October 3, 2019 Playlist #1120

The Village Voice said this of trumpeter Jaimie Branch’s 2017 debut “Fly Or Die”: “This is free jazz, in that it’s free of constraints.” Her music and playing and compositions have been hailed as unique, individualistic and unconventional. Should you think that her second release “Fly Or Die II – Continue Reading

September 26, 2019 #1119

A new release of anything Miles Davis-related is bound to attract attention, so expect to hear and read much about “Rubberband”, the 1985 project which was Miles’ first for Warner Brothers after he had suddenly left Columbia Records. It was an album that Miles intended to head in a different Continue Reading

September 19, 2019 Playlist #1118

The double bass is well-represented in this episode of One Man’s Jazz with music from new bassist-led recordings from Miles Perkin (Canadian now living in Berlin), Benjamin Hedquist (Arizona), and Andrew Schiller (from Arizona now in NYC) plus others like William Parker and Mario Pavone. There are also some terrific Continue Reading