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Jazz Reviews - 2022

Jazz Album Reviews – 2022 – Discover all the reviews of the latest jazz albums released – Contemporary, avant-garde, free, bop, experimental…

Ches Smith Interpret It Well

Ches Smith – Interpret It Well

Interpret It Well is an album by drummer, vibraphonist, and composer Ches Smith, accompanied by guitarist Bill Frisell, violist Mat Maneri, and keyboardist Craig Taborn. Interpret It Well was recorded on October 12 and 13, 2020, by Ron Saint Germain and Ryan Streber, at Oktaven Audio, in Mount Vernon, New York, and it was released on May 6, 2022, by Pyroclastic Records.

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Miles Okazaki - Thisness

Miles Okazaki – Thisness

Thisness is an album by composer, producer, and guitarist Miles Okazaki. The musician gathered for this album is the usual Trickster band with pianist Matt Mitchell, bassist Anthony Tidd, and drummer Sean Rickman. Thisness was recorded on March 19 and 20, 2021, at Oktaven Studios, Mount Vernon, NY, and was released on April 25, 2022, by Pi Recordings.

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Jon Balke Siwan Hafla

Jon Balke Siwan – Hafla

Hafla is the third album by Jon Balke’s Siwan, “the transcultural, trans-idiomatic musical collective.” Hafla was recorded in May and June 2021 at Village Recording Studios, in Copenhagen, Denmark, and it was released on April 22, 2022, on ECM Records.

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Best Jazz 2022 Punkt.Vrt.Plastik Zurich Concert

Punkt.Vrt.Plastik – Zurich Concert

Zurich Concert is the third album by Punkt.Vrt.Plastik as a trio, with Kaja Draksler on the piano, Petter Eldh on the bass, and Christian Lillinger on the drums. Zurich Concert was recorded live on May 14, 2021, at unerhört!-Festival in Zurich, Switzerland, by Michael Brändli, and it was released on March 11 and 18, 2022 on digital and physical release, respectively, by Intakt Records.

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Best Jazz 2022 (D)IVO Saxophone Quartet

(D)IVO Saxophone Quartet – (D)IVO

(D)IVO is an album by the (D)IVO Saxophone Quartet, comprised of saxophonists Ivo Perelman, Tony Malaby, Tim Berne, and James Carter on tenor, soprano, alto, and baritone, respectively. (D)IVO was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jim Clouse at Park West Studios, in Brooklyn, New York, in January 2022, and it was released on February 18, 2022, by Mahakala Music.

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The Seed

Thomas Mitrousis Quartet – The Seed

The Seed is guitarist Thomas Mitrousis’ debut album, featuring Kostas Yaxoglou on the piano, Paraskevas Kitsos on the double bass, and Dimitris Klonis on the drums. The Seed was recorded in May 2021 at Antart Studios, in Greece, by Nikos Kollias and Yannis Damianos, and it was self-released on March 21, 2022.

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Dave Douglas - Secular Psalms

Dave Douglas – Secular Psalms

Secular Psalms is an album by trumpeter Dave Douglas, featuring Tomeka Reid, Berlinde Deman, Marta Warelis, Frederik Leroux, and Lander Gyselinck. The compositions are inspired by Jan van Eyck’s “Ghent Altarpiece,” as well as music by 15th-century Flemish composer Guillaume Dufay. Secular Psalms was recorded separately by each musician between May 2020—August 2021, and it was released on April 1, 2022, by Greenleaf Music.

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Hemligheter på vägen ORD

ORD – Hemligheter på vägen

Hemligheter på vägen is the first release by ORD, a jazz quintet formed a few years ago and led by pianist Karin Johansson–who also acts here as composer and arranger. The album was recorded in 2019 by Oskar Johnsen Rydh in Sweden and released by Havtorn Records on March 21, 2022, which was World Poetry Day.

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Natsuki Tamura - Summer Tree

Natsuki Tamura – Summer Tree

Summer Tree is a solo album by trumpeter and composer Natsuki Tamura. For the first time, Tamura overdubbed himself on this album, thereby creating “dense, richly textured pieces.” The album was recorded by Natsuki Tamura at his home in Kobe City, Japan in August 2021, and it was released on February 11, 2022, by Libra Records.

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