Here is the list of releases that grabbed our attention in February. Qwest TV's favourites in the loop.
Chris Potter, Circuits
In new project Chris Potter continues to explore groove and presents new variations on his abiding ambition to “connect jazz to the dance music of the day without sacrificing substance.”
Chicuelo, Uña y Carne
Following in the footsteps of Ramón Montoya and Paco de Lucía, Catalan guitarist Juan Gómez “Chicuelo” is undoubtedly one of the best of his generation. His music offers new expressions to contemporary flamenco, a trait powerfully inhabited by his third solo album, Uña y Carne.
Mark de Clive-Lowe, Heritage
Half-Japanese and half-New Zealander, Mark de Clive-Lowe was initially invested in electro club culture before becoming a jazz musician. He finds multiple artistic voices with his new album, Heritage. We caught up with him in New York at the Winter Jazz Fest, January 2019.
Cochemea, All my Relations
The latest release from the mighty Daptone Records label is saxophonist Cochemea Gastelum’s All My Relations. It’s a ten track project that was recorded through collective writing sessions with an ensemble cast of drummers and percussion players whose funky, indigenous-inspired rhythms anchor the album.
Angel Bat Dawid, The Oracle
Angel Bat Dawid is the next talented artist to emerge from Chicago’s experimental jazz scene.