June 8, 2023 #1311

The mystique and importance of John Coltrane is always there. Italian multi-instrumentalist Adriano Clemente based his new “The Coltrane Suite and Other Impressions” on the great saxophonist’s spiritual journey; it’s an interesting recording. As are the new one from the Rempis Percussion Quartet’s “Harvesters” and “Guts and Skins” from the Continue Reading

June 1, 2023 #1310

The sample button is very busy in this episode with some stellar new releases, highlighted by a pair of new groups – the American/German Transatlantic Five (Ken Vandermark, Nate Wooley, Christopher Dell, Christian Ramond & Klaus Kugel) and the English Anthropology Band – Australian saxophonist Flora Carbo, the brilliant pianist Continue Reading

May 25, 2023 #1309

This episode tilts heavily to avant-garde and free jazz with music from new releases from Toronto trumpeter Lina Allemano, the first-time-together quartet of 577 Records artists (Daniel Carter, William Parker, Leo Genovese & Francisco Mela), saxophonist John Dikeman and an all-star English rhythm section, the trio of violist Mat Maneri, Continue Reading