A new work from an old hand who nonetheless shows little sign of ageing despite having seen 85 summers. Wayne Shorter's quartet meets the 34-piece Orpheus chamber orchestra for Emanon, his new album!
Sears favours careful chording rather than grandstand soloing, and his trio, Guilhem Flouzat and Martin Nevin , plus two guests, saxophonist Dayna Stephens and multi-instrumentalist Sam Gendel, performs with a glowing sensitivity that avoids the trap of being too understated for its own good.
The seventh Anthony Joseph's album, People of the Sun has the qualities of its predecessors (unstoppable syncope, vocal charisma, social chronicles, and poetic writing), while at the same time allowing marginal innovations, such as beautiful string arrangements.
Milo says the heart of budding ornithologists are weary of tired analogies is all about the way “my collaborators and I got funky and we dared to share that feeling with you.”
This 1963 Copenhagen concert is gold dust insofar as it showcases one of the best small groups he ever led - tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse, double bassist John Ore and drummer Frankie Dunlop, the quartet that graced the classic Criss Cross and Monk’s Dream – on very good form.