is high, the charts admirable, the supporting cast exemplary. On the other hand, it would be hard to separate the enterprise from a veritable sea of riv…

Date: May 29th, 2014 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews

Elektrojazz: Cars

It was Paddy McAloon from the British pop band Prefab Sprout who famously made fun of the fascination with cars and girls on the hit “Cars and Girls,” but, indeed, there is a grain of truth behind the joke. Many pop songs are in fact love songs about girls, but what about the cars? A singer-songwrit…

Date: May 29th, 2014 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews

Arturo O’Farrill and The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra: The Offense Of The Drum

The Offense Of The Drum may be the least cohesive record in Arturo O’Farrill’s discography, but that’s largely by design. Here, O’Farrill firmly adheres to his stated “artistic vision”–“to bend what the world knows as Afro Latin jazz over the acoustic horizon”–better than anywhere else in his disc…

Date: May 28th, 2014 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews

Stephan Crump’s Rosetta Trio: Thwirl

Some groups just have chemistry, no matter what their instrumentation or musical background. Something about them just works. m: Stephan Crump ‘s Rosetta Trio is one such group

Date: May 28th, 2014 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews