July 14, 2022 #1264

The steady stream of interesting new releases continues, pretty much unabated, and this episode of OMJ digs into some. Wadada Leo Smith entertains a quartet of the finest drummers on his 5-cd set of duo performances on his “The Emerald Duets”, while new names like Trio Xolo, pianist Meg Morley Continue Reading

July 7, 2022 #1263

All kinds of new albums to preview this week: saxophonist Caleb Wheeler Curtis, the Austrian quintet Memplex, French bassist Hubert Dupont & a new trio called Sirocco, a bristling take on Ornette Coleman’s “Lonely Woman” by New Zealand’s Trioglodytes,  Brisbane’s Impulse Orchestra, Venezuelan guitarist Juanma Trujillo, and four musicians from Continue Reading

June 30, 2022 #1262

Lots of new releases to check out in this episode and several are trios: Canadian guitarist Gordon Grdina drops two new releases with different threesomes, bassist Nick Dunston continues to display originality with his release “Spider Season”. There are two from Toronto – bassist Alex Fournier and My Misshapen Ear Continue Reading