Ça n’empêche pas le vacarme is a duet album by drummer Bruno Tocanne and pianist Didier Fréboeuf. The album was recorded at Studio Juillaguet in Boisné-la-Tude, France, in May 2021, and it was released on December 10, 2021, on Instant Music Records.Read More
Music In Unusual Spaces is an album by guitarist Matt Clark and his new quartet with Charlotte Keeffe on trumpet, Ozzy Moysey on double bass, and James Edmunds on drums. Music In Unusual Spaces was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Nick Endacott-Gibb on location and at Wizard Audio, Hove, United Kingdom, and was released on December 10, 2021Read More
Vendi is Cassius Lambert‘s third full-length release after Quote (2015) and Symetry (2018). Vendi is a solo album, where everything is composed and performed with an electric bass, without any additional loops or overdubs. The album was recorded in 2020 and was released on December 3, 2021.Read More
What should you expect in Jazz this month? This is our December 2021 Selection of albums that have already been released or have yet to be released this month (What to Wait For?). These albums got our full attention and should be worth your time.
The albums are ordered by the release date.
A playlist with one track per selected album is available at the end of the post.Read More
Sara Schoenbeck’s self-titled album has nine different partners for nine different duets. The album was recorded and mixed between May 2019-April 2021 in seven places across North America, including but not limited to Studio G in Brooklyn, NY, Afterlife Studio in Vancouver, BC, and London Bridge Studio in Seattle, WA.
Phosphenes is a solo album by artist, composer, and violinist Jessica Moss. Phosphenes was recorded “alone in the jam space, in lockdown” and “rescued from a digital wormhole and patiently brought into the world via Hotel2Tango by […] Radwan Ghazi Moumneh.” The album was released on November 19, 2021, via Constellation Records.Read More
Open the Gates is Irreversible Entanglements’ third full-length album. It was recorded on January 5th, 2021, at Rittenhouse Soundworks in Philadelphia, and it was released on International Anthem on November 12, 2021. Irreversible Entanglements is Camae Ayewa (aka the “Moor mother”) on vocals, Luke Stewart on bass, Aquiles Navarro on trumpet, Keir Neuringer on saxophone, and Tcheser Holmes on drums.Read More
Raw Demoon Alchemy (A Lone Operation) is the new solo album by American saxophonist Darius Jones. It was recorded by Darius Jones himself at Holocene, in Portland, Oregon, on October 18, 2019, and it was released on November 5th, 2021, via Northern Spy Records.Read More
Visions of Your Other is the third album by trumpeter Adam O’Farrill’s Stranger Days, this time with Xavier Del Castillo on tenor saxophone, Walter Stinson on bass, and Zack O’Farrill on drums. Visions of Your Other was released on November 12, 2021, via Biophilia Records.Read More
Road is a live album recorded as a double CD by the Fred Frith Trio, with Fred Frith on electric guitar, Jason Hoopes on electric bass, and Jordan Glenn on drums. It was released on October 15, 2021, on Intakt Records.
The music was recorded in October 2019 during tours (hence the title Road) of the East Coast in the United States and throughout Europe. The first CD was recorded at Week-End Fest Stadthalle Köln in Germany on October 18; the second CD was recorded at Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, Virginia, with Susana Santos Silva on October 4, and at Altes Kino, in Ebersberg, Germany, with Lotte Anker on October 31.Read More