March 14, 2024 #1351

The sound of the saxophone is very prominent in this episode of OMJ. Only 4 of 25 tracks don’t have a saxophone somewhere in the music. New releases featuring reed players sampled this week come from Alex Harding (with pianist Lucian Ban), Ivo Perelman (with Tom Rainey & Mark Helias), Continue Reading

March 7, 2024 #1350

New this week: pianist Angelica Sanchez with drummer Chad Taylor, cellist Christopher Hoffman, the German trio Dream Big Fish, saxophonist Caroline Davis with guitarist Wendy Eisenberg, singer Fay Victor tackling the music of Herbie Nichols, German trombonist Christof Thewes, saxophonists Kevin Sun & Trio, pianist Vijay Iyer and the veteran Continue Reading

February 29, 2024 #1349

Several new releases debut in this edition and most of them feature reed players – the esteemed Louis Sclavis from France on spoken word-music album, the fast rising David Leon recording for the label where he’s the operations manager, Catherine Sikora teaming with pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn, Dave Sewelson Continue Reading