Pianist-composer Satoko Fujii Celebrates 100 Albums as a Leader with Hyaku: One Hundred Dreams New album features a “dream band” with Wadada Leo Smith, Natsuki Tamura, Ingrid Laubrock, Sara Schoenbeck, Ikue Mori, Brandon Lopez, Tom Rainey, Chris Corsano.
„On A Clear Day” founds legendary pianist and composer Oscar Peterson joined by bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and drummer Louis Hayes. As heard in this never-before-released live recording from Zurich, Switzerland, the collaboration and artistry between these musicians is unmatched.
Vibraphonist, marimbist and composer Patricia Brennan reimagines the percussion quartet through jazz, new music, and Mexican folkloric influences.
Canadian composer and guitarist Avi Granite celebrates his musical roots by spotlighting some of Canada’s finest musicians in solo performance.
“Live in Ottobrunn” is nothing less than the shining last example of the outstanding importance of Martial Solal. As a link between tradition and modernity, between genres and styles, between his predecessors and descendants and for the core of jazz that is reflected in his style.
On Micro-Nap, the second album by his exploratory Walking Cliché Sextet, Korean-born, New York-based composer and bassist SeaJun Kwon and his ensemble navigate constantly changing compositions through a series of elusive, transient moments.
Earth Room is the self-titled debut of a new band making music in the spirit of electric-era Miles Davis, classic German space rock, and the “fourth world” studio experiments of Jon Hassell. The band is composed of three veterans of adventurous music in NYC: Robbie Lee , John Thayer and Ezra Feinberg
Vocalist Kristin Berardi’s new release, brings to light the beauty and injustices that occur in life. Expect honesty, raw emotion, and dynamic performances from modern jazz luminaries .
On Five Trumpets trumpeter-composer Natsuki Tamura convenes a summit meeting with four other trumpet masters to perform “Various” a new original composition that explores the musical possibilities of extended technique.
Verdi, Wagner, Beethoven, Bach… Germany’s premier jazz bassist Dieter Ilg has instigated several creative projects, in which he has taken the great com posers of Western classical m usic off in new directions. Here, alongside pianist Rainer Böhm and drummer Patrice Héral, his focus turns to Ravel.