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Entries from February 2017

Southern Avenue: Southern Avenue

Memphis, Tennessee, is one of the outstanding music cities of America. Southern Avenue runs from East Memphis due west where it turns into E. McClemore Avenue, home of Soulsville, better known as Stax Records.

Date: Feb 10th, 2017 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews

Sonny Rollins Trio and Horace Silver Quintet: Swiss Radio Days, Vol. 40 – Zurich 1959

To some extent, the concept of glory days equates to fiction based on romanticized truth. When you talk to those who walked the walk at any seemingly important time, you learn that very quickly. Many of them would likely say that there’s no time like the present, and the truth is that there’s great… [ read more ]

Date: Feb 9th, 2017 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews

Sonny Rollins Trio and Horace Silver Quintet: Swiss Radio Days, Vol. 40 – Zurich 1959

To some extent, the concept of glory days equates to fiction based on romanticized truth. When you talk to those who walked the walk at any seemingly important time, you learn that very quickly. Many of them would likely say that there’s no time like the present, and the truth is that there’s great… [ read more ]

Date: Feb 9th, 2017 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews

Satoko Fujii: Invisible Hand

Satoko Fujii’s work has been well documented across her many musical outlets. A restless creative force, the pianist–and occasional accordionist–she has plied her trade in the intimate duo settings with trumpeter-husband m: Natsuki Tamura and recently with bassist {{m: Joe Fonda = 6758…

Date: Feb 9th, 2017 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews

Satoko Fujii: Invisible Hand

Satoko Fujii’s work has been well documented across her many musical outlets. A restless creative force, the pianist–and occasional accordionist–she has plied her trade in the intimate duo settings with trumpeter-husband m: Natsuki Tamura and recently with bassist {{m: Joe Fonda = 6758… [ read more ]

Date: Feb 9th, 2017 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews

Kurt Rosenwinkel: Caipi

Ten years in the making and with master guitarist m: Kurt Rosenwinkel predominantly playing all the instruments (aside from additional contributions from notable guests such as Mark Turner on tenor sax and m: Eric Clapton on “Little Dream”), this is an intriguingly fine album o… [ read more ]

Date: Feb 9th, 2017 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews

Alexander Balanescu / Zlatko Kaucic / Javier Girotto: East West Daydreams

East West Daydreams is one of those recordings that grabs one’s attention immediately, only to be quickly and completely overwhelmed by the musicianship, drama and intensity of the music. The trio of violinist m: Alexander Balanescu , percussionist m: Zlatko Kaucic and {{m: Ja… [ read more ]

Date: Feb 9th, 2017 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews