October 26, 2023 #1331

Master saxophonist Oliver Lake has retired from playing (due to health reasons) but we can thank the saxophone gods that he was back in 2017 at a live gig in Luna, Sweden. Lake met Swedish pianist Mathias Landaeus and Danish drummer Kresten Osgood for a riveting spontaneous performance. The resulting Continue Reading

October 19, 2023 #1330

The music of Ornette Coleman continues to be a kind of Mt. Everest for saxophonists, and New York’s Ohad Talmor climbs the mountain on his new “Back To The Land”. Backed by an excellent band, his new album tackles Talmor’s arrangements of unreleased music from a rehearsal recording in the Continue Reading

October 12, 2023 #1329

Putting together these new shows each week is generally fun, but with the steady stream of worthy new releases it would be just as easy to become a little perplexed at all the riches: how can I possibly play them all????? This week’s a good example – there’s so much Continue Reading