February 18, 2021 #1192

From the opening piece by master drummer Ra Kalam Bob Moses and a dynamite Danish band to the closer by a 1990 free jazz trio from Japan, this show really touches so many nooks and crannies of improvised music. There’s a killer big band from Norwegian drummer Gard Nilssen’s Supersonic Continue Reading

February 11, 2021 #1191

Debuts this week come from the dynamic duo from Finland, Timo Lassy & Teppo Mäkynen. We Jazz just released an album of live performances by the saxophone/drums duet that shows off their flair and fire. English pianist Alexander Hawkins tapped free jazz great Evan Parker to feature in his large Continue Reading

February 4, 2021 #1190

This week is another of those episodes where the geographical and musical compasses take the playlist in many different directions. From the near-world of the AACM, there’s a terrific release by Wadada Leo Smith, Douglas R. Ewart and Mike Reed out on Astral Spirits. Contrasting with that are a pair Continue Reading