December 10, 2020 #1182

I got quite the surprise the other day when I played a new album from Italy by saxophonist Emanuele Passerini. His name was vaguely familiar, and a bit of research turned up his name as a member of a couple of Italian bands played in the past. The surprise was Continue Reading

December 3, 2020 #1181

There is much interesting music crammed into this episode that should find some sweet spots. The recent batch of releases from Clean Feed Records in Lisbon gave us Norway’s Chome Hill, Portugall’s hard-blowing saxophonist José Lencastre with three equally gifted countrymen Jorge Nuno, guitar, Felipe Zenícola, bass and João Valinho, Continue Reading

November 26, 2020 #1180

I first heard pianist Joshua White on an album by L.A. saxophonist Gavin Templeton in 2017 or 2018. I was really impressed to say the least, so I contacted Joshua to inquire about his own recordings, but unfortunately things didn’t work out. Fast forward to this year, and I came Continue Reading