February 23, 2023 #1295

February is Black History Month, so I managed to slot in a couple of appropriate albums; one features the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble paying tribute to one of the most important Black musicians – Don Cherry. His work and spirit covered many different genres, and in some circles is considered the Continue Reading

February 16, 2023 #1295

One of the hottest artists in jazz these days is saxophonist James Brandon Lewis. His recordings are regarded highly, and he’s constantly evolving. Most of his recent releases have been on the Swiss Intakt label, but his latest is on Anti-, and “Eye Of I” finds JBL seeking to break Continue Reading

February 9, 2023 #1294

This edition presents some hard-hitting free improvisation from a trio of releases on the Relative Pitch label, a long-dormant unreleased session of some important saxophonists from the 90s San Francisco scene, a full hour of recent music from Europe, and two tracks from a new recording by the inimitable drummer Continue Reading