Alicia Olatuja excellent new album Intuition: Songs From The Minds Of Women has a crystal clear premise: a celebration of female composers that resonates with demands for gender equality in wider society, especially in the age of the TimesUp and MeToo movements.
Known primarily as a result of rapper Lando Chill’s recent recordings, producer Andy “Lasso” C., now The Lasso, has released a ‘solo’ album. Here, the inverted commas are needed because The Sound of Lasso is comprised of work involving no less than thirteen musicians.
Out of the vibrant coastal town of Brighton, England, Ebi Soda offer a self-titled EP that is full of dynamic personality. It gets a release by the newly-formed label Sola Terra, who seek to showcase the fresh face of modern UK jazz culture.
Triorität – Skorphut
Triorität have described their latest EP as 3 guys jamming 3 tracks together for Lemonade’s 3rd release, played on 33rpm. Their tight, sure-footed groove comes all the way from Darmstadt, Germany, a place whose name translates as “drunk city.”
Louis Cole – Live Sesh and Xtra Songs
Making up one half of Knower with the singer Genevieve Artadi, drummer and keyboardist Louis Cole unleashes novelties with a speed comparable to the frenzy of his playing style.
Ziv Ravitz – No Man Is an Island
Ziv Ravitz, the regular accompanist of Yaron Herman, Omer Avital, Avishai Cohen and Ben Monder has, for his first album as leader, confirmed that he approaches the battery like Paul Motian: as an harmonic instrument.