The Other One is an album by Pulitzer Prize winner Henry Threadgill. It was a multimedia piece involving film, paintings, photographs, electronics, voice loops, and both noted and improvised orchestral music, performed and recorded live at Roulette Intermedium in Brooklyn, New York, in May 2022. Two performances were held on two different evenings: “The One,” and “The Other One.” This album is the recording of the second evening, hence its name. It was released on May 26, 2023, by Pi Recordings.Read More
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Jazz June 2023
What should you expect from jazz this month? Welcome to our June 2023 selection of albums that have already been or will soon be released this month. These albums grabbed our full attention, and they are worth your time. They are listed in order of release date.
Jazz May 2023
The current diversity, scope, and quality of jazz are incredible. Just listen to the following selection of records that will be released in May 2023! With only these 10 albums, it feels like we have enough material to enjoy endless jazz for a full year!
However, if you think we forgot a must-listen release, then please add it to the comments below. Thank you!
The albums are ordered by their release date.Read More
Matana Roberts – Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens De Couleur Libres
Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens De Couleur Libres was the first installment of an ongoing musical project that would explore the history and legacy of Black Americans. Drawing on a diverse range of musical traditions, including jazz, gospel, folk, and experimental music, American composer and saxophonist Matana Roberts created a powerful and deeply personal work that spoke to the struggles and triumphs of her ancestors.Read More
Jazz April 2023
What’s new to discover in jazz this month? This is our April 2023 selection of albums that have already been released. These got our full attention and should be worth your time! The albums are ordered by their release date.Read More
Best of Jazz 2023 (So Far)
The Best of Jazz 2023 (So Far!) says a lot about how strangely good this year has already been.
We say “strangely” because coming out of the COVID-19 years was believed to be a new beginning and the promise of an easier existence. However, for the last few months, everyday life has been exhausting, wearisome, and hard for all of us.
Despite these struggles, jazz musicians did manage to expand their creativity, broaden their horizons, and explore uncharted territories. Additionally, the fact that many of the following releases cannot fit properly into one category, says a lot about the current state of creativity ahead of classification. Last, a large part of this creativity is getting noticed by a broader audience that is younger than the usual crowd of jazz aficionados.Read More
Breath Of Air – Breath Of Air
Breath Of Air is a trio formed by guitarist Brandon Ross, violinist Charles Burnham, and drummer Warren Benbow. Their first album, Breath Of Air, was recorded in 2019 and 2020 and it was released on August 5, 2022, by Burning Ambulance Music.Read More
Krautrock is considered a historical genre since while it was active during the 1970s, it is not as prominent in the 2020s. Yet, the influence of Krautrock can still be heard in various genres of music such as electronic, ambient, and post-rock, and it continues to be a source of inspiration for many contemporary musicians.
Some of the original Krautrock bands are still active and perform live occasionally. Additionally, there are also new bands that continue to create music influenced by Krautrock, and the genre has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years, with a renewed interest in its influence and history.Read More
The Best Krautrock Albums
First things first. Why should we talk about the best Krautrock albums on this blog as it is not directly related to jazz? Correct!? But it has been for sure influenced by the improvisation and experimentalism of jazz music, plus as it has produced some amazing albums during the late the 70s, we thought that would be enough to allow us a deep dive into the very unique “kosmische musik” genre.
And to be honest, we simply love it!Read More
George Benson – Breezin’
Breezin’ by George Benson – Song by Song Album Review
Breezin’ is George Benson’s fifteenth studio album released in 1976 and produced by Tommy Lipuma. Here you will find the complete song-by-song album review of Breezin’.
Breezin’ is one of the best albums for Benson and his group’s career. This 70’s masterpiece gave George Benson true popularity: he combined his softer focused R&B, funk, and jazz-flavored work for some kind of amazing smooth jazz.Read More