October 10, 2019 #1121

Featured in this episode are two new and different albums from Canadian guitarist/oudist Gordon Grdina, the first with Matthew Shipp and Mark Helias while the second features his hard-hitting quartet with Russ Lossing, Oscar Noriega, and Satoshi Takeishi. Both are great and representative of the talent of Gordon Grdina. There’s Continue Reading

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