Deeply textured jazz from Devin Brahja Waldman – working here in a mix of acoustic and electric modes that's not unlike some of our favorite recent material from Greg Foat – but much more complex overall, and with a stronger spiritual vibe! Waldman handles various saxes, piano, and keyboards – in a lineup that's also heavy on more keys and percussion – but always presented in a way that's layered and cohesive – not as much individual performance within the group, but an overall sound – so that familiar elements are a bit abstracted, even when the songs are tuneful and forward-flowing. There's a few moments that get slightly avant, but most of the work is in darker, moodier territory – and also features guest work from Daniel Carter on soprano sax, Margaret Morris on voice, and Sam Shalabi on guitar. Titles include "Medicine Woman", "Welcom To Wohlom", "Return Of The Good Enemy", "In The Mess", and "Just Passing Through". LP, Vinyl record album
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William Parker & Patricia Nicholson —
No Joke ... CD ESP, 2021. New Copy ...
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A record that's as political as you might expect from its title, and a great collaboration between bassist William Parker and spoken word artist Patricia Nicholson! Make no mistake, the set's a jazz record first, with Nicholson's words added in over the top – as the rest of the group features superb contributions from James Brandon Lewis on tenor, Davin Brahja Waldman on alto, and either Gerald Cleaver or Francesco Mela on drums – a core combo that would be great enough on its own! Melanie Dyer adds in some stunning viola lines to the record in a few spots – and titles include "Little Black Kid With The Swollen Stomach", "Struggle", "Wilted Light As Flower", "No Joke", and "Flare Up". CD