Chientaroli Espinal Rave Vitale: Relatos de Terodáctilo
Stories of the Pterodactly (Relatos de Terodáctilo) exist in many cultures. Chientaroli, Espinal, Rave, and Vitale bring us a release that is enchanting and challenging.
Stick Men: Power Play
There’s a magic power play in the sticks. Tony Levin and Markus Reuter playing unique instruments, with Pat Mastelotto on percussion is an experience
Serhio Efremis & Elli Q: Vocalises
This is an inspired vocal improv challenge on Vocalises: electronic compositions interwoven with vocal improvisations in a widely varied sonic excursion.
Pray For Brain: None Of The Above
This is no zombie joke. This release makes me want to Pray for Brain. After hearing it, I think you will too…so, please Pray for Brain.
Soni Sfardati: Saqiya
This is not my first journey into recordings that have mixed cultural origins. Unfortunately, many force cultural references to fit into western music molds. However I prefer the opposite: when western cultural influences are hammered into forms to fit within other cultures, or even completely re-invented to fit them.
Andres Elstein: La Caja
So I am probably not the first person to say this, but: I am really happy for Andres Elstein’s La Caja. I’ve missed this style of jazz!