Andrew Cyrille/William Parker/Enrico Rava —
2 Blues For Cecil ... CD Tum (Finland), 2022. New Copy ...
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Three legendary improvisers – coming together in a set of music that reminds us that with work like this, they're maybe even more essential than ever! All three players have risen to new heights in recent years – giving us music under their own names that really re-affirm their place ... (Jazz) read moreCD
OGJB Quartet (Oliver Lake/Graham Haynes/Joe Fonda/Barry Altschul) —
Ode To O ... CD Tum (Finland), 2022. New Copy ...
A second great set from a group that's even greater than the sum of its parts – a formation that seems to breathe new life into the talents of the four legendary musicians who make up its core! Not that these players were ever flagging at all – but there's really something special ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An amazing chapter in the incredibly rich career of Wadada Leo Smith – an artist who first rose up as a trumpeter in the AACM scene in Chicago, but who's gone on to have a huge impact on modern music around the globe – including a surprisingly strong legacy as a composer too! This set ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Fantastic work from trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith – maybe one of the few musicians who could hold us completely rapt throughout a 3CD presentation of completely solo material! The work was all recorded over the space of a few short days, in a church in Finland – and Smith uses his many ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A fantastic package from trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith – one that's billed as "symphonies" in the title, but which instead features quartet jazz performances throughout – as you've maybe guessed by the name of the group! There's maybe a more compositional structure here than on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Wadada Leo Smith with Jack DeJohnette, Andrew Cyrille, Han Bennink, & Pheeroan Aklaff —
Emerald Duets (5CD set) ... CD Tum (Finland), 2022. New Copy 5CD set ...
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Maybe our favorite sort of setting for the trumpet of Wadada Leo Smith – the kind of spare, improvised collaborations that he's done so well since his earliest years on record – presented here in a box that features five full albums' worth of material, each done in collaboration with a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith teams up here with two different legends in avant jazz – bassist Bill Laswell and percussionist Milford Graves – in a triple-length collection that offers up the music in three different settings! Smith and Graves work together on CD1 – a sublime set of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Pianist Vijay Iyer has left his own very strong mark on the world of jazz in the past decade or so – but here, he's in a completely different setting, and a surprisingly strong fit for the sort of spirit we're used to hearing from trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith! The set also features drummer ... (Jazz) read moreCD