Announced by two singles released in November 2018 and December 2019 respectively, the first album by the relatively new Scandinavian trio Rymden, Reflections And Odysseys, was released on February 8 on the Jazzland label.
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.
At 26 years old, London trombonist Rosie Turton, who is a member of the Nerija septet, is releasing the EP Rosie’s 5ive as part of 5ive series launched by the Jazzre:freshed label. This first release as a leader is an indication of interesting upcoming possibilites.
They made our year! Here is a shortlist of the albums chosen by Qwest TV's journalists amongst the best releases of 2018.
The amazing Jorge Rossy—pianist Brad Mehldau’s legendary drummer for over a decade—expresses himself on the vibraphone on Beyond Sunday, his most recent album on the jazz&people label.
New Place Always (2018, Yellowbird Records), the new album form Israeli pianist Nitai Hershkovits, takes us away from the electronic sounds of his first album, I Asked You A Question (2016, Time Grove Selections).
At the head of French orchestra Le Sacre du Tympan for twenty years, but seeing himself exclusively as a bassist, the gifted artist Fred Pallem talks humbly about this project as well as the mood of his latest album, L'Odyssée, released on October 5. He’s a complete artist, with an undeniable freshness and a contagious sense of humor.
Currently residing in Chicago, the pianist Stuart Mindeman spent his formative years in Santiago, Chile. His worldly travels and the influence of his distant past come together nicely in his album Woven Threads, a colourful, multi-scented bouquet.
Exoticism and eccentricity. Here are two words that could well distinguish the album Order of Nothingness as the multidisciplinary work of the original artist, Jimi Tenor.
"Gil Scott-Heron and I, we saw each other as conspirators you know, as co-conspirators and trying to get the message of sensitive urgency about becoming more involved with our lives, more involved about what it’s going on at the time in America."